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Sea view Cabin in secluded rural setting near Edinburgh

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The cabin is located in North Queensferry, a small, picturesque village and home to the three iconic Forth Bridges, including the rail bridge which is a World Heritage Site. The cabin has uninterrupted views down the River Forth, including the historic islands of Inchcolm and Inchkeith, all the way to North Berwick, over 30 miles away. Though in a rural setting, the cabin is only 12 miles from central Edinburgh. It is set in the owner's large, private garden and offers seclusion in a quiet location, visited by wildlife, including deer and pheasants. A winding, sometimes steep, private path leads directly to the beach and the Fife Coastal Path.

The wooden Cabin is newly refurbished and is well equipped, with Wi-Fi and television, radio and CD palyer, fridge/freezer, microwave oven and grill, electric hob, central heating and shower room. The deck in front of the cabin offers fantastic views, loungers, garden table and chairs and a firebox/barbeque. It has a coffee table, desk and chair, wardrobe, shelves, chest of drawers. Parking is secure and private.

The Cabin is sited above the Fife Coastal Path, for walking, biking and horse riding. It goes all the way to St Andrews. This is an ideal location to visit historic and other visitor attractions from Stirling to St Andrews, including prime golf courses, picturesque villages in the East Neuk of Fife, and breathtaking coastal scenery. It has easy access to Edinburgh, an all-year-round tourist destination and the most popular tourist city in the UK after London. The highlight of the year is the Edinburgh International Festival in August. North Queensferry itself has two pubs, a restaurant and a café, all a ten minute walk away.

There is a direct train service from Edinburgh to North Queensferry, then a short walk of 750 metres to the Cabin. Or, take the train to Inverkeithing and then a short taxi ride costing about £5. There is also a very regular bus service from Edinburgh and Edinburgh Airport (both 20-25 minutes) to the bus station at Ferry Toll, which is 1.5 miles distant. Buses from Ferry Toll also go to Dunfermline, St Andrews and other parts of Fife. An alternative route from the Airport is to take the new tram service to the rail station at Edinburgh Gateway and then the train to North Queensferry or Inverkeithing. Edinburgh Airport has many international and internal flights and budget flights.

More Details

Pat Dennison
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2018

Why Pat Dennison chose Inverkeithing

This is a real back to nature place but not far from the major attractions which Edinburgh has to offer - theatres, cultural events, the world-famous Edinburgh Festival. It is ten minutes walk to two pubs, a restaurant and a cafe.

What makes this cabin unique

Unrivalled views of the River Forth. Set in a secluded, very private habitat but less than 20 minutes from Edinburgh by train.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Inverkeithing in Fife

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • bathroom cabinet, heated towel rail, toilet and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • The Cabin is made up of one large room, with two single sofa beds and a single pull-out truckle bed.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Sea view Cabin in secluded rural setting near Edinburgh
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Visit cut short....

  • 1 of 5

First, let me say that the cabin is nice and quirky, and set in a beautiful location looking out to sea. The owners were very pleasant, and supplied eggs, fruit, wine, and home made fresh bread which was a great touch. However, our stay coincided with the “Beast from the East” with snow and high winds. The road to the location was barely passable and our car got stuck in the snow on entering the drive-in hindsight we maybe shouldn’t have travelled. Despite the heating, the cabin was draughty and therefore cold, we spent the stay under covers with hot water bottles. The noise from the wind in the cabin’s exposed location, meant we didn’t sleep. The next day, the owners suggested that we could come up to the main house where there was an open fire which was very kind, but not why we had come on holiday. So after one night, we decided to cut our visit short, dig the car out, and return home. This could be a great place, and appreciate that nobody can control the weather, however our experience due to the weather, was not a good one.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic little hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view and lovely snug cabin.

(really easy to get to the train to Edinburgh)

The fresh home made bread was a lovely touch to arrive to.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible property and delightful owners.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was a dream stay. Charming is not a good enough word! The view, the amenities, everything was better than we could have imagined. We had a brilliant time and were incredibly cozy and comfortable. Pat and Michael go above and beyond for their guests. It’s the little things that really make a place classy, and they have truly thought of everything and more. Lovely people, lovely stay, and we cannot wait to come back! Thanks for everything Pat and Michael! —Kylie and Ross

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cabin with fantastic views

  • 4 of 5

I stayed on my own and it was perfect for one person. The views were outstanding and the cabin was warm, homely and quirky. I have lived in New Zealand and this kind of cabin is called a Batch (Crib in the South Island) and is loved by Kiwis.

I had to be in Edinburgh for 2 days of the week I was there and it was easy and quick with the local train so the cabin was in an ideal location for the city and for the Fife Coastal walk which I did sections of.

Pat was lovely and very welcoming. She had provided home baked bread, eggs, cereal, milk and tea coffee and biscuits. Also a bottle of wine!

Would definitely recommend the cabin for a quirky but warm and comfortable stay in southern Fife and for easy access to Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that Noreen felt so much at home in the Cabin. Like others who have stayed there, couples as well as people on their own, they seem to appreciate being in the countryside yet just a few minutes away from the train and from Edinburgh.
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Mrs Eveline Wilson

Quiet, peaceful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is great for a get away from it all weekend or longer, very cosy, comfortable and peaceful with amazing views, but still only 10 mins walk to village for dinner at local hotels.

Location is great for long walks along the coastal path although the private path down is not for the faint hearted, it can be accessed from the village. A must is the walk over the road bridge into South Queensferry and back.

Definitely on my list for a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Eveline. We very much enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you again any time. Thank you so much for the presents you left - not at all necessary but very welcome. Best wishes Pat and Michael
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A Great base for exploring Edinburgh and beyond!

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, secluded cabin with all the facilities needed for a short break, including a very efficient heating system and excellent wi_fi connection. Stunning views from the cabin, very close to the iconic Forth bridges and even closer to the local rail station from where regular train services make it an ideal base from which to visit Edinburgh and many other places in Scotland. Also very convenient for the Fife Coastal Path but you do need to be quite fit and agile to reach it directly from the Cabin

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have enjoyed having these guests and are happy that they appreciate our wonderful setting. They are welcome any time. Our only regrets are that they did not have great weather for their cycling - but we couldn't control that. Sorry! We hope they enjoyed our own hens eggs and my home-made bread; and that this added their comfort. I now write two hours later. I apologise - we were on holiday when these clients arrived; and they were cared for by a colleague. They did not receive my home-made bread, as usually is the case. Sorry.
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
North Queensferry
Nearest Train
0.8 Kilometres
North Queensferry
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
North Queensferry
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Port Laing
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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