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Smuggler's Well: Cosy retreat in traditional fishing village.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Romantic getaway with courtyard garden in picturesque East Neuk.

Just metres from the ocean, Smuggler's Well is a characterful retreat in the picturesque village of Cellardyke in the East Neuk of Fife. Sleeps 2-3 (or 2+baby) in one bedroom with king size bed and a sofa bed.

The modern kitchen area is well equipped for all cooking needs including a Bosch tassimo coffee maker. The sitting area includes freeview TV and bluray DVD player with a selection of movies, games and books, and there is free wifi throughout the property.

600 thread count Egyptian cotton linen, towels and robes are provided. The outside sitting area includes a lower courtyard featuring the original well for the property, which dates back to 1800. Steps lead up to a sunny upper courtyard with a table and chairs, barbecue and chiminea.

More Details

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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cellardyke in Fife

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Smuggler's Well: Cosy retreat in traditional fishing village.
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

Second visit - lovely as before

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here so much in the winter, we came back again in the Spring. Kirsten is very helpful and has provided everything you need -it's immaculately clean and well stocked with things you might need for cooking and staying a few nights. Outdoor patio is spacious and lovely in the sun. We couldn't bring our dog this time, but we did on our last visit and she loved the nearby walks. Thanks so much, Claudia and Nick

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A cosy bolt hole near the sea

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Smuggler's Well. It was February but the sun shone so we managed to have lunch outside one day! The property was well equipped and we were close to the lovely harbour, the Haven pub and beautiful walks to watch the bird life. A quiet and relaxing break that we would recommend. Cellardyke should get more mentions on the guides to East Neuk, the harbour and walk to Crail are very special and the snowdrops at Cambo are worth seeing.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage and pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Great wee cottage with all the amenities you would require for a short stay. Cosy and a great location for exploring the Fife Coastal path and surrounding villages. If you are foodies like we are it is also ideally situated around a five minute walk from Billy Boyter’s The Cellar Restaurant. We also enjoyed a night in cooking in the kitchen with local produce from Ardross Farm shop - kitchen well stocked with utensils for this. Easy to organise and Kirsten was really helpful with emails/details at appropriate times. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice little place

  • 5 of 5

We had a few relaxing days over the holiday period away from it all. Beautifully equipped place, every detail been thought of. Very high standards. Bathrobes, toiletries, BISCUITS. Really nice.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage, so clean, comfortable and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our three days in Smugglers Well cottage,would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A great little cottage with everything you could possibly need. It was extremely clean and comfortable with lots of little extras, the owners obviously go the extra mile to ensure their guests have an enjoyable stay. The wooden floors and enclosed outdoor area were great for our dog.

The shops and restaurants in Anstruther are only a 5 minute walk away, the Fife coastal path is right outside the front door! The streets are narrow and parking is limited so you may have to walk a short distance to the cottage, but that's not a big issue.

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Smuggler's Well and hope to return in the future. Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23.5 Miles
Nearest Train
16.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres

Close to East Neuk fishing villages such as Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans and Crail. Beautiful walks along the coastal path along with attractive golf courses, watersports and boat trips all on offer.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.