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21 Shoregate - stylish seaside cottage in Crail

Stylish cottage by the sea
1 of 20Stylish cottage by the sea
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Crail, Fife, Scotland
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...
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Listing #FKN2390034
About the Owner
Susan I
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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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

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

Thank WelyDoug
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

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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

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

  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Children over the age of 6 are welcome at the cottage.

One well-behaved dog is welcome at the cottage.
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 King
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
SHORT BREAKS IN WINTER SEASON In the low season we offer short breaks for a minimum of four nights, £350. To add a fifth night costs an additional £50 (total £400). To add a sixth night a further £50. Winter season runs from beginning November until the Christmas period and then again from around January 4th through to end of February (note from January 2019 there is a slight price increase on all our rates).
To book a short break visit our own website, which is the address of the cottage, 21 Shoregate, or contact Susan.
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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 rocky coastal path to explore. Two of the beaches are within two minutes walk of the cottage
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.
How to get there
Crail is 10 miles from St Andrews, the home of golf, in the Kingdom of Fife. Trains from all over the UK stop at Leuchars, which is the train station for St Andrews. You can travel direct from London-Leuchars, 5 1/2 or 6 hrs depending on the train. Edinburgh Waverley Station is an hour by train from Leuchars. Edinburgh Airport is an hour and a half drive from the cottage (just under 50 miles). There is also a small airport at Dundee, 45 minutes away with flights to Heathrow and beyond. The Caledonian sleeper to Aberdeen also stops at Leuchars, so you can get on in London at bedtime and wake up in Fife.
Airport: Dundee: 24.2 mi
Railway: Leuchars: 14.9 mi
Ferry: Rosyth: 34.8 mi
Activities nearby
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
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