Bag End Cottage

Self Catering

Bag End Cottage, Chance Inn, By Cupar, Fife, KY15 5QJ

    Nestled in the heart of the Kingdom of Fife, in the beautiful hamlet of Chance Inn, Bag End Cottage offers 4 star luxury self catering accommodation for six people in stylish comfort.

    Nestled in the heart of the Kingdom of Fife, in the hamlet of Chance Inn, Bag End Cottage offers luxury self catering accommodation in the main part of a stylish contemporary timber-clad residence set in an idyllic rural setting. We are one mile from the historic village of Ceres and within easy reach of Cupar, St Andrews and the beautiful fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife. We have been voted Top Vacation rental in the St Andrews area by TripAdvisor / FlipKey and regularly maintain five stars in all reviews

    PLEASE NOTE: Bag End's main change over day is a FRIDAY. Please enter a Friday date if checking availability. We also offer weekend and midweek breaks during most times of the year. If in doubt, please email or call, as we can be very flexible in quieter periods and for last minute bookings.

    Bag End is a small family run business and aims to provide a superior holiday experience, whilst offering great value for money. Completed in 2009, Bag End Cottage has a contemporary but very homely feel

    Fitted with a hand crafted cherry-wood staircase, heated Italian porcelain floors and dressed with Vintage 20th Century ceramics, glass and art from the owners private collection, Bag End Cottage is a truly unique place to stay. Set in gardens with an outdoor dining area, a giant chess board and wonderful open views of the Fife countryside, Bag End Cottage is a must try experience.

    Bag End Cottage is just nine miles from the Old Course and the British Golf Museum in St Andrews. We are within easy reach of over seventy other local golf courses, including Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, with the recently restored Hickory Golf course at Hill of Tarvit, only a ten-minute walk from our doorstep.

    For the non-golfer, Fife boasts a wealth of visitor attractions, including Scotland’s Secret Bunker, Deep Sea World, five Blue Flag beaches, and much more. Historic places of interest abound, with the likes of Falkland Palace, St Andrews Cathedral, Glamis Castle and Scone Palace all within easy reach.

    Hundreds of miles of cycle and walking paths lead to wonderful Fife villages, including Anstruther, Crail, Cupar, Pittenweem and, of course, St Andrews. Filled with wonderful art galleries, restaurants, pubs and many independent boutique shops, Fife's towns and villages are a joy to explore.

    Situated right at the heart of this stunning area, Bag End Cottage is truly an ideal base from which to explore the Kingdom of Fife. Please contact us now to arrange your next holiday or why not visit our web site for more detailed information. You can also register to receive regular updates, details of special offers and forward notice of major local events.

    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Bag End Cottage
    £500.00 per unit per week

    Bag End is a small family business. We are very flexible espcially with last minute booking. If in doubt, please just ask.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday Bag End cottage is a Self Catering property that sleeps six plus cot.
    • Cottage Bag End is a modern, architecturally interesting property. It has all the charm of a village property but has all the benefits of modern living.
    • Seasonal Breaks We offer short breaks 9 months of the year. Please see our availibily for more information.


    • Cot Available Bag End supplies a proper Mothercare wooden cot on request. You are required to bring your own cot linen.
    • Outdoor Play Area Double tower climbing frame with adult and baby swings in the garden of the cottage for guests to use. Open area where children can play football etc. There is also a giant chess set and patio where the adults can play.
    • Children Welcome Bag End welcomes children of all ages and supplies, games, DVDs, TVs in the bedrooms, outdoor games, a large climbing frame, swings and a large outdoor play area.
    • Highchair Available Bag End supplies a highchair on request


    • No Smoking Permitted For the comfort of all current and future guests, Bag End is strictly no smoking.
    • Internet Access Free WiFi is available in the cottage.
    • Picnic Area Bag End has a large garden, including an orchard, a play area and a large patio with a large picnic table for outdoor dining.


    • Rural Location Bag End cottage is in the heart of the Fife countryside surrounded by rolling hills and affluent farmland. Chance Inn itself is a small hamlet of houses with easy access to good walks and beautiful views.
    • Coastal Location Bag End is in central Fife and as such is only a short car journey to many blue flag beaches. We provide, beach mats, beach towels and often have buckets, spades & fishing nets available.
    • Village Location Chance Inn is a small hamlet of about 25 houses in the rolling fife countryside. The historic village of Ceres which has a Spar, a butchers, an art gallery, an antique shop, 2 pubs and has been descibed as Scotland prettiest village is 1 mile away.

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Children Welcome Bag End is our family home and as such is very welcoming of children of all ages
    • Business Travellers We often get visiting Proffessors teaching at StAndrews and can offer loger lets in the quieter months on request.
    • Groups Welcome Bag End often caters for friends reunions, wedding parties, Birthdays etc,
    • Young People
    • Non smokers Bag End is and will allways be a smoke free property.
    • Allergy Sufferers A choice of bed linen is available. Downstairs is all tiled flooring and the cottage is kept spotlessly clean. Please enquire if you have specific needs.
    • Families Bag End is very much a family home and is set up predominantly for families and small groups.
    • No Pets Allowed Bag End has chosen to remain Pet Free. This allows us to maintain high levels of cleanliness and allows us to give confidence to guests with allergies.


    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop The nearest village of Ceres has an excelent Spar selling all food, drinks and provisions. There is a superb local butcher also in Ceres. Cupar iis well serviced with shops, supermarkets etc and is a 10 min drive.
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles The Kingaroch Inn is an excelent local resteaurant within an easy 10 minute walk of Bag End cottage. Fife also boasts a wide selection of award winning eating-places, many of which are a short drive from Bag End Cottage.


    • Indoor Drying Facility Tumble dryer, indoor clothes airer and outdoor drying facilities all provided. The indoor coat and boot cupboard can also be heated to dry wet things.
    • Washing Machine Washer / dryer provided
    • Heating Throughout Property Very comfortable underfloor heating downstairs and full central heating upstairs. Bag End cottage is modern, super insulated and is both warm in winter and cool in summer. This is definitely not you’re traditional draughty Fife Cottage!
    • Electric Cooker Neff fan oven provided.
    • Iron Available
    • Lounge Mixed seating, Flat screen Freeview TV & DVD player. Large DVD libray, Ipod dock. There is also direct acess to the garden.
    • Ironing Facilities Iron and Ironing board provided
    • Linen Provided All bed linen is crisp white cotten. Egyptian cotton towels are also provided. There is an option of Feather or manmade pillows and there is a well stocked cupbaord with extra blankets, pillows etc.
    • Shower Modern power shower with plenty of hot water.
    • Tumble Dryer Washer / dryer provided
    • Toilets There is a toilet in the main family batrhoom and a smaller downstairs WC is also available.
    • Dishwasher
    • Kitchen Very modern, well fitted and very well stocked kitchen. You will not have to bring your own pans! Often described as better fitted than guests kitchen at home.
    • Electric Shaver Point Shaver points both upstairs and downstairs. Both bathroom mirrors are also heated to prevent misting when shaving.
    • Fridge Large modern fridge / freezer provided
    • Shared Bathroom Family bathroom with Shower, WC, sink and large roll top bath. Shaver point and heated demista mirrors. The fan is even on a seperate switch so you can have a bath in peace!
    • Drying Facilities Tumble dryer, indoor clothes airer and outdoor drying facilities all provided. The indoor coat and boot cupboard can also be heated to dry wet things.
    • Microwave
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex Washer dryer in cottage. Indoor and outdoor drying facilities also available.
    • Freezer 3 large drawers provided as part of the Fridge / Freezer
    • Towels Provided All towels are Egyptian cotton. We also supply towels that can be taken to the beach.
    • Outdoor Drying Facility Whirligig in the large garden and a large patio where clothes / beach towels etc can be left to dry in the lovely Fife sunshine.
    • Wash Hand Basin The family bathroom and the downstairs WC both have large washbasins. Both also have heated mirrors.
    • Hairdryer Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Golf Course On Complex We are 9 miles from StAndrews. Need we say more :-) The recently restored Kingarrock Hickory Golf cource is also a 10 minute walk from Bag End Cottage.
    • Satellite / Cable TV Flatscreen Freeview TVs in the lounge and all bedrooms.
    • CD Player
    • Hi-Fi
    • Television Flatscreen Freeview TVs in the lounge and all bedrooms
    • WiFi Free WiFi provided
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities Giant Chess board, Large climbing frame, swings etc, play area for ball games and gardens.
    • Radio All bedroom have radios provided. Also, all bedroom have Freeview TVs that can acess many radio stations.
    • Garden Bag End has a developing garden with orchard, lawn, large play area, patio and off road parking
    • TV In Room All bedrooms have flat screen TVs

    Payment Methods

    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Cheque UK Cheques are accepted.
    • Cash For very late bookings cash is aceptable on arrival.


    • Parking Bag End has its own drive with plenty of free off street parking. Cars can be parked right next to the cottage.
    • Private Parking Bag End has private parking for numerous cars for the larger groups.
    • On Public Transport Route The local public bus route is a 5 minutes walk from Bag End.

    Road Directions

    Heading North From Edinburgh - 40 Miles / 1 Hour
    Heading South From Dundee - 17 Miles / 30 minutes
    Heading East From Glasgow - 70 Miles / 1 hour 30 minutes

    Please email us with your postcode and we will send you detailed directions from your home to Bag End Cottage.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From St Andrews Information Centre, head Right on Market Street towards Union Street. After 100ft turn left into Union Street. At the end of Union Street turn left at North Street (A917) Continue to follow A917 for 0.4 Miles. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto City Road (A915) Go through 1 roundabout and after 0.3 miles turn right at Argyle Street (B939) Continue to follow B939.
    After 9.2 miles you will reach Craigrothie village. Take a slight left onto A916. As you go round a left hand bend, the small entrance down into Chance Inn is on the right side of this bend. Come down the hill cautiously as this road turns into a small rural lane.
    You will come to a small T junction, please turn left. After turning left, we are on the right, approximately 100 yards.

    Getting there by railway:- Cupar Railway station. 3.5 miles - 7 Minutes.

    The closest station is Cupar, which is around 3.5 miles away. There are regular rail services from Edinburgh which is aprox 1 hour away. There is a taxi near the station or a taxi can be arranged to collect you.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Edinburgh Airport - 40 miles / 40 minutes. 100 Worldwide destinations.
    Dundee airport - 17 miles / 30 minutes. Mostly internal UK flights
    Glasgow airport - 82 miles / 1 hour 42 minutes. 70 worldwide destinations.

    Please email if you require detailed directions from any of these airports.

    Getting there by ferry:- Rosyth - Zeebrugge ferry terminal is located eight miles from Edinburgh and 30 miles - 47 minutes from Bag End Cottage.

    Please email if you require detailed directions from the ferry terminal to Bag End Cottage.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • to a public toilet
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • bath with shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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