Need to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of work? Looking for your next perfect holiday accommodation?
Well, look no further! Choose amongst the many holiday accommodation options available in the scenic location of Fife, situated right on the east coast of Scotland near St Andrews!
Whether you’re looking to enjoy coastal walks around Fife and the East Neuk, sandy beaches and sea views, or want to go touring central Scotland, perhaps making a stop at the famous golf courses of St Andrews, Fife is the ideal location to give you all of that and more!
From self-catering holiday cottages to a fully equipped apartment with a private hot tub, we’ve compiled a whole range of holiday homes to choose from for you below.
What are you waiting for! Spaces fill up fast so to avoid disappointment, check out our top selection of holiday accommodation in Fife below and get booking!
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Holiday cottages are an ideal solution for larger groups, families or couples looking for privacy and comfort. Fife is home to some beautiful, cosy cottages and there are a number of great options depending on your needs. Below you’ll find a couple of our absolute favourite holiday cottages on the peninsula.
Situated in the heart of Elie, Ingleside Cottage is perfect if you’re looking for something that is located an easy walking distance from the beach. A simple 3-minute walk is all that separates you and the sea!
They also offer long term stays, so if you’re looking for a longer retreat, this might just be the perfect spot for you!
Aside from strolls on the beach, you can also take advantage of The Golf House Club which guests have direct access to right next to the property, just in case you want to brush up on your golfing skills before visiting the ever so famous golf course in St Andrews!
Elie’s harbour was established back in the 16th century and is a popular spot for yachts, which may interest you if you’d like to sail. Other activities include windsurfing and, if you’re more of a hiker, it’s home to plenty of historical sites such as The Lady’s Tower which dates back to the 17th century.
Couples are particularly fond of this holiday home. Ingleside Cottage offers free on-site parking as well as a dining area and a kitchenette including a microwave, making it a perfect self-catering accommodation!Check Online Availability
Madeira In Fife
Madeira In Fife is perfect if you’re on the hunt for pet-friendly and self-catering holiday accommodation.
Located in Pittenweem, Maderia In Fife is a great location for visiting Billow Ness Beach, the Anstruther Golf Club and St Andrews Bay.
The beach allows for activities such as fishing, sailing, swimming and rock pooling. Because it’s located on the Fife Coastal Path, it’s a great place to just stop off along your hike!
However, with the number of activities the property itself offers, you may not want to leave at all! The ground floor apartment offers a fully equipped kitchen, including a fridge and microwave, and offers private parking, free wifi, and ironing facilities.
Heading outdoors, you can take advantage of the dog-friendly walking trails whilst you wait for the barbecue to get going in the picnic area, before jumping into the hot tub!
With all these activities to do and more, Maderia In Fife is an amazing holiday home to choose that the whole family will enjoy!Check Online Availability
Hotels in Fife
Explore the fantastic range of hotels in Fife to make your stay a little more luxurious. There’s nothing better than coming back to your accommodation knowing you can kick back in your comfy room or get a great meal in the restaurant. Fife hotels have some fabulous locations that offer amazing views and easy access to everything Fife has to offer.
The Bay Hotel
Located in Kinghorn, a small coastal town in Fife The Bay Hotel is situated in between Burntisland and Kinghorn, making it an easy spot to visit the other towns nearby.
The luxury hotel offers a restaurant, a bar and even a nightclub with entertainment such as dance, cabaret and traditional Scottish theme nights for you to enjoy.
They offer a variety of rooms from deluxe rooms to executive suites that have some added perks to them!
And why not visit their leisure centre too for some extra relaxation? Whether it’s swimming in the indoor pool, using the fitness suite, spending time in the games room with the kids or using the facilities in the sauna, The Bay Hotel really does have it all!Check Online Availability
Burntisland House Hotel
As the name suggests Burntisland House Hotel is situated in the heart of Burntisland and offers spacious bedrooms, an enclosed garden for guests to enjoy, daily housekeeping, and luggage storage so you can be out and about with peace of mind that your possessions are safe.
If you’re looking for a beach day with the kids, Silver Sands Beach is located 1.8 miles away and Burntisland beach is even closer than that, filled with attractions and activities that everyone can participate in.
Historical locations such as Aberdour Castle are also located nearby, which is said to have been built in the 1100s, making it one of Scotland’s oldest standing castles! It’s perfect if you’re a fan of history and want to experience the life of a medieval noble yourself!Check Online Availability
The Albany St Andrews
A more centrally located accommodation in St Andrews, The Albany St Andrews is a traditional Georgian terraced hotel from 1764. It’s ideal for those wanting to explore the rich history and landmarks of the area.
The quaint building adds to the charm and fits right into the historical site of St Andrews, and its location means that it is close to all local amenities.
The hotel is located opposite St Andrews University. The famous St Andrews Castle and Cathedral are simply a stone’s throw away, guaranteeing a rich and immersive experience.
And, if you’re looking for activities beyond historical walks, then good news! The Old Course is just a short walk away for all your golf course wishes!
There are 22 rooms to choose from, meaning that you’re sure to find something for you. Whether it’s a solo getaway or something for the whole family, The Albany Hotel offers complimentary wifi, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and more!Check Online Availability
Self Catering Fife
Anyone travelling on a budget will know just how much money you can save when you decide to go self-catering. It’s not just about saving cash though. Preparing your own meals can be a great opportunity to experiment with local produce. There are lots of excellent self-catering options available in Fife, and here are some of them:
Douglas Fir Lodge
The Douglas Fir Lodge is a wonderful self-catering lodge in an idyllic rural setting, perfect for a retreat into the countryside.
Located in Lutherie near St Andrews, the Douglas Fir Lodge is a dog-friendly location with 2 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 4, with 1 master bedroom that holds a king-sized bed, 1 twin bedroom and a family bathroom. They also offer a fully fitted kitchen.
To make your stay even more pleasant, the lodge offers underfloor heating which is perfect for those cold winter mornings as you make your way across the patio to your private hot tub for the ultimate relaxation.
There are things to do with the whole family too, with farm walks available nearby. Their pet-friendly policy means there’s plenty of space for all your furry friends to run around too!
Other fun attractions nearby include the Cairnie Fruit Farm, a very popular local landmark. They offer both fresh produce to buy and even let you pick for yourself! Home-baked goods are also available. For the kids, The Funyard is a great spot featuring go-carts and zip wires, as well as The Mega Maze!Check Online Availability
The Crow’s Nest
The Crow’s Nest is a lovely pet-friendly self-catering holiday cottage located right at the top of Pittenweem (hence the name!), with its building dating back to the 18th century giving it plenty of history and character as well as beautiful sea views for the perfect seaside retreat.
It’s a 5-minute walk from Pittenweem Harbour which may give you the opportunity to find out more about the history of fishing villages in the area first hand. It’s only a short distance from the centre of Pittenweem as well, meaning there’s plenty of places to explore!
Activities around the villa include windsurfing, canoeing, and hiking, with St Fillan’s Cave only 0.2km away from The Crow’s Nest!
The villa offers a fully equipped kitchenette with a dishwasher and microwave, as well as a washing machine for you to use. It features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and free wifi is also available.Check Online Availability
The Smithy is a modern and sophisticated one bedroom self-catering home near St Andrews, perfect for a few nights stay on your golfing trip, or if you’re just visiting the beautiful area of St Andrews.
Located in Largoward, The Smithy offers complimentary wifi and off-road parking. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine. You can even order your food ahead of your stay such as milk, bread, tea and coffee to make sure it’s all there for you in time!
The Smithy is situated about 10 minutes away from St Andrews. Aside from St Andrews, there are many other places to visit around the East Neuk of Fife like Crail, Anstruther and Elie.
With its rich history (it was a former mining village!), there are plenty of spots to visit to find out more about its past. For instance, it was recorded that coal was transported to the nearby Falkland Palace for King James VI to use!
With so much more to discover, The Smithy is one of the best cottages in Fife for you to visit and explore.Check Online Availability
Camping gets you out in the elements and up close with nature. If you really want to experience everything Scotland has to offer, then camping is always a great way to go. The peninsula features of wide selection of great campsites with excellent facilities.
Silverburn Park Campsite
Silverburn Park Campsite is located a mere 400m from the famous coastal path, making it a great spot to stop at if you’re looking to take leisurely walks with the family. It’s not far from Leven Beach either, so there’s something for everyone!
A pet-friendly location, Silverburn Park Campsite offers gravel pitches for your campervan and grass tent pitches. It’s well within a reasonable distance to the Fife coast, St Andrews and the surrounding fishing villages!
This is a great quiet location for those looking to enjoy natural woodland beauty, walks alongside the coast and sea views. And for added entertainment and fun, it’s right next to a golf course!
If you choose to leave your tent at home, you can always take advantage of three eco pods that provide shelter and come equipped with all your basic needs such as a sofa bed, fridge, kettle, and more! Other site facilities include hot showers and toilets, and you may use disposable BBQs.
Ring Farm Camping
Ring Farm Camping is great for those countryside retreats whilst still giving the kids something to do! Located just 20 minutes from St Andrews, Ring Farm Camping gives you the true experience of camping in the wild!
The pet-friendly space welcomes tents and campervans, and a campfire in the evening is sure to keep everyone’s spirits up! A play area for the kids is a great way to keep them occupied, and a short walk away is the Scottish Deer Centre and Cairnie Fruit Farm; spots that all ages can enjoy!
If you’re a keen cyclist, you might be especially happy with this location as the Ring Farm Camping ground is located just 4 miles away from Cupar on the Fife Cycle Route!
Other activities include the historical St Andrews Castle, West Sands Beach and Horse riding. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone to do!
Choosing a Bed & Breakfast for your travels lets you have a taste of famous Fife hospitality. In Fife, you can always expect cosy rooms, great locations and of course, fantastic home-cooked food! Here are some great B&B’s in Fife that you should definitely consider for your next trip.
Balhousie Farm Bed and Breakfast
For a truly rural retreat, Balhousie Farm Bed and Breakfast is a great spot to pick – especially if you want to enjoy the outdoors!
Located near Upper Largo in the East Neuk of Fife, Balhousie B&B is run on a working farm and overlooks a duck pond which is home to all sorts of wildlife for you to spot!
The holiday home consists of a double room as well as a twin room, both with en suite bathrooms and wifi which is available across the accommodation. Each room comes with a TV and tea and coffee facilities. The bathrooms all come with free toiletries.
To add to the rural experience, breakfast is sourced locally each morning from local suppliers. There are plenty of restaurants nearby for you to dine at during the rest of the day!Check Online Availability
Willowburn House hosts 2 bedrooms in a small village called Strathmiglo and is a great little getaway place to relax.
The accommodation has free wifi and a TV in your room, alongside a shared lounge and an enclosed garden for you to sit outdoors.
Because of the quiet and undisturbed location without much traffic crossing by, it retains a tranquil village charm. There’s plenty to see in town as well, including the town hall spire which dates back to 1734.
It’s also close to settlements such as Falkland which has a rich history as well, and it is also not too far from St Andrews should you choose to visit there for the golf courses or rich history!Check Online Availability
The Old Station Guest House
The Old Station Guest House is a quaint little place as it is set in a former railway station! The main building and one of the train carriages have been renovated and converted into suites for guests to stay in whilst still retaining the old charm of the railway station – giving you a truly unique experience.
The carriage suites all come with a small kitchen area for guests to use, and the rest of the accommodation all offer en suite bathrooms with tea and coffee making facilities.
You have the choice of either visiting some of the bigger golf courses in St Andrews, which are about a 10-minute drive away, or, guests are able to practice their golfing skills out on the lawn as well!
What used to be the station platform is now where continental breakfasts are served. For meals during the day, there are plenty of amazing restaurants to choose from just 5 minutes away!Check Online Availability