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Seaview - Pittenweem

Anstruther, Fife
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • 20% discount in place up to end of May 2024 due to works taking place - please see need to know section for further details
  • Cosy period property located directly on the seafront in picturesque Pittenweem
  • Explore the Fife Coastal Path and the quaint East Neuk fishing villages
  • Visit the fascinating WW2 Secret Bunker, splendid Kellie Castle and Gardens or take a short drive to St Andrews, home of golf
Property code: 80648

Nestled in the heart of picturesque Pittenweem benefiting from spectacular uninterrupted views out to sea and over the harbour with views towards the Isle of May and the Bass rock.

This cosy period property is beautifully situated and tastefully decorated to create a welcoming home.  Located on the sea-front, it enjoys magnificent uninterrupted sea views over the Firth of Forth and the pretty harbour. It is situated in the quaint fishing village of Pittenweem close to the world-famous town of St Andrews in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife. The village boasts excellent eateries, quirky shops a friendly inn, beach and harbour. Explore the Fife Coastal Path, enjoy Elie water sports, or take a boat trip to the lovely Isle of May National Nature reserve. Visit Scottish Fisheries Museum, Kellie Castle, Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery, the WW2 Secret Bunker or the Scottish Deer Centre. You are within easy reach of St Andrews, the home of golf and further afield the cities of Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth.

Step inside this lovely main door, upper flat in the vestibule -  a perfect place to leave your outdoor clothing, through to the spacious hall. Head through to the light and bright open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with magnificent sea views over the Firth of Forth. Relax on the comfortable sofas and watch the boats coming and going into the harbour.  Enjoy  a great movie on the Smart TV or DVD player and in the evenings spend cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner. This is the place to prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area with electric oven gas hob and microwave while watching the sea birds on the rocks at low tide.  ,There is an undercounter separate freezer and a washer/dryer for your convenience.  Returning  through the hall is the cosy twin bedroom with ample storage space and view over the peaceful rear garden. Heading upstairs you will find the master double bedroom and a reading nook with bay window from where you can enjoy the same uninterrupted sea views - a great place to read, chat over a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.  If you are lucky you might spot dolphins!  Finally completing the accommodation upstairs is the bright bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Outside you have exclusive use of the spacious, enclosed garden on different levels.  There is a patio area with charcoal BBQ and seating, ideal for al fresco dining, relaxing with a coffee or chilled beer or perhaps a wee dram. There is free on-street parking available directly adjacent to the property

  • Main door self-contained flat with free on street parking available
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 twin and 1 double
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, separate freezer and washer/dryer, Nespresso Coffee Machine.  NB there is not a dishwasher
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC.  Hairdryer
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV, Blue tooth sound bar and DVD player in the lounge
  • Free full fibre broadband
  • Enclosed garden with seating area and charcoal BBQ
  • Beach, shop, pub and restaurants within walking distance
  • Provisional Short Term Let Licence - FI 00334 F
  • EPC Rating - Band D
  • Please note that works are taking place from February to end of May 2024. Outside the property there will be a portacabin and adjacent parking will be fenced off resulting in limited parking outside the main door.  Piling works may also cause noise disruption. Images are available of the view from the lounge showing the portacabin on request.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Pittenweem boasts excellent eateries, quirky shops,  a friendly inn and a harbour. The East Neuk of Fife is a region of picturesque fishing villages nestling amongst the natural harbours of the coastline. Crail (9 miles) has one of the prettiest harbours in the area and is well known for shellfish, whilst Anstruther and St Monans (both 1.5 miles)  have quaint alleyways and wynds with cobbled streets and crow-step gabled houses.

 

Explore the Fife Coastal Path, endowed with beaches and coves such as Elie/Earlsferry Beach (4 miles) and Shell Bay (6.5 miles). Visit the gardens and grounds at Kellie Castle (4.5 miles) and Shell Bay (6.5 miles).  Craigtoun Country Park (14 miles) has fun for kids with an an adventure playground and boating lake.  St Andrews (11 miles) the home of golf, has vast sandy beaches and an excellent range of boutique shops, quality eateries, friendly inns, art galleries and museums. Or visit Scotland's Secret WW2 Bunker (February to end October).

 

For city day trips, Edinburgh (47 miles), Perth (40 miles) and Dundee (24 miles) all offer extensive shopping, historical landmarks and restaurants. For woodland walks, head to Cambo Gardens (9.5 miles), or the house and grounds at Hill of Tarvit (14 miles). East Neuk (Cellardyke - 3 miles) offers kayaking, canoeing, archery, paddleboarding, bushcraft and fire making, whilst Blown Away at St Andrews also offer land-yachting, kayaking, paddle-boarding and surfing.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 45 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dorothy 15th January 2024

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Very comfortable accommodation, well equipped and furnished and the views are stunning. Overlooking the sea it was wonderful to watch the sunrise and sunset and the tides. Perfect central location for the East Neuk costal walks and the amazing tidal pools. A swimmers paradise all year round. Great communication with the owner.

Reviewed by Margery 22nd December 2023

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Amazing clean well equipped thank you very much

Reviewed by Evie 24th November 2023

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We had such an amazing time in this flat. It may have been cold but it didnt distract from the stunning views we were greeted with every morning. Such a lovely location as well, with other beautiful places close by. We will hopefully be returning next year as we enjoyed it so much.

Reviewed by Fay 17th November 2023

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The cottage was well equipped and cosy. Everything was clean. I couldn't have asked for a better location with a view out towards the lights of North Berwick. A good base for exploring the village and surrounding area.

Reviewed by Sarah 10th November 2023

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Extremely comfortable, well equipped, cosy, thoughtfully created home with fabulous views whatever the weather in a traditional working fishing village with great walks from the door, decent eating places and two excellent distilleries within easy travelling distance.

Reviewed by Hilary 20th October 2023

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Reviewed by Ferelith 29th September 2023

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Lovely, cosy and comfortable cottage with wonderful, unrestricted sea views. A personal and welcoming email from our host prior to arrival was much appreciated as was the lovely welcome basket. Lots of nice walks nearby and places to eat. Would love to return.

Reviewed by David 22nd September 2023

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Great accommodation and location. We can wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.

Reviewed by Jane 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Fiona 8th September 2023

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What a great place this is. The views from the living and the little room off the main bedroom are amazing and great for watching the seals and the fishing boats. The accommodation has everything you could think of and there was a lovely touch from the owner of a welcome basket We had such a wonderful week we were sad to leave and are already thinkRead moreing about rebooking Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Alison 30th June 2023

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Seaview is truly 'home from home' , in a superb spot overlooking the sea. Views to die for. The flat is fresh, light, well equipped, roomy very comfortable, & spotlessly clean. Watching trawlers coming & going, cormorants & (on one occasion!) a seal - was just magical. Nothing like waking to see sun dancing on the water, to get the day off to a greRead moreat start. The village is lovely, lots of history & great places to walk and to eat! - and everyone so friendly We'd be back anytime - 101% rating. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 26th June 2023

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Wonderful property with stunning views and great location in small fishing village. The welcome basket was v thoughtful. Wonderful base for coffee in the morning watching the fishing boats before coastal walks to villages either side and beyond. All the amenities for staying in and cooking but lots of options for trying local seafood close by.

Reviewed by Justin 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 26th May 2023

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Fantastic cottage home from home great base for exploring the view from the front window was just fabulous didn't want to go home

Reviewed by Andrew 12th May 2023

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Shore House is beautifully situated in an unspoilt village. The village has a vibrant fishing community and shops, with an attractive harbour. There is a fantastic beach overlooked by 17th century fishermans cottages which may only be reached on foot. The cottage is supremely comfortable light and characterful. We saw dolphins a pilot whale and an Read moreotter playing on the foreshore from the main living room. Pittenweem is ideally located to explore the other historic harbours of East Neuk. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 30th April 2023

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This is a delightful property in a stunning location. Perfect.

Reviewed by Hilary 31st March 2023

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Very comfortable and cosy accommodation with everything one could want Beautiful garden with seating area. Excellent location for all local amenities. The view is spectacular so relaxing. I will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Eleanor 26th March 2023

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Really comfortable flat with an amazing view of the sea and harbour - it was lovely to watch the fishing boats heading out to sea and coming back in the evening. Beautiful coastal walks and villages to explore. Lindsay sent us plenty of information about the area and kept in touch, We had a wonderful time and hope to return!

Reviewed by Tim 19th March 2023

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This is an upper flat with views out across the sea just yards away. The house is warm and cosy and well equipped with everything we might have needed. Less than a minutes walk to a sweetie and ice cream shop one way and less than five minutes walk the other way to a tidal swimming pool. The only thing which stops us recommending this as one of theRead more loveliest properties weve been to is that you will book it up and we wont be able to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Hilda 16th March 2023

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Great apartment ,clean , well equipped and nicely decorated with lovely beds and welcome pack. Central location. with fab views.

Reviewed by Juliette 10th March 2023

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We had a lovely long weekend stay as first timers in Pittenweem. We were welcomed with a lovely gift hamper and were really impressed with the standard of accommodation. The accommodation was immaculate and we really appreciated the logs for the fire and excellent heating system. The helpful info pack enhanced our stay and the owner, Lindsay, sent Read morelovely emails before and after our holiday making sure we had everything we needed. Everything was catered for and we hope to return soon. Hide

Reviewed by Sannie 4th March 2023

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Best view Ever

Reviewed by Sannie 27th February 2023

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Reviewed by Jenny 11th November 2022

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Exceptional care from host. Emails before arrival, during stay and on leaving. A wonderful welcome basket and very well equipped, warm apartment.

Reviewed by Sue 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by Sue 8th October 2022

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Perfect spot in Pittenweem. Interesting to watch the fishing boat manoeuvres when coming home with their catch. Lovely comfortable and cosy flat and beautiful garden which is fully enclosed. Had lunch in The Clock Tower Caf a couple of times. Friendly place where our dog was welcomed with a biscuit each time. Visited the Bowhouse Market in St MonanRead mores where you can get local artisan food and a simple Japanese lunch from a vintage caravan. St Andrews beach is a must if you have a dog. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 24th September 2022

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WOW! I actually don't know where to start. What a beautiful little cottage. We loved everything. The little welcome hamper was a lovely touch especially after our 7 hour drive to get there. The cottage itself was clean, well equipped and very cosy. The most incredible view across the sea where we spotted seals and dolphins was the icing on the cakeRead more. Pittenweem is a lovely little place and the tidal pool was amazing. I dipped daily and met some lovely locals. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs J Laing September 2022

we had a wonderful week staying in your cottage. It far exceeded our expectations; it was simply perfect. From the seafront location to the welcome pack, to the reading window to the fire. We loved it all. Only thing I would add to your very well stocked home is a set of binoculars, as we sat and watched the sea rather than telly and the bhoys wereRead more continually getting confused for seals,We did actually see dolphins on the first night, and thankfully captured them on video. Thank you so much, and I hope you get a chance to stay in it soon. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 2nd September 2022

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This was a lovely property, really comfortable & perfectly situated at the harbour. Lindsay went out of her way to find out information about where we could find somewhere to buy seafood. The garden is well kept & a lovely place at the end of the day to sit with a glass, or two, of wine. Wed recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Shiona 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Brendan 5th August 2022

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Fantastic house overlooking the water. Really well equipped and comfortable! Great garden to! Such a beautiful quiet spot a real gem of a house

Reviewed by Sharon 29th July 2022

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If it is peace and relaxation you are searching for then look no further. The windows afford you panoramic views of nature at its finest. A myriad of sea birds make their home here and many follow the fishing boats back to harbour each morning. The garden is a gem when it comes to soaking up the afternoon sunshine after walking and exploring the loRead morecal area. This cottage has everything you could wish for in terms of equipment and is spotlessly clean. We will return. Hide

Reviewed by Vikki 24th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in a lovely place

Reviewed by Julie 17th June 2022

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We found the property excellent

Reviewed by Sally 27th May 2022

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An immaculate holiday apartment in the best of locations.the sea was just over the road by the harbour.parking was easy.the lovely terraced garden at the back was really well designed and colourful. Great place to relax and enjoy the view with the fishing boats going in and out and other visitors enjoying their fish and chips on the benches along tRead morehe sea front. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by C 13th May 2022

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A wonderful place to stay amazing views day and night and plenty to do and see in the area without needing to touch the car we loved it !

Reviewed by Frances 29th April 2022

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Very comfortable apartment with fabulous sea views and a large rear garden , Amazing to wash the dishes while counting the eider ducks bobbing up and down in the sea and watch the fishing boats coming in .We had a lovely week exploring the East Neuk, and our dog particularly enjoyed the coastal path walks.. and a dip in the Pittenweem outdoor pool!Read more Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 22nd April 2022

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The cottage sits overlooking the sea beside a harbour where you can watch the fishing boats come and go. One sunny morning I opened the curtains to see a pod of dolphins swim by and on our walk by across the beach a seal sunbathed on a rock. As we entered the living area we both felt at home as it is so comfortable with big soft sofas, books and gaRead moremes to keep us amused and the T.V. was a good size. The bed was incredibly soft and there is a great little room by the side for quiet contemplation. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 8th April 2022

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On the whole we loved the house, amazing views and great location, clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Philippa 1st April 2022

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Well presented apartment in excellent location, ideally situated for exploring the area of East Neuk. Beautifully landscaped garden is enclosed but access is via a decorative iron gate which would probably suit owners of large dogs off lead but not safe for small breeds. Our dashchund couldn't be let off lead. Didn't spoil our holiday as we were ouRead moret and about but might have been an issue if we'd wanted to sit out in the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Stewart 25th March 2022

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Excellent rental 1st/2nd floor of three storey harbour front property. Truly uninterrupted views. Great for walking the coastal path and an inland circular walk. Great pub/take away mins away. Parking no problem (March) but could be challenging peak holiday periods re residents, rentals and day trippers.

Reviewed by Marian 11th March 2022

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Excellent cottage in beautiful location

Reviewed by Sharon 26th February 2022

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Accommodation fabulous, great location, thoroughly enjoyed our break, great weather was the added bonus. Would highly recommend this as a place to stay.

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