Dyke End Cottage ref: UK11560

Ceres, near Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 


The perfect escape for walkers, golfers, couples or a small family who want to spend time together, Dyke End Cottage is in the perfect location for a relaxing holiday and to explore this most scenic area of Fife.
Situated in the historic and picturesque village of Ceres, from your doorstep you can explore the village with its local shops, a museum with café and a village green. This friendly village holds regular events throughout the year and the annual Highland games in June are the oldest free games in Scotland.
Dyke End Cottage was originally built as a weaver’s cottage and has been renovated to a good standard, retaining some of the original features and rustic charm. The owners have worked with interior designer Terian Tilston who featured on the BBC2 television series ’Interior Design Masters’ in August 2019, to create a charming cottage for your summer or weekend getaway. If you enjoy walking, the garden gate leads out onto the Fife Pilgrim Way. The cottage is just 2 miles away from the traditional market town of Cupar, ideal for picking up supplies at one of the supermarkets. The town also has a good selection of local shops and eateries, and is an interesting place to explore with ports and historical gates.
For family days you can visit the Scottish Deer Centre, St Andrews Aquarium and the miles of sandy beaches at Tentsmuir Forest, where seals can be viewed basking on the sand bars. Just a short drive away is the city of Dundee with much to offer, including the V&A Museum with a dramatic water front, and the Olympia Sports centre with swimming pool, great for entertaining the kids on wet days. The city is packed with interesting places to visit as well as quality places to eat, galleries, a cinema, independent shops and high street names.
This area is ideal for golfers and St Andrews with its championship courses is just 8 miles drive away, alongside other courses within easy driving distance. The East Neuk of Fife has a spectacular coast line with picturesque fishing villages built around old harbours and unspoilt sandy beaches to visit. Following the coastal pathway offers guests a scenic walk with plenty of places to stop off and visit or have something to eat. Beach 8½ miles. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 173 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to front entrance, 1 step to rear entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview Smart TV, Bluetooth stereo speaker and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
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Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Utility room: With freezer and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With shower over small bath, and toilet.

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Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike/golf club store. Public car park, free of charge; unloading at the door. No smoking. Please note: There are 5 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    2.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    173 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    173 yards
  • Railway station distance
    3.0 miles
  • Lake
    7.8 miles (reservoir)

About the local area

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 Dunfermline, Scotland's former capital. The Queensferry crossing, the longest bridge of its type in the world, 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.

Things to do nearby

Mills Observatory

Open every weekday evening from October to March, and with free admission to the observatory and displays, Mills observatory is an exciting attraction.

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in the U.K., Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect day trip out on one of those famous Scottish rainy days!

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Fife Coastal Path

Stretching for over 150km, the Fife coastal path runs form the Forth Estuary in the South to the Tay Estuary in the North.

St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral is located in the heart of Dundee city centre and is a fully functioning home to a vibrant Christian community. It is also open for visitors to view its beautiful, decorated period gothic architecture.

V and A Museum

V&A Museum Dundee is an international centre for design for Scotland - the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London.

St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle

This largely ruined castle situated in the Kingdom of Fife is an excellent starting point to an exploration of St Andrews.

Camperdown Country Park

Camperdown Country Park is the largest country park in Dundee and is famously home to no less than 190 different species of trees!

St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral is located in the heart of Dundee city centre and is a fully functioning home to a vibrant Christian community. It is also open for visitors to view its beautiful, decorated period gothic architecture.

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle was the childhood home of the Queen mother and the setting for Shakepeare's `Macbeth'.

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