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LUXURY PET FRIENDLY PROPERTY IN HISTORIC FISHING VILLAGE NEAR ST ANDREWS

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Overview of LUXURY PET FRIENDLY PROPERTY IN HISTORIC FISHING VILLAGE NEAR ST ANDREWS

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LUXURY PET FRIENDLY PROPERTY IN HISTORIC FISHING VILLAGE NEAR ST ANDREWS

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Anstruther, SCT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of St. Andrews19 min drive
  • Popular LocationOld Course at St Andrews22 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt. Andrews Links25 min drive
  • AirportDundee (DND)50 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower
Bathroom 2
    Shower
    Bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

LUXURY PET FRIENDLY PROPERTY IN HISTORIC FISHING VILLAGE NEAR ST ANDREWS

Family-friendly holiday home in Anstruther
"A fabulous place to stay in a beautiful village" (Guest comment from TripAdvisor)

COVID 19 Our housekeepers comply with the "Cleaning Protocols for Self-Catering Properties and Short-Term Lets in the Context of Covid-19" issued by the Association of Scottish Self-Caterers (of whom we are members) in consultation with the Scottish Government. A summary is available on Pittenweem Properties website, and full details are available from the ASSC. In addition to enhanced cleaning, please note we are changing all pillows, duvets, mattress protectors & pillow protectors at each let: i.e we are "resting" one set between lets. We are also no longer providing an information folder in the house but will provide essential information (including key appliance instructions) on a few laminated sheets. Instead we are directing guests to the extensive local information on our website.

Our stylish 19th century house lies in the conservation area heart of this picture postcard fishing village. We provide the perfect base for discovering the many delights of the area such as quaint fishing villages, the Fife Coastal Path and historic St Andrews – the home of golf.

The Posthouse is a spacious middle and top floor property sleeping 5 in two double and one single bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, one with a freestanding bath. The bright mid-floor sitting room opens into an open plan kitchen/diner, and on the top floor there is a small sitting room/library with views across the rooftops to the sea.

We provide unlimited fibre wifi, an extensive welcome pack including sparkling wine (champagne for winter weekends), Siabann Scottish luxury toiletries and many other extras.

We are very dog friendly (up to 2 well behaved dogs) and were chosen as a 2013 Feature Property by Your Dog Magazine, but REGRET NOT SUITABLE for under 6s except babies. Parking is free all year – often at the front door.

COVID-!9 CLEANING POLICIES
Our housekeepers, Pittenweem Properties, will comply with the "Cleaning Protocols for Self-Catering Properties and Short-Term Lets in the Context of Covid-19" issued by the Association of Scottish Self-Caterers (of whom we are members) in consultation with the Scottish Government. A summary is available on Pittenweem Properties website, and full details are available from the ASSC.
​In additional to enhanced cleaning, please note we are changing all pillows, duvets, mattress protectors & pillow protectors at each let: i.e we are "resting" one set between lets.

A RELAXING HOME FROM HOME
We have tried to create the perfect environment to relax and enjoy your holiday.
The house is full of special touches like local artworks, photographs (mostly by David), Scottish fabrics, Swedish throws, down duvets and Designer Guild wallpapers. We have retained many original features such as the pine staircase and woodwork, but added oak and tiled floors and quality furnishings.

After a rewarding day out it’s lovely to relax in our bright sitting room with its
bay window overlooking the whitewashed and stone houses that form the quiet residential part of Crail High Street. On cold days turn on the stylish electric stove and enjoy one of our extensive collection of DVDs – or log into your Netflix account on our smart TV.

While away an evening with a glass of prosecco from our welcome pack in our cosy top floor study/library. There you can slow the pace with one of our extensive collection of hardback books and games.


CRAIL & AROUND
Crail is a quiet, mostly residential, south facing village with pretty gardens, seaside walks and 18 century lanes leading down to the much photographed 17th-century harbour (cooked local lobsters available in season).

The East Neuk, the local name for East Fife, is well known to Scottish visitors but largely unknown to visitors from further afield and abroad. They are often surprised by how unspoilt and slow paced it is, particularity outside the summer - and by how dry it is (allegedly the sunniest part of Scotland).

From the house there are lovely all year walks along Fife Coastal Path which runs in either direction, 183 kms in total). Walking west, the path connects the various East Neuk fishing villages, Cellardyke, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie. Each have a different character and between them offer a range of cafes restaurants and galleries. Try using the excellent local bus service for one-way walks.

Nearby beautiful sandy beaches are perfect for a picnic or a paddle (or even a swim!). We particularly recommend Kingsbarns (2 miles) St Andrews and Tentsmuir.

Golfers are spoilt for choice, and St Andrews - the home of Golf - is just a 15 minute drive. Play at our 4 local courses, Balcomie (Crail Golfing Society, the 7th oldest club in the world) and Kingsbarns. Or at one of the 25 courses within a 15 mile radius, from the iconic St Andrews Old Course (book well ahead!) to the small scale friendly 9 hole at next door Anstruther.

As well as golf and beaches, the buzzing university town of St Andrews offers many opportunities for shopping and delicious lunches or dinners.

Further afield, drive to Leuchars Station (30 mins) and take the regular fast service direct to Princes Street in the centre of Edinburgh (60mins). or Dundee (20 minutes).

EATING LOCAL
Ardross farm shop between St Monans and Elie provides a great venue to stock up on ingredients to make a delicious meal at home. The East Pier Smokehouse at St Monans sells delicious locally caught langoustine, mackerel and seabass to eat in or take out. For that special meal out visit St Andrews (25 minutes by car) or the Michelin starred Peat Inn. Enjoy a casual pub meal a stone’s throw from the house at the dog friendly Golf Hotel or in next door Anstruther – also home to the famous award winning Anstruther Fish Bar.

For eating in, enjoy a family meal or dinner for 2 in our well-equipped kitchen/diner, with Royal Doulton crockery & cutlery, and crystal wine glasses.

SUSTAINABILITY
As much as possible we use organic and/or Fairtrade sustainable products for our welcome packs, and by Spring 2020 virtually all our lighting has been (or is being) converted to low energy LED lighting.

As animal lovers, we are also delighted to donate £5 from every booking to the Big Life Foundation who do excellent work stopping elephant poaching on the Kenya/Tanzania border.

Last but not least, we are proud to give work to local housekeepers and tradespeople, and that our year-round occupancy rates bring visitors to support local shops and businesses.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on request.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

david and marysia nash
Speaks French, Italian
vrbo
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Library

Entertainment

  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Streaming services
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Books

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 5
  • Smartphone data usage (unlimited)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area

Anstruther

Located in Anstruther, this holiday home is by the sea. Balcomie Sands and Cambo Sands reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Cambo Estate Gardens and Scottish Fisheries Museum. Travelling with kids? Consider British Golf Museum and St. Andrews Aquarium. Discover the area's water adventures with fishing and swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking and cycling.

What's nearby

  • Crail Museum and Heritage Centre - 4 min walk
  • Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie and Craighead Courses - 5 min drive
  • University of St. Andrews - 19 min drive
  • Old Course at St Andrews - 22 min drive
  • St. Andrews Links - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Cupar Station - 21 min drive
  • Dundee (DND) - 50 min drive

Restaurants

  • Crail Harbour Gallery and Tearoom - 3 min walk
  • The golden lion - 6 min drive
  • The Bank - 6 min drive
  • The wee chippy - 6 min drive
  • The Bank - Anstruther - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 17%
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5/5 Excellent

Lovely bolt hole
We needed a place to stay in Fife having moved out of a rental early. This was a comfortable place in a very pleasant location.
Review from
vrbo
Review from Vrbo

5/5 Excellent

Great location and very comfortable home / soace to stay for a short while.
Smooth booking process and very comfortable place to stay - with luxury on tap in the main bathroom. Id it had rained all week (it didn't) we would have been happy and snug inside.
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vrbo
Review from Vrbo

5/5 Excellent

1 week of relaxation
Great property to say in Everything you need and more Will 100% stay again and recommend to anyone Management can’t do enough for you
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vrbo
Review from Vrbo

5/5 Excellent

Excellent property
Great location, accommodation and we would definitely recommend to anyone. We will certainly be going back.
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vrbo
Review from Vrbo

4/5 Good

Post House Crail
Old house but with a charm,Enjoyable stay,would like to return in future.Positive help from the owner David.
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Review from Vrbo