23 Crail Road, Anstruther
About the home
23 Crail Road is located within a small courtyard development in the centre of Anstruther. Built on the site of a traditional fisherman's yard within a conservation area, the development retains many traditional features, including the external stone walls. Completed in 2008, the internal decor and furnishing are of a very high standard. The living/dining room is on the first floor, as is the newly fitted kitchen, complete with new appliances - hob, oven, fridge, microwave, and washer/dryer. Both bedrooms benefit from en suite bathrooms.
The house is only 2 minutes walk from the seafront of Anstruther, an historic fishing village with many amenities. It is ideally placed for exploring the East Neuk of Fife, home to beautiful fishing villages, unspoilt beaches and golf. The famous town of St Andrews is only a 15 minute drive away. For golfers, there are several excellent courses within a 15 minute drive.
Families will find plenty to do in the area and the house provides a fantastic base for exploring this part of Fife. Stay for a week and visit a different beach every day! There is a park with playground and tennis courts just a minute from the house.
Please note the house is strictly non-smoking
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Anstruther, 200m|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
- The house was completed in 2008 and is finished to a very high standard. Accommodation is over three floors.
- Spacious twin bedroom on ground floor, with en suite bathroom and ample storage. The twin beds also have pull-out guest-beds if required.
- Additional toilet on ground floor
- Living/dining room on first floor
- Double bedroom on second floor with en suite.
- There is a parking space for one car in the courtyard.
There is a small supply of children's games, DVDs and puzzles, plus children's and adult books. Wireless broadband available.
Further details outdoors:
- Children's playpark and tennis courts 1 minute walk away
Small additional charge of £20 per week for occupancy of 5 or 6
Sorry, but we cannot accept any pets.
A deposit of 20% of the rental is to be paid upon booking, with the balance paid 8 weeks before your stay. For bookings made within 8 weeks of your stay, please pay in full at time of booking.
A security deposit of £100 is paid, which will be fully refunded within 2 weeks of your stay, subject to a satisfactory check of the property. Deductions may be made for breakages, smoking, non-return of keys or extra cleaning required.
The Fife region
The house is ideal for anyone looking for a a short break or a longer stay on Scotland's sunny east coast. Discover fantastic beaches (which rank among Britain's best), visit the world home of golf in St Andrews, explore the delightful East Neuk fishing villages, or venture further to visit the historic capital of Dunfermline. You can also sample some great fish and chips - Britain's best chippy is on the seafront in Anstruther!
The region is ideal for golfers of all abilities with many golf courses in and around St Andrews, including Kingsbarns and the Old Course, both of which hosted the 2008 Dunhill Cup. There is a course in Anstruther itself, 2 courses in Crail, as well as Elie and Lundin Links.
The area is also ideal for walking, the whole East Neuk coastline is covered by the Fife Coastal Path which is beautiful as far as Lundin Links in the West and St Andrews and beyond in the East/North. Buses run regularly along the coast so you can either take the bus and walk back to Anstruther or vice versa.
The Anstruther area
In Anstruther itself, visit the Scottish Fisheries Museum, or take a boat trip out to the isle of May. Enjoy the local beaches, take time out at one of the many excellent seafront cafes, stroll round the harbour or take a walk along the coastal path. There is a golf course 10 minutes walk away, a children's playground and tennis courts just next to the house.
It's worth a trip to some of the other East Neuk villages, particularly Pittenweem , which still has a fishing fleet and a fishmarket during the week. During August the village hosts an excellent Arts Festival. Also Crail and St Monans are worth a visit.
St Andrews is a beautiful university town with much history and excellent cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. For kids, the best beach is the West Sands which is right alongside the Old Course. The aquarium is very good and a great rainy-day option. There is also a good swimming pool at the East Sands Leisure Centre. St Andrews Botanic gardens are lovely on a nice day.
For watersports enthusiasts, or beginners, there is a good watersports centre in Elie.
There are several outstanding beaches in the area:
- Kingsbarns – a blue flag beach with lots of interesting rock pools for the children plus beautiful sand and views
- Tentsmuir Forest – a bit more of a drive but quite spectacular. A large nature reserve where the forest goes right to the beach. On the north side of the beach are seal colonies. Horse riding is available here, it is also excellent for cycling.
- Elie – a wide flat beach on which cricket is played on summer Sundays. The Ship Inn (with beer garden)overlooks the beach and offers excellent food and drink.
How to get there
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Anstruther is easily reached by road and is just over an hour's drive from Edinburgh.
Several cheap airlines including Flybe, Easyjet and BMIbaby fly to Edinburgh from UK cities, as well as major airlines such as BA and BMI. There are several car hire comapnies in Edinburgh airport, try www.travelsupermarket.co.uk
You can also get there by bus, there is a regular service from Edinburgh - for times and routes go to www.stagecoachbus.com
Activities near Anstruther
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Beach or lakeside relaxation
05 Jan 2013
Really enjoyed our second stay and would highly recommend this townhouse for families and couples alike.
The house is in a great location and we rarely used the car unless going out of the... more
08 Oct 2012
Lovely cottage with plenty of amenities right in the center of town. This was a perfect place for our friends and I as we had a wedding right in town. Would recommend for a long or short holiday! Very clean and well appointed.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||5 Jan 13||22 Mar 13||£ 365||-||-||2 Nights|
|Spring||24 Mar 13||22 Jun 13||£ 445||-||-||1 Night|
|Summer||22 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|September||7 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 445||-||-||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Minimum stay outside of peak periods is 2 nights.
Please note there is a deposit of £100 payable against damage to the property or contents.
Monies can be paid by bank transfer (preferred), cheque or paypal. Please note that paypal payments may be subject to a surcharge of up to 5%.
These rates include bedlinen and towels for up to 4 people. An additional charge will be made for 5 or 6 people (£15 per person). Discounts available if you wish to bring your own bedlinen and towels.Enquire now
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