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Exceptional 2 Bedroom Flat with Spectacular Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Anstruther, Nr Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland - Peaceful Location on the Seafront in the Picturesque Fishing Village of Anstruther

Situated in Anstruther's conservation area, this delightful Georgian top (2nd) floor flat has been renovated to the highest standards with bespoke kitchen, wood burning stove and bay picture windows where you can look out onto the stunning views across the Firth of Forth.

All that separates you from the sea is a cobbled walkway (no through traffic) and an old sea wall so you can fall asleep at night to the sound of the lapping waves and wake up to watch the tide from the comfort of your bed.

The flat is ideally situated in the centre of Anstruther with all amenities on your doorstep.

Perfect holidaying for those who enjoy golf, walking, cycling, birdwatching, sailing and going to the beach. Ideal for both families or romantic breaks. St Andrews (10 miles) and Edinburgh (1 hour) are both within easy reach.

More Details

Jane Cox
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Jane Cox

We're a family of 4 and we own Glendoick garden centre in Perthshire. Ken writes books on horticulture while Jane retired from the world of London publishing to help run the family business. We have two boys, Jamie and Finn.

Jane Cox purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Jane Cox chose Anstruther

When I came to Scotland and discovered the East Neuk, it was like discovering a wonderful secret. I imagine this is what Devon and Cornwall must have been like 50 years ago: full of character, unspoilt, and just beautiful...

What makes this apartment unique

Quite frankly, the best sea view you could ever wish for. What's so special about it is that it changes all the time, with the tides, the weather, the just can't beat it.

When it's cold, there's a pretty wood-burning stove to warm yourselves. When it's warm, you can just open the windows and smell the sea.

The owner is a keen art collector and she has furnished the flat as if it were her own home with unique art and bespoke pieces she has collected over the years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely week in Anstruther thank you. The flat was perfect you had done to a very high standard and very good taste; it was also in a great location. I loved the furnishings and sitting in the window seats in the evening with a glass of wine looking out to sea. We will definitely recommend it to others and hope to return again another year. Emma Gordon

You've thought of everything: I loved sitting on those window seats and looking out and listening to the sea. It was like home from home. Angie Sands.

Everything needed was there, lovely touches with the decor (I've been a contract interior designer all my working life, so take that as the highest praise!) and it felt like home. The first morning we were there and I awoke, snuggled under the duvet, to the sound of the sea with the pale winter sunlight filtering through the blind into this pretty white room - had I died in the night and gone to heaven? It was bliss. Anne McIntosh.
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Anstruther in Fife

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and sea view. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Cot available and double sofa bed on request (additional charge)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Ideal accommodation for friends, couples or family. You can even watch the children play on the beach from the comfort of the flat. There are books, maps, jigsaws and games. Outside: There is a shared, quiet secluded patio garden with seating. Utility Room: Washer/dryer. Washing line in the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Other: The owner is a keen collector of art so the walls are decorated with local seascapes and contemporary art.


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Exceptional 2 Bedroom Flat with Spectacular Sea Views
average rating of 4.740741 based on 28 reviews

Amazing views

  • 4 of 5

This flat had everything we needed. We had a lovely relaxing three days on the Fife coast and found Anstruther to be delightful. We were a little unsure at first as the exterior of the building a a bit weather-worn, the entrance hall and stairs are dark and gloomy and the carpets looked a bit shabby. However once we saw past what were really superficial things we found the flat to be very cosy and warm. The bathroom and separate toilet all worked well and were clean. The kitchen suited our needs perfectly and the bedroom and lounge had the most amazing view which we sat and looked at rather a lot. The town had pubs, restaurants & fish and chip shops a plenty. Walking in either direction along the coast was great and we had a thoroughly enjoyable day out in St Andrews. All in all a wonderful time and we would happily come again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous flat, spotlessl and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay in this gorgeous flat. Was spotlessly clean, every convenience you could hope for including a lovely coal/wood burner. Overlooking the beach and steps away from bars and restaurants. We spent a lovely weekend here but equally good for a longer stay.

Definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Iain, for your lovely review. Jane Cox
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Fabulous getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thus was a really fabulous find! Excellent accommodation and a breathtaking view coupled with a central position made this a really outstanding stay!

We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, James for your lovely review. Hope to see you back soon. Jane Cox
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Great location, great flat!

  • 4 of 5

Great flat, amazing views. Everything we needed for a friends weekend catch-up! We will be back,

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Heather, for your lovely review. Come back soon! Best wishes, Jane
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Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Simply wonderful, a view that you would never tire of, who needs a television. Well equipped and very comfortable,. Miss the sound of the sea already. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your lovely review. So glad to hear you loved the view and sound of the sea. Come back soon! Best wishes, Jane Cox.
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Fantastic stay for my daughters 18th birthday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time here, views from flat are amazing and so close to all the pubs and restaurants, flat has everything you need for a lovely stay in anstruther and loads of room too, absolutely loved it :-)

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Garry, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad you had a good time for such an important occasion. Jane Cox
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Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Metres
Anstruther to Isle of May
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Anstruther Golf course
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
The Waterfront
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Anstruther Beach
Car: recommended


Spitting distance to the beach in front of the flat. It's so close, the waves occasionally hit the house! There are many outstanding beaches along the Fife Coastal Path at Pittenweem, Elie, Kingsbarns and St Andrews. Also close by is Tentsmuir Forest (15 miles) with stunning sand dunes, resident seals and a forest where you can ride bikes and horses.


St Andrews - 10 miles (10 minutes).

Edinburgh Airport - 50 miles (1 hour).

Dundee - 20 miles (1/2 hour).

Leuchars train station - 20 minutes by car.

Car is recommended to fully explore the area though local bus transport (to take after a long walk) is excellent.


You are in Anstruther with all amenities within easy walking distance (shops, restaurants, library, museum, harbour etc).

Further Details:

Anstruther is famous for its fish and chips and there are two excellent chippies, an award winning fine dining restaurant and some delightful pubs with good grub.

A local supermarket is 5 minute walk away while there is a deli, baker, fishmonger and butcher as well as cafes within a 1-2 minute walk.

Anstruther has a delightful museum, The Scottish Fisheries Museum, recounting the East Neuk's fishing past.

A ferry ride will take you to the bird watcher's paradise of the Isle of May or you can go fishing, sea kayaking or yachting along the coastline. National Trust properties include the wonderful Kellie Castle and its beautiful garden. And then there's the Secret Bunker, an eccentric warren of rooms 100 feet underground where Scotland would have been governed in the event of a nuclear war.

The other fishing villages in the East Neuk - Elie, St Monan's, Pittenweem, Crail can all be accessed by walking along the Fife Coastal path. These are all delightful, each offering different cafes, to take a well-earned rest. St Andrews - 10 minutes away by car - boasts a ruined abbey, a castle, the oldest university in Britain, great shopping, Italian ice cream, a thriving theatre, two stunning beaches, golf to die for, an aquarium, botanic garden and some really excellent restaurants and cafes. One of the best towns to walk around.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £70

SPECIAL WEEKEND RATE: £250.00 from Friday 4pm to Sunday 6pm out of high season.
Friday is changeover day.
Departure is at 10am and arrival at 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
A further tarriff of £50 will be applicable if more than 4 people are renting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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