Sunday, December 3, 2017

Steam trains. Boness

 seen from our holiday cottage window

after coming  over the historic Forth rail bridge.

Food - local. Puddledub

Deliveries available.
Ham, pork pie, scotch eggs.
Bacon, sausages.

Shop also in Kirkcaldy arcade

Monday, November 27, 2017

Hopetoun house South Queensferry

Hopetoun house
3 miles from holiday cottage

 Coastal road from Hopetoun house

Tea rooms open until September
Farm shop

Food - Supermarkets

Nearest -  (2 miles) Tesco Duloch 6:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Morrissons Kirkcaldy  (9 miles) 

 Mist counter

Good patisserie and vegetable counters
 white asparagus

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cycling. Walking (Fife Coastal Path)

Hire from John at Loch leven cycles in Kinross 01577 862839.
Cycle path around  Loch Leven makes a great day out.

Walk and cycle  path starts a few paces from our  holiday cottage.

Good start to Fife Coastal Path is opposite
Sandy Wallace cycle shop in Main street, Inverkeithing,
leads to harbour and then along coastal path as far as you like.

Bring your own bicycles:-
Cycle repairs at Aberdour - Dave

Friday, November 24, 2017

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh. Kitchen.

  • Feature hand made 2" solid sycamore work surface,
  •  cut, planed, jointed and finished by Chris
  • Fridge/freezer.
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 4 ring hob on:- 
  • double oven, includes grill
  • Slow cooker
  • 4 piece  toaster
  • hand electric blender
  • electric juicer
  • electric food processor
  • spice rack
  • Several sets of glasses
  • 2 sets of crockery
  • Lots of stainless steel pans
  • Double stainless steel roasting pans
  • All the usual oven trays, baking and serving  dishes, 
  • Cafetiere, Basic coffee filter, T. pot, etc.
  • Recipe books
Professional oven cleaning from Dalgety Bay 25.3.2013
 01383 824707

Type of kitchen disposables

also a kitchen roll
Hand wash up liquid
Dishwasher liquid
Spray clean
Liquid scourer

Scottish Hospitality basket
with tea, coffee, shortbread and oat cakes
 local bread, cake and  eggs 
Miniature malt whisky
local craft beer if available

Plastic bottles and drink tins
Paper & cardboard
Glass bottles
raw vegetable peeling compost

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh Scotland. Lounge

Living room
2 x 2 seater settees and single arm chair

 View of 3 bridges from front of cottage.
(Historic rail bridge, road bridge, new Queens crossing.

Dining and seating for 4 at Victorian breakfast table  in  18 foot long  lounge.
(or larger table in conservatory.)

Oak mantlepiece, window seat, original floorboards,
stripped doors, sash windows, slate tiles, mullions.
Oak secondary double glazing.

 Log burning stove with radiator radiators,
 storage heater and electric wall heater.

Lots of good books, family d.v.d's,  c.d's, board games, toys.

Antique bookshelf from Glasgow University


Holiday cottage near Edinburgh - Bathroom

Feature elm shelving, bath and sink facings

  • Shower over bath
  • Electric shaving point
  • storage heater
  • wall mounted electric heater
  • radiator (when solid fuel fire is hot enough)
  • Soap and shower essentials
  • Towels, bath mats

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh. Bedrooms

Ideal for a couple or family - 2 parents and 1 or 2 children maximum.
Cot,  high chair and baby equipment can be requested on booking.
From £295 low season to £540 per week in high season,
based on 2 adults and up to 2 children.
shelves, mirrors, etc.

Poster in Living room and a view of the real thing!

View  of Forth Rail Bridge from bedroom window.

Mirror and shelf in main bedroom.

Many wooden features made by Chris.

2 bedrooms, main bedroom with double and single.

                                                                      Main bedroom 

                                                                    small twin room

Logs and cottage stoves

Log burner in living room at no. 2 cottage

Log stove in conservatory at no. 2 cottage

Log burner at advertised cottage

11.1.2014 - The weekend volunteers

 Log splitting into the log mangers for seasoning

Trailer loads to the cottage log bins

Some of the cottage log store bins,waiting for a fill-up.

A few hours and a ton of  oak and ash off cuts
are harvested into logs

The truncator
 Holds several lengths of wood instead of sawing up one branch at a time 
with a 2nd person holding the other end.
 Then tip straight into a barrow or trailer. 

Log deliveries if we can't harvest enough

Dunfermline Andrew Carnegie birth place

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Dunfermline Abbot House

                                                           Beautiful wrought iron gates.

Lovely historic building, 5 miles from the holiday cottage.

Dunfermline, near Edinburgh and Pittencrief Park

5 miles from holiday cottage

Tourist Information street at Kirkgate
with Dunfermline Abbey in background

Andrew Carnegie Glen gates at Chalmers Street

Also tea rooms

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Reviews from guests at No.1. Dales farm cottage ( emails, guest book and cards)

These guests and comments make our work a pleasure:-

Hello Yvonne,
.. Your house was perfect: the lovely cosy sittingroom, the kitchen the bedrooms….everything, also the Tesco.
We  love yor country and your way of live. I was very relaxed after this week and I am sure we will come again.
 Regards Annette with family
(From another lovely German family.)
Return each year including November 2017


Thanks Anne. Hope to see you next year.

Thanks also for the mention on FlipKey/Trip Advisor.
Date: 09 May 2011 09:52

Hi Yvonne and Chris,

It was lovely meeting you to,,, i will definately be back, i hope to book
in for the same two weeks for next year.

It was a pleasure leaving you the wine and the Tulips, and also a
pleasure cleaning/ THAT LOVELY COTTAGE.

I was completely rested and feel that it was a total holiday,

I will be passing on your info to every one that is wanting to visit

thankyou for making me so welcome, and enjoy the rest of your summer

My best regards lynn

email address supplied but witheld for privacy.