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Kittiwake House

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £68 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • 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 Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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 23

4 Jan 2015


"Beautiful house, cosy, comfortable with lots of extra personal touches."

My husband, teenage daughter, two friends and I stayed at the house 20 - 23 December '14. Effort had been taken to make the house festive with a Christmas tree, candles and other decorations. Wendy had also left a bottle of fiz to help us celebrate. The house was extremely comfortable and cosy. There were lots of additional touches such as binoculars left for our use. The decor throughout was lovely, all the rooms were spacious and very comfortable - the pictures do not do it justice. We had a lovely time relaxing playing scrabble, watching festive movies, walking locally and escaping the pre Christmas shopping frenzy. We would love to return and a big thanks to Wendy for the extra touches. It is very apparent that love and care is put into the property and this makes it stand out as a lovely holiday home rental.
The Morrison Family, Glasgow

Thank you so much for leaving this review! We would of course agree that it is a very special place and it is interesting you describe Kittiwake House as an escape, as this is something important we believe Kittiwake offers to all our guests … some precious times together away from busy routines. The coastal paths, local beaches and walks definitely help to slow the pace of life. You are also right in terms of Kittiwake being a labour of love for us. We have a passion for comfy interiors with interesting touches here and there to ensure our guests feel welcomed. It is worth keeping an eye on the dates for the East Neuk Open Studios events to be able to enjoy some great art during the summer months! We would, of course, love to welcome you back again, Wx

26 Dec 2014



A lovely home from home, decorating to suit surroundings and property, complete with Christmas tree and scented candles thorought and bottle of sparkly. Every little detail thought of and has obviousl… More

It sounds as though you had a traditional family Christmas together and we were really delighted you chose Kittiwake. We pride ourselves on little details and special touches that help families enjoy their precious time together. Thank you for leaving the home-made Christmas decoration ... it will be at the top of the Christmas tree every year from now on! Wx

20 Nov 2014


"Charming Stay"

A Lovely property ideally situated near the water. Like a home away from home, I loved the kitchen & the spacious open fire living room for mixing with our large family group. The rooms were comfort… More

Thank you so much for leaving feedback on your stay. We know it was a return visit to Kittiwake for a family holiday, and therefore we are really happy you had another great time. We also loved being able to welcome you back! You know you can expect a warm welcome again anytime. Wx

8 Sep 2014


"All too brief a stay"

We had the pleasure of a weekend at Kittiwake House in sleepy St Monans. It can be summed up by two words: comfort and character. Thoughtful personal touches from the owner enhance the experience and … More

Thank you for leaving a review. We regularly have families staying with us who decide to have a few days holidaying when visiting their children at St Andrews University. The location is really perfect, certainly good value for money in comparison with St Andrews, and as you say … St Monans is wonderfully sleepy and so laid back. I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to welcome you again …. As you already know, there's plenty of room to bring the whole family when it's time to celebrate the Graduation! Wx

29 Aug 2014


"Fantastic accommodation & incredible views"

Kittiwake is just lovely. Roomy & has everything you need. The location is even better than the accommodation....if that could be possible. Only one complaint....a very small one...there was no cup… More

I really appreciate your review, and I am pleased you enjoyed both the house and the location. Yes, two bedrooms have plenty of drawer space, but are wardrobeless! I will need to think about a solution …perhaps some additional posh hangers in those rooms … I am sorry if there wasn't enough hanging space for you, but pleased it didn't spoil your holiday. You are always welcome back at Kittiwake, and thank you for recommending us! Wx

25 Aug 2014


"A beautiful home from home!"

What a great discovery! The East Neuk of Fife is so pretty and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay than Kittiwake House in St Monans. Comfortable and beautifully decorated and equ… More

Thank you so much for leaving this review … and we agree … the East Neuk is definitely a hidden gem! For those who have yet to discover it, 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! I think this is why, like yourselves, our guests always mention feeling restored after they have stayed with us. We are also a wee bit passionate about design and detail and love creating little touches of individuality for guests staying at Kittiwake! But most of all, St Monans itself is so welcoming and friendly! Many of our guests chose to return and we love being able to welcome them back! Wx

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

Review 1-10 of 23

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Calendar last updated:24 Jan 2015

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