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Holiday cottage 10 miles north of Edinburgh, Garden, woodland, conservatory

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Self catering Fife holiday cottage near Edinburgh Dunfermline and Inverkeithing

120 year old traditional sandstone holiday cottage, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Conservatory, garden and woodland.

Sleeps 4 (2 adults + 2 preteen children) in 2 bedrooms

Very well equipped , self catering holiday home.

Comfortable, relaxing, clean, inviting & welcoming accommodation.

Family, child, toddler & baby friendly,

also suit single person.

Cot, high chair, baby equipment on request.

Indoor games. Log burning stove.

Wi- Fi

Well equipped kitchen, large living room,

1 bathroom with shower over bath.

View of 3 Forth Bridges and fields. Parking.

Lovely enclosed back garden, with B.B.Q, croquet, Garden bistro table and 4 chairs

plus 2 steamer loungers.

Leads to 15 acres of our own woodland,

wander freely at your own risk, please take care and accompany children ( small stream, etc.).

Some ancient woodland and meadow with many rustic walks.

Nesting birds, including peregrine falcon, pheasant, buzzard.

Roe deer, badger, hares, butterflies, flora.

Bluebells in May, wild orchids June to August, thousands of ferns & Meadowsweet.

Acres of space for your children to learn about nature.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.

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.

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

Distinctive features: We have a keen interest in repairing & decorating & are constantly making improvements & restoration ( i.e. original wooden doors & some floorboards, etc.) indoor feature shelves, facings, garden furniture from local dead trees.

Newly decorated interior March 2017

Edinburgh is only 20 minutes (10 miles) and 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.

We (Chris and Yvonne Barley) are in a small cluster of cottages at Duloch, like an old hamlet.

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.

Cycle track a few metres from the cottage.

A great area with plenty to do for all ages.

Childrens' park, beautiful blue flag beaches, sea and boat rides nearby.

Plenty golf courses, some with spectacular coastal views.

Great touring, historical buildings. Lovely coastal & fishing villages.

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.

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 recycling (separate containers for bottles, plastics, paper and general rubbish. )

Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday arrivals are given preference but other arrival days would be considered.

More Details

Mrs.Yvonne Barley
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

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.

Look us up on the internet, our blog is

Our phone is 07957 264 805

We have 45 years of local knowledge for you to benefit from.

Mrs.Yvonne Barley purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Mrs.Yvonne Barley chose Inverkeithing

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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Inverkeithing Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please enquire before booking with Estimated Time of Arrival, thanks. Generally between 16-17:00 hrs
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • 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. Soap, shower gel, 2 rolls of toilet tissue, etc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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 on request) Extra person possible for a charge ( z bed can be ordered in advance for living room). 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
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 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
  • 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,, a travel cot & bedding, high chair, 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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average rating of 4.736842 based on 21 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: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We were now already for the third time in the cottage and we love it. The house is very tastefully decorated and cozy. A rainy day is not a problem here, because all the rooms are very cozy. Even our teenaged children always come back with love. It's great fun to cook in the perfectly equipped kitchen. And the new extension is fantastic. The location of the house is well suited to explore the surrounding area, such as Edinburgh, Lothian and Fife.Next year at the same time we will be back. Many, many thanks to Dorothy and Chris. They do everything to make their guests feel at home.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad the cottage is ideal for a family holidaying near Edinburgh. Chris and Yvonne.
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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: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Always a pleasure to have appreciative guests. Hope to see you again. Yvonne
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  • 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: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to an appreciative family.
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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: June 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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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: September 2010
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National Museum of Scotland
Victoria Street
Wallace Monument
Anstruther Fish Bar
Loch Leven's Larder
Discovery Point
National Monument of Scotland
The Kelpies®
Bo'ness And Kinneil Railway
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 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

Ideal for 2 adults and 2 children.

10 miles North of Edinburgh, Duloch is the original old hamlet of 2 other properties apart from our semi-detached cottage..

1 mile North of Inverkeithing with excellent train and bus Park & Ride stations.Shops, bank, take-away food, etc.

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.

2 miles north on B981 is an artisan bread baker, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, also sells free range eggs, cakes, jam, vegetables and fruit, etc.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 . 2 baskets of wood and a bucket of coal provided in the cottage and a reasonable amount of electricity. For higher usage of fuel, an honesty donation would be great, thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.