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The Artist's Cottage

Pittenweem, East Neuk of Fife

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The Artist’s Cottage is a traditional cottage that is nestled on the coast right in the heart of the little fishing village of Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi

The owner’s family are direct descendants of the artist John McGhie so, as you can imagine, there is lots of interesting artwork on display throughout the cottage. The charming sitting room has comfortable seating and even a chaise longue to lie back and relax on. There is a separate formal dining room and the kitchen has a table and chairs so you can keep the nominated cook company while they prepare meals. There is also a handy double bedroom on this floor that has lovely views out to sea.

Upstairs is a spacious double bedroom and a light and bright twin room that has an additional quiet area off it for reading. A colourful family bathroom completes the indoor accommodation.

Outside there is parking (for up to 3 cars) right by the door at the front of the cottage. To the rear is a pretty grassed garden with a seating area that overlooks the sea. It is the ideal spot to enjoy a relaxed breakfast and watch boats bobbing along in the distance or enjoy a drink in the evening whilst taking in the sunset.

Map & Local

The cottage is in easy walking distance of a grocery shop, bakery, chemist and PO, as well as a couple of cafes and an excellent fish and chip shop. There is also a little sandy beach and if you enjoy fishing you can even hire a boat and head off for a day on the open water.

Heading along the coast there are several other pretty fishing villages to visit, most of which have sandy beaches. Anstruther (1.5 miles) is the nearest place to stock up on supermarket supplies and perhaps pop into the Scottish Fisheries Museum that offers an insight into the history of the Scottish fishing industry. You can take a boat trip from the harbour across to the Isle of May to see its many seabirds and seals and if all that sea air makes you build up an appetite there is an award-winning fish and chip shop to try.

History enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to Scotland’s Secret Bunker (6.5 miles), a cold war bunker lying 100 feet underground that was designed to be used as a nuclear shelter. It was only taken off the official secrets list in 1993 and was opened to the public the following year, fast becoming one of the most popular local attractions.

Kingsbarns (9 miles) has a whisky distillery that offers tours where you can sample a ‘wee dram’. There is an excellent links golf course along the coastline there and further up is St Andrews (11 miles) the ‘home of golf’ with its beautiful cathedral and famous university.

The Scottish Deer Centre (19 miles) is great for wildlife lovers with lots of different types of deer to see (and feed), as well as otters, wild cats and even brown bears and wolves. There are also impressive bird of prey demonstrations and a tree top walk where you can try and spot the cheeky red squirrels. Perth (40 miles) is just over an hour’s drive away if you fancy a day’s shopping in the city.

Elie (4.5 miles) has a lovely long sandy beach that is a popular spot for watersports including windsurfing, canoeing and water skiing. The bustling city of Edinburgh is reachable in an hour and a half’s drive, as part of which you cross the iconic Forth Road Bridge. With a wide array of shops, pubs, restaurants, museums, galleries and theatres, the capital really has got something for everyone.

Local Events and Attractions


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 and radio
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge, microwave, etc
Dining room
Double bedroom.


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. 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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 POA
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 POA
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 POA
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 POA
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 POA
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 POA
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 POA
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 POA
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 POA
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 POA
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 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 adequate but more basic than others we have rented from you.


Das Artist-Cottage hat eine wunderbare Lage, es ist sehr ruhig, ein toller Ausgangspunkt für den Küsten Wanderweg.

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What a special cottage!! You can forgive a few little minuses such as not enough egg cups to go around or a slightly sma...

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very basic kitchen equipment for two yet alone six guests eg. No oven baking tray, no casserole dishes, only 3 egg cups....

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Thanks for your feedback. The owner was sorry to hear that you found the kitchen equipment to be lacking and will take y...

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This cottage was perfect for our stay in Fife. The location looks out to sea and is ideally placed in a quiet location. ...

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