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Perfect Seaside Retreat in Small Coastal Town Near St Andrews

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Last updated: 01/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Anstruther house description

Anstruther is a small coastal town in the East Neuk (east corner) of Fife, Scotland, just 10 miles from St Andrews. Oceanside is close to the sea and has been newly renovated. It is a 3 storey house with a lovely master bedroom and en-suite on the top floor and a double bedroom and bunk bed room sharing a spacious bathroom on the middle floor. On the ground floor there is a lounge, dining room, kitchen, shower room and enclosed outdoor courtyard.

The house, Oceanside, lies half way between the historic harbour of Cellardyke and the larger harbour of Anstruther and is about 100 metres from the coast, so it's a real seaside retreat. And for a change of scene, there are lots of lovely other small seaside villages or beaches near Anstruther such as Elie, Earlsferry, St. Monans, Pittenweem, Crail and Kingsbarns.

Anstruther is home to Scotland's most famous Fish Bar, which has won lots of prizes and is a must visit if you like fish and chips! If you are looking for a quiet place to unwind and shut out the world, this is the place for you. However, if you are looking for a home base from which to explore Scotland, then this is also the place for you!

St Andrews:
10 miles away in St Andrews, you can visit the majestic ruins of the 11th century Cathedral and Castle, the University Museum, Botanic Gardens, Cambo Estate Gardens, St Andrews Aquarium and the delightful beaches of West Sands and East Sands.

Golf:
If you like golf then you are in for a treat: there are 45 golf courses in the Fife peninsula. As well as the famous Old Course in St Andrews, there are also 10 other golf courses in the town. Even closer to Oceanside are many other excellent courses including the Anstruther Golf Course, Craighead Links Golf Course, Crail Balcomie Links and also Kingsbarns featured in October 2012 in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Walk:
Oceanside is just off the Fife Coastal Path - a 117 mile trail from the Forth Estuary in the south to the Tay Estuary in the north. The path goes past wildlife reserves, rugged cliffs, along award winning beaches, through small fishing villages and former coal mining towns. It's very easy to walk small sections of this and then catch the bus home, which drops you off just round the corner!

Explore:
There are several National Trust Scotland properties you can explore nearby including Kellie Castle with its beautiful garden and the 16th century Falkland Palace, a former royal palace of the Scottish Kings, with extensive gardens and the tennis court built in 1539.

Scotland's Secret Bunker is 10 minutes away, Craigtoun Country Park is 30 minutes away, the Scottish Deer Centre is 40 minutes away and Fife Animal Park is 50 minutes away. There are also Cairnie Fruit Farm and Maze in Cupar about 30 minutes away and a Cheese Farm near to Anstruther.

On the water:
Between April and October, you can take a boat trip from Anstruther to the Isle of May, a National Nature Reserve. Over 200,000 sea birds of many species nest on the island - Puffins, Guillemots, Cormorants, Tern, Gull and others. You can also see Grey Seals and Harbour Seals and might spot the occasional whale.

Edinburgh:
Edinburgh is about 50 miles away, home to Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Arthur's Seat, Princes Street Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Zoo, St. Giles Cathedral, Greyfriars Church and many museums and galleries. Deep Sea World is near the Forth Road Bridge on the road to Edinburgh.

Tayside:
Dundee is about 30 minutes away - visit Captain Scott's ship RRS Discovery and the Antarctica Museum at Discovery Point. Perth is 1 hour away - see Scone Palace, the original home of the Stone of Destiny and the site of the coronations of the Kings of Scots.

Play:
There are children's indoor play centres in Leven, Glenrothes, Cupar and Kirkcaldy, all within 25-45 minutes away. There is also the East Sands Leisure Centre with pool and flume in nearby St Andrews.

Train:
If you want to leave the car behind for the day, Leuchars Train Station is a 20 minute drive from Anstruther. From there you can make a day trip to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, and many other places in between. Visit scotrail.co.uk for train times.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Master bedroom with ensuite...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3

                Bunk beds - suitable for adults...moreless

              • There is also a sofa bed in the lounge for an extra person Bed linens and towels included. Travel cot is available but please provide your own bedding....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                DVD players in lounge and main bedroom...moreless

              • Games
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Full Sky TV Package with Sports and Movies...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Television in lounge and second TV in main bedroom...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                      • Near The Ocean

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet:

                        Wireless broadband in the house...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Maps
                      • Parking:

                        Space for 1 car in front of the house...moreless

                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee provided on your arrival...moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Barbecue
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Small inner courtyard with seating and chiminea...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Patio
                      • Wood Deck

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Terraced
                           

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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Jan/Feb/Mar
                          Jan 4 - Mar 27, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          £75
                          £375
                          Easter/April
                          Mar 28 - Apr 30, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          £98
                          £490
                          May
                          May 1 - May 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          £105
                          £525
                          Summer 2015
                          Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £650
                          September
                          Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          £105
                          £525
                          October
                          Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          £98
                          £490

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit £75
                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          The changeover day for Oceanside can be flexible - please contact owner.

                          Arrival is from 4pm, departure by 10am.

                          Short Breaks are available - 3 night stay (Fri-Mon) is charged at 60% of the weekly rate. 4 night stay (Mon-Fri) is charged at 70% of the weekly rate.


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                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 01/22/2015
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                          Location

                          45 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Edinburgh
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Anstruther

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Oceanside is a traditional 3 storey former fisherman's house in the popular small town of Anstruther. It is also only 10 miles from St Andrews.

                           

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                          • View of the front of house and the sea

                            View of the front of house and the sea

                          • Master bedroom - king bed

                            Master bedroom - king bed

                          • Master bedroom en-suite

                            Master bedroom en-suite

                          • Bunk bed room

                            Bunk bed room

                          • Hallway and stairs

                            Hallway and stairs

                          • Lounge

                            Lounge

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Courtyard

                            Courtyard

                          • Garden in front of house

                            Garden in front of house

                          • Anstruther Beach and Lighthouse

                            Anstruther Beach and Lighthouse

                          • Anstruther harbour

                            Anstruther harbour

                          • Front of house

                            Front of house

                          • Master bedroom and en-suite

                            Master bedroom and en-suite

                          • Double bedroom

                            Double bedroom

                          • Bathroom

                            Bathroom

                          • Lounge

                            Lounge

                          • Lounge

                            Lounge

                          • Dining room opens onto courtyard

                            Dining room opens onto courtyard

                          • Garden

                            Garden

                          • Anstruther harbour

                            Anstruther harbour

                          £75 - £105 per night (GBP)
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                          • Sleeps
                            6
                          • Bedrooms
                            3
                          • Bathrooms
                            3
                          • Property type
                            House
                          • Reviews
                            6
                          Owner
                          Member since: 2012
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 01/22/2015
                          Email owner

                          +44 7733 140159

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