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Beautiful Holiday Home by the Sea, 2 Minutes Walk to Beaches



Updated: 30-Sep-2016
House in Anstruther, Nr. Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland - Perfect for Family Beach Holidays, Golf Breaks and Walking, Ideal Place to Relax and Unwind

23 Crail Road is a beautiful holiday home, located within a small courtyard development, and has been tastefully equipped throughout to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. The house is ideally situated, just 2 minutes walk from the charming seafront and harbour of Anstruther, with its range of shops and restaurants (including Britain's best chippy!). Visitors can also take boat trips to the Isle of May and visit the Scottish Fisheries Museum. The other pretty East Neuk villages of Crail, Pittenweem and St Monans are all just minutes away by car. There are several outstanding beaches nearby and fabulous golf courses are also within easy reach. The house is also perfectly located for those wishing to walk parts of the Fife Coastal Path. St Andrews has much to offer visitors to the area, and is a short drive away. For those wishing to venture slightly further afield, Dundee and Edinburgh are within easy reach and are also accessible by public transport.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a super time- lovely house.

August 2013

We've had a lovely time exploring the area - especially the golf courses and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the 'cottage'.

July 2013

This has been our second stay in this lovely house, we we lucky to have fantastic weather throughout the week. We hope to return next year.

July 2013

Thank you for such a lovely stay in a perfect little house and location!

May 2013
Mar 2009
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic family home in beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the second time for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The house is ideally located very close to all the amenities of Anstruther, which is a friendly, and picturesque village.

The house was exceptionally clean and well-equipped, with comfortable beds and plenty of space for at least 4 people. There are 2 good-sized en-suite bathrooms for the two bedrooms, which are situated on the ground floor and second floor. The living room and kitchen on the first floor are well-furnished with everything you are likely to need for a comfortable stay. There is ample parking in the courtyard, as well as in the public car park close by.

In the local area we have visited St Andrews, the neighbouring villages of Crail, Elie, Pittenweem and Cellardyke and attractions such as The Cheese Factory, as well as walking in both directions along the Five Coastal Path. Anstruther itself has several welcoming restaurants and pubs, a thriving harbour, a small beach, tennis courts, a kids' playground and some interesting gift shops. It's a lovely place to wander around with a stop for a drink, sitting outside one of the establishments overlooking the harbour.

Overall we have had an excellent holiday on both occasions staying at Crail Road. I would highly recommend this house to anyone considering staying in Anstruther.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in Anstruther

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house over three floors. It is well equipped and very comfortable. My two boys loved having their own ensuite shower room. The play park is excellent and only a few minutes walk. The seafront in Anstruther is also only a few minutes walk and has some great places to eat out. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Activity and Interests


There are several outstanding beaches in the area:

Kingsbarns (7 miles) – a blue flag beach with lots of interesting rock pools.

Tentsmuir Forest (16 miles) – quite spectacular. A large nature reserve where the forest goes right to the beach. On the north side of the beach are seal colonies.

Elie (5 miles) – a wide flat beach on which cricket is played on summer Sundays.

St Andrews (9 miles) has 2 good beaches, East and West Sands.

Anstruther beach is good to explore at low tide.


Anstruther is easily reached by road and is just over an hour's drive from Edinburgh. Several cheap airlines including Flybe, Easyjet and BMIbaby fly to Edinburgh from UK cities, as well as major airlines such as BA and BMI. There are several car hire companies in Edinburgh airport. You can also get there by bus, there is a regular service from Edinburgh. Car is recommended.

Further Details:

In Anstruther itself, visit the Scottish Fisheries Museum, or take a boat trip out to the isle of May. Enjoy the local beaches, take time out at one of the many excellent seafront cafes, stroll round the harbour or take a walk along the coastal path. There is a golf course 10 minutes walk away, a children's playground and tennis courts just next to the house.

It's worth a trip to some of the other East Neuk villages, particularly Pittenweem, which still has a fishing fleet and a fish market during the week. During August the village hosts an excellent Arts Festival. Also Crail and St Monans are worth a visit.

St Andrews is a beautiful university town with much history and excellent cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. For kids, the best beach is the West Sands which is right alongside the Old Course. The aquarium is very good and a great rainy-day option. There is also a good swimming pool at the East Sands Leisure Centre. St Andrews Botanic gardens are lovely on a nice day.

For watersports enthusiasts, or beginners, there is a good watersports centre in Elie. Other places of interest include Kellie Castle, Falkland Palace, Cambo House. St Andrews Castle and Cathedral, The Secret Bunker.

There are several shops in Anstruther including a large Co-op supermarket, butcher, baker, fishmonger, post office and 2 banks. There are several good cafes and restaurants, and a couple for good pubs. We provide full information on these nearer to your stay.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 6
4 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is taken at time of booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks before your stay begins. For stays starting within 8 weeks of the date of booking, the full amount is payable upon booking. A £100 security deposit is also required, which is refunded upon return of keys and a satisfactory check of the house. Cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays preferred in Summer. Flexible changeover at other times. Arrival 4pm, departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds and based on up to 5 people staying. Additional guests will incur a charge of £15 per person per week.
Payment accepted by bank transfer, cheque or Paypal (please note that paypal payments may be subject to a surcharge of up to 5% to cover fees).

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathrooms to both bedrooms, both with shower. Additional separate wc on the ground floor.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has twin beds, with an additional pull-out single bed. Bedroom 2 on the second floor has a double bed. Both rooms benefit from en-suite bathrooms. Futon in living room may be used if required but maximum occupancy is 5


  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Entrance hall has cupboard for storage of coats, beach equipment etc. There is a range of books for both adults and children which you are welcome to use, as well as a small selection of children's DVDs and puzzles/games. Sorry but we cannot accept pets and the house is strictly non-smoking. Outside: Courtyard area to the front of the house, with private parking space. For those with young children, there is a public play park just 2 minutes walk from the house, also tennis courts. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beds are made up for your arrival and towels are provided. For stays of 2 weeks or more, a towel and bedding change will be offered weekly.

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