St James Bay House ref: UK13663

North Queensferry, Kingdom of Fife



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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


St James Bay House is a modern, bright and welcoming holiday home, located under the Forth Bridge in the picturesque village of North Queensferry, and perfect for couples or a family holiday. A short stroll from your doorstep leads to St James Bay, or the Wee Bay as it is known locally, and offers fabulous views over the Firth of Forth and the small islands and to the coast of North Berwick.

It is just a few minutes’ walk into the village centre which is situated between the two iconic Forth Bridges, with a shop, café and Michelin recommended restaurant. This historic village was the main crossing point before the road bridge was built and a visit to the pier, which has the smallest light tower in the world, takes you through the tales and history. There are also regular boat trips from the pier to visit the island in the Forth which gives you the opportunity to see the sea birds and seals. North Queensferry is also home to Deep Sea World, Scotland’s National Aquarium, where you can see tropical fish, seals and tiger sharks. Carlingnose Nature Reserve and Port Laing Beach are within walking distance and offer great views of the Edinburgh shoreline and the bridges. Join The Fife Coastal Route which passes through the village and offers miles of coastal paths in both directions for you to follow to old harbours, sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages.

For exploring further afield you are just minutes from the M90 and major routes to the north and south, the railway station has a regular service right into the centre of the bustling city of Edinburgh. The journey takes you over the Forth Bridge and you can be in the city in under half an hour, ideal for attending one of the many events including the Military Tattoo and International Festival with top class performers and free street performers. There is a great variety of attractions to visit and explore, including Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile. Princes Street offers retail therapy on one side and beautiful gardens on the other, and the city is packed with restaurants, coffee shops, bars and bistro’s.

No matter how you spend your time, St James Bay House is a welcoming holiday home to return to and relax and unwind. The contemporary open plan living space is bright with a large cosy sofa, fully equipped kitchen and dining area with patio doors leading to your own private decked area where you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch the trains pass overhead. Beach ½ mile. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With 54" Freeview Smart TV and patio doors leading to decking.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request. Welcome pack.


Small enclosed courtyard with decking, gas BBQ and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars; additional on road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    North Queensferry
  • Shops
    250 yards
  • Distance
    900 yards
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    North Queensferry
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    900 yards
  • Lake
    5 miles (loch)

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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