Pittenweem, near Anstruthe
Property ID UKGBUK5427
7 night Price
St Andrews is positioned right on the harbour in Pittenweem, the most active of the fishing ports in the East Neuk of Fife, and boasts stunning sea views across the Firth of Forth to the Bass Rock and Isle of May.
The location of this lovely cottage is sublime. A quintessential fisherman’s cottage, the property has been restored to provide luxury, contemporary and tastefully furnished, self-catering accommodation yet still maintaining some of the character within a unique setting. There has been a fisherman’s cottage on this location since the 16th-century and the original building fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1908 and not rebuilt until 1918 after the Great War. The family who built the new fisherman’s cottage were from St Andrews, hence the name. The old hooks where the fishing nets were hung to dry are still on the wall in the back garden, which is now a sunny courtyard and ideal for enjoying the summer sun with a glass of wine. The old wash house still has the old sink and is great for cleaning sports equipment or rinsing the sand off your buckets and spades. Within the cottage you will find it is beautifully presented with much thought, care and attention to the finer details. Both spacious double bedrooms are en-suite, and on the ground floor there is also a large storage cupboard to store your golf equipment. The open plan living space on the first floor captures the amazing sea views to enable guests to enjoy watching the fishing boats entering and leaving the picturesque harbour, and the fish market in the morning where the local fishermen sell their catch. If fish is on your menu you can purchase freshly caught fish and prepare that special meal in the well-equipped kitchen.
From your front door you can walk to the local inn, fish and chip shop, restaurants, chocolate shop and café, local bakers shop and an interesting array of artist galleries. Explore the quaint lanes and wynds of this historic fishing village and find St Fillan’s cave in Cove Wynd, which was used as a chapel by St Fillan in the 700s. Pittenweem Arts Festival held at the beginning of August is a very popular event. The Fife Coastal Path passes through the village and is ideal for exploring the coast on foot to picturesque fishing villages and beautiful sandy beaches and coves. This area is famous for golf and St Andrews with its championship courses is within 10 miles, as are more than twenty other local courses so you will be spoilt for choice. With historic buildings, whisky distillery, museums and visitor attractions and boat trips to the Isle of May to see the wild birds, St Andrews in Pittenweem is the perfect location for all ages to explore this area of Fife. Edinburgh 45 miles. Perth 40 miles. Dundee 23 miles. Beach 120 yards. Shop 300 yards, pub 50 yards, restaurant 10 yards.
Read more on the property description
In a lovely harbour location, this luxury cottage offers wonderful accommodation for exploring the East Neuk of Fife.
Step to entrance.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 42’’ Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, CD player and surround sound system.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.
Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a step in the courtyard.
Bike Store – Pub Within 1 Mile – Coastal Within 1 Mile – Sea View – Wifi – Pets Not Allowed – Golf Nearby