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The Stables is a unique and quirky cottage sitting in the heart of Crail, one of the most beautiful fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife. Originally built in 1800, this listed building has been sympathetically converted by local architects to create a contemporary one-bedroom cottage which retains much of its original character. The cottage offers a bright and airy living space, a double bedroom, a bathroom and a utility room. Outside a walled patio garden provides a space to sit.
The cottage is entered via a gate from Rose Wynd and is arranged across two levels. Downstairs, the spacious double bedroom has a king-size bed and ample storage. Egyptian cotton bed-linen is provided and the room is decorated in a fresh, contemporary style. A cot and additional guest beds are available on request. Adjoining the bedroom is family-sized bathroom providing a bath with shower over. The utility room houses the washing machine and is accessed off the bathroom.
Upstairs is a double-height living space which incorporates the kitchen, dining and sitting areas. This beautiful room has a wood-burning stove and is again decorated in a contemporary style. The kitchen has integrated appliances including fridge, dishwasher, double oven and ceramic hob.
Fife is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of attractions and outdoor activities for all. There is much to explore in Crail with its beach, galleries, harbour and shops – including the wonderful Crail Pottery at the end of the street. The Fife Coastal Path passes through Crail on its way from the Firth of Tay to the Firth of Forth and the area is crammed full of things to do and places to see – castles, gardens, museums, distilleries and the world famous golf course in nearby St Andrews.
Included in the rent
The Stables is an ideal property for two, however one child can be accommodated on a fold out bed if required.
Parking at The Stables
As Rose Wynd is a narrow lane, parking next to the property is only possible for loading or unloading, however on street parking is available within 20 metres.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.
This was our second visit to The Stables, and we were not disappointed. The house suits us perfectly as a couple, while having enough seats, crockery and cutlery for the occasional visit by family who were staying nearby. It's location is perfect, within very easy walking distance of both the harbour and the shops. The only thing that would improve it would be a view from the windows, but we understand that the historic building does not lend itself to that, and a short walk gives lovely coastal views. Crail is perfect for the type of holiday we like, with good walking routes and a good bus service to the other East Neuk villages and St Andrews. If I may make a suggestion it is to update the instruction information in the folder as both this year and last the information about the television was outdated and the bin bag referred to for used towels and bed linen was not present on either occasion either. These are minor points, though and should not detract from this review. We would recommend The Stables to any couple looking to stay for a week in Crail.
Have looked at the Stables a couple of times, but this year it was the only place left given the staycation explosion. Fantastic location in the heart of the village, within a fifty yard radius or the Crail Fish Bar, Greens (grocers) Keith's butchers and the bakery, all of which are excellent! The Co-op, the pub, a tea room and the Crail pottery also fall within this radius. Parking is down the street, a hundred yard walk. The accommodation was fine, and quite well appointed; the only word of caution is the dining table c/w heavy benches won't suit anyone with mobility problems, and we had to store our bikes in the hall. The lack of a view could be a drawback if the weather is too dreich to venture out in, but thats being really picky. It's described as sleeping two + one, but if the one is very wee the mezzanine looks very precarious. Overall pretty good value for what is a beautiful location.
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Dear Mr Taylor, thank you your for your feedback and review, to confrim the mezzanine area above the sitting room is not available for the use of guests, as per the website a fold bed is available should a child be staying.
The Stables was a perfect base for a week in this lovely area of Scotland. The cottage had everything we needed and was very warm and cosy. We really liked the upstairs dining and living room area. The Stables is really well-located, right in the centre of Crail, just a few minutes walk from the harbour and coastal path, the pottery, excellent fish&chip shop, and other shops too. We would recommend it and would definitely return if we were in the area.
A nice and cosy little house, ideal for a couple. Situated very close to the harbour of Crail, we loved spending the time watching the boats and the seabirds.
This was our second visit to this property. An excellent property to explore the East Neuk. The property is very comfortable cosy and well presented.
Because we stayed here for the second time, I think that testify for itself :-). Is is a very nice place (Crail) and very cosy home, St Andrews and many other golf courses in short distance. We definitely will be back!
Cosy and comfortable house in very good locality. Thank you for your hospitality ! I do hope definitely be back.
We had a lovely stay at The Stables in Crail. The cottage was a perfect size and had everything you could need for a happy holiday. The only down side to it was that there was no view. The window in the sitting room was frosted glass. It actually felt a bit enclosed because of this. Having said that it was the only complaint we had. It's a lovely area with lots of places to visit.