Pittenweem, East Neuk of Fife
Anchor House is fun - not least because of the fluctuating expectations that getting there arouses and the fact that it acquaints you with some good Scots words which do not readily translate into English!
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
First it seems that you are actually leaving the quaint little fishing village of Pittenweem in the picturesque 'East Neuk' of Fife. But another turn and hey presto, you are back in the old town, descending to the harbour. Park just short of it and go through the white door marked 36, through the little 'close' or 'pend' behind it, up the stairs (gaily decorated with tubs of flowers in season) and you're there.
Even before you are properly through the door, you will encounter the delightful little covered 'sit-ooterie', where you can sit in comfort, even in less pleasant weather.
The house has a charmingly rustic feel, possibly due to the original stripped floorboards in every room and the eclectic mix of furniture that manages to achieve the perfect blend of comfort and character.
The apartment is light and airy, decorated in tones that remind you of its marine situation and of the sunshine that you are hopefully going to enjoy there.
The south-facing sitting room has superb views over the harbour and its comfy sofas are just right to come home to after a day on the beach or on the water. With gas central heating and an open fire the wonderful views can be enjoyed in warmth and comfort at all seasons of the year. The kitchen is unpretentious but well-equipped with a lovely bright dining area. There are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, that are both spacious and bright. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.
The village of Pittenweem itself is a delight, with a busy fish market and a number of small art galleries, not to mention a lively Arts Festival in early August.
Pittenweem almost merges with St Monans, just along the coast, where there is a superb fish restaurant. In fact, most of these little villages boast at least one excellent place to eat. A couple of miles north of the village, too, is the National Trust's Kellie Castle with its wonderful gardens. Another highly individual local attraction is Scotland's Secret Bunker (7 miles) - now open to the public since it was decommissioned at the end of the Cold War in 1994, it is the very place to take the family on a wet day!
St Andrews, only 11 miles away, is the 'home of golf', with its ancient University, castle and cathedral, not to mention the superb West Sands and Sea Life Centre. Golf courses abound in Fife and every little village seems to have an, often excellent, one of its own. There is plenty of scope for walking along the coast, riding and tennis are available and wind surfers, dinghies, canoes and mountain bikes can be hired at Elie (4 miles).
Further afield, Edinburgh is just an hour's drive away, Perth (41 miles) is the gateway to the Highlands and day trips to Loch Lomond (90 miles) and the Trossachs are perfectly feasible.
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/DVD, CD player with iPod Dock, and open-fire.
Kitchen/Dining room with cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine etc.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (initial supply of fuel INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|18 Jul 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£465.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£395.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£295.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£395.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£275.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£465.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£465.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£275.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£295.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£395.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£295.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£395.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£465.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£395.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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.
'Thanks for a lovely New Year stay. We've had a cosy time in this very comfortable and homely house.'
'Idyllic location with beautiful views of the harbour. This is a lovely comfortable cottage to come back to after a day out exploring - thank you for a wonderful, relaxing stay.'
'Lovely cosy cottage in tranquil Pittenween. Some great walks along the coastline and fun days out in St Andrews, Falkland and Dundee.'
'A lovely stay in a lovely property owned by lovely people! Pittenween is a dream and there is nowhere like Anstruther!'
'We can thoroughly recommend a week's stay in Pittenween. Anchor House has been the perfect base for our holiday - so many local interesting places to visit.'