Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Scottish Tourist Board 4 stars. 'Periwinkle' is a traditional comfortable Scottish house. Built for a fisherman's family it has many character features, including open fire for guests use.
The sunny west facing walled garden has garden furniture and barbeque. The garden gate opens onto the village green, with views beyond towards Kellie Law.
Quietly situated in the sea side village of St Monans and all the amenities this friendly village has to offer. Both the house and location provide an excellent base for a holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||1.5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 80 km, Nearest railway: Leuchars 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, 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), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Heating: Gas central heating
No charge for electricity or gas.
Optional coal fire in sitting room, fuel provided.
Bed linen and towels provided but please bring own beach towels.
The Fife region
The East Neuk of Fife is well known for it's picturesque fishing villages, sandy beaches and numerous golf courses. Fife is a beautiful, historic county of rich arable farmland and rolling hills. The Scottish National trust opens three properties, Kellie castle (4 miles), Hill of Tarvit (18 miles) and Falkland Palace 22 miles). The ancient university town of St Andrews (13 miles), has a ruined castle and abbey, golf courses, interesting shops and restaurants, museums, gardens, beaches and sea life centre. Anstruther home of the Fisheries Museum, and boat trips from the harbour to the May Island a 'must see' for the puffins. Pittenweem still has a fishing fleet and renowned Art festival, Elie sandy beaches.
There is much to see and do in this area, watersports, walking, wildlife, whatever your interest there is plenty to fill your holiday.
St.Monans is one the most typical of the East Neuk fishing villages, the heart of which is a conservation area; many houses have been restored by the National Trust for Scotland. Amongst the huddle of traditional cottages by the harbour wall is the St Monans Heritage Collection (museum.)
The now quiet harbour, built for a busy fishing fleet, is now mainly used by leisure boats. Boat building has always been important to the life of the village, and you may see work going on at the quayside. The ancient Auld Kirk sits on the rocky shoreline to the west. Further along there is a lovely walk by the coastal path to the ruins of Newark Castle and miles of golden sands.To the east is St Monans Windmill, (open July and August.) There are a several shops, an hotel with bar and restaurant, a fine dining seafood restaurant overlooking the sea and a cafe. One or two fish sheds and a smokehouse remain, where you can buy fresh fish..
The Fife coastal path passes along the front of St Monans.
There is plenty to do and see in the area whatever your interest wildlife, sport, leisure or culture.