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21 Shoregate - stylish seaside cottage in Crail

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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21 Shoregate is an 18th century cottage located a stone’s throw from the picturesque harbour in Crail. It is cosy and stylishly decorated, with a secluded elevated cottage garden overlooking tumbling rooftops below and on to the harbour, the open sea and the Isle of May - perfect for sea and star gazing. There are sea views from the living-room, and also from the master bedroom... leave your bedroom windows ajar and wake to to the sound of waves lapping the shore below. The second bedroom overlooks picturesque Castle Terrace. The cottage sleeps up to 4 people. The master bedroom has a superking-sized bed. The second bedroom has two full-sized twin beds. These twin beds convert to a second superking-sized bed - request this ahead. The bedrooms are upstairs beside the bathroom which has a b...21 Shoregate is an 18th century cottage located a stone’s throw from the picturesque harbour in Crail. It is cosy and stylishly decorated, with a secluded elevated cottage garden overlooking tumbling rooftops below and on to the harbour, the open sea and the Isle of May - perfect for sea and star gazing. There are sea views from the living-room, and also from the master bedroom... leave your bedroom windows ajar and wake to to the sound of waves lapping the shore below. The second bedroom overlooks picturesque Castle Terrace. The cottage sleeps up to 4 people. The master bedroom has a superking-sized bed. The second bedroom has two full-sized twin beds. These twin beds convert to a second superking-sized bed - request this ahead. The bedrooms are upstairs beside the bathroom which has a bath with a Grohe rain-shower. Downstairs there is a living room with cosy wood-burning Charnwood stove and an open plan dining area and well-equipped kitchen. Short breaks for a minimum of four nights are available in low season only. There is a minimum rental of seven nights at all other times. Changeover day in high and mid-season is Friday. We are more flexible in low season - get in touch to find out if we can accommodate your dates. Due to its interior design, the cottage is suitable only for children over the age of six. We love dogs and welcome one well-behaved dog. For more details please visit our own website which is the address of the cottage, 21 Shoregate. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Children over the age of 6 are welcome at the cottage. One well-behaved dog is welcome at the cottage.
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1 Full bath
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Reviewed December 20, 2019

We absolutely love 21 Shoregate, we stayed there for the second time last week for a long weekend. it is such a beautiful, tastefully done house, cosy and comfortable especially a this time of year, and the wood stove just made it perfect. There is...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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susanA5925NY, VR Owner at 21 Shoregate - stylish seaside cottage in Crail, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Fantastic to kick off 2020 with your wonderfully evocative review - thank you so much. Looking forward to welcoming you back in October.

Reviewed October 8, 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...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank MandJReid
Management response:Responded October 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.

Reviewed September 27, 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...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank Douglas P
Management response:Responded October 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...More

Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank alec p
Management response:Responded January 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,...More

Reviewed November 13, 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...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Bob592
Management response:Responded November 14, 2016

Thank you for the glowing review - we greatly appreciate it and love your comment about 6 stars!

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Reviewed July 27, 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.

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Janine P
Management response:Responded July 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.

Reviewed May 2, 2015

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

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Janice M
Management response:Responded May 7, 2015

Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the cottage and its location above the harbour - thank you!

Reviewed March 13, 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...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Andy612014
Management response:Responded March 14, 2015

Delighted to hear how much you liked the cottage and the East Neuk of Fife. Thank you!

Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have holidayed in Crail for the past 14 years .... And this place was a hidden gem. We've walked past so many times and having stayed here now, we're kicking ourselves! Everything about 21 Shoregate shouts quality. Fixtures & fittings. Soft furnishings. Nick knacks,...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank davey1tom
Management response:Responded September 5, 2014

Can't believe you walked past the door for 14 years - glad you finally came in! Thanks for your fantastic review. Haste ye back.

Reviewed March 11, 2014

This was my third stay at 21 Shoregate and the first on my own. I needed some space to simply walk, write, read, and generally be, and this was the perfect location. The beauty of this cottage is enough to keep you happily indoors from...More

Date of stay: February 2014
2  Thank LondonKairos
Management response:Responded March 10, 2014

Dear Michael, so glad that you found 21 Shoregate the perfect retreat. Hope to welcome you back soon, Susan

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Crail is one of the best preserved East Neuk fishing villages It has a thriving village community, with a local bakers, butchers, fish and chip shop, whole foods store, and 2 convenience stores.There is a long-established pottery, a local museum and a couple of charming tea shops and also a couple of pubs serving local produce for lunch and dinner. A visitor information office is located in the heart of the village. This is great golfing country. Crail has two stunning courses, Balcomie and Craighead, while the beautiful Kingsbarns links are only three miles away, and the world-famous Old Course at St Andrews is a fifteen-minute drive along the coast.Fresh crab and lobster is available from the harbour over the summer months. There are three small sandy beaches, rock pools and the rock...
Getting around
Hiring a car is reccommended - we can provide more details on request. The village is also well-connected by bus. The local Leven to St Andrews bus passes by each way every hour (there's a bus-stop 100 yards from the cottage) linking the villages of the East Neuk and the small university city of St Andrews.
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