best for coastal beauty: catchpenny safari lodges
There are not many places in the UK where you can watch a pod of dolphins or whales swim past as you sip a sundowner on the terrace. Brand new Catchpenny in Leven, Fife, is one of them.
THE VIBE Stylish adventure, with sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, cycling and walking routes on your doorstep. Lodges have all the home comforts you could want, including king-sized beds with big thick duvets, sofas ( both inside and outside under the covered terrace) and private bathrooms. CHECK OUT While away an afternoon catching crabs or even lobsters off the harbour side in nearby Elie, or head out along the Fife Coastal Path to the pretty fishing village of Pittenweem for a nosey around the shops and galleries. From Anstruther catch a boat to the Isle of May (£26pp; isleofmayferry.com). EAT Right next door is Ardross Farm Shop where you can pick up a supper, easily cooked on your stove. For a meal out, excellent local The Ship Inn ( shipinn.scot) will pick you up and drop you off again. The Cullen skink (£6.95) is a local favourite. THE LOWDOWN Three nights start from £420 for a canvas lodge sleeping up to six. catchpennyelie.co.uk