3 (off peak)
Railway Crossing Cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms (one double and one flexible room that can be a double or twin) and is a popular choice at any time of the year with a log burning stove for cosy winter breaks and a hot tub on the patio for soaking up the fabulous views over the surrounding countryside.
Perfect for couples (one or two) and families, this attractive detached self-catering holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful rural position between Crail and Anstruther - both historic fishing villages in the picturesque East Neuk area of Fife. Formerly the cottage for the railway crossing keeper, today this delightful cottage has been fully modernised whilst sensitively preserving its charm to ensure it is cosy and welcoming. All on one level, Railway Crossing Cottage is accessible and suitable for those with limited mobility. It also welcomes children and one well behaved dog by prior arrangement (the garden is fully fenced with plenty of space to play and let off steam).
This beautiful corner of Fife has a lovely coastline dotted with picturesque historic fishing villages to explore. Nearby Crail is possibly the areas prettiest with a busy working harbour (shellfish is its speciality) with gallery and tea room. Crail also has a museum, golf course, fish bar and cafe serving the freshest of seafood, and a hotel. Anstruther's harbour is also a bustling affair but more so today with pleasure craft. Home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther offers a good choice of shops, eateries and possibly the best fish and chips you will find in the area (what nicer place to enjoy them watching the antics in the harbour!).
There are plenty of things to see and do in the area. Take a boat trip to The Isle of May (from the beginning of April to the end of September) to see the seals, sea bird colonies (including puffins) and learn the tales of smugglers past. Visit St Andrews with its famous golf course, Eden Mill Distillery, Aquarium, theatre and Botanic Gardens; the City of Edinburgh with a plethora of attractions including Edinburgh Zoo; The Scottish Deer Centre at Cupar; or simply relax on one of the gorgeous beaches along the coastline. The area also offers miles of wonderful country and coastal walks (with the Fife Coastal Path stretching for over a hundred miles), cycle rides and horse riding.
Whether you want to simply relax in the hot tub, or get out and about exploring the areas many attractions, Railway Crossing Cottage is a welcoming retreat at any time of the year.
Kate Greig joined Independent Cottages in February 2018
Accommodation is all on the ground floor and comprises:
Outside: The cottage has a fully enclosed garden with patio where you can sit out and enjoy an alfresco meal (BBQ and sun umbrella provided). There is also a four person hot tub on the patio decking area screened for privacy, yet affording lovely views over the surrounding countryside - a real hit with guests who have stayed and a wonderful place to relax at the end of the day. The garden also has a lawn area where children can play and adults can relax in the sunshine, along with off-road parking for two cars.
Additional information: WiFi internet access available. One dog is most welcome by prior agreement with the owner. Prices include heating, bed linen, electricity and towels. Cot and high chair are available by arrangement. Short breaks (three night minimum) available outside of peak periods. Being all on one level, the cottage offers easy access but please discuss your personal requirements with the owner before booking to ensure it meets your needs.
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| Fri, 19 Aug 2022 for 7 nights, £785
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