Holiday House Details
6-8 Marketgate
(11 reviews)
From £445 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
2 twins

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£455£140
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£465£140
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£465£140
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£485£150
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£465£140
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£455£140
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£455£140
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£445£135
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£445£135
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£595£175
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£595£175
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£460£140
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£460£140
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£470£145
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£470£145
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£480£145
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£480£145
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£500£150
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£480£145
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£470£145
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£470£145
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£460£140
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£460£140
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£610£185
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£610£185


Situated in Crail's Marketgate, once the largest medieval market place in Europe, this self catering holiday house is a delightful example of the traditional architecture in the East Neuk of Fife. Originally two cottages built on top each other, this quirky house has two front doors, one with an outside "forestair". Comfortably furnished and full of character, the lower floor has a large sitting room and bedroom leading out to a charming private, but not enclosed, south facing garden. The ideal sun trap for relaxing in. The upper floor has another bedroom, a dining room, bathroom and a very small kitchen, making this holiday house a fantastic base for exploring all that the East Neuk of Fife has to offer. 

With quaint little fishing villages where white washed houses with red pantiled roofs huddle around bustling harbours, this area of Fife is not only picturesque but has lots for the visitor to see and do. Crail is home to two lovely golf courses and the Crail Golf Society is the seventh oldest in the world. With the world-class golf courses of St Andrews and Kingsbarns only a short drive away, and another 38 courses to choose from in Fife, golfers will be in heaven. Visit The National Trust for Scotland’s Kellie Castle, Falkland Palace, Hill of Tarvit Mansion House or Culross Palace and get a real sense of the ancient Kingdom of Fife’s history, or enjoy the wonderful scenery of rugged cliffs and beautiful stretches of beach as you stroll along the Fife Coastal Path. Crail Pottery, where this family run business produces a diverse range of stoneware and brightly coloured earthenware, is a delight, or visit the Secret Bunker, a fascinating reminder of the Cold War - built in the 1950’s it could accommodate 300 in event of a nuclear war. For those who like to eat and drink the East Neuk offers many first class restaurants and pubs that serve local produce and freshly caught seafood to suit all budgets.

Short breaks out of season by arrangement.



Ground floor:

Entrance hall, twin bedroom with WHB and access to garden, spacious sitting room with large picture window.

First floor:

Entrance hall, twin bedroom, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with WC, WHB and bath with shower.

Please note:

  • Stair gate is available if required.
  • The garden is private but not enclosed.
  • Short breaks are available out of season and by arrangement.
  • EPC Rating - D


  • Crail has two mini-markets, local shops including an excellent butcher, pubs, and restaurants.
  • Award winning restaurants in the area include The Cellar in Anstruther.
  • Golf, Touring, Walking
  • Cycling, and Bird watching
  • DVD player
  • Electric cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden furniture
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Linen provided, please bring your own towels
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (11 reviews)
    6-8 Marketgate reviews
    Very nice comfortable cottage with a beautiful sunny garden. The location is great with lots of interesting local places to visit, and there are good local shops. The kitchen however is very small, so if you plan to do a lot of cooking, this is not the cottage for you. Otherwise a very pleasant cottage for a very relaxing stay.
    Mrs Murray - June 2017
    Wonderful location, a real gem.
    Mrs Jones - September 2016
    The cottage is located in the centre of Crail with parking right outside the cottage but off road. It is about three minutes walk from the convenience stores, green grocers, etc and five minutes from and excellent fish and chip restaurant. The harbour is about ten minutes walk. There are dog walks close by where dogs may be safely let off the leash. Crail is picturesque and makes a good base from which to explore the East Neuk of Fife. The cottage is well appointed with a small, well equipped kitchen and a very comfortable lounge. The bedrooms both have twin beds which you may prefer, or you can push two together if you like to get cosy. The back garden is beautifully maintained and a pleasant place to sit as it faces South. The East Neuk is a gem with plenty to see and a plethora of good eating places. There are some excellent beaches, especially Kingsbarn and interesting places to visit. Passing through coastal villages can be deceptive as often the main road seems a bit drab but if you follow signs to the old harbours a more attractive picture emerges.
    Mr Franklin - June 2016
    We loved out visit to Market gate - the house is relaxing with all items you need; view from window glorious and garden a joy.
    Mrs Macgregor - April 2016
    Quaint little house and lovely location. Quite little town with a great food festival while we were there. Central location for visiting the rest of Fife
    Mr & Mrs Mcmillan - June 2015
    Lovely cottage in beautiful village. Owners made us welcome. Just needed to add a hairdryer to make it perfect. We loved the Crail Harbour Cafe overlooking the sea and amazing cakes also beach at Kingsbarns.
    Mrs Brechin - July 2013
    This property had everything we needed when we were looking for a base close to St. Andrews and Kingsbarns Golf Course - good parking in front, close proximity to shops, library (for looking up the next day's draw on the internet), bus stop (to travel to St. Andrews and leave the car behind) and hotel (Golf Hotel - 2 mins walk away and we would recommend it as we went back every night for our evening meals). It was clean and cosy with a pretty private garden behind, and beautifully decorated. Other than the Golf Hotel, we would recommend the Rockies Restaurant at Anstruther Golf Course nearby - good food and friendly staff.
    Miss Patterson - October 2012
    we enjoyed our stay in Crail which is a lovely vllage , plenty to see in the area and the cottage was charming with lots of leaflets and helpful information at hand , the pub nearby provided good food and the whole village was a pleasure to walk around and explore with a pottery and interesting museum to visit. The whole area offers a peaceful but interesting holiday destination.
    Mrs Pattinson - September 2012
    What a splendid billet, The premises oozed quality and elegance.The lead-up to our holiday was prefaced by a very high standard of communication from the owner.
    Mr Mackenzie - July 2012
    We enjoyed this cottage nice garden, quite near to beach and walkways
    Ms Finlayson - May 2012
    The Padkin Family had thought of everything that we would need for our holiday by the seaside - a delightful cottage and a very warm welcome. The village of Crail was particularly lovely and everyone very helpful and friendly. The Honey Pot Guest House and Tea Room was excellent - my youngest daughter said the lunch was 100 out of ten! Best carrot cake with afternoon tea - all home made and served beautifully.
    Mrs Conroy - March 2012

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands