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Cottage Set In Courtyard. Roof Top Views Across The Firth Of Forth To Bass Rock

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Anstruther, Near St Andrews, Fife, Scotland - A Few Minutes Stroll From The Harbourside (500 Yards); 9-miles From St Andrews

Comfortable and extremely well appointed 2 bedroom cottage set within a recently converted courtyard (formally a fish merchant's yard). Located in Anstruther, the largest of the East Neuk fishing villages, is home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum as well as interesting shops, pubs and an award winning fish and chip shop (500 yards). Just 9 miles away lies the ‘home’ of golf, the ancient university town of St Andrews, and many other excellent courses are close by. Visitors can enjoy boat trips to the Isle of May, there are wonderful coastal footpaths and the beaches are glorious.

Property Manager
Lyn Millar
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018


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Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Adjacent to Bedroom 1, bathroom/wc (shower over bath). En-suite to Bedroom 2, shower room/wc with sloping ceiling.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Twin bedded room . Bedroom 2: Double bed, en-suite.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
Notes on accommodation: Parking for one car. Utilities included. Complimentary broadband. No smoking and no pets. Outside: Shared courtyard. Garden furniture provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property is cleaned, professionally, in preparation for the start of each let. Fresh linen, towels and dish towels provided. For stays in excess of 7-days further change of linen provided.


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Cottage Set In Courtyard. Roof Top Views Across The Firth Of Forth To Bass Rock
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Lovely property, comfortable, everything we needed

  • 4 of 5

The property was well furnished, warm and comfortable. It was in a great location for exploring the area. The owner was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant & conveniently situated house in a quiet courtyard.

  • 5 of 5

Very good location to visit the Fife coast. We also enjoyed a train journey over the bridge to Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Super accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation with everything you needed - home from home.

Very centrally located in Anstruther, easy to book, clean and warm - would use this accommodation again next time holidaying in East Neuk of Fife.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage, everything you could possibly need available. Clean and comfortable. Gorgeous village with lovely coffee shops and fish and chips. Brilliant costal walks, stunning scenery.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location wonderful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Creel Cottage and it won't be our last. We could not have asked for more comfortable, well appointed, perfectly located accommodation. Furnishings were of a high standard and the owner made sure our every comfort was met.

We have visited St Andrews many times but this was our first proper visit to the East Neuk area of Fife. Don't go home until you've tasted the wonderful cheese scones at the nearby cheese factory and the local Indian restaurant in Anstruther provided one of the best curries we have tasted. The Boathouse served a variety of excellent food at reasonable prices with friendly staff making for a very pleasant dining experience. We would not hesitate to recommend Creel Cottage ( we already have) and Anstruther should be on everyone's bucket list of places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully presented and spotlessly clean, This property has all the comforts required for a really enjoyable break. Centrally located in Anstruther.

Owners were great to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
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The shoreline of the Firth of Forth is dotted with some of Scotland's finest beaches with 5 of Scotland's 7 award winning blue flag beaches situated in the Kingdom of Fife. Aberdours's Silver Sands looks out to the islands of Inchmickery and Inchcolm and is one of the most stunning sections of the Coastal Path. Fife's other Blue Flag beaches are St Andrews West Sands, Burntisland, Elie Ruby Bay and Leven.


Edinburgh Airport - 48 miles.

Good local bus service and wonderful coastal trails but to take full advantage of the East Neuk of Fife then you may wish to consider the use of a car.


Edinburgh - 50 miles

St Andrews - 8 miles

Kingsbarns - 8 miles

Dundee - 22 miles

Pittenweem - 1.5 miles

Crail - 4 miles

St Monans - 3 miles

Elie - 5.5 miles

Further Details:

Anstruther was originally a fishing village, and is home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum, but its main industry is now tourism, although other small scale manufacturing and service industries continue. Pleasure craft now moor in the harbour, and there is a golf course. Anstruther Pleasure Cruises operate sightseeing/wildlife cruises from the harbour to the Isle of May on board the 'May Princess' from April till October, the Isle of May is considered the UK's No.1 Puffin location, there is also an abundance of other interesting wildlife and seal colonies on the Island.

Anstruther sits on the Fife Coastal Trail and you can enjoy wonderfully scenic walks along well estabslished footpaths to Pittenweem, Crail, St Monans, Elie and beyond. It makes you appreciate what is so special about the East Neuk.

Being the largest fishing village in the East Neuk there are plenty of shops to browse. There is also a large Cooperative Supermarket, 2 banks, Post Office and a Tourist Information Centre. Anstruther is the ideal location for visiting the local area.

Eating Out:

Anstruther Fish Bar – world famous but we prefer the “Wee Chippy”.

Seafood and Fine Wine @ The Cellar – fine dining for those special occasions.

Eastern Touch – Indian restaurant, wonderful curries made with fresh ingredients.

Haven Restaurant (Cellardyke) – great seafood overlooking harbour and Isle of May.

Rockies Restaurant @ Anstruther Golf Club – very good quality, stunning views.

Waterfront – good quality food at reasonable prices.

Although Anstruther has many good places to eat the rest of the East Neuk is blessed with great eating establishments.

Things to do:

Scottish Fisheries Museum – on your doorstep.

Scotland’s Secret Nuclear Bunker – 3 miles.

East Sands Leisure Centre – 8 miles.

Craigtoun Country Park – 8 miles.

St Andrews Aquarium – 9 miles.

St Andrews West Sands – 9 miles.

Active Zone Indoor Play Centre (Leven) – 11 miles.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
20% deposit on booking with balance paid 8-weeks before holiday start date. Payment by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover day. Cottage available after 4pm on day of arrival; to be vacated by 10am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
For short breaks: 3-night weekend break/ 4 night mid-week break 65% of full week price. Utilities and broadband included together with linen, towels and tea towels.

Manager'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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