Sorry we are now closed for the season. Our booking page will open again in January. We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastle Cottage in 2024.
As we’re only 10 miles from St Andrews and two minutes walk from a beach you’ll find Crail with it’s historic harbour a great place if you’ve left it to the last minute to book a self catering cottage holiday. With good food shopping only a few minutes walk away, you can self-cater here without much preparation, just pack your case and arrive.
To the right (below on mobile) you can see the late availability breaks we have left for season 2023. To book, simply enter your start date into the “Book Now” box to complete our booking form. Breaks start on either a Friday or a Monday – or contact us on 0131 275 1560/ 07742 418388 to discuss if other dates are required. Please note that we do not accept pets in our property as we suffer from allergies.
Things to do from your base at Sandcastle Cottage, Crail
We’ve got lots of ideas for you if you’re on a family holiday in Fife. Read 25 things to do on a holiday in the East Neuk of Fife
There are 15 golf courses up to 30 minutes drive from Sandcastle Cottage including 7 St Andrews Links Courses see our blog for details
We are on the East Neuk Section of the Fife Coastal Path a long distance footpath which follows Fife’s 117 mile coast from Kincardine to Newburgh. See our blog for details on this great walk. Or look at Sandy and Susan’s Walk Page for some great local walks.
If it’s activities and water sports you like see our blog on Active Teenagers
Why not try some of our own suggestions based on our own experience. Read our blog 25 Things to do in the East Neuk of Fife
We are two minutes walk from Roome Bay Beach, five minutes walk from Crail Harbour Beach and a short drive from the beaches at Kingsbarns, St Andrews, and Elie. See our blogs
If you have a young family and are looking for a relaxing holiday by the sea then look no further. See our blog for details
At Sandcastle Cottage you are only a short walk from some excellent local shops where you can by all you need if you want to cook a great family meal. See our blog for details.
If you want to eat out you are within walking distance from the Golf Hotel, Balcomie Links Hotel and the Shoregate in Crail High Street as well as two cafes The Beehive in the High Street and The Crail Harbour Gallery at the Harbour. Crail also has an excellent Fish & Chip shop.
If you are looking for fine dining then The Cellar in Anstruther has a Michelin star. We would also recommend Craig Millar at St Monans harbour and the Bistro Dory in Pittenweem. These establishments are only a short bus or taxi ride from Sandcastle Cottage. For more ideas for places to eat in the area see our Pinterest page.
Crail is an excellent place to just walk around with some great views out to sea from Castle Walk see our blog
Or if you are interested in local history they why not go on our free guided tour of Crail by downloading our blog
If it’s gardens you like then Cambo Garden and Heritage Centre is only a short drive away. See our blog
If you would like to visit a Whisky Distillery, see how whisky is made and buy a bottle of malt to take home then we are only a few minutes drive from the Kingsbarns Distillery.
There is just so much to do in this area it is a challenge to cover everything in a week, you will just have to come back again!
These late availability dates won’t be around for long, so don’t delay – complete the booking form today. We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastle Cottage, Crail in the lovely East Neuk of Fife.