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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland

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KGHLLH
East Horsley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“ABSOLUTELY SUPERB!”
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We stayed at the 'House on the Rock' for 4 days in early October. It is literally THE house on the rock. Closer to the shoreline, where you can sit in the sunshine and watch nothing but the tide roll in over the rocks, you will not get. We had an absolutely superb stay in this wonderful, unique and high quality property.

Built on the rocks (literally) in c1745, the house is steeped in history, evidenced by the photograph hanging on the wall from a time gone by. But still today it is the property in Pittenweem which you simply have to experience for yourselves. A large upstairs family area with really comfy sofas where you can look out over the sea, a new and well equipped kitchen, 4 good sized bedrooms with en-suites/showers and a large dining area, all kept snugly warm by a log burner, makes for a totally relaxing stay for up to 8 people.

Pittenweem is a delightful town. Make sure you visit the harbour with its fleet of small and large working fishing boats and the town shops such as the art gallery. Plus of course the old world village pubs! There are some fantastic restaurants (Forgans in St Andrews, The Ship Inn in Elie and The Dreel Tavern in Anstruther to name but three), all a short walk or drive from the House on the Rock. We ate out on 3 nights and on each occasion the food was truly outstanding. Pittenweem is also well positioned if you want to play golf, as we did, at St Andrews or some of the nearby courses e.g. the Fairmount (Torrance and Kittocks). Crail is also well worth a visit, especially the Pottery. We spent time in St Andrews where there are a wide range of shops, museums and landmarks to be explored.

All in all, I can't speak highly enough of this property and I would strongly encourage anyone who is thinking of visiting this part of the Scotland to stay at 'The House on the Rock'. It would be a great base from which to travel to St Andrews for example.

Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Sitting out in the mornings having breakfast in the sun looking out over the sea
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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David J
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A beautiful place ”
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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Spent time here over the New Year break with friends. It's an absolute charming house in a spectacular location. Beautifully furnished and well laid out, this is an amazing spot. One to be strongly recommended and we will be back.

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Markus G
London, United Kingdom
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“The perfect place to relax and enjoy a typical Scottish fishermen village”
Reviewed 19 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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The House on the Rock is a magnificent place to forget the stress of the world and be part of a great, original fishermen village in Scotland. The House is very unique and perfect for families / larger groups. The location ON THE ROCK is phenomenal and sitting in the living room gives an incredible view over the sea.
St. Andrews and Anstruther are conveniently 'around the corner' and the coastal path is a fantastic wander along the impressive coast line.
Overall, a great holiday and I will definitely come back!

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JulesSEdi
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“House on the Rock, Pittenweem ”
Reviewed 12 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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House on the Rock...perfect location, perfect setting and everything you need in a home away from home. We had a wonderful time relaxing in the house as well as it being a great place to explore the East Neuk of Fife and the many golf courses close by. We'll definitely return and would highly recommend the House on the Rock in Pittenweem.

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Management Response
18 Sep 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely holiday and that you enjoyed the house. We hope we can welcome you back in the near future.
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Dane_gero...
London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning location in picturesque village”
Reviewed 8 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We were lucky to stay at House on the Rocks during the Pittenweem Arts Festival. The house is set in the most fantastic location, literally surrounded by the sea. It is furnished to a very high standard and has a warm homely feel.
Perfect holiday property for families or friends staying together.
Beautiful coastal walks are very accessible from the house to neighbouring villages.

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18 Sep 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the house. We hope we can welcome you back in the near future.
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