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Sandcastle Cottage

Anstruther, Fife

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi

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.

Map & Local

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.

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.




Dining kitchen with gas hob,and electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble drier etc
Single Bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash hand basin


Sitting room with electric fire, TV/DVD and CD player
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras

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 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

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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 5
03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021 £495.00
24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021 £425.00
08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021 £495.00
22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021 £595.00
05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 £495.00
26 Jun 2021 - 23 Jul 2021 £595.00
24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021 £655.00
28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 £495.00
18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021 £425.00
09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 £495.00
30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 £365.00
18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021 £595.00
28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 £595.00
06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022 £365.00
05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022 £425.00
02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022 £495.00
23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022 £425.00
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 £495.00
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 £595.00
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 £495.00
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £595.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £655.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £495.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £425.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £495.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £365.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £595.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £595.00
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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Regular visitors to this cottage. Great to see the extra Covid precautions for guest safety. Wish all places were so car...

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We had a really good time, position of the house is perfect, lots of places to eat and lots of things to do and see.


The cottage is superbly located and it is a joy to watch the tide come and go from the lounge window. The cottage is ver...

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Comfortable and well appointed cottage in an excellent location. Lovely views. Within easy reach of shops and pubs. High...

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Really enjoyed our stay there


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