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“Heaven Haven”
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33 reviews
Stylish cottage by the sea
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom 2
Cottage from harbour
Living room 1
Living Room 2
Terrace in Summer
View from terrace
Local fishing boat
Second Bedroom with twin beds
Second bedroom with twin beds converted to a super king bed
Kitchen
Dining area
Cottage front door
View as you stand in front door towards Castle Walk
Cottage from Castle Walk
Spring Bulbs at 21 Shoregate
Balcomie, one of Crail's 2 golf courses
Pittenweem, a nearby East Neuk Village
Beach road at nearby Elie
Sunrise from the terrace
Paddling in the Sea
Marketgate, Crail Village
The Lobster Store, at harbour one minute walk away
Front door of 21 Shoregate
Nearby East Neuk village of Anstruther
The cottage seen from Shoregate, the lane to the harbour
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Crail, Fife, Scotland

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LondonKai...
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52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Heaven Haven”
Reviewed 11 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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This was my third stay at 21 Shoregate and the first on my own. I needed some space to simply walk, write, read, and generally be, and this was the perfect location.

The beauty of this cottage is enough to keep you happily indoors from morning till night, but having the Fife Coastal Path on your doorstep and the beautiful St Andrews just 10 miles up the road mean that you have to venture outdoors as well.

21 Shoregate is one of my favourite places in the world and I long for a return.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Mar 2014
Dear Michael, so glad that you found 21 Shoregate the perfect retreat. Hope to welcome you back soon, Susan
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Anne E
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Utterly perfect!”
Reviewed 8 December 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Nina's cozy Crail retreat with divine sea views from the terrace and all the comforts (and more) of home could not have been any more welcoming or spoiling. We have raved to everyone who would listen and hope to go back in 2014. Thank you Susan and the fabulous housekeeper Karen for all the unexpected welcoming touches.

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Liked best: The wonderfully comfortable bed!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
8 Dec 2013
Thank you Anne for the fantastic review - susan
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Chris P
Dunstable, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 13 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

This is a most comfortable cottage in a superb fishing village location. The cottage is beautifully furnished and maintained to a very high standard. Everything is provided. We used it as a central location for walking the Fife Coast Path and it proved to be excellent. We took our dog who was made very welcome. Thoroughly recommended.

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Liked best: Location and quality of furnishing and fittings
Liked least: Garden and parking
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
13 Nov 2013
Hi Chris, Thanks for your lovely review! Susan
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Jill W
Wrexham
Level Contributor
46 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Hugh Standard accommodation as usual”
Reviewed 29 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Third stay. Cottage kept to such a High standard by Karen. Welcome wine, bread etc. Nothing lacking. Garden Beautiful this year thanks to Peter.

Always such a pleasure to stay here.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: Nithung
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
29 Jun 2013
It's Nina's sister, Susan here to say that we are delighted you have enjoyed a third visit to 21 Shoregate and that you so appreciate the high standard of housekeeping from Karen, and the garden, tended by Peter. Hope to welcome you back sometime.
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SandDance...
Durham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fantastic Cottage”
Reviewed 19 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

My wife and I stayed at 21 Shoregate at the beginning of August. This is a luxurious cottage where everything has been thought of to provide the best possible holiday. The location near the harbour is great and the crab shack at the harbour is recommended, along with the butchers in Crail (Penmans) and also Crail Pottery.
This is a great cottage in a great village in a wonderful area. We even hada week of great weather!
Thanks to Nina for a great week!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Aug 2012
Thankyou so much for your lovely comments. I am so glad you both enjoyed your stay and delighted that the weather was good, given the summer we have had! Best regards, Nina
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JennyT67
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 12 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We stayed at this wonderful cottage over the diamond jubilee weekend and following week.
Where do I begin ..from the minute you walk in it feels like home. Baskets containing tea,coffee,jam,wine and biscuits welcomed us along with fresh flowers.
We had the best weather in the UK! and loved the costal walks. Alfie our dog has been sulking since we got home because he misses his costal walks and all those new smells!
This is an absolutely lovely cottage in an equally nice place. It's comfortable and clean, has beautiful bed linen and towels. Fantastic views and a beautiful little garden to sit with a drink watching the boats out at sea.
Crail itself has a great butchers, bakery and local store all within easy walking distance and a gorgeous pottery shop.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: My son would say the lack of wi-fi but for me this was a bonus !!
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
12 Jun 2012
So glad you had such a lovely stay Jenny. You were so lucky with the weather and it sounds like Alfie made the most of it!
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Swindon
Reviewed 31 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012

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Management Response
31 Mar 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review. You review really makes all our efforts worthwhile and we are glad that 21 Shoregate has left you with happy memories of holidays past.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Best regards,

Nina
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