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Salt Herrings is a luxury conversion of an old Cooperage set in a spectacular waterfront location. This stunning and immaculate self catering property is an ideal holiday home for those who wish to spend time by the sea in a beautiful setting.
This Fife cottage is perfectly located for the award winning beaches, coastal walks and many golf courses in this wonderful part of Scotland. Set in a quiet and peaceful location, yet only 15 minutes from the famous historic town of st Andrews.
The cottage is not suitable for young children.
Pets not allowedNot suitable for kidsNo smoking
STRICTLY NO HEELS ON THE WOODEN FLOORS. OUTSIDE SHOES TO BE REMOVED IN THE UTILITY.
1 Full2 Twins1 Crib
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)
Meet the host
Hosting since May 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: Salt Herrings is number 4 The Cooperage and we stay at number 6 and are therefore on hand during your stay if you have any queries etc
We had such a lovely time over New Year the accommodation is great everything was spotless - the views are amazing. Would definitely recommend the host was so friendly and he made sure that everything was perfect for us
Visited December 2022
Written January 2, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Kelty, United Kingdom8 contributions
amazing house with eveything you need for a total relaxing break, well equipped a home from home and spotless, nice comfy bed left window open and can hear the sea also wee area for having a coffee in morning sitting at sea wall. the house is central for going a run to st andrews or nice coastal walks on your doorstep.there are nice pubs and eating places in anstruther when you find a nice wee place like this why would you be bothered going abroad, a total escape
Visited May 2022
Written May 31, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Falkirk, United Kingdom71 contributions
Stunning accommodation for our weekend away
Stayed at Salt Herrings from 11th - 14th February 2022. Totally blown away with our accommodation. Beautiful decor, very clean, cosy, stunning, breath taking views & the owners Ian & Janis were absolutely lovely & made us feel very welcome. Ian put the heating on for our arrival so it was lovely & warm when we arrived & he let us settle in before he popped over to introduce himself which was really nice & advised us if we needed anything or any questions to just knock on their door as they were close by.
There was a cd player & a choice of CD's & a dvd player with a choice of DVD'S & a fabulous log burner.
Loved how the living area was upstairs & downstairs were the bedrooms, bathrooms & utility room with the spectacular views from each room.
We were supplied with toiletries, towels, biscuits, tea, coffee & milk which was a lovely touch again.
This accommodation without a doubt has the WOW factor & is, by far, the best Self catering accommodation we have stayed in with the loveliest owners.
Thank you Ian & Janis for making our stay a wonderful, memorable break.
Visited February 2022
Written February 14, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Amazing place to stay with stunning views
We had an amazing stay at Salt Herrings with our two young kids. It is the perfect location with stunning views! The accommodation was very comfortable and had everything we needed for our family. My partner and I agreed it was one of the best places we've stayed. We will definitely be back!
Visited October 2021
Written October 26, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
5 star self catering
A recommendation from a friend saw us book the salt herrings for a mini break of 5 nights , the 2 of us were blown away with the set up , two bedrooms , two bedrooms on the ground floor , living and kitchen upstairs and as you get to the top of the stairs the view comes in to sight and you can’t help but stop , every day we came back we would stop and just look , john the owner spoke to us on arrival explaining a few things and then left us too it but we also had the benefit of him being a near neighbour if there was an issue ,
Fantastic break in great surroundings and if we can we will get back to salt herrings soon
Visited October 2021
Written October 8, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We had a wonderful weekend in Cellardyke at Salt Herrings! Home from home and were made to feel very welcomed. Beautiful place, definitely worth a visit or few!
Visited July 2021
Written July 23, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Excellent seaside retreat
My husband, my 2 teenage children and I stayed at the Salt Herrings in Cellardyke, which was absolutely brilliant. The accommodation was lovely and spotless and you had everything you needed for your stay, including binoculars to look out at the views.
The views were stunning especially since we had brilliant weather, but would still look great in the winter months. The location is beautiful and very relaxing and only a short walk into Anstruther.
The kids enjoyed the sea pool and the watersports right on our doorstep, and also at the lovely beach at Elie.
The host Ian was very pleasant and welcoming and ensured we were happy with our accommodation and if we needed anything just to give him a shout.
Definitely would recommend and stay again. Fabulous.
Visited July 2021
Written July 17, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We can't wait to come back!
We have seen Salt Herrings and the other properties in the Cooperage (Driftwood Cottage and The Cooper's View) on previous visits to the East Neuk, and looked them up online many times when planning trips, but they weren't available when we wanted to go. Now we understand why! This is one of the very best places we have ever stayed, anywhere - it's even more lovely and comfortable than it looks in the photos. It was also spotlessly clean with extra Covid-related precautions and cleaning in place. All the fixtures and furnishings are really good quality, and the spacious living room/kitchen/dining room upstairs has fantastic views onto the water. It is also run by the nicest, most hospitable people we've met in years of booking self-catering accommodation. It wasn't just that they were very welcoming in person; it was also the way they had thought about what would help their guests enjoy their stay even more. This showed in all the lovely little welcome touches and their generous provision of basics as well as things like binoculars for watching birds on the rocks and travel mugs for taking tea and coffee down to the "sitooterie" on the edge of the water. We were really lucky with the weather so spent many hours relaxing down there as well as walking along the coast, but coming back inside was also a real pleasure and we loved looking out the window from the living room upstairs. Salt Herrings is beside the little harbour in Cellardyke, and very near the Haven which serves food and drink. It's also a short walk from there to Anstruther's harbour, cafes, shops and restaurants. We will definitely be back!
Visited September 2020
Written September 21, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Beautiful seaside sanctuary
We had such a relaxing stay! The cottage is so well equipped and stylishly furnished. It would be a great place to stay in any season with the lovely wood burning stove for Winter. The views over the sea are stunning! Janis and Ian were so so helpful & friendly. The local area is gorgeous and Cellardyke is an ideal base to explore the East Neuk. Highly recommended accommodation
Visited July 2020
Written July 18, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stamford, United Kingdom6 contributions
Fabulous coastal cottage with stunning view
Our second visit to Salt Harrings and it was as good as ever. The cottage is so clean and cosy with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. There's plenty of space and it's so peaceful and just a stroll into Anstruther. The view over the sea is stunning especially when the sun shines! Perfect location to explore the region of Fife and beyond. Great for the golf at Kingsbarns, St Andrews and Carnoustie. Ian and Janis are lovely hosts and made us very welcome. It was good to return and we look forward to visiting again in the future. Thanks to you both
Visited September 2019
Written October 6, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cellardyke is one of a number of small fishing villages in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife. There are numerous pubs and eating places in the area, ranging from the famous 'Anstruther chippie' to award winning seafood restaurants. The fishing village of Pittenweem (2 km from Anstruther) is the venue for the well acclaimed Arts festival every August
How to get there
When you get to Anstruther, come right down to the harbour and keeping the sea on your right come all the way through the narrow streets till you get to Cellardyke harbour. Keep going and when the street opens to grass on the left hand side you are at The Cooperrage. Salt Herrings cottage is No 4 and is on the right hand side ( green door). If you get to the swing park, you have gone too far!! ( the postal code for Sat Nav is KY10 3AW)
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Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Tennis courtWatersports
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50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
No refund available if you cancel thereafter
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