Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 100 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 83 km, Nearest railway: Leuchars 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, 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
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.
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