ours was a last minute birthday break with Ruby the dog. The PostHouse was an excellent choice with great communication from the owner.The house was spacious, very comfortable and tastefully decorated , with all mod cons, and a generous Welcome Pack.The shower alone would be a reason to return. The PostHouse is located in the centre of Crail, with easy access to beautiful coastal walks and a great local bus service . We would thoroughly recommend both Crail and in particular The PostHouse .
We arrived in Crail after an 11 hour journey from London. We found the house easily enough but at the time we arrived we wondered where to get bread milk and a cup of tea. Opening the front door and getting into the house we found all had been provided and it was much appreciated. The property is large, well kept and we felt at home immediately! The location is peaceful, close to the beach and close enough to St Andrews to just pop in for an afternoon.
Finding a nice property which is dog friendly is difficult as it is so this place really is perfect. The bath was also fantastic and he shower the most powerful I have had!
The village also has everything you could want, bakers, coop, tea rooms and a pub!
All in all a great weekend and worth the long journey just to get here and do nothing for 3 days.
Thanks again for having us and making us so welcome
With family all over Fife and a beach loving dog, this place ticks all our boxes. This is our second stay having been in Oct 2016 in half term week. For us its homely, with lovely sofas, awesome top room shower, soft beds with great linen and a brilliant kitchen diner that we can entertain in as well. It feels, as we have said to the owners, like a home for us and we so looked forward to our return and it didn't disappoint second time round.
Crail itself I think is on the up, it was busy this bank holiday and the general area is seeing lots of great eateries open (try the Dreel Tavern) and the chippy below this house fed us admirably twice that week we were there with some of the best haddock I've had.
This a gem of a place, with fantastic helpful owners who make you welcome, including our beloved whippet, who knew exactly where she was and how to get to the harbour come walkies time... For us an unbeatable combo and we have already pencilled in our next visit.
Great house, beautifully dressed and well equipped with everything a family could need on the high street of this lovely village of Crail. Shops, two lovely pubs, cafes, fish shop and fresh lobster at the picturesque harbour, what more could a family want? There's also a beach; a putting green, a few coastal walks and a stones throw from St Andrew's. Perfect house, perfect location.
What a great place to spend the week. The house was well equipped, the common living room kitchen is spacious as are two of the bedrooms, and the upstairs bath. Wi-fi worked well enough. The welcome basket with coffee and biscuits was much appreciated.
Yes you can buy postage stamps with your phone, but honestly everything digital could stop tomorrow and Crail wouldn't skip a beat. The green grocer, chemist, co-op, baker, butcher, post office, chip shop and pub are all within a stones throw of the Posthouse and each other.
We hated to leave.
My husband and I booked the post house for a relaxing winter break and got exactly what we had hoped for. The house is as described on the website and is well equipped throughout. The added extras such as toiletries and an arrival pack made it even more special.
For us the fact that the post house welcomes dogs was a huge bonus with our labrador retriever also thoroughly enjoying her stay!
Crail is a beautiful village with interesting shops to peruse. The coastal walk is also very enjoyable. We found all the people we met to be welcoming and friendly. Crail is also an excellent base to explore other areas of the Fife coast and we enjoyed doing this.
Every part of our stay from initial enquiries to booking was as simple and straightforward as possible, we would recommend the post house to anyone considering a stay in Fife and hope to be back again ourselves very soon!
Crail Posthouse is a stylish, yet easy to feel at home in property, in the very heart of the village.
Parking outside was not normally a problem and the the property has main door access between the very good fish and chip and a small gift shop.
The Posthouse is situated above the gift shop and there is zero noise from either the shop or the chippy. No chip smells either!
The place is very easy to step into and feel right at home from the off.
Think...oak floors, original windows, big leather sofas, coal effect gas fire, big kitchen with everything you need and more. Comfortable beds with crisp white sheets, a toilet/shower downstairs and a huge shower and free standing bath in the big bathroom on the top floor. There is a small but cosy room to relax and read or play chess in on the top floor and you can definitely see the sea from here and also the master bedroom. Touches like quality toiletries in little baskets and big white fluffy towels and bathrobes and a little basket of coffee and shortbread etc. on arrival add to the quality experience.
We enjoyed watching village life, the sea and fantastic sunsets life from the big corner window in the living room, in fact this is what makes the place so extra special. We found passing traffic was minimal we didn't even notice any noise pollution.
Step outside and you have a quality butcher on the opposite side of the street as well as a cafe/gallery and a little further along a very good greengrocer with a fresh fish counter.
100m or so on the same side is a co-op which opens until 11pm and a wholefood shop which is very well stocked with quality produce. We didn't try the pub but everyone says it is very good.
The harbour is a few minutes stroll a way and there are numerous walks along the coast. St Andrews is 20 minutes away by car - handy for shooting back if you accidentally leave the kids scooter in a car park like we did!
Prices to stay seem average for the area.
We loved our time in the Posthouse and can recommend a holiday here as the place is in a great location and a lot of thought and detail has gone into making it a bit special.