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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14 Sep 2014
"Lovely little place"
My partner and I enjoyed our stay so much. It's the perfect location if like us you like to explore and do a lot of sight seeing. Admittedly it means driving to most places but we didn't min… More
Really pleased you would like to come back, will look forward to seeing you again. And we'll tell you about all the places you can go to from the nearby park and ride bus station or on the train!
Best wishes, Fenella
29 Aug 2014
"Small, but perfectly formed"
Thank you Fenella for an excellent stay, the Wee Hauf is a very well-equipped little house and the bedroom with French doors into the lovely garden is a very attractive feature, which we made the most of at every occasion (cup of tea in bed each morning). Crossgates is on the outskirts of Dunfermline, but is in a fantastic position for getting everywhere, and is an excellent base for the Fife coast, Edinburgh and further afar. All transport links are within a 10 minute drive, the M90 & train station within a 5 minute drive at the most. whatever you do have fish & chips from Romano's they are excellent.
I would not hesitate to recommend this property for a fab holiday, we will return as there is so much more to see that we did not complete during our 9 night stay.
Thank you for your kind words. It's always good to know you've helped someone to have a good holiday and your useful feedback will make it even better. We look forward to seeing you again.
All the best,
14 Aug 2014
"Welcoming, Cosy and Convenient!"
Thank you for a warm welcome to the Wee Hauf. Just right and well-equipped for a comfortable stay and the beautiful garden was a bonus. The location is great for days out by car or public transport. Highly recommended.
Thank you for staying with us. Glad you liked the garden, it is nice to be able to sit out in privacy when you do get good weather!
Bets wishes, Fenella
27 Jul 2014
Thank you so much for a lovely stay. It allowed myself, partner and son to be close to our family whilst visiting from Australia, and it was a great location for us to visit friends. It is so centra… More
Glad we could meet your needs so that you could have a good visit with your family. All the best,
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!
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