Island View ref: UK5182

Crail, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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4
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Stairgate 
  • Wheelchair Access 
  • Wifi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Island View is a spacious and welcoming detached holiday cottage in the conservation village of Crail, with views of the Firth of Forth from the front of the cottage, and uninterrupted views of the countryside from the back. From the doorstep, you can explore this charming village with its picture postcard old harbour, award-winning sandy beach and quaint lanes filled with galleries, potteries, cafes, restaurants and shops. Enjoy freshly caught lobsters and crabs (in season) at the harbourside, and locally caught fish is also available. Regular boat trips run from Anstruther to the Isle of May, home to an incredible array of wildlife and sea birds, or perhaps join the Fife Coastal Path for many miles of coastal walks to sandy beaches and old fishing villages. Just a short drive along the coast is St Andrews, with historic buildings, excellent selection of restaurants, cafes and shops, and of course its championship golf courses. Famous for golf, the area has around 50 golf courses in the Kingdom of Fife. Crail boasts 2 of them; Balcomie Course, the seventh oldest course in the world, and Craighead Links. Beach 400 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance (ramp access to rear).
Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, 42" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and patio doors leading to patio.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 4: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed rear patio with garden furniture. Front garden. Bike store. Garage parking for 1 car; additional private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Ground floor facilities. Please note: There are 2 steps to the patio (alternative level access available).
  • Nearest town
    Anstruther
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Leuchars
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    15 miles
  • Lake
    400 yards (beach)

About the local area

Fife was home to Scotland's capital for six centuries, the evidence of which can still be found in its many castles, cathedrals and places of historic interest. Apart from its historical heritage Fife is also renowned for world class golf courses and lovely stretches of picturesque coastline.

Long sections of the Fife Coastal Path can now be enjoyed by walkers and there are a variety of linear and circular routes which have been graded and waymarked, from which you can enjoy beautiful seacapes and spot spectacular wildlife such as grey seals, dolphins and maybe even the odd basking shark. For bird lovers the offshore islands of Inchkeith and Inchcolm are home to thousands of seabirds, including large numbers of Puffins in May.

In the northeast the gentle rolling hills of the hinterland extend eastwards to windswept cliffs, rocky bays and sandy beaches, where scenes from the film `Chariots of Fire' were filmed. South down the coast a short distance is the ancient university town of St. Andrews, home to the world-famous Royal and Ancient golf club.

St. Andrews University was founded in 1410 and is Scotland's oldest university town. The medieval town centre has narrow alleys and cobbled streets which lead to the now ruined cathedral and the church of St. Regulus, which has a spiral staircase leading to the top of a 108-foot tower, offering magnificent views over the town. There are also two great beaches, botanical gardens and an aquarium here.

South of St. Andrews the picturesque small stone harbour fishing villages of Crail, Anstruther, Piteenween and St Monans are all places to experience the un-hurried pace of life by the sea. Further round the coast there are a number of first class golf courses such as Elie and Leven Links, to name only two of more than forty golf courses in this region!

Southern Fife is dominated by Dunfirmline, Scotland's former capital. The Forth Road and Rail Bridges over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh are the most distinctive landmarks on this stretch of coast and allow easy access to the capital for days out.

Things to do nearby

Mills Observatory

Open every weekday evening from October to March, and with free admission to the observatory and displays, Mills observatory is an exciting attraction.

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in the U.K., Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect day trip out on one of those famous Scottish rainy days!

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle was the childhood home of the Queen mother and the setting for Shakepeare's `Macbeth'.

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Fife Coastal Path

Stretching for over 150km, the Fife coastal path runs form the Forth Estuary in the South to the Tay Estuary in the North.

St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral is located in the heart of Dundee city centre and is a fully functioning home to a vibrant Christian community. It is also open for visitors to view its beautiful, decorated period gothic architecture.

St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle

This largely ruined castle situated in the Kingdom of Fife is an excellent starting point to an exploration of St Andrews.

Camperdown Country Park

Camperdown Country Park is the largest country park in Dundee and is famously home to no less than 190 different species of trees!

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