|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||150 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Golf, Historic, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Includes freshly laundered linen, bath & hand towels, all utilities, free wi-fi, broadband, sky TV, Baby equipment, parking, arrival pack & many extras.
Also includes free maid service for full linen & towels change during mid 2 week stay. Many weeks still available, please be sure to visit our own website link to view our own availability calendar and enjoy a virtual tour of this unique, detached and very modern 4 star beach-front holiday house located directly on a gently sloping award winning beach in a quiet and sheltered harbour on the mild east coast of Fife. With excellent transport links to Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling in th...Read more
Salmon Cottage beach front holiday rental house
Kinghorn, Fife & Saint Andrews, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Salmon Cottage is positioned just a few feet from the sea shore on an award winning beach within a site of special scientific interest on the clement and sheltered Fife coastline, within easy access to Edinburgh & St Andrews, Perth, Stirling and the Highlands. It's the perfect location for photographers & painters to sit in front of the huge south facing windows and seafront patio area with the beach and shoreline just a few steps away to experience the many rare wading and diving birds that visit this location during migration from the far northern and southern continents due to the Fife coasts mild climate. Huge sea eagles have been re-introduced to this region from a secret breeding ground close by. The nearby Fife coastal path is the ideal place to stroll and view seals, dolphins, sea eagles, red kites, buzzards, diving gannets, wading migrants and rare flora and fauna. We can arrange private climbing and walking trips with experienced qualified instructors, tailor made to suit every level of skill, from a few hours to all day excursions. Beginners are most welcome to discover the rugged beauty of Scotland. With a leisure centre and swimming pool featuring waves and slides close by. Add to this two fine 18 hole golf course within walking distance of the property and the royal and ancient St Andrews course just a short drive away and you have something for all the family to enjoy. Take a train ride from the small village station across the iconic Forth Bridge straight into the heart of ancient Edinburgh to enjoy the magnificent castle and historic sites, trendy bars & cafes, clubs and excellent shops or visit the giant Panda's at the zoo.
Then arrive back at Salmon Cottage to enjoy an evening barbecue and the sound of the waves lapping just a few feet from the patios.
Previous guests said; "Salmon Cottage is a secret place that you'll want keep all to yourself".
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$118||$118||$831||$0||3 nights|
|Jan. 15 2013 - Dec. 20 2013||$118||-||$831||-||7 nights|
|All Other Dates||$118||$118||$831||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $152 / stay - Security Deposit - Refunded in full provided no breakages when a standard inventory has been carried out by our agent following your departure
- Damage deposit - $152 - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Contact us directly for up to date rates - All Linen, towels, toiletries, central heating, electricity, wi-fi, & parking included. * Please check calendar or enquire directly with us for specific 2013 rates & dates - All bookings will be subject to our T&Cs; viewable on our own website by clicking the link.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 12, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Victoria, BC Canada
We loved our stay at the Salmon Cottage in February. We could not have picked something more idylic for 3 of us. The view was fantastic and the location was perfect. We walked the beach (right outside our door) a number of times. We saw gorgeous sunrises and moon rises with a view over to Edinburgh. The location was so very central. We had a car but the proximity to the train station would be very helpful on future trips. Thanks to George and Mary for making our stay so pleasant! 5 stars out of 5! We would definitely return!
Response from Mr George & Mary Bain - 03/18/2013
We want to thank you for taking the time to comment on Salmon Cottage and we look forward to making you all very welcome again in the future.
We're so please that you experienced the full moon and high tides that make this beach front location so special and it was our pleasure to have you stay. Looking forward to your return,
George & Mary.
magical week at salmon cottage
we loved our week at salmon cottage - the house is beautifully decorated, the views stunning - everything a true holiday should be - rest, relaxation, golden beaches, sparkling water - we had so many plans to visit the surrounding area (which is lovely) but ended up staying at the house - the patio and little hideaway are perfect for chilling out, outside and the beach was a few steps away from our front door - everything has been so well thought out, comfy beds and nothing has been forgotton - we would recommend staying at salmon cottage to everyone (except now we've found it...we don't want anyone else to know about this magical place!!)
Response from Mr George & Mary Bain - 09/25/2012
Thank you so very much for taking the time to review Salmon Cottage, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding areas. It was a great pleasure to assist you and we look forward to seeing you again and again. Best wishes, Mary & George.
Linda & Mark
We had the most magical experience at this wonderful retreat when we spent four nights here last May. The accommodation is absolutely superb, every detail has been thought through and is to the highest standard. The sea views are outstanding. And it is a perfect base for exploring the surrounding areas. We came as a break for me to recoup from a fairly serious illness - the sea air and tranquility were a perfect tonic. However we also took our car and went exploring the surrounding areas, Including St andrews where we got engaged!
Response from Mr George & Mary Bain - 06/10/2012
Many thanks Linda & Mark for taking the time to review Salmon Cottage. Your comments are very important to us as it helps to ensure we get things just right for all our guests. We're delighted to hear that you benefited from the sea air environment and hope you'll return again. Please allow us to wish you both all the very best on your engagement - Your not the only ones to find romance in historic St Andrews, you just need to ask William & Kate......
George & Mary
A beautiful cottage with amazing views!
I stayed in salmon cottage with my mother, sister and her 18 month old child. Prior to staying there the communication with the owners was excellent. The price of the cottage is very good considering the very high spec finish throughout. It is more like staying in a high class hotel. The cottage looks like it has never been used before. Every room is immaculate. The quality of the equipment within the cottage is excellent. From the kitchen appliances to the towels there has been no compromise made on what has been provided. The view from the cottage is incredible. It was lovely to be able to take my little niece out for walks on the beach. At night you can hear the sounds of the waves which I have only had on trips the the Maldives!
All the equipment provided for my niece was excellent quality. The cottage made our stay in kinghorn lovely. Thank you very much!
Response from Mr George & Mary Bain - 02/29/2012
We are always happy to learn that our guests were pleased with their stay in our property and its amenities and we want to thank you for your kind and detailed review. Your not the first to comment on the close proximity to the calming shoreline and we trust you will not be the last.
We hope you'll return again, it was a great pleasure to make you and your family welcome at Salmon Cottage.
All the very best,
Mary & George
Overall standard of Salmon Cottage is excellent!
We were very impressed with Salmon Cottage right from the moment we arrived, as other reviewers have noted, it was as though no one else had just been staying there. It is very tastefully decorated and spick and span in cleanliness. The view from upstairs is just fantastic and we never tired of that; so lovely to be able to watch lovely sunsets etc.. whilst preparing dinner. Verandah downstairs was also a favourite location of our's to sit and chill. Very handy having the train station so close, and also the Fife Coastal path which we made use of. No negative comments to add and we'd just like to say that George & Mary are very welcoming hosts. Thank you so much, we will be back!
Response from Mr George & Mary Bain - 02/22/2012
Very many thanks for your kind and encouraging comments. We are always pleased to learn that our guests have enjoyed their stay at Salmon Cottage and have made full use of the convenient travel links to Edinburgh and St Andrews, as well as the amenities in and around the house. Just let us know if we can do anything to improve your next visit and we'll try our very best to provide it for you and the children.
Mary & George
Stay here - you will never regret it**
Immaculate property, almost as if you are the first to stay there. The view is magnificent and just as dramatic in the winter (if not more so)! Lovely, comfortable accommodation with every detail catered for. It really is a home from home (and then some) which means that - I suspect - guests treat it with respect, like they would their own home. It was a pleasure staying in this beautiful, whilst convenient part of Fife and we certainly would recommend this to our friends, family and tourists to Scotland.
Response from Mr George & Mary Bain - 12/17/2011
We want to thank you for choosing Salmon Cottage and we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and for taking the time to honestly review our house by the sea. It was a pleasure to make you feel welcome there.
Very best wishes,
George & Mary
One of the best holiday homes in Scotland, decorated and equipped to a very high standard. The views from Salmon cottage are breathtaking and hypnotic.
Fantastic house in a beautiful location.
Highly reccommend ***
Response from Mr George & Mary Bain - 09/29/2011
Thank you for choosing Salmon Cottage and for you very kind review.
It's always a pleasure to have great guests like you and we look forward to your return.
George & Mary
Never wanted to leave!!
We stayed at Salmon Cottage the week before our wedding in Fife. And if this place can calm down a stressed out bride it can do wonders for anyone - it was amazing!! The cottage (luxury home!!) was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, had everything you could of asked for and more and was beautifully spacious.
I have only compliments to say and would definitely return. If you are looking for accomodation in Fife or for Edinburgh this is 100% perfect. The train journey is only 30 mins approx to Edinburgh for about £6 return and the train station is only a few mins walk from Salmon Cottage - perfect.
George and Mary feel like friends even though we have never actually met face to face. And we thank them for being part of making our wedding week a very relaxing and special one.
Dont waste time reading anymore reviews for anywhere else book Salmon Cottage now before we do again!!
Response from Mr George & Mary Bain - 09/09/2011
Many thanks for your kind review Dorothy. It was a pleasure to make you and Daniel comfortable on the run up to your wedding. Please come back and see us again, it will be a pleasure to make you both very welcome once more.
Very best wishes for the future,
George & Mary
Perfect place, brilliant views
We recently stayed for a week in Salmon Cottage and wished we had longer. The property was spotless with all amenities catered for including bathrobes and binoculars. The owners were really helpful (especially when I managed to leave 2 hangers of clothes behind). The location was great for exploring the Fife coastline and with the train station a short walk away Edinburgh was just a 45 minute train ride away which saved on car parking worries. An aside note on this - to those that have looked at the location of the cottage being near to the railway station we did not experience any train noise in the property at all. I have only happy memories of Salmon Cottage with views of rainbows, seals, ships, and beach.
Response from Mr George & Mary Bain - 08/11/2011
Thank you for your very kind comments and it was our pleasure to send your left property on to you. Also pleased to hear that you made full use of the quaint little rail link up in the village. It's so convenient and we trust you enjoyed the ride over the Forth bridge straight into the heart of Edinburgh. It will be our pleasure to welcome you both back again.
Very best wishes,
George & Mary
Brackley, United Kingdom
Salmon Cottage has a real Wow! factor
The stunning sea view, the immaculate presentation and the thoughtful welcoming touches make this cottage really special. We had a wonderful two weeks there and intend to return as often as we can. I remember the first time I walked up the stairs and opened the door to that airy living room with those huge sunny windows ... that was the first wow ... many more were to follow !
George and Mary have the rare gift of making you feel the cottage is your own four star hotel, we could not have been made more welcome. A favourite part was those windows ... the constantly changing light, the ships passing by and the sunrises ... I spent hours just watching.
Response from Mr George & Mary Bain - 06/24/2011
It gave us great pleasure to welcome you to Salmon Cottage and we're looking forward to your return again.
George & Mary
The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived and there was even a bottle of chilled wine and goodies laid out on the table for us to enjoy.
Bedrooms were all laid out perfectly for us and plenty of towels with hotel style toiletries were in the bathrooms, such a nice touch.
The views from the living room, dining room and bedrooms overlooking the beach and bay are very impressive. The children played safely on the sandy beach and patios directly in front of the property most days and we barbequed almost every evening. The local fisherman even dropped us in a free lobster thanks to George & Mary. The property is even better than the website suggests and we took great pictures of all the passing boats and surrounding island areas to remember this lovely location so we could show it to our family and friends
Response from Mr George & Mary Bain - 12/04/2010
Many thanks for choosing to stay at Salmon Cottage and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back again.
George & Mary