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Tapsalteerie is nestled down a quiet lane in the picturesque fishing village of Crail in the East Neuk of Fife, on Scotland's popular east coast. The name Tapsalteerie means 'topsy-turvy' but the cottage is anything but!

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi

With the main part of an old bake-house situated next door, this c-listed traditional sandstone cottage, built in 1800, was where the bread was originally brought to cool. It has been refurbished to the highest of standards to ensure that guests want for nothing.

The apartment has gas central heating and is all on one level making all areas easily accessible. You enter through a small porch area with storage for coats and boots, which is handy for when you come in from the nearby beach. The charming open plan living area has quality, comfortable furniture round a focal fireplace and the kitchen area is modern and well-equipped. There is a folding dining table and chairs that can be brought out when needed. The open plan layout is ideal for couples, as they can still chat while meals are being prepared.

The spacious double bedroom (with king-size bed) is light and airy and has an elegant French style oak armoire. The luxury shower room, with large walk-in shower, is fully tiled and very contemporary in feel.

There is parking just opposite the cottage or at the free parking area a mere 50 yards away. Just 100 yards down the lane towards the beach is Crail Pottery, a well-known local family business producing a lovely range of earthenware and ceramic items. Tapsalteerie's owner has certainly made good use of the local resources, as the cottage's name sign and porch tiles come from here.

Map & Local

The beautiful beach is only a five minute walk away and en route is a delightful tearoom with homemade cakes and views out over the sea.

Crail is a traditional village and though small, has plenty of amenities including pubs, restaurants, a butcher, a small supermarket and a fish and chip shop. You can even go down to the Lobster Hut by the harbour where you can buy lobster and crab freshly cooked and prepared for eating.

The string of nearby pretty seaside villages along the coast originally relied on the fishing industry and most are still working fishing villages. They also all boast their own individual attractions including The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther (also renowned for its award-winning fish and chips restaurant), the Crail Food Festival and Pittenweem's famous Arts Festival.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area and if you are looking to soak up some history, head to Scotland's Secret Bunker (4 miles). This cold war bunker lies beneath an innocent looking farmhouse 100 feet underground. It is the size of two football pitches and is open to the public to explore.

If golf is your sport of choice you can't do better so make sure you bring your clubs! There are several famous golf courses nearby including one at Crail itself and of course, the Old Course at St Andrews (10 miles).

Dundee (23 miles), with its famous university, has plenty of shops and eateries and Glamis Castle (35 miles), the childhood home of the late Queen Mother, is also worth a visit. There is skiing at Glenshee (53 miles) and the bustling capital of Edinburgh (50 miles), with plenty of shops, museums and art galleries is also easily accessible for a day trip.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting/dining room with kitchen area with TV/DVD (with limited reception), electric fire, electric cooker and gas hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, etc
Double bedroom (king-size)
Room with double shower, hand basin and WC.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£50)
  • Save 15% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £365.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £425.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £295.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £495.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £495.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 POA
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 POA
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 POA
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27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 POA
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02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 POA
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14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 POA
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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The cottage was brilliant. Great location for walks and days out. We would be happy to return.


Cottage very small and dark. No outlook or place to sit outdoors. TV reception very poor. On the plus side cottage was v...

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Finely located, easy access for shops and places of interest in Crail and beyond.
Would recommend as alternative to...

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Good TVs reception would have been good as the weather was poor also cottage could use a freshen up


Well equipped accommodation in an ideal location. wold be more than happy to return


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