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House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Unusual bright little house, cosy and comfortable, in small village near historic city of Dunfermline. The Wee Hauf offers you a modern open-plan living space, showerroom, and one bedroom opening directly onto a sun-trap patio and secluded private garden. Lie in bed and listen to the birds sing!
This is an ideal location from which you can explore the many attractions of the ancient Kingdom of Fife, from the golfing heritage of the Auld Course at St. Andrews, to the art gallery in Kirkcaldy, hometown of Jack Vettriano. There are plenty of local events, theatre and arts, sporting activity and motor racing at the Racewall and Knockhill to enjoy. More than lots of things to do, there's plenty of peace and quiet, so you can relax, in Fife's beautiful countryside and coastline, including the Lomond Hills and Aberdour's Silver Sand beach.
Just 20min from Edinburgh, the Wee Hauf is a short hop to the buzz of Edinburgh, for Hogmany or the world renown Festivals, as well as providing a great base to get out and explore Scotland. Dunfermline has excellent transport links by bus and rail, and the Wee Hauf is close to J3 on the M90. In under an hour, you can enjoy the opulence of Gleneagles, home to the Ryder Cup 2014, be in Perth, gateway to the Highlands, visit the C.R.Mackintosh designed tearooms in Glasgow, or relax in Peebles, amongst rolling Borders hills and salmon rivers.
We like living here, come and see why!
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Silver Sands, Aberdour 11.4 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 24.3 km, Nearest railway: Dunfermline (Queen Margaret) 3.4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Fife region
The Kingdom of Fife was the ancestral home of the Scottish monarchs, the capital of Scotland for six centuries, and has always been at the hearts on the nation's history, as can be seen in its many historic buildings and ancient monuments. Royal connections abound, from the diminutive palace at Culross in the south, through the impressive ruined Renaissance palace of the Stuart kings, in the lovely village of Falkland, to St. Andrew's, where Scotland's oldest university (1410AD) was attended by Prince William .
St Andrew's is the location too for the famed fairways of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. The Kingdom of Fife is known throughout the world as the Home of Golf and boasts more than forty courses, from traditional seaside links to beautifully landscaped parkland and heathland courses suitable for golfers of all levels.
As Fife is only fifty miles across at the widest point, none of the beautiful Fife coastline, with windswept cliffs, rocky bays and sandy beaches, is more than a short journey away. Fife is proud of its Coastal Path, with challenging sections to be enjoyed by serious walkers and cyclists. There are places too, for those just out for a stroll, on long flat beaches with the opportunity to spot grey seals and, in summer, basking sharks and dolphins.
The offshore islands are home to thousands of seabirds, and you can take boat trips to the Isle of May, see the vast numbers of that charming bird, the puffin, from Anstruther, one of a number of well-preserved villages along the coast. The tiny stone harbours of the fishing villages of the East Neuk - Anstruther, Crail, St Monans and Pittenweem - are undeniably appealing, making a visit to this part of Fife worthwhile. Their character has attracted many artists, and established Pittenweem as a premier Scottish arts festival location.
Inland, the landscape of gentle hills and small lochs provides a setting for a number of picturesque villages and towns, including Cupar, a charming market town set in rolling countryside. The town itself and the hills and hamlets of the surrounding area retain an appealing and old-fashioned feel.
Southern Fife is characterised by Dunfermline, and the 'Lang Toun' of Kirkcaldy, with the facilities for shopping, sports, cinema and theatre expected of Fife's largest settlements. The Forth Road and Rail Bridges are memorable sights on this stretch of coastline and the transport networks they symbolise, provide excellent connections south to Edinburgh, and the world-famous Festivals, and within an hour's drive, west to Glasgow, and north to Perth and on into the Highlands.
The Scottish countryside is a fantastic mix of stunning landscapes, wildlife and wonderful local produce, combined with a thriving arts and culture scene, and topped off with a colourful history of epic battles and historic castles. It's worth exploring the beautiful landscapes, from the sandy coastlines to the highest Munros and greenest forests, providing the setting for some truly breathtaking castles and monuments and a wide range of different animals, from birds to whales, and squirrels to seals.
We are located 3 miles east of Dunfermline, the ancient capital of Scotland, home to some of Fife and Scotland's finest historical and tourist attractions.
Dunfermline's royal and monastic past dominate the town which boasts a royal palace, a 12th Century Abbey (final resting place of Robert the Bruce and burial site of eleven other Scottish kings and queens), a restored 15th Century Abbot House and the cave in which St Margaret bathed the feet of the poor. King Malcolm Canmore established his court after the death of Macbeth (yes, that Macbeth!) at the now ruined fortified tower in the heart of what is now the horticultural splendour of Pittencrieff Park. The town also has a modern shopping centre, and a variety of restaurants, pubs and nightclubs.
Dunfermline's perfect location offers you the ideal base to discover the magnificent Kingdom of Fife, as well as Edinburgh and the heart of Scotland beyond.
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1 Jun 2014
"A good place to explore the surrounding area"
After our satnav sended us in the wrong direction (which was our own fault) We were picked up from Dunfermline and escorted to the Wee Hauf. Very good service. It is a small house, but cosy and not to… More
Thank you for providing feedback. We'll certainly do something with regard to what you have said about the bed - you're the first to say there is a problem but we take every comment seriously.
24 May 2014
"Perfect little house"
First class spotless accommodation and perfect base for exploring Fife and surrounding areas. Everything you need is available and even weather was excellent during our stay. Great sheltered garden fo… More
Very pleased you had the relaxing week you wanted and were comfortable, what we aim for. I spent many a hour chilling-out in the garden myself. Look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks, Fenella
14 Apr 2014
"Nice wee house - village a bit dull"
The Wee Hauf is a very well-equipped little house and the bedroom with French doors into lovely garden is a very attractive feature. Crossgates itself is rather drab and the area between it and Dunfermline is just a mass of new housing estates and retail parks, but for people with card it is an excellent base for the Fife coast, Edinburgh etc. I came by bus (with my wee dog!) and hoped for long country walks but it wasn't as rural as I had hoped. However there are a couple of nice footpaths away from the road. Fenella was an excellent helpful hostess.
Thank you for your comments, I'm pleased you were happy with the Wee Hauf. It was kind of you to leave your map. I have noted the better walks nearby that you told me about and will pass them on. I'm sorry you were disappointed with the village, as with so many villages the move of so many people into towns/cities hasn't helped. We hadn't really noticed as we spend our time in the garden and happily there are still local shops.
1 Apr 2014
"very cosy and convenient."
This is a small but perfectly formed cottage,has everything you need ( except egg cups,a minor detail) and is very well.decorated.Perfectly positioned for travel inside Fife or to the rest of Scotland. The sunny garden was pleasant and gave extra privacy. Had a lovely week.
Thanks for note about egg cups, didn't think of that because I mostly eat poached! Will remedy this asap. Pleased you liked the place and had a good stay.
Best wishes, Fenella
18 Mar 2014
"Wee Hauf outside -- Big Hauf inside"
The accommodation was very well appointed ,quiet and comfortable. Outlook from bedroom
to garden was relaxing. Kitchen was well equipped as was toilet / shower room.
Wi fi signal not strong but adequate most of the time.
Thanks for giving us your feedback, glad you were comfortable and we'd provided what you needed. Aware of issue with wi-fi, regrettably the broadband itself isn't strong but we'll get a booster and see if that helps.
12 Nov 2013
"modern comfortable and clean"
had a lovely stay here fenella was very helpful showed me round and explained how everything worked I was here for two weeks and at the end of first week I was given fresh linen the cottage is central to many places of interest and I will be back next year if there is anything left to book so far pretty full for next year
Thanks so much, doing my best to make sure my visitors enjoy their stay and are comfortable.
Do hope you can make it back next year, sure there's lots yet to see!
21 Oct 2013
"Ideal location for touring Fife"
This was perfect accommodation. I was able to take my dog, and the bedroom in particular has a lovely outlook onto a spacious garden. Great for nipping out for a breath of fresh air or nicotine fix. Terrific shower, and the only downside was the busy road outside, especially at school times. However, it hasn't worried me too much, as I've booked to return in November.
Thanks very much for your comments, the garden does appeal to many people as it's nice to have the space to relax. Look forward to seeing you now you've booked again.
16 Sep 2013
"very good ideal location for lothians"
the flat was as described ideal for a couple well equipped and it was very convenient to all of region, good bus and local train service.easy access to motorways and other routes very quiet.one mile down road local entertainment and shopping park.
Thanks very much for sending a review, pleased you thought it well equipped, as we've tried to provide what's needed without being OTT!
3 Sep 2013
"what an awesome honeymoon spot"
right from the time we booked the apartment we were made to feel so welcome. from the owner making sure we had the right directions(as were traveling up from Essex) to the fact that they made sure that we had the essential shopping items we would need as we didn't arrive until late.we were greeted with a smile and given the keys. the apartment was clean and well kept and had everything we needed to enjoy our honeymoon week away.
Thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your special week. Once again my best wishes for your life together, Fenella
20 Aug 2013
Our stay was amazing! Fenella went above and beyond!! She stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to give us directions and even made sure we had groceries for breakfast. Being able to relax with coffee or a cup of tea in the garden was especially nice. The centralized location was perfect to let us explore several castles and the highlands. We will definitely be back!!
Glad to be able to make sure you enjoyed your stay. Hope the rest of your trip went well. Best wishes, Fenella
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