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Idyllic 'c' listed, refurbished cottage in St.Monans

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, shower room, kitchen, living/dining, spectacular views

Martha’s Harbour: A delightful coastal ‘C’ listed cottage with a paved garden and spectacular views overlooking the Firth of Forth.

(Please note, minimum stay of 5 nights and our turnaround day is a Saturday eg Sat-Thurs, Sun- Frid or Mon-Sat)

Situated in the beautiful fishing village of St Monans. Martha’s Harbour offers peace and tranquility in an upgraded and modernized early 19th century fisherman’s cottage. On the Fife coastal path and 2 minutes away from the harbour, the cottage is perfectly situated for a holiday break where relaxation, walking or sightseeing is key.

The property is furnished to a high standard and sleeps 4 people.

Martha’s Harbour consists of: Entrance hallway, shower room, kitchen, living/dining-room and two bedrooms. The shower room consists of, shower with electric Mira shower, basin and toilet. The kitchen includes fridge, double oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and washing machine, plus all crockery, glass-wear, pots, pans and cutlery.

The living room has bi-fold doors that open out fully to the paved garden area with its wonderful views of The Firth of Forth and the old St. Monans Kirk. Comfortably furnished with a TV for playing dvd’s (library of dvd’s included). The dining table is also in the living area and there are 4 dining chairs. The cottage does not have an aerial but does have free Wi-Fi for access to channels on laptops and tablets if required.

The downstairs, double bedroom features a super king bed, a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets.

The upstairs bedroom has 2 single beds and a velux window offering incredible views over the old Kirk rooftop toward Elie.

Both bedrooms have luxurious bedding and electric blankets for cozy winter nights.

Ideally located for access to all that the East Neuk has to offer, from water-sports to historical villages and towns just a short drive away. St. Monans is also at the heart of the fine dining experiences this part of Fife has to offer with a host of excellent restaurants literally on the doorstep.

The arts festivals that are an intrinsic part of Fife are also close to hand with the St. Monans and Pittenweem art festivals and the annual festivals at Crail and Anstruther a quick car journey away.

For golfers there is an abundance of links course dotted along the coastline from Elie up to St.Andrews (only 9 miles away).

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Dundee are all a short driving distance away from St. Monans if you are looking to explore more of Scotland.

Martha’s Harbour, with its secluded viewpoint over the Forth, its quaint, sympathetically decorated interior and its unhurried feel makes it an ideal place to relax and unwind.

More Details

Neil Stitt
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English,
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Neil Stitt

A creative couple who enjoy a busy city-life through the week but enjoy escaping and getting away from it all at the weekend.

Neil Stitt purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Neil Stitt chose Saint Monans

With its fabulous views and its stunning location, Martha's Harbour was the perfect choice for a cottage by the sea.

What makes this cottage unique

Secluded and quiet, very private and a paved garden that offers incredible views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A dream holiday home , clean, neat and very modern , full of loving details in a small charming fishing village , right on the coastal path . The landlord had everything well prepared and pre responds to our questions patiently . All information in the online ad were ok . The house is very suitable for those seeking tranquility . We would recommend any time friends .
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Monans in Fife

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A fully upgraded shower room with ample sized shower cubicle, heated towel rail and electric shower for constant hot water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds, chaise lounge, electric blankets
  • Master bedroom, A super- king bed, fitted with luxurious bedding and electric blanket. This bedroom also has a wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets. Bedroom 2: 2 single beds, chaise lounge, wicker storage boxes
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The position of Martha's Harbour is ideal for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful quiet village of St Monans and taking life at a slower pace. It is also ideally situated for the many walks on offer along the Fife coastal paths.


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Idyllic 'c' listed, refurbished cottage in St.Monans
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Martha`s Harbour is perfectly situated for the Fife coastal path and a quiet get away to chill the only down side there is no pub in the village or within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, apologies for not informing you that the local pub had closed down, it was rather sudden. There is (in case you ever return) a small bar in Craig Millar restaurant. Hopefully someone will take over the ownership of the Mayview too.
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  • 5 of 5

Ideally situated. Beautifully furnished accommodation to a very high standard.

We stayed over Christmas lovely to have a tree and Christmas ornaments, very nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A home from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent amazing three weeks in this exeptional property . Beautifully furnished, thoughtfully equipped to a very high standard with stunning seaviews from every room and located directly on the coastal path it provided a real home from home. We'd like to come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heartbroken to leave Martha's harbour 🌞

  • 5 of 5

I was rather dubious as to how much I'd enjoy my late summer hols in Scotland and We're leaving totally convinced that it was one of the most enjoyable. Loveliest property, lots of thought gone into it, views of the sea, a paved outdoors area which was most enjoyable for breakfast and lunch or reglective evening moments; home away from home; pretty village; coastal walks; a michelin starred restaurant, fine dining; the 18th tee; the friendly coffee shop on station str; the surprisingly sunny weather...I could go on and we loved talking to Emil and meeting Martha 🐕

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and kind words. Delighted to have had you stay especially when you brought the sunshine with you! Have a safe journey home. Kindest regards Neil&Emil.
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most enchanting cottages we have ever stayed in. It is immaculately clean and the decor is simply stunning and full of artistry. All the equipment is of good quality and a pleasure to use. So much thought has gone into every last detail and everything you could ever need is there.

Sitting on the sunny patio listening to the waves lap the shore is bliss. The cottage is right on the coast path and St Monans and all the other little fishing villages close by are a delight to visit. There is so much history to explore in these places and the locals are so friendly and very happy to tell you about their memories of growing up in this captivating part of the country.

There are also mouthwateringly good products to be had from the artisan baker and the artisan butcher in Anstruther. Finally, you can't leave St Monans without eating at least once at the Smoke House on the harbour, fish at its freshest and smoked on the premises.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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It is beautiful, comfortable and in a good position in St Monans

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked into the cottage we were impressed by the effort the owners had made to make Martha's Harbour a very special place.

It is not a huge cottage but the decor, and the placement of the furniture create the illusion of large rooms with comfortable seating areas. Although small the kitchen has all the mod cons required, and hidden behind several closed doors are a washing machine, a dishwasher, and a fridge as well as a free standing cooker.

The two bedrooms have comfortable beds with good quality bed linen and it is possible to see the sea from the windows.

The piece de resistance must be the patio tiled with large tiles and comfortable sitting areas. A few steps go down to a little nook with two chairs facing the sea.

St Monans itself is a lovely place with walks along the coastal road.

My husband and I, as well as two separate sets of friends and family who paid us a visit, couldn't believe how lucky we were to find this beautiful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words Elizabeth. Hope to have you back to stay sometime soon. Regards Neil
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Mayview Hotel
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Craig Millar
Nearest Beach
350 Metres
St Monans
Car: recommended

St Monans has the award winning restaurant 'Craig Millar' and the East Pier Smoke House in a beautiful setting down by the harbour with fantastic views across the water and also two Michelin Star restaurants a short drive away in neighbouring towns of Anstruther (The Cellar) and Peat Inn (The Peat Inn). Three restaurants not to be missed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Monans, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
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27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
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5 Jan 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
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for 5 nights
31 Mar 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
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30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
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1 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
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27 Oct 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
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22 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. Our check-in or check-out day is preferably a Saturday. Check-in from 2.30pm. Check-out 10.30am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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