Crail Harbour where you'll find the lobster and crab shack for the freshest local shellfish.
Take a look inside Sandcastle Cottage in the lovely East Neuk village of Crail, Fife, with easy access opposite the cottage to the Fife Coastal Path. No pets allowed
How to book your stay at Sandcastle Cottage, Crail We’d love to welcome you to Sandcastle Cottage, so just check that the dates you require are available using the ‘Book Now’ box and send us an enquiry.
We hope that you will feel at home at Sandcastle Cottage, and enjoy exploring the local area. You’ll find lots of ideas here for things to do around the East Neuk of Fife.
On the ground floor of Sandcastle Cottage you will find the living area: a living room with comfortable furniture, oak tables, TV and DVD player and a selection of books and games. There is a pebble and driftwood effect gas fireRead more
Sandcastle Cottage is the ideal place to choose for spring holidays as we offer either weekend breaks from Friday to Monday, or mid-week breaks from Monday to Friday throughout spring.
Sandcastle Cottage sleeps 5 in two bedrooms. One is a double bedroom, with en-suite shower room and views over the street towards Roome Bay, Crail. The second bedroom is a triple room with 3 single beds.
Family Holidays in Crail
Ideas for things to do on a family holiday near St Andrews in the East Neuk village of Crail.
There is lots to see and do on a day trip to St Andrews. Many of our guests are ex St Andrews students or have holidayed there as a child. Some of our visitors from parts of the UK and overseas are making their first trip to the area. However many are returning guests who have fallen in love with the area and enjoy a relaxing carefree holiday.
Relaxing family holidays by the sea
We can help you plan a relaxing holiday by the sea with your family. Having been on self catering holidays with our own children we have a good idea what makes a holiday with young children fun. Read more
When the weather outlook seems set to sun, a trip to Elie and a picnic on the beach is a great way to spend a day of your holiday at Sandcastle Cottage. Read more
Walk to the shops on your self-catering holiday
The village of Crail is only 10 miles from St Andrews and offers a unique way of shopping which has all but died out in many towns and cities in the UK. This is the way our grandparents used to shop Read more
Our guests have been enjoying a day-out to Craigtoun Park on the outskirts of St Andrews for many years whilst staying at Sandcastle Cottage. Read more
Where to take your Teenagers on Holiday We’ve been thinking about places teenagers would like to go around Fife on family holidays. This article will help your holiday planning when trying to find activities to keep the family amused.
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Helpful suggestions for things to do on a visit to Crail.
Visiting Crail in the height of summer means that you may be fortunate enough to be in the East Neuk of Fife for the annual Pittenweem Arts Festival. The event takes place this year from the 5 – 13 August and celebrates it’s 35th anniversary. If you have not been before it really is worth a visit. You can spend a whole day browsing. These are lots of food outlets providing a range of food and ample car parking.
Every possible exhibition space in the village turns into a mini art gallery for the duration of the Festival, which provides an excellent opportunity to see Pittenweem from all sorts of angles. It usually gives me a severe case of garden envy too as I catch glimpses of the beautifully tended cottage garden plots.
What there is to see and do
Our last visit was punctuated by a series of heavy rain showers, but this just meant we had a good excuse to visit the Cocoa Tree for a reviving caliente chocolate! We met Philip Raskin, whose work we’ve admired and been following for several years. We paid a visit to see Karen at Funky Scottish – you’ll know her work as soon as you see it, as she designed our Sandcastle Cottage plate . Also Keny Drew of East Neuk Glass who runs courses from his studio throughout the year. Oh, and so many others – 90 different venues , as well as Fringe Venues which feature local artists too.
Below Funky Scottish Gallery owned by Karen Edward who designed our Sandcastle Cottage plate which has pride of place in the lounge.
Pittenweem is still a working fishing port and still has a number of fishing boats based at the harbour. There is also a fish market and local fish merchants where you can buy fresh fish daily.
Stop for Coffee and Cake!
A visit to Pittenweem Arts Festival would not be complete without chocolate cake from the Cocoa Tree based in the towns High Street.
If you would like to find out more about staying at Sandcastle Cottage and check our availability then click the link below. We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastle Cottage.
Crail has two amazing championship golf courses Balcomie Links and Craighead. Only ten miles from St Andrews these links courses provide some challenging holes and superb panoramic views across the Firth of Forth. Read more
The best time to visit the Isle of May is in spring and early summer. This is a very popular day trip with our guests at Sandcastle Cottage. Boat trips leave from Anstruther harbour either on the May Princess or the fast Osprey Rib. This is a fantastic day out and one you will remember for a long time to come. We would recommend you book in advance as these trips are very popular. Booking can be done by using the links provided. Read more
Finding members of your family tree have lived in Crail, Fife in Scotland might just lead you to take a trip to visit the village to find out more. Read more
Sandy and Susan’s Walks on the Fife Coastal Path Walking Fife: time for a summary of our Fife Coastal Path walks. This will mean you have an easy guide to find the different walks which we’ve completed over the years.