Self-catering holiday let for 6 near harbour, marina and beach.

A spacious spotlessly clean holiday house in a quiet cul-de-sac just 5 minutes from Anstruther harbour, marina and beach. In a perfect location for visiting towns and villages along the north east Fife coastline for walking, golf and seafood. The middle section of the Fife coastal path connects some of Scotland's most picturesque former fishing villages, Elie, St Monans, Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail as well as the home of golf St Andrews with its famous links golf course and ancient university.

Anstruther coastal holiday let

Waidslea, Anstruther, East Neuk Fishing Village, Fife, Scotland.

Waidslea is a modern, comfortable holiday let in Anstruther within easy reach of shops, pubs and bars, take aways, chip shops and restaurants including the Michelin star The Cellar in Anstruther itself and The Peat in near St Andrews. The house has the added bonus of off street parking and a courtyard garden and is perfect for couples, families with children or people travelling for business.

'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, all within easy reach. 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.

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  • The property is in Anstruther
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms – 3 (3 doubles)
  • Bathrooms – 2 (one shower room, one bathroom)
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Flat screen TV
  • Reliable wifi
  • Short breaks by arrangement
  • 1 dog welcome
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  • Edinburgh airport – 46 miles
  • Edinburgh – 50 miles
  • Perth – 40 miles
  • Dundee - 27 miles
  • St Andrews – 9 miles
  • Elie – 5 miles
  • Crail – 4 miles
  • Cambo Gardens – 7 miles
  • Falkland Palace – 25 miles
  • Deep Sea World – 37 miles
  • Pubs/restaurants - award-winning eateries nearby
  • Fife Coastal Path
  • Scotland's Secret Bunker
  • Isle of May Nature Reserve
    – by boat from Anstruther
  • East Neuk Outdoors Activity Centre – 2 miles
  • Sailing, boat trips
  • Golf galore, walking, cycling
  • Kellie Castle
  • Galleries, museums and art festivals
  • Glorious sandy beaches
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For those on holiday 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!


Waidslea is an extremely spacious, comfortable and well-appointed detached house in a quiet cul-de-sac. The self-catering accommodation is spread over two floors and there is a courtyard garden and off street parking.

The décor throughout is light and bright with mixture of contemporary and traditional furniture combining to make this a beautiful and welcoming home from home.

The ground floor has two very comfortable sitting rooms, a dining room and a conservatory with two sofas and a table and chairs. The separate kitchen is well equipped with lots of storage.

Upstairs there are 3 generous double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bedrooms have plenty of storage and have all been beautifully decorated with lovely painted furniture which give them a seaside feel and throws and cushions to add a finishing touch. All the beds are made up with good quality bedlinen adding to the overall feeling of comfort.


Anstruther is an hour from Edinburgh, half an hour from Dundee and 15 minutes from St Andrews.

What's included:

Heating and electricity are included in the rental price.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
The house has free off street parking for guests to enjoy.

Cost and availability:

Waidslea is available for holiday lets year round.
Short breaks by arrangement.

To book this supremely comfortable self-catering accommodation in Anstruther, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental rates.

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Waidslea, Anstruther, East Neuk Fife, KY10 3EZ, Scotland

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Rent a house in Anstruther - a fishing village close to the sea in Fife

Anstruther is made up of two settlements, Anstruther Easter and Anstruther Wester which are divided by a stream, the Dreel Burn. The town has a small harbour and marina and is the perfect base for visiting the wide variety of tourist attractions Fife has to offer.

Running between the Forth and Tay Estuaries, the Fife Coastal Path passes through the varied landscapes of Fife from golden beaches, nature reserves and woodland to industrial towns like Kirkcaldy and Leven.

This region of Scotland, known as the Kingdom of Fife, is steeped in history. Visit the final resting place of Robert the Bruce at Dunfermline Abbey or the favourite holiday destion of Mary Queen of Scots, Falkland Palace. At East Wemyss you will find the ruins of Macduff's Castle associated with the Macduff Earls of Fife, the most powerful family in Fife during the middle ages and nearby the pictish and prehistoric carvings in the Wemyss caves. You are spoilt for choice about where to eat when staying in this fabulous self-catering accommodation in Fife!

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