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Kittiwake House

Certificate of Excellence 2014


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Excellent 5/5 17 reviews

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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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.


"We are extremely proud to announce that Kittiwake House has been awarded the Prestigious Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence 2014! We are amongst the first Holiday Lets to receive one! This has come out of the blue and is a wonderful surprise!" Wendy x


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)
Access Car advised
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
Outdoors Private garden

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!

St Monans

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

• music

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Review 1-10 of 17

19 Jul 2014


"If you rent it they will come!"

I wanted a house large enough to accommodate my family and bring them together under the one roof. Kittiwake house allowed me to do just that and they came. But then I was smart enough to rent one of the finest properties in the East Neuk of Fife and you can be assured that the comments and advice on Trip Advisor are true .
We had a great time in this lovely house with the perfect location.
Regards Neil.

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review … You originally enquired with the philosophy that 'If you booked it, your children and grandchildren would come' … and it worked! The East Neuk is a traditional family holiday destination that seems to call people back again and again and I am so happy you had a great family holiday together … it would be our pleasure to welcome you all back at any point in the future. Wx

23 May 2014



From the moment of arrival we knew this was the perfect choice for our holiday. It was the perfect location, perfect house no matter the weather, which too turned out to be better than forecast. We fe… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We find it really helpful in ensuring we are giving guests what they are looking for in a holiday by the seaside. The house has enough space to ensure friends and families can relax. We were pleased you had good weather, but Kittiwake's views mean that you can watch the sea on the stormy days too. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in future, Wx

21 Apr 2014


"Fantastic House, excellent relaxing break"

The house was amazing, everything we needed and more.
What a fantastic weekend we had.
Will return x

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback as we pride ourselves on the standards at Kittiwake. We had amazing spring weather this Easter ... plus you were lucky enough to view the full moon rising up over the sea. Fabulous memories! I hope the pull of Kittiwake, St Monans and the moon call you back again soon, Wx

16 Mar 2014


"Fantastic Weekend............"

Had the best weekend ever, lovely coastal walks watching the sunrise, house is so lovely feels more like a home from home and very tastefully decorated, comfy beds also and such wonderful touches, can… More

Thank you very much for leaving feedback. I am so delighted you had a relaxing weekend. I especially love the early mornings ... watching the sunrise on a peaceful coastal path - unforgetable memories! We aim to make our guests feel as though they have a home from home at Kittiwake. Please know that you will always be warmly welcomed if you chose to return, Wx

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


"Fantastic House"

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.

Review 1-10 of 17

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