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Luxury Scottish Villa built 1750 - 75ft from St Monan's Harbour

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Driftwood Cottage offers the highest standard of self catering accommodation. A traditional grade B listed period property dating from 1750. Recently renovated to a very high specification throughout and featuring the most superb and unbelievably large open plan kitchen with dining and living area Driftwood Cottage offers generous living accommodation at over 1,800 sq ft (170 sq m).

The front of the property is off set from the road with space for 1 car and there is ample parking on the quiet street adjacent to the house.

- Private front door access with vestibule leading to a sunny spacious welcoming hall.

- Four good sized double bedrooms.

- All Bedrooms are large and sunny double rooms the beds are Zip and Link and can be made up as either Double’s or two single beds.

- Bedroom 1 benefits from an en suite shower room.

- Large family bathroom with bath & shower.

- Very generous sized sitting room with pretty working fireplace.

- Large kitchen with dining area and seating for 10. Equipped with all mod cons, including dishwasher microwave, hob, oven, fridge & freezer.

- Further sitting area with 2 sofas and TV, DVD and games.

- Lovely high ceilings and underfloor heating throughout.

- In addition, the Cottage offers a utility room equipped with washer/drier and clothes pulley.

- The garden is a courtyard garden with BBQ and seating area.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Amelia,

I would just like to say thanks for your house at the weekend, it was beautiful and so homely I didn’t want to come home .

I loved the kitchen what a sociable place to have a get together.

Anyway very many thanks and I will be back with the family.
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Monans in Fife

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms include complimentary luxury soaps and generous sized Egyptian cotton towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , or two singles
    Double Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , or two singles
    Double Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , or two singles
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 benefits from an Ensuite shower room. All Bedrooms include comfy divan beds with deep mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, luxury goose duvets and pillows. Very cosy!!!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Rates are fully inclusive of fine cotton linens, big fluffy towels (but please bring your own beach towels), luxury toiletries and all utilities. Our cottages are fully equipped with: - A selection of magazines, books, DVDs, maps and local information so there is never a dull moment. - Kitchens with plenty of appliances and utensils for the domestic goddess or god on holiday. - Complementary tea, coffee and a bottle of wine to welcome you on arrival so your holiday starts the moment you walk through the door! Smoking is not permitted in our properties however you are welcome to use the garden.


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Luxury Scottish Villa built 1750 - 75ft from St Monan's Harbour
average rating of 4.3 based on 21 reviews

Lovely house in a perfect area

  • 5 of 5

Spacious boutique house which is stylishly decorated. It was absolutely ideal for our weekend away with 3 other couples to celebrate a birthday. Stones throw from the harbour and half of our group went fishing from the pier each day. Huge kitchen/dining area with everything you could possible need for cooking. Lovely comfortable beds and linens. One main parking space right next to the house and we had no problem at all finding additional parking on streets close by. There is an enclosed private garden to the side of the house with a BBQ, table and chairs for 8 which we didn't use but I imagine it would get good mid-day sun. Would not hesitate to book again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, stylish house in excellent location with minor niggles

  • 4 of 5

The house is easily accessed by keypad which makes it easy for all members of the party to come and go as they please with no worries about who has the key. The house is spacious and well equipped. The beds were wide and comfy, the bedlinen and towels were nice and the hot water plentiful and there were toiletries provided. When we entered the house the heating was on full blast so we had to spend some time grappling with the instructions and closing all the radiator valves to render the temperature tolerable. The downstairs toilet seat was loose and although we reported this to the housekeeper no action was taken during our stay. Whoever does the cleaning must have been aware of this before our arrival. Likewise the kitchen mixer tap was completely loose and several of the window blinds were broken and inoperable. The windows were very difficult to open. I would suggest provision of a washing up bowl and some washing up liquid for little bits of washing up not meriting a full dishwasher worth. I would say that less is more in terms of the artwork in the house - we moved a sculpture from the side of my daughter's bed because it was "scary" and each and every one of us hit our heads on the candelabra above the dining table until we removed it. In conclusion, some minor repairs required to merit the accolade of "luxury" hence not 5*.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location, and a lovely secret courtyard

  • 4 of 5

Large property, we never really used the sitting room as the kitchen/diner with couches was a fantastic space where everyone could gather.

All bedrooms are a good size, and have everything you need, though Windows difficult to keep open.

Large fridge/freezer off the kitchen was an added bonus.

Lovely smokehouse restaurant on the harbour, and great location for walking one way to Elie, and to Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail in the other direction.

A welcome pack of bread, butter and Jam was delivered, after we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

A great holiday cottage. We spent a long weekend here to celebrate my dad's birthday. The cottage is huge and well laid out. The kitchen and dining area downstairs is lovely and a great place to cook and eat together as a family. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you need if you want to self cater. Couldn't recommend enough and if we visit St Monan's again we will definitely stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage was spacious and ideal for our party of seven

  • 4 of 5

Overall we really enjoyed our stay. There was ample room for us all. The kitchen space in particular was ideal fie socialising and entertaining. The quality of the fittings and utensils was good. The village is quiet but that suited us fine....very easy to get out and about to nearby places. Our only minor gripe was that the cottage probably needs to a good spruce up but this may be down to it being the end of season. Would definitely stay again though

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space!

  • 4 of 5

A group of 8, 6 adults and 2 teenagers stayed at Driftwood cottage for a 3 night stay and had a great time. The cottage has amazing space for a group of 8, loved the kitchen living area, it reminded us of a trendy bar. Kitchen very well equipped and liked the small touch of fresh bread and milk on arrival. Rooms were of good size, beds and pillows very comfortable. Would have been nice to have a shower in the down stairs toilet and a toilet in the upstairs en-suite but this is just nit picking it was not a big issue. We did not use the garden and BBQ area because of the time of year but this would be great in the summer. Had fantastic fish and chips from a chip van that was recommended, situated beside the May View hotel. Shop just at the top of the road for any groceries, very handy. Will definitely return if in the area again. The Secret Bunker is well worth a visit, very interesting. I have given it 4 stars because of shower and toilet, otherwise a definite 5.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
16 West End
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
St Andrews Old Course
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Craig Millar
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
St Monans
Car: recommended

St Monans is one of the famed picturesque East Neuk fishing villages and is well known for its historic Kirk and fishermens houses. Its also home to the award winning Seafood Restaurant.

Drfitwood Cottage is situated only a few yards from the harbour.

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 other award winning restaurants, beaches and historic buildings. Its beautiful coastline provides the ideal setting for a variety of watersports and outdoor activities


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