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Old Coach House South

Anstruther, Fife

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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, with the housings for the floor’s beams still being seen in the courtyard wall.

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

For a short spell in the 1800s it served as the coach house for Johnston Lodge (a National Trust mansion just up the brae). In the 1970s the building was divided and tastefully converted into two delightful cottages, one of which is 'Old Coach House South'.

The external appearance has been faithfully preserved, including the original stone roof finials and 2 'bullseye' windows. 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 electric feature fire mounted onto 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 is fully equipped, with a dining area that seats 4 people.

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 are sure to 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 walled and cobbled yard to the front and a sunny, open terrace and walled lawn at the back, both of which are extremely safe for young children. Whilst being secluded, the house is within 50 metres of the harbour with all its shops, pubs and 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).

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


Double bedroom
Bedroom with two full-size bunk beds
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash 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 £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric fire, electric storage heaters and electric convector heaters. WiFi is INCLUDED. 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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 POA
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 POA
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 POA
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 POA
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 POA
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 POA
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 POA
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 POA
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 POA
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 POA
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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We had a very enjoyable reglazing break in a beautiful wee cottage


We had a great time exploring the fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife. Each has its own unique appeal: Elie for th...

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Yes the house could be updated but it’s really comfortable, well equipped, great garden & location & very clean. Much be...

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Great facilities and perfect location.


Handrail was main issue along with chip shop smell and lack of parking.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required