Dunfermline & West Fife Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Fife holiday home near Edinburgh. Child & baby friendly country cottage. Wi Fi
100+ Year old traditional cottage, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Sleeps 4 (2 adults + 2 children) + cot. Very well equipped , self catering holiday home. Comfortable, relaxing, clean, inviting & welcoming accommodation. Single person, family, child, toddler & baby friendly. Cot, high chair, baby equipment. Indoor games. Log burning stove. Wi Fi/broadband. Ice maker. View of Forth Bridges. Parking.. Lovely back garden, ( B.B.Q, croquet, ) leads to 15 acres of our own woodland, badger hide (straw bale),Book a camp-fire. Wildlife includes pheasant, deer, badger, buzzard, butterflies & flora and yet Edinburgh can be reached in 20 minutes (10 miles). Great touring, historical buildings. Lovely coastal & fishing villages. Childrens' park & beautiful beaches & sea nearby. Plenty golf courses, some with spectacular coastal views. Ideal also as a winter holiday getting to know Edinburgh. Individual not buy to let. Indoor entertainment. 24 hour call for maintenance. Owners keen to make your holiday enjoyable.
Well appointed, views to field beyond & woodland : Edinburgh is easy by car, bus or train. The ancient Burgh of Inverkeithing is one mile away, with good train & bus links with Park & Ride, a bank, small shops, post office, library, take away food, phone box. Dunfermline, Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, St. Andrews, Pitlochry, Trossachs National Park, Loch Ness, fishing villages, etc. are nearby. Local golf, falconry, riding, walking, cycling, castles, coastal areas, shopping, eating, distilleries. Skiing at Glenshee, etc. A great area with plenty to do for all ages. Lots of local information supplied, including links to local supermarket & attractions, on your email booking information etc.
It's lovely, do come to stay. A welcome home from home, with extra touches, area for computer, desk set.
The woodland is an attraction with nesting birds including peregrine falcon. One family organized a treasure hunt for a few children. Another family cooked on a campfire at twilight & into the dark while waiting for owls. So there's all sorts of healthy activity possibilities. Acres of space & attractions.
Distinctive features: We have a keen interest in repairing & decorating & are constantly making improvements & restoration ( i.e. original wooden doors & some floorboards, etc.) Chris makes indoor feature shelves, facings, garden & indoor folk furniture from local dead trees as well as wood gifts, , stools etc. sold in rustic gallery. The rear garden is enclosed for your children and has garden furniture for four, BBQ & steamer loungers. You have access to our woods, at your own risk, so please take care and accompany children beyond garden ( small stream, well in lane, pond in front garden, etc.) Some ancient woodland, some meadow, many rustic walks. Bluebells are pretty in May, hundreds of wild orchids. June to August thousands of ferns & Meadowsweet. Plenty sightings of badgers, deer, buzzard, etc. Children could bring scrap book to record flora.
Events. Recycling: SPORTS & EVENTS:-
Edinburgh festivals -science, film, book, music, tattoo, fringe.
Royal Highland show, Knockhill motor racing circuit. Homecoming Scotland, September open door historic buildings.
It's a good place for holidays, most hobbies, personal development & learning experiences.
Your children can learn about nature.
Great cities, countryside, heritage, history, parks, botanical gardens, shopping, golf, falconry & leisure centres, riding stables, Falkirk wheel (canal boat).
Book for 2 weeks or more, there's so much to do.
RECYCLING:-Please ask if you wish more details but basically we have separate containers. What doesn't get re-used ( i.e. tins for pigments, oils & paints for maintenance around the cottages, newspaper for starting the wood stove & logs from dead trees in our woodland) is taken to recycle.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Mrs.Yvonne Barley
We are a married couple and have lived here since 1972.
We are keen for you to have a good holiday and will go out of our way to help. We enjoy improving and maintaining our 2 cottages and woodland.
Mrs.Yvonne Barley purchased this cottage in 1998
Why Mrs.Yvonne Barley chose Dunfermline & West Fife
They are unique, 100 year old sandstone farm cottages, comfortable and characterful. A perfect holiday base, close to Edinburgh and many other historic cities, 1 mile from the nearest town of Inverkeithing. Family friendly. Lots of personal touches.
What makes this cottage unique
15 acres of woodland.
Garden for children to play in and adults to relax. Interesting
We know the area well and leave lots of helpful local information.
We are on 24 hour call if help or advice is called for.
We love our cottages and woodland and enjoy having happy holidaymakers. Not run of the mill, buy to let. Some original features, some hand built features such as solid wood kitchen surfaces.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful time and would like to come again. We´ll be in touch when the time comes.