Zena’s Cottage ref: UK30764

Aberdour, near Burntisland, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Station within 1 mile 


Discover this delightful little ground floor cottage tucked away on a quiet lane in the coastal village of Aberdour. An ideal base from which to explore the local and surrounding areas and perfect for business guests, couples or a single guest.
All on one level, the cottage offers good quality, comfortable and practical accommodation. The bijou living and kitchen area has a cosy sofa, dining table and most things required to cook an evening meal or prepare a breakfast.The property features a double bedroom with original Victorian window shutters and a bright, modern bathroom.
There is plenty to see in this attractive village. The high street has a selection of local shops including a bakery and some quirky independent shops, a park, heritage centre and Aberdour Castle and walled garden, one of Scotland’s oldest standing castles. Wander down the lane to the shore and old harbour, which overlooks the Firth of Forth and island to Edinburgh. Aberdour has two fabulous sandy beaches, one a popular location for picnics and water sports, and the other with fabulous rock pools to explore. The Fife coastal path passes through the village, and for guests who enjoy walking, it is a fabulous way to discover the nearby villages, enjoy fabulous views and spot sea life and birds.
The location is ideal for visiting Edinburgh. Nearby Aberdour railway station has a regular service that takes you right into the centre of the city in under half an hour, travelling over the world heritage Forth Rail Bridge along the way. The city hosts many events throughout the year including the Military Tattoo and International Festival, alongside a great variety of attractions to visit and explore, including Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood House and the Royal Mile.
Further afield, visit the delightful town of Dunfermline with its magnificent palace and abbey, or head over to the final resting place of Robert the Bruce and 11 Scottish kings! Linlithgow Palace, Perth and Stirling are all within driving distance and are sure to make for great days out. Golf is also widely available locally as the area has 50 courses within an hour’s drive and an excellent local parkland course, along with the famous golf courses at St Andrews, which can be reached in less than an hour. There are two local hotels serving good quality food within 3 minutes’ walk and a café, should you feel tempted to dine out. Beach 600 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 32" Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included.


On road parking; additional public car park (300 yards away). No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    900 yards
  • Lake
    600 yards

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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