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Attending a festival or event is a great day out for everyone and an opportunity to visit somewhere you haven’t visited before. Read more
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
Things to do on a Spring Break in Crail
A Spring Break in Crail is a time for you to relax, unwind and get away from it all. Our garden is full of spring flowers and is a great place to enjoy warm spring days. You will find all manner of things happening locally. A good source of information in advance of your visit is our Events Page or our blog.Read more
February half-term holidays for family short-breaks by the sea
February brings the first school holidays of the year, with schools throughout Scotland having half-term spring breaks. Some have a long weekend, and others take a full week. Read more
October half term will soon be upon us. The challenge is finding something to do with the kids that keeps then amused during half term and doesn’t cost a fortune. Read more
A spring break in April can bring mixed weather but sometimes bonus days of glorious spring, like this one: 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
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.
Section 3 – 4 Fife Coastal Path
We had business at Sandcastle Cottage in Crail in the morning, so did not start our walk on the Fife Coastal Path from Dysart until early afternoon on a June day in 2016. Read more