Where to stay around Fife?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 472 holiday lettings near Fife. From 186 Cottages to 116 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Fife for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Fife?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Fife. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint Andrews: 450 holiday homes
  • Elie: 332 holiday homes
  • Saint Andrews: 363 holiday homes
  • Crail: 311 holiday homes
  • Pittenweem: 333 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Fife! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Fife?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Fife with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Saint Andrews: 450 holiday lettings
  • Elie: 332 holiday lettings
  • Saint Andrews: 363 holiday lettings
  • Crail: 311 holiday lettings
  • Pittenweem: 333 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Fife?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Fife are:

  • Leuchars Airport (ADX): 530 self catering accommodations
  • Edinburgh Waverly Station Airport (ZXE): 1,876 self catering accommodations
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI): 1,855 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Fife?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Fife. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Scotland's Secret Bunker: 542 holiday rentals
  • Elie Beach: 571 holiday rentals
  • St. Andrews Links: 519 holiday rentals
  • Aberdour Castle: 1,920 holiday rentals
  • Old Course at St Andrews: 514 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fife listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental cottage or private house to rent in Fife, Scotland your home away from home

The Kingdom of Fife, Scotland has been the home of Scottish monarchs for centuries. The attractions of Fife are multiple, but it is the fantastic golf courses which have been the main draw to private houses to rent in Fife in recent years. One of the smallest regions in Scotland, Fife measures just 50 miles across at its widest point, yet manages to encompass some absolutely beautiful and varied landscapes within its boundaries.

Things to do in Fife, Scotland

Fife, Scotland is known as the ‘home of golf’. There are more than 40 courses available from any of the Fife holiday cottages available for rent. Playing the beautifully landscaped golf courses are among the most popular things to do in Fife, from the windswept links courses that run along the shores of Fife to the heath and parkland courses, including the famous fairways of Scotland’s best loved course, St Andrews. Any golfer will be ecstatic at the opportunity to play Scotland’s most famous golf courses from a picturesque holiday cottage in Fife, especially those with a love for the history of the game.

The attractions of Fife property are not limited to the fairways and green by any means. The coast of Fife is wonderfully windswept and wild, beautifully underdeveloped and rich in wildlife and formed by a string of beautiful geological formations. The long Fife Coastal Path, which runs along much of the coastline, offers sensational walking for anyone staying in a private house to rent in Fife, from serious walkers and hikers to those looking to enjoy a casual and scenic stroll after a good lunch. Grey seals, sharks and even basking sharks can be seen off the coast during the summer months, with flocks of seabirds, including puffins, calling the islands of Inchcolm and Inchkeith in Fife home.

There are very few activities in Fife that do not excel. From a holiday cottage in Fife, visitors can enjoy cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, sea kayaking off road driving and even a host of water sports from windsurfing to water skiing. If you have taken a self catering Fife property for a family holiday, keeping children happy, enthusiastic and active couldn’t be any easier! The black sand beaches of Aberdour and the golden sands of Billow Ness and Elie Harbour mean that the warm summer days can be happily spent on the beach from a private house to rent in Fife. Beach fishing also excels in the region, and if you would like any information on beach fishing in Fife, plenty is available from both locals and tackle shops throughout the region.

Culture is never far from a Fife holiday cottage either. The whole landscape is awash with historic Fife houses, castles and palaces, as well as imposing cathedrals, ancient abbeys and intriguing towers. There are also no less than fife nature reserves in Fife, perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding.

Places to visit on holiday to Fife, Scotland

Dunfermline was the capital of Scotland for over 5 centuries, and remains the second largest town in Scotland. Much of the history of Scotland is inextricably linked to Dunfermline, and visitors can visit the grave of Robert the Bruce, the beautiful Dunfermline Abbey and the wonderful St Margaret’s Cave.

Perthshire, where the Highlands meet the lowlands is an area also well worth exploring from Fife accommodation.

Weather in Fife, Scotland

The climate of Fife is great during the summer, with sunny days making beach fishing in Fife, lazy days on the beach and walking the coastal paths a very memorable experience. During the winter and spring months, the weather can be a little unpredictable, so if you are playing a round of golf from your Fife cottage, an umbrella should be packed into your golf bag!

Cheap flights to Fife, Scotland

Fife is well connected to the rest of Europe, with Edinburgh Airport (EDI) just 10 miles outside Dunfermline. There are excellent road and rail connections too, meaning that private houses to rent in Fife are easily reached from anywhere in the UK.


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Hiking, biking and riding near your Fife holiday let

There are outdoor adventures for all ages near your Fife holiday rental. If you're bringing the kids, you could hire bikes and go for a ride – there are 350 miles of dedicated routes to choose from. Alternatively, you could saddle up to go galloping along the long stretches of beach or the forested trails – there are plenty of stables where you can learn to ride, if you've never been on horseback before. If you've scored a vacation rental along the coast, you can indulge in some water sports, like sea kayaking or kitesurfing. Then there's the walking, which varies from coastal paths to routes around the glistening lochs.

Seasonal weather averages in Fife

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Fife

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Fife. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arthur's Seat (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Calton Hill (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
  • Holyrood Park (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • Leven Beach (5.6 mi / 9 km)