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Exceptional 2 Bedroom Flat with Spectacular Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Anstruther, Nr Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland - Peaceful Location on the Seafront in the Picturesque Fishing Village of Anstruther

Situated in Anstruther's conservation area, this delightful Georgian top (2nd) floor flat has been renovated to the highest standards with bespoke kitchen, wood burning stove and bay picture windows where you can look out onto the stunning views across the Firth of Forth.

All that separates you from the sea is a cobbled walkway (no through traffic) and an old sea wall so you can fall asleep at night to the sound of the lapping waves and wake up to watch the tide from the comfort of your bed.

The flat is ideally situated in the centre of Anstruther with all amenities on your doorstep.

Perfect holidaying for those who enjoy golf, walking, cycling, birdwatching, sailing and going to the beach. Ideal for both families or romantic breaks. St Andrews (10 miles) and Edinburgh (1 hour) are both within easy reach.

More Details

Jane Cox
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Jane Cox

We're a family of 4 and we own Glendoick garden centre in Perthshire. Ken writes books on horticulture while Jane retired from the world of London publishing to help run the family business. We have two boys, Jamie and Finn.

Jane Cox purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Jane Cox chose Fife

When I came to Scotland and discovered the East Neuk, it was like discovering a wonderful secret. I imagine this is what Devon and Cornwall must have been like 50 years ago: full of character, unspoilt, and just beautiful...

What makes this apartment unique

Quite frankly, the best sea view you could ever wish for. What's so special about it is that it changes all the time, with the tides, the weather, the just can't beat it.

When it's cold, there's a pretty wood-burning stove to warm yourselves. When it's warm, you can just open the windows and smell the sea.

The owner is a keen art collector and she has furnished the flat as if it were her own home with unique art and bespoke pieces she has collected over the years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely week in Anstruther thank you. The flat was perfect you had done to a very high standard and very good taste; it was also in a great location. I loved the furnishings and sitting in the window seats in the evening with a glass of wine looking out to sea. We will definitely recommend it to others and hope to return again another year. Emma Gordon

You've thought of everything: I loved sitting on those window seats and looking out and listening to the sea. It was like home from home. Angie Sands.

Everything needed was there, lovely touches with the decor (I've been a contract interior designer all my working life, so take that as the highest praise!) and it felt like home. The first morning we were there and I awoke, snuggled under the duvet, to the sound of the sea with the pale winter sunlight filtering through the blind into this pretty white room - had I died in the night and gone to heaven? It was bliss. Anne McIntosh.
Mar 2010
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Anstruther Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and sea view. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Cot available and double sofa bed on request (additional charge)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Ideal accommodation for friends, couples or family. You can even watch the children play on the beach from the comfort of the flat. There are books, maps, jigsaws and games. Outside: There is a shared, quiet secluded patio garden with seating. Utility Room: Washer/dryer. Washing line in the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Other: The owner is a keen collector of art so the walls are decorated with local seascapes and contemporary art.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Exceptional 2 Bedroom Flat with Spectacular Sea Views
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 22 reviews

Lovely, beautifully set character cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at your cottage, thanks. Easy to find with your directions and key collection and deposit made the process simple.

Cottage was just as advertised with everything we could need.

Particularly liked the view from living room and main bedroom with the added gentle noise of the sea.

Many thanks

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rosemary, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and the views. They are very special. Hope to see you again soon, Best wishes, Jane Cox
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Great little flat with stunning views!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four had an enjoyable mid term break in this lovely and deceptively large flat. It is decorated to a high standard and was spotlessly clean. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you would need for a short break. The views of the beach from the front bedroom and lounge windows are stunning and we enjoyed exploring the local villages and eating in some fabulous restaurants - would recommend The Bank just around the corner!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the flat, the views and the locality. I hope you come back soon. Best wishes, Jane Cox
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Beautiful property with stunning sea view

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous flat with everything you could possibly need for your stay. Lovely light and airy rooms with a fantastic sea view. Very clean and well maintained in a perfect location for exploring the Fife coast. Would highly recommend a stay here, you will not be disappointed!! Beautiful.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Jane
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**great place, great view**

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this comfortable apartment with a spectacular view.

Everything was as described and better. All rooms are lovely decorated. The owner provided an very good service. I would recommend it to everybody to spend his holiday there:-)

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and generous review. I really appreciate it. Best wishes, Jane Cox
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Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I had a great extended weekend break in Anstruther. The views from the flat are brilliant and we felt at home right away. Also loved the fac that the building is so old ((late18century, I think) and yet very cosy. It was a great base with lots to do around Anstruther and along the Fife coast. Particularly enjoyed Kellie Castle and the St Andrews Cheese Shop, and of course the famous Fish and Chips.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Castle Street Anstruther

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in this property for a week at the beginning of Sep and really enjoyed it. Flat was clean and very well equipped. Right next to the sea and a stunning view from the sitting room. Shops, restaurants and bars all close at hand. Also enjoyed coastal walks along to Crail and Pittenweem.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review...
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Rates & Availability

Anstruther Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jul 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 26 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Xmas & New YEar
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $87

SPECIAL WEEKEND RATE: £250.00 from Friday 4pm to Sunday 6pm out of high season.
Friday is changeover day.
Departure is at 10am and arrival at 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
A further tarriff of £50 will be applicable if more than 4 people are renting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Metres
Anstruther to Isle of May
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Anstruther Golf course
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
The Waterfront
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Anstruther Beach
Car: recommended


Spitting distance to the beach in front of the flat. It's so close, the waves occasionally hit the house! There are many outstanding beaches along the Fife Coastal Path at Pittenweem, Elie, Kingsbarns and St Andrews. Also close by is Tentsmuir Forest (15 miles) with stunning sand dunes, resident seals and a forest where you can ride bikes and horses.


St Andrews - 10 miles (10 minutes).

Edinburgh Airport - 50 miles (1 hour).

Dundee - 20 miles (1/2 hour).

Leuchars train station - 20 minutes by car.

Car is recommended to fully explore the area though local bus transport (to take after a long walk) is excellent.


You are in Anstruther with all amenities within easy walking distance (shops, restaurants, library, museum, harbour etc).

Further Details:

Anstruther is famous for its fish and chips and there are two excellent chippies, an award winning fine dining restaurant and some delightful pubs with good grub.

A local supermarket is 5 minute walk away while there is a deli, baker, fishmonger and butcher as well as cafes within a 1-2 minute walk.

Anstruther has a delightful museum, The Scottish Fisheries Museum, recounting the East Neuk's fishing past.

A ferry ride will take you to the bird watcher's paradise of the Isle of May or you can go fishing, sea kayaking or yachting along the coastline. National Trust properties include the wonderful Kellie Castle and its beautiful garden. And then there's the Secret Bunker, an eccentric warren of rooms 100 feet underground where Scotland would have been governed in the event of a nuclear war.

The other fishing villages in the East Neuk - Elie, St Monan's, Pittenweem, Crail can all be accessed by walking along the Fife Coastal path. These are all delightful, each offering different cafes, to take a well-earned rest. St Andrews - 10 minutes away by car - boasts a ruined abbey, a castle, the oldest university in Britain, great shopping, Italian ice cream, a thriving theatre, two stunning beaches, golf to die for, an aquarium, botanic garden and some really excellent restaurants and cafes. One of the best towns to walk around.


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