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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Anstruther, Fife, Scotland

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marjmitch...
Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“AMAZING STAY”
Reviewed 27 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This is a lovely place to stay, the cottage is amazing over three levels, outdoor sitting area on two levels. The rooms are beautifully decorated with lots of attention to detail. You immediately feel at home. The location is great, if you want to visit other parts of Fife, or just walk into Anstruther and have those amazing fish and chips!! The summer house at the top of the garden is the best part and sun or rain you can sit there and watch the sea and the sunset. Would definitely recommend this place and will definitely be back. The owners cant do enough for you and left us a lovely gift which we certainly enjoyed!!

Date of stay: September 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Feb 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad you had a nice holiday and hope to welcome you back in the future.
Regards
Catherine
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geraldine...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed 19 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We had a lovely stay at Pebble Cottage, really quirky accommodation which was roomy and comfortable, beautiful views from summer house. Would highly recommend.

Date of stay: September 2017
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Management Response
4 Feb 2018
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review, much appreciated. Hope to welcome you all back again at a future date.
Regards
Catherine
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bluebell9...
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely break”
Reviewed 19 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Pebbles cottage was a pleasure to stay in. The owners were very helpful prior to arriving giving us lots of info and a bottle of wine and shortbread was awaiting us. The cottage is well equipped and very clean , the bedrooms are fab with clean white linen. The bathroom and shower room were lovely and the waterfall shower so good. The only negative thing I have to say is the seating area is very small and the sofas uncomfortable. This didn't bother us as we were rarely in but should it be colder and you wanted to sit round the log burner it may be an issue. On the whole though we loved it and would certainly return.

Date of stay: August 2017
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Management Response
4 Feb 2018
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review, I have taken your comments on board and the cottage now has a French Chair in the seating area. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Regards
Catherine
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78graemet
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Superb location - on the Fife Coastal Path”
Reviewed 27 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Pebbles Cottage is a lovely holiday home from which to explore the East Neuk of Fife. Right on the Fife Coastal Path - easy walking to Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans and Crail.
Wine and shortbread greeted us as a welcome gift.
The house on our arrival was fresh and bright and the bedrooms prepared with crisp linen and white towels.
The summer house is reached by many steps however well worth the climb - my 86 year old mother in law managed just taking her time. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting there enjoying the fabulous views either first thing in the morning with a cup of tea or later on with a glass of wine.
A couple of evenings were slightly cooler and we relaxed in front of the log burning fire in the living area which quickly heated up the room.
Our Golden Retriever was with us and we had no problem eating out in dog friendly places whilst exploring - would recommend the Haven in Cellardyke, the Boathouse in Anstruther, the Smokehouse in Pittenweem and the Ship Inn in Elie.
Communication with Catherine the owner was always friendly with promt responses and I would happily recommend this rental home.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Aug 2017
Thank you Graeme, for taking time to provide a review, I hope to welcome you all back again in the future.
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Anne P
1 review
“Lovely house with great sea views from the garden”
Reviewed 14 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Lovely house just past Cellardyke Harbour and right on the Fife Coastal Path. Bedrooms and bathrooms spotlessly clean on arrival. Would be good if another couple of comfy seats could be added in kitchen/living area if space allows as only 2 x 2-seaters just now. One tiny complaint that the windows on ground and 1st floor are currently paint-locked so don't open, but should be easily fixed. Great terraced garden with fantastic views and easy street parking outside property. Happy to return to Pebbles Cottage or recommend to friends.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Jun 2017
Thank for taking the time to provide a review, the house was completely re painted a few months ago, and i was unaware of the issue with regard to the windows, this has now been rectified by Christine in one of the rooms and a workman has been hired to look at the other widow. With regard to seating I am on the look out for seats that compliment the decor but also would not make the room look overcrowded. Hope to welcome you again in the future.
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elizabeth...
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An okay base to explore the area”
Reviewed 11 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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Cottage was nice enough and had good points but there were a lot of negative points which stopped me from giving a higher score.

It's in a nice peaceful area with beautiful views from the summer house at the top of the garden but be prepared to climb many steps to get there. If you don't want to climb so far there are other 2 nice decking areas to sit and enjoy the quiet peaceful atmosphere. Cottage is well equipped with all you need. We were left a nice welcoming gift which was a nice touch by Catherine.

All bedrooms are of good size and are nice and bright. Unfortunately the 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor have windows that don't open which meant the bedrooms were far too stuffy because we couldn't get any air in. This affected our sleep as it was so stuffy.

Only 4 chairs in living room and there were 5 of us there. Although we knew this at time of booking, I found it strange as the cottage sleeps 6. Granted there are 6 chairs around the kitchen table but they are hard and very uncomfortable and not suitable to sit on for long. Not to keen on the stone floor in living and kitchen area because it makes the cottage feel cold. Might be better if there was even a rug down in the sofa area.
No tv in living room but Catherine was good enough to take 1 from the bedroom to the living room but unfortunately the reception was extremely poor and could not get a picture apart from a couple of channels and the picture was breaking up all the time.

Internet is of poor quality and runs very slow. If anyone is going who uses EE as their network there is no signal at all in the cottage and in order to get a signal you have to go up all the steps to the very top of the garden ( this is not Catherine's fault at all, and the whole area down Anstruther way has poor service with EE).

The fan in the bathroom doesn't work and therefore after showers the whole bathroom is soaking and the water runs down the walls and the bathroom is left with a damp feeling for most of the day.

The overall cleanliness of the cottage was questionable and we had to do a bit of cleaning when we arrived. This again would not be Catherine's fault as she employs a cleaner. We were told entry was 4pm and recieved a call from the cleaner just after 1pm to say the cottage was ready. It was great to get earlier entry but it might of been better if the cleaner had taken a bit longer to clean rather than rush it to give guests early entry.

The board games in the cottage are a good idea, the weather was poor when we were there and we played the games every evening.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Anne E
1 review
“Fantastic stay at Pebbles Cottage”
Reviewed 31 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Location is great, close to the sea and just a 10/15 minute walk into Anstruther where there are some lovely cafe's, restaurants and pubs. The cottage has been decorated to a very high standard and the rooms have more than enough space in them to accommodate up to 6 people. The only thing I would say is that there's no clothes hanging space even just put a rail into the rooms. At the top of the house there is a bedroom with a free standing bath and toilet which is very spacious so if your first into the house, I would definitely recommend getting up there and laying your claim on it. The decking area is a wee sun trap and has been very nicely done as has the garden with its sun room and spectacular views across Cellardyke and Anstruther. There was a bottle of bubbly and a box of shortbread left for us which was a lovely touch. Would go back in a heartbeat!

Date of stay: May 2017
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jun 2017
Thanks for taking time to provide a review, the clothes hanging rail is under the stairs, until now i have just trusted people would open up doors etc but will highlight this, and the silver clips on the walls in the rooms are also for hanging clothes on coat hangers. They just clip up when not in use. I hope you can visits us again in the near future and happy that you enjoyed your break.
Regards
Catherine
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