CHARACTER SELF CATER COTTAGE, GARDEN, WOODLAND. NEAR EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, U.K

Mrs.Yvonne Barley

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARACTER SELF CATER COTTAGE, GARDEN, WOODLAND. NEAR EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, U.K

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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.
Sep 2012
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Mrs.Yvonne Barley

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Character Self Cater cottage, garden, woodland. Near Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
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Character Self Cater cottage, garden, woodland. Near Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1573
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Dunfermline & West Fife Fife
switzerland
5

I'm from Scotland first time experince

I'm from Scotland first time experince
  • 5 of 5
What else to say, but fantastic will go back again soon
first class, like home from home with the holiday feeling.
Could'nt ask for more. First time experince, but will not be the last at the colttages. Fantastic place to be, everything you want and more. Close to everything plus being in the middle of nature. Great views, public transports close by. what more can you ask for? Welcome by the most charming people, Loved it would go back again tomorrow so if you get the chance go it really is beautiful. Take my word for it.
Sheena and Co.
Enjoy nothing else to do........

Thanks again for everything
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Character Self Cater cottage, garden, woodland. Near Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1573
+44 01383417681
Dunfermline & West Fife Fife
4

Memorable place, great location

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in the 'upgrade cottage', no 2 Dales cottages. Yvonne and Chris were very helpful and we appreciated the welcome and the lovely tray of goodies - the bread from the local farm bakery was especially delicious! The cottage is very well equipped and extremely interesting in the way that it has been renovated. Chris is a skilled woodworker and has used reclaimed wood throughout, which is commendable. Chris and Yvonne have worked so hard to maintain and improve the cottages and their woodland campsite in a sustainable way. They obviously love their piece of land! The only thing that we would change is to have more comfortable mattress on the single bed in the small bedroom. The location is really fantastic for exploring Fife, Edinburgh and beyond. We have had a wonderful holiday, thank you very much.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasure to have such appreciative guests.
Don't forget to tell us straight away if there's anything you need, we can fix it immediately.
Don't wait until you get home.
We want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Yvonne
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Character Self Cater cottage, garden, woodland. Near Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1573
+44 01383417681
Dunfermline & West Fife Fife
5

A perfect place for all occasions

  • 5 of 5
This neat cottage with it's lovely and absolutly complete interior and equipment made our holiday in Scotland a highlight in years.
From the very warm welcome till our leaving with a tear in the eye we had the most wonderful time. The living room is so cosy and perfect to relax after a long day out, the kitchen had every gadget and dish and pot we needed (and even more). The bedrooms with the quality beds were so nice as the bathroom was.
This place is great even without a car. Trains and buses from Inverkeithing (less than a mile to walk) go everywhere. So we had the chance to see not only Edinburgh and Dunfermline but also some terrific parts of the Fife Coastal Path - which we would recommend every visitor.
Thanks Yvonne and Chris and we'll be back somewhen!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Character Self Cater cottage, garden, woodland. Near Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1573
+44 01383417681
Dunfermline & West Fife Fife
Germany, Mainz
5

Walking and sightseeing next to Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5
We spent wonderful holidays at Chris' an Yvonne's cottage. We felt very comfortable and had a lot of options to spend our days off. We had no car, but is was no problem to see the most of the interesting places at the Kingdom of Fife. Our radius was beween Culross and St. Andrew, going by bus oder walking the Fife-Costal-Path.

The cottage with a fireplace in the livingroom ist very homely, the kitchen is overcomplete with very beautiful dishes. We had wonderful sleep on perfect matresses.
The next Tesco isn't far away and easy to reach by bus or Taxi.

We enjoyed our holidays in scottland very much. Thank your!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Character Self Cater cottage, garden, woodland. Near Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1573
+44 01383417681
Dunfermline & West Fife Fife
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
5

Cottage Stay August 2009

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four (2 adults and 2 teenagers) were delighted with our stay at this cottage. We would highly recommend this property for almost any type of vacation, from a romantic getaway to families with any age children looking to spend some quality time together. The cottage was even better than advertised and exceeded our expectations. Yvonne and Chris were extremely gracious and had obviously spent a great deal of effort anticipating their guests needs. There were many thoughtful added touches. The location was great for exploring central and eastern Scotland and was indeed just a short drive into Edinburgh. One nice surprise was that there was a large 24 hour grocery superstore about 10 minutes away. Easy to drop in after a long day of sightseeing. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer to relax and enjoy the cottage with it's library, lovely garden and the adjoining woodland. Alas, perhaps next time.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Character Self Cater cottage, garden, woodland. Near Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1573
+44 01383417681
Dunfermline & West Fife Fife
Texas, USA
5

We would stay again

  • 5 of 5
Very friendly owners. Lots of information including maps in cottage which was helpful in planning our sightseeing.
Modern kitchen with large American fridge and large dishwasher; everything you need to make large or small meals. Fire place in living room was great. Large pretty back garden which we wished we had spent more time in.
Excellent location for either Edinburgh or travel to north to Perth and surrounding countryside. Cottage was clean, was as described, and would recommend to friends
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great that the cottage and area appeals to all ages and nationalities.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Inverkeithing
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M90
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Aberdour
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Inverkeithing
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Glenshee
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Aberdour
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
St. David's Bay
Car: recommended

10 miles North of Edinburgh, Duloch is the original old hamlet. 1 mile North of Inverkeithing train and bus Park & Ride, near Dunfermline (Robert the Bruce & Andrew Carnegie), Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. Scottish villages, towns, castles & historical buildings. St. Andrews, (golf), Stirling (William Wallace), Glasgow (Charles Rennie Mackintosh) Culross, South Queensferry - ( R.L. Stevenson) . Edinburgh Zoo Pandas, Edinburgh festivals, shops ,Edinburgh castle, Edinburgh open top bus tour, Edinburgh museum of childhood, former Royal Yacht Britannia). Lochs, Glens, National parks, whisky distilleries. Fishing ports (Crail, Anstruther- Rick Stein recommends fish shop). 5 blue flag beaches incl. Aberdour, Burntisland. Children's attractions, swimming pools & flumes, Deep Sea World. Lochore activity park. 2 miles to Fife Leisure Park with restaurants, pubs, 10 screen cinema, crazy golf. Knockhill racing circuit, Great for walkers & cyclists, nearby link to Fife Coastal Path.

Other Activities: Flying club, walking, cycling, seaside, falconry, golf, fishing, bird watching.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Dunfermline & West Fife Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£495
 
 
low season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates include bed linen, towels, hospitality basket, a reasonable amount of cleaning after your stay (if you leave the cottage as you find it). Wi Fi . Honesty reading for coal, logs and electricity (£5 a coal bucket-10 kilos & £5 tub of logs
25% immediate deposit secures booking.
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Remainder due 2 months beforehand.
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Amenities

Amenities

Dunfermline & West Fife Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hand crafted features made from re-cycled wood. Shower over bath. Some toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Living room - Single z - bed on request
    Bedroom main - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Cots on request
    Bedroom small - 2 twin/ single , Cot on request
  • 2 bedrooms - Main bedroom with double and single bed. Small bed room with 2 single beds. Ideal for a family with 2 children. Bedrooms on ground floor may suit elderly or partially disabled. Ideal for 2 adults & up to 2 children plus baby (first cot etc. free if request in advance.) Single z bed can be ordered in advance for living room at a cost of £15. Ideal for one family, not ideal for a family plus other adults (depending what permutation of sleeping arrangements you need. Please ask & I'll discuss it with you, it would be helpful to give me ages & couples/singles, etc.)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Big living room (7 x 5 metres), medium size bedroom & kitchen (very well equipped), small bathroom & bedroom. Sorry No pets or smoking (there's an outdoor smoking area with table, seating, ashtray & parasol.) The 2 bedrooms make it ideal for a family with children. Suitable for some elderly ( ground level) and children (handmade child's Windsor chair, books, games, toys, play in the woodland.) To save you carrying, I can supply, (request in advance, baby/toddler items :- baby bath, bath mat, changing mat, microwave bottle sterilizer, bouncy cradle, sink step, mugs & bottles, childs play tent, 2 travel cots & bedding, 2 high chairs etc.) Lots of toys, family games, T.V ., DVD player & good DVD collection, free view digital channels. Bookcase with hundreds of interesting books. The usual brochures, you can request more extensive guides such as fishing, golf, special interests or needs etc. Plenty nearby indoor activities for rainy days
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