Stronvar, 6 West Braes, Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2PT
- Wonderful sea views
- walking distance to shops
- golf nearby
- gorgeous coastal walks
Sleeps 8 - Stronvar is the ultimate coastal retreat. Stronvar is located in an elevated position overlooking Pittenweem harbour and the Firth of Forth with the most incredible views. The moment you shut the door behind you, you'll leave your worries behind. Breathe in the beautifully-scented sea air and soak in the calm - set over two floors, expect cosy interiors, lovely facilities, plenty of space and a fabulous garden. If you can drag yourself away from your retreat take a leisurely stroll through the village of Pittenweem with its working harbour and fish market. The village has a good selection of shops, cafes and bars. The coastal villages of the East Neuk have an eclectic mix of artisanal and independent shops, lovely restaurants including close by Michelin Star eateries and a host of activities such as sailing, horse riding, tennis and not forgetting the wide selection of golf courses which Fife has to offer. There is also the fabulous and renowned Coastal Path for walkers taking you from village to village.
This detached 4 bedroomed house has lovely front and back gardens and provides generous accommodation for up to 8 people. There is modern kichen with a good sized dining area, a spacious, comfortable lounge with a wood-burning stove, four good sized bedrooms, two twin and two double, a seperate modern shower room and an en-suite shower room. Everything that you need is provided leaving you to simply enjoy the fabulous location and explore further afield in the East Neuk. The house is ideal for a single family or larger groups.
Tucked into a corner of the east coast of Scotland between St Andrews and Edinburgh, the East Neuk of Fife is one of Scotland's most beautiful regions. It has a character all its own, attracting artists by the thousands to its unique combination of history, sea, farmland and beaches, its picturesque fishing villages with their Dutch-style houses and its world famous golf courses. There is so much to do here for the whole family, from kayaking to horse riding, and yet there is great peace here too. In the summer, flowers line the hedgerows and the fields are rich with crops while fishing boats bob in the sea. It's a perfect place to relax, to eat well, and to recharge the batteries. Eight coastal villages comprise the East Neuk - each with its own special character.
Pittenweem - its name is Gaelic for 'place of the cave' - is a working fishing port, its busy harbour being the main landing point for the daily catch. It is a small village of some 1500 inhabitants, with a history not just of fishing and trading but of art too. In August over 100 artists exhibit at the annual Pittenweem Arts Festival and over 30 artists make their permanent home here. The village is blissfully situated, white houses with red pantiled roofs tumbling down to harbour and spreading up and beyond to the fields above. It is situated between Anstruther with its bustling harbour, the Fisheries Museum, supermarkets, various shops and renowned restaurants and the quieter village of St Monans, home to an excellent fish restaurant.
Pittenweem is a very well stocked village with a butchers, bakers, chemists, hairdresser, fish and chips shop (many think it's the best on the coast), the wonderful Cocoa Tree chocolate and teashop. This is a haven for art lovers, for foodies, and for those who simply want to enjoy the unique atmosphere of an historic village - you can still visit the cave that once housed a hermit and gave the village its name. This area is particularly attractive to golfers of course - there are some wonderful courses within half an hour: Anstruther (1 miles away, its club house provides an excellent lunch), Balcomie Links at Crail, Elie, Balbirnie Park, Kingsbarns, Scotscraig, Charleton, Lundin Links, Carnoustie where the 2018 Open will takeplace and of course there is St Andrews, just 15 minutes away and its historic courses.
St Andrews - 9 miles
Edinburgh airport - 46 miles
Leuchars station - 30 minutes
Shops - baker, butcher, general store, chemist - 2 minutes walk
Golf - championship and links courses within 10 minutes
Fife Coastal Path
Pittenweem Arts Festival
Anstruther Fisheries Museum
On arrival at Stronvar you can either park on the street or in the driveway at the right hand side of the house.
Once inside there is a generous hall on the ground floor off which you will find 3 bedrooms, the living room and a modern shower room. The kitchen is through the living room and access to the first floor bedroom and en-suite shower is by way of a staircase at the back of the living room.
A large living room with picture window looking out over the front garden to the Firth of Forth beyond. The room is comfortably furnished and has a modern wood burning stove for cooler months. There is plenty of seating for 8 and the room has a large television with Freeview.
Access to the kitchen is taken off the lounge. It is a modern fitted kitchen with all the appliances you would.expect including - gas hob, oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and a washing machine. There is a good sized dining area as part of the kitchen with a table to seat 8 and a window looking out to sea.
There are three good sized bedrooms on the ground floor. One twin bedded room to the front and one twin and one double to the back. They all have wardrobes with ample hanging space.
There is a modern shower room on the ground floor.
1st Floor Bedroom
Up the stairs at the back of the living room there is a lovely double bedroom with en-suite shower.
Access to the rear garden can be taken from a side door out of the kitchen. The garden is large and has adequate seating for al fresco dining in the warmer summer months. The front garden also has plenty of space to sit out and take in the spectacular views.
All in all Stronvar is simply a great property in a popular East Neuk village where it would be a joy to spend anything from a short break to a fortnight's summer holiday.
Gas central heating
Linen and towels provided
Pets allowed by prior arrangement
Broadband internet access with WiFi
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