About the home
Lily's Cottage is a traditional built stone cottage (c1750) in the the beautiful seaside village of Crail. It was probably originally a weaver's cottage (not a fisherman's cottage as some people assume) but it has recently been extensively refurbished with a modern kitchen and bathroom and the additional of a lovely light living/dining room. With two bedrooms, this self catering cottage can accommodate 4 people. The parking is on road in front of the cottage and there is a large private south facing garden to the rear of the cottage which gets the sun until evening.
Crail is a vibrant, pretty conservation village with coffee shops, pubs and shops within a few minutes walk. And of course it is perfecty placed for many world class golf courses not to mention having 2 of its own. Lily's Cottage sits right on the Nethergate and the other side of the street overlooks the sea so just turn left at the front door and a minute or two along the road is the top of the path down to the beach, the rock pools and the play park. Turn right and its only a few minutes walk to the famous Harbour (where, between April and September you can buy fabulously fresh dressed crab from the wooden shack there ).
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Roome Bay, 100m|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
Bathroom has a new mira sports max electric shower (over the bath)
fridge has a small ice box that is suitable for making ice
Further details outdoors:
Parking is on street in front of the house
patio doors open from the bright living room into the garden
garden gets sun from early morning until evening in summer
patio table and chairs provided during spring and summer
Non returnable deposit of 20% total cost is required to secure booking
Balance is due 6 weeks before entry
Changeover day is Saturday although willing to be flexible where possible
Guests can arrive any time after 3.30pm and need to vacate the cottage by 10am on their last day
The Fife region
Crail makes an ideal base for a holiday in Fife. Located in the East Neuk, one of a a number of fishing villages along the south east coast of Fife, there are plenty of places to see and things to do within the immediate area. St Andrews, world famous as the home of golf, is just a 15 minute drive away. Further afield, but still within commfortable driving distance for day trips, are the likes of Dundee, Stirling and Edinburgh.
The area also offers an amazing number of golf courses, including the likes of the Old Course and Kingsbarns. Crail, itself, though only a small village, boasts two fine links golf courses, Balcomie and Craighead; visitors are welcome, but you will need to book in advance.
In Pittenweem which is a 10 minute drive away, between 7th and 15th August there is the Pittenweem Arts Festival where local people open up their houses as art galleries for local artists.
Crail is the oldest of the East Neuk burghs, described in the 15th century by James II of Scotland as “A fringe of gold on a beggar’s mantle”. Crail was confirmed as a Royal Burgh by Robert the Bruce in 1310 and developed from the harbour and 12th century castle and Marketgate which is in the centre was once the largest medieval marketplace in Europe.
Crail is steeped in history and Crail Harbour is the most photographed harbour in Scotland.
The Crail area
There can be no doubt that Crail is one of the most picturesque and charming fishing villages you’ll ever visit.
Crail harbour is known for shellfish and there is a small wooden hut down at the harbour where, on a Saturday and Sunday in season, fresh lobster and dressed crab can be bought.
Just up from the harbour is a small coffee shop which sells delicious cakes and the tables outside have a sea view!. Or try Julias Eatery and Art Gifts in the centre of the village which also serves a good cup of coffee.
The Golf Hotel which dates back to 1700 is a nice place to go for a pub lunch or dinner and the town has its own excellent Butchers, Bakers and Fruit and Vegetable Shop. It also has two small convenience stores which stock most essentials.
Crail’s Food Festival is on 15th, 16th and 17th June 2012 and in July the Crail Festival runs from the 20th to the 31st and includes open air concerts, Ceilidh, Sandcastle Competitions and Ghost Walks.
There are two art galleries, a pottery and any visit to Crail should include a visit to Crail history museum.
Golf - Crail Golf Course, Kingsbarns, Elie, Lundin Links and St.Andrews to mention a few. Carnoustie is only 30 minutes away.
Watersports - Elie watersports where you can go water-skiing, kayaking and bannana boat. The watersports centre also hires wetsuits and mountain bikes.
Tennis – in Crail itself.
From its quaint harbour to its ancient wynds there is something very special about this beautiful village and one that visitors come back to time after time
How to get there
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• fly to Edinburgh (80km) or Glasgow airport (138km)
• Stagecoach express buses runs regularly from both Edinburgh and Glasgow to St Andrews
• Or train to Leuchars
• regular local buses from St Andrews and Anstruther
Activities near Crail
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
29 Apr 2013
I visited Crail for a long weekend break with my wife and could not have been happier with both the cottage and the location,Crail is a beautiful part of the East Coast with so many nearby... more
15 Apr 2013
Rented Lily's cottage with 2 friends for a birthday/post Xmas getaway.Knew it was the perfect spot to spend time together in a quiet, relaxing hideaway.Cooked wonderful food and did not even feel the need to go to the local hostelier as the lounge was tranquil and relaxing.Played games ( all supplied) and drank wine into the wee hours.Spent days walking along the local beaches and part of the Fife Coastal Path which passes by the door almost.Chose Lily's Cottage partly due to the relative proximity to Michelin starred The Peat Inn.Had a wonderful birthday meal there on the Sat night.The village is lovely and in a totally under rated part of the world.Will go back in the summer and take the bikes.Had a wonderful time in a lovely cottage that has everything you need to be self sufficient with fabulous scenery on your doorstep.
12 Jul 2012
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely week in June in this fab cottage in Crail. The decor was so tasteful and it had everything in it we needed. Perfect location too. We'll be back!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Easter||30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||13 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 325||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Early Summer||4 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 425||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Summer||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||31 Aug 13||26 Oct 13||£ 425||£ 85||£ 85||1 Night|
|Winter||26 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 275||£ 65||£ 65||2 Nights|
|Xmas and New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||4 Jan 14||1 Mar 14||£ 275||£ 65||£ 65||2 Nights|
|Spring||1 Mar 14||29 Mar 14||£ 325||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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