Old Coach House South

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The Old Coach House is a B-listed historic building within the Anstruther Conservation Area that began life more than 350 years ago as a maltings.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi

For a short spell (75 years or so ago) was the coach house for Johnston Lodge (a National Trust mansion just up the brae) and in the '70s it was divided and tastefully converted into two delightful cottages, one of which is the 'Old Coach House South'.

The external appearance has been faithfully preserved, including stone roof finials and 2 'bullseye' window and the interior has been very imaginatively realised.

The sitting room and kitchen are open plan but are separated by the stairs. The sitting room has beamed ceilings and some very interesting niches. With the feature fire set into the wall, there is even room for a cushioned fireside ‘ledge’ alongside. From the sitting room there is a glazed door to the rear terrace. The kitchen has everything necessary, with dining facilities which can be extended as required to ensure the best use of space.

Upstairs, the age of the property again ensures that the bedrooms will be full of character. There is a double bedroom and a little bunk room where care has been taken to ensure it receives maximum light, with one Velux window and another high on the wall - children will love it.

The bathroom is quite memorable too, with an unusual tapering shape. All in all, this is a house which is refreshingly different.

Outside, there is a shady walled and cobbled yard at the front and a sunny, open terrace and walled lawn at the back, that are both extremely safe for young children. Whilst being secluded, the house is within a short walk of all amenities.

Map & Local

Anstruther is a former fishing port of much character located 10 miles south of St Andrews. It was the birthplace of Dr Thomas Chalmers, the first Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland (the 'Wee Frees').

Robert Louis Stevenson lived in the town as a child for a time (in 1868) while his father was overseeing work on the new outer wall of the harbour, which he had designed.

Anstruther is set in open country and many of Fife's 43 golf courses are not far away. Anstruther's own 9 hole links course, 15 minutes walk away, has some interesting greens sandwiched between rocky foreshores and gorse-clad slopes. There are at least three first class restaurants in the area (one of them 50 metres away) and two local pubs (5 and 10 minutes walk respectively), serving exceptionally good food. The local fish is usually excellent and there is a supermarket within 10 minutes walk of the house.

The harbour, with shops, several other pubs, public library and the Scottish Fisheries Museum, is just 100 metres from the gate. Fishing trips and excursions to the Isle of May, leave from the quayside right next to Anstruther Lifeboat Station, which can usually be visited at weekends in summer (barring emergencies).

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-room with TV/DVD and mini Hi-Fi.
Kitchen/dining-room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/drier etc.


Double-bed room.
Bedroom with two full-size bunk-beds.
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.

What's included


Available Extras

Linen (Double bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are available to hire. The first £10 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric storage heaters and electric convector heaters. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

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 (£25)
  • Save 15% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
  • Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £295.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £485.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £485.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 £295.00
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 £325.00
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 £295.00
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £325.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £395.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £325.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £395.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £485.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £395.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £485.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £395.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £325.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £395.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £295.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £485.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £485.00
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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Only downside was the fact that the Storage Heaters were turned off at the socket - it took us 24 hours to work out why ...

Our response:

Thanks for the review. The owner apologises that the heaters were not turned on - this was an oversight. The potato mash...

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Cottage was in great location and very comfortable. Garden could do with more regular maintenance.


Great location and comfortable cottage. Have been there 4 times now.


Some modernisation/upgrade would be useful.


However, the lack of care and the need for modernisation means it was only just good.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required