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Beautiful Holiday Home by the Sea, 2 Minutes Walk to Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Anstruther, Nr. Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland - Perfect for Family Beach Holidays, Golf Breaks and Walking, Ideal Place to Relax and Unwind

23 Crail Road is a beautiful holiday home, located within a small courtyard development, and has been tastefully equipped throughout to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. The house is ideally situated, just 2 minutes walk from the charming seafront and harbour of Anstruther, with its range of shops and restaurants (including the famous fish bar). Visitors can also take boat trips to the Isle of May and visit the Scottish Fisheries Museum. The other pretty East Neuk villages of Crail, Pittenweem and St Monans are all just minutes away by car. There are several outstanding beaches nearby and fabulous golf courses are also within easy reach. The house is also perfectly located for those wishing to walk parts of the Fife Coastal Path. St Andrews has much to offer visitors to the area, and is a short drive away. For those wishing to venture slightly further afield, Dundee and Edinburgh are within easy reach and are also accessible by public transport.

Helen Hudd
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Helen Hudd

We live about an hour away from the house, in Dunfermline. When we stay in the house we love walking on the coastal path to Crail or Elie.

Helen Hudd purchased this house in 2008

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a super time- lovely house.

August 2013

We've had a lovely time exploring the area - especially the golf courses and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the 'cottage'.

July 2013

This has been our second stay in this lovely house, we we lucky to have fantastic weather throughout the week. We hope to return next year.

July 2013

Thank you for such a lovely stay in a perfect little house and location!

May 2013
Mar 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Anstruther in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathrooms to both bedrooms, both with shower. Additional separate wc on the ground floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has twin beds, with an additional pull-out single bed. Bedroom 2 on the second floor has a double bed. Both rooms benefit from en-suite bathrooms. Futon in living room may be used if required but maximum occupancy is 5
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Entrance hall has cupboard for storage of coats, beach equipment etc. There is a range of books for both adults and children which you are welcome to use, as well as a small selection of children's DVDs and puzzles/games. Sorry but we cannot accept pets and the house is strictly non-smoking. Outside: Courtyard area to the front of the house, with private parking space. For those with young children, there is a public play park just 2 minutes walk from the house, also tennis courts. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beds are made up for your arrival and towels are provided. For stays of 2 weeks or more, a towel and bedding change will be offered weekly.


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Beautiful Holiday Home by the Sea, 2 Minutes Walk to Beaches
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Convenient location and lovely house

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my week in this house. It really is only a couple of minutes walk to the main part of Anstruther and having a designated parking space in this area is a god-send. The house itself is modern but quirky; it's split over three floors (so beware of stairs!) and is lovely and bright throughout. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation in a superb location

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, well-appointed, great location

  • 4 of 5

This was perfect for the two of us. The kitchen had everything we needed for breakfast and supper - we ate out most of the time. The bed was very comfortable and the shower good and hot.

Helen is a great host - many thanks for the fizz, cookies and milk! She replies promptly to all enquiries and is really helpful - we can't say that about all holiday rentals.

The house is in a great location, less than a 5 minute walk to the harbour and all the amenities of Anstruther and a 10 minute walk (or 2 minute drive) to the supermarket.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just spent two wonderful nights in this lovely home with three friends. Fantastic property with all you could need situated in a fantastic location minutes from the harbour,restaurants,shops and beach.Cannot find anything negative to say.Love Anstruther and have visited many times before(but first time in a rented property), definately wont be the last.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this for my Aunty and Sister for my wedding weekend, and it was the perfect location as the wedding was in the Town Hall! The property was great and spotless, with everything yu needed for the stay. Thanks so much Helen, would definitely recommend in future.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and for your lovely comments. We hope to welcome you back one day to 23 Crail Road.
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Just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

even before our arrival Helen the owner had been so helpful, providing answers to extra questions we had on arrival times etc. On arrival we were met and walked around the property and talked through all we needed to know. It's a lovely home with 3 levels of bedroom and ensure on the ground floor which was good as my husband has some accessibility issues, then kitchen, dining/living room on the middle floor with pull out bed. Top floor is the master room with o suite bathroom. I took lots of washing power, liquid etc but found that the house was full equipped. Lovely home away from home, nice owners who are happy to help with anything including send back my husbands kindle that we left behind. Would go and stay again happily.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, it's so helpful to get feedback. We would be very happy to welcome you again to Anstruther.
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
32 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres


There are several outstanding beaches in the area:

Kingsbarns (7 miles) – a blue flag beach with lots of interesting rock pools.

Tentsmuir Forest (16 miles) – quite spectacular. A large nature reserve where the forest goes right to the beach. On the north side of the beach are seal colonies.

Elie (5 miles) – a wide flat beach on which cricket is played on summer Sundays.

St Andrews (9 miles) has 2 good beaches, East and West Sands.

Anstruther beach is good to explore at low tide.


Anstruther is easily reached by road and is just over an hour's drive from Edinburgh. Several cheap airlines including Flybe, Easyjet and BMIbaby fly to Edinburgh from UK cities, as well as major airlines such as BA and BMI. There are several car hire companies in Edinburgh airport. You can also get there by bus, there is a regular service from Edinburgh. Car is recommended.

Further Details:

In Anstruther itself, visit the Scottish Fisheries Museum, or take a boat trip out to the isle of May. Enjoy the local beaches, take time out at one of the many excellent seafront cafes, stroll round the harbour or take a walk along the coastal path. There is a golf course 10 minutes walk away, a children's playground and tennis courts just next to the house.

It's worth a trip to some of the other East Neuk villages, particularly Pittenweem, which still has a fishing fleet and a fish market during the week. During August the village hosts an excellent Arts Festival. Also Crail and St Monans are worth a visit.

St Andrews is a beautiful university town with much history and excellent cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. For kids, the best beach is the West Sands which is right alongside the Old Course. The aquarium is very good and a great rainy-day option. There is also a good swimming pool at the East Sands Leisure Centre. St Andrews Botanic gardens are lovely on a nice day.

For watersports enthusiasts, or beginners, there is a good watersports centre in Elie. Other places of interest include Kellie Castle, Falkland Palace, Cambo House. St Andrews Castle and Cathedral, The Secret Bunker.

There are several shops in Anstruther including a large Co-op supermarket, butcher, baker, fishmonger, post office and 2 banks. There are several good cafes and restaurants, and a couple for good pubs. We provide full information on these nearer to your stay.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is taken at time of booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks before your stay begins. For stays starting within 8 weeks of the date of booking, the full amount is payable upon booking. A £100 security deposit is also required, which is refunded upon return of keys and a satisfactory check of the house. Cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays preferred in Summer. Flexible changeover at other times. Arrival 4pm, departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds and based on up to 5 people staying. Additional guests will incur a charge of £15 per person per week.
Payment accepted by bank transfer, cheque or Paypal (please note that paypal payments may be subject to a surcharge of up to 5% to cover fees).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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