Sunday, March 27, 2016

Holiday in Fife: Day One: Dunfermline and Crail

Rob, Brock and I are just back from a week's holiday in Fife, staying at The Posthouse in Crail. We had a great time and enjoyed lots of walks, shopping, relaxing in cafes and at the lovely accommodation.

We started out with a stop-off in Dunfermline at the Pittencrieff Park. There are acres of grass and trees, flower borders and a cafe with an outside deck for having a coffee in the sunshine. Brock had a fine time meeting and greeting the other dogs.

Pittencrieff House Museum

The Peacock Room Cafe

There are lots of beautiful old buildings in the town, and I was surprised to learn that it was originally Scotland's capital.

We arrived at the Crail Posthouse at about 3 pm. It is beautifully furnished and decorated with many artworks including photographs of wildlife, large posters for the Canadian railway, oil paintings and more. There was a welcome pack including champagne, a bar of chocolate, milk, crisps, shortbread, ground coffee etc The two shower/bath rooms were well stocked with toiletries and, most importantly, loo rolls! On the ground floor is an entrance hall with bookcase and coat pegs and a staircase leading up to the first floor where the kitchen/diner and sitting room are found. There is also a shower room/toilet, a utility room, and a double bedroom. On the second floor is a small study/library with comfortable chairs and lovely views to the sea, also a gorgeous bathroom (I adopted this one!) with a free-standing roll top bath, stained glass window, power shower, and loo. There are also two more bedrooms, although we didn't use them.

Brock making himself at home. He should actually be on the comfortable bean bag provided for dogs, but has sneaked onto the sofa albeit on a 'throw' we brought with us.

There is no garden with the property as it is a 'town house' on the main street, however, there is a very short walk (five minutes or less) to the nearest grassy area, which leads down on to the coastal path. We very quickly found a nice circular walk for mornings and evenings, which was extremely beautiful by moonlight.

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