Here are 25 things we have done as a family whilst on holiday at Sandcastle Cottage. There is definitely something for everyone on a holiday in the East Neuk of Fife and St Andrews. As seasoned holidaymakers in the area, there are of course some glaring omissions but we thought the selection might inspire you if you’re considering a break here.Read more
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As an avid reader on holiday I like to look for books which are set in the area I am visiting. So here is my recommended reading for a trip to Crail. Whether it be Crime Novels, Golf, Local History, Walks or just information on what there is to see and do.Read more
A holiday in the East Neuk of Fife gives visitors the opportunity to visit the different towns and villages along the coast, and with a base in Crail you have several options for a day out to Anstruther. It’s near enough to walk along the coastal path; there is a regular hourly bus service on the Coastliner 95; or you can go by car.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.
A summer walk on the Fife Coastal Path with lunch at St Monans
On a glorious summer’s day in August, we headed to Elie for a stroll on the Fife Coastal Path with the idea that we would arrive in St Monans just in time for lunch at the East Pier Smokehouse. 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
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. The route offers you superb views across the Firth of Forth.Read more
This section of the Fife Pilgrim Way Culross to Dunfermline starts in one of Scotland’s oldest Royal Burghs.
Culross (pronounced Coo ross) is one of the most picturesque burghs in Scotland. Culross in Gaelic Cuilean Ros means holy point or promontory. Situated on the north bank of the Firth of Forth between Dunfermline and Stirling its little houses and cobbled streets provide a picture postcard appearance. Culross is popular with artists and Outlander fans will recognise it as the fictional village of Cranesmuir.Read more