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Character Self Cater cottage, garden, woodland, conservatory, Near Edinburgh

Mrs.Yvonne Barley

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Character Self Cater cottage, garden, woodland, conservatory, Near Edinburgh

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Dunfermline & West Fife Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Fife holiday home near Edinburgh. Child & baby friendly country cottage. Wi Fi

100+ Year old traditional sandstone cottage, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Conservatory, garden and woodland.

Sleeps 4 (2 adults + 2 children) + cot, in 2 bedrooms.

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. Well equipped kitchen, large living room,

2 bedrooms, sleeps 2 in each. Shower over bath.

View of 3 Forth Bridges. Parking. Lovely back garden, ( B.B.Q, croquet, ) leads to 15 acres of our own woodland, badger hide (straw bale).

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, Park & Ride, 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.

2 miles to Farm with real bread, cakes, scones, free range hens, local potatoes.

It's lovely, do come to stay. A welcome home from home, with extra touches.

The woodland is an attraction with nesting birds including peregrine falcon. 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 & 2 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 for bottles, plastics, paper and general rubbish.

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mrs.Yvonne Barley (Owner)
Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015

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, not buy to let.

Some original features, some hand built features such as solid wood kitchen surfaces.

View of 3 historic Forth bridges.

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.
Aug 2012
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Character Self Cater cottage, garden, woodland, conservatory, Near Edinburgh
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 20 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
Kingston, Ontario

A nice Retreat in the country

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this wonderful cottage for our vacation. We enjoyed the quiet and solitude of a country home with a great view of the Forth Bridge. Yvonne was very helpful and understanding when our plane was delayed and our arrival was way past our expected time. We enjoyed the welcome package and the kitchen was well equipped and the living room was very cosy, we felt at home there. We would certainly want to look into staying there when we return to Scotland.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Always a pleasure to have appreciative guests. Hope to see you again. Yvonne


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the no 2 Dales cottage, it is next door. No 2 is fantastic, nice and very comfortable. The cottage has a spectacular conservatory with way out to a beautiful garden. The kitchen has a lot of electrical appliances and kitchen utensils.

There are many brochures and maps of Scotland. They helped us very much in order to travel and sightseeing. There are many toys, crayons and some films for children.

We had a wonderful week in Scotland. We sure that we are going to go back.

Thank very much Yvonne and Chris.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to an appreciative family.

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

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
  • Source: HomeAway
Germany, Mainz

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
  • Source: HomeAway


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

10 miles North of Edinburgh, Duloch is the original old hamlet,

1 mile North of Inverkeithing train and bus Park & Ride.

3 miles to 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 villages (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. Boness steam railway.

The Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies.

Great for walkers & cyclists, nearby link to Fife Coastal Path.

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

2 miles to 24 hour supermarket and Dalgety Bay:-

Food take away, Chinese, Indian & fish bar - award winning.


Rates & Availability

From £395 Per week

Dunfermline & West Fife Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May bank holidays and June
May 23 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
high season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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 (£6 a coal bucket-10 kilos & £6 tub of logs.
Monday to Monday change over but will consider other days if available.
25% immediate deposit secures booking.
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Remainder due 2 months beforehand.
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Dunfermline & West Fife Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hand crafted features made from re-cycled wood. Shower over bath. Some toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Living room - Single z - bed on request
    Bedroom small - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom main - 1 double , Cot on request
  • Cottage - All ground floor level. Ideal for 2 adults & up to 2 children plus baby (cot free) Single z bed can be ordered in advance for living room @ £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.)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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, a travel cot & 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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