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“Crail Heaven”
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Stylish cottage by the sea
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35 reviews
Stylish cottage by the sea
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom 2
Master bedroom
Living room 1
Living Room 2
Kitchen
Cottage above harbour
Second Bedroom with twin beds
Second bedroom with twin beds converted to a super king bed
Local fishing boat
The cottage from Shoregate
Nearby East Neuk village of Anstruther
View from terrace
Cottage from Castle Walk
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Crail, Fife, Scotland

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MandJReid
County Down
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
“Crail Heaven”
Reviewed October 8, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Have just returned from a wonderful week in Crail staying at 21 Shoregate. The cottage is beautifully decorated, spotless, comfortable,cosy and superbly equipped. The welcome basket and flowers were a special touch as was the box of doggie goodies. The sun shone almost all week so we enjoyed sitting in the garden taking in the beautiful views. The cottage is very handy for everything in the village so early morning walks to the harbour and round the castle were a must. Very hard to leave on a bright sunny morning but we will definitely return! As my husband put it ... at least 11 put of 10!!!

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Management Response
Oct 11, 2017
Thank you for the fabulous review. It's very gratifying for us to see that you appreciate all the little touches at the cottage. And pleased to see that you got sunny autumn weather and were able to sit in the garden.
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WelyDoug
Welwyn Garden, Herts.
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“I don't need a sentence! Perfection!!”
Reviewed September 27, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

First you see a fantastic site and exterior and then it gets better! The house is beautifully furnished an equipped. The welcome basket was much ... welcomed! All the components of a lovely house seem to have been incorporated. ( I'm not really a bed connoisseur but we never had less than a full nights sleep during our stay.) Crail itself hasn't really changed since my last visit several decades ago but contains all the shops (Coop open until 10.00pm) and services (Buses connecting with St Andrews and Leven) you could wish for. The house has an amazing range of CDs, DVDs and reading matter to fill up any spare time, - should you have any..

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 14, 2017
We appreciate it when our guests take the time to give us feedback - and this is wonderful feedback. Glad you mentioned the very comfy superking bed in the master bedroom. Glad too to hear that Crail has not changed in decades - thats the way we like it!
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alec p
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ticked all the boxes”
Reviewed January 1, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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My wife booked no.21 as a surprise for us inc our Steve the puggle
WOW, what a beautiful location , spotlessly clean , beautifully presented and well worth the 9 hour journey which inc 2 hrs worth of stops
The Fife coastal path walks are a must
We walked both up and down but for us the walk north ending up in Kingsbarns (9.7 miles)was the one
Walking alongside literally Crail golf course and ending up at Kingsbarns which is out of this world to look at
On both walks we caught the no.95 bus back
We stayed for 5 nights but we all said we could have stayed for another week
Coming home after long walks to settle down to good old fashioned board games in the kitchen diner was a perfect end to our busy days
Very well kitted out kitchen and nothing missed off inc torches, spare lamp bulbs which I replaced one of , treats for our puggle, a lovely welcome basket of local treats plus Xmas cake which we brought home to finish off and did so today whilst visiting the inlaws now we're back
Thank you no.21 - a truly great find and surprise, my Emma did us proud !
The puns

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Management Response
Jan 4, 2017
Your review is a great start to the New Year for us at 21 Shoregate: glad to hear you had a go at the board games and enjoyed the Christmas cake - it's made by a friend of our housekeeper's mum in her country kitchen, we love it too. Thank you!
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Bob592
Nanoose Bay, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Idyllic seaside cottage, perfect.”
Reviewed November 13, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

My husband and I were fortunate enough to stay at 21 Shoregate for a week in early October 2016. Such a delightful, cozy, beautifully decorated cottage in one of our favourite places, Crail in East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. The whole experience, from booking onwards was a pleasure. The position of 21 Shoregate was amazing and perfect for anytime of the year. It is just a couple of minutes' walk to the charming ancient harbour and right in the centre of Crail. The back garden was a lovely setting to read, have a meal or tea and enjoy the views of the Firth of Forth and the North Sea. The location allows one to easily explore all of Fife, including St. Andrews. Although we live far away from Scotland, we will definitely try to haste ye back. Wish we could give 6 stars.

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Liked best: Hard to say....it was perfect
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Management Response
Nov 14, 2016
Thank you for the glowing review - we greatly appreciate it and love your comment about 6 stars!
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Janine P
Park City, Montana
1 review
“Such a delightful cottage!!”
Reviewed July 27, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We were looking for a place to stay in Crail and this property was all we could hope for and more. Charming cottage. Would absolutely recommend . Easy access to bus,market, and coastal walking paths.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 30, 2015
So glad to hear you were charmed by the cottage - thank you for the lovely review and haste ye back to bonny Scotland.
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Janice M
2 reviews
“Perfect !”
Reviewed May 2, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This is the perfect home away from home. The location to town and the harbor made it the ideal pkace to stay.

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Liked best: Location...location...location.
Liked least: Nothing...it was perfect.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • 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?
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Management Response
May 7, 2015
Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the cottage and its location above the harbour - thank you!
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Andy61201...
Gourock, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“East Neuk Heaven”
Reviewed March 13, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Myself and my wife have just returned from a fabulous short break in 21 Shoregate.
The cottage is excellent in both decor and location, the east neuk is a special part of Scotland. Highly recommended for enjoying lovely walks, pubs and eateries all on your doorstep.
We will certainly return.
Many thanks Susan the cottage met all our requirements and more !!!!

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Management Response
Mar 14, 2015
Delighted to hear how much you liked the cottage and the East Neuk of Fife. Thank you!
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