We had a great weekend in Fife and absolutely loved Bag End cottage. If you are impressed with the website photos then you are in for a treat when you arrive as it is so much more than expected. Mark has done a fantastic job creating a lovely space for his guests. The cottage is extremely well equipped and comfortable with lovely personal touches. I would highly recommend Bag End especially if you are looking for peace and quiet and a friendly host. I have a feeling we will be visiting again.
We were looking for a very last minute break and came upon Bag End at a very reasonable price. Booked to stay here for 3 nights and so glad we did. What a lovely, spacious, clean and modern house. We were met by Mark who was so friendly to us and our wee girl and he took the time to explain how everything worked. The house had all the facilities we needed as well as a great play area behind the house for kids. The bedrooms were a good size, there was a separate dining room and the bathroom was lovely. All in all I would really recommend Bag End to anyone looking to get away for some peace and quiet while still within short driving distance of lots of places to go and things to do.
The owners have thought of everything. Mark told us he would be calling round on Saturday morning which he did, he stayed 5 minutes and gave us a big welcome explaining about the heating and local amenities etc.
Fully equipped kitchen, spotlessly clean cottage, warm underfloor heating, towels, hand wash, bubble bath, T-towels, coffee, tea, washing up liquid...surprises in every cupboard....the list is endless. Folders of information about the area; places to visit, pubs, restaurants, takeaways, recommended walks etc etc. The cottage is easy to find but our Sat Nav told us to go right at the T-Junction in the lane but we should have gone left, no problem we turned around as if you go right its a dead end and then we found it, recognisable by the panelling on the outside of the property. Plenty of parking as we had 3 cars, 6 adults.
The property is very spacious for 6 adults, living room, dining room, nice size kitchen.... we cooked breakfast for 11 one morning as friends and family came over. Outdoor chess was used by our 26 year olds.
We went to the Ceres Inn for a few drinks, easy to park in the car park opposite the pub, lovely welcome from Lennie. Also went to Meldrums pub for a fabulous meal of sea bass, fish and chips etc, superb. Lovely walk along beach at Kingsbarns, went into St Andrews which has nice shops and cafes, very quiet until around 11am then it gets busy! Walked around the cathedral ruin, originally built in the 11th century.
Cupar train station is 5 minutes drive away which has easy links to Edinburgh train station etc.
Would definitely return and recommend. Mark said he is very booked up so book in advance. Would be ideal for a Christmas or New year break with family.
The location is amazing! We love Fife with stunning beaches, amazing hill walks and beautiful villages, 'Falkland' being one treasure we found and also the stunning Kingsbarn beach. Bag End Cottage is in the perfect position to explore all of these great places. The sun did not stop shining and we found somewhere new to explore everyday. Mark had thought of everything to make our stay welcoming and comfortable, nothing was too much trouble. It was lovely returning at the end of the day to the underfloor heating and a long hot bath. Pure luxury! There were enough games to encourage a some family competition and we loved the outdoor chess. We tried to rebook for Christmas but sadly for us it was already booked. We look forward to returning to Bag End Cottage and explore the many more hidden treasures in Fife.
This house was a great find and ideal for our family. Very family friendly, kitted out with high chair, stair gates and plenty of toys to keep kids amused. Location ideal to discover Fife and Mark was really helpful in recommending local areas. All rooms in excellent condition and a fully kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Kids loved the play park whilst adults enjoyed the sun trap back garden! Hopefully be back again in the future!
Myself and my family spent 5 days at Bagend we loved every minute of our relaxing stay .
The location is great for taking roas trips to St Andrew's etc
Mark was most welcoming and was available if we needed him
I will 100% be back
A well equipped cottage offering generous hospitality with something to offer the whole family. There is a very safe fully equipped fine weather play area for the kids and an abundance of games and books. The kitchen is very well equipped - the best of any self catering cottage I have stayed in. You will want to use it because the local butchers, bakers and numerous farm shops provide first class produce. The strawberries and raspberries were the best I have tasted for years! A fifteen minute walk takes you to the Kingarroch Inn which provided friendly customer service and a great meal. The location of the house makes it easy to spend time in many places e.g Cupar, Falkland and of course St Andrews with its lovely beaches, cafes and famous Golf Course! Playfair's for a good lunch! Along the coast there are some lovely towns and villages again with lovely beaches such as Elie. Don't miss the chance to visit a Highland Games. Having spent a week in Fife there was so much to see but not enough time. A return visit is a must.