PERFECT SEASIDE RETREAT IN SMALL COASTAL TOWN NEAR ST ANDREWS

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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PERFECT SEASIDE RETREAT IN SMALL COASTAL TOWN NEAR ST ANDREWS

East Neuk of Fife House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6/7

Anstruther is a small coastal town in the East Neuk (east corner) of Fife, Scotland, just 10 miles from St Andrews. Oceanside is close to the sea and has been newly renovated. It is a 3 storey house with a lovely master bedroom and en-suite on the top floor and a double bedroom and bunk bed room sharing a spacious bathroom on the middle floor. On the ground floor there is a lounge, dining room, kitchen, shower room and enclosed outdoor courtyard.

The house, Oceanside, lies half way between the historic harbour of Cellardyke and the larger harbour of Anstruther and is about 100 metres from the coast, so it's a real seaside retreat. And for a change of scene, there are lots of lovely other small seaside villages or beaches near Anstruther such as Elie, Earlsferry, St. Monans, Pittenweem, Crail and Kingsbarns.

Anstruther is home to Scotland's most famous Fish Bar, which has won lots of prizes and is a must visit if you like fish and chips! If you are looking for a quiet place to unwind and shut out the world, this is the place for you. However, if you are looking for a home base from which to explore Scotland, then this is also the place for you!

St Andrews:

10 miles away in St Andrews, you can visit the majestic ruins of the 11th century Cathedral and Castle, the University Museum, Botanic Gardens, Cambo Estate Gardens, St Andrews Aquarium and the delightful beaches of West Sands and East Sands.

Golf:

If you like golf then you are in for a treat: there are 45 golf courses in the Fife peninsula. As well as the famous Old Course in St Andrews, there are also 10 other golf courses in the town. Even closer to Oceanside are many other excellent courses including the Anstruther Golf Course, Craighead Links Golf Course, Crail Balcomie Links and also Kingsbarns featured in October 2012 in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Walk:

Oceanside is just off the Fife Coastal Path - a 117 mile trail from the Forth Estuary in the south to the Tay Estuary in the north. The path goes past wildlife reserves, rugged cliffs, along award winning beaches, through small fishing villages and former coal mining towns. It's very easy to walk small sections of this and then catch the bus home, which drops you off just round the corner!

Explore:

There are several National Trust Scotland properties you can explore nearby including Kellie Castle with its beautiful garden and the 16th century Falkland Palace, a former royal palace of the Scottish Kings, with extensive gardens and the tennis court built in 1539.

Scotland's Secret Bunker is 10 minutes away, Craigtoun Country Park is 30 minutes away, the Scottish Deer Centre is 40 minutes away and Fife Animal Park is 50 minutes away. There are also Cairnie Fruit Farm and Maze in Cupar about 30 minutes away and a Cheese Farm near to Anstruther.

On the water:

Between April and October, you can take a boat trip from Anstruther to the Isle of May, a National Nature Reserve. Over 200,000 sea birds of many species nest on the island - Puffins, Guillemots, Cormorants, Tern, Gull and others. You can also see Grey Seals and Harbour Seals and might spot the occasional whale.

Edinburgh:

Edinburgh is about 50 miles away, home to Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Arthur's Seat, Princes Street Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Zoo, St. Giles Cathedral, Greyfriars Church and many museums and galleries. Deep Sea World is near the Forth Road Bridge on the road to Edinburgh.

Tayside:

Dundee is about 30 minutes away - visit Captain Scott's ship RRS Discovery and the Antarctica Museum at Discovery Point. Perth is 1 hour away - see Scone Palace, the original home of the Stone of Destiny and the site of the coronations of the Kings of Scots.

Play:

There are children's indoor play centres in Leven, Glenrothes, Cupar and Kirkcaldy, all within 25-45 minutes away. There is also the East Sands Leisure Centre with pool and flume in nearby St Andrews.

Train:

If you want to leave the car behind for the day, Leuchars Train Station is a 20 minute drive from Anstruther. From there you can make a day trip to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, and many other places in between. Visit scotrail.co.uk for train times.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
My husband and I, and my mother in law, have just returned from a Mon- Fri stay at Oceanside in Anstruther. This holiday house is superb. The place was spotlessly clean, very well furnished and provisioned, and the decor lovely. The kitchen has everything that you could possibly want. The front room is very comfortable and cosy, with a big basket of tourist leaflets etc. The double bedroom suited my mum in law perfectly. And the ensuite bedroom at the top of the house was just heaven! Large, comfy bed; TV; plenty of room.....a super retreat!!



With an ensuite shower room, a full bathroom and then a shower, toilet etc on the ground floor it was great...no queueing!!



All the lovely extras left...tea, coffee, milk, butter etc etc... were very thoughtful. Things like the lovely bed linen and the soft, snowy towels just added to the experience. Weather didn't permit us to use the private 'courtyard' with BBQ etc...we just imagined sitting there in the sun one day!! The house is so conveniently located for strolling through Cellardyke or to Anstruther.



Having the wifi internet was great as vodaphone mobile signal was poor (enought to send a text).



During our stay there the weather was exceptionally cold (but luckily bright and sunny most of the time). We found that keeping the front room door closed when we were out kept the room lovely and warm for our return.



We found the property easily following directions, and access via the secure key 'box' was great. We had a landdrover with us so generally parked up on School Road (at the top of Ellice Street) as occasionally access was tight due to other cars parked on the corners.



I would thoroughly recommend this self catering accommodation to others and would definitely book there again.
Mar 2013
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Ruth

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Perfect Seaside Retreat In Small Coastal Town Near St Andrews
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Wonderful holiday home

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful house in a wonderful location, a stones throw away from both Anstruther and Cellardyke harbours. The house is presented wonderfully and had everything we needed for our stay. All equipment provided was in top working order and the house was spotless when we arrived.

The highlight of the house is the top floor master bedroom. It is a very spacious room with a beautiful ensuite bathroom. The views from the window are breathtaking.

We all had a great week when we stayed and would happily recommend this holiday home to others. We look forward to returning in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Glad you had such a great stay and enjoyed the house. We love the top floor bedroom and it's views too!
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Easter

  • 5 of 5
We have just spent the Easter Weekend at Oceanside, Anstruther and it was delightful. This house is really warm, cosy, clean and extremely well equipped. Couldn't have asked for better. It was really great for us as grandparents as we had the top floor, a lovely large bedroom with comfortable bed, our own TV and large shower room, a place to escape to. Definitely a bonus having a shower room on every floor. The courtyard garden was good for our granddaughter aged almost 3 to play in, we could watch her from the kitchen window while preparing meals and knew she was safe. Our daughter, son-in-law and ourselves really enjoyed staying in this house and will certainly return in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Pure Tranquility

  • 5 of 5
My husband, children (1 and a 3 year old) and myself thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The house is absolutely beautiful! Everything we need for our young children was provided - including a cot and highchair and beach toys :) The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are very comfy. We even managed to sit outside in the evenings and eat dinner. The location is perfect, nothing is too far - we were able to walk to the anstruther harbour everyday (2 minute walk), a beautiful park right on the shore in cellardyke (5-10 minute walk) and a fabulous bakery just at the end of the next street (1 minutes walk)! We are definitely returning next year and can't wait!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Relaxatint in Anstruther

  • 5 of 5
The listing was very accurately described as was the location. We were pleasantly surprised at the size, contents and décor of the house. The property was spotlessly clean, newly decorated and well furnished. We have already recommended this property to family and friends. We liked the location which is close to St. Andrews and many small villages and attractive harbours. The boat trip to the Isle of May is to be recommended. We also liked the Secret Bunker visit and the NT properties locally. The Fife coast walk is beautiful. Anstruther has good restaurants and take- aways. The Co-op supermarket is well stocked and the nearby local bakery sells delicious cakes and bread. We had a very enjoyable holiday.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Would not hesitate to return

  • 5 of 5
We booked this holiday house last minute and the owner was very accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. After a very long journey from South Wales it was a relief to find a warm, clean house and a welcoming light waiting for us. Anstruther and the surrounding coastal villages are beautiful and it is well worth meandering along the coast line; we particularly enjoyed Crail with its tiny harbour and beach. It is an easy to walk to Anstruther and all its amenities, a small bakery and grocery shop are just around the corner for any immediate needs and a Co-op on the outskirts. There are plenty of places to eat, including the famous and very busy fish and chip shop overlooking the harbour. The top floor of the house is a dream, with glimpses of sea from the window and a warm, light, spacious bedroom en-suite with television and DVD. This room was a real retreat and popular with all members of the family. We had a lovely time here and would not hesitate to return.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We love the master suite on the top floor too.Oceanside Anstruther looks forward to welcoming you again next year.
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In love

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely few days in Anstruther after our wedding this summer. Absolutely beautiful surroundings and the house was a delight. One of the days, we visited Edinburgh and it was such a beautiful drive through the countryside. We were sorry to leave and have already planned a return trip this fall! Also, you must try the fish & chips from the Fish Bar -- best we've ever had!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: So glad you spent a few days in our house as part of your honeymoon. Would love for you to come back again.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Anstruther
Car: not necessary

Oceanside is a traditional 3 storey former fisherman's house in the popular small town of Anstruther. It is also only 10 miles from St Andrews.

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Availability & Rates

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East Neuk of Fife House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
£110
£540
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£490
 
 
November/December
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
£420
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£620
 
 
Jan/Feb/Mar
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
£420
 
 
Easter/April
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£475
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£525
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £75
Notes The changeover day for Oceanside can be flexible - please contact owner.

Arrival is from 4pm, departure by 10am.

Short Breaks - 3 night stay (Fri-Mon) is charged at 60% of the weekly rate. 4 night stay (Mon-Fri) is charged at 70% of the weekly rate.
Non-refundable 25% deposit is payable to secure booking. Payment by cheque or bank transfer.

Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to your holiday. Payment by cheque or bank transfer.

Payment of £75 security/damage deposit to be paid 6 weeks prior to your holiday also.

Will be refunded after stay if everything is left in order.
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Amenities

Amenities

East Neuk of Fife House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - Bunk beds - suitable for adults
  • There is also a sofa bed in the lounge for an extra person Bed linens and towels included. Travel cot is available but please provide your own bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
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