Mill View Cottage is perfectly situated just a few hundred yards from the picturesque Fife Coastal Path, half way between St Monans and Pittentweem, and only a 20 min drive from St Andrews. Mill View is a newly renovated, immaculately presented traditional cottage with a large private garden and courtyard parking for four cars. The accommodation is all on one level and is suitable for guests with restricted mobility. The view across the sea to North Berwick with the historic windmill of St.Monans in the foreground is just breathtaking.
Providing a stylish comfortable retreat, the spacious, contemporary interior has been thoughtfully furnished with ample seating in the lounge and dining kitchen for six/seven. There are three spacious bedrooms, one with a super king bed, one with a king size bed, and one with twin beds. The two largest beds are Sealy posturepedic beds with Nostromo pillow top mattresses. They are very spacious and comfortable and should ensure an excellent night's sleep, something that many of our guests have appreciated. The twin beds from M&S are also very comfy amd suitable for adults or children. There is also a full height single aerobed for a seventh guest and a full sized cot, both available on request.
The bedrooms are arranged in two 'wings' on either side of the lounge with the double bedroom and bathroom in one wing and the other two bedrooms and shower room in the other. The bathroom and shower room are recently fitted out with luxury sanitary ware.
The cottage has Sky TV, this will include cinema and sports packages throughout the summer season, free wifi, Alexa with Music Unlimited and an ample selection of books, games, jigsaws etc for guests to use. There is also a set of golf clubs, picnic basket and cool box for guests. For colder days and evenings, there is a wood burning stove with wood supplied. There is a large decked area in the beautiful garden with garden furniture, parasol and outdoor lighting.
Best of all, however, are the wonderful panoramic sea views. It can be hard to tear yourself away from them to go exploring but well worth doing!
St Monans itself is a traditional harbour village overlooking the Firth of Forth, with spectacular views across to North Berwick, The Isle of May and Bass Rock. You can explore the streets and lanes, historic buildings, the old windmill that once powered the salt panning industry and the beautiful, old 14th Century church. Pittenweem has more shops, coffee shops, art galleries and a busy harbour selling fresh fish daily. There are a number of places in St.Monans selling freshly caught local seafood too, or you can catch your own from the sea front. There is a good local hotel in St. Monans, the very popular East Pier Smoke House selling fantastic lobster and an excellent seafood restaurant.
The Fife Coastal Path is just a stone's throw from the cottage , dotted with pretty fishing villages and many sandy beaches and coves to visit along the way. Pittenweem, St.Monans and Anstruther are all within easy walking distance of the cottage.
Activities for all interests can be found locally: fine golf courses, sandy beaches, watersports, art exhibitions, historic houses and gardens. This area is famous for golf with more than 40 courses in Fife, from the famous fairways of St. Andrews to the more traditional links courses and beautifully landscaped parkland and heathland courses. There are also numerous tennis courts nearby including St.Monans and Elie.
Just at the foot of the road, beside the steps to the coastal path, is Pathhead Nurseries. This is an excellent, well stocked garden centre linked to their own farm. It doesn't have a coffee shop, though there are plenty in the area, but it does sell freshly laid farm eggs from their own hens. It also has some fresh fruit and vegetables. Ardross farm shop is a short distance away and is a foodie's paradise with plenty of locally sourced artisan products. Bowhouse food market is a 2 minute drive and it has regular weekend food festivals.
There are sandy beaches a short drive away, we like Elie Beach and Kingsbarns Beach. Shopping wise, St.Andrews and Anstruther have a large variety of shops with the smaller villages having lovely gift and interior shops and essentials such as bakers, butchers, grocers etc.
Mill View Cottage is a warm, welcoming and comfortable retreat whatever the season. Nestled beside the Fife coastal path it really is a walker’s paradise and a great place to come home to at the end of a busy day. Heaven!
3 seater and 2 seater sofa
Television with SKY TV
Amazon Echo with Alexa and Unlimited Music
Gorgeous Sea Views
Fully fitted and well equipped
New boiler with constant hot water and adjustable heating
Fridge freezer / washing machine / dishwasher
Large table which seats 7
Ample pots, crockery, glassware, cutlery etc
Door to courtyard
Selection of Tea / Coffee / Biscuits / Milk / Condiments / Herbs and Spices
Kitchen Towel / Foil / Bin Liners
Washing Liquid / Dishwasher Tablets / Cleaning Products
1 Superking, 1 King, 1 twin
Comfortable mattresses and pillows
BATHROOM (with shower) AND additional SHOWER ROOM
Toiletries and Towels
Non Slip Mats / Bath Mats