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Jane Cox

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, italian

Exceptional 2 Bedroom Flat with Spectacular Sea Views

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Anstruther Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane Cox (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, italian

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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based on 13 traveler reviews

Exceptional 2 Bedroom Flat with Spectacular Sea Views
average rating of 4.769231 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful location, lovely apartment. Considering

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful Scottish Holiday!!! The apartment is fabulous with everything needed for a Self Catering. Everything was so well set out it felt like home. Our 2&5 year olds loved the seaside find and seek - we couldn't find the razor clam but did find an extra hermit crab. We really loved this idea and it really helped to settle the children into an unfamiliar environment. We beached, we walked, ate and played.

Keelie castle was lovely, We can recommend the yummyness of the Cheese farm just up the road, the fresh Strawberry's were delicious, Elie beach was beautiful and so clean (plus we managed to be there on the most glorious sunny day it was like being in t Med). We recommend Craigtoun park boats, mini train, trampoline, bouncy castles and more.

The area is beautiful and we are considering booking for next year. Fingers crossed for the same Sunshine ( one day of drizzle/rain was impressive).

The owner was helpful, avaliable (even with her being on her own holiday) and we would defiantly recommend to friends and strangers alike.

Thank you again for a Holiday to remember

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Anstruther is a very special place and I do hope you come back and everything will be perfect!
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Excellent Stay

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is in a beautiful location with fantastic views, The booking process was very easy and all communication with the owner was fantastic. The apartment was clean and beautifully furnished, spacious with great sized rooms. Anstruther and the surrounding area was a fantastic place for a relaxing holiday, and we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so glad you had a good time and enjoyed my flat. Best wishes, Jane.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful flat right on the seafront. Outstanding views, we could have sat in the windows seats all day.

I read reviews that said this is a home from home. I promise you, it really is. Leave your buckets and spades behind and make use of the ones supplied for you!

Do you like to read? There are lots of books to choose from.

There are shelves of DVDs suitable for my kids aged 5&8 and also my husband and I.

The flat is enormous, lovely and bright. The double room is big with ample room for a travel cot (or 3!)if you need one.

The twin room is so cute and cosy, your children will love it.

There are some wondeful touches and a lot of thought that has gone into the decor. My children loved spotting the animals hidden around. We found them all....will you?

Anstruther is a gorgeous village. Lovely beach on your doorstep...I am not kidding...I'd say door to beach in 1-2minuteso depending how fast you go!!! Ice cream shop around the corner and a great fish shop. We had a wonderful holiday visit our friends, and are very much hoping to return to this stunning accommodation. I'm crossing my fingers it's not booked up.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. I love my flat and I'm so glad you do too. Come back soon! Jane Cox
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Magical experience

  • 5 of 5

This is such a special place, a beautiful flat in the perfect location. Although the flat is gorgeous, I spent most of my time gazing through its windows, mesmerised by the sea and the life of the beach below. I was in need of a peaceful haven, that's how Jane described it, and that's exactly what it turned out to be.

(The Anstruther Fish Bar lives up to all the hype, by the way. Best fish supper I've had in years.)

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicola, Thanks for your lovely review. Come back soon, Jane
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Our Fife Holiday

  • 5 of 5

On our first visit to Fife in May we stayed a week in the top floor flat in this lovely Georgian building on the sea front.It is very centrally located with stunning views from the windows over the Firth of Forth. A warm, welcoming flat with everything you may need either a couple or a family. Spacious accommodation, well maintained and clean. Interesting art work including miniature paintings of sea life hidden in each of the rooms to be discovered by curious minds. Booking and key collection was easy and well organised. The information in the flat was useful and practical. Anstruther itself was a good base for visiting other villages close by and is also famous for its fish and chips which we enjoyed. We would definitely stay again if visiting this part of Scotland.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely spacious flat with perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely couple of days in this flat in Anstruther. The location is perfect with a gorgeous sea view. The spacious flat had everything you would need including equipment for a baby - cot, high chair etc. We particularly liked the wood burning stove for cosy evenings in. The flat is decorated with lovely art and the kids enjoyed the hunt for the miniature sea life paintings. I would certainly recommend it and I'm looking forward to rebooking.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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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.


Rates & Availability

Anstruther Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Sep 2 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 21 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

45% deposit on booking, the remainder due 6 weeks prior to let. Payment accepted by electronic bank transfer or cheque.

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Anstruther Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • 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.

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