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BEACH HOUSE WALK, homely holiday home in Crail, Near St Andrews. Free bikes inc!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Crail, Nr.St Andrews, Fife, Scotland - Seaside Holidays In Crail, Near St Andrews Fife

Beach House Walk in Crail, near St Andrews – perfect for families, a romantic break, or a golfing holiday - five minutes walk to the beach.

You will feel right at home in our beautiful house and its fabulous location. The house is fresh and clean and immaculately maintained, with lots of little touches to make you feel very welcome. It has two comfortable bedrooms, a well-appointed kitchen and a modern bathroom. A sunny, well-maintained garden at the rear of the house gives a private, outdoor space for fun or relaxation, and our private off-road parking means a hassle-free stay.

The location could not be better – open the garden gate, and a five minute walk down the path takes you to Roome Bay Beach where you can stroll on the gorgeous, unspoilt sands and the acclaimed Fife Coastal Path which offers breathtaking scenery.

Or take the short walk into Crail. This pretty, historic fishing village with its cobbled streets and its quaint harbour has a surprising treasure trove in the way of shops (including an award-winning butcher and an independent bakery) and restaurants where you can experience the finest, freshest Scottish seafood, and a variety of shops you won’t see on the average High Street.

If you’re a golfer, you’ll be delighted to know that Beach House Walk is just eight miles away from St Andrews, the home of golf. There you’ll find the largest public golf complex in Europe, with another 17 golf courses to choose from, all within a 15 minute drive. The regular bus service (just walk out the house, stick your hand out and he’ll stop!) Or go in the opposite direction and explore other charming East Neuk fishing villages – all from your own door step.

If you want to explore further afield, the city of Perth, Dundee and the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh can all be reached within an hour’s drive.

Some days you just want to chill at home, and for those days Beach House Walk offers an enclosed garden at the rear – with that enticing gate tempting you down the path to the beach. There’s a barbecue, and garden furniture, and views over the fields. Sit in the garden with a glass of something nice while dinner cooks and feel your cares just drop away. And everywhere there is the scent and sound of the sea and the fresh, Fife air.

You’ll find yourself relaxing the minute you get here.

Beach House Walk has eight bicycles, beach toys, wellies and fishing nets which you are very welcome to use at no extra charge.

More Details

Kirsty Weir
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Kirsty Weir

Kirsty Weir is an experienced consultant working actively in the Hospitality Sector for over 25 years.

I have holidayed in the East Neuk of Fife for over 40 years, my ancestors are from Kingsbarns. I have very many happy memories of my holidays here and being a mum with 3 boys I have had lots of fun holidaying with my boys and showing them all the wonderful sights and places that Fife has to offer. I have also worked with Fife Council and worked with the many business and companies in the area.

I have recently purchased Beach House Walk 2014 and have completely refurbished it to a modern and comfortable standard for my family and guests to enjoy.

Kirsty Weir purchased this house in 2015

Why Kirsty Weir chose Crail

I have a love of the East Neuk of Fife after spending many family holidays as a child in Kingsbarns, and Crail. I enjoy going to the beach with my 3 boys and I loves the location of the house as everything you need for a self catering holiday is within 2 minutes which is a necessity for busy families wanting to get away from it all.

What makes this house unique

There is a path behind the house where the children can walk safely to the beach without having to dodge traffic and roads.

The house is situated in a quiet residential street and the rear of the property overlooks fields and countryside.

The spacious back garden is fully enclosed and is a nice private space to unwind. 4 adult bikes and 4 children bikes with helmets to enjoy cycling in the area. There is a lovely summer house looking towards the sea where you can relax, have a drink or leisurely read a book.

Discounted rates to use the Fairmont Hotel Spa (5 star hotel) less than 10 minutes away from Beach House Walk.

World Host Recognised

Free Bike Hire included

Free Wifi

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have had a fab time here, the house is so homely with a perfect location. Ideal for walking to beach and local shops, highly recommend the Golf Hotel for dinner, 5 mins walk and bus stops to St Andrews right outside the house, just stick your hand out!!

" Thanks for the lovely clean home, we thoroughly enjoyed our few days here, mainly visiting relatives, we would love to return at a later date!

"Had a lovely few days in your cosy home".Everything we needed here. Lovely to be s close to the beach, left outside front door and down to bottom of houses, through shortcut and voila!!"
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crail in Fife

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Family Bathroom with bath /shower over, sink and toilet www.beachhousewalk.com
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double Bed overlooking the front of the house Bedroom 2 - Twin room overlooking the back of the property onto open fields and countryside www.beachhousewalk.com
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The bedrooms are located on the upper floor Outside: The is a front and rear garden. The garden to the rear is fully enclosed, with garden gate leading to the Beach = 5 mins. BBQ, Wooden patio garden furniture, with parasol. 8 bikes of various sizes form adult to children included in price, bike helmets. Children's outdoor toys. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels and beach towels are supplied. The property is cleaned ready for you arrival and on your departure. Welcome hampers can be organised in advance also flowers. Homemade meals can be ordered in advance for day of arrival.


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BEACH HOUSE WALK, homely holiday home in Crail, Near St Andrews. Free bikes inc!
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 24 reviews

Spectacular place in Crail

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a lovely holiday at Beach House Cottage. It was home to home. Kirsty, covered all amenities in the house. The decor gave comfortable feeling. The views were stunning looking over the fields and only 5 min short walk to the beach. We highly recommend Beach House Cottage especially to those with families.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Malika and family, Thank you so much for the super review and we are so delighted that you had a great holiday at Beach House Walk. We find the whole area so peaceful and we love spending time there. Hope you and your family will come back one day. Best Wishes Kirsty and family
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Weekend Break

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location with stunning views and enjoyable pleasant walks. The property was spotlessly clean with all amenities and within a quiet residential area. There were nice welcoming touches to make you feel that wee bit extra was done to ensure a relaxing stay. We would recommend and have no hesitation in saying the Owner provided great customer service. It is a short walk to the village centre and harbour with ample eateries and things to do.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John and Catherine, Delighted that you had a lovely stay at Beach House Walk. As you say it is a lovely part of the world to stay with for a short break or a longer holiday. We do hope that you had good weather and that you will come back again one day. You are always welcome! Haste ye back Kirsty and family
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Very comfortable seaside home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this pleasant home away from home after dropping our daughter off at St. Andrews University. It was our first visit to the area, and we thought the location was perfect for enjoying the coastal trail, golfing , and quick visits into St. Andrews and surrounding attractions.

Thank you, Kirsty, for preparing the home so well for our stay, for the gifts, for your help when we had questions. We plan to visit frequently over the next 4 years, and hope to return to Beach House Walk!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eileen, Thank you so much for the super review, we are delighted that you had a lovely stay and got your daughter settled into her new life at St Andrews University. We would love to have you back with us for another stay. Best Wishes Kirsty and family
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Perfect getaway home in a seaside town

  • 5 of 5

Adorable home in the quaint seaside town of Crail. 15-20 min from St Andrews and 5 minutes from Kingsbarns! Lovely property with all the amenties make you feel at home!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Missy, Thank you so much for the super review, so pleased that you and the rest of the party enjoyed the house and the wonderful part of the world. I do hope that you will come back again one day. Haste ye back! Best Wishes Kirsty and family
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Relaxing and comforting

  • 5 of 5

Visited with my parents who were over from Australia (mum from England and dad from Scotland originally). We came to Crail as it has a family connection as my grandfather grew up here.

The Beach House was a perfect location to stay for a few days. Great facilities and close proximity through the back gate down to the sea and beach. The wonderful personal touches with a postcard welcoming us and little treats were most welcoming. Was clean and very well maintained. Instructions on how to turn on the heating, bins etc were very clear. We took advantage of the bikes and did some short rides around the area.

Crail is a beautiful part of the Fife Coast to visit - tranquil and cosy feel for a village. Unfortunately we missed out on the Lobster Hut being open as a bit too early and we were there during the week. We did get fresh dressed crab from one the local shops which was delicious. We had wonderful food at the Golf Hotel and local fish and chip shop. A must visit is too Crail Pottery.

The Beach House is a perfect location to explore the surrounding towns and villages and a welcome escape from those busy places. We visited St Andrews, the Secret bunker (well worth it), Kingsbarn Distillery (they will have their first whiskey next year) and they are also building a gin distillery on site. A wonderful revival of an old building. Pittenweem was pretty to visit as well. It was quite chilly the first couple of days but the sun did come out and did a part of the coastal path.

I would definitely revisit Crail even if no family connection and use the Beach House as my base.

Thank you Kirsty.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Claire, Thank you so much for the super review. We are delighted that you had such a good and relaxing stay at Beach House Walk. There is so much to do in the area rain or sunshine and it is in our opinion a magical part of the world which I am sure you will agree! Hope that you come back one day. Haste ye back Kirsty and family
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Great house, spotless, well presented.

  • 4 of 5

The house is great. Spotless and very well presented, with a nautical/beach theme throughout and it had everything that our family needed, including games to play for all the family, a wee dram on the shelf, a basket of other goodies including a bottle of locally brewed real ale and cupboards stocked with tea & coffee so you didn't need to worry about bringing your own. Cheers Kirsty.

The location is ideal and only a short walk to the beach and the village where there is a couple of decent pubs/hotels to have a drink and a bite to eat.

Lot's to do and see in the area. We were there to visit St Andrew's and the university with our daughter but we also visited The Secret Bunker, which is literally on the doorstep and really interesting, even our tenage kids liked it, Tentsmuir where we saw seals bobbing about in the sea and Kingsbarns beach is fabulous for the rock pools and the Inn at Kingsbarns does really good food too.

Kirsty was so helpful from the initial booking, through to our arrival and then our actual stay at the house. We really appreciated the initial phone call when she called and explained all about the local area and where everything was and what we could do.

Should our daughter pick St Andrew's University or we come back to visit for any other reason, this is a house we would come back to stay at.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andy and family, Thank you so much for the wonderful review on Beach House Walk in the wonderful Royal Burgh of Crail. We do try to make our guests stay as memorable and relaxing as we can as we know as a family how much we look forward to our holidays and finding a home from home that will suit everybody. I am sure you will agree the East Neuk of Fife is a memorable place and we wish your daughter all the very best in securing a place in a University whether it be St Andrews or somewhere else, you will always be welcome back at Beach House Walk! Haste ye Back! Best Wishes Kirsty and family
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Kilometres
Balcomie Links Hotel
Nearest Ferry
177 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Crail Golfing Society
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Balcomie Links Hotel
Nearest Beach
400 Kilometres
Roome Bay
Car: recommended


5 minute walk to beach from house. On Fife Coastal Path (www.fifecoastalpath.com)


Nearest airport with frequent flights is Edinburgh, approx 50 miles from Crail. Public transport to Crail by means of the hourly Stagecoach Service 95 from Leven/ St Andrews. The bus stop is 500 metres from the house. Stick your hand outside front doo of Beach House Walk and bus stops nd can take you to St Andrews 20 miniutes or other East Neuk Fishing villages, Anstruther, Pittenweem, Elie, St Monans.

The Nearest train Station at Leuchars which is 16 miles

Good cycle ways around Fife, but use of a car recommended to make most of your trip to Crail.


St Andrews 6 miles

Dundee 25 miles

Edinburgh 53 miles

Stirling 64

Perth 45 miles

Glasgow 84 miles

Aberdeen 88 miles

Inverness 160 miles

Further Details:

Co-op Supermarket, Bakery, Pharmacy, Butcher, Post Office, Fish and Chip Shop, General Convenience Store, Bank (cash line), Wholefood Shop, Greengrocer, Fish Van on a Saturday in village, Art Gallery, Coffee Shops, Hairdresser

Golf Club, Bowling Club, Tennis Courts, Information Office, Golf Course,Car Boot Sale, Drag Racing at nearby airfield


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crail, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Scottish Spring 2018
17 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Sentimental Summers 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Adventures 2018
11 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
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:
Deposit of £100 to be paid n confirmation of booking.
Final balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Check out 10am
Check in 4pm

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Notes on prices:
the prices are quoted to rent house with a max of 4 guests.

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.
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