House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
St. Monans (or St. Monance ) is in Fife in Scotland and lies between Pittenweem and Elie. Anstruther, Crail and St. Andrews are not far away.
Built in 1880, Kittiwake House is a former fisherman's cottage with a spacious and comfortable feel. Sitting just a short stroll uphill from the harbour, and with the coastal walk almost literary on it's doorstep, the house boasts magnificent sea views over traditional pan tilled roofs whilst taking in views of the Bass Rock and the Isle of May. The house has high ceilings and traditional features. On the ground floor there is a spacious and well stocked bespoke kitchen (13'8" x 12'4")with dishwasher, microwave, gas hob and electric oven, fridge, freezer and a washer/dryer. There is a double bedroom (9'5" x 9'11") with original wooden shutters, and views onto the pretty courtyard garden. The ground floor also has a new shower room and toilet. The first floor has a welcoming lounge (17'3" x 15'8") with gas living flame fire in traditional surround. TV, Wifi, DVD player and Ipod dock. Two big comfy Italian leather sofas. The luxurious family bathroom (10' x 9'4") is situated on the middle floor with walk in shower and separate freestanding bath ... perfect for indulging yourself after long walks along the coastline! The top floor is home to the master bedroom (13'7" x 15'3") again with wonderful sea views. This room has a Superking bed which can also be two singles. The second top floor bedroom (13'8" x 11'6") has a Kingsize bed and one single. The accommodation is generous and comfortable for a maximum of 7 people. There is parking available either to the front of the house or nearby. Kittiwake house also has a pretty, private and sunny courtyard garden to the rear with outdoor seating and a small garden to the front. For guests who book when there is a full moon, we hope there is a clear night so you can watch the moon rising up and over the sea .... truly magical!
Our guests can find updates on Kittiwake House, St Monans.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||60 metres|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|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, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Fife region
Situated between Elie and Pittenweem in the famous East Neuk of Fife. St Monans is a friendly and traditional seaside village. An ideal holiday destination for families to explore the wonderful East Neuk fishing villages and St Andrews. An abundance of golf courses, award winning beaches, the famous coastal path and nearby water sports are just some of the attractions to be found on it's doorstep.
The Pittenweem Arts Festival takes place over ten days every August and attracts tens of thousands of visitors. The festival provides a showcase for hundreds of artists exhibiting at around 90 venues in all corners of the village. The whole of the East Neuk is abundant with artists - painters, photographers, illustrators, ceramicists and sculptors. Several times a year you can visit artists, view and buy their work during the East Neuk Open Studios weekends. We recommend it!
To many Scots the East Neuk of Fife is a well known destination for seaside holidays, but for many people in the rest of the UK, the East Neuk is a hidden gem. The East Neuk occupies the north east corner of the Fife peninsula and encompasses a string of beautiful fishing villages which look South across the Firth of Forth and around to the North Sea. We have fascinating architecture, lovely old harbours, beautiful coastal walks, spectacular seas and 100% pure, clean, fresh air. We also have:
• lovely countryside
• interesting geology
• wildlife including seabirds, seals and dolphins
• neolithic sites, including standing stones, stone circles and a souterrain
• a cliffside chain walk
• lots of golf
• great places to eat and drink
• superb gardens at Kellie Castle - our local National Trust for Scotland property
• art, art, art and more art
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22 Feb 2014
"Fantastic haven of relaxation and stunning views"
It's a fab house and has everything you would need. The house is right on the Five coastal path. The owners have thought of everything and the little touches (from Tunnocks tea cakes to wine) and… More
Thank you for your feedback ... We want all our guests to feel as though Kittiwake is a home from home for them. We were really touched to hear that your little daughter took her first steps at Kittiwake - lovely memories. We hope to be able to welcome your lovely family again in future x
17 Feb 2014
"Fantastic Valentines Weekend"
Kittiwake House is beautiful; fully stocked, everything you could need for a weekend away just as a couple or with friends. The house was warm, welcoming and so beautifully decorated. The bath and oth… More
Oh thank you so much for this review. We agree that Valentines is a lovely weekend to take time out and celebrate. Too often we take important things for granted nowadays. We are convinced time slows down in St Monans which adds to the sense of relaxation. We are equally delighted that Snoops enjoyed the weekend (and the doggy treats!) x
10 Feb 2014
Kittiwake is a gorgeous house and we had such an amazing time there. The house has everything in it that you need and more - the photos of the house are great but they really don't do it justice - it's so much better when you get there. The bed was the most comfortable bed that I've ever slept in and the bath was just fantastic, great to chill out in after a lovely coastal walk. St Monan's is a lovely peaceful little place to visit and a great place to recharge the batteries. We're already trying to plan another date to go back to Kittiwake and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and family - it's a beautiful place and I'd struggle to find fault with the house - you certainly won't be disappointed if you book.
WOW! ... Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback. We pride ourselves on our friendly, personal service for which we have become known and we are so pleased you enjoyed exploring St Monans and making your own discoveries. We are, of course, biaised but so many people agree that the area is very seductive and seems to pull them back again and again. Thank you for the comments regarding the comfort of Kittiwake. We are passionate about design and detail and continue to seek out stylish accessories to help create bright, breezy living spaces that sparkle with individuality. We have the dates you are looking to return and look forward to welcoming you back again!
20 Jan 2014
"Wonderful New Year"
Spent 4 wonderful nights and days at Kittiwake House celebrating and bringing in the New Year. The house was beautiful and of very high standard with large rooms tastefully decorated with all modern a… More
We could not be more delighted! Thank you for your feedback, but more importantly we are so pleased you enjoyed such a fantastic start to 2014! As a family, we pride ourselves on our friendly, personal service for which we have become known. It sounds as though you discovered the coastal walk from St Monans to Pittenweem and Anstruther … we also recommend the chain walk near Elie for the amazing geology. We would love to be able to welcome you again … to recapture those feelings that are inspired by the sea and the welcome of St Monans!
8 Jan 2014
"A lovely house in an idyllic setting!"
We stayed at the amazing Kittiwake house to celebrate Christmas 2013 with our extended family. Even though it was quite windy and cold, typical wintry weather in Scotland which we expected, we had a f… More
Thank you so very much for this wonderful feedback! The weather was incredibly stormy over Christmas but I am pleased you were able to venture out a little and so glad you found the house cosy too. I didn't realise your family were travelling from so far afield. But it sounds as though you had a good old-fashioned Christmas together and I am so pleased that you have some lovely family memories to take back with you. Please be assured of a warm welcome if you choose to return in the future.
2 Dec 2013
"Perfect weekend enhanced by location and house"
This house has everything that you need. The views and location is spectacular. Spotless with all the mod cons and spacious whilst keeping the traditional finishings. Morning walks through the village… More
Thanks for this lovely review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay, and especially your morning walks! You can expect a very warm welcome when you return to Kittiwake.
25 Oct 2013
"Cosy, home from home."
If you like the website pictures you'll love this cottage, it is a real home from home which has been so thoughtfully equipped with amazing attention to detail. The living room has a lovely gas fire and is really comfortable with a great supply of books, magazines, games and jig-saws, something for all ages.
The kitchen is so well equipped & we enjoyed cosy evening meals round the kitchen table after days out exploring.
The area is great for exploring/walking. St Monans has a variety of restaurants including fine dining at Craig Millars as well as the Smoke House, we also enjoyed fish & chips at the award winning chip shop in Anstruther.
We enjoyed our stay so much, the village is very pretty and the cottage ticks all the boxes; can't wait to go back.
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! We work hard to ensure that our guests can relax together as much as possible during their stay ... life is so fast these days, that even a few days together make all the difference and are so important. We are delighted you have some happy memories to take back to Northern Ireland with you and look forward to welcoming you at any time.
7 Oct 2013
"A relaxing, fun holiday in a beautiful house tastefully and lovingly presented."
My first stay on the East Neuk and Kittiwake House was a great find. Went there with three friends for a long weekend to relax, walk, eat well and take in the sea air. We all liked the traditional house, which lost nothing to comfort. It was convenient for all we wanted to do with the added bonus of an easy pleasant walk along the coastal path to Pittenweem with a good coffee shop at the end of it. The owner made us very welcome - small touches made the difference. Will return for a longer break.
Thank you so much for your review. Heading off to the coast at any time of year, with friends or family can be so invigorating. Most of us have very fond memories associated with the sea ... it probably all starts with buckets and spades as kids, brisk walks along coastal paths or exploring rock pools. We pride ourselves on the friendly, personal service for which we have become known and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Kittiwake in the future.
23 Sep 2013
"Great holiday house!"
We very much enjoyed our stay here with extended family. Lots of room, well equipped and comfortable. Perfect location. St Monans is a beautiful peaceful place.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your family gathering at Kittiwake. The house is spacious enough to accommodate a large family easily. We totally agree with you ... St Monans is a very special place to relax and spend valuable time together and it sounds as though you have some great memories of your time here!
23 Sep 2013
"Luxuriously presented traditional seaside home with stunning views."
Wonderfully easy to book. This property has been sympathetically and luxuriously appointed and provides a perfect retreat from the stresses of modern life. The interior is furnished to a very high standard and retains period features that give it character and warmth. It is perfectly positioned to make the most of the wonderful sea views, while also being just off the main shorefront, which provides for perfect peace! There is a romantic back courtyard garden and a seating area in the front that is just right for enjoying the sun with your morning cup of tea or coffee. The many attractions of St Andrews and the charming villages of the East Neuk are all on your door step, including many fine restaurants. We stayed for four days at Kittiwake House but hope to be lucky enough to stay for longer on our next trip! Highly recommended!
Thank you for your comments ... Kittiwake is the perfect escape for couples who want some time to retreat to the coast and discover inspiration from the peace and quiet. We are convinced time slows down in St Monans ... perfect to help couples kick back and relax. We hope the magic of Kittiwake calls you back again!
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