Carnegie Cottage in Grieve Street Dunfermline is a typical late 19th century Victorian stone cottage. The cottage retains many original features including cast-iron fireplaces, internal window shutters, and cornicing, but with central heating, WiFi, and all the modern day comforts you expect of a holiday rental. There is a private south facing patio for enjoying the sunshine. There is free parking on the road outside the cottage.
We are in a quiet residential location near to countryside and parkland, yet just a few minutes walk to Dunfermline town centre, with all the usual shops and numerous cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.
With historic buildings, museums, country walks, and delightful parkland of its own, Dunfermline is also ideally situated for visiting many of the historic towns and villages of Scotland, whether travelling by car, or public transport. You are never far from the sea, or a golf course, and our attractive hilly countryside.
PLACES TO VISIT NEARBY: Dunfermline has an ideal central location within easy reach of many of Scotland's finest tourist attractions.
The BUS STATION is near the centre of town just 10 minutes walk from the cottage, from where there are regular services throughout Fife and beyond, the longer journeys using comfortable coaches. Or take the TRAIN.
Below is just a small selection of the many places to visit within 10 to 60 minutes drive.
LIMEKILNS AND CHARLESTON
Attractive old Scottish towns on the Forth Estuary, 10 minutes drive, just right for a pleasant evening stroll.
Fancy a day by the seaside. The beautiful Silver Sands, is a secluded, sandy beach nestling in a sheltered bay, with great views across the estuary and easy walks along the wooded coastline. Visit the 14th century castle.
MORE PLACES TO VISIT: INCHCOLME ISLAND AND ABBEY
Regular boat trips during the summer from South Queensferry. Fascinating journey up the Forth. The bird life on the island is fantastic, expect a bit of dive bombing if you go during the breeding season. The Abbey is abandoned but there is lots of it left to explore.
Perfectly preserved old Scottish town complete with cobbled streets on the banks of the Forth. Visit the Abbey and Church, the 17th century Town House, and “Palace”, a magnificent merchant’s residence built around 1600.
ELIE, EARLSFERRY, ST MONANS, ANSTRUTHER, PITTENWEEM, CRAIL
A string of incredibly picturesque old fishing villages, with coastal walks. Kellie Castle lies just a few miles inland.
Lively University town by the sea with remains of castle and cathedral, and wonderful old buildings. Stop off on the way at the quaint old village of FALKLAND at the foot of the Lomond Hills, with its impressive Royal Palace.
AND YET MORE: STIRLING
The historic town of Stirling with its magnificent intact castle, perched high on its rock is only 30 to 40 minutes drive, with a regular direct bus service. Near Stirling, at Blair Drummond, is a drive-through wild life park complete with lions and tigers, giraffes, elephants, chimps and other animals.
On the way to Stirling stop off at DOLLAR with its castle on the hill and lovely wooded walks.
Just twenty minutes by train. Must-see cosmopolitan capital city with its castle on the hill above Princes Street.