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.

Baillie Scott ref: CC526037

St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay, Kingdom of Fife

£638-£1052
5 star rating
Baillie Scott
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This Arts and Crafts property is brimming with character, and has a rich history. It is the ideal base to discover the wonders of Fife.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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    SAT

Holly’s Hideaway ref: UK5078

Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£326-£718
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
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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    FRI

Fishermans Rest ref: 27178

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£363-£935
4 star rating
This renovated fisherman’s cottage is located in a traditional fishing village in the heart of Fife’s East Neuk, just 15 minutes’ drive from St Andrews.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

White Cottage ref: 16854

Lower Largo, near Leven, Kingdom of Fife

£355-£890
3 star rating
Stunning location, right by sea, with spectacular sea views and access to the beach and rock pools direct from the door.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Sea Brae ref: 30299

Crail, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£445-£1017
3 star rating
This property is located in the village of Crail, with picturesque views of the coast to the Isle of May.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

The Squinty House ref: 30174

Lundin Links, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£285-£600
3 star rating
With a beach, the Fife Coastal Path and two famous golf courses nearby, this terraced cottage is a fantastic retreat.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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    SAT

Rockview ref: 29527

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£391-£854
4 star rating
After a busy day exploring the surrounding area, enjoy watching the sunset from the balcony.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Garden Cottage ref: S4180

Blebo by St. Andrews, Fife, Kingdom of Fife

£487-£985
4 star rating
With a wealth of attractions in every direction and historic St Andrews just 4 miles away you’ll find yourself returning again and again.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Harbour Apartment ref: CC526024

Pittenweem near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£328-£656
4 star rating
Spend a day on the beautiful beach or explore this picturesque village. This first floor apartment is within walking distance of cafes, restaurants and craft shops.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Well Cottage ref: CC526031

Ceres, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£302-£552
4 star rating
This holiday property makes for a great romantic getaway. This area has some excellent walking and cycle routes available.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Gifford Court ref: 28979

Crail, Kingdom of Fife

£379-£967
4 star rating
You’ll be spoilt for choice! Lovely cottage within easy reach of golf courses, boat trips, nature trails, and country houses.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Rockvale Cottage ref: UKC164

Lower Largo, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£588-£1219
4 star rating
Families will love this delightful holiday cottage with the beach just through the garden gate! Enjoy the wildlife, golf and many activities locally.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Cottage ref: UK5254

Craigrothie, near Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

£321-£724
3 star rating
Enjoy this peaceful cottage situated in a rural location, with numerous walks nearby to enjoy the scenic views that Fife has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Driftwood Cottage ref: CC526013

West Wemyss, Kirkcaldy, Kingdom of Fife

£374-£734
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.
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

The View ref: CC526021

Cellardyke near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£334-£843
3 star rating
Being just yards away from the beach, why not go fishing for cod or go rockpooling, directly from the back garden!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI