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'The Watch House' sits in a prominent position overlooking the sea shore and has superb uninterrupted ocean views over to the Isle of May. The historic village of Crail is known as the jewel in the crown of the picturesque fishing villages leading round the coast to St Andrews.
Built in 1782 this tower house has been completely renovated and is now a wonderful vacation rental home. Superbly placed, the house is just minutes away from the local pubs and hotels. The shops and local tourist office are also minutes walk from the house.
Neuk is the old Scottish word for corner and the East Neuk of Fife is the name given to the wedge of land running around the eastern peninsula of Fife. The little village of Crail is known as the jewel in the crown amongst the string of fishing towns leading round the coast to the famous town of St Andrews. A haven for artists and writers its peaceful and picturesque setting is a magnet for visitors to the east coast of Scotland. Here you will find whitewashed cottages with red pantiled roofs crowding into small winding streets that lead to the secluded harbour. Crail is famous for the quality of the local crab and lobsters that are available for you to choose and have cooked for you on the spot
GOLF IN THE KINGDOM OF FIFE * St Andrews Old Course - 15 minutes * Balcomie Links Course - 4 minutes
Lundin Links, Leven, St Andrews New Course, The Jubilee, The Dukes Course, Ladybank, Balbirnie, Drumoig, Crail Golfing Society, the list just goes on and on...
Traditionally acclaimed as the 'Home of Golf' the Kingdom of Fife boasts a total of forty two golf courses, ranging from traditional links through tree lined parkland to some of the most recently laid out greens and fairways in Scotland.
The Watch House offers a superb central location for visiting some of the local courses. In addition to the championship courses at St Andrews there is also a practise centre providing a floodlit driving range, pitching and putting areas and video facility.
Eight miles north of St Andrews lies Drumoig, home to the Scottish National Golf Centre, Europe’s premier golf practice and training facility. The British Golf Museum just behind the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse,traces over 500 years of golfing history. Even if you think you know everything about the game you are bound to discover something new here.
SELF CATERING...WITH A TOUCH OF CLASS
The Watch House was built in 1782 and stands in an elevated position with superb sea views over to The Isle of May.
The Cupid Room is situated on the top floor of the house and has three gothic arched windows overlooking the ocean. Large and spacious room with a built in window seat to enable you to enjoy the views. Crystal chandelier and dimmed lighting, wonderful plaster work, fireplace, TV and CD player. The perfect setting for a honeymoon or romantic getaway! The Cupid Room on the top floor leads out to the hall with shower room and toilet. A turned staircase leads down to the middle landing. From here a door leads out to the Castle Walk that leads down to the harbour area. Also on this level is the twin bedroom with window seat overlooking the sea. TV in room.
The Fife Coastal Path leads down from the house and is extremely popular with both locals and tourists. Although The Watch House sits on its own it is only a few minutes from the local pubs/hotels, shops and restaurants.
A LITTLE HISTORY Although a very small town, Crail has an extremely impressive history, its royal charter being granted by Robert the Bruce in 1310. This charter gave the people of Crail the right to trade on the Sabbath, which may explain why 200 years later John Knox chose Crail parish church as the venue for his most violent of sermons!
Lounge with Oak Beams Dating from 1782. During renovations the old stone walls were revealed behind the plaster walls and an original old beam was discovered. This now forms a feature of the lounge in The Watch House.
The lounge now has dimmer lights and recessed spots highlight the stone walls. A wide screen TV with surround sound and CD player with selection of music. The Watch House has a full kitchen with hob and oven, it also has a microwave oven and washing machine for your use. All the usual kitchen items are available and it has a fridge and freezer. The views from the kitchen window ensures that everyone wants to do the dishes.
RENTAL PERIODS ARE SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY. WE DO NOT DO SHORT BREAKS.
4pm check-in and 10am check-out.
A deposit/security bond of GBP100 by credit/debit card is required on booking. This is returned on your card after property inspection for damage or breakages less a Linens/laundry fee of GBP35. Full rental rates are deducted from your card approx 6 weeks before entry date. House must be left in condition you found it or extra cleaning fee will be deducted ( 65 pounds ).
Small breakages like cups or drinking glasses can be replaced before leaving. Once deducted both initial deposit and final payment are NON-REFUNDABLE should you have to cancel for any reason. PLEASE ENSURE YOU TAKE OUT CANCELLATION INSURANCE TO COVER ANY SITUATION THAT CAUSES YOU TO CANCEL YOUR BOOKING.
Late Summer Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2015 5 night min stay
late Summer Aug 8 - Sep 19, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn Sep 20 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter Nov 1 - Nov 29, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
£100 security deposit£100
£100 deducted by credit/debit card on booking. This is returned to you after your stay less 35 pounds linens/laundry/towels fee. Rental rate is deducted from your card 6 weeks before your entry date.
Both amounts are non-refundable once deducted so PLEASE do make sure you take out independant cancel insurance once booked.
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