Dog 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 Andrews for world-class golf courses and outstanding natural beauty.

 

  • The Old Smithy, FifeInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Anstruther, Scotland
    The 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.
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  • Castle Smiddy, FifeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Cupar, Scotland
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    Quietly 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.
    £80
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  • Kirkview Cottage, FifeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Anstruther, Scotland
    Set in a picturesque lane, Kirkview Cottage is a traditional semi-detached cottage in the quiet village of Upper Largo, on the southern slopes of Largo Law. This is a perfect location for a romantic escape for a couple and friends or a small family to spend time together and explore this most picturesque area of Fife.
    Within walking distance is the local hotel with a restaurant and bar, there are gentle walks out into the surrounding countryside. The beautiful sandy beach at Lower Largo is less than a mile away. This ancient fishing village is famous for being the birth place of Andrew Selkirk, a famous 1700’s explorer whom Daniel Defoe based his book of Robinson Crusoe on and there is a statue of him outside of his original home. This area is steeped in history and there are many historic buildings, castles and gardens to visit, namely Kellie Castle, which makes for a great day out and dates back to the 1300. There are numerous visitor attractions and whisky distilleries including Kingsbarns Distillery offering tours.
    For guests who enjoy walking, the Fife Coastal Path is easily accessible from the cottage, you can walk various sections of the coastal path and catch the coast bus back to the bus stop which is 200 yards from the cottage. For days out, along the coast is the bustling tourist harbour town of Anstruther offering a great selection eateries, from a Michelin Star restaurant to award-winning fish and chip shops. From the harbour front there are daily ferries and boat trips, between April and September, departing to the Isle of May Nature Reserve, home to colonies of sea birds such as puffins, and the surrounding waters are the habitat of seal colonies.
    For golf enthusiasts, there are over 45 courses in this area including the world famous championship courses at St Andrews, only 12 miles away and the local courses at Lundin Links are regularly selected as the final qualifying golf course for the open championship. Kirkview Cottage is the perfect all year round holiday home, where you can relax in front of the welcoming wood burner in the cosy living room on cooler days, or enjoy al fresco dining in the pretty cottage garden which has wild herbs for you to use in your meal. Beach 1 mile. Shop 2 miles, pub/restaurant 200 yards.
    £90
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  • Ocean View Retreat, FifeInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Anstruther, Scotland
    Welcome to your seaside sanctuary in the heart of the charming fishing village of Pittenweem, nestled within the breathtaking East Neuk of Fife. This cosy one-bedroom ground floor holiday home, with a roaring wood burner, promises the perfect getaway for those seeking the soothing embrace of the sea.
    Backing onto the beach, wake up to the gentle lull of the waves and step onto your private terrace, and enjoy the amazing seaviews. Sip your morning coffee while breathing in the crisp sea air, or watch the sun set over the horizon, casting a golden glow on the tranquil waters of the North Sea.
    Ocean View Retreat offers an open plan living and kitchen area. The comfortable seating area is perfect for unwinding with a book in front of the wood burner and the well-equipped kitchen allows you to prepare delectable meals with ease.
    This area has some of the most picturesque coastal landscapes around; there is so much to see and do. Pittenweem boasts a rich fishing heritage that you can explore by wandering through the quaint streets and visiting the bustling harbour. Don’t forget to sample the freshest catches of the day at one of the village’s charming seafood restaurants. Enjoy the many coastal walks: Lace up your walking shoes and embark on scenic coastal walks along the Fife Coastal Path. You’ll encounter breathtaking vistas and the opportunity to spot an array of wildlife, including seabirds and seals.
    Beyond your doorstep, award winning Elie beach is just down the road, perfect for sunbathing, picnicking, or building sandcastles or if you’re brave enough swim in the tidal pools. Pittenweem is also known for its vibrant arts scene. The village hosts an annual arts festival, showcasing the work of local artists in their charming studios and galleries. The wider region of the East Neuk of Fife is a gateway to the stunning landscapes and historic towns of Scotland. From the iconic St. Andrews to the rolling hills of the countryside, there’s no shortage of adventures waiting to be had. Beach 1 mile.
    £109
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  • Kilconquhar Cottage, FifeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Anstruther, Scotland
    A warm welcome hamper will be provided upon arrival to your dream holiday destination at Kilconquhar Cottage. Situated in the picturesque Scottish countryside, this delightful ground floor two-bedroom converted barn set in a row of newly built cottages offers a perfect and peaceful retreat for your well-deserved break.
    You’ll find yourself surrounded by stunning natural landscapes and an idyllic setting. As you enter the cottage, you’ll immediately feel a sense of warmth and tranquillity, thanks to its charming fresh modern décor and inviting atmosphere. The two boutique style bedrooms, provide a relaxing space for a family or a group of friends. The bedrooms are tastefully furnished, ensuring a restful night’s sleep after a day of exploration and adventure. At the cottage you’ll find an enclosed garden with patio where you can unwind and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside. It’s the perfect spot to indulge in a morning coffee, have a leisurely lunch, or bask in the golden hues of a Scottish sunset.
    One of the highlights of this holiday home is its proximity to the award-winning Ellie Beach, a mere five-minute drive away. Whether you’re a sun seeker, a water sports enthusiast, or simply someone who enjoys long walks along the shore, this pristine beach has something for everyone. If you’re a golf enthusiast, you’re in luck. The world-famous St Andrews, renowned as the home of golf, is just a short 30-minute drive from the estate. You can tee off on its iconic courses and soak in the rich history and tradition of the sport.

    A day trip to Edinburgh which is only approximately 45mins from the cottage.
    During your stay, there is a variety of tasty local cuisine, craft and farmers markets. The Kilconquhar Castle estate’s amazing restaurant is open to non-residents and offers a delectable menu featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Savour traditional Scottish dishes while enjoying the warm and welcoming ambiance and walk around the castle grounds.
    £83
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  • The Terrace, FifeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Anstruther, Scotland
    Make yourself at home in this cosy, modern, ground floor apartment in the picturesque fishing village of St Monans, just one of the gorgeous villages dotted along the East Neuk of Fife coast. The apartment consists of open plan living with a fantastic fully equipped modern kitchen and a sunlit living room with 43in Smart TV, along with a large bright bedroom with a comfy king size bed and Smart TV and also benefits from a toilet and wash hand basin in the bedroom.
    The main bathroom has a walk-in shower, The Terrace is perfect for couples looking for a base from which to explore this beautiful area. Across the road is an enclosed shared garden that captures sunshine most of the day.
    This is a lovely place to come and enjoy the summer or any other time of year.
    Stroll down to the harbour or walk along to the neighbouring villages of Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail and the award-winning beach of Elie. Jump in the car and in 5 minutes you will find yourself in the bustling seaside town of Anstruther which is full of shops, bars, and restaurants.
    The famous historic town of St Andrews can be reached in 20 minutes. This area is full of historic sites and plenty of exciting places to visit. If you love arts and crafts make sure you visit Pittenweem during the Art Festival in August, where the locals open their homes and exhibit the beautiful work of local artists.
    £116
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  • The Doocot @ East Neuk Orchards, FifeInstant Book Overlay Image
    The Doocot is the latest renovation at East Neuk Orchards. This stunning accommodation has been completed to a high standard; it truly is impressive. The space, the light, the artwork and the quality of bespoke finishings will make you feel welcome and at home. This incredible building has been transformed from an historic, semi-derelict and very unusual three story doocot (dovecot) into a beautiful, modern single bedroom holiday house. With minimal intervention the original nesting boxes have been lovingly preserved and many of timber surfaces have been created using planks from a single, local fallen and dried elm tree.

    As you enter the property you will find a stunning master bedroom offering a 2 metre long kingsize bed which can be converted into a twin arrangement. The high vaulted ceiling has been cleverly designed with shimmering stars and constellations. There is a large French window boasting plenty of light as it opens out into the shared courtyard. The en-suite shower room is spacious and has a walk-in shower. Upstairs the layout has been very well designed to create a wonderful, bright, cosy open plan living space that takes advantage of the fabulous sea view.

    This property is ideal for a romantic getaway or a peaceful retreat. Set in 10 acres of wooded grounds and orchards. The Gillingshill Reservoir and Nature Reserve are just across the road offering the most tranquil setting. Pittenweem and Anstruther can be reached within a 10-minute drive, these being some of the most picturesque fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife. St Andrews is 15 minutes away. This property can be booked together with The Lodge @ East Neuk Orchards (UK11279) and The Barracks @ East Neuk Orchards (Uk12739) to accommodate up to 14 guests.
    £108
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  • Chilmello Cottage, FifeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Anstruther, Scotland
    Looking for a cosy, romantic getaway by the sea in one of the most beautiful fishing villages on the Fife coast then Chilmello Cottage is for you. This cosy cottage, with lounge, log burner and fantastic enclosed garden is perfectly situated just a couple of minutes walk from the charming heart of Pittenweem famous for its art festivals and local craft shops. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you need for a relaxing self catering holiday. Visit the historic harbour and walk along the popular Fife Coastal Path. This is just one of the picturesque fishing villages dotted along the coast, with gorgeous views across the Firth of Forth.

    Pittenweem is a charming fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife. The harbour is the main focus of the village, particularly early each morning when the fishing boats return with their catch and the daily fish market gets underway. Many of the picturesque houses around the harbour are of traditional Fife design with red pantile or grey-slate roofs with crow-step gables and have been restored by the National Trust for Scotland. Not forgetting the popular Pittenweem Tidal Pool, perfect for wild swimming. Pittenweem boasts two local pubs (one with take away), a popular seafood bistro restaurant with gallery overlooking the harbour, coffee shops, ice cream/sweet shop, gift and craft shops, hardware store, bakers and local pharmacy/licenced grocers and post office. The bustling village of Anstruther is just five minutes drive away where there is a large selection of bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Looking for even more history, shopping or to play on some of the world’s famous golf courses, then head for St Andrews, easily reached within 30 minutes. Scottish Letting Licence F1 00243 F.
    £74
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  • Sea View, FifeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Anstruther, Scotland
    Sea View is tucked away right in the heart of the charming fishing village of Anstruther, with views over the historic harbour and Firth of Forth from the living room and bedrooms. This bright and spacious three-bedroom getaway is set over 3 levels, with the best choice of local, boutique shops, great restaurants, cafes, and pubs right on the doorstep.

    Anstruther is one of the many picturesque and very popular villages along the stunning Eask Neuk of Fife. Cross the road and you can enjoy the beach, fishing trips, boat rides, hiking, and coastal walks. If you are looking for more shops and more history then St Andrews, the home of Golf, is only a 15-minute drive away where you will find the famous St Andrews University, plenty of restaurants and shops and a whole choice of more family activities such as a cinema and Aquarium. Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee can all be reach within an hour’s drive.

    This really is a great place to come and relax and explore the beautiful surrounding area.
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  • Ardvar, FifeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Anstruther, Scotland
    Ardvar is a charming two-bedroom, ground floor property situated right in the centre of the charming fishing village of Crail.

    Bright and spacious, cosy and welcoming, Ardvar is in one of the prettiest villages in the East Neuk of Fife. Crail is a fascinating fishing village on the East Neuk of Fife, featuring cobbled streets that tumble down to a tiny harbour protected by cliffs and surrounded by historic cottages. The Harbour Front is a popular destination for ice cream and a stroll to see the fishing boats, as well as for exploring the timeless streets within the village during the summer months when the Crail Food Festival is held. Not forgetting the popular annual Arts and Crafts Festival held in the nearby village of Pittenweem.

    As you enter the property you will find a spacious living room with a large flat screen TV and a welcoming Optimyst fireplace. There is a door that leads out to a small patio area found at the rear of the property big enough to sit out and enjoy the long summer evenings. The kitchen comes fully equipped and has a folding out dining table that comfortably sits four. Enjoy a good night’s sleep after all of that fresh sea air in one of the two bedrooms, one double and the other a twin.

    This is a lovely property in a stunning location, only 90-minute drive from Edinburgh, 10 miles from St Andrews, the Home of Golf, and the famous University where Prince William and Kate met. Alternatively tour the scenic 85-mile drive around the north-eastern coast of the Kingdom of Fife. The popular tourist town of Anstruther is just a few minutes away where you will a fantastic selection of pubs, restaurants and plenty of gift shops. Don’t forget to visit the famous Crail Pottery Workshop for some beautiful local pottery.
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