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View from the lounge window
Double bedroom with wardrobe and drawers
Watch the sun go down
Quaint St Monans
Straight outside of the front door
View from lounge window
Coastal walk to Elie
Beautiful Fife coastline
Stunning St Monans
stairs up to the entrance
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Fishermans Loft

St Monans, Fife
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Nestled in a peaceful private position on the East Neuk of Fife's beautiful coastline
  • Perfect area for walking and cycling the Fife Coastal path
  • Visit nearby Anstruther and Crail for catch of the day and St Andrews the home of golf
Property code: 41693

Looking down over the harbour in the pretty fishing village of St Monan’s, this second-floor apartment makes the perfect coastal bolthole for a couple looking to escape from day-to-day stresses.

 

As you enter the living room, throw open the windows and take a seat in the fantastic hanging chair. Listen to the waves lapping and the seagulls squawking, and watch the boats coming in and out of the quay. You’ll feel normal life melt away in a flash. The open-plan living space with exposed beams has a modern kitchen area to the front end with electric oven and a gas hob, plus a fridge/freezer and microwave. The breakfast bar in the centre is perfect for morning coffees and pastries with a view, and at the back of the room is a cosy sitting area with a corner sofa that is crying out to be curled up on with a film or a good book. Those staying for longer – or in the wetter winter months when the sea crashes on the harbour walls and the wind whistles around the eaves, will be glad of the utility room with a washing machine, and the modern bathroom with a large bath and shower attachment. And when the sea-air has worked its magic and the eyes begin to droop, the cute double bedroom with an iron bedstead is just the job.

 

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen -  electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer, coffee machine & air fryer
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Off Street parking at rear of property
  • East Pier SmokeHouse restaurant adjacent to property , open seasonally
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

 

The apartment looks directly over the quaint working harbour in the centre of St Monan's, which has a handful of local shops and cafes and plenty of activity for a spot of people-watching. Take a stroll along the coast path to St Monan's Windmill, around 1 mile away – and if you fancy having a look inside make sure you ask in the post office for the key before you go. For a longer walk, carry on to Anstruther, 3 miles from the house, which has a bigger selection of pubs and restaurants, including a very popular fish and chip shop. There's also a regular bus service from St Monan's that runs into the evenings which is useful for an evening out, or for the return trip after sampling too many local delights. Browse the interesting exhibits at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, or hop on a ferry to the Isle of May across the Firth of Forth to see the friendly seals and characterful puffin colonies. Walk along the coast path in the opposite direction from the apartment to Elie, 3 miles away, and visit Elie Ness lighthouse and Lady Janet Anstruther's Tower on the headland before enjoying a paddle in the pretty sandy bay. Elie is also home to one of Fife's oldest and prettiest links golf courses.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lee 13th July 2024

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Reviewed by Laurence 5th July 2024

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Comfortable well equipped flat in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Kevin 21st June 2024

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Cottage was right be the sea/harbour was great to lookout of window and see the sea.Had a great egg seat to look out and there was binoculars and telescope too hand.Was very well equipped,loved the place

Reviewed by Graham 7th June 2024

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Great seafront location with uninterrupted vies across the Firth of Forth. There are two flights of stairs up to the flat so perhaps not ideal for everyone.

Reviewed by John 17th May 2024

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Lovley apartment clean fresh fully equipped and prettily decorated with sea side theme. Wonderful views from the open window .

Reviewed by Elaine 10th May 2024

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Lovely holiday. We had an issue with the fire alarm beeping and contacted the owner who came to the flat and sorted the problem immediately.

Reviewed by Elena 3rd May 2024

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Reviewed by Alistair 5th April 2024

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We enjoyed our stay and would go again. Recommend a leaflet on table for Ardross Farm Shop. Almost all you would need to shop locally.

Reviewed by Ellen 6th October 2023

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A beautiful location.

Reviewed by Helen 8th September 2023

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Ideal location on harbour. Fabulous views from window. Nice to walk about harbour in evening and morning. Water and heating very efficient. Did not need heating except for couple of days and within hour place warmed up. Very good bath and shower.

Reviewed by Ewan 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Simone 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Phillip 16th June 2023

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Well kept apartment with lovely decor. Very clean throughout. Well provisioned. Wonderful views of the sea and harbour. Parking was easy and not an issue.

Reviewed by Fiona 9th June 2023

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Had a fantastic week at Fishermans loft. The flat is clean and comfortable with everything we needed, but the best feature had to be the view! Fantastic! We spent hours watching the harbour and sea. Dolphin spotting was one if the highlights. St Monans and neighbouring villages are lovely and the costal path linking them is beautiful. Would love toRead more return. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 19th May 2023

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arriving by bus, be prepared for a walk down a steep hill. But, the walk is very worthwhile,by car plenty of parking. property accessed via front door to two flights of steps, even for me having severe knee problems, it was easily climbed. On entering the Fisherman's loft, it is welcoming very comfortable, with Everything you could possible need foRead morer a holiday. The Smokehouse opposite provides beautiful food,and beer. I could write a book on this property with NO negative points, only Positive. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 12th May 2023

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A traditional house with superb views over the harbor and the Firth. An ideal location for a couple wishing to soak up the atmosphere of the East Neu

Reviewed by JANET 24th March 2023

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Enjoyed the holiday. Flat was well equipped every think you needed and more.

Reviewed by Stewart 17th March 2023

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The location is perfection itself, you could spend hours watching the tide go in and out. Very well stocked with everything you could think of and some things you couldn't. Ideal for couples.

Reviewed by Sam 29th October 2022

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Cottage was very clean bedroom bit tight, overall holiday was fantastic

Reviewed by Lorraine 30th September 2022

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Beautiful Views from living room across the Firth of Forth. Accommodation very clean and best equipped self catering accommodation we have stayed at for a very long time The accommodation felt a lot bigger than the pictures do it justice and very bright and airy. Would highly recommend accommodation and Smokehouse Restaurant opposite the property.

Reviewed by Stephen 23rd September 2022

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The Loft offers great accommodation, comfy,warm,well equipped and with a fantastic view. Good base for touring and walking. The Loft is full of character which is reflected in the little town and harbour.

Reviewed by Isabel 16th September 2022

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A very comfortable and relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Douglas 2nd September 2022

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The flat was spotlessly clean and comfortable and in a great location with a good view overlooking the harbour. However, a small word of warning the access stairs are quite steep and could be difficult for someone with mobility issues. Also the bedroom was quite tight. Otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay and would happily book again.

Reviewed by Josephine 26th August 2022

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Well equipped apartment for 2. Wonderful location and view from lounge. Easy parking. Would return.

Reviewed by Baerbel 5th August 2022

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Of course we would recommand this nice, cosy, clean, well equipped and excellent located property to all our friends. You have a great view over the sea, which is better than any television programme. Thank you very much for the binoculars in the apartment! St. Monan is a lovely, quiet place, great for walks along the coastal path, watching birds. Read moreAt the small shop from the post office you can get everything for your basic needs. We enjoyed our stay at the Fishermans Loft very much! Hide

Reviewed by Maureen 24th July 2022

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Lovely location. Beautiful views from the window. Watched the boats coming and going and quiet a few liners passed by. Did the coastal walk to the next village. Great base for going further afield like St Andrew's or Leven. Second time of staying at Fishermans Loft. Loved both times.

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View from the lounge window
Double bedroom with wardrobe and drawers
Watch the sun go down
Quaint St Monans
Straight outside of the front door
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