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Railway Crossing Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £650  to  £980

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  • £145 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Hot Tub

About Railway Crossing Cottage

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.


STL Licence = FI00353F

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Owner details:

Kate Greig joined Independent Cottages in February 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Fife)

Accommodation is all on the ground floor and comprises:

  • Open-plan living area with space to cook, dine and relax. There are large patio doors letting the outside flood in with easy access onto the patio. To one end is the kitchen with a good range of cupboards, built-in oven, hob with extractor over, tall fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and a washer/dryer. At the other end of this space is the sitting area with comfy sofas facing a log burning stove (a welcome basket of logs is provided). There is also a Freeview television and dining table in-between the kitchen and sitting areas with table and four chairs.
  • Double bedroom with bedside tables including lamps and a wardrobe for clothes storage.
  • Flexible twin bedroom with two single beds, bedside table (with lamp) in-between and wardrobe. The beds can be zipped together to form a super-king if preferred by prior arrangement.
  • Family bathroom with shower over the bath, WC and wash basin.

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.


STL Licence = FI00353F

Railway Crossing Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin/Double)
1 dog welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1337 828032 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Kate Greig
Member Since February 2018

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* Calendar last updated: 17th June 2024