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.
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, buying meat from the butcher, bread from the baker, fruit from the greengrocer and fish from the fishmonger. It’s also a chance to meet the locals and find out what is going on in the village during your self-catering holiday.Read more
If you are planning to spend some time in Crail with us at Sandcastle Cottage and want to know what’s on in Crail, here are some events taking place which may be of interest to youRead 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
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
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
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.
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
Latest Blog Posts
Helpful suggestions for things to do on a visit to Crail.
I’d forgotten just how wonderful the wild flowers smell in the sunshine as you walk the Roome Bay to Castle Walk section of the Fife Coastal Path at Crail. This is our favourite route to the shops and usually walked at least once a day when we’re here on holiday.
The village of Lower Largo is one of the most attractive of the East Neuk’s towns and villages. A real hidden gem with a story to tell and a great day out from Crail and Sandcastle Cottage.Read more
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 click on the BOOK NOW BOX and put the dates you require for an instant quote.
In October 2010 fossil hunting David Attenborough visited Crail with a film crew as part of his First Life Series. He was looking for fossils and Crail’s own carboniferous tree trunk. This tree trunk can be found in the rocks at West Braes at low tide
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.
When staying at Sandcastle Cottage you are never far away from some great walks and amazing wildlife. The Fife Coastal Path passes your doorstep.