Holiday cottages in Fife offer lots of choice

The most popular places people head to are on the coast in the north east coast affectionately know as the “East Neuk”. Nestled along the coast lie the picturesque villages of the Elie, St Monan’s, Pittenween, Anstruther and Crail. A few miles inland you will also find Kilconquhar and Williamsborough, which are also pretty.

Amongst the villages on the coast Elie is undoubtedly the most popular for holidaymakers and has been since the 1850s when wealthy merchants built their holiday homes along the beach. 150 years later and not much has changed. Elie is busy all through summer so look to book as early as you can. It is not uncommon for the Scottish and English school holiday weeks to be booked 6 months in advance.

The holiday cottages in Fife come in all shapes, sizes and locations. New building is almost non existent as most villages are now conservation areas, so there are plenty of extensions. Make sure to check the location, walking distance from the beach and size of the rooms.

The back garden of Elie Cottage leads right down to the beach but has a sheltered aspect, which protects the cottage from the chill off the sea in the evening. Recently renovated and extended the rooms are all a good size and the contemporary open plan dining kitchen and sunlounge open fully with bi-fold doors onto the garden patio. Perfect for relaxing, barbecuing and entertaining.