Pittenweem holiday apartment rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and golf

Tigh Na Mara upper & lower

from £110 /night help Price for guests, Nights


8 reviews

from £110 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 202083

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Apartment / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Description from owner

Tigh Na Mara upper & lower apts are in the picturesque 'East Neuk' of Fife. A 3 bedroom traditional fisherman's house with south facing views of the coastline. The lower apt has one bedroom and sleeps 2/3 with a folding bed for a small child. There is a sunny courtyard to the rear and parking to the front.The calendar and rates shown are for Tigh Na Mara upper. Please enquire for the lower cost. Open up the windows and you can literally sunbathe in the south facing lounge! The ever changing scenery is magnificent, no matter what the weather there is plenty of natural entertainment. Remember to bring your binoculars, you might be lucky enough to spot the dolphins! 2 of the 3 bedrooms have also got fabulous sea views.

The Fife region

Pittenweem is now the most active of the fishing ports in the East Neuk coast of Fife. Fishing boats jostle for position in its busy harbour and this is a lively vibrant place at any time of day. To add to the atmosphere, visitors can watch the fish market conducted in the sheds on the harbour each morning.

The harbour is a magnet for visitors. Photographers can take their pick between the brightly-hulled fishing boats or the jumble of red pantiled or grey slated houses. Pittenweem simply oozes charm. Along the harbourside are the local inns, which have served fishermen for generations and no doubt continue to do so. Many of the small houses in the village bear plaques showing that they have been restored by the National Trust for Scotland.

As all the otherer villages in the East Neuk of Fife many houses echo the Dutch style with crow-stepped gables. Viewed from above, the roofs seem to tumble down the hillside to the harbour below.

Pittenweem's High Street lies above and behind the harbour. Here you can find the baker's shop and other local traders serving the community and tourists alike, plus an interesting selection of artists' galleries. Kellie Lodging in the High Street is a small townhouse dating back to 1590. Once the home of the Earls of Kellie, it was beautifully restored in 1970. The east end of the High Street finishes with the end gable of the Parish Church, joined in 1588 to the tower of the town's tolbooth now looking very much like the church tower.

Parts of the Parish Church date back to the 1300s and originally formed part of the priory church of Pittenweem Priory. This grew out of a community founded by Augustinian monks who came here from the Isle of May in the 1200s. The rest of the priory was eventually incorporated into the fabric of the village of Pittenweem as it developed, and the site of the refectory was used in 1821 for the town hall, since converted to a house.

The village name means place of the cave, referring to St Fillan's cave in Cove Wynd, which was used as a chapel by St Fillan in the 700s. The saint reputedly had miraculous powers. He is said to have written his sermons in the complete darkness of the cave, guided only be a glow emitted by his arm. Over the intervening centuries the cave has been largely respected as a shrine, though it was once used to store fishing nets. In the 1930s the cave was re-dedicated and services are still held there. The key is available locally.

Pittenweem's harbour was greatly expanded by Sir John Anstruther in the years from 1770. He needed a port to ship the coal being mined from under his land, and salt being produced by the saltpans he built on the shore below St Monans Windmill, which was built to pump sea water into the salt pans. Sir John expanded the harbour on condition his ships had priority over other traffic. Both the saltpans and coal mines were linked to Pittenweem Harbour by a waggonway. The enterprise was short lived, but the impact on the prosperity of Pittenweem from the improved harbour was long term


There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of Scotland, you will be spoilt for choice during your holiday. There are many art galleries, bistros, welcoming pubs, water sports facilities, tennis and magnificent golf courses in and around Pittenweem and the East Neuk of Fife, with St Andrews only a 15-minute drive. Courses include Anstruther Crail, Elie, Charleton, Kingsbarns, the Duke's Course and the Old Course in St Andrews.The Fife Coastal Path passes through Anstruther to Crail. Anstruther is home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum and also renowned for the award winning Anstruther Fish Restaurant.

Crail has an interesting Museum and Heritage Centre and a well-established working pottery. Scotland's Secret Bunker is four miles west of Crail and is where central government and military commanders would have run the country had the UK been attacked and nuclear war broken out. The Isle of May lies 6 miles off the coast and can be viewed from the house, trips can be taken from Anstruther to view the breeding sea birds.

St Andrews is home to the British Golf Museum, the St Andrews Aquarium and Seal Sanctuary and the Byre.

The Fife Coastal Path is on the doorstep and two award-winning restaurants are within a 2 mile radius. The famous Pittenweem Arts Festival is held every August. The National Trust for Scotland has a number of properties nearby and there are some beautiful gardens to visit. Perfect for a memorable Scottish break at any time of the year, with lots to see and do for all ages.

Bed & bathroom

  • bedroom 1: king bed
    bedroom 2: double bed
    bedroom 3: bunk bed
  • 1 family bathrooms, 1 shower rooms


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


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No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Diane F
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13 Jan 2016
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United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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Reviewed 13 Jul 2013

Spacious bright accommodation . Views from living area outstanding. Would definitely go back. Don't be put off by front entrance.We stayed in upper accommodation .

Thank you for writing a review, it really helps to give potential guests that extra bit of confidence. It is a very old property and I'm glad you enjoyed the house.... we really do think it's the jewel in the crown!

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