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The Old Smiddy Cottage, Crossford Dunfermline, Near Edinburgh

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Ideal for City Visits, Top Scottish Golf Courses or Country Pursuits

The Old Smiddy is a former Blacksmiths that forms part of a 165 year old building located in the beautiful village of Crossford, a mile west of Dunfermline and just 18 miles from Edinburgh city centre and under 30 minutes from Edinburgh Airport

We have thoughtfully refurbished the workshop area to create a unique self catering space which has been completed to very high standard.

The accommodation has it's own entrance and one private, off road, parking space.

Totally renovated in November 2017, The Old Smiddy is a self catering apartment which has been well laid out for ease of use and guest comfort.

The property has an open plan lounge with a kitchen area that houses an electric fan oven, electric hob, fridge and microwave, as well as everything else you would expect to find in a kitchen. The lounge has ample comfortable seating and a dining table. There is a T.V with free view and free WiFi is available throughout. Also in the lounge area is a single chair bed for one person use. We supply an additional mattress topper for additional comfort.

The peaceful, cosy bedroom, located to the rear of the property, has a very comfortable double bed with an orthopaedic mattress, wardrobe and drawers to provide storage space for guests.

The En-Suite has a generous 1100mm x 800mm shower enclosure with a Mira shower, heated towel rail and shaver point.

Directly across from the cottage guests will find the Adamson, our very friendly local bar and restaurant (it is literally 64 steps to the bar but possibly quite a few more on the return journey!!!). 150 yards away you will find a Co-Op grocery store. Next door to it is the village chip shop which we highly recommend you try. There is also a post office, chemist, hairdressers and a beauty salon. 5 minutes walk along the main street you will find the excellent Dunfermline Golf Club 18 hole course.

The Home of Golf, St Andrews is just over an hour away and the world famous courses at Gleneagles, Carnoustie, Dalmahoy and Muirfield are all within easy reach.

Transport to and from all of these golf courses may be available. If you require this facility, please contact us to discuss this as early as possible prior to your arrival.

There are numerous beautiful country and coastal walks within 10 minutes of the cottage, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Getting around

Although just 18 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh, Crossford is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is within a 5 minute drive to the beach at the beautiful coastal village of Limekilns.

Scotland's old capital city, Dunfermline is a few minutes drive away, or 15 minutes on foot, where you will find plenty cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. You can also visit the historical ruins of Dunfermline Palace and Abbey, where many Scottish Kings and Queens are buried, including Robert The Bruce, the victor at The Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. King Malcolm's sainted Queen, Margaret, has her shrine in the Abbey. St Margaret is Scotland's only female saint. Andrew Carnegie, the man who gave away $350 million of his fortune, was born in Dunfermline in 1835. Visit his humble birthplace and memorial hall to discover his story. Whilst in Dunfermline a visit to Pittencrief Park is a must.

The beautiful historic villages of Charleston and Culross (pronounced Kooris) are a short drive away and the picturesque, famous Fife East Neuk fishing villages are within easy reach.

Distances from The Old Smiddy:

Glasgow city centre: 36 miles (Public bus stop 1 minute away from our property. £14.50 for a day return ticket)

Perth city centre: 29 miles

Stirling / William Wallace Monument / Bannockburn: 25 miles

St Andrews Old Course: 38 miles (Public bus stop 1 minute away from our property)

Gleneagles Golf Club: 24 miles

All of the above are easily accessible within an hour from Crossford and information on public transport will be readily available in the apartment. If we are available we are happy to pick guests up from the local train stations in either Dunfermline or Inverkeithing.

More Details

Ron and Carole
Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Ron and Carole

Ron is originally from Dundee on the east coast of Scotland (16 miles from St Andrews and Carnoustie) and Carole is from East Kilbride in the west of Scotland. Carole lived in Edinburgh for 30yrs prior to us relocating to Crossford where we were quickly joined by Cassie, our very gentle and friendly 1yr old Romanian rescue dog.

Ron and Carole purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Ron and Carole chose Fife

Prior to purchasing this property, we viewed it 3 times. We dismissed it each time however it's charm, history and location just would not leave us alone and we ended up purchasing it.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with the location and property all at once. The location is in a lovely friendly village and is superb for accessing all areas including Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Dundee, Perth, Gleneagles and Stirling.

The property has been here for at least 165 years and we are convinced it may be even older.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fife in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The en suite contains a generous 800mm x 1100mm shower enclosure with a Mira shower. There is a heated towel rail and beautiful vanity unit.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • The bedroom is fully equipped with a comfortable double bed, wardrobe, drawers and bedside unit. There are 2 lamps as well as down lighters in the ceiling. All guest can be assured of fresh clean towels and linens.
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Holyroodhouse Palace
National Gallery of Scotland
The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Dunfermline Palace
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Dunfermline Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £20
Additional Guest Fee £15 per person per night
Damage Deposit £100

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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