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Chilled out country cottage with lovely decor, large garden & sea views by Crail

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous, charming Rose Cottage with sea views near Crail & St Andrews -Sleeps 6

Rose Cottage, East Neuk is a stunning 2 bedroom self-catering cottage with a coastal and country vibe, sea views, a fabulous country garden, log fire, starry skies, peace and quiet and bags of charm – what’s not to love about it? Chill out, refresh and enjoy the sea air in a real home from home. Treat yourself to the Rose Cottage experience, as featured in the Luxury Travel Diary blog – you will not regret it and never forget it!

Scotland’s East Neuk of Fife coast is an ideal holiday destination. Rose Cottage is set in idyllic countryside, just around 1.5 miles away from the quaint villages of Crail and Kingsbarns. The famous university town of St Andrews, where Wills and Kate met, is just 9 miles away (15 minutes by car/bus). It’s a magical place, renowned for sunshine, gorgeous beaches, coastal walks, quaint fishing villages, world-class golf, art, delicious local food and great events.

Rose Cottage, East Neuk is a place for chilling out, refreshing and enjoying sea air and the delights of a magical area whether you’re a couple, family, group of friends or golfing party. Coastal, country, charming – it’s been described by guests as a “haven of peace and tranquillity” and "an inspiration".

We’ve worked hard, applying a passionate attention to detail, to make Rose Cottage a luxurious holiday-home-from-home. To make sure you have a fantastic, relaxing self-catering holiday we also give you personalised advice on how to make the most of your stay - something that we know our guests really appreciate.

COTTAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

- Sea views

- 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 or 6 using sofa bed in sun room

- Large, beautiful garden with outdoor dining

- Gorgeous coastal decoration with lots of charming touches

- Fully equipped country kitchen with log-burning stove

- Luxurious living room with real fire and dual aspect - sea views and garden views

- Relaxing sun room with garden view

- Wifi

- High chair and travel cot

- Pet friendly

- Private parking for 3 cars in our newly revamped car port

- Luxury toiletries and welcome pack

THE GARDEN: One of Rose Cottage’s best loved features, in keeping with its name, is the large, sunny, private, enclosed, mature and very beautiful back garden which has something special to offer throughout the seasons. Outdoor dining, sun-bathing, treasure hunts and bird-spotting in the Rose Cottage garden have kept many a guest young, old (and four legged!) very happy. The garden has sea views across the fields, pretty flower beds, fruit trees, a woodland area, seating, patio area, large lawn and lots of charming touches like “Harry Trotter” the pig (not a real pig!), barbeque and coal and wood shed and a twigwam for kids.

SLEEP - Luxurious, coastal-themed tranquillity with amazing views – the Rose Cottage bedrooms are sure to relax you into holiday mode. The Rose Bedroom is a double room with a lovely sea view to the front of the cottage. The Ocean Bedroom can be set up with either one luxurious super king-size or two single beds and has a view of the beautiful rear garden. In both bedrooms you can enjoy underfloor heating, paintings by local artists, black-out curtains and high quality bedding. Up to 2 more adults can be accommodated in the fold-down sofa bed in the Garden Room. Infants are well catered for too with a travel cot, adorably cute bedding and nightlight (no extra charge).

LOUNGE - At the heart of Rose Cottage is its comfortable living room, with a real fire and dual aspect windows to the front and back gardens, including sea views in both directions. It’s a great place to view the spectacular East Neuk sunsets. All you need to keep you entertained is here, including premium Sky TV (including Sky Sports), DVD player, telescope, PlayStation, local art and lots of family games, books, films and local maps and information.

RELAX - We think you will fall instantly in love with the Garden Room – a space to reflect, to contemplate, to unwind. Sit looking out to the back garden, watch the birds through vintage binoculars, have a relaxed breakfast or put your feet up with a complimentary evening tipple.

EAT - Cook up that lovely local farm produce or catch of the day, flavoured with herbs from the Rose Cottage garden, in the large dining country kitchen with its windows to the front and back. With a wood-burning stove, cooker, SMEG fridge, microwave, washing machine / dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, complimentary tea and coffee, condiments and a range of local cookery books it’s a home from home. The farmhouse style dining table comfortably seats 6 and a high chair is available for little ones. A stable-style door takes you out to the patio area in the back garden where a table for 6 allows you to dine al fresco.

BATHE - Take a long hot bath and learn to tie your nautical knots at the same time! As well as its knotty wallpaper and coastal theme the main bathroom has a bath, over-bath shower, toilet and sink. It’s stocked with complimentary luxury toiletries and has underfloor heating as well as a radiator. Towels are provided. Rose Cottage also has an additional toilet with sink and mirror and an Isle of May theme.

THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR A SCOTTISH SEASIDE ESCAPE - Rose Cottage is perfectly located in idyllic countryside in the gorgeous East Neuk of Fife. Within walking distance from each of the quaint historic coastal villages of Crail and Kingsbarns and only 9 miles (15 minutes by car/bus) from the beautiful seaside and University town of St Andrews. Year round this is a magical corner of Scotland’s east coast (“Neuk” means corner in old Scots) which is renowned for sunshine, gorgeous unspoilt beaches, nature and coastal walks, quaint fishing villages, world-class golf, art, great food (much of it grown locally) and a busy calendar of events. Two excellent tourist attractions, the new Kingsbarns Distillery and the gardens at the Cambo Estate, are both visible from Rose Cottage and just a short walk away.

BLOG - To make your holiday planning super easy our website has a handy blog plus lots of travel advice such top 10 things to do in the area, top 10 restaurants, best kids activities and our local events calendar.

EAST NEUK TIME - The pace of life is just a little slower in the East Neuk of Fife, which makes it ideal for a relaxing holiday. Short breaks at Rose Cottage are always lovely throughout the year but to really unwind and let the place work its magical we would recommend spending at least a week here.

More Details

Owner
Sara
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Sara

Rose cottage owner, Sara is "The East Neuk Blogger". She hails from the west of Scotland but followed the sun east! Sara loves setting off with her trusty camera to find exciting new things to share with visitors to the East Neuk and St Andrews area on her blog - which was recently featured in New York Magazine.

Sara and her husband fell in love with Rose Cottage as soon as they saw it - walking through the door instantly relaxed them from their busy city lives and standing in the living room looking one way to the sea and the other way to the amazing garden just blew them away. Drinking a coffee in beautiful Crail after the viewing, while sitting outdoors looking across the sea to the Isle of May, it was hard to believe they were just an hour and 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh. They were in no doubt that they'd found Scottish holiday heaven!

Since then they've changed the interior decor considerably to make it a luxurious coastal holiday cottage while retaining all the relaxed, rural charm it had before. Spending time sitting in the garden room, looking out to the garden with a cuppa or a wee tipple or watching the amazing sunsets and sea views out front is always magical. Sara loves it when guests get to enjoy these things too!

Sara purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Sara chose Anstruther

The pace of life is just a little slower in the East Neuk of Fife, which makes it ideal for a relaxing holiday. Walking along beautiful beaches, enjoying delicious local food and drink, exploring quaint fishing villages and trying to perfect your golf swing make for happy holidays. Short breaks at Rose Cottage are always lovely throughout the year but to really unwind and let the place work its magical I would recommend spending at least a week here.

What makes this cottage unique

Lots of hard work, applying a passionate attention to every little detail, has gone into making Rose Cottage a luxurious rural retreat and home from home. To make sure you have a fantastic, relaxing self-catering holiday I also give you personalised advice on how to make the most of your stay - something I know our guests really appreciate.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rose Cottage and wished that we had booked for longer.The cottage was beautifully presented, very stylish and in such a peaceful location.The garden is lovely.Thank you for the delicious selection of goodies that were waiting for us, most thoughtful. Would love to visit again in the summer time and be able to enjoy your garden.
Nov 2015
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Amenities

Anstruther Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Additional Toilet - toilet
  • Take a long hot bath and learn to tie your nautical knots at the same time! As well as its stylish knotty wallpaper and coastal theme the main bathroom has a bath, over-bath shower, toilet and sink. It’s stocked with complimentary luxury toiletries (e.g. Scottish Fine Soaps) and has underfloor heating as well as a radiator. Towels are provided (two towels and face cloth per person, guest towels in the bathroom and toilet, bathmat and there are extra towels in the cupboard if you need them). Rose Cottage also has an additional toilet with sink and mirror and an Isle of May/ puffin theme.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Luxurious, coastal-themed tranquillity with amazing views – the Rose Cottage bedrooms are sure to relax you into holiday mode. The front bedroom is a double room with a lovely sea view. The back bedroom can be set up with either one luxurious super king-size or two single beds and has a view of the beautiful rear garden plus two very cute Joules cushions. In both bedrooms you can enjoy underfloor heating, paintings by local artists, black-out curtains, cosy blankets, hot water bottles and quality bedding. Up to 2 more adults can be accommodated in the fold-down sofa bed in the garden room with blanket and quality bedding (e.g. Laura Ashley). Infants are well catered for too with a travel cot, lovely and soft mattress-enhancer, adorably cute seaside-themed bedding and pig nightlight (no extra charge).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A welcome tray of luxury local food and drink awaits all of our guests, sitting on the kitchen table ready to be enjoyed! We tailor this to what we think you might like and what is seasonal, including things like nice wine or local craft beer, local Anster cheese and oatcakes, posh popcorn and something sweet. A decanter of spirits also awaits guests in the garden room, with handy sherry glasses to drink it from.

Reviews

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Chilled out country cottage with lovely decor, large garden & sea views by Crail
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 28 reviews
5

Home from home.

  • 5 of 5

This was out 3rd visit to Rose Cottage we love it so much. Everything you could possibly need is in this house. The welcome tray is always a treat and all the toiletries are a perfect touch. We lit the fire one night and after a long day on the golf course had a cosy night in. We intend to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review! So glad you enjoyed your 3rd visit and the Dunhill Links golf Championship event. Hope to see you back for visit number 4! Best wishes, Sara
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5

What a lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Rose Cottage at the end of July with our 15 month old twins and we had the most amazing stay! The cottage itself is absolutely gorgeous but it was all the little touches left by the owner which made the holiday; from the welcome hamper, to the toiletries left for the babies as well as us, we were bowled over! The babies loved all of the toys and the owners had also arranged for two high chairs which made meal times much easier. The garden is child friendly and we spent lots of time out there. We will definitely be back! Thanks, Lisa, Joel, Maya and Jack

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lisa, Joel, Maya & Jack for your lovely review! I'm so glad you liked the cottage and enjoyed your stay. I try and make it really family friendly as I know travelling with little ones can be challenging (though lots of fun too)! I hope you'll be back for another Rose Cottage holiday. Best wishes, Sara
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5

Very pretty cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in glorious sunshine and couldn't believe our luck. The views over the fields to the sea are stunning. The position is very convenient for visiting the surrounding area and only a short drive to the centre of St Andrews and large supermarkets. We were greeted inside the cottage with a 'Welcome Tray' containing plums from the garden, nibbles and a bottle of wine, and a large beautiful vase of white lilies. Opened the fridge to find a bottle of milk and a tray of strawberries. There was just about everything you need provided. The beds are very comfortable. Nice having a second toilet. Large character kitchen with dining table, and everything in perfect working order. Lounge very comfortable after a day of walking. Another comfortable sofa and chair in garden room and table and chairs for sitting out. Peaceful and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review! We're so pleased you liked the cottage. It was great having you as a guest and we hope to see you back again for another Rose Cottage holiday, using your repeat guest discount. Best wishes, Sara, Robert & Rosie x
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5

Loved Rose Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege to stay in Rose Cottage for three weeks in July. It was our first time in Scotland and the experience exceeded our expectations. The cottage is ideally located near St. Andrews. It has the advantage of being in a very quiet spot in the country but close to many small villages along the coast. The cottage is beautiful, just as pictured, and has all the amenities of home. Sara has a nice decorating touch and has worked hard to anticipate all the needs of her renters. We drove 1500 miles throughout Scotland and saw many wonderful places but always looked forward to coming home to Rose Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay!!! Far exceeded expectation!

  • 5 of 5

Rose Cottage of East Neuk was absolutely lovely, from its interior to the rear Scottish gardens and sea views. It far exceeded my expectations! The "Welcome Basket" that greeted us was delightfully filled with an array of delicious treats! The fresh flowers and personal note were such a nice touch! The cottage was impeccably clean and fresh. Every little thing you might need was carefully thought through and presented. I also fell in love with the Smeg electric tea kettle.

As you can tell, we thoroughly enjoyed our accommodations! It's so close to St. Andrews, Crail and Anstruther as well as many other villages and sights. Whether you decide to prepare a meal at the cottage or dine out, the choices abound. The organized mass of books, brochures, maps and suggestions were so appreciated and helpful. You can tell a great deal of thought and planning has gone into maintaining the cottage to the level that it is.

Sara was very pleasant to work with. We had to make a few changes to our dates and it was handled so kindly and professionally.

We can't wait to stay at Rose Cottage - East Neuk during our next trip to Scotland.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review!! So glad you enjoyed your trip to Scotland. It would be great to have you back. We offer discounts for returning guests - I'll be in touch with details. Many thanks Sara
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A Wonderful Place to Relax and Recharge

  • 5 of 5

I always have a slight worry about whether the holiday cottage I've booked will match the words and pictures that made me book it in the first place. With Rose Cottage any concerns I had were wiped out the moment we stepped through the door ; the cottage surpasses it's description and the pictures can't convey just how special it is.

The cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated and the garden is the perfect place to sit and let nature wash away your cares. This is the first time we've spent as much time just relaxing at a cottage as we have going out and about.

The location of Rose Cottage is perfect for exploring the East Neuk and you don't need to travel any distance to find places to visit, shop and eat.

This is definitely somewhere I want to come back to.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
24.8 Miles
Dundee Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Golf Hotel, Crail
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Crail Golfing Society
Nearest Train
14.5 Miles
Leuchars
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Kingsbarns Beach
Car: recommended

Rose Cottage is perfectly located in idyllic countryside on the gorgeous East Neuk of Fife coast in Eastern Scotland. Within walking distance (about 1.5 miles) from each of the quaint historic coastal East Neuk villages of Crail and Kingsbarns and only 9 miles (15 minutes by car/bus) from the beautiful seaside and University town of St Andrews, with its sights, beaches, shops, spas and golf. It's an ideal holiday destination - year round this is a magical corner of Scotland’s east coast (“Neuk” means corner in old Scots) which is renowned for sunshine, gorgeous unspoilt beaches, nature and coastal walks, quaint fishing villages, world-class golf, art, great food (much of it grown locally) and a busy calendar of events. Two excellent tourist attractions, the new Kingsbarns Distillery (malt whisky) and the spectacular gardens at the Cambo Estate, are both visible from Rose Cottage and just a short walk away. The excellent golf courses at Kingsbarns and Crail are both close by as is the fabulous Fife Coastal Path.

LOCATION HIGHLIGHTS:

- Quaint unspoilt fishing villages

- Award-winning food & drink

- Thriving local art, music & events

- Stunning links golf courses & home of golf

- Boutique shops

- Luxury spas

- Spectacular nature reserves & gardens

- Beautiful beaches & coastal path

LET US BE YOUR GUIDE - Rose Cottage owner, Sara, is the "East Neuk Blogger" and her blog and social media feeds will show you the very best that the East Neuk and St Andrews area has to offer so you really make the most of your stay, saving you the hassle of lots of planning. Sara's blog was even recently mentioned in New York Magazine as a handy local resource for visitors to the area.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $66.09

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation.

Week long bookings normally run from Saturday to Saturday. Weekends and mid-week short breaks are available most of the year with a 3 night minimum stay (4 night minimum stay applies during July, August and the festive period).

What’s included? All bookings include bed linen, towels, heating, hot water, electricity, Sky TV including Sky Sports, luxury welcome tray, tea, coffee, decanter of spirits, luxury toiletries, wifi, travel cot and high chair.

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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