Fifies House is a superb spacious self-catering holiday cottage which has been newly renovated to the highest standard. This is the ideal holiday home by the seaside. Perfectly located on the Fife Coastal Path ideal for fantastic walks, Fifies House is close to award-winning beaches, castles, caves and windmills, plus the many golf-courses in this historic part of Scotland. You won’t be disappointed. . .
Available for rent all year round - short breaks, Christmas, and New Year included.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Monans (pebble and shell) 50 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dundee 44 km, Nearest railway: Cupar 19 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor with sea views from lounge and hallway
• Lounge with log burner, extra long sofa, two armchairs, 42" HD flat screen TV with BT YourView digital system, DVD player, selection of films, wifi, books, games, toys, study area with writing and art materials, two window seats, phone (free evening & weekend calls).
• Drinks area with teak sofa, ottoman, and matching Lloyd Loom chair, double doors to patio, courtyard with large umbrella, cafe table and two chairs, steps up to large enclosed garden (see below).
• Dining area looks onto both drinks area and kitchen, with oval dining table for 6-8 adults plus two high chairs.
• Fully-equipped country kitchen with oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, larder-fridge, toaster, kettle, wine rack, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, informal and formal table wear, plus a selection of cookery books, windows onto patio and courtyard.
• Utility room with large fridge plus large freezer, washing machine, laundry basket, tumble dryer, Clothes airer, iron & ironing board, Miele vacuum cleaner, Vax Handheld vacuum cleaner, various brooms, mops, and dusters, step ladder, rear door to courtyard.
• Downstairs toilet, boiler/heating timer
• Generous coats, boots, and golf bag area under ancient hand-hewn spiral stone staircase, pirate chest containing Christmas tree and decorations.
First floor with sea views from both bedrooms
• Nursing area drop-side cot, chair, soft toys, night-light, window onto rear garden.
• Twin room with matching single beds, and window seat.
• Double room with decorative original fireplace, window seat & large walk-in wardrobe and travel-cot.
• Large family bathroom with matching white suite, double-ended bath, large heated towel radiator, window onto rear garden.
Second floor with sea views from lounge and bedroom
• Staircase has garden views through rooflights.
• Lounge at top of stairs converts to 4th bedroom as extra-deep sofa folds out to ample double bed, TV with Freeview, video player and selection of films, CD player/radio, 1920's gramophone with selection of original 78s, window views of harbour Isle of May, Bass Rock and Firth of Forth .
• King-size double room, wardrobe, two large chests of drawers, one with mirror, hairdryer, window views of harbour and Firth of Forth.
• White fully en-suite with shower and heated towel radiator, windows onto rear garden
|Further details outdoors|
Large patio doors open onto enclosed courtyard with large umbrella, cafe table and two chairs plus some pretty container plants and stairs with railings leading upto a low gate.
There is a teak table and four chairs plus a large kettle barbeque along with plenty of colour all year round with spring bulbs, evergreen shrubs and trees in the borders either side making outdoor dining very pleasant indeed.
At the end of the garden is raised wild area currently being improved to allow access through a high gate to the green space and Braehead above.
Fife is known as the Kingdom because for over 600 years Dunfermline in the west was the capital of Scotland. In central Fife, Loch Leven was where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned by Queen Elizabeth 1. This is a part of Scotland that is steeped in history with castles and kings, saints and caves, witches and windmills. To the north of the Kingdom, St Andrews was where golf was invented and it's university was where Prince William and Princess Kate first met.
The East Neuk which is Scottish for corner has some of the most picturesque villages in Scotland and the coastline boasts some of the best beaches. The Fife Coastal Path extends from the Forth Bridge along the peninsular and round the East Neuk to St Andrews and beyond. Because of it's location there are no midgies as in other parts of Scotland which makes the Neuk and ideal place to enjoy a great holiday outdoors.
St Monans is one of a handful of tiny fishing villages that nestle on the Firth of Forth looking south towards the Bass Rock and and Isle of May. With quaint harbour houses and characteristic red pantiles the dutch-influenced architecture dates back over 400 years. Using the Fife Coastal Path you can walk along this spectacular coastline to the remains of Newark Castle, the Kirk on the Sea, the windmill, and Salt Pans.
For over 250 years St Monans was the village that built the fishing boats for the local fleet. In the last 5 years the boat-building has ended and a wonderful reinvention is taking place.
Dine at Craig Millar's gourmet seafood restaurant on the harbour or relax at the outstanding Mayview Hotel which now offers a restaurant, lounge bar, function suite, sports bar and courtyard outdoor area. Visit the East Pier Smokery to buy locally smoked shellfish or go oriental and buy a takeaway from the Wok & Spice or if you prefer traditional fish & chips Murray's Mobile brings food to you on Saturday evenings. There is also a Spar (with a good selection of household essentials & fresh food, wines, spirits, newspapers and magazines) a mini-mart with lottery stand, a hairdressers, a beauty salon, a post office, toy shop, and a community cafe plus there is a play park, and a sports field in the centre of the village to amuse the children and a public library if you want to borrow books, cd's or use the internet.
Look out for the Sea Queen Festival annually in June and also the St Monans Arts Festival in September, and enjoy the fireworks on the harbour at Hogmanay (New Year).