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21 Shoregate - stylish seaside cottage in Crail

Stylish cottage by the sea
35 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
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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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Crail, Fife, Scotland
21 Shoregate is an 18th century cottage located a stone’s throw from the picturesque harbour in Crail. It is cosy and stylishly decorated, with a secluded elevated cottage garden overlooking tumbling rooftops below and on to the harbour, the open sea and the Isle of May - perfect for sea and star gazing. There are sea views from the living-room, and also from the master bedroom... leave your bedroom windows ajar and wake to to the sound of waves lapping the shore below. The second bedroom overlooks picturesque Castle Terrace.

The cottage sleeps up to 4 people. The master bedroom has a superking-sized bed. The second bedroom has two full-sized twin beds. These twin beds convert to a second superking-sized bed - request this ahead. The bedrooms are upstairs beside the bathroom which has a bath with a Grohe rain-shower. Downstairs there is...
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About the Owner, Susan I
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Feb 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 35 reviews and 1 property
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English first
County Down
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in October 2017

Have just returned from a wonderful week in Crail staying at 21 Shoregate. The cottage is beautifully decorated, spotless, comfortable,cosy and superbly equipped. The welcome basket and flowers were a special touch as was the box of doggie goodies. The sun shone almost all week so we enjoyed sitting in the garden taking in the beautiful views. The cottage is...

Management response:

Thank you for the fabulous review. It's very gratifying for us to see that you appreciate all the little touches at the cottage. And pleased to see that you got sunny autumn weather and were able to sit in the garden.


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Welwyn Garden, Herts.
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in September 2017

First you see a fantastic site and exterior and then it gets better! The house is beautifully furnished an equipped. The welcome basket was much ... welcomed! All the components of a lovely house seem to have been incorporated. ( I'm not really a bed connoisseur but we never had less than a full nights sleep during our stay.) Crail...

Management response:

We appreciate it when our guests take the time to give us feedback - and this is wonderful feedback. Glad you mentioned the very comfy superking bed in the master bedroom. Glad too to hear that Crail has not changed in decades - thats the way we like it!


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alec p
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

My wife booked no.21 as a surprise for us inc our Steve the puggle WOW, what a beautiful location , spotlessly clean , beautifully presented and well worth the 9 hour journey which inc 2 hrs worth of stops The Fife coastal path walks are a must We walked both up and down but for us the walk north ending...

Management response:

Your review is a great start to the New Year for us at 21 Shoregate: glad to hear you had a go at the board games and enjoyed the Christmas cake - it's made by a friend of our housekeeper's mum in her country kitchen, we love it too. Thank you!


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Children over the age of 6 are welcome at the cottage.

One well-behaved dog is welcome at the cottage.
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 7 nights
15 Sep 2017 -
26 Oct 2017
Autumn 2017
7 nights --
27 Oct 2017 -
19 Dec 2017
Autumn/winter 2017
7 nights --
20 Dec 2017 -
3 Jan 2018
Christmas & New Year 2017
4 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
SHORT BREAKS IN WINTER SEASON In the low season we offer short breaks for a minimum of four nights, £350. To add a fifth night costs an additional £50 (total £400). To add a sixth night a further £50. Winter season runs from beginning November until the Christmas period and then again from around January 4th through to mid-March.
To book a short break visit our own website, which is the address of the cottage, 21 Shoregate, or contact Susan.
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About the neighbourhood
Crail is one of the best preserved East Neuk fishing villages It has a thriving village community, with a local bakers, butchers, fish and chip shop, whole foods store, and 2 convenience stores.There is a long-established pottery, a local museum and a couple of charming tea shops and also a couple of pubs serving local produce for lunch and dinner. A visitor information office is located in the heart of the village. This is great golfing country. Crail has two stunning courses, Balcomie and Craighead, while the beautiful Kingsbarns links are only three miles away, and the world-famous Old Course at St Andrews is a fifteen-minute drive along the coast.Fresh crab and lobster is available from the harbour over the summer months. There are three small sandy beaches, rock pools and the rock... more
Getting around
Hiring a car is reccommended - we can provide more details on request.

The village is also well-connected by bus. The local Leven to St Andrews bus passes by each way every hour (there's a bus-stop 100 yards from the cottage) linking the villages of the East Neuk and the small university city of St Andrews.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Dundee: 39.0 km
Railway: Leuchars: 24.0 km
Ferry: Rosyth: 56.0 km
Crail is 10 miles from St Andrews, the home of golf, in the Kingdom of Fife. Trains from all over the UK stop at Leuchars, which is the train station for St Andrews. You can travel direct from London-Leuchars, 5 1/2 or 6 hrs depending on the train.

Edinburgh Waverley Station is an hour by train from Leuchars.

Edinburgh Airport is an hour and a half drive from the cottage (just under 50 miles). There is also a small airport at Dundee, 45 minutes away with flights to Heathrow and beyond.

The Caledonian sleeper to Aberdeen also stops at Leuchars, so you can get on in London at bedtime and wake up in Fife.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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