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1 Dales Farm Cottage - Self-catering in Fife

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Duloch, Dunfermline KY11 7HR , Fife
Scotland, United Kingdom

Yvonne Barley

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+44 (0)1383 417681(landline)

A simple cottage backing on to ancient woodland: perfect for seekers of traditional and nature lovers. Edinburgh is a short train ride

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Set in front of acres of ancient coppice, this century-old cottage is a simple woodland retreat; roam and spot badgers, deer and buzzards amongst the sycamore trees, and glimpse the Forth bridges and Pentland Hills just on the horizon. Relaxed, welcoming owners Yvonne and Chris live onsite and take good care of their guests; arrive to local goodies including artisan bread, Scottish beer and a well-stocked log basket (there's an honesty pot for more). Inside, Chris has created a spacious conservatory dining room using Douglas fir beams and the rooms are spread across one floor: to the right of the hall find a traditional lounge with wood-burner, sofas and a well-stocked bookcase; to the left, a double bedroom overlooking fields. Children can snuggle up in the little twin room, and there are plenty of toys and games to keep everyone entertained; both bedrooms share a bathroom. Cook in the compact kitchen or drive to one of the organic farm restaurants near Edinburgh. Historic Culross and Dunfermline are close.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Local points of interest from Yvonne Barley:

Local points of interest from
Yvonne Barley:

  • 15 acres of woodland to explore, straight from your back garden. Meadow and mixed woodland with badger, deer, hare, warbler, bullfinch, long tailed tits, finches, tree creeper, woodpecker, etc. Pinkerton Burn is a small stream, running through the valley.
  • Cities:- Edinburgh is just 10 miles, with all its tremendous Georgian architecture, Castle, zoo, shopping (Jenners), cafes and restaurants, festivals, city bus tours. Stirling castle and the Wallace monument is a good day out. Lochs, Glens and Trossachs
  • Views of the 3 world renowned Forth Bridges from the front windows. South Queensferry , Culross, Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn and Inverkeithing are beautiful villages within 1 to 10 miles. Picturesque east coast fishing villages including Anstruther.
  • Farm:- Local Artisan baker, 2 miles north at Woodlea Stables, lovingly producing many varieties of bread and cake, scones, croissant, free range eggs, honey, local potatoes.Puddledub pork butcher rears his own pigs & sells locally at Dobbies, Carnegie Dve
  • Food:- The Wee restaurant in North Queensferry is rightly famous. Reubens bistro on Dunfermline New Row and the Fire station cafe and art centre are worth a visit. Waterfront Hawes Inn restaurant in South Queensferry has history, open fires and real ale
  • Activities are plentiful, boat rides to Islands with seals and puffin, sailing and boating parks, golf, 10 screen cinema, Boness steam railway, Falkirk wheel and the Kelpies. Horseriding, fishing, gliding are also nearby. Scottish bus museum and Knockhill
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Guest feedback
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"very comfortable cottage with a cracking conservatory built on the back where we spent most of our stay when we were not out visiting. Ideally located for touring fife and into Edinburgh and surrounding places. Really good Thai take away in inverkeithing just a few minutes away. Loved the whole peaceful and quiet week we spent there."

David - Keith, United Kingdom

September 2016
"We had a very nice stay. The cottage certainly lived up to all our expectations. Thanks very much for making us feel welcome! Julie "


August 2016
"Lovely cottage lives up to description, everything you could possibly need whatever the weather. "

Julie - Berlin, Germany

August 2016
"This is a warm and welcoming cottage with wonderful hosts. Woodland surrounds you and wood features strongly inside and out. Snuggle up by the log fire or venture out to a multitude of interesting places nearby. The beaches at Aberdour, its castle, McTaggart's cafe; Culross; North Queensferry and the three Forth Bridges.... you are spoilt for choice whichever direction you take.... and then there is Edinburgh a short train journey away. "

Marion - Newcastle, United Kingdom

January 2016

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  • 1 Cottage for 4
Price:(i) £350 to£525 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 7 nights.


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Duloch, Dunfermline KY11 7HR , Fife

Self-catering 1 Dales Farm Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double, 1 twin; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 350 to £ 525 per week

Yvonne Barley

Visit website

+44 (0)1383 417681(landline)