The Artist House ref: UK30704

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Quirky Interior 
  • Waterside Breaks 
  • Unique Cottages 


On a quiet lane in the fishing village of Cellardyke, The Artist House is a welcoming first and second floor apartment with roof top views to the sea. Perfect for couples, friends and families, to spend a memorable holiday by the shore.
With living space on both floors, guests will find a light and airy holiday home at any time of the year, and a wonderful place to relax. You have the choice to eat either upstairs on the table in the bay window, or downstairs at the table in the living room. On the first floor, the utility room is ideal for storing outdoor wear and beach gear, and comes complete with a washing machine and a second freezer. The kitchen looks out over the garden and is well-quipped for preparing a family meal, and has a little window seat for someone to sit and chat, whist another is cooking. You will find a bathroom on the first floor, and a shower room on the second floor. One bedroom is on the first floor with views to the sea, with the other two bedrooms on the second floor. Both have double beds and are in the attic space, which also has a large living area with a bay window, offering fantastic views over the Firth of Forth.
Originally an old fisherman’s cottage, it was refurbished to a good standard in 2016, to provide extremely comfortable accommodation with hotel quality linen, and everything you could want from a holiday home.
You can enjoy a wander down to the pretty harbour and beach through old lanes and wynds, to the shore in Cellardyke where you can explore the rock pools and shoreline. Anstruther is just a 5-minute walk away, and has a bustling harbour front with local pubs, coffee shops, galleries and local shops, and award winning fish and chip shop and a Michelin Star restaurant. If you prefer to prepare your own meals, then freshly caught fish and shellfish is available locally, including lobster, crabs and white fish in season.
During the summer months, there are regular boat trips over to the Isle of May Nature Reserve, where you can see puffins, sea bird colonies and seals which will appeal to all ages. There are outdoor activities to suit all tastes, from beautiful coastal walks on The Fife Coastal Path, to sea kayaking and open canoeing, fishing, cycling on quiet roads and golf with local links courses and the championship courses at St Andrews which is only 9 miles. There are lots of local attractions to visit including historic houses and gardens, Sea Life Centre and Whisky distillery. After spending your day exploring, the rear garden is perfect for a BBQ or relaxing with a glass of wine. Beach 200 yards. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

Living/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 38" Freeview Smart TV with Amazon Fire TV stick.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and coffee machine.
Utility: With freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Living room 2: With single sofa bed.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and sloping ceiling.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and sloping ceiling.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ (shared with other properties on-site). On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 8 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    400 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    16.0 miles
  • Lake

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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