Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Cosy, Self Contained, Two Bedroom Cottage, in Grieve Street, central DUNFERMLINE, short walk to town centre shops and restaurants, coach and train stations, theatres,the Abbey, museums and glorious Pittencrieff Park.
Despite its central location, Carnegie Cottage is in a quiet Victorian area, away from traffic.
• Broadband with PC & WiFi
• Living room with sofas, dining table & chairs, Freeview TV (about 40 channels), DVD player, CD player, library of novels and books about the local area.
• Central heating system, included in rental..
• Fully equipped KITCHEN with fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave, washer/drier, coffee machine, kettle, toaster etc. Plenty of food outlets, from the corner shop two minutes walk from the cottage, to the 24/7 Asda.
• Large Master Bedroom with wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps, and original features including ornate cornicing and working internal shutters. Second Bedroom with adult size bunk beds. Bed linen and towels included in rental.
• Separate shower & toilet rooms
The Cottage has its own private patio & garden, with table & chairs to enjoy the long hot summer evenings. Well, we can dream!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aberdour 16 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 25 km, Nearest railway: Dunfermline 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Fife region
From Dunfermline, it's a short drive, or just hop on a bus, to visit so many of the picturesque fishing villages along the 150km of glorious Fife coastline, or travel inland and see some of our mansions and castles, lakes and glens. Easy access by train for a day out in Edinburgh.
Limekilns and Charleston
Attractive old Scottish towns on the Forth Estuary, 10 minutes drive, from Dunfermline just right for a pleasant evening stroll. Boats and pubs.
Fancy a day by the seaside.
The beautiful Silver Sands at Aberdour is a sweeping, sandy beach nestling in a sheltered bay, with great views across the estuary and easy walks along the wooded coastline. Visit the 14th century castle. Small town with restaurants and antique shops.
Take Boat Trip to Inchcolme Island and Abbey
Regular boat trips during the summer from South Queensferry just across the Forth Bridge. Fascinating journey up the Forth. The bird life on the island is fantastic, expect a bit of dive bombing if you go during the breeding season. The Abbey is abandoned but there is lots of it left to explore.
Perfectly preserved old Scottish town complete with cobbled streets on the banks of the Forth. Visit the Abbey and Church, The 17th century Town House, and “Palace”, a magnificent merchant's residence built around 1600.
The Fife coast boasts a string of incredibly picturesque old fishing villages, which include:
Elie with its large sweeping beach and watersports sentre.
St Monans, with its old harbour, restored windmill and historic coastal church.
Pittenweem, with a harbour from which lobster fishing is still carried out,
Anstruther with a large harbour with lots of pleasure boats, Fisheries Museum, famous fish and chip shop, and a summer service to the Isle of May.
Largo where Alexander Selkirk the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe was born.
Crail with its very picturesque harbour and one of the few remaining bookshops in Scotland ( www.crailbookshop.com ) Attractive old fishing village.
Burntisland and Leven are small towns with large beaches and amusement arcades and fairgrounds for children in summer.
The Fife coastal walk in fantastic and leads along a beautiful ornithologically rich coastline from one fishing village to another, of which those listed above are just a selection, or just hop from village to village by car or bus.
Further East lies St Andrews, University town and Home of Golf.
Travel inland to:
Kinross and Loch Leven
Large inland lake with lakeside walks, childrens' park and the Boathouse Bistro, a nice informal lakeside cafe.restaurant.
The Bistro organises lakeside barbecues with live entertainment on the first and last Friday of each month from May to September.
Boat trips from Kinross Pier outside the Bistro from March to October across the lake to the ancient island fortress, Loch Leven Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was once imprisoned and from which she made her daring escape.
Kinross House built by famous Scottish Architect, William Adam, overlooks the lake.
You can hire a bicycle from the Boathouse Bistro, and cycle along the 13km of lakeside tracks.
Easily accessible from the M90. (Please note Loch Leven is at Kinross, not at the coastal town of Leven).
Falkland and Falkland Palace
The quaint old village of Falkland at the foot of the Lomond Hills, has an impressive Royal Palace in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, open during the summer months. Easy woodland walks through the Falkland Estate with more strenuous climbs up the Lomond Hills.
Ancient mansion house near Pittenweem restored by the Lorimer family.
Castle Campbell, at Dollar
Walk through the lovely Dollar Glen up to the atmospheric 15th century castle, which was the chief Lowland stronghold of the Campbell Clan.
Not strictly in Fife, but just across the Forth Bridge at South Queensferry is Hopetoun House, one of the finest examples of 18th century architecture in Britain. "The magnificent interiors which have remained virtually unchanged for three centuries reflect the elegance of the Georgian era and are decorated with the best period furniture, paintings, tapestries and clocks, with beautifully crafted finishes of carving, gilding and plasterwork." Large tearoom and 150 acres of splendid grounds to explore.
Visit the final resting place of many of Scotland's kings and queens, including Saint Margaret and Robert the Bruce.
Pittencrieff Park known locally as The Glen,.
Just 5 minutes walk from our cottage and apartment, with lawns, woods and streams, flower gardens, elaborate modern play park for your children, and historic architecture.
Visit the oldest house in Dunfermline to learn all about the history of the town, and Andrew Carnegie's Birthplace and Museum/
Carnegie Leisure Centre
Take a swim or early morning workout in Dunfermline's magnificient, newly refurbished, sports centre with swimming pool, squash, fitness rooms etc.
A Round of Golf?
There are over 50 golf courses within 50 miles of Dunfermline with several in Dunfermline itself including:
Dunfermline Golf Club, with its club house in a 600 year old baronial mansion
Forrester Park Golf Club
Canmore Golf Club
and Pitraevie Golf Club.
You don't have to be a member to play these courses. Visitors are always welcome.
Dunfermline is just an hour's drive to St Andrews where numerous courses await.
The Alhambra Theatre and Carnegie Hall
For a night out, Dunfermline boasts two theatres, attracting major shows and first class performers. There are also theatres at nearby Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.
Cafes and Restaurants
Eat out at some of the numerous cafes and restaurants, with menus to suit all budgets, or visit a traditional pub, all within a few minutes walk of your holiday home. If you want a break from cooking, there is no need to cook once.
If shopping is your thing, then there's a choice of independent shops in the main street or in the newly refurbished Kingsgate Shopping Centre M&S, Debenhams, Primark, Matalan etc all await.
Bus and Coach Station
The bus and coach station is in the centre of town just ten minutes walk from Carnegie Cottage and Glen Malcolm Apartment with regular services to Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy, St Andrews, and many of the coastal villages.