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Stunning sea views .... without even getting out of bed! Well stocked kitchen
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Stunning sea views .... without even getting out of bed!
Well stocked kitchen
Courtyard bedroom
Courtyard bedroom.
Kittiwake House has a comfortable and relaxed style
Relax and take in the views!
Family bathroom
Shower in family bathroom
Luxurious freestanding bath
Views to courtyard from first floor landing
Courtyard garden
Courtyard garden
Sunny courtyard garden .... perfect spot for relaxing!
Single bed
Kingsize bed
Master bedroom.  Beautiful views across the Forth towards Isle of May, Bass Rock and Berwick Law
Master bedroom with fabulous sea views
Master bedroom shown with two singles.  Can also be made up as a superkingsize bed.
Pretty front garden
Our guests can expect a warm welcome at Kittiwake
Kittiwake is perfect for a Festive Season escape!
Festive gifts and a cosy fireside
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
St Monans, Fife, Scotland

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fiona m
Paisley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Birthday Weekend”
Reviewed September 28, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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I booked this for a surprise for my Husband's 50th and our 8 year old son along with a few friends, we had a fantastic weekend. The house is very spacious and has everything you would need for short or long stay, the views from the living room and master bedroom are amazing and you could sit there all day looking at the sea. The little courtyard out the back is very private and peaceful and has plenty of seats for a group to sit and have a few drinks or BBQ. The bottle of Prosecco and the Tunnocks biscuits were such a lovely touch - Thanks Wendy! Kittiwake House is a short walk from the harbour and play park for the children, the local pub is a stroll away. We took a walk along the path to the sandy beach where my son had a great time playing in the sand and exploring the castle ruins. I hope to be back at Kittiwake for another stay next year.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!
Fex

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: The sitting room and the view
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Sep 29, 2015
This is such wonderful feedback that I can’t thank you enough! We are so proud of Kittiwake House and we are always over the moon when we know that our guests have also enjoyed Kittiwake’s magic! St Monans is a great place for kids and adults alike to relax and share some good old fashioned time with friends and family. You had great weather for your husband’s surprise 50th, but even during wild storms it is lovely to sit and look out to sea, or to venture out along the coastal path in the knowledge that the house will be warm and welcoming upon your return. We are proud that Kittiwake has become a traditional family holiday home for many guests to use again and again. We hope we can welcome you next year! Wx
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MCC64
Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely house fantastic views”
Reviewed September 22, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Every review of Kittiwakes House is 5 star and deservedly so.
-stunning sea views from lounge and bedroom.
-beautifully appointed house, comfortable, spacious and stylishly decorated.
-spotlessly clean with luxurious bathroom.
-lovely quiet harbour location with great coastal walks from the door.
Best of all - a cookie jar filled with Tunnocks Tea Cakes!
Fantastic.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Management Response
Sep 25, 2015
Thank you so much for taking time to leave a review of your stay. We really want our guests to enjoy Kittiwake – it is our labour of love – and we believe that the benefits of a little bit of spoiling and luxury enhance memories of great times spent with family and friends at the coast. St Monans is a peaceful East Neuk seaside village and we hope it has cast it’s spell and you can return to experience more of the magic another time … the Tea Cakes will be waiting for you! Wx
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Bletchley, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 13, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: Excellent location, great views, house tastefully decorated and furnished.
Liked least: That we had to leave after a week!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2015
We really appreciate your feedback and comments. You are absolutely right about the beauty of the East Neuk of Fife. We believe one of Scotland’s best kept secrets is the tranquillity and beauty of this area which has completely unspoilt traditional fishing villages scattered along it’s coastline. The coastal paths are such a pleasure to walk too, so thank you for telling us about your favourite walk. We work hard to ensure our guests are made most welcome, as we believe holidays are valuable and precious time to spend with friends and family. You visited Edinburgh and Glamis Castle too, so really made the most of your week exploring the wider surroundings! We would be so pleased if you decided to return on another occasion! Thank you, Wx
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2015_Open
Waterloo, Illinois
1 review
“Perfect! 2015 Open Championship stay”
Reviewed July 22, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed at Kittiwake House during the 2015 Open Championship which was held at St Andrews. We had a great stay. The house was perfect for us. Plenty of room, clean, lots of little extras, and in a perfect place to visit Scotland. Lots of parking was available. St Monans is a postcard town. Scotland is a postcard country. We can't wait to go back. This place would be perfect for a golf trip. Just minutes from KIngsbarns (best course in the world) and St Andrews. There are a bunch of small, quaint restaurants dotted all over the area. Wendy, the owner, is very responsive and trust-worthy. Before I booked KH, I had reservations in Edinburgh at the Radison. I was so so impressed with Wendy and KH, I cancelled with them and paid a hefty fee. The rates for KH were high because of the Open(everything was high then). But I wouldn't change a thing. We had the time of our life and that house was a big part. If I had any small issue, it was that the washer/dryer was small and hard to figure out. Other than that, I can't wait to go back and stay there again soon! Thanks Wendy!!

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: Condition of property.
Liked least: Washer/dryer
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 23, 2015
We are so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Kittiwake House in St Monans. We knew you were staying for the Open Championship and although the weather was (quite frankly) terrible we were relieved to hear that the rain on the fairways of The Royal and Ancient Club didn’t dampen your spirits too much!! Yes we are blessed with some absolutely gorgeous golf courses, including Kingsbarns, and I am always a bit surprised that we don’t get more golf parties … perhaps we will now! I didn’t know you had cancelled your booking at the Radisson in Edinburgh to stay with us, so we are especially pleased that you are happy with your choice. Thank you for your comments regarding the washer/dryer – I will check the instructions to see if they can be improved … generally though these machines are smaller in the UK compared with the USA. We would love to welcome you back again any time. Many thanks for taking the time to leave this review, Wx
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 19, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: everything
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 22, 2015
Oh my goodness! We’ve never had a review that puts St Monans at the top of a poll of European hotspots such as Rome, Venice, Dubrovnik, Budapest and Vienna!! I am guessing you have really shown your cousins from New Zealand a great time! It sounds as though some cherished memories were created by your family, which is so wonderful! Both Kittiwake and St Monans offer a great base for a holiday that can have slow and relaxed days that are completely rejuvenating or days packed with places to visit and things to see and do! Thank you so much for booking with us and we would love to welcome you all back again for the next family gathering!  Wx
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Robert A
1 review
“Great place to enjoy the East Neuk”
Reviewed July 7, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Highly recommended, particularly for families. Great setting, facilities and value for money for anyone exploring Fife and the East Neuk villages.

Date of stay: June 2015
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 7, 2015
Thank you for leaving a review of your family’s stay at Kittiwake House! Our aim is to offer our guests value for money and a great time with a few luxurious touches! The East Neuk is a hidden gem on Scotland’s east coast with so much to see and experience …It is peaceful and beautiful, offering the promise of a great time for family holidays, golf parties, and romantic escapes! We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future! Wx
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CarolMac7
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed June 22, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Holidayed here with husband, son and parents on a trip home from Australia. The house was so homely, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you needed for a relaxing break. Beds were so comfortable, view from our attic room was amazing, slept with the curtains open to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. Personal touches of complimentary bottle of prosecco, Scottish tunnock biscuits was so thoughtful and lovely. The house did not disappoint, was lovely and quiet, comfortable and nice to return to after a day exploring the local area. Really hope to return again sometime very soon. Owner was an absolute delight to deal with.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 23, 2015
Thank you for leaving such a touching review! We agree with you that the views over the sea are fabulous … both sunrise and sunset are beautiful times to watch the light and the colours change. If you are lucky enough to stay during a full moon the seascape captures the moonlight and it’s gorgeous to watch the boats bobbing back into the harbour with their lights twinkling! I am so pleased that your homecoming trip from Australia didn’t disappoint … We believe holiday memories are the most precious and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back on another occasion. Wx
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