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
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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.
Cambo Sands Beach Kingsbarns is only 3 miles from Crail, and a ten minute drive from Sandcastle Cottage. Read more
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
Golfing Short Breaks
Weekend or Midweek Short Breaks
St Andrews is known the world over as the “Home of Golf”. It is the home of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club. The Open Championship is played there every five years. This golfing mecca attracts golfers from all over the world eager to play at least one round on one of its famous links courses. Read more
Crail Golfing Society formed in 1786 is the 7th oldest golf club in the world. The society has two amazing championship golf courses Balcomie Links and Craighead. Only a short drive from the village of Crail these links courses provide some challenging holes and superb panoramic views across the Firth of Forth. 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.
Latest Blog Posts
Helpful suggestions for things to do on a visit to Crail.
This is a circular walk starting at Sandcastle Cottage in Nethergate North and is one of the more popular walks from Crail. The route follows the Fife Coastal Path to Roome Bay, Kilminning Nature Reserve, past the former Coast Guard Station at Fife Ness, Crail Golfing Society and back to Crail. Read more
As well as some great shops in Crail High Street selling local produce we have farm shops selling a range of fresh produce and only a short drive away from Sandcastle Cottage. Read more
We were long overdue a walk round St Andrews Botanic Garden, so set off there on a fine day in May in time for apple blossom and bluebells. 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.