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21 Shoregate - stylish seaside cottage in Crail

35 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 b...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 a living room with cosy wood-burning Charnwood stove and an open plan dining area and well-equipped kitchen. Short breaks for a minimum of four nights are available in low season only. There is a minimum rental of seven nights at all other times. Changeover day in high and mid-season is Friday. We are more flexible in low season - get in touch to find out if we can accommodate your dates. Due to its interior design, the cottage is suitable only for children over the age of six. We love dogs and welcome one well-behaved dog. For more details please visit our own website which is the address of the cottage, 21 Shoregate. More
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About the Owner
Susan I
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2011
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Reviewed 8 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...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank MandJReid
Management response:Responded 11 October 2017

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.

Reviewed 27 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...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank WelyDoug
Management response:Responded 14 October 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank alec p
Management response:Responded 4 January 2017

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,...More

Reviewed 13 November 2016

My husband and I were fortunate enough to stay at 21 Shoregate for a week in early October 2016. Such a delightful, cozy, beautifully decorated cottage in one of our favourite places, Crail in East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. The whole experience, from booking onwards...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Bob592
Management response:Responded 14 November 2016

Thank you for the glowing review - we greatly appreciate it and love your comment about 6 stars!

Reviewed 28 July 2015

We were looking for a place to stay in Crail and this property was all we could hope for and more. Charming cottage. Would absolutely recommend . Easy access to bus,market, and coastal walking paths.

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Janine P
Management response:Responded 30 July 2015

So glad to hear you were charmed by the cottage - thank you for the lovely review and haste ye back to bonny Scotland.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Deck
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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...
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.
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