Self catering Fife holiday cottage near Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Inverkeithing
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 for more local area information:- our blog holiday-cottage-edinburgh or website woodlandcottages.co.uk Our phone is 07957 264 805 We have 47 years of local knowledge for you to benefit from.
Mrs.Yvonne Barley purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Mrs.Yvonne Barley chose Dunfermline
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. 3 miles to Dunfermline. Family friendly. Lots of thoughtful touches..
What makes this Cottage unique
15 acres of woodland. Garden room with log burning stove. Garden with covered fire pit area. 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. Cosy calthermic heating, installed November 2018.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
This was a simple cottage but was just what we wanted it's not 4stars but it's still great
A great location
The Cottage was a great place to spend few days. The woodland was an interesting place to wander through and Chris's camping buildings were all intriguing. Inverkeithing station was a short walk which gave easy car free access to Edinburgh and Cramond island is a must if the tide times are favourable.
Glad your family enjoyed some of the nearby places to visit.
The walk/cycle path is handy to get to the railway station.
A perfect place
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.
Glad the cottage is ideal for a family holidaying near Edinburgh. Chris and Yvonne.
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.
Many thanks to an appreciative family.
A nice Retreat in the country
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.
Thanks. Always a pleasure to have appreciative guests. Hope to see you again. Yvonne
Memorable place, great location
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.
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.
Ideal for 2 adults. but can also sleep 1 or 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.
Lots of great restaurants in Edinburgh and some good local ones like Aberdour hotel and Hawes Inn.
2 miles north on B981 is an artisan bread baker, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, also sells free range eggs, cakes, jam, cheese, olive oil, vegetables and fruit, etc.
Coffee to take away. Artisan stalls varying weekly from
local brew beer, hand made soaps, wine.