Sandcastle CottageGuest Rating
If a picturesque whitewashed, 17th century fisherman's cottage right on the harbour wall in an East Neuk fishing village sounds like a good holiday location, then Sandcastle Cottage in Anstruther in Fife is most definitely for you.
|Sleeps: 5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
This delightful picture-book house stands at the end of a quiet cobbled cul-de-sac, full of character with its stepped gables and red tiled roof and with glorious sea views from its front windows. The cottage has all 21st century comforts and the beach is literally on the doorstep.
Inside it has been most imaginatively restored and refurbished. Two steps lead down into the downstairs of the house that is mainly taken up by a huge dining kitchen. The kitchen area is at one end and is well-equipped with all appliances you could wish for. There is even a dishwasher so there is no need to argue over whose turn it is to do the dishes! The dining area is handily alongside and is the perfect place to spend an evening round the table with a bottle of wine, putting the world to rights. Also on this level are a neat single bedroom and modern, tiled shower room.
Open tread stairs lead to a bright and cosy sitting room with even more dramatic views across the harbour and a window seat from which to enjoy them. There is also plenty of comfortable seating and a TV/DVD player. There are also two double bedrooms, one of which is very large and the other is smaller but equally as charming. A family bathroom completes the indoor accommodation and there is parking right at the door.
Anstruther (or Ainster, as it is known locally) has shops and some excellent restaurants (the Smuggler's Inn in particular is famous far and wide) and is home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum.
It also boasts the official best Fish and Chip Shop in Scotland! Further east, the seafront becomes an esplanade, which is very popular in summer. The cottage, however, is very much at the quieter end of town.
Apart from getting out your bucket and spade, the area has many other attractions. You are, after all, only 9 miles from St Andrews with its legendary golf courses and sands. In the hinterland are Kellie Castle and Scotland's Secret Bunker, which are both 'good days out'.
Just outside Anstruther is the St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company, a cheese farm and 'factory' which is proving to be a great hit with visitors, where you can watch the 'Anster' cheeses being made, purchase the wares and enjoy a cup of coffee in the coffee shop too.
There are very scenic coastal walks to enjoy, or you can take boat trips into the Firth of Forth to see the seabird colonies on the Isle of May. Needless to say there is no shortage of good golf courses in this part of Fife, while further afield you can catch a train to Edinburgh from Cupar or Kirkcaldy or head across the Tay Bridge to Dundee, the Angus Glens or even Braemar and Royal Deeside.
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.
Dining kitchen with gas hob,and electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble drier etc
Shower room with WC and wash hand basin
Sitting room with TV/DVD and CD player
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay). Wifi is INCLUDED (subject to fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at an additional charge (2 large dogs, 2 medium dogs, 2 small dogs, 2 cats).If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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% 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
- Save £50 - 6 night break! (CA7) From 01/10/2016 to 06/10/2016
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 5|
|17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016||£395.00|
|15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016||£465.00|
|29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016||£325.00|
|20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016||£565.00|
|28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017||£565.00|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£325.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£395.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£325.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£395.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£465.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£395.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£465.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£565.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£465.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£565.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017||£465.00|
|16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£395.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£465.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£325.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£565.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£565.00|
|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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An excellent cottage, spacious and very well appointed. A beautiful location with easy access to shops and amenities.
cottage location could not be any better . stayed there 2 years ago too.
Cottage very clean & tidy. Could have done with better quality & more towels. Don't think anyone can manage with...
It is good to hear that you enjoyed the cottage. The owner does provide a face cloth, hand towel and bath towel for each...Read More
Beautiful cottage, lovely views, perfectly positioned, safe for dogs and comfortable. V well equipped. Def hope to ...Read More
The cottage was well fitted out with great views to the harbour and the sea
The weather was mostly dry but v...