House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Anstruther 200 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 78 km, Nearest railway: Leuchars 24 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, 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
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.
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.
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13 Apr 2014
"Fabulous understated accommodation"
We had a lovely time in this slim built town house, very near the village centre of Anstruther (5 mins walking distance). It was clean, very well equipped and everything worked! It was a great base for day trips to St Andrews, Crail and Elie, we even popped into St Monans. The dining facilities were more than adequate for our family of 5 as was the sleeping arrangements (both bedrooms with en suite with an additional bathroom). We hope to return one day!
5 Jan 2014
"Perfect for us"
Arriving at 23 Crail Rd, both my partner and her teenage daughter were bowled over by the property, it had so many aspects that were just right for us, both in size and facilities that we all just loved staying there. As we had relatives and friends to see, with only four days to do it all, we didn't have much time for sightseeing. We hosted a new years day dinner for my mother, brother and the three of us. There was plenty of room, cutlery, crockery and cooking facilities to make this fairly simple and very effective. As we often use holiday homes in both the UK and Europe, it was very gratifying to see that everything had been carefully thought of, and provided, meaning no need to dash to the shops for anything other than our food. Top marks all round for this.
26 Jul 2013
"Excellent, well appointed base to explore the east Neuk"
We spent a long weekend here and found it the perfect base to explore the local area. The house layout suited us with a contemporary finnish and everything we needed to cater and relax over three nig… More
5 Jan 2013
"Once again a fabulous stay in this lovely property."
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 village. Lo… More
8 Oct 2012
"Lovely cottage in the heart of Anstruther!"
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.
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