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Duck Cottage – Home 234966 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Duck Cottage is a traditional stone built cottage, internally modernised and tastefully decorated to create a warm, charming base close to the restaurants, pubs, shops and attractions of Anstruther. St Andrews and the other coastal villages are only a few minutes drive, with Edinburgh just over an hour away by car. Ideal for couples seeking a romantic hideaway, outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, families looking for a rural retreat, and golfers looking to mark their cards at any one of the many premier courses, including the famous Old Course at St Andrews.

The cottage caters for the occasional Scottish rainy day as well, with an extensive music, film and literary library available to fill the odd moment, and a large HD TV with Freeview HD channels. A well equipped kitchen encourages gourmets to experiment with the wonderful local produce.

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

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Duck Cottage is a traditional stone built cottage, internally modernised and tastefully decorated to create a warm, charming base close to the restaurants, pubs, shops and attractions of Anstruther. St Andrews and the other coastal villages are only a few minutes drive, with Edinburgh just over an hour away by car. Ideal for couples seeking a romantic hideaway, outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, families looking for a rural retreat, and golfers looking to mark their cards at any one of the many premier courses, including the famous Old Course at St Andrews.

The cottage caters for the occasional Scottish rainy day as well, with an extensive music, film and literary library available to fill the odd moment, and a large HD TV with Freeview HD channels. A well equipped kitchen encourages gourmets to experiment with the wonderful local produce.

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

If this is not your first visit to this corner of Scotland known as the East Neuk, then it needs no introduction. You will know all about its historic coastal villages, the ancient University town, the home of golf (Fife boasts the highest concentration of championship-standard golf courses in the country), numerous family attractions, restaurants serving top quality local produce, fascinating museums, formidable castles, stately cathedrals and palaces, gently rolling hills, extensive forest nature reserves and of course, miles of soft, sandy beaches.

For the especially active, there's plenty on offer including cycling, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, mountain biking, 4x4 off-roading, sea angling, boat trips and the Fife Coastal Path stretching 117 miles from North Queensferry just over the Forth Bridge to Newport on Tay looking over the water to Dundee.

Anstruther

Kilrenny is a quiet hamlet just 10 minutes walk from Anstruther, a former fishing village and the centre of shopping and leisure amenities along this stretch of Fife's coast. The Fife Coastal Path is just a few minutes walk away.

Anstruther is home to the famous Fish Bar, frequented by movie stars and royalty (Tom Hanks' daughter and Kate and Wills went to St Andrews University just 10 miles away), the Scottish Fisheries Museum and a fine links Golf Course. Anstruther marina is the departure point for the May Princess, the regular summer service to May Isle, the Forth's unique National Nature Reserve and home to thousands of Puffins during the late spring and summer months. Anstruther also has a wide choice of restaurants and cafes to choose from, including small tea shops like Mrs P's, to internationally renowned multi-AA rosette winning seafood restaurants like The Cellar.

Anstruther is flanked by charming and individual fishing villages, including the picturesque Crail with its pottery and pretty harbour; Pittenweem, host to the hugely popular annual International Arts Festival in late July / early August; St Monans, boasting a seafood smokehouse, a historic windmill and impressive ancient Kirk; and fashionable Elie with its wide sandy bay popular with watersports enthusiasts.

St Andrews, just a 10 minute drive away, provides endless diversions. Internationally recognised as the Home of Golf, it hosts the British Golf Museum and now has 7 courses including the famous Old Course, playing on which is the pinnacle of every serious golfer's career. The Alfred Dunhill Links Tournament is the biggest annual tournament, run in early October with the satellite courses at Kingsbarns and Carnoustie hosting the early rounds. Away from the putting greens, St Andrews is an ancient university town, and a place of pilgrimage for over a thousand years. The Cathedral and Castle are the town's most venerable sites, but with a constant influx of new students and visitors, the town enjoys a vibrant mix of trendy restaurants, boutique cafes, traditional independent shops, and cosy bars.

Other attractions no more than an hour from Duck Cottage include the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle, Scone Palace and Perth Racecourse, Dunfermline Abbey and Vane Farm RSPB Nature Reserve.

RAF Leuchars hosts the annual Airshow in mid-September and is a must for aircraft enthusiasts families with excitable children.

Edinburgh is just over an hour away by car, is easily accessible by train or bus, and is an ideal day trip destination from Duck Cottage. Dundee is a 40 minute drive away and is similarly accessible by bus, and provides a wide range of attractions including RRS Discovery, popular performing arts venue Caird Hall, and all the larger shops you would expect of Scotland's third largest city.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
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Smoking
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House rules

Pets are allowed downstairs only, and must not be left unattended.

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About the owner

Jonathan A.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
10 May 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 May 2012. Located in Fife, it has 37 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £295 to £525.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 May 2017.

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“Quaint and quirky downstairs, luxury upstairs. absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go back.”

Reviewed 8 Jan 2017

location great, neighbours very friendly. PLenty of walks from the doorstep, which was great for the dogs. Very, very peaceful. A wonderful place to chill.

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed your stay, and I'd love to welcome you back in 2017!

“A fantastic rural hideaway”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2016

An ideal location for a family of 4 with a dog. The cottage is located in the small hamlet of Kilrenny about a 10 minute walk to the lovely harbour town of Cellardyke and a 20 minute walk to Anstruther Harbour (with a pit stop at the excellent Haven - which we classed as our local). The cottage was more than well equipped and very homely and is a great base to explore the East Neuk coastline which has some amazing walks. We all really enjoyed staying here and would thoroughly recommend. The only small downside is the lack of wifi but to be honest we weren't here for that and there is a huge collection of DVDs, books and CDs to keep you entertained. Overall a really enjoyable stay and would definitely go back.

Owner's reply: I'm so pleased you had a good time at Duck Cottage. No WIFI is an issue for some, but for many, it is an opportunity for some peace and quiet, and nowadays most people have phones and tablets that access the internet independently. I am contemplating installing WiFi, but that would come at the expense of a higher rental price. For now, I hope guests bring with them the essential connectivity they need, and a desire to take it easy and relax for a week or so without the pressures and hassles of being online and on call.....

“Perfect Location”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2015

Arrived to find everything that the description said it would be. Beautiful peaceful location but access to everything you need. The cottage had everything you would need and more. We were visiting St Andrews and found the location to be perfect. We would definately recommend and would not hesitate to book again if we are lucky to visit the area in the future. Thank you

Owner's reply: Thank you for your very kind feedback, and I'm pleased you had such a pleasant stay and the Cottage met with your expectations. I hope you can make another trip to the East Neuk very soon.

“Home from home”

Reviewed 8 May 2014

Excellent stay in a very homely cottage fully equipped with everything you need. Dog friendly and cosy. We would definitely stay here again.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the kind words Nicola, and hope to see you back at Duck Cottage soon.

“Comfortable, cosy cottage break just a stone's throw from Anstruther”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2012

Duck Cottage is a perfect base for a holiday; it has character, all the facilities of a modern holiday house and is comfortable and ideally located in a quiet wee village just 5 minutes away from anstruther in the car, or 20+ minutes if you walk. Our little girl loved walking to the nearby ruined farmstead to see the sheep and pigs and there's a playground there too. The living area is spacious, with a massive flat screen tv and an impressive selection of dvds. I also liked the personal touch of the owners professional photos on the wall.

“very homely cottage”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Duck cottage because it had a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The house was well equiped and clean and in a quiet situation.

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