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 click on the BOOK  NOW BOX and put the dates you require 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 and the picturesque harbour is only a short walk from the cottage. Crail also has two championship golf courses. Our website and blog is packed with ideas of what there is to see and do at  We’ve included links to some of the key events and festivals happening in the area this year for you to enjoy.  We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastle Cottage for your last minute break.

Last Minute Dates Available 2020

Spring Dates Available

April 2020

20 – 24 (Mon-Fri) Midweek Break £375

20 – 27 (Mon – Mon) Weekly Break £595

24 – 27 (Fri-Mon) Weekend Break £375

27 – 1 May (Mon – Fri) Midweek Break £375


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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:

Crail Food Festival –  13 & 14 June 2020

Anstruther Harbour Festival 12, 13 & 14 June 2020

Ceres Highland Games – 27 June 2020

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 – 1 – 5 July 2020

Crail Festival – July 2020

Crail Small Gardens – 18 & 19 July 2020

St Andrews Highland Games – Sunday 26 July 2020

last minute St Andrews Highland Games

St Andrews Highland Games

Pittenweem Arts Festival – 1 – 8 August 2020

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.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 1 – 4 October 2020

St Andrews Voices – 15 – 18 October 2020

Last Minute Winter breaks

St Andrews Day Events – St Andrew’s Day is 30 November, so check  our events page 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?

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Saltires and King Creosote for St Andrew’s Day

We would be delighted to welcome you to Sandcastle Cottage. For more details on what there is to see and do in the area click on our website at or to check for last minute availability click on the book now button

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