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Beautiful 1850's Fisherman's Cottage on the sea front in prime location

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Traditional 2 bed cottage, wet room and ensuite facilities, sea front location

Rockslea has the one of the best locations in St Monans with views out over the Firth of Forth and the local harbour, where there is always life and activity.

Set on the sea front and on the Fife Coastal path with unobstructed views over the Firth of Forth, Rockslea is a grade C listed fisherman's cottage built around 1850. You could quite literally throw a stone in the water from the front door! This beautiful cottage has been lovingly restored offering premium accommodation for up to four people. Rockslea's terrace, at the front of the house provides for an excellent sun trap, perfect for relaxing and early evening drinks.

Rockslea is equipped to a very high standard with free wifi provided for guests convenience, 40inch smart TV and blue ray DVD player installed to keep the kids entertained.

Rockslea's lounge is warm and inviting with solid oak furnishings which are complimented by the custom built window seat offering the perfect location to relax and watch the world go by or enjoy a book. The seamless transition provided by solid oak flooring into the kitchen and dining area offers a dining area that can accommodate 6 people comfortably with views to the sea. The kitchen benefits from a wood burning stove, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of the window seat provided here, all making for a sociable and integrated space for all to enjoy. Both rooms benefit from the beautiful exposed stone walls highlighting the original character of this period property.

The kitchen is fully equipped with range cooker, full height fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a washing machine provided in a utility cupboard space. On the mid landing, there is a wet room with wc and sink with a second shower provided within the ensuite in the master bedroom. The master bedroom offers accommodation in the form of a superking size double bed or two standard size single beds dependant on the clienteles' requirements.

Bedroom 2 offers two single beds and dormer window with stunning views over the harbour, Firth of Forth and Lothian coast beyond. Loose seating is provided for those who wish to relax and enjoy this peaceful space. A small TV within integrated dvd player is wall mounted and offers some welcome space for parents who may wish to grab some time for themselves while the kids watch a film.

The cottage provides an excellent base for families and couples alike who wish to enjoy the local beaches and amenities of the East Neuk or golfers with top rated courses nearby at Kingsbarns and St Andrews; with an award winning restaurant 50 yards from the cottage.

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Gus M
Member since: 2014
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Gus M

A Qualified Civil Engineer with a love of renovating old properties to a high standard

Gus M purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Gus M chose Saint Monans

Prime location within the beautiful village of St. Monans with unobstructed views over the Firth of Forth and on the Fife Coastal Path. Built around 1850, Rockslea is a much loved home.

What makes this cottage unique

Unobstructed sea views from all rooms and the water is only a stones throw from the front door. Sun trap at the front of the cottage ideal for relaxing and watching the world or sea go by.

Equipped to a high standard, the cottage comes with a log burning stove, top quality solid oak furnishings throughout,

Guestbook comments from the owner

I was returning to St monans with many happy childhood memories and this holiday did not disappoint. The cottage is situated on the coastal path and has the added benefit of a seating area outside. To be able to relax with your morning coffee and enjoy the view is an added bonus. The cottage itself has all mod cons and we found it very easy to find any thing we needed. It was lovely to have a wood burning stove in the kitchen which gave it a cosy feel. A washing machine was very handy after a busy day of rock pooling with the children.

St monans remains a beautiful and friendly fishing village and this fab cottage was the icing on a terrific break
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Monans in Fife

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite Bathroom - Shower Enclosure , Shaver Socket Point on illuminated mirror
    Half Landing Bathrooom - Shower Enclosure , Wet Room Thermostatic Shower with Drench Head
  • The Half Landing Bathroom contains a wet room shower with large drench shower head and operates off a thermostatically controlled valves. The Ensuite Bathroom has an electrically operated shower. There is an electric shaver point on the side of the illuminated mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , One Super King Sized Double or Two Single Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom The Master Bedroom has a super King sized double zip up bed that can be split down into two single beds dependant on the Clients booking and their requirements. Off the Master Bedroom is an ensuite bathroom with electric shower and shaver socket fitting on the side of the illuminated mirror. There is ample storage for all of your belongings in the mirrored fitted wardrobes and chest of drawers. Bedroom Two This bedroom has two solid oak single beds and dormer window with stunning views over the harbour and Firth of Forth. There are mirrored sliding wardrobe doors for hanging clothes and storing belongings with separate chest of drawer storage in the room. There is a single seat with foot stool for relaxation next to the dormer window as shown in the photographs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Groups
  • Singles
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful 1850's Fisherman's Cottage on the sea front in prime location
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Best property we have stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week at this cosy and stylish property and can honestly say it really has been a delight to visit. Spacious and light filled accommodation with stunning views over the harbour and forth. Very well equipped and being a home from home. Lovely to come home to after a day sightseeing. Best cottage we have stayed in and will definitely come again. A credit to the owners. Super walks on the doorstep and great restaurant , Craig Millar, a stone’s throw from the cottage door. Lovely friendly staff in local Shop. Our dog loved it, too. Plus parking!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous stay couldn’t fault anything

  • 5 of 5

My Dad, sister and I had the best time and such a comfortable stay at Rockslea cottage. It is a beautiful home with everything you need and more. My sister is here from Australia visiting us and this week at St Monans was an extra special Wee break. We toured about all the various wee sea coast villages and St Andrews and also went to Glamis Castle. It was so lovely to come back to a cosy comfy home. It was as if my wee dog Poppy had lived there all her life she was so settled. Waking up to the views every morning gave you a lovely feeling that it was good to be alive. We were blessed with good weather which was great but I think in any weather it would have been great.

I would love to go back in the future.

Great time, great company beautiful cottage and location what else can you ask for.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, Scotland, UK

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Two Mums,two teenage girls and two springer spaniels had an absolutely fantastic holiday in this beautiful cottage. Really cosy with everything you could possibly need. Beds incredibly comfortable. Views are breathtaking and lots of lovely walks to keep you busy.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Twas the Week Before Christmas.

  • 5 of 5

We're from the U.S. and this was our first visit to Scotland on the week before Christmas. Yes, this rental is every bit as beautiful as its photos. The windows have exquisite views of the sea and the local protected harbor. We were lucky in that one morning the dolphins were active in the harbor and putting on quite the show.

The cottage is immaculate, spacious and stocked with anything you could possibly need – all the creature comforts for evening coziness. Whenever we had a quick question we just emailed the owners and they got back to us immediately – very helpful.

St. Monans is a wonderful seaside village to stay in. The ultimate in quaint. The residents and owners take pride in preserving its history and charm. The bonus is the Fife Coastal Path goes right through St Monans. You can walk along the seashore north or south for a marathon walk or a simple stroll.

In addition to St Monans there are other equally charming villages along the shore in both directions. In particular we made a couple of trips a short ways to St Andrews to visit the ruin of the cathedral and just stroll along the shops of this vibrant college town. We took a day and drove the 2.5 hours up and back to take in the Highlands, a must trip in Scotland. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Realaxed, peaceful cosy stay in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days in a chilly November and we were cosy as pie. The cottage is beautiful throughout and view down towards the harbour was lovely. Beautiful little village, walking distance to shop and fabulous coffee shop. On the coastal path which was great as we had our dog with us and it was a safe place to walk her away from traffic. We also visited Ellie, Craig, Pittenween, Anstruther and St Andrews but St Monans was just lovely. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a relaxed few days away.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cottage by the sea. Beautifully presented with everything you could want in it. Perfect weekend retreat in tranquil St. Monans. Would definitely come back

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Mayview Hotel
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Miles
Craig Millar
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
St Monans
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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