The Old Inn, Pittenweem
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Old Inn is a beautiful holiday home in Pittenweem, in the heart of the East Neuk of Fife. Pittenweem is one of the most painted and photographed villages in the UK due to its unspoiled picture postacard townscape. It has become famous for its annual arts festival providing visitors with a week long fest of fine art exhibitions, crafts and local folk music, made all the more interesting by a majority of the venues being local people’s homes. Pittenweem is one of the historic fishing villages nestling along the East Neuk of Fife, and still has a working fishing harbour today. It is a wonderful location from which to explore the East Neuk by car, bicycle or on foot. If you play golf, you will be spoiled for choice among the many golf courses in the area, which includes the famous Old Course at St Andrews which is only a short drive away. Whatever time of year you decide to come you will receive a warm and friendly welcome. Enjoy the novelty of staying in the former Coaching Inn that is one of the oldest buildings in the village, dating from 1617, a time of smugglers, highwaymen and witches.
Tucked away in a quiet position just off the high street, yet only a short walk to all amenities including the beach and the pretty harbour, the Old Inn has been renovated as a spacious, well equipped and comfortable holiday home that sleeps up to six. The house is bright and airy and furnished to a high standard. The private courtyard to the front of the house has table/chairs and chiminea for chilly evenings. There is a separate large utility/boot room which can be accessed directly from the courtyard where bikes or other sports equipment may be stored and where you will find a large selection of games for children. Wi-Fi internet access and digital LCD televisions are just some of the facilities provided for guests today that could not have been dreamed of by the original guests at the Inn when it was built nearly four hundred years ago.
A small dog is welcome by arrangement.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pittenweem 400 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 72 km, Nearest railway: Kirkcaldy 32 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Living Room - open plan to kitchen - a bright room with wooden beams, gas coal effect fire, comfy leather seating, LCD tv with DVD, dining table to comfortably seat 6. Selection of children and adult DVDs and CDs available.
Kitchen area - Full sized fridge / freezer, microwave, dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven, lots of storage.
Large Master Bedroom with seating area - Double bed, large wardrobes, large chest of drawers, leather sofa, coffee table, LCD tv.
Cloakroom - with wc and wh basin.
Bedroom 2 - Twin bedroom, chest of drawers, wardrobe etc.
Bedroom 3 - Bunk bedroom, chest of drawers, wardrobe etc.
Family Bathroom - Fully tiled spacious bathroom with large shower cubicle, bath, wc and wh basin.
Utility/Boot Room - Separate large utility and boot room with washing machine and tumble drier, plus selection of children's toys, games and books for children and adults.
A high chair, child's cot and children's stair gate are available on request.
Wi-fi internet access is available throughout the property including the courtyard.
Please note that the house is very old and as a result there are some quirky steps within the accommodation between the living room and the bedroom areas. This makes the house unsuitable for those who cannot walk unaided.
THIS IS A STRICTLY NO SMOKING PROPERTY.
|Further details outdoors|
The Old Inn has an enclosed private courtyard to the front with seating, table and chiminea.
CHANGE OVER DAY IS NORMALLY A SATURDAY, BUT OTHER DAYS MAY BE POSSIBLE ON REQUEST OUTWITH THE HIGH SEASON.
SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE DURING LOW AND MEDIUM SEASON OF 3 NIGHTS AND OVER ON REQUEST. NO SHORT BREAKS UNDER 3 NIGHTS.
NO SHORT BREAKS DURING HIGH SEASON.
NO DISCOUNTS DURING HIGH SEASON
THIS IS A STRICTLY NO SMOKING HOUSE.
ONE SMALL DOG ALLOWED ON REQUEST. SMALL CHARGE FOR THIS.
Please contact Jane on 07792 827584 for enquiries/bookings. OR follow us on TWITTER - firstname.lastname@example.org (Jane@theoldinn).
The Fife region
Pittenweem is a village in the heart of the East Neuk of Fife. 'Neuk' is old Scots for 'corner'. It is one of a string of pretty fishing villages along the coast, including Elie, Anstruther and Crail.
The Kingdom of Fife is an ancient region with its own distinct identity. It is the Ancestral home of the Scottish monarchs, world famous for its golf and has some of Scotland's best scenery. Fife has been the site of many of the most important events in Scottish history, which is why it has a wealth of castles, cathedrals, and places of historic interest. Dunfermline in the southern part of the region is an ancient capital of Scotland.
In Central Fife is the historic village of Falkland with its impressive palace, and nearby is the market town of Cupar, set in rolling countryside.
St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university town and the home of the world-famous Royal and Ancient golf club, are must-see visitor attractions.
The Kingdom of Fife is known throughout the world as the home of golf and boasts more than forty courses, from the famous Old Course at St Andrews, to many traditional seaside links, to beautifully landscaped parkland and heathland courses suitable for golfers of all abilities.
The Fife coastline is a very special environment which has distinctive rock formations and varied wildlife. In the East Neuk, long sections of the Fife Coastal Path stretching from Elie, past Pittenweem to Crail can now be enjoyed by recreational and serious walkers. From the coast you can see grey seals and, in summer, basking sharks and dolphins. The nearby islands of Inchcolm and Inchkeith are home to thousands of seabirds, with large numbers of puffins found on the Isle of May. You can see these close up by taking one of the boat trips to the islands from Anstruther.
East Fife and the East Neuk enjoys one of the driest climates in Scotland, with more sun and lower rainfall than most other areas, and no midges!
Pittenweem is one of the most painted and photographed villages in the UK due to its unspoiled picture postacard townscape. It has become famous for its annual arts festival in August, providing visitors with a week long fest of fine art exhibitions, crafts and local folk music, made all the more interesting by a majority of the venues being local people’s homes. Pittenweem is one of the historic fishing villages nestling along the East Neuk of Fife, and still has a working fishing harbour today. It is a wonderful location from which to explore the East Neuk and the wider Kingdom of Fife by car, bicycle or on foot. Further afield, St Andrews is 20 minutes drive away. Perth, Edinburgh and Dundee are all around an hour. Walking, cycling, sailing, other water sports and of course golf are all activities enjoyed by our visitors. Whatever time of year you decide to come you will receive a warm and friendly welcome.
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26 Jan 2014
"Great place to stay"
Absolutely loved it. The cottage was really clean and tidy. Everything we could possibly want was there, from kitchen stuff to a washing machine. There were even heaps of board games and books for eve… More
Many thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay at the Old Inn. Please come back soon. Best wishes Jane MacPherson
17 Nov 2013
"Comfortable, quirky and well equipt"
Very quirky and comfortable cottage, we all had a lovely time. It was well equipt with everything we could need, like home from home. The welcome tray was very much appreciated. The added bonus of a s… More
Thank you so much for your lovely response. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Old Inn, Pittenweem. Please come back again soon.
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