Cellardyke holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, walking and log fire and TV

Salt Herrings

from £86 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

14 reviews

from £86 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 166676

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Salt Herrings is a luxury conversion of an old Cooperage set in a spectacular waterfront location. This stunning and immaculate self catering property is an ideal holiday home for those who wish to spend time by the sea in a beautiful setting.

This Fife cottage is perfectly located for the award winning beaches, coastal walks and many golf courses in this wonderful part of Scotland. Set in a quiet and peaceful location, yet only 15 minutes from the famous historic town of st Andrews

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Nearest beach 200 m
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 60 km, Nearest railway: Leuchars 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

There are 2 bedrooms on the ground floor, one twin and one double. The double bedroom benefits from a luxury en suite bathroom with a splendid slipper bath. There is a separate bathroom with luxury shower adjacent to the twin bedroom. Both bedrooms have great sea views. There is a separate utility room on this level.

An impressive wooden staircase leads up to the stunning open plan kitchen/dining and living area. The solid oak kitchen is fully equipped and has an integrated fridge and built in oven and ceramic hob. The living room has a stunning feature wood burning stove which along with the solid French oak flooring (which is throughout the whole cottage ), just adds to the character and charm of this unique holiday property. This spectacular room which runs the whole length of the cottage has some of the best views in the area. There are 7 large south facing windows from which to enjoy the ever changing and forever memorable sea views across the Firth of Forth to Berwick Law, Bass Rock, Isle of May, and along the cost to Crail, Truly wonderful!

Further details outdoors

Private of street parking

The Fife region

This part of Fife is also ideal for exploring further afield. It is only an hour's drive to Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth. The area is rich in historical interest with several National Trust for Scotland properties in the vicinity including Falkland Palace, Culross, Kellie castle and the Hill of Tarvit. Gorgeous sandy beaches are close by as well of course as the best choice of golf courses Scotland has to offer.


Cellardyke is one of a number of small fishing villages in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife. There are numerous pubs and eating places in the area, ranging from the famous "Anstruther chippie" to award winning seafood restaurants. The fishing village of Pittenweem (2 km from Anstruther) is the venue for the well acclaimed Arts festival every August

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3 Jan 2013


"the best holiday let I have stayed in, gorgeous!"

I am really fussy so when we arrived at Salt Herring to a beautiful, warm, well furnished cottage we were really pleased. We arrived in the dark and with driving rain but the cottage was cosy and we settled in straight away. The level of finish on the decor was amazing and I could find no fault with anything. Shower worked perfectly with piping hot water on demand, the wood burning fire was delightful and when daylight arrived the view was stunning. We had some fairly grim weather when we stayed but never once did we feel cold or gloomy in this lovely space and the dramatic views of the sea from the lounge were worth the 8 hour drive from MK. Ian and Janis who own the cottage were welcoming and helpful with local information and even left us some sweets and shortbread for when we arrived. Everything was spotlessly clean and it all worked. As I work in lighting the LED sensors mirrors in both bathrooms particularly appealed and the cosy lights in the lounge set the right ambiance for the evening. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage as it was exactly like the photos and did not disappoint in any way. The local village is nice too and the bakers where we got bread and pies from did a great selection which were very tasty. The fish and chip shop did amazing food and I had the chicken curry which was super. The roads are a bit narrow round there so driving is fun but walking about is a breeze and the harbour and town are worth exploring. The Bank pub also did a very good meal. If you want something more fancy though we were told the seafood restaurant at St Monans would be worth a visit but we couldn't get in. We did however go to Ostlers in Cupar which was spectacular and along with the food gave warm and sincere service. Great break in a lovely location with perfect surroundings, can't ask for more.

27 Dec 2012


"Cosy, well equipped, modern house with stunning views"

On our arrival we found that the heating had been switched on, fresh flowers had been placed in vases and a box of shortbread and some sweets had been left for us. All small touches but it made us feel very welcome. The accommodation is on two levels, the lower level has the 2 bedrooms, a double (with en-suite) and a twin both tastefully decorated and cosy. The en-suite has a large deep bath which is ideal for a soak after a days walking along the coast. There is also a shower room with toilet on this level. The real surprise comes when you head up to the upper level where the lounge/kitchen is located. Almost the entire south facing wall of this area is made up of windows giving you an amazing view over the Firth of Forth including the May Island, Bass Rock and Berwick Law. You can also see onto the immediate foreshore where there are a variety of birds (we are both RSPB members). The kitchen and living room are well equipped with everything that you would require and there is also a dining table for six people. The property has been recently renovated and it is obvious that the owners have invested a substantial sum of money on providing decent quality furniture etc... We have already re-booked for September which speaks for itself really. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to friends and family. Well done Janis & Ian!

22 Nov 2012


"an excellent holiday cottage"

Salt Herrings is a cosy 'home from home'. Extremely comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed the plentiful supply of logs and the wonderful sea views. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Positioned perfectly for trips to St Andrews and walks along the coastal paths. Plenty so see and do in the area. We would definately return!

24 Sep 2012


"What an amazing find."

What an amazing find, a lovely location for a beautifully furnished and well equipped apartment. Every need was provided for, from the wood burning stove to the vases of freshly cut flowers.It was warm, comfortable and very relaxing and we enjoyed the ever changing seascape from the panoramic windows. Brilliant base for exploring this unspoilt area of Scotland with its pretty fishing villages and for walks along the coastal path. Thanks Janis and Ian.

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