Kingdom of Fife

Castles, cathedrals and places of real historical interest...

Fife was home to Scotland's capital for six centuries, the evidence of which can still be found in its many castles, cathedrals and places of historic interest. Apart from its historical heritage Fife is also renowned for world class golf courses and lovely stretches of picturesque coastline.

Long sections of the Fife Coastal Path can now be enjoyed by walkers and there are a variety of linear and circular routes which have been graded and waymarked, from which you can enjoy beautiful seacapes and spot spectacular wildlife such as grey seals, dolphins and maybe even the odd basking shark. For bird lovers the offshore islands of Inchkeith and Inchcolm are home to thousands of seabirds, including large numbers of Puffins in May.

In the northeast the gentle rolling hills of the hinterland extend eastwards to windswept cliffs, rocky bays and sandy beaches, where scenes from the film `Chariots of Fire' were filmed. South down the coast a short distance is the ancient university town of St. Andrews, home to the world-famous Royal and Ancient golf club.

St. Andrews University was founded in 1410 and is Scotland's oldest university town. The medieval town centre has narrow alleys and cobbled streets which lead to the now ruined cathedral and the church of St. Regulus, which has a spiral staircase leading to the top of a 108-foot tower, offering magnificent views over the town. There are also two great beaches, botanical gardens and an aquarium here.

South of St. Andrews the picturesque small stone harbour fishing villages of Crail, Anstruther, Piteenween and St Monans are all places to experience the un-hurried pace of life by the sea. Further round the coast there are a number of first class golf courses such as Elie and Leven Links, to name only two of more than forty golf courses in this region!

Southern Fife is dominated by Dunfirmline, Scotland's former capital. The Forth Road and Rail Bridges over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh are the most distinctive landmarks on this stretch of coast and allow easy access to the capital for days out.

Rosslyn Cottage ref: CC526025

Dysart near Kirkcaldy, Kingdom of Fife

£381-£815

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4 star rating
Rosslyn Cottage
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Ideal for a small family or two couples and makes a super base for discovering Fife and the surrounding countryside.
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    2
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Burnside ref: 23595

St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£349-£958

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3 star rating
Peaceful, family home, overlooking Lumbo Burn, and within walking distance of St Andrews and Dukes golf course at Craigtoun Park.
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    6
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    3
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    1
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The Rings ref: UK5080

Chance Inn, near Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

£3103-£3810

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4 star rating
Nestled in a peaceful location, yet close to amenities and attractions, this 8 bedroom detached property, all with en-suite wet room, is all on one level and has been superbly designed for the less able.
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    16
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    8
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    8
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Holly’s Hideaway ref: UK5078

Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£352-£732

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3 star rating
This seaside cottage couldn’t be in a better location, with shops, restaurants, pubs, attractions and a sandy beach all within a short walk.
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    4
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    2
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Kingfisher Cottage ref: 30485

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£355-£903

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3 star rating
Located next to the beach, close to local attractions and within an hour of Edinburgh - great for families and couples.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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The Marches ref: 23412

Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£312-£874

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4 star rating
Award winning sandy beaches and harbour are close to this family home, for golf lovers historic St Andrews is nearby.
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    5
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    3
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    2
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Driftwood Cottage ref: CC526013

West Wemyss, Kirkcaldy, Kingdom of Fife

£372-£734

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4 star rating
Positioned in a tranquil square only a short stroll to the old harbour and sea front at West Wemyss on the north shore of the Firth of Forth.
 
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    2
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    2
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    1
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The Laigh ref: 19223

Kinghorn, Fife, Kingdom of Fife

£258-£553

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4 star rating
Ideal any time of the year, harbour and sandy beach nearby, take the dramatic Forth Railway Bridge to central Edinburgh.
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    3
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    1
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    1
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    1
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The View ref: CC526021

Cellardyke near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£334-£856

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3 star rating
Being just yards away from the beach, why not go fishing for cod or go rockpooling, directly from the back garden!
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    4
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Kirkside Cottage ref: SOON

Upper Largo, Leven, Kingdom of Fife

£328-£794

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4 star rating
Nestled beside the village church, this charming, comfortable cottage with an open fire is close to St Andrews and a Sea Life Centre.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Piteadie Castle Cottage ref: CC526032

by Kinghorn, Kingdom of Fife

£409-£893

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4 star rating
Explore the eight acres of beautiful grounds, or venture out and spend a day in Edinburgh. Many attractions and outdoor pursuits available close by.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Seascape Cottage ref: CC526020

Crail near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£443-£1028

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4 star rating
A period cottage with sea views right by the harbour at Crail. The perfect coastal retreat.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Balwearie Mill - Balwearie Mill ref: 30225

Kinghorn, near Kirkcaldy, Kingdom of Fife

£1369-£2666

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4 star rating
Offering spacious and contemporary accommodation, this property is in a peaceful and scenic location.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Nautilus Cottage ref: 31313

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£589-£1296

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4 star rating
Nautilus Cottage provides beautifully presented accommodation on the coast in a perfect area for golf enthusiasts.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Island View ref: UK5182

Crail, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£495-£1098

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4 star rating
This delightful detached holiday cottage sits in a beautiful village just a short walk from an award-winning beach, shops and restaurants.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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