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40 Main Street

(Ref. 1080106)

Aberdour, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "On arrival we found the toilet seat broken, something that should of been noticed previously with a repair either undertaken or pending (with guests being notified)."

    I contacted the owner who arranged for a repair within days - it's always the reaction that counts, so all good. Equally, only one wine glass in the property, owner notified & new ones appeared quickly. Again, positive actions at pace. Excellent to find a Sunday to Sunday let, travel wise that's great. Otherwise the only other observation is due to a Sunday let, might be an idea to provide a pint of milk in case rentees arrive late. Overall great accomodation, lovely village, nice neighbours - really good time was had. Thanks all.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jul 2024

  • "We've just returned from a lovely week in this accommodation."

    The instructions on how to find the parking etc where spot on, I was a little apprehensive when I saw the tight entrance mentioned but a quick look on Google maps alleviated that and we managed fine on each time parking. If anyone does struggle the station is a short walk away and I would say it was only the Saturday that it seemed full. Accommodation is lovely, bed very comfy as is the sofa and the kitchen is well equipped. My only small gripe is there is no empty cupboard space for storing food and we stored what we had on the worktop which wasn't a lot so wasn't a huge issue but I think space could be made for this by moving the tupperware. We had to contact the owners due to an issue with the bathroom light but all was sorted. The neighbours in the flat downstairs are lovely and friendly and we had the odd chat with them. The view from the flat is great and I will miss seeing the lights of Edinburgh twinkling away at night. Highly recommend the walk from Aberdour to Burntisland and the station means its very handy to get about without relying on a car. We would definitely like to return in the future.

    Thanks for your lovely feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your week. The walk you mentioned is beautiful, and if you are lucky you may even see seals! I have noticed that the Tupperware does have a habit of migrating to any free space, so we are happy for guests to feel free to rearrange storage as needed. I hope that you will come and stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2024

  • "40 Main Street is a lovely, spacious and comfortable apartment."

    Aberdour is a great little village that is a joy to explore, with the added bonus of a train station, with direct access to Edinburgh. We spent a wonderful week there, and are looking forward to returning soon!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely flat in a great area for access to Fife and Edinburgh."

    Our second time there so it is recommended.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely clean cottage and very spacious."

    The location was perfect for the train and beach. We had a trips to Edinburgh , Dundee and Glasglow. We also had two days staying local and went to a great cafe on the beach , with amazing views. We had a lovely week.

    Thanks for your generous feedback, we are glad that you such a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our stay at 40 Main Street was perfect!"

    The flat was like a home away from home, and it was very cosy and so comfortable. There is everything you could need, the place was spotless and it was really quiet on a night. It's only a few minutes from the train station and a return ticket to Edinburgh is extremely reasonably priced. We loved our stay here, would highly recommend.

    Thanks so much for taking time to feedback, we are delighted that it felt like a home from home for you. We hope you will return again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Feb 2024

  • "Everything was great."

    From beginning until the end. :) Our workers who have stayed here were really happy and enjoyed their stay. We will certainly come back!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jan 2024

  • "A very nice and cozy apartment in a lovely little village."

    The apartment was very clean and tidy, with comfortable beds and everything you could ask for in a holiday apartment. The kitchen is well equipped and fits so well in this old house. The owners were very friendly and helpful. All in all - highly recommendable!

    We are so glad that you had a lovely stay in the apartment and it met all of your needs! We hope to see you visit again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Dec 2023

  • "We stayed at the flat for a long weekend organised around attending a graduation ceremony in Edinburgh, and found it met our needs in every way: extremely easy access to and from Edinburgh by local train; good parking; very comfortable beds; spotlessly clean throughout; beautiful decor, spacious and recently refurbished."

    Thank you very much indeed.

    We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again for future trips! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthea5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful spacious flat, high standard of facilities."

    Very comfortable bed, plenty of room for 4 people. Garden at back of property is split into two sections, the half nearest road is for ground floor owners (who are very helpful) and other half is for top floor flat. The garden is neatly laid out and has a nice sitting out area. Good cafes, restaurants and walks in nearby park and shoreline. Owners replied promptly to query I had. Very pleased with our stay there.

    Hi. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and discovered the beauty and interest (and convenience) of this wee Fife village. Glad you were able enjoy the garden; it has been a labour of love! Hope you can come and stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great flat ,perfect location, excellent transport links to Edinburgh."

    It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week spent in Aberdour."

    The accommodation was excellent and very welcoming. We had a couple of issues one being our own fault (we managed to lock ourselves out) but the owner sorted these out very quickly and with the help of lovely neighbours. We would definitely recommend this property and Aberdour itself to our friends. We hope to return in the future.

    We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again next summer! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Aug 2023

  • "The flat was very comfortable and catered for all our needs."

    The main drawback was that it was on a busy road and we were aware of the traffic from 5 30 in the morning. It's unfortunate that there is a humped pedestrian crossing outside the property, as heavy vehicles reverberated and shook the property. Also, we did not find out that the garden was out of bounds until after we had booked the accommodation. Reading visitor reviews, it seems this has been the case for twelve months or so! Lastly, there were no spare light bulbs in the flat and so when the living room light went, we had to take a bulb out of the twin bedroom ceiling light.

    We are glad that the flat was comfortable and you enjoyed your stay- it was wonderful to read your lovely comments in our guest book. We have made sure that spare light bulbs are now available in the event that a bulb goes again. Our apologies for the confusion about the garden as this has been available to guests since the springtime and was not advertised in the property particulars until that point. I have reviewed and updated the information that we email to guests shortly before arrival so that this is clear. I am sorry that you were disturbed by some traffic noise during your visit -Aberdour is a quiet village and we often receive feedback from guests as to how comfortable the beds are and how well they have slept. I hope that this will be your experience should you choose to stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith3.8Jul 2023

  • "This was a beautifully well kept cottage with superb decor!"

    It is set in lovely Aberdour with lovely sandy beaches down the lane and railway station along the road allowing you to get to Edinburgh in 30 mins. A wonderful weeks holiday.

    Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, we are so glad that you enjoyed your week and hope to welcome you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2023

  • "This apartment is stunning!"

    The photos don’t do justice to how beautiful this apartment really is. Plenty of space for 4 adults to spread out and lovely touches for families with children. The downstairs neighbour was friendly and chatty. Aberdour train station is on the doorstep so getting to Edinburgh for a day out was really easy. The beach is so close you can walk there in a few minutes. A great place to stay for walking the Fife coastal path.

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback as the apartment has certainly been a labour of love for us! We are glad that you were able to enjoy coast and city on your holiday as the apartment is really conveniently situated for both. We hope that you decide to visit us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We, as a family of 4, had a fabulous stay at 40 Main Street."

    The apartment was well equipped, extremely clean, spacious and perfectly situated. The beds were very comfortable which was something that I was apprehensive about due to a back injury but they were wonderful. Aberdour is a beautiful place to stay, Silver Sands beach was definitely a favourite to visit during our holiday! It was a convenient location for visiting Edinburgh which we also made use of the Park and Ride. I would highly recommend this apartment to holiday in, and booking through Sykes.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "Loved our stay in Aberdour, other reviews are right the photos don’t do it justice, it’s a lot larger than it looks."

    The owners had thought of everything for a young family and had installed a retractable stair gate along with a travel cot with sheets and high chair. They had also left lots of other little things which makes travelling with a young family a lot easier, including plastic cups and plates and baby cutlery, also having a wealth of kids books and board games which my little boy loved :) All of this made our stay so comfortable and the beds were very comfy, thank you for a wonderful home from home.

    Thank you for your generous feedback! We are so glad that the property delivered for your family- glad that you had everything that you needed and the books and games were well used. We hope you will stay again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great flat with everything you need for your stay."

    Close to Edinburgh and St Andrews and we had a lovely day in Falkland. Train station only minutes away if you want to go further afield.

    Thanks so much for your feedback, we are glad that you had a lovely holiday! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Mar 2023

  • "It's a beautiful apartment, the photos don't do it justice."

    It's very spacious with everything you need for a break away and there are thoughtful touches throughout to make the stay more comfortable and homely. Lovely location and very easy to get to Edinburgh so you can have a two breaks in one (city break and quiet getaway)

    It is good to hear that you enjoyed the property and the local area. It really does offer the best of both worlds- city and shore! We hope that you come and stay again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Nov 2022

  • "Well equipped with good quality fittings and appliances."

    Well situated for Fife coast and Edinburgh. Quiet location although on the high street.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, all that we needed and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Nannette5.0Sep 2022

  • "Loved it from the minute we walked in."

    It was clean,comfy and very beautifully decorated. There wasnt anything to fault to the property. It was close to a corner shop,beach and train station (which we used daily.) I would have liked some blankets in the property as at night we all curled on the couch and watched t.v . Flat is well equiped too.

    Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay and an excellent idea about the blankets, we are looking into that! Great that you made such good use of the train station - it’s so handy. Thank you for coming to stay and we hope to welcome you again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a high quality property in a great little village with lovely beaches and a real sense of community."

    The property is tastefully furnished with two large bedrooms - the beds are very comfortable - a well equipped kitchen and living room and a modern bathroom. It is very clean with thoughtful essential supplies and good quality towels. It is a short walk from Aberdour station and the purple shop just up the road has a good supply of groceries. Easy access to Edinburgh and St Andrew’s. Aberdour is a little gem and the people couldn’t be friendlier or more helpful. On the Fife coastal path so plenty of walks. Recommend visit to ancient church around the corner from the property. Beaches are perfect for families. Everyone in our group of four would highly recommend this particular property and location.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Main Street. We agree wholeheartedly with your reflections on Aberdour and hope that you will come and stay again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2022

  • "This property is in an ideal location, very easy to access the beautiful coastline which is in walking distance."

    A very comfortable well equipped property with everything needed for your stay.

    We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay and indeed the locality; it is as you say beautiful. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2022

  • "I am happy to get such an accommodation as all other hotels in Edinburgh were either occupied or fit my budget."

    The facilities in 40 Main Street has been exceptional and felt as though I was in a suite. All the utensils and interior were amazing. I had a pleasant and wonderful stay and experience top notch facilities. Since I am new to the United Kingdom, I have felt the need for a CAR to drive. Since it's a village, we will find TESCO or ASDA miles away from the location. if you haven't got some vegetables and wheat flour for cooking, then you might experience some difficulties in search of a grocery shop. I will give them 9.5 of 10 for service, hospitality, facilities and location.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! A co-op supermarket is being built in the village and should be open soon which will mean guests won’t need to leave the village to buy bigger supplies. We hope that you will return again and enjoy another break at Main Street soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Himachandar Babu5.0Jun 2022

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with sofa bed for additional child
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and stairgate and booster seat available on request
  • Private rear garden area
  • Off-road parking and free parking at train station 0.2 miles away
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.6 miles

The property

Situated in the heart of the seaside village of Aberdour in Fife, is this sophisticated first-floor apartment, 40 Main Street.

With two sandy beaches just a short walk away and an array of amenities, this two-bedroom property is ideal for couples and friends.

On arrival, locate the off-road parking space before taking a flight of stairs up to your holiday home.

Step inside and discover the Scandinavian-style living/dining room, hosting a corner sofa to sink into whilst the Smart TV plays your favourite shows.

Settle down at the wooden dining table to tuck-into home-cooked meals, which can be prepared in the galley kitchen, courtesy of the electric oven and hob.

After a day well spent on the beach, locate the contemporary bathroom, where you can opt for a soothing soak in the tub or a quick wash in the overhead shower.

When eyes grow heavy, choose between two light and airy bedrooms, with a king-size and twin bedroom with sofa bed for additional child, both with storage to house your belongings.

In the morning, start your day with a steaming cup of coffee alongside a hearty breakfast, courtesy of the kitchen appliances.

There is good sized rear garden area to enjoy, which is accessed from the shared parking area, where you can enjoy some outdoor dining whilst surrounded by mature shrubs and delightful seasonal blooms.

From your doorstep, you’ll find everything you need from essentials to ingredients in the village of Aberdour, including a Post Office with village shop, two local pubs, a bakery and a café, as well as a train station for when you fancy exploring Scotland.

Aberdour is also home to some of the finest beaches in Scotland including Silver Sands Beach, which offers golden sands and views of the Firth of Forth towards Edinburgh, attracting watersports enthusiasts or those just wanting to relax.

Black Sands is a second beach with sweeping sea views to be enjoyed from the town’s expansive golf course.

Another attraction is Aberdour's historic Castle, built in the 1100s and thought to be one of Scotland’s oldest stone castles, where visitors can explore the walled gardens and terraces.

For more historic sites and cultural attractions, the vibrant capital city of Edinburgh is home to The Queen's official Scottish residence in Holyrood Park, the Scottish National Gallery of Modem Art, Edinburgh Zoo and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, to name a few!

You’ll also find a wonderful selection of restaurants, bars, pubs and shops along the city’s iconic streets, such as Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Loch Leven is a picturesque loch in Fife that offers plenty of outdoor activities and attractions for visitors.

Kirkgate Park is a beautiful green space located on the banks of the loch, and Lochleven Castle is a must-see for history buffs.

For a stunning setting with much to see and do, choose 40 Main Street.

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property doesn't accept check ins on a Saturday

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: FI-00285-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Edinburgh 18 miles; Stirling 30 miles; St Andrews 36 miles; Loch Leven 14 miles.

The historic coastal village of Aberdour sits across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh with its main street just inland and connected by narrow lanes to the coastal part of the village. Originally built up around the harbour where the Dour Burn runs into the River Forth, the village was essentially in fact two: Wester Aberdour and Easter Aberdour, however the connection was made with the coming of the railway at the end of the 19th century. What remains of Aberdour Castle is one of the oldest surviving stone castles in Scotland dating from the 12th century. Much added to over the centuries by the Douglases, the site is now managed by Historic Scotland and visitors can enjoy the walled garden and terraces and the distinctive beehive shaped dovecot. Known by the Victorians as the Fife Riviera, the secluded Silver Sands and Black Sands beaches have always been favourites and remain so to this day. The village holds a popular annual festival in late July and early August, including cultural and musical highlights, as well as a regatta and a run. With many lovely walks and a golf course, as well as excellent train links to both Edinburgh and further north into Fife, Aberdour remains an attractive and excellently located getaway destination.

Note: This property doesn't accept check ins on a Saturday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas