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St Andrews holiday cottagesare a great location for a vacation in Scotland. Fife is a perfect place to visit - beautiful beaches, world-famous golf courses and delightful fishing villages. This is a relaxed part of Scotland and if you want to play golf you will find some of the finest golf courses in Scotland here in Fife. Golf's home is the Old Course at St Andrews, with the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. There are also ancient championship links and modern golf courses nearby. The beaches at St Andrews stretch for miles so even on the popular West Sands you can feel you are alone. If you are looking for superior accommodation in Scotland, then press this link to view a great choice of self-catering cottages in St Andrews and throughout Fife.
For those who don't want to spend their holiday playing golf then you will find plenty of other things to do in the East Neuk of Fife! The area is steeped in history - St Andrews, Falkland and Dunfermline are fascinating places to visit. The coastline is stunning - and there are miles of beautiful, empty beaches to visit. The fishing villages of Pittenweem, Anstruther, Crail and Cellardyke, have pretty, whitewashed stone cottages with crow-stepped gables and cobbled streets set around harbours. Fife has a new cycle trail and you can explore much of the countryside on a bicycle. St Andrews, with its castle, cathedral and university quads, is an architectural gem and a great place to visit at any time of year. Many of the Fife holiday houses available are historic houses, often listed buildings, and although they have all modern conveniences you will feel part of the history of this special corner of Scotland.
Holiday cottages in Fiferange from a fisherman's cottage in St Monans, a lovely house near St Andrews by the harbour, an 18th century house near Anstruther, an idyllic holiday cottage near Falkland Palace, a lodge near Auchtermuchty, a large farm house near Crail, to a range of luxury holiday cottages by the Fife coast (many with log fires). The choice of cottages to rent is huge and whichever part of Fife you want to spend your holiday in, you are sure to find what you are looking for here. To view these luxury holiday cottages in Fife press here. Whether you are looking for a 5 star Scottish Tourist Board cottage or a more simple remote hideaway you will find your dream self-catering accommodation amongst these Fife holiday cottages.
St Andrews University is the third oldest in the UK and the oldest university in Scotland. It was founded by Bishop Wardlaw in 1411. The students (including Prince William!) wear traditional red gowns on Sundays and parade along the pier after church. As there is so much student rented accommodation in St Andrews and the nearby villages, there is an excellent selection of holiday cottages available during the holidays when the students are away. So if you want to a short break in St Andrews or for a longer holiday and stay in top quality accommodation then you will have a great choice. Weekend breaks are popular with parents visiting their children studying at the university.
St Andrews is known throughout the world as the place where golf was invented. In the early 15th century golf started on the sand dunes in St Andrews. For many golfers, St Andrews is a place of pilgrimage and they want to have a golfing holiday here and play on the Old Course. St Andrews has 6 links golf courses and all are open to the public. The famous Himalayas putting course next to the Old Course is popular with children and great fun for adults too! If you want to play on the Old Course your name will be entered into a ballot for a tee-time - it is essential to book this well in advance if you want to play golf on that course during your holiday. Many golfers only book their holiday cottage once they know when they can play on the Old Course. The atmosphere and feeling of history there are second to none if you are a golfer! There are hundreds of golf courses in Scotland (and many near St Andrews, including some excellent link courses) so you can try out other courses if you aren't able to play on the Old Course. There is a wealth of holiday accommodation in Fife but the superior holiday cottages get booked very early. However, it is worth looking as there are still vacancies for The Golf Open Championship in St Andrews.
Pittenweam is a wonderful village by the sea and if you want to rent a house for the Pittenweem Arts Festival then this is a great site to find one on. There are also lots of special seafood events going on during the arts festival - including free cookery demonstrations in Pittenweem's Fish Market by the harbour and close to all the art and craft galleries.
St Andrews has a dramatic site on the north east corner of Fife and is a beautiful town - with tall spires, ruined castle and golden beaches it is a popular place to hire a cottage in Scotland. There are some excellent food shops in St Andrews (great if you are on a self-catering holiday but don't want to do much cooking!). Crail Pottery and St Andrews Pottery are worth a visit and sell a variety of ceramics by local craftspeople. There are lots of excellent places to eat - the Jigger Inn or the Ship Inn in Elie are very atmospheric - and very busy in the summer holidays. The Anstruther Fish Bar and Pittenweem Fish Bar are very famous and serve superior fish and chips. Nearby the Peat Inn is world renowned and a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion - if you are staying in St Andrews for your honemoon or an anniversary then this is the place to eat at! St Andrews has the Byre Theatre and the Crawford Arts Centre so there is plenty of culture. The National Trust for Scotland run Kellie Castle which also has a magnificent garden. The other NTS properties nearby are Hill of Tarvit and Scotstarvit Tower which gives great views of the Howe of Fife. From Anstruther you can get a ferry in the summer to the Isle of May - a nature reserve with a large colony of grey seals.