Coorie (ku:ri) enjoying life the Scottish way
Gaelic translation to nestle or snuggle, to be cosy

Coories’ is a beautiful stylish hotel and café offering fresh, seasonal food, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Fife village of Limekilns.

Situated directly on the Fife Coastal Path, on the North shore of the Firth of the Forth, close to the historic town of Dunfermline, Coorie is the perfect destination for a short or longer visit. A place to relax, unwind and enjoy our friendly Scottish hospitality with sea views which are hard to beat.

A Family Affair

Co-op, Limekilns

Yasmine took over the family run business in 2011 and is proud to be the second generation to run the business. Yasmine’s parents couldn’t resist buying this impressive historical building which was built in 1904 for a Co-op. In 1992 they took over the Italian Ristorante, named the Il Pescatore, later becoming the Limekilns Hotel & Bistro. They were a perfect team with her father, very much a peoples person, thrived at being the front of house host, whilst her mother excelled at the challenge of the kitchen.

With her parents officially retiring in 2019, the building undertook a large refurbishment and Coorie was born. In 2020 Coorie reopened with beautiful, stylish hotel rooms and a cosy, relaxed Café with emphasis on brunch, delicious treats, lunch and all day opening.

Yasmine with her parents, Coorie by the Coast, Limekilns

Coorie Was Born

‘Coorie’ is a traditional word meaning to nestle or snuggle but it’s taken on a different meaning recently. ‘The Art of Coorie’ by Gabriella Bernett teaches us how to be happy through simple pleasure, enjoying life the Scottish way. It is a lifestyle, a wellness trend, of appreciating Scotland’s beauty and what it has to offer.

The picturesque village of Limekilns is the perfect spot to visit whether dog walking or cycling. There are many paths to explore. Heading East along the promenade you can see the harbours and the old Lime Kiln ruins, discovering the old railway track further along.

If you follow the Fife Coastal Path it will take you up the cobbled hill to Charlestown where you can explore Broomhall Estate, spotting pheasants and other wildlife. Heading a Westly direction you can see boats bobbing in the harbour, the old church ruins and views of the iconic three bridges over the Firth of the Forth.

Coorie, being in the heart of Limekilns, is the perfect cosy place to gather with friends or family and relax with a cup of coffee after bracing the Scottish weather. Come coorie in with us!

Yasmine with her parents, Coorie by the Coast, Limekilns