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The FIFIE - a few steps away from the historic harbour and the Fife Coastal Walk

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

'Bolthole' to explore the Beautiful Kingdom of Fife - A Walkers Paradise

Whether you are taking a short relaxing break, or enjoying your annual holiday — a warm welcome to The FIFIE, St Monans in Fife.

The Fifie is a stunning 'coastal themed' ground floor holiday apartment with all accommodation on one level (with no steps anywhere within the accommodation) making it ideal for guests with limited mobility. Situated just a few steps from the picturesque harbour of St Monans, right on the coastal path linking Pitenweem and Anstruther in one direction and Elie Lower Largo in the other. With the advantage of just being a 20 min drive from St Andrews - it is a great 'bolthole' to explore the beautiful kingdom of Fife, or further afield. An immaculately presented spacious apartment situated the ground floor of a traditional Grade C listed building, with red pan-tiled roof and thick stone walls. All the rooms lead off from the large welcoming hall. From the hall is a large walk-in cupboard containing a Freezer, iron/ironing board, Child's High Chair, Changing Mat and Travelling Cot. There is a full set of Golf Clubs for the more energetic, as well as a folding picnic basket for those family days out.

A bright lounge, with engineered oak floor has ample seating for 6. It has a CD player with I-Pod docking facility, a 32 inch LED TV with Smart Blue-Ray player, a substantial selection of DVDs as well as access to NETFLIX and NOW tv accounts. There is a Wood-Burning Stove (with child’s fire-guard if required) for those cosy nights in.

Leading to a fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, Microwave, Slow Cooker and dining table.

Bedroom 1 contains a double bed, wardrobe and bedside cabinet. Bedroom 2 has two 3ft single beds with wardrobe, chest of drawers and a bedside table with hair dryer.

Bedroom 3 has a double bed with sprung mattress with wall mounted 32inch Flat screen TV, and smart Blue-ray player providing guests with Netflix and Amazon accounts (and a selection of board games) including hanging space for clothes, and a computer workstation/desk.

A modern tiled family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.

The apartment is heated by full gas central heating, and has free Fast Fire Optic Wi-Fi internet. A telephone is provided which accepts incoming calls.

The accommodation provides a stylish, comfortable retreat whatever the season, with a glimpse of the harbour from the living room window. A spacious, contemporary accommodation which has been thoughtfully furnished for comfort and ease and is literally a minutes walk from the old harbour and sea front at St Monans, the smallest of Fifes East Neuk fishing villages. This quiet harbour village, situated on a hill overlooking the Firth of Forth, has spectacular views across to North Berwick, The Isle of May and Bass Rock. From your front door you can explore the quaint streets and lanes, historic buildings, an old windmill that once powered the salt panning industry and an old 14th Century church, shops and restaurants, an award winning cafe and an excellent seafood restaurant overlooking the harbour.

If fish is on your menu tonight, you can purchase freshly caught local sea food, or you can catch your own from the sea front! If you prefer to eat out there are two renowned seafood restaurant just 5 minutes walk. The Fife Coastal Path runs through the village, with historic castles, pretty fishing villages and many sandy beaches and coves to visit along the way. Activities for all interests locally: golf, 3 miles and St Andrews, sandy beaches, watersports, Art exhibitions, Sea Life Centre, historic houses and gardens. This area is famous for golf with more than 40 golf courses in Fife, from the famous fairways of St. Andrews to the more traditional links courses and beautifully landscaped parkland and heathland courses.

This is a welcoming and comfortable retreat whatever the season. Nestled on the Fife coastal path it is a walker’s paradise. With so much going on why not make a point of staying at the Fifie during the many festivals

The area is renowned for its coastal walks, quiet beaches and numerous golf courses, St Andrews, the Home of Golf, is a twenty minute drive away. North East Fife has a wide range of facilities and attractions including award winning restaurants, beaches and historic buildings. Its beautiful coastline provides the ideal setting for a variety of watersports and outdoor activities. Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, St Andrews and Dundee are all within commuting distance and Edinburgh with its airport is only a one hour drive away.

More Details

Rona Saurin
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:
16 September, 2018

About Rona Saurin

I grew up in central Scotland in the outskirt suburb of Glasgow - Bearsden. I was involved in various guises in the Catering Business. I married in 1982 and moved for a short period to Frome, just outside Bath. We now live on the Clyde Coast, in the village of Inverkip.

Rona Saurin purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Rona Saurin chose Saint Monans

We have always had a strong infinity with the East Neuk of Fife having taken our first family holidays when the children were very young. The Fifie is just a stone throw from the harbour. Yards from local shops and Restaurants - and the people are so friendly. While away parts of the day by sitting down at the harbour and just watch the tide come in and out - or the 'coming and goings' of local fishing and sailing boats.

What makes this apartment unique

Being so close to the Harbour and Coastal Path. St Monans is a small cottage community centralised within the beautiful area of the East Nuek of Fife. Whether on foot, car or via public transport all the surrounding villages are accessible


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Saint Monans around the Fife

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • A modern tiled bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveller reviews)

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The FIFIE - a few steps away from the historic harbour and the Fife Coastal Walk
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Lovely seaside town

  • 5 of 5

Here to see a golf tournament at St Andrews. St Moran’s is a short drive away. Only wish we had longer to explore this area. Comfortable cosy flat, a couple of minutes stroll to the harbour. Lovely weekend break, after a stressful week, I just felt it all being blown away in the sea breeze.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You clearly had a relaxing time with us at the Fifie. Do come back again and stay longer to explore the beautiful area of Fife - there is lots on offer. 'Haste ye Back'
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  • 5 of 5

We really loved it! Very spacious and comfortable, and within easy reach of the harbour. A very pleasant and relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Apartment, exactly as pictured

  • 5 of 5

Really great apartment, lovely area. Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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amazingly well equipped, spacious, spotless, superb

  • 5 of 5

Very good base for Five. Lovely fishing villages and of course St Andrews nearby, there is even a full set of golf clubs at the Fifie. The flat is clean, airy, warm and very comfy.

Dogs are truly welcome with a special package on arrival: bowls, bed, towels, even laed and poo bag! Coast path is a dlight to walk either direction, fenced off landwards so safe off lead time possible. Spaniel loved it. High five for the Fivie!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and we are glad you enjoyed the Fifie and the local area. Hope to welcome you all back very soon.
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Clean, comfortable and a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The Fifie was a great home for us. My son and I, and 2 other buddies came from the US to play golf. Planed on playing the courses in the area around St. Monans. Decided on the Fifie mainly because of the 3 bedrooms and the location. The Fifie was perfect for our group. Never actually meet the owner, Rona, but we did email while at the place and got an immediate response. Thanks for a nice stay in St. Monans!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shame we didn't actually get to meet up - but you seemed to have all had a great time. Hopefully see you again in Scotland, but particularly the Fifie sometime.
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poorly maintained

  • 1 of 5

I would not review this place

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry you feel this way. This review is based on the fact that there was a power cut mid week during your stay. An emergency local electrician was arranged within the hour that day but was unable to determine the problem. The apartment was left with full heating and lighting, but sadly you decided to check-out anyway. A full electrical check was carried out the next day of all the wiring and sockets. There was no fault and the electrical system was given a clean bill of health. The professional synopsis was that a suspect electrical item had probably been used that provided a surge to the electrics thereby tripping the power. Since this incident there has been two rentals with no problems.
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Edinburgh, International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Mayview Hotel, St Monans
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Golf House Club, Elie,
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Craig Miller @ 16 West End, St Monans
Nearest Ski
128 Miles
Aviemore Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
St Monans
Car: not necessary

St Monans is a walkers paradise by offering an opportunity to explore the East Neuk on foot, as it is situated on the Fife Coastal Path. From the harbour head West towards Elie and beyond - Head East to Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail.


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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Whilst your pet is welcome, it should not be left unattended at any time, or allowed on bedding and furniture.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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