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Luxury Harbour Front House in St Monans Special Midweek Low Season Rates!

Saint Monans, Anstruther, Fife, UK
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights

3 Bedrooms, 2 Living Rooms, Dining Kitchen All With Sea Views

Shoreleave has regularly featured in photographs and paintings of St Monans harbour as a grey B listed three storey building dating back to 1700s in need of upgrading. However Shoreleave is now beautifully upgraded taking pride of place right on the harbour front. The property has been completely modernised whilst retaining many original features including original exposed beams, ecclesiastical stone arch and fireplaces. An original cast iron roll top bath has been added to one of the bathrooms offering a sea view as you bathe! The restorer commented it was the best view he had ever seen from a bath!

On the ground floor there is a very large open plan kitchen, dining and living space with a log burning stove. The dining area can seat 10 people comfortably. The living area has a sofa bed offering additional accommodation. The cloakroom with basin and wc is also on the ground floor. The back door opens out to the paved terrace area with a barbecue, patio table and chairs and potted plants.

The property has three large double bedrooms: one double and one twin on the first floor with an adjoining bathroom. On the top floor there is the second double bedroom with an ensuite double shower room. There is also an additional shower room on this floor. There is a second large living room giving elevated views over the harbour whilst offering additional accommodation on a sofabed.

Seating is available to sit outside at the front of the house whilst soaking in the views or chatting to walkers as they pass by.

Property Manager

Claire Harvey

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Claire Harvey

During 2012 this house was loving refurbished by Tom, Claire and many local tradesmen. The house was give the name Shoreleave by their son, who recognised the house as a haven to escape from day to day life. Tom and Claire would like to share their holiday home with you, where they are sure you will enjoy your time amongst the community of St Monans.

Claire Harvey purchased this House in 2012


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, On the top floor with an ensuite shower room
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Shared ensuite bathroom with luxury roll top bath
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, Shared ensuite bathroom with luxury roll top bath
      • Bedroom 4
        1 sleep sofa /futon, In the living room on the top floor.
      • All bedrooms are large double rooms with wardrobes and ample drawer storage. Bed linen is luxury Egyptian cotton offering guests the perfect sleeping experience.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, On the top floor
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, ensuite to bedroom 1
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, tub, Shared ensuite with bedroom 2 and bedroom 3
      • Bathroom 4
        WC and basin on the ground floor
      • All bathrooms have luxury toiletries for guests. Towels are soft, white, fluffy Egyptian cotton.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Village


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Living Room
                  Living room one on the ground floor, living room two on the top floor
                • Fireplace
                  Three original fire surrounds with candles to add ambiance to the room
                • Heating
                  Gas central heating with new boiler
                • Internet
                  Free wifi
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  Luxury white Egyptian cotton bed linen
                • Hair Dryer
                • Parking
                  On street parking
                • Telephone
                  Free local calls from the landline
                • Towels Provided
                  Luxury white Egyptian cotton towels
                • Washing Machine
                • Wood Stove
                  Log burning stove in the living area on the ground floor
                • Free Wifi


                    • Coffee Maker
                      Coffee grinder, espresso pot, cafetiere and teapot.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Place setting for 12 people plus additional serving dishes
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      Luxury solid oak hand built kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Pantry Items
                      Tea, coffee, sugar, oil and vinegar plus washing tablets for machines.
                    • Refrigerator
                      Additional cooling storage area for bottles
                    • Stove
                      Large range cooker worth a grill, two ovens and griddle.


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                          Solid oak dining table with 10 iconic designer chairs
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 10 people


                            • Books
                              A large selection of books in the bookcase catering for all tastes. A selection of both fiction and non fiction books.
                            • DVD Player
                              A DVD player in each living room
                            • Games
                              A selection of games available for all the family
                            • Stereo
                              An IPod docking station in the living room on the top floor
                            • Television
                              A television in each living room
                            • Video Library
                              A large selection of DVDs available


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  A paved outside area is available at the back of the house. Seating is available to sit out at the front
                                • Golf
                                  Many golf courses available locally
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                • Water Sports Gear
                                  Water sports are available in nearby Elie.


                                    • wheelchair accessible
                                      Ground floor only


                                        • bay/sound
                                        • botanical garden
                                        • churches
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants
                                        • ruins

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • groceries
                                                • massage therapist

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • swimming


                                                        • Shoreleave is the perfect place for family and friends to come together to have a wonderful time.

                                                          74 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Perfect in every way

                                                          Eleanor M.

                                                          We stayed in November and each and every part of the fairly large house was warm and cosy.

                                                          The views must be some of the best in Scotland , the sunrises from the sitting room are spectacular. The house is full of candles and my favourite was the luxurious soak in the roll top bath complete with candles as the sun went down. FANTASTIC.

                                                          The house is really well equipped and it has a very happy and loving feel to it

                                                          Downstairs the open sitting room/ kitchen/ dining is super as it means everyone can be together when the food is being prepared

                                                          An excellent location for a special holiday

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Eleanor we are delighted that you and your family had a wonderful time at Shoreleave celebrating your birthday. It's the perfect place to spend time with family and friends. We look forward to welcoming you back at some other time.

                                                          A characterful retreat

                                                          Julie J.

                                                          Shoreleave offers a picture perfect harbour, a historic house and a touch of luxury whilst remaining homely.

                                                          The house allowed for the three generations of our family to spend quality time together whilst never feeling on top of one another.

                                                          The area in general is beautiful offering scenic walks, quirky cafes, country pubs and little galleries.

                                                          Simply put this is the perfect place to unwind.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Julie it was a pleasure having you and your family staying at Shoreleave. We are so pleased when guests comment that Shoreleave and St Monans is the perfect place to unwind as this is the experience we hope to offer to guests. You and your family are welcome to come back any time for a holiday at Shoreleave.

                                                          Fabulous Stay

                                                          Jaqui W.

                                                          This was our second time staying at this beautiful house. We stayed for 4 nights and had a lovely time, facilities great, right on the harbour, can thoroughly recommend.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Jaqui you and your guests are welcome at Shoreleave any time - perfect guests!

                                                          A haven by the sea.

                                                          Patricia S.

                                                          We are a group of three elderly couples, friends since childhood, who take regular breaks together. We tend to go west and north, but after our visit to Shore Leave we are all keen to return to the East Neuk.

                                                          The house is welcoming and very well provided; beds are comfortable and cooking facilities excellent; we did appreciate the many-ringed hob. Only one kitchen problem: the freezer didn't appear to be working.

                                                          Sitting in the upstairs lounge of an evening gave us wonderful views, and we saw some spectacular skies.

                                                          Being in our late seventies, some of us found the stairs a bit of a challenge, so we took our time. But they are a most attractive feature, central to the ethos of the building.

                                                          The house's location is perfect, and accessible to all the places of interest we visited.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Patricia many thanks for your complimentary words about Shoreleave. We are delighted you enjoyed the ambiance and comfortable furnishings. The views from the windows are indeed spectacular irrespective of the season. I wonder if you perhaps mistook the chilling cabinet below the fridge for a freezer and therefore thought this was a broken freezer? The only freezing facility is the ice box in the fridge.

                                                          We are pleased you enjoyed the village, particularly as this was your first time visiting the area. We hope you and your friends enjoy many more holidays together.

                                                          Amazing house with beautiful view.

                                                          Kathryn H.

                                                          The property was very clean with beautiful decor and a view to die for. The coastal walks were very pleasant and visited many coffee shops, especially Cocoa Tree Cafe in Pittenweem, a must for chocolate lovers! Even the weather was amazing!! Would definitely recommend this house.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Kathryn we are so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your first visit to St Monans. We too love the coffee shops and restaurants in the area. You are more than welcome to come and stay again in Shoreleave.

                                                          Beautiful view

                                                          David A.

                                                          This home is just what's represented in the offering. It's right on the harbor with the sounds of the waves crashing into the sea wall. A very nice kitchen and living room made this a perfect place to relax.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          David we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Shoreleave- you were perfect guests, welcome back for another stay any time!


                                                          Saint Monans, Anstruther, Fife, UK

                                                          St Monans is one of the famous East Neuk fishing villages renowned for beautiful surroundings, quiet beaches, great walks and fresh local produce. Shoreleave is a recently restored three storey house overlooking the harbour with the famous Fife coastal path right on the doorstep: turn right and head to Elie, turn left and head to Pittenweem taking in the beautiful seascape all along the route. The award winning Craig Millar seafood restaurant , The Mayview Hotel and the newly opened Smokehouse offer a great variety of dining options within the village. The local area has an abundance of restaurants to choose from ranging from gourmet to pub grub, all of a very high standard. The Ardross farm shop and the wholesale fishmongers, both located near the entrance to the village, offer fresh local produce at very reasonable prices. The local shop has everything you need for your stay. Golfers are spoiled for choice for local golf courses with the famous St Andrews Old Course only 12 miles away. Water sports are available at the famous Blue Flag beach in Elie only 2 miles along the road.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Pet Fee
                                                          Damage Deposit

                                                          A deposit of 30% is due on confirmation of the booking. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival with a £100 security deposit which is refundable on departure

                                                          74 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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