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Carstairs Cabin, Cellardyke

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio - Sleeps 2

Anstruther is a small coastal town in the East Neuk (east corner) of Fife, Scotland, just 10 miles from St Andrews. Carstairs Cabin is close to the sea and has been newly renovated. On the ground floor there is a kitchen and shower room and outdoor courtyard.

The studio flat, Carstairs Cabin, 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:

Carstairs Cabin 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.

More Details

Owner
Maggie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

Amenities

Anstruther Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
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5

Excellent we could not have asked for more.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay. Very clean and well looked after. It had every facility we needed. If I didn't have to work I would happily move in permanently.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind review. Kind regards, Mags and Kev
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5

First class lovely place will be back soon couldn't ask for better.

  • 5 of 5

Great place clean and romantic and cosy can't wait to return 5 stars every time

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Stay Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is fantastic home from home .We had a lovely stay the cabin is well looked after,it's got everything you need we would have stayed longer if we could have .Its a great location near the harbour will book again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great wee place

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at Carstairs Cabin. Well equipped and great location. Loved the quietness, hope to return some time.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rosemary, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Maggie
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5

A wee gem!

  • 5 of 5

We could not believe our luck when we managed to book this property for the week we wanted in July at such a good price. We were not disappointed when we got there. The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed. We had a really chilled out week there and enjoyed some great walks on the Fife Coastal Path despite the usual iffy Scottish weather! Wifi to check on the weather, local places and goings on was really handy. Sitting ouside on the lovely terrace amidst the flowering plants, birds and bees was just the best when the sun shone. It was a win win for us as one of us likes the hustle and bustle of Anstruther a few minutes walk away and one of us likes the peace and tranquility of Cellardyke. We love this area having visited and stayed a few times. We would certainly return to this cosy home from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janet, thank you for your kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Màggie
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely studio in a great location, 5 minute walk from Anstruther front. Ideal for 2 people with plenty space and nice private courtyard. Would book again. Lots of nice restaurants in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would be pleased to see you again. Maggie and Kev
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Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Golf
0.6 Kilometres
Anstruther Golf Club
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Leuchars
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Anstruther

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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