3 Castle Street
Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife
“A fringe of gold on a beggar’s mantle” is how James II of Scotland described the East Neuk of Fife with its burghs built around sheltered bays and surrounded by rich farmland. Anstruther is the largest of the East Neuk fishing harbours, full of character and crammed with narrow, winding streets. There’s plenty to do whether you want to walk or cycle, hire a boat to fish, play a round of golf or entertain the children with sandy beaches and outdoor activities like canoeing or abseiling. When you want to wind down Anstruther has plenty of quaint pubs, delightful tearooms and award-winning restaurants, including the best fish and chip shop in Scotland.
Anstruther itself has a delightful Fisheries Museum, recounting the East Neuk fishing past, a sailing club where you can hire tuition, an outdoor activities centre to try out abseiling, canoeing and archery and a golf course overlooking the sea. The Isle of May (a nature reserve and bird sanctuary) lies 6 miles off the Fife coast and you can take a ferry trip there from Anstruther. The East Neuk also has a strong arts and crafts tradition so you’ll find lots of galleries and workshops to enjoy.
Scotland’s Secret Bunker is close by - hidden beneath an innocent Scottish farmhouse, a tunnel leads to Scotland’s best kept secret for 40 years: 24,000 square feet of secret accommodation 100 feet underground. Had there been a nuclear war, this is where Scotland would have been governed from and it is now a very popular tourist attraction. Also worth a visit is the National Trust of Scotland property Kellie Castle, which dates back to the 14th century and boasts one of the loveliest gardens in Fife.
The beautiful East Neuk villages beckon you to explore and can be reached on foot along the Fife Coastal Path: Pittenweem with its still active fishing harbour, St Monans with one of the best seafood restaurants, Elie with a fabulous delicatessen, Blue Flag beach and watersports, and Crail with its quaint streets, tearooms and working pottery. You will certainly be ideally placed if you like golf! There are golf courses to test all abilities: Anstruther, Crail, Elie, Balbirnie Park, Kingsbarns, Scotscraid, Charleton, Lundin Links, Carmoustie (where the 2007 Open took place), all within half an hour. Of course there is the home of golf at St Andrews, just 15 minutes away: here you’ll find lots of golf courses, stunning beaches, a cathedral and a castle, a cinema and a theatre, an aquarium and Sea Life Centre as well as great shopping.
- Sleeps - 4 + cot
- Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
- Bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower and jacuzzi, 1 separate W/C
- TV, video/DVD/stereo
- Wood burning stove
- Travel cot and high chair available
- Secluded shared garden
- Residents' parkingSorry, no pets
- Short breaks welcome
- Fabulous views of the sea
- The property is in Anstruther
- Airport - Edinburgh – 1 hour (40 miles approx)
- Station - Leuchars – ˝ hour (12 miles)
- Pubs/restaurants - award-winning eateries nearby
- Golf - championship and links courses all around!
- Sailing, boat trips
- Outdoor Activities Centre - abseiling, canoeing and archery
- Fife Coastal Path
- Scotland's Secret Bunker
- Kellie Castle
- Galleries, museums and art festivals
- Glorious sandy beaches
For those with children, not only is there the aquarium and seal sanctuary at St Andrews and outdoor activities in Anstruther, there is also Craigtoun Country Park with its train and boats rides, adventure playgrounds and bouncy castles, as well as the Scottish Deer Centre at Cupar where children can feed the deer and watch falconry displays. The shoreline of the Firth of Forth is dotted with some of the finest beaches in Britain - these award winning sandy beaches have passed strict tests on access, facilities and health and safety.
There are several award winning restaurants nearby and these include The Cellar (3AA Rosettes) in Anstruther as well as its famous award-winning Fish and Chip shop, The Seafood Restaurant in St Monans (2 AA rosettes), The Peat Inn (3 AA Rosettes) and Sangsters in Elie (3AA rosettes). You are spoilt for choice about where to eat when staying in this fabulous self-catering accommodation in Fife!
This delightful top (2nd) floor flat has just been renovated (March 2009) to the highest standards with a bespoke fitted kitchen, new sage green carpets and painted with Farrow and Ball colours. Picture if you will, walking into an airy white hallway. On your right you walk into a delicious spacious main sitting room with two bay picture windows where you can look out onto the stunning views across the Firth of Forth and Anstruther harbour. This striking room has a wood burning stove, two comfortable sofas, a television with DVD and video and cushioned window seats so you can watch the sea and contemplate the light changing constantly. Back into the hallway, the next room on the right is the master bedroom, with a new and very pretty Laura Ashley, off white, painted, iron double bed with down duvet, chest of drawers, cupboard and dressing table with mirror. This is the room where you’ll go to sleep to the sound of the sea and wake up and watch the tide from the comfort of your bed. There is a W/C outside this bedroom before you reach the kitchen.
The kitchen is impressive: handmade, bespoke, beautiful, it will be equipped with all that you need. The rear of the flat boasts a white tiled bathroom with a shower and jacuzzi for those leisurely, hot soaks after those long walks. The twin back bedroom has two off-white iron single beds, ideal for two adults or children and cupboard space. Here too there is a washer/dryer. To top it all, the finishing touches to the flat are by an interior designer so all the cushions, window seats and blinds have been handmade using lovely materials so the overall feel is one of comfort and beauty.
Anstruther is an hour from Edinburgh, half an hour from Dundee and 15 minutes from St Andrews. The flat is situated on the sea front: the main road goes down the hill and you need to turn right onto the cobbled pedestrian street as the main drag continues to the left. You can park in this street as it’s for residents' use.
All linen (including extra beach towels), heating, light and firewood are included in the rental price.
Cost and availability.
This glorious top floor flat in Anstruther is rented out year round.
Change over day is Friday with check out by 10am, check in 4pm.
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Top Floor Flat, 3 Castle Street, Anstruther, KY10 3DD Scotland.