Dwarka ref: UK11114

Crail, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Ideally located in the picturesque village of Crail, in the East Neuk of Fife, Dwarka is perfect for a romantic escape or a family holiday by the seaside. Renovated and furnished to a very good standard, Dwarka is a semi-detached, single-storey cottage in the conservation village of Crail, with bus stops just a 2-minute walk away. Adjacent to the owners’ home, the accommodation is well presented throughout. The bright and comfortable living room has bay windows which offer views of the Firth of Forth, as does the dining room. The kitchen has been fitted with quality appliances and is well-equipped for practicing your cooking skills. With freshly caught sea food available locally, fish on the menu is a must! Two bedrooms and a family shower room complete the accommodation. Outside there is a pretty front garden where the sun shines in the morning. You can enjoy your morning coffee while admiring the views. The large back garden also has a summerhouse where you can make the most of the afternoon and evening sun, and is also perfect for alfresco dining.

Crail is a gorgeous village to wander around with old lanes and ancient buildings to explore. The picture-postcard harbour is one of the most photographed locations in Scotland and is still a working harbour for small fishing boats. Don’t forget your bucket and spade for the award-winning sandy beaches - a great place for children of all ages to paddle and build a sandcastle. The village itself has a good selection of places to eat and drink as well as shops, galleries and pottery.

A great favourite in the area is the Fife Coastal Path with miles of walks along the shore and spectacular sea views. For a day out, the historic city of St Andrews is only a short drive away and can offer something for all ages and tastes, from historic buildings and museums to the Sea Life Centre and miles of sandy beaches where the iconic scene from Chariots of Fire was filmed. The city centre is packed with quality bars and restaurants and many independent shops and boutiques. Famed for being the home of golf, and perfect if you are a keen golfer, the area has around 50 courses to practice your skills, with two of them being just a short walk away. There are many wedding venues nearby, including The Cow Shed, Cambo Estate, The Fairmont, Kinkell Byre, Rufflets Hotel, Morton of Pitmilly and more. After spending a day exploring this stunning location, Dwarka provides you with the ideal cottage to relax and unwind. Beach 300 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, 42" Freesat Smart TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Front garden. Large, enclosed, rear, lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and summerhouse. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 15 steps from street level to the front garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    15.5 miles
  • Lake
    300 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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