The Sailmaker’s Loft ref: UK11230

Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
1
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1
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No pets
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Any
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • All En-suite 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Immaculately presented, this first floor duplex apartment is situated in the charming fishing village of Anstruther. Providing contemporary living, yet maintaining the character of the building, Sailmaker’s Loft has been thoughtfully furnished for comfort and ease, and creates a wonderful atmosphere for a relaxing holiday for a couple. Anstruther is an old fishing town with cobbled streets, little alleyways and a working fishing harbour. Two sandy beaches for paddling or exploring the rock pools are just a few minutes’ walk from Sailmaker’s Loft.

For guests who enjoy eating out, there is a great choice from Michelin starred restaurants to fish and chip shops, restaurants, cafés and bars. The town also has a good selection of local gift shops, as well as boutiques and galleries to visit. For a great day out take a boat trip to the Isle of May and visit the renowned bird sanctuary and nature reserve, famous for puffins, grey seals and other wildlife in the summer months.

Enjoy leisurely walks along the Fife Coastal Path, which runs through the village, and visit historic castles, pretty fishing villages and many beautiful beaches and coves. The area is famous for golf courses, with a challenging 9-hole course along the shore and many links courses in the surrounding areas.

This area has a great seafaring history and a visit to the Scottish Fisheries Museum tells the story of the area. After spending your day exploring the shore, the open plan living space of Sailmaker’s Loft is the perfect spot in which to relax and admire the views over the sea. St Andrews is 9 miles away, and Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth and Gleneagles are all within an hour’s drive. Beach 20 yards. Shop 10 yards, pub and restaurant 5 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With 43" Freeview Smart TV and bluetooth stereo speaker.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Anstruther
  • Shops
    10 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    5 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Leuchars
  • Pub
    5 yards
  • Railway station distance
    16.0 miles
  • Lake
    20 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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