The East Neuk of Fife, with its quaint fishing villages, is one of the prettiest stretches of Scotland's east coast. (Being within a half hour drive of historic St Andrews doesn't do it any harm either!)
Lower Largo is typical of these small villages, and here, where the Keil Burn flows into the sea, is Dunedin Cottage. An end terraced cottage, dating from the early 1700s, it was probably here when Bonnie Prince Charlie was a lad. Certainly Alexander Selkirk, who was the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, and who was born in Lower Largo, would have passed it many a time before he set off on his historic voyage.
While its exterior may not have changed, he would scarcely recognize its interior now, however, so well have the new owners restored and refurbished the cottage. Outside, there is a pretty decking area with tubs, furniture and BBQ. Inside, the well-fitted modern kitchen retains its beamed ceiling, and there is a double bedroom with en suite shower. A split staircase leads up to a twin bedroom, a relaxing stone-tiled bathroom (complete with corner bath) and the piece de resistance, a light and bright sitting room south facing sitting room with open fire overlooking the estuary.
You are well placed for all facilities, with a little supermarket and a hotel just across the bridge and other pubs, restaurants, shops etc. up in the village. There is an excellent links golf course (a recognized practice ground when the Open is at St Andrews) just a mile or so away at Lundin Links, with others at Crail (15m) and Leven (3m). The cottage is just 100 yards or so from the beach while walkers can pick up the Fife Coastal path more or less from the door and there is also boat hire at the pier.
In the Fife hinterland, there are National Trust properties to visit at Kellie Castle and Hill of Tarvit, or spend a morning at Scotland's Secret Bunker just outside Anstruther (11m). Another worthwhile destination is Mark Queen of Scots' fairytale palace at Falkland (14m) which could perhaps be combined with a visit to the Scottish Deer Centre to keep all the family happy. If a day in Edinburgh appeals to you, you can catch the train from Kirkcaldy (10m) and cross the famous Forth Rail Bridge.
There is off road parking for two cars at the door. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Up to two well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted within the cottage. Telephone for incoming calls.