Cosy, period 2-bed Cottage with modern amenities in a peaceful rural hamlet,
About Jonathan Anderson
My works keeps me overseas, so when I'm not here, Duck Cottage provides a happy based for couples and small families to enjoy this peaceful and picturesque corner of Scotland
Jonathan Anderson purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Jonathan Anderson chose Anstruther
I hope you find Duck Cottage a homely and comfortable place to stay. If you prefer the less personal, antiseptic, corporate holiday let, then Duck Cottage probably isn't for you! Kilrenny is very quiet too, meaning you have a proper break away from it all, interrupted perhaps only by the Kirk's bell chiming on the hour - not through the night though!
What makes this Cottage unique
The price you pay includes everything at Duck Cottage - utlities, wifi internet, linen, towels, and no extra charges for well-behaved pets.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A lovely cottage in Kilrenny. The owner answered all queries promptly, the cottage is clean and comfortable. A welcome pack including milk, tea, coffee and biscuits was waiting for us. We would have appreciated more than half a loo roll though!
The village itself is lovely; peaceful and quiet although as there is no shop or pub you do have to make the short trip to Anstruther to get essentials. All in all a lovely base for an excellent holiday in a wonderful part of the country. Thank you Jonathan.
Great little cottage very cosy, comfortable and well equipped
Brilliant location as base for walking the Fife coastal path. Good local amenities in Anstruther and surrounding areas and lovely Andrews just up the road.
Fascinating visits to Fisheries museum (Anstruther) and St Andrews preservation trust museum both give good insights into the areas history. Missed out on the secret bunker though arrived too late on the day we visited.
Terrific sea views great walks quaint harbours generally a lovely area to visit with plenty to do.
We have had many holidays in Scotland over the years usually in the highlands and around locks, it was a nice change to experience a seaside holiday this time.
We also had great weather very little rain on the Sunday that lasted about an hour and then again just as we were leaving the following Saturday.
The only downside is that we were just a little out of season so quite a few places were closed or closed quite early but on the plus side it meant that we didn't have to contend with large crowds parking issues and not being able to get into places that were open.
All in all a great holiday great accommodation lots to do both inside and outside activities great food and drink would definitely like to visit again.
Should also mention the extensive collection of DVD's and CD's in the cottage which made for cosy evenings in as it got dark around 6:30ish
Kilrenny is a quiet hamlet just 10 minutes walk from Anstruther, a former fishing village and the centre of shopping and leisure amenities along this stretch of Fife's coast. The Fife Coastal Path is just a few minutes walk away.<BR><BR>Anstruther is home to the famous Fish Bar, frequented by movie stars and royalty (Tom Hanks' daughter and Kate and Wills went to St Andrews University just 10 miles away), the Scottish Fisheries Museum and a fine links Golf Course. Anstruther marina is the departure point for the May Princess, the regular summer service to May Isle, the Forth's unique National Nature Reserve and home to thousands of Puffins during the late spring and summer months. Anstruther also has a wide choice of restaurants and cafes to choose from, including small tea shops like Mrs P's, to internationally renowned multi-AA rosette winning seafood restaurants like The Cellar.<BR><BR>Anstruther is flanked by charming and individual fishing villages, including the picturesque Crail with its pottery and pretty harbour; Pittenweem, host to the hugely popular annual International Arts Festival in late July / early August; St Monans, boasting a seafood smokehouse, a historic windmill and impressive ancient Kirk; and fashionable Elie with its wide sandy bay popular with watersports enthusiasts.<BR><BR>St Andrews, just a 10 minute drive away, provides endless diversions. Internationally recognised as the Home of Golf, it hosts the British Golf Museum and now has 7 courses including the famous Old Course, playing on which is the pinnacle of every serious golfer's career. The Alfred Dunhill Links Tournament is the biggest annual tournament, run in early October with the satellite courses at Kingsbarns and Carnoustie hosting the early rounds. Away from the putting greens, St Andrews is an ancient university town, and a place of pilgrimage for over a thousand years. The Cathedral and Castle are the town's most venerable sites, but with a constant influx of new students and visitors, the town enjoys a vibrant mix of trendy restaurants, boutique cafes, traditional independent shops, and cosy bars.<BR><BR>Other attractions no more than an hour from Duck Cottage include the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle, Scone Palace and Perth Racecourse, Dunfermline Abbey and Vane Farm RSPB Nature Reserve.<BR><BR>RAF Leuchars hosts the annual Airshow in mid-September and is a must for aircraft enthusiasts families with excitable children.<BR><BR>Edinburgh is just over an hour away by car, is easily accessible by train or bus, and is an ideal day trip destination from Duck Cottage. Dundee is a 40 minute drive away and is similarly accessible by bus, and provides a wide range of attractions including RRS Discovery, popular performing arts venue Caird Hall, and all the larger shops you would expect of Scotland's third largest city.