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

Bedrooms 2
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

The cottage was beautifully equipped and laid out, cosy and stylish in equal measure. The location in the village is ideal as its position on the Fife coast. We had a lovely quiet and relaxing holiday and would definitely use this cottage again in the future.
Apr 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Monans in Fife

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Utility Room: A clothes rack, iron and ironing board are all available for use.


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

First rate! Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well equipped. Grocery store across the street. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely fisherman's cottage with modern vintage touches & well equipped in the heart of St Monans

  • 4 of 5

Had an enjoyable stay in this lovely fisherman's cottage in the heart of St Monans in the East Neuk with the harbour around the corner, a gorgeous cafe across the road serving coffees and ice-creams and a shop/post office 100 yards away. The cottage was very well equipped and done out with some modern vintage touches, even though it is an old property, which we like. Steven recommended some places to eat and we especially liked the Smokehouse (yum) and Pittenweem fish and chips! Would recommend this lovely cottage for a peaceful stay with facilities on your doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Helensburgh Scotland

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: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
East Pier Smokehouse
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended


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.


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


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.


Prices & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.