Last Minute Self Catering Cottage near St Andrews

For those who’ve left it to the last minute to book a holiday, all you need to do to find out when Sandcastle Cottage is next available is to put the dates you require into our Book Now box (to the right or scroll down if on mobile) for an instant quote.  We’re only 10 miles from St Andrews in the East Neuk village of Crail (in the conservation area), and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. There is easy access to the Fife Coastal Path at Roome Bay, the picturesque harbour and bird sanctuary at Kilminning. Crail also has two championship golf courses so you’ll find plenty to do in the area.  We’ve included links to some of the key events and festivals happening around Fife this year for you to enjoy.  We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastle Cottage for your last minute break.

Last Minute Spring Breaks

last minute 2crail Sandcastle Cottage spring breaks

3 or 4 night breaks starting on a Friday or Monday are available at Sandcastle Cottage in the spring season.  A lovely time to take walks on the Fife Coastal Path, and enjoy our early Festivals:

Cambo Snowdrops – 3rd of February – 12 March 2017

Fife Jazz Festival – 3 – 12 February 2017

Stanza Poetry Festival – 1 – 5 March 2017

Open Studios North Fife – 29th April – 1st May 2017

East Neuk Open Studios – 20-21st May 2017 and 27-28 May 2017

Anstruther Harbour Festival  27 – 28 May 2017

Crail Food Festival –  10-11 June 2017

St Monans Small Gardens – June 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

Ceres Highland Games – 24 June 2017

last minute mid june for the Crail Food Festival

Crail Food Festival

Last Minute Summer Weeks

A weekly minimum applies in July and August, with breaks usually starting on a Friday – although with a Monday start an 11-night break is possible, or a 10-Night break Friday – Friday – Monday.

East Neuk Festival – 28 June – 2 July 2017

Crail Festival – 19 July – 29 July 2017

Crail Small Gardens – 8th & 9th July 2017

Balcarres, Near Colinsburgh – Sunday 16 July 2017

Boarhills Village Gardens Sunday 23rd July 2017

Kellie Castle with Balcaskie Sunday 23rd July 2017

Wormistoune House Sunday 2nd July 2017 or by arrangement 1st April – 30th September

Kingsbarns Small Gardens – check around the village in July for exact dates

St Andrews Highland Games – Sunday 30 July 2017

last minute St Andrews Highland Games

St Andrews Highland Games

St Andrews Lammas Fair Market –  August 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

Pittenweem Arts Festival – 5 – 13 August 2017

last minute Pittenweem Arts Festival

Last Minute Autumn short breaks

Even on a short break, you can manage to walk a couple of sections of the Fife Coastal Path, with the help of the Stagecoach 95 Coastliner service (hourly) to bring you back to base at Sandcastle Cottage.  We offer 3 or 4 night breaks as well as weekly breaks starting on a Friday or Monday.

St Andrews Voices – 26 – 29 October 2017

Last Minute Winter breaks

St Andrews Day Events – St Andrew’s Day is 30 November, so check the Visit St Andrews website for details of events around that time.  There are usually events running throughout November in the lead-up to the celebration.

Christmas shopping in St Andrews or at special events throughout the East Neuk in November and early December.  Christmas in Crail or a quiet place to escape and enjoy a peaceful New Year?

last minute st andrew's day in St andrews

Saltires and King Creosote for St Andrew’s Day

What’s On in Fife

For more information about events and festivals happening around Fife, check:

What’s On Fife

Visit St Andrews

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