Crail House ref: UK13170

Crail, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Crail, this delightful holiday home has the most fantastic views over the red pantile roofs to the Firth of Forth and beyond. Just perfect for a family and couples to relax and spend time together in this most picturesque village in the East Neuk of Fife.

From Crail House you are just minutes’ walk to the old fishing harbour and sandy beach. In the summer months, fresh lobster and crabs are cooked and you can sit by the harbour side and enjoy your lunch. Crail is a lovely village to explore with historic buildings, ancient alleyways and wynds. There is also a park and children’s play area as well as a good selection of places to eat, tea rooms, local shops and galleries.

If you enjoy walking, the Fife Coastal Path which journeys through Crail, takes you in either direction to secluded coves and sandy beaches, all with spectacular coastal views over the North Sea and Firth of Forth. For days out, Cambo Gardens are only 3 miles away and have something for all to enjoy. The beautiful gardens are an all year round attraction with a tasting garden, sensory garden and the most amazing display of snowdrops in the spring. The café uses their own produce to provide tasty meals and snacks and there are lots of interesting buildings and walks in the grounds.

St Andrews is a mere 20 minutes’ drive along the coast and you can fill your day easily as there are visitor attractions including the Sea Life Centre, museums and historic buildings. The city centre has a great selection of quality places to eat, from award-winning ice cream shops to bistros and wine bars. Super for shopping with independent shops and boutiques as well as high street names.

St Andrews is the home of golf with the championship courses as well as family friendly courses and if you enjoying a golfing holiday, then there are around 50 courses in this area to practise your skills. Crail has two courses just 2 miles distant.

With all that fresh air you will be looking for a welcoming cottage to return to and Crail House provides this and more. The cottage is accessed from the first floor and the living dining room has a picture window which makes the most of the sea views. There is also an en-suite double bed room again with sea views. The ground floor has two twin bed rooms and one leads to a bunk bed room. Plenty of outdoor space, the balcony on the first floor has patio furniture where you can enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy the sea views as well as a lawned garden. Beach 400 yards. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

16 steps to entrance.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
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Bedroom 3: With bunk bed (accessed through bedroom 2).
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With 32’’ Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom 4: With double bed and en-suite with bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Garage with fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and table tennis table.


Balcony with outdoor furniture. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Garden (shared with other apartments). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps and drops in the garden. Neighbouring apartments have access through the garden to the shared garden.
  • Nearest town
    St Andrews
  • Shops
    400 yards
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    17.0 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 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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