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Fifies House


Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

St Monans harbour with Fifies House nestling in the centre

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0.05km

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)
Access Car advised
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

Features and Facilities

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
Access Parking
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.

The Fife region

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

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).

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Review 1-10 of 11

23 Mar 2014


"Delightful holiday let right on the harbour"

Fifies house is a superb holiday let - great kitchen/diner with utility room and toilet downstairs, already supplied with a few teabags and a supply of washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc often … More

Wow, high praise indeed. I couldn't hope for a better review - or nicer guests! thank you so much :)

13 Oct 2013


"a fantastic holiday at fifies house"

A wonderful house that felt like home as soon as we walked in. Very clean and comfortable and light and airy. Perfect situation on the working harbour. Friendly locals with well stocked shops and great places to eat nearby. Great for taking kids crabbing, they love bacon. An excellent relaxed holiday in a beautiful place.

Thank you for the warm review of your family holiday at Fifies House. Relaxation and a taste of outdoor family fun is what we all love about St Monans and I'm so glad you all enjoyed it. Hope to see you again!

15 Sep 2013


"Marvellous & Gratyfying Rental Property"

Fifies House is a real Charm.
Owner was helpful beyond the call of duty, without being intrusive.
"Every one" in the party, not knowing what to expect, was blown away as they passed the door, never believing that so much, could be so carefully and considerately packed into a rental for ones comfort.
Everything that one could reasonably require, exists in this property.
This & other surrounding fishing villages posses a charm that made one wonder what it would have been like to live here in other times and the answer was easily found by visiting the nearby fishing museum!!
An absolute must do!!! We will be back !!

Wow! Fab review - I'm beaming with pride :) I'm so happy that you enjoyed the holiday since it can be tricky pleasing three generations with one place. You will be most welcome when you return. Thank you for choosing Fifies House.

15 Sep 2013


"Just delightful."

Beautifully refurbished house on the harbour front in the village of St Monans. Thoughtfully equipped with handy little extras such as dishwasher tabs and tea bags! Excellent location for a lovely family stay.

Thank you for taking the time to give a review of your stay at Fifies House. Your comments are greatly appreciated and it's nice to know that even the little things make a difference! Cheers

31 Jul 2013


"A beautiful home from home"

We arrived at Fifies House on a lovely sunny day and were delighted first of all with the location of the house. Sitting right on the harbour of this pretty fishing village, the house could not be in… More

I'm really happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay in Fifies House, thank you so much for your very generous review.

7 Jul 2013


"Great house in a lovely location - would definitely go back!"

A very spacious house which is very well equipped with lovely views - a real home from home, right at the sea. Parking right outside the door. Close to local shop for all your essentials. An ideal base for exploring local area - great beaches in Elie and St Andrews and Craigtoun Park also worth a visit.

Thank you so much for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and exploring the area - hopefully we'll see you again.

12 Feb 2013


"A great home in a great location."

We were 3 Canadians on a golfing holiday. Fifies House felt like home right from arrival, as did St Monans. The home was very spacious, and well equipped. The location by the harbour fantastic. An… More

I am so glad that after travelling half way round the world you found Fifies House a pleasing an homely base for your golf tour. Of course it would be great to have you visit again.

30 Sep 2012


"wonderful home from home"

We stayed here for one week and really enjoyed this cosy and well equipped cottage. It was inviting and warm, and a great base from which to explore the charming fishing villages in East Neuk. I would highly recommend it!

Thank you for your kind review - we are so glad that the house and the location came up to standard.

19 Jul 2012


"Amazing child friendly property with great views!"

We rented this property as a couple with a 4 year old, 2 year old and 6 month old baby and it was fantastic. Super clean and lovely interior with lots of added extras - toys, golf clubs, plenty of bo… More

Many thanks for yourkind review, we have tried to make it a home from home and are glad that you enjoyed it. We are also hoping to install Wi-fi soon. Kind regards Maddie

16 May 2012


"Very comfortable in a great location"

This is a lovely house for a family. The top floor is very handy for kids.
The kitchen/dining area is great for evening meals etc with the family.
The village has everything you need, pub/restaurants, take-away, 2 shops, cafe, so you don't need to go far if you don't want to.
Wi-fi would be the only improvement for the kids.

Really glad you enjoyed the house and village and we hope to have full WiFi access very soon many thanks

Review 1-10 of 11

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