Main door apartment in Anstruther

Beautiful apartment for 5 people in a quiet, historic terrace, 2 mins. from Anstruther`s pretty harbour. Dating from 1860 it has many original features yet is modern and spacious inside. Outside, there is private parking for one car and a sunny patio with seating.

A private entrance at the rear of the terrace leads up to the original apartment via a curved staircase. On this floor are the master bedroom with king size bed, living room with one 3-seat and one 2-seat sofa, a well equipped dining kitchen and a bathroom. Upstairs in the attic conversion there are a further two bedrooms, one that can be either a super-king or two singles, a single bedroom and a shower room/toilet.

This is our holiday home that we let out via Airbnb and VRBO for half the year. The rest of the time we use it ourselves so we have made sure it has everything we could possibly need - it is indeed our home from home!

About the location

Anstruther is one of the East Neuk of Fife’s favourite towns. Its position on the north side of the Firth of Forth gives it outstanding views south to the East Lothian coast, Berwick Law, Bass Rock and the Isle of May National Nature Reserve. Boats to the Isle of May sail from Anstruther harbour from April to September, making it a popular destination for birdwatchers. The town itself boasts a picturesque harbour, the excellent Scottish Fisheries Museum, world famous fish and chip shop and plenty of other good restaurants and convivial pubs. Anstruther also has beautifully preserved and restored buildings, sandy beaches and a 9 hole golf course.

The Fife Coastal Path cuts through the town, with Pittenweem an easy mile and a half walk west and Crail three and a half miles east. Regular bus services connect all the coastal towns so it`s easy to walk one way and get the bus back to the starting point.

Fife is famous for its links golf courses and Anstruther is a great base for golfers. St. Andrews, the `home of golf` (and Scotland`s oldest university), is 10 minutes away by car. Kingsbarns is even closer and has a beautiful beach and coastal path for non-golfers.

St Andrews has much more to offer than golf, including the ruins of the cathedral once the most important in Scotland, a ruined castle with secret tunnel and infamous `bottle` dungeon, sea life centre, interesting shops, restaurants and pubs.

Venturing further afield, it`s well worth crossing the Tay Bridge to Dundee for the V&A and Discovery (Capt. Scott`s ship) museums on the waterfront. Staying in Fife, Falkland Palace, where James VI was living when he became James 1st, is definitely worth a visit and a stroll around the cobbled streets of Falkland village. If well preserved mediaeval villages are your thing, Culross (pronounced cue-ross) near the western end of the coastal path is a must.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Anstruther (HE40468)

Fife,   Scotland

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 5) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Scotland
  • England
  • Northern Ireland

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 22 Oct 2022