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Herring House, Pittenweem House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Herring House, Pittenweem

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 10 reviews

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

On arrival in Pittenweem the house is located at the far West end of the harbour and has access to the lovely cove and beaches there. There is ample parking for 3 cars outside the front of the house, handy during peak season!!! Once in the front door, the kitchen/dining room is to the right and the spacious, very cosy large sitting room is to the left of the hallway. The stairs in front lead directly up to the bedrooms on the 1st and 2nd floor.Kitchen: Fully equipped with gas hob and electric oven, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, drier and microwave, plenty of tableware for 8.The table will seat 8. The view from the window is to the courtyard at the front. Tiled floor.Sitting Room: Comfortably furnished with ample comfy sofa seating and armchairs for 8 people. it is a great place to sit with a cosy coal effect gas fire for colder evenings. There is a large flatscreen TV with digital channels. The under stairs cupboard in the lounge is good storage for clubs etc.First floorOn

On arrival in Pittenweem the house is located at the far West end of the harbour and has access to the lovely cove and beaches there. There is ample parking for 3 cars outside the front of the house, handy during peak season!!! Once in the front door, the kitchen/dining room is to the right and the spacious, very cosy large sitting room is to the left of the hallway. The stairs in front lead directly up to the bedrooms on the 1st and 2nd floor.Kitchen: Fully equipped with gas hob and electric oven, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, drier and microwave, plenty of tableware for 8.The table will seat 8. The view from the window is to the courtyard at the front. Tiled floor.Sitting Room: Comfortably furnished with ample comfy sofa seating and armchairs for 8 people. it is a great place to sit with a cosy coal effect gas fire for colder evenings. There is a large flatscreen TV with digital channels. The under stairs cupboard in the lounge is good storage for clubs etc.First floorOn the first floor are the 3 bedrooms (2 king size bedrooms and one bunk room). These rooms are all located to the front and have sea views.Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite shower room. This room has a large walk in wardrobe and sea views.Bedroom 2: This room has full sized bunkbeds, chest of drawers and seaviews.Bedroom 3: Another large king sized bedroom with stunning views. Family bathroom: The spacious family bathroom has a large modern walk-in shower, whb and wc. The fixtures and fittings are all new for 2014.Second floorBedroom / studio room: This floor has a stunning large bedroom fitted with super king size bed and seating area. The views are out to sea. There is a desk at the window. It is just a fantastic creative space in the house and great for enjoying the view, writing or drawing. There is also a completely new, modern en-suite with luxurious bath.Garden: The large garden is fabulous for spending a sunny afternoon or balmy evening enjoying the view. The pathways are lit and the decked area has power points for musical evenings to enjoy the long summer nights. A barbecue is also provided for your use.Other information - GCH - Wi Fi - One well behaved dog allowed - Travel cot and high chair available on request - Barbecue

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

Tucked into a corner of the east coast of Scotland between St Andrews and Edinburgh, the East Neuk of Fife is one of Scotland's most beautiful regions. It has a character all its own, attracting artists by the thousands to its unique combination of history, sea, farmland and beaches, its picturesque fishing villages with their Dutch-style houses and its world famous golf courses. There is so much to do here for the whole family, from kayaking to horseriding, and yet there is great peace here too. In the summer, flowers line the hedgerows and the fields are rich with crops while fishing boats bob in the sea. It's a perfect place to relax, to eat well, and to recharge the batteries. Eight coastal villages comprise the East Neuk - each with its own special character.

Pittenweem

Pittenweem - its name is Gaelic for place of the cave - is a working fishing port, its busy harbour being the main landing point for the daily catch. It is a small village of some 1500 inhabitants, with a history not just of fishing and trading but of art too. In August over 100 artists exhibit at the annual Pittenweem Arts Festival and over 30 artists make their permanent home here. The village is blissfully situated, white houses with red pantiled roofs tumbling down to harbour and spreading up and beyond to the fields above. It is situated between Anstruther with its bustling harbour, the Fisheries Museum, supermarkets, various shops and renowned restaurants and the quieter village of St Monans, home to an excellent fish restaurant.Pittenweem is a very well stocked village with a butchers, bakers, chemists, hairdresser, fish and chips shop (many think it's the best on the coast), a few pubs, the wonderful Cocoa Tree chocolate and teashop, the Heron bistro on the High Street, and the new Pittenweem Inn on the outskirts. This is a haven for art lovers, for foodies, and for those who simply want to enjoy the unique atmosphere of an historic village - you can still visit the cave that once housed a hermit and gave the village its name. This area is particularly attractive to golfers of course - there are some wonderful courses within half an hour: Anstruther (1 miles away, its club house provides an excellent lunch), Balcomie Links at Crail, Elie, Balbirnie Park, Kingsbarns, Scotscraid, Charleton, Lundin Links, Carmoustie (where the 2007 Open took place. And of course there is St Andrews, just 15 minutes away and its historic courses.Property is in PittenweemSt Andrews - 9 milesEdinburgh airport - 46 milesLeuchars station - 30 minutesPub - 5 minutes walkRestaurant - 5 minutes walkShops - baker, butcher, general store, chemist - 5 minutes walkGolf - championship and links courses within 10 minutesFife Coastal PathPittenweem Arts FestivalAnstruther Fisheries MuseumWater sportsHorse ridingBoat tripsArt galleriesBeautiful beaches

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites

Amenities

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

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

David McDowell (Property Manager Fife Cottages)
Calendar updated:
24 Aug 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This House has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Mar 2013. Located in Fife, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £595 to £1400.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Aug 2016.

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“Perfect location next to beach”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2016

The cottage was lovely and very well equipped. It was a 1 minute walk to the rocky (and a bit of sandy) beach. The house was well laid out and there was ample parking.

“Fabulouse location and lovely house.”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2015

The house is well appointed and comfortable, with plenty of space,There are three double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite (the third is right next to the bathroom). The bunk room is not large but there is enough space. The lounge is equipped, with a TV, DVD and bt TV. The location is astounding. Though you only get sea views from the top floor, walk twenty steps and you are at the beautiful working harbour. There is ample parking for two cars, three would need a little cooperation. Only negatives are the wifi is a little temperamental, the bath is a little tricky to get out of, and the toil;et seat won't stay up in one of the en-suits. hardly great cause for complaint.

“fantastic place, superbly furnished”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2015

3 great bedrooms, a superb kitchen/ dining room for all 6 family members to sit around, large sitting room to relax in the evening wonderful garden to relax in (our dog loved it) and enjoy the views from high over the rooftops Ideal location to go to the other villages nearby either walking or driving excellent local produce to buy we rent property in Fife every year and this is top of our holiday rentals in 16 years we hope to come back for another family gathering

“What a perfect seaside family holiday this was........!”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2014

I had spent all my summer holidays as a child (this was the late '50s/early 60s) in St Andrews, a highlight being visits to the fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife. Pittenweem was one of my favourites (I recall looking on in fascination as herring were being gutted at what seemed an extraordinary speed) and time just slipped away all these years later! We were most fortunate in that the weather was glorious for the whole week , we saw a seal in the harbour every day (must be a local!) and a dolphin whilst en route to May Island. Herring House is enchanting, with virtually direct access to the beach, where the babies could play on the beach, with the adults looking on whilst enjoying a delicious tea at the 'pop-up' cafe on the strand. The latter had opened, we learned from the owner, in advance of the annual Pittenweem Arts Festival the following week. Had I done more homework I would have booked another weeks stay! Herring House has everything a large family might need, the rooms are spacious, kitchen well-equipped and beds comfortable, and though the garden is overlooked by a footpath it seems so little used that it did not detract from our enjoyment of sunbathing there. There are numerous guidebooks & reading material (well-used by our party!) and a list of "things to do in Fife". Highlights were the trip from Anstruther to May Island (puffins & seals), a fabulous seafood supper (fresh lobster & scallops) at The Mayview Hotel in St Monans and the gardens (NTS) at Kellie Castle. A petty thing, perhaps, but the refuse/recycling collection rota is such that, with a full house 2 of the three separate bins were overflowing by the end of the week!

Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely holiday and that you were able to reminisce when visiting this area once again. Herring House is a fabulous holiday house, a real home from home and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have noted your comments regarding refuse and we do try to endeavour the bins are emptied before and after your stay. However during your stay it very much depends on the Council weekly schedule which is out with our control. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and very much hope that we can welcome you back to Herring House in the not too distant future. Best wishes Fife Cottages

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