Catherine Cottage ref: UK5380

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Catherine Cottage occupies an idyllic position on the East Neuk of Fife coast in the unique, picturesque village of Cellardyke. There are spectacular views towards the Isle of May, Berwick Law and the Bass Rock from all the main rooms. From the comfort of breakfast in bed, guests can enjoy the ever changing colours and moods of the sea and sky. Watch the sunrise, the fishing boats returning to harbour or emptying the creels, and sometimes a pod of dolphins leaping past. Whales and seals also inhabit these waters. Catherine Cottage is a traditional terraced fisherman’s cottage. It benefits from a south facing walled garden with a gate that leads straight on to the shore. It has a well-established flower and herb garden offering seasonal variety, with an area of lawn and places to sit and enjoy peace and refreshment.
A short stroll brings you to the adjoining town of Anstruther, which has a good selection of local shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The Fife Coastal Path runs along the road through the village and leads in either direction to the delights of secluded coves, little fishing villages, and white sandy beaches. The Millennium Cycle Way runs through central Fife, with miles of quiet country roads, disused railways and forest tracks to explore. There are daily ferries and boat trips leaving from Anstruther between April and September that take you to the Isle of May, which is a National Nature Reserve. It is home to colonies of sea birds including puffins and the surrounding waters are the habitat of seal colonies. Historic St Andrews is 10 miles away and has a host of golf courses, boutique shops, and a wide range of bars and restaurants. In Cellardyke there is a shop within 500 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
8 steep narrow steps to ground floor.
Kitchen/dining area:
With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull-out bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Steep, narrow stairs to...

Second floor

Living room: With 24" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and sloping ceiling.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. On road parking, additional parking in car park. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Anstruther
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Leuchars
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    16.0 miles
  • Lake
    On the sea shore

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 Dunfermline, Scotland's former capital. The Queensferry crossing, the longest bridge of its type in the world, 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!

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.

V and A Museum

V&A Museum Dundee is an international centre for design for Scotland - the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London.

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!

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.

Glamis Castle

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

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