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No. 16 Westgate South Crail


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Excellent 5/5 7 reviews

The cottage dates back to the 18th Century.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0.1km

No. 16 Westgate is a newly refurbished, and refurnished, quaint 'B listed' 18th Century fisherman's cottage located in the picturesque East Neuk village of Crail.

The cottage is located at the top of Hens Ladder, a stone pathway formally used by fisher wives, which leads directly down to Crail harbour and a sandy beach. Rock pools are found just beyond the beach. (It takes our bucket, and spade, equipped 9 year old, and 6 year old approximately two minutes to get to the beach from the back gate!)

Crail has all the local amenities you would expect to need, a friendly butcher, baker, chemist, corner shop, and traditional green grocer. Lobsters and crab can usually be purchased from the harbour. There are also various cafes, pubs, restaurants, and galleries all within walking distance.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Outside the kitchen window! 100 m
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 82 km, Nearest railway: Leuchars 26 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ

The Fife region

Further amenities can be exploited in the university town of St. Andrews, The Home of Golf, which lies just 10 miles to the north of Crail. In addition to the usual amenities, St. Andrews offers an aquarium, cinema, and theatre.

Day trips to Edinburgh, located 54 miles to the south west, are also recommended.


Crail has all the local amenities you would expect to need, a friendly butcher, baker, chemist, corner shop, and traditional green grocer. Lobsters and crab can usually be purchased from the harbour.

There are also various cafes, pubs, restaurants, and galleries all within walking distance.

For those seeking an activity based holiday Crail offers a great location. Opportunities for golf, walking, cycling, sailing and riding are all available locally. There are also a number of National Trust and Historic Scotland properties in the area.

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Review 1-7 of 7

28 Jun 2014


"Wonderful cottage in a lovely village"

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. We had a wonderful time in an excellent cottage that was clean, modern and in a perfect location. Crail is a sleepy, but friendly place that is perfect for a re… More

16 Jun 2014


"Relaxing holiday in a lovely cottage with great views of the sea"

A lovely clean little cottage beautifully furnished and decorated with everything provided for a self catering holiday.The welcome pack was a lovely touch, especially the wine which is just what my pa… More

15 Apr 2014


"Excellent property in good location."

We are a family of 4 (2 kids aged 9 & 11). We stayed for 3 nights. The cottage has an excellent location overlooking the harbour and offers a good view over the Forth. It is really well presented wit… More

21 Sep 2013


"Fabulous Cottage - Great location"

We stayed in the cottage for 7 nights and loved it. Great location, well furnished, everything you need for a self catering holiday, which we needed after 2 months on the road staying in b & bs! Crail… More

20 Sep 2013


"A great wee cottage literally a stone's throw from the harbour"

A really homely cottage with two bedrooms (one double, one 2 bunk bed). Lovely little terrace to rear can be a real sun trap when weather plays nicely. Easy to park on street (no restrictions) directly outside the cottage. Crail never gets too busy. At top if a flight if steps down to harbour. Owners clearly out a lot if care and thought into this property. Nothing hasn't been thought of. Highly recommend both Crail and no 16 Westgate.

22 Aug 2013


"Lovely cottage, very helpful owner."

We had a great stay- everything you could need was provided for, including an excellent welcome pack. We had a problem when we arrived (of our own making) which the owner sorted straight away despite … More

24 Apr 2013


"Lovely quiet seaside getaway"

We had a great relaxing week blowing away the London cobwebs , exploring Crail and the other characterful fishing villages of the East Neuk from 16 Westgate. The cottage is very comfortable and beautifully renovated, and has views out over the Forth to Berwick Law, the Bass Rock and Isle of May. Our boys (aged 14 and 11) loved being able to take the short , though steep, walk down to the beach, rocks and harbour, clambering about amongst the rock pools. when the weather closed in we enjoyed visits to the Crail Pottery, the Discovery in Dundee and the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, and sampling the best fish and chips ever. The Fife coastal path is easily reached from the cottage and we had some good walks and saw a seal at close quarters.
The booking process was easy and the owners very helpful. Thanks for the bottle of wine and basic supplies on arrival. Also for returning the 2 items we left behind by mistake!
We would love to come back some time in warmer weather. We were glad of the central heating in the coldest April for years!
A great place to get away from it all.

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