We spent a great week at the Nethergate in May 2017, which served as our home base for a variety of day trips to Edinburgh, the Lomonds, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, etc. (While Edinburgh and the Lomonds are little more than 30 minutes away, the other destinations are further afield but if you're happy to spend some time driving and viewing the Scottish countryside that way, you'll still manage with plenty of time to explore the above spots on foot once you arrive.)
The house is welcoming and cozy, the perfect atmosphere to relax and recover after a long day out hiking in wind and weather. With wine and scones on the counter to greet us upon our arrival, the kitchen is equipped with everything we needed to prepare relatively simple meals. The dining and living rooms are equally well equipped, with books, games and DVDs for things to do when the weather isn't cooperating. The internet connection is fine, too.
The local facilities are relatively good. There are two smaller shops just around the corner and a much larger supermarket a few miles down the road. Kinghorn railway station is just across the road (but not that we really noticed in terms of noise), there are a couple of restaurants and takeaways in town and two barbers/hairdressers, too. The only difficulty we had was finding somewhere locally to print our boarding passes to avoid Ryanair's check-in fee.
Finally, Tahra and John proved to be super friendly and accommodating, always ready with information and tips, and understanding in the face of a couple of minor crises (not at all of their doing). We'd happily recommend the Nethergate to anyone looking to visit Edinburgh and surrounds but doesn't want to stay directly in the city, especially those travelling with pets.
We booked the Nethergate for a trip to visit our children who live in Dundee and Edinburgh. We were pleased to find the house very well equipped with a real family feel. Those visitors who arrive with children are especially well served with every conceivable toy and equipment provided. Being only a few metres from the harbour and beach is a added bonus. Parking is provided (with charging point for those with electric vehicles). Good facilities in the kitchen and a full sized dining room make the property's ideal for family "get togethers".
Tahra made every effort to make sure we were well installed and catered for.
In short I would thoroughly reccommend Nethergate to anyone wanting to visit Fife.
It was our second time in the Nethergate & again we really enjoyed it!
The house has everything you need & you feel at home immediately. There are lots of toys, puzzles & games for the children. No need bringing them from home.
With 28°C the beach around the corner gave us some good refreshment.
We still haven't explored everything in Fife, so we 'll need to visit again!
Stayed at the Nethergate with my family of four for a week. Convenient to ScotRail. Nice comfortable cottage.
A very clean and comfortable house, well equipped with outside space and parking, and just around the corner from a wonderful sandy beach!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay from start to finish, we found everything about the house comfortable and loved being able to simply walk around the corner to the beach. Being right on the fife coastal path was also a bonus.
Good communication with Tahra beforehand ensured an easy arrival and all our expectations of the property were met. Being dog 'welcoming' was important to us (and our pooch) but there was not a hair from any previous occupant to be found.
Thank you, we would love to return and would be happy to recommend.