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9 Cool places to stay in Fife that ooze luxury

04 April


From big-name brands to unique cottages there's something to suit everyone and make for the perfect break in Fife. Here we showcase some pretty cool luxurious retreats we think you'll love.

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Banchory Farm, near Aberdour

Experience the pure joys of life at Banchory Farm, where cool simplicity reigns supreme. Nestled on a sprawling 750-acre arable and livestock farm, this family-owned estate boasts a legacy that spans nearly a century. Indulge in the art of relaxation as you lounge by the crackling fire, savoring local delicacies that showcase the flavors of the land. Then, immerse yourself in the ultimate outdoor luxury: a wood-fired bath, where you can soak away your cares amidst the stunning beauty of nature.

At Banchory Farm, tradition meets modernity in a seamless blend of old-world charm and contemporary comfort. Step into carefully designed interiors that pay homage to the farm's rich history, while offering all the amenities and conveniences of modern-day living. Whether you're seeking a tranquil retreat or a taste of rural splendour, Banchory Farm invites you to unwind, recharge, and create unforgettable memories amidst the timeless beauty of the countryside.


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Morton of Pitmilly, near St Andrews

Escape to the award-winning Morton of Pitmilly countryside resort, where a one-of-a-kind holiday experience awaits amidst the picturesque landscapes just a stone's throw from St Andrews. The luxury self-catering accommodation offers a perfect blend of comfort, style, and convenience, ensuring an unforgettable getaway for couples, families, and groups alike.

Choose from two distinct settings: The Courtyard boasts ten beautifully appointed four-star country cottages, each exuding charm and character, while The Steading offers six boutique properties with five-star luxury and breathtaking sea views. Indulge in a wealth of leisure facilities and activities designed to enhance your stay, from relaxing spa treatments to invigorating outdoor adventures. Whether you're seeking tranquility or excitement, Morton of Pitmilly promises an unparalleled holiday experience tailored to your every desire.

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Hawkswood House, near St Andrews

Nestled within 55 acres of countryside, Hawkswood House offers an exclusive retreat just a short drive from St Andrews. This exceptional property seamlessly blends the rustic charm of its original farm buildings with contemporary elegance and unparalleled service standards. From the moment you step foot on the grounds of Hawkswood House, you'll sense its unique ambiance and meticulous attention to detail. Every aspect of this exquisite property has been carefully crafted by the owners, ensuring an unforgettable stay for discerning guests.

Featuring five luxurious ensuite bedrooms, Hawkswood House accommodates up to 10 guests in complete privacy and comfort. Immerse yourself in the inviting atmosphere of two stunning reception rooms, complete with cozy log burners for evenings of relaxation and conversation. For those seeking leisure and recreation, Hawkswood House offers a range of amenities to indulge in, including a putting green for golf enthusiasts and a tranquil spa for unwinding in style. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a retreat from the ordinary, Hawkswood House promises an experience beyond compare.

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Dundonald Guest House, Culross

Nestled in the cobbled causeways in the historic town of Culross, The Dundonald Guesthouse & Cottage has been welcoming guests for 170 years providing luxury and relaxation.

The circa 1850 Coach House Inn offers visitors the slow paced village life of Culross, steeped in history and immersed within galleries, an abbey, castles, a palace, cafes and a local pub.

A family style guesthouse with adjoining cottage where refined interiors and warm hospitality combine to create a beautifully calm and welcoming haven for you to enjoy. The fully restored, elegant three-storey townhouse, presents itself in all its glory. Adorned with period features, the guesthouse offers two king suites with wonderful views over the village rooftops and across the River Forth to the rolling Pentland hills in the distance. A home away from home, the guesthouse has been designed with comfort at its core.

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Ainster House, Anstruther

Nestled in the idyllic, historic fishing town of Anstruther, in the heart of the East Neuk, Ainster House is a design-led luxury four bedroom self-catering holiday. Think bleached oak, polished plaster and limestone tiles, complimented with a colour palette inspired by the views and wilderness, the pared-back simplicity of Ainster House creates the perfect backdrop for visitors to enjoy Fife’s stunning coastline in all seasons. Two outdoor terraces provide stunning views over the nearby beach, Dreel river and the harbour.

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Airdit Bracken Treehouse, near Cupar

Perched among the treetops within the enchanting Airdit Woods, Bracken offers a cosy hideaway for couples seeking serenity. Tucked away in nature's embrace, this treehouse retreat provides a snug haven for two, complete with a plush bed beneath a celestial window perfect for stargazing. Designed to immerse you in the beauty of the forest, Bracken welcomes abundant natural light while seamlessly integrating modern comforts. Its pièce de résistance? An outdoor bath nestled amongst the branches, inviting you to soak in tranquility as you can almost reach out to touch the leaves.

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The Snug at Logie Farm, Near Newburgh

Situated on one of the most scenic routes in Fife, The Snug at Logie Farm comprises two award-winning, luxury “Armadilla” Snugs (micro lodges) complete with hot tubs, fire pits and breathtaking views of the River Tay. The Snug is nestled privately on the meadow grass hillside at Logie Farm and offers an enchanting five-star stay.

Guests can expect a unique “get away from it all” experience on the land known locally as “the Gold Coast of Fife”. With an elevated view of the tidal changes in the River Tay by day and dancing northern lights by night, this hilltop rural retreat provides the ultimate staycation break. Each Snug sleeps two people (and an infant on request) and has its own private decking with hot tub, private parking, firepit/ bbq, wifi and many other luxurious and innovative features.

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Lindores Lodges, Near Newburgh

Recently crowned 'Best Foodie Escape' in Scotland's Greatest Escape BBC Scotland series, Lindores Lodges beckons those craving respite from the stresses of daily life to indulge in the pinnacle of rural luxury.. Located near Newburgh in the picturesque North of Fife, these lodges offer an idyllic retreat on a charming farmstead. With four lodges to choose from, accommodating parties of 2 to 8 guests, each abode boasts tastefully adorned interiors marrying contemporary elegance with whimsical country charm. But it's the breathtaking vistas that truly steal the show.

For an unparalleled foodie adventure, be sure to reserve The Hide—a culinary haven that promises an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

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Andrean Links, St Andrews

Discover indulgence redefined with Andrean Links, presenting opulent self-catering havens in the heart of St Andrews. Andrean House epitomizes luxury, offering exclusive accommodations within a meticulously renovated three-story townhouse. Positioned just 250 yards from the Old Course's 1st tee and a mere 5-minute stroll from St Andrews' bustling shops, bars, and restaurants, it sets the stage for an unparalleled stay.

Meanwhile, The Arran invites you to unwind and luxuriate in true comfort during your St Andrews sojourn. Whether you opt for one of its sumptuous rooms or lavish suites, expect nothing less than extraordinary comfort and personalized touches to elevate your experience.

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