Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Places to go with the Kids at Easter in Fife 2018

We love this list of things to do by the fabuolus Welcome to Fife website   There is so much to see and do. For families Neuk Hoose is the ideal place to base yourself from if you are looking for a holiday cottage in Fife.  However if it's just the two of you and you are young at heart,  you will still find lots of fun on this list!                                                                           Tappit Hoose provides luxury accommodation in the heart of Crail.     

  1. Escape by boat to the remarkable Inchcolm Island – described as the Iona of the East - and while away the afternoon visiting the12th century Abbey, exploring the island and spotting seals and wildlife.
  2. Enjoy an Easter Egg hunt at one of Fife’s National Trust Properties – Falkland PalaceCulross Palace and Hill of Tarvit. Collect your hunt map, follow the clues, solve the puzzle and then claim your chocolatey reward! 
  3. Why not drive along the East Neuk and take the boat from Anstruther to the          Isle of May to see the puffins.  Pack a picnic or enjoy award-winning fish and chips by the harbour on your return.
  4. Get on your bikes and try out one of Fife’s mountain bike routes. There are nine to choose from including Devilla Forest, Balbirnie Park and Tentsmuir...all suitable for families. 
  5. Descend underground on a visit to the Secret Bunker, Scotland’s best kept secret for over 40 years. There’s 24,000 sq ft of accommodation underground and had there been a Nuclear War, this is where Scotland would have been governed. Fascinating!
  6. For kids that love outdoor play, you’re spoiled for choice in Fife. Take your pick from Cairnie Mega Maze & Fruit Farm, Muddy BootsCluny Activities or the Scottish Deer Centre where you’ll see 14 species of deer, Fife’s only wolf pack, otters, bears, rare Scottish species and can enjoy a falconry display. All that fresh air is sure to tire them out!
  7. How about a history lesson as well as a fantastic day out when you explore one of Fife’s many castles including Falkland Palace, Aberdour and Kellie Castles. We love St Andrews Castle where kids will enjoy exploring the underground bottle dungeon.
  8. Step back in time on a visit to the Fife Folk Museum to learn how Granny lived…handle the tawse, visit the dungeon and see the man-trap used to catch poachers in the 1700’s. Entry is free.
  9. Kids will love a visit to Deep Sea World – Scotland’s national aquarium – which has the UK’s longest underground viewing tunnel. Or visit St Andrews Aquarium which has recently opened its new Amazon room. Kids can also enjoy daily animal talks, reptile handling and of course Easter Egg hunt competitions.
  10. If the weather’s good, get your walking shoes on and climb West Lomond - the highest point in Fife at 522 metres – and enjoy the stunning views! If you have plenty time walk up through Falkland Estate and take the Maspie Den path.      Pillars of Hercules, the organic farm shop and cafĂ©, is always a good place to stopp off for coffee and cake! Check out our three Lomond Hills walks in the series.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Take a tour of Tappit Hoose

We had a great time with Ben from Itago Media when he came to make a video tour of our
holdiay cottage in Crail, Tappit Hoose. It was something we have been wanting to do for a while to give potential guests a real idea of what the house is like. The accommodation is perfect for couples and we're really pleased you can now "try before you buy"


Luckily the sun was shining and the whole process was really easy with Ben being so easy to work with, the whole process was a doddle! I'm hoping that guests will find the floor plan a useful feature.  I also love the finished product, it matched the vibe of the house perfectly . We've since done a bit of interior design so there'll be something new for you too.