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Kirkgate Cottage - Romantic Boutique Bolthole

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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Kirkgate Cottage is a pretty and quirky traditional Fisherman's cottage that has been lovingly restored to create a stunning, modern home. The cottage has a real contemporary feel with an exposed stone wall in the living room housing a wood burning stove and two snuggler chairs to curl up on and relax. Small well behaved dogs welcome - maximum 2.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyNot suitable for kidsNo smoking
We do have a travel cot for babies, however it's not really suitable for older children, more of a cosy bolthole for a relaxing, romantic stay.
Bedrooms
1 Full
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Cathy K
Hosting since December 2014
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe have a key safe for entry. Phone numbers are available for contact.

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Reviews (34)
jaynefandet
jaynefandet
Perth, United Kingdom7 contributions
Great wee cottage
Lovely cosy cottage, very well equipped. Had our breakfast in wee garden both mornings and sun shone on us. Comfy bed and love the big bath in the bedroom. Thank you
Visited September 2023
Written September 24, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Moyra S
Moyra S
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom1 contribution
Beautiful East Neuk Cottage
The cottage is idyllic if your looking for a romantic break, but did feel the many instructions a bit stifling. That said, it is a beautifully furnished, comfortable cottage, maintained to a very high standard. Having travelled some distance to enjoy the East Neuk of Fife, I was rather late arriving and discovered to my dismay, there was no welcome pack. The cottage is designed in an upside down layout which should be taken into account if you have any mobility problems. There are approximately 10 stairs to gain entry into the cottage, that provides access to the kitchen and living areas, there is a further flight of stairs inside that leads to the bedroom and bathroom. From the bedroom there is access to a lovely little patio/courtyard where it is very pleasant to sit, both first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening...... watching life go by. A short walk away is Pittenweem harbour and like its neighbouring villages, is quaint and very picturesque. Immediately across from the cottage is one of the ancient churches advertised in the area, which makes the location of this charming cottage even more attractive. St Andrews is less than 20 minutes away and there is a supermarket located in nearby Anstruther as well as the 2023 award winning chip shop located on the harbour. The area groans with the history it is steeped in and to write more would take from the anticipation of a visit to this lovely area.
Visited September 2023
Written September 9, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

simmons_william1
simmons_william1
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
Ticks all the boxes
This cottage ticks all the boxes and more I don't think kathy could have put anymore thought into this cottage well worth the stay Thank you cathy
Visited June 2022
Written June 30, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CathyK
CathyK
Thank you very much Billy….. very kind and so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Kirkgate. Hope to host you again in the future. Cathy
Written July 1, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ann Marie M
Ann Marie M
5 contributions
Romantic Break
We’re just home from a fabulous weekend at this wonderful cottage. Kirkgate has absolutely everything you need for a luxurious break. Big comfy bed, quality bedding and the relaxing roll top bath in bedroom. The lounge and kitchen have everything you need and more. The area is great for walks and exploring the East Neuk of Fife. This was our 4th or 5th visit. We absolutely love it. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend
Visited November 2021
Written November 8, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CathyK
CathyK
So pleased you enjoy the cottage AM and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Many thanks Cathy
Written June 30, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Coffeeshop.karen@goigle mail.com
Coffeeshop.karen@goigle mail.com
Allendale, United Kingdom5 contributions
Fabulous little holiday rental
Lovely little cottage in ideal location.Very well equipped, extremely comfortable. Very close to the beautiful harbour,cafes and shops,and just off the wonderful Fife Coastal path.We shall most definitely return.
Visited August 2021
Written August 29, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CathyK
CathyK
Many thanks for taking the time to review Kirkgate and very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Many thanks Cathy
Written June 30, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adrian E
Adrian E
Huddersfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
Small but perfectly formed
This was our second stay in Kirkgate Cottage and what a pleasure it was. The cottage is immaculately clean on arrival and filled with lots of personal touches. The bed is large and comfortable, the bathroom is luxurious, the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need and the lounge is perfect for cosy nights in. We managed to park directly outside the property which is conveniently located just off the high street. We have had a wonderful week with hot sunny weather and visited all of the stunning East Neuk of Fife fishing villages nearby. We recommend this cottage to anyone, without hesitation it’s 5 stars from us.
Visited August 2021
Written August 19, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CathyK
CathyK
And that’s 5 stars we really appreciate, thank you! Always great if you’re lucky with the weather for lovely walks along the coast. Aren’t the East Neuk villages pretty? So glad you enjoyed your stay. Cathy
Written June 30, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MJM2629
MJM2629
Glasgow, United Kingdom82 contributions
Simply Amazing!
Just home from the most amazing stay at Kirkgate Cottage! This place is a hidden gem in Pittenweem but in the perfect location just round the corner from the best chippy in Scotland!! The decor and furnishings in the cottage are lovely and modern however keeping some of the original features. Love the upstairs living area with the cosy bedroom and lovely bathroom downstairs! The central heating in the cottage is easy to use and keeps it nice and cosy and there is also a log burner in the living room! No cold feet in the modern fitted bathroom due to the underfloor heating and great to be able to listen to the radio whilst having a shower with the built in Radio/speakers in the ceiling! The shower is fantastic! The bedroom is lovely and cosy with a very comfortable matress on the bed. The kitchen is great with plenty of stuff for cooking so no need to take anything with you, just food and wine!!! Fridge and dishwasher both available. The living room is very comfortable and cosy especially with the log burner on. TV, Freeview, BT Vision and excellent WIFI there too! The cottage is dog friendly and our wee dog loved it there! The owner has gone to lots of effort to make sure the cottage is all covid prepared so there is no worries whatsoever that this hasn’t been taken into account. Thank you for an amazing weekend and we cant wait to return.
Visited November 2020
Written November 15, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CathyK
CathyK
Thank you so much for a brilliant review. Love it when guests enjoy the wee place as much as we do. Bella our Cocker Spaniel love it on the Coastal Path….good for keeping us fit! Hope to see you in the future and thanks again. Cathy
Written June 30, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

raywillmoth288
raywillmoth288
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom2 contributions
Lovely ! cosy ! well presented cottage!
The cottage is fairly central in Pittenweem and only a 5 minute walk from the harbour! Ideally situated on the Fife Coastal Walk, presentation of the cottage was immaculate definitely 5 star quality cosy and comfortable, wonderfully unusual was the large bath in the bedroom, settling down to watching the television with a small glass of vino after a days walking along to Anstruther. You will not be disappointed with the quirky little cottage which we spent a three day break in, under the present national circumstances, cosy on arrival and well stocked with a lovely surprise welcoming tray! many thanks Cathy !
Visited November 2020
Written November 6, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CathyK
CathyK
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - appreciate it! Only just seeing this - Tripadvisor don’t seem to let you know when guest leave a review now. Glad you enjoyed your stay and sampled the delights of the East Neuk. Hope to host you again in the future… Cathy
Written June 30, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KEVIN R
KEVIN R
1 contribution
Hidden Gem
The only problem with writing this review is the character count. If you want somewhere that is exactly what it says on the tin, then this is it. If you want impeccably high standards then this is the cottage to book. If you want a sneak peek of how ALL cottages will need to be this SMART in the future, then this cottage fits the bill. The idyllic charms of Pittenweem and its locality are well known and fully documented elsewhere, but if you want to stay somewhere where the owner has gone the extra mile through attention to detail, then look no further. Words come easily when describing this cottage, but as you know actions mean more. We have already rebooked, We can offer not greater endorsement than that!
Visited August 2020
Written September 10, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CathyK
CathyK
WOW what a great review - we really appreciate it. Sorry not to have responded sooner, but only just seeing this now. Didn’t get an email to let us know that you had left one. So pleased that you love the cottage and hope to welcome you back in the future. Many thanks Cathy
Written June 30, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sheelagh L
Sheelagh L
Short break
Had such a lovely time at this beautiful little cottage, so tastefully decorated. We had a day of rain but spent a lovely afternoon playing some of the games available and loved our cosy day in. We’ll definitely be back. Pittenweem is a lovely wee village and accessible to lots of other towns along the Fife coast....also very friendly folk.
Visited July 2020
Written July 24, 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.
CathyK
CathyK
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay - really appreciate it. Glad that you enjoyed your stay and liked the cottage. We love Pittenweem too and as you say so easy to visit the other pretty villages in the East Neuk with a wander along the Coastal Path. Thanks again and hope to welcome you again one day. Cathy
Written August 30, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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About the neighborhood
Pittenweem is a lovely village with a working harbour that sits at the heart of the Fife coastal path. A great base for golfing, walking, cycling and exploring the natural beauty of the area Pittenweem and the surrounding area has something for everyone. The Fife Coastal Path is on the doorstep and is a great way to explore the villages while enjoying the seascapes and wildlife along the way. Each of the East Neuk villages has restaurants, bars and cafes for a stop off for a stop off along the way. Elie has a great beach, a great pub - The Ship Inn and a superb farm shop - Ardross. A trip to Anstruther wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the famous fish and chip shop and Crail Harbour is definitely worth a look and a photograph.
Getting around
There are plenty of busses to take you to the nearby villages along the East Neuk and also to the wonderful St Andrews. The Fife Coastal Path (117 miles) also runs the length of the East Neuk and is stunning if you’re feeling energetic. Lots of pit stops along the way and you can always get the bus back.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Pittenweem is in the East Neuk of Fife and has a regular bus service. We would recommend a car, but it is not essential if you want a quiet holiday or if you are going to walk the Fife Coastal Path. Please ask for more information if required.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Tennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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