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Stylish fisherman's cottage in heart of pretty harbour village, pet-friendly.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Two bedroom cottage in St Monans, Fife, Scotland - ideally located for coastal walks, golf and foodie activities.

The East Neuk of Fife stretches from St Andrews down a coastline peppered with small villages, full of character, which face across The Firth of Forth to East Lothian on the opposite side. A jumble of quaint colourful houses lead down narrow winding streets to line the harbours and rocky shores and their distinctive crow-stepped gables, fore stairs and red pantiles preserve the impression of their time as fishing villages that were totally dedicated to the sea. St Monans itself became one of Scotland's busiest fishing ports for many years but, from the mid 1800's the fleet dwindled and the village had to rely less on fishing and more on its heritage, capitalising on its preserved architecture and waterfront (that is still very much a working harbour today). The Neuk has an open plan living/dining/kitchen on the ground floor. Stairs lead to the shower-room and bedroom. The top floor provides the 2nd bedroom. The cottage is set back from the road providing an outdoor space for sitting.


Property Manager
Steven Mitchell
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The location in St Monans is excellent - just around the corner from the harbour and along the road from the village shop. The village itself is sort of central on the coast line allowing you to visit the other villages in Fife. i think it is prettiest and most unspoiled of all the villages. The layout of the house is good and the furniture and art works are quirky and interesting. Kitchen had everything you could possibly need. I found the bed to be very comfortable and had great sleeps when there. All in all a great place to have a holiday.
Jul 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Monans in Fife

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Located on the first floor, the contemporary shower-room has a double-sized cubicle and power-shower with trough hand basin, loo and large heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The kingsize bedroom on the first floor is situated adjacent to the bathroom and at the rear of the property. The twin bedroom, on the attic floor is accessed by its own enclosed staircase with a large dormer window located to the front of the property.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Utility Room: A clothes rack, iron and ironing board are all available for use.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Stylish fisherman's cottage in heart of pretty harbour village, pet-friendly.
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 42 reviews
5

Charming cottage just a stone throw from St Monans harbour

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything you could ask for, decor was lovely and comfortable. Bed was unbelievable we had a great nights sleep! Unfortunately the weather was not great so lit the fire one night and enjoyed a glass of wine in front of the fire, which was really cosy. Everything was supplied! You name it the cottage had it, even had a flask to pack a picnic and an umbrella which came in handy for the scenic walk along the beach and to the windmill. We travelled from Ireland and found St. Monans a great location, very central to explore the isle of fife.

Steven was very helpful recommending some lovely restaurants for us, dressed crabs from the east pier is a must.

We loved the cottage and St Monans and hopefully will return again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Lovely well appointed cottage in great location. Very comfortable and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic week in St Monans. Lovely walks along the coastal paths between the beautiful villages in the East Neuk. Lots to see and do locally and we were very lucky with the weather. Will definitely go back for a relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Lovely cottage in picturesque St Monans

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a very enjoyable stay. We loved the quirkiness of the cottage, it was clean, nicely decorated, had everything you need, along with comfy beds. Great communication with Steven, the owner.

The cottage is ideally situated with the harbour, sea views and lovely coastal walks all on your doorstep. It is also a great base to go and explore the rest of east neuk, Anstruther and St Andrews are both worth a visit. For a relaxing stay, it is highly recommended. Looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely cosy and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful long weekend in a charming cottage in St Monans. Would highly recommend this property. Well equipped,comfortable and ideally situated near the harbour If you are looking for a place to spend a few days this is the place. Excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage - a perfect base for exploring the East Neuk. We'd love to go back!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Perfect jewel in the East Neuk

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully stylish and quirky cottage, complete with everything you would need for a short stay in this fabulous part of Scotland. The location is idyllic; very quiet and seconds away from the harbour and coastal walks, plus an excellent cafe serving superbly scrummy cakes and ice-cream across the way. We had fabulous weather and spent our mornings sipping coffee down at the harbour watching the boats and taking in the fresh air. The Neuk is very comfortable and spotless with sumptuously plush bedding and towels, perfect after a day's exploring the East Neuk and a climb up the local windmill. Steven really has thought of everything - absolutely faultless. We couldn't have wished for a more relaxing and friendly environment - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ely
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Kirkaldy
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
East Pier Smokehouse
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Ely
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The harbour is a one minute walk from the property and rocky beaches 5 minutes walk away. A large sandy beach is 2 miles from the cottage in Elie, you can walk there easily along the coastal path or drive in 5 minutes.

Travel:

Edinburgh Airport is 35 miles away and Kirkaldy train station is 20 miles away with regular trains to Edinburgh, St Andrews and beyond.

Distances:

St Andrews 12 miles. Edinburgh 45 miles. Perth 40 miles.

Further Details:

There is a great shop and Post Office 100 yards from the cottage, open 6am till 8pm daily and 6pm Sunday, providing local baked goods, newspapers, wine and great smoked fish amongst everything else you could possibly need.

There are two very good restaurants in the village - both serve locally caught fish. The East Pier Smokehouse opens seasonally and is amazing - James smokes his own fish and then serves it and dressed crab, mackerel and lobster with chips and salad in a box! For more formal dining 16 West End is an award-winning fish restaurant with chef Craig Millar in charge.

There is a pub in the village called the Mayview and other good pubs can be found locally. Elie has a great bake-shop and deli 2 miles away. One mile away there is a farm shop called Ardross selling vegetables and organic meat. Anstruther 5 miles away has a large Co-op supermarket (open 6am till 11pm daily) and many more local shops, pubs and restaurants including The Cellar, which now has a Michelin star.

Behind the cottage East Neuk Shellfish sell every shellfish you can imagine - daily availability is what the boats provide but Ronan will let you know what's on offer and is more than happy to deal with holidaymakers and trade customers alike.

There are tennis courts 2 miles away and an open air sea pool on the coast for the brave! Bikes and windsurfing kit can be hired in Elie.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Monans, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Changeover Day:
Arrival 3pm and departure 10am. We are flexible about the changeover day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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