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Charming Cottage in Historic Dunfermline, close to 3 Outlander Locations

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

2 bedroom accommodation, sleeps 4, ideally situated for all activities

Carnegie Cottage in Grieve Street Dunfermline is a typical late 19th century worker's cottage. The stone cottage retains many original features including cast-iron fireplaces, cornicing, original hardwood panelled doors and internal window shutters, but with central heating, which guests can switch on and off as they wish, and all the modern day equipment you expect in a holiday rental - most important of all, free fast unlimited WiFi. Most of our guests love the cosy old world atmosphere of this property and many return year after year.

The property is non smoking but there is a private area outside at the rear where smokers can indulge.

There is plenty of free parking on the road immediately 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.


Attractive old Scottish towns on the Forth Estuary, 10 minutes drive, just right for a pleasant evening stroll.

ABERDOUR (an Outlander Location)

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.


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.

CULROSS (Outlander Location)

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.


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 (Outlander Location) at the foot of the Lomond Hills, with its impressive Royal Palace.


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.

More Details

Trevor Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

Why Trevor Smith chose Fife

Great location close to historic town centre, cafes, restaurants, museums, theatres, bus station, parkland, open countryside and a 6.0 am to midnight Tescos.

What makes this cottage unique

Unlike most so-called traditional cottages this property has not been gutted, plasterboarded, and pvc'd so that little more than the stone walls remain. Virtually all of the woodwork is original 1890's which helps to maintain the old world atmosphere.


Pittencrieff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , With washbasin
  • There is a shower room with instant electric shower, with the washbasin and WC conveniently located in the adjacent room, thus avoiding those interminable waits for people to finish showering. Both rooms are centrally heated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • Master bedroom with double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, drawers, original cornicing and built-in bookcase. Want a lie-in then close the internal wooden shutters as well as the curtains and you won't be disturbed by the early morning sunshine. . The second bedroom, has adult size bunk beds, wardrobes, and window overlooking the adjacent garden. Both bedrooms are centrally heated.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The cottage is at ground level at the front with no steps to climb and accessible by wheelchair. The garden is reached via 8 steps down from the back door or two low steps by going round the side. The toilet is not easily wheelchair accessible.


4.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage in Historic Dunfermline, close to 3 Outlander Locations
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

quaint cottage in quiet street

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely stay at Carnegie Cottage, suited us a family of 5, very clean and tidy, heating was good, and close to Dunfermline centre and the Abbey. would recommend for anyone to stay

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage, great holiday

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had lots of character and was ideally located for everything. Next time we'll bring the grandchilden as the playpark just a few minutes walk from the cottage is fantastic. It was great being able to stroll around the wooded walks in the Glen and go for a meal out at night without having to take the car. So many places to visit in and around Dunfermline, a week just isn't long enough.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes the Glen just down the road really is a fantastic place, The woodland walks are so atmospheric, and there are so many lovely places to visit in Fife, picturesque fishing villages, castles and gardens, as well as the big city of Edinburgh within easy reach.
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our relaxing new year get away

  • 5 of 5

carneigie cottage is a cosy charming cottage with everything you could need from a cork screw to a computer.

the beds are so comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean.

nothing was too much trouble for the owners and they accept dogs which was a huge bonus to us.

we will recommend this cottage to family and friends

the baxters

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kiel - Schleswig-Holstein - Germany

Abtauchen in romantische Gefilde

  • 4 of 5

Unser vierter Schottland Urlaub. Wir haben uns in diesem entzückenden und heimeligen Cottage mit Garten - ein extra Bonbon - sehr "ZUHAUSE" gefühlt. Es war alles, sowie eine gut sortierte kleine Bibliothek !!! vorhanden.

Besonders angenehm zum Entspannen nach "anstrengendem" shoppen im 10 Min. entfernten Zentrum von Dunfermline oder dem

Lustwandeln im wunderbaren Park! Die Abbey war immer und immer wieder ein Anziehungspunkt.

Ohne Anstrengung waren in diesem Urlaub die Ausflüge nach Sterling,

Glasgow, St. Andrews, Cupar, Kirkaldy, Crail !!! und Culross !!! und das Highlight am Ende EDINBURGH und das Tattoo - so nah und einfach zu erreichen. Ob mit dem Bus, Zug oder Auto. Besonders

zu empfehlen die Küstenstraße - auf dem Hinweg von Newcastle

über Bamburgh Castle zu fahren. Und für die Rückfahrt die Landstraße

nehmen und die Lowlands geniessen!

Lieber Mr. Smith herzlichen Dank

und wir kommen sehr gerne wieder.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Halbeath, Dunfermline
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Same street, lots within 10 minutes walk
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Visit Dunfermline Abbey the final resting place of many of Scotland's kings and queens, including Saint Margaret and Robert the Bruce. Pittencrief Park is just 5 minutes walk from the cottage, with lawns, woods and streams, flower gardens, modern play park and historic architecture. Visit Abbot House the oldest house in Dunfermline to learn all about the history of the town, and Andrew Carnegie's Birthplace and Museum. The excellent Public Library has a local history department and family tree search facilities. Within about 15 minutes drive are beaches at Limekilns, Charleston and Aberdour. Culross as seen on Outlander is a perfectly preserved old Scottish town with cobbled streets on the banks of the Forth. Take a boat trip to Inchcolme Island and Abbey. It's just 30 mins to an hours drive to the attractive coastal fishing villages of, Elie, Earlsferry, St Monans, Anstruther, Pittenweem, Crail, and the university town of St Andrews. Edinburgh, 20 minutes by train, is a must see cosmopolitan city.

Other Activities: Siteseeing, Visiting Historic Buildings, Ten-pin Bowling, Gyms., Quad-biking, Hill walking, and Much More

Golf: There are over 50 golf courses within 50 miles of Dunfermline with several in Dunfermline itself including Dunfermline Golf Club, with its club house in a 600 year old baronial mansion, Forrester Park Golf Club, Canmore Golf Club, and Pitraevie Golf Club. You don't have to be a member to play these course. Visitors are always welcome. Dunfermline is just an hour's drive to St Andrews where numerous courses await.


Rates & Availability

Pittencrieff Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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