Pet Friendly Holidays Fife
The Fife coast is an ideal location for a holiday with your canine companion. You and your hound can explore the Fife coastal path, head into Edinburgh for history and culture or escape to St Andews for world class golf courses and outstanding natural beauty.
- Cupar, ScotlandQuietly situated in the charming village of Ceres, 8 miles from the magnificent beaches and championship golf courses at St Andrews, these two holiday cottages, adjacent to each other, have been stylishly converted from a listed building to create a superb holiday base. Ceres has a shop, newsagents, butchers, dog friendly pub, tea room, museum, café and hotel with restaurant and dog friendly bar within 300 yards. Nearby attractions include the Hill of Tarvit Mansion House, a fascinating National Trust house and gardens with Hatters Edwardian Tearoom and a 9 hole ‘Hickory’ golf course, the Fife Falconry Centre, and horse riding in the village. There are excellent footpaths for walking and cycling with stunning views of coast and countryside, whilst the Tents Muir National Nature Reserve has a fabulous walk along the beach to Tentsmuir Point where hundreds of seals can be seen basking on the sandbars. Visit The Eden Estuary Centre and Morton Lochs and watch waterfowl from dedicated bird hides. St Andrews itself is steeped in history and has a comprehensive range of shops, restaurants, tearooms, museum and the Sea Life Centre. Perth and Dundee are easily accessible, whilst the wonders of Edinburgh are just 40 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.£54From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Anstruther, ScotlandThe Old Smithy is a truly unique, traditional, stone built terraced cottage right in the heart of the picturesque coastal town of Anstruther. It has been completely renovated into a welcoming holiday home, yet maintains the traditional character of the building and has incorporated modern and contemporary living style. Guests will find a spacious open plan living area with cosy sofas where you can relax and unwind, and a contemporary kitchen area fitted with good quality appliances and everything you will need to prepare a family meal. There are two double bedrooms on the first floor which overlook the living space and have sliding oak doors for privacy. There is also a shower room with a walk-in shower.
The harbour and port of Anstruther has a long and interesting history linked to The Old Smithy, and part of the building was built before 1730 and over time has been a stable, smithy and harbour store. It is located on Wightmans Wynd, which was named after Charles Wightman, a wealthy merchant and smuggler in the 1700’s and also a Jacobite sympathiser. He provided sanctuary for survivors from Culloden in the cellars adjacent to The Old Smithy. The building fell into disrepair, but in 2009 and due to its unique location and as a listed building, an architect took on the challenge of redesigning the cottage and won the Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage in 2013.
With a sandy beach and most amenities just a minute from the door, this is a perfect location for a couple(s), friends or a small family who are looking to enjoy a seaside holiday or a walking, golfing or sightseeing break. Anstruther has much to do and many eateries to suit all tastes, from award-winning fish and chip shops to a Michelin star restaurant, as well as lots of cafés, traditional inns, ice cream shops, bakeries, gift shops and galleries. The working harbour has fishing boats as well as leisure crafts, including seasonal boat trips to the Isle of May (a national nature reserve). The old lanes and streets are interesting to explore on foot.
Follow the Fife Coastal Path that literally passes the front door and leads in either direction to secluded coves, little fishing villages and white sandy beaches. For exploring further afield, St Andrews is only 9 miles away and makes a great day out with excellent shopping facilities as well as lots of restaurants, pubs and bistros. Famous for being the home of golf, lovers of the sport will enjoy visiting the British Golf Museum or playing on one of the championship courses. In fact there are over 40 golf courses in Fife to choose from. The local area is home to some outstanding summer food and arts festivals as well as an annual lifeboat gala which provides great entertainment for all ages. There are many more interesting heritage and historic buildings in the vicinity, and a visit to The Scottish Fisheries Museum just along the harbour is well worth a visit. The Old Smithy is a great all year round location for a holiday for small families, friends or couples. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.£61From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Anstruther, ScotlandThe Wee Cottage is only a few minutes’ walk to the heart of the recently named ‘Royal City of Dunfermline’. The cottage is bright and spacious and the perfect base for visiting Edinburgh, Fife and Glasgow. It’s 5 minutes walk from the bus station and a supermarket. The living room looks out onto the small garden and isn’t overlooked. Offering a large Smart TV and high ceilings, you can sit and enjoy catching up on your favourite box sets on Netflix supplied or log in to your Amazon account. The kitchen, although compact, has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing week or two in this peaceful location.
Nestled in a quiet residential street, it is the ideal base for a couple to jump on a train to Edinburgh, which is only 20 minutes away. You could always take the car and discover the stunning Fife coastline all the way to St Andrews where you will find some of the most famous golf courses in the world. The Fife coastline is dotted with many picturesque fishing villages where you can take a stroll around the harbours and enjoy a cup of coffee or an ice cream. There is so much to see and do around this truly beautiful part of Scotland.
Walkers can join the Fife Coastal path from the charming little seaside village of Limekilns. Dunfermline is a bustling city with everything you could need for eating out and entertainment. From theatres, cinemas, shopping and the historic Dunfermline Abbey where the heart of King Bruce is buried, you won’t ever be bored. This lovely cosy bright apartment is the perfect base for visiting Edinburgh, Fife and Glasgow. The train station is a 10-minute walk away where there is a very good train service to the centre of Edinburgh. If you have a group of friends, then you could also book The Wee Pad (UK42918) upstairs or The Wee Cosy (UK42920) next door.£118From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Anstruther, ScotlandThis lovely, terraced, reverse-level cottage sits on a courtyard in Anstruther, Fife. Sea views. Pet-friendly. Off-road parking. Smart TV. Family-friendly. Close to amenities. St Andrews 9.7 miles; Cupar 16.5 miles; Edinburgh 50.3 miles.£67From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Anstruther, ScotlandThis immaculate three bedroom semi-detached holiday home can be found in a quiet residential area just a couple of minutes’ walk for the beautiful harbour of St Monans.
Refurbished in 2021 and decorated to a high standard throughout, you will enjoy staying in this lovely house. The open plan living room and kitchen is spacious has seating for six to enjoy their meals and leads to the conservatory where you can enjoy the views of the beautifully landscaped garden and the fields behind. From the enclosed garden you can see the sea and if you head out through the back garden gate you can follow the path down to the harbour. There is a slight slope leading down to the path. As well as plenty of cleverly designed seating areas in the garden there is a summer house where you can go and relax with a book. Upstairs there is a modern shower room and three bedrooms. Two of the rooms have kingsize beds that can be converted into twins if needed, and a single room. This house is great for a family or a small group of golfers.
St Monans is one of the smallest of the many picturesque fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife. Located approximately 10 miles south of the historic town of St Andrews, with its world famous golf courses and University, and a wonderful selection of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, St Monans is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful area. Take a walk down to the harbour with its many charming 17th and 18th century pantiled houses that crowd the harbourside. St Monans lies directly on the Fife Coastal Path, so is very popular with walkers. The remains of Newark Castle, with its circular beehive dovecot are further along the coastal path to the west of the village. You can walk to the popular arts and crafts village of Pittenween where the annual art festival is held, within a twenty minute stroll. A lot of attention to detail has gone into this house and has been furnished with quality bedding, pillows and duvets to promise you a great nights sleep. Beach 3 milles.£101From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Anstruther, ScotlandHilton Farm Steading is the most charming, mid-terraced converted steading hidden away in a peaceful rural setting with a lovely large garden and uninterrupted views over fields. Set within a gorgeous courtyard along with a handful of properties, this two-bedroom cottage has everything to offer for a relaxing getaway and base to explore Scotland. Comfortable and welcoming you can sit and enjoy some TV in the evening and catch up on your favourite programme or soak up the sun while reading a book in the conservatory. Enjoy preparing romantic meals in this modern kitchen (installed in 2023). Along the hallway is a wet room as well as two bedrooms - both with double beds.
The property is perfectly located between Limekilns and Rosyth and only 3 miles south of the royal city of Dunfermline. There is easy access to fantastic motorway links and train stations, making this the ideal base for days out exploring. Edinburgh is only 30 minutes’ drive away or 20 minutes on the train. There is excellent local shopping in nearby Rosyth, as well as a couple of restaurants. A stone’s throw away lie the picturesque coastal villages of Limekilns and Charlestown, both within walking distance. Don’t forget a visit to the quaint historic village of Culross, with its colourful old houses and cobbled streets, the backdrop to the famous TV series ‘Outlander’.
From this fantastic central location, you can either head to Glasgow for the day, visit Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, or head to the bustling royal city of Dunfermline where you will be spoilt for choice for restaurants, great pubs, shops and entertainment. Drive over the famous Queensferry Crossing and grab one of the best ice creams in the delightful little town of South Queensferry. As you have easy access to the motorways why not head north along to St Andrews and stop at some of the picturesque fishing villages dotted along the very impressive Fife Coastline. The choices are endless!£77From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Anstruther, ScotlandThe Hideaway is an ideal location for couples, friends and a family to enjoy a holiday by the seaside with a sandy beach just minutes from the cottage. Located in the thriving seaside town of Anstruther with a fishing harbour and pier as well as two sandy beaches. In an elevated location looking over the red pantile roof tops to the Firth of Forth, the cottage is entered at the back there is a small terrace with seating and offers great views of the sea and Isle of May.
The living/dining area is the spot for everyone to gather to plan the next day’s activities. There is a shower room and a kingsize bedroom. Steep stairs lead to the lower ground floor with two furthers bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen with doors leading to the sunny courtyard with seating, where you can enjoy a glass of wine. From the cottage wander down to the harbour-side for a coffee and watch the sea and activity. Anstruther has eating places to suit all tastes, from an award winning fish and chip shop to a Michelin star restaurant, cafés, traditional inns, ice cream shops, bakers, gift shops and galleries. Explore the old lanes and wynds with old houses with tales of seafaring captains. Don’t forget your bucket and spade, the sandy beaches are ideal for building sand castles, paddling and exploring the rock pools. For coastal walks the Fife Coastal Path goes through the town and leads in either direction with great views over the shoreline to Edinburgh and takes you to secluded coves, quaint fishing villages and sandy beaches.
St Andrews is only 9 miles away with good shopping facilities as well as lots of places to eat, ice cream parlour, pubs and tea shops. Well known as being the home of golf, visit the British Golf Museum or play a round on one of the championship courses. The Hideaway is a great all year round destination with events and activities throughout the year, including summer food and arts festivals as well as an annual life boat gala which provides great entertainment for all the family.£135From price per night based on 7 night stay