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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.

Quick Info

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

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

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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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

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

Upstairs

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

What's included

WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Linen (Double bed)
£8.00
Linen (Single Bed)
£8.00
Towels (per person)
£5.00

Services

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 fire, electric storage heaters and electric convector heaters. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

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
2019
Price

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% Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
  • Save 15% w/c 05 Oct 19 From 05/10/2019 to 07/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019
  • Save 15% w/c 21 Sep 19 From 21/09/2019 to 23/09/2019
  • Save 15% w/c 28 Sep 19 From 28/09/2019 to 30/09/2019
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £325.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £395.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £295.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £485.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £485.00
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 £295.00
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 £325.00
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 £395.00
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 £325.00
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 £395.00
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 £485.00
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 £395.00
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 £485.00
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 £395.00
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 £325.00
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 £395.00
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 £295.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £485.00
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 £485.00
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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12-Sep-2019

We loved our holiday.It's the 3rd time in Anstruther and it never disappoints.Such a beautiful place to be.I never want ...

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05-Sep-2019

I thought the cottage was very comfortable and homely, loved the two enclosed gardens.very close to he harbour, Main St...

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12-Jul-2019

Lovely holiday in this interesting old cottage. Clean and well equipped. Great location very close to Anstruther Harbou...

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21-Jun-2019

Cottage was clean/well stocked & very comfortable.Milk & shortbread left for us was a nice touch.Also short walk from ha...

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18-Oct-2018

We arrived after a very long drive to find a cold cottage. Once we had worked out the heating and switched the heaters ...

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