Lilac Cottage ref: UK5011

St Monans, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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4
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bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Discover this delightful terraced holiday cottage on the outskirts of St Monans, the smallest of the East Neuk of Fife fishing villages. This quiet charming village situated on a hill overlooking the Firth of Forth has spectacular views across to North Berwick, The Isle of May and Bass Rock. From your front door you can stroll down to the beach just 250 yards away and the village is just ¾ of a mile where you can explore the quaint streets and lanes, historic buildings, an old windmill that once powered the salt panning industry, an old 14th century church, shops and restaurants, an award winning cafe and an excellent seafood restaurant overlooking the harbour. You can purchase freshly caught sea food from a number of local fisherman selling their catch. The Fife Coastal Path is close by, with historic castles, pretty fishing villages and many sandy beaches and coves to visit along the way. This area is famous for golf with more than 40 golf courses in Fife from the famous fairways of St. Andrews to traditional links courses and beautifully landscaped parkland and heathland courses. This is the perfect location for all ages to explore; you can relax when you return from exploring the area in the small private enclosed garden, just across the courtyard and enjoy a glass of wine in the summerhouse, or on cooler days curl up with a book in front of the cosy open fire. Beach 250 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room:
With open fire, 32" Sky TV (basic package) and DVD player.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, electric wood burner, TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and summerhouse. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Anstruther
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Markinch
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    18 miles
  • Lake
    250 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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