Sandpiper occupies the ground and first floors of a traditional, stone built, former fisherman's cottage less than a minute's walk from the beach and harbour in the village of Cellardyke in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife, and has been modernised and refurbished to the highest standards. It stands in a peaceful courtyard setting, where there is an attractive whitewashed patio area with furniture and a built-in barbecue, the perfect spot for sitting out with your evening drink or morning coffee. There is also secure storage for golf equipment and cycles.
The accommodation is on two levels, with, downstairs, a well equipped dining kitchen and large bathroom, and upstairs, a bright and cosy sitting room with electric stove and with a range of games, DVDs and CDS, and two bedrooms, one double and one with full-size bunk beds. There is ample wardrobe and storage space in the upstairs lobby. Gas fired central heating (included) ensures guests' comfort all year round.
There is no lack of things to do here for guests of all ages. Walkers will enjoy the coastal path, which offers miles of stunning scenery. Canoeing, kayaking, abseiling, mountain biking and other activities are offered by 'East Neuk Outdoors' in Cellardyke. Then of course there are the famous and excellent Fife golf courses, from prestigious St Andrews (9m) down to the excellent local courses where the moderate charges and quiet fairways are a source of wonder to those coming from the crowded south.
If you can drag the kids away from the beach, there is also much of interest inland. (Bribe them with a visit to the Scottish Deer Park or Scotland's Secret Bunker, a unique legacy of the Cold War!) Kellie Castle, Hill of Tarvit, Falkland Palace are all within easy reach and well worth visiting. Or take a boat trip from nearby Anstruther out into the Firth of Forth and visit the seabird colonies on the Isle of May.
Cellardyke has pubs and restaurants, while the livelier village of Anstruther is within walking distance. It has a range of cafés and pubs, as well as the best fish and chip shop in Scotland. That's at least one meal taken care of then!
Heating and electricity, bed linen and towels are all included. Up to two well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted within the cottage. Wi-Fi is available, subject to provider.
Accommodation (sleeps 4):
- Dining kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, washer/drier, dishwasher etc.
- Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin.
- Sitting room with TV/DVD and mini hi-fi.
- Double bedroom.
- Room with full size bunk beds.