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Fisher's Rest

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Anstruther, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property well situated for Anstruther town and all the sites and facilities."

    Everything you could possibly need in the house and the view from the upstairs kitchen and lounge were lovely. The house was always warm and cosy and the hot water plentiful. Incredible amount of light switches to try to fathom! Two issues on cleanliness: fork and knife covered with green mould found in the dishwasher, and more instructions on oven needed - had to google to find out that the time has to be set in order for the grill and oven to heat up. One issue on facilities and maintenance: seems to be an old Volvo right outside property in car park which obviously had not moved for a long while - flat tyres, SORN’d and MOT expired. Glad we were not sitting out on decking with a G&T enjoying a summers evening looking at that.

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Nov 2023

  • "The cottage is perfectly positioned for access to the harbour, shops, cafes, restaurants, dog walks etc."

    The off road parking was really useful too. We were there during storm Babet but were very sheltered, although still able to watch the waves crashing over the harbour walls! The cottage was clean, comfortable, and well maintained, with a good range of kitchen appliances, crockery etc. If a king-sized bed could be squeezed in, in place of the double bed, that would be even more comfortable! We had a great week and will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was wonderfully equipped, but, needs a little attention."

    For example the Bosch oven does not work because it leaks to earth. Likewise the jacuzzi. Neither was a problem to us as we mainly ate out. The owner needs to visit. Overall a great stay!

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Fully equipped with all you need for a very comfortable stay. Very dog friendly area, close to local pubs, hotels and independent shops. Ideal for exploring the East Neuk of Fife and the walking the Coastal Path

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "The only problem I had was it was really warm week I was there and wasn't enough ..."

    The only problem I had was it was really warm week I was there and wasn't enough windows that opened everything else was perfect

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is in a great location, being able to see the sea was lovely when sat eating a meal or relaxing in the evening."

    It was lovely and spacious and a great base to tour the beautiful Fife coast. It was great for the dog lots of dog friendly places to walk and go. A couple of tiny minor things with the cottage, which I'm sure will be simple to rectify. It was an otherwise perfect week away.

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Great location. Really nicely finished property. Very happy to return. Would be nice if, like other places we’ve regularly stayed, welcome pack had maybe milk or a cake as a friendly touch!

    Reviewed by Bill3.8Jul 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage with fantastic views."

    The furnishings and fittings are very high spec, and the cottage was really clean and well maintained. A lot of thought has clearly gone into the colour schemes. It felt like a home from home as soon as we walked in the door, and we'd love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was beautiful, clean and well maintained, just a few minutes from sea front, harbour and shops, had everything we needed, the jacuzzi bath was to die for and used daily, mum n dad loved the walk in shower as they are elderly and was so easy for them."

    Highly recommended, would definitely book again, we had amazing weather and the beach at Elie just down coast about 10 mins in car was fantastic for families, children and pups, thank you to Mel and Stuart who brilliantly sorted out a couple of little hiccups we had. The welcome pack was lovely and much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation"

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Relaxing break, well equipped and great location."

    Once we figured out how the oven worked it went well. Did have a tendency to trip until we realised how it worked.

    Reviewed by David4.1May 2023

  • "First class accommodation and well located as everything on your doorstep, pubs, restaurants,shops and near to the coastal path."

    We had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0May 2023

  • "Stunning cottage with sea views from upstairs living room."

    Beautifully decorated & great facilities. Would highly recommend this property in a great location.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great location and lovely accommodation!"

    We had a great holiday and lovely weather for time of year. The courtyard setting is nice and sheltered with your own parking space. It is well equipped and comfortable with views of the sea over the rooftops. Unfortunately we couldn’t manage to get in the bath as I’m a bit wobbly and didn’t feel safe when trying to climb in, we would have preferred an ordinary bath! This aside, everything else was just right and great value for money

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, very tastefully done in lovely quiet courtyard, very thoughtful owners, lovely little touches, wonderful view, really handy for buses, all town amenities and coastal path too."

    Lots to see and do. Would love to stay again. Perfect holiday home, having a bathroom on each level was great too. Have to mention the superb quality of the towels, super impressed, a delight to use. Couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you for a fabulous holiday in your beautiful house, we didn't want to come home. Fantastic value for money, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property, warm and comfortable."

    Had everything you could possibly need or want. Great central location and having a designated parking space was a definite plus in such a busy place. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely apartment in a great location, had everything required for a short or ..."

    Lovely apartment in a great location, had everything required for a short or long stay and we would definitely book again - Regards, Dave & Audrey

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Feb 2023

  • "The house is spotlessly clean and well equipped, it was lovely."

    The front door is gated so my dogs didn’t run out into the courtyard, which was very handy. There is a terraced area at the front of the house, it is for your use, but it is not enclosed or private, so be careful if you have dogs or young children as the opening to the courtyard opens on to a main road. A great base for exploring the surrounding area or for a quiet relaxing time.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property just minutes walk from harbours, beach, shops and restaurants."

    Our dogs loved their walks on nearby grass area and sandy beach. Beautiful sea views from upstairs lounge and kitchen. Very efficient heating when needed. A downstairs shower would have been preferable to the bath but realise that space was limited….a minor gripe! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Anstruther & surrounding area…great property….Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Marion4.4Oct 2022

  • "The property was good."

    Our critisms would have to be the wooden stairs which were narrow and not carpeted. My wife who is disabled had a great deal of difficulty negotiating them. Had we realised there was no bedroom on the first floor we would not have booked the house, Saying all that the house was lovely and clean and under different circumstances we would book again. Sorry to be so negative

    Reviewed by Anthony John4.4Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property, superb location and very well equipped, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely property, looks great and very nicely finished inside."

    Lovely views across the Forth from the Kitchen-Diner and Lounge. And a very short walk to the harbour front and shops.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent holiday rental very close to the heart of Anstruther."

    Clean, well equipped with everything we needed. Great views across the Forth from the upper floor. There is more to Anstruther than we remembered and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and takeaways within an easy walk. The property is ideally situated to explore the Fife coast and spend time in St Andrews.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great holiday home well equipped with great attention to detail and lovely decor, plunge jacuzzi bath was such a bonus and appreciated after my running in the gorgeous stunning countryside."

    Lovely location, the private courtyard was nice to sit in & the stunning views over the rooftops to the sea & beyond we’re awesome…..we will return for sure in the future. Loved the secure gated bit at the front door to keep the dog safe and to let outdoor shoes dry off etc. The park area is very close by for a quick dog walk if required.

    Reviewed by Karine5.0Jun 2022

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  • Reverse-level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin (2 x 4' double) overlooking courtyard
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Nespresso machine and milk frother
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot, stairgate and baby bath available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, coast is less than 100 meters
  • Note: There is a Japanese-style Jacuzzi bath in the cloakroom, which requires a step
  • Note: Christmas 2024 arrival day will be 21st December for 7 nights.

The property

Tucked away on a charming courtyard in the village of Anstruther, Fife, is this attractive terraced cottage, Fisher's Rest.

A reverse-level property, this pet-friendly abode offers sea views, off-road parking for 1 car with additional on street parking nearby, family-friendly facilities, and is within easy reach of Anstruther's shops and restaurants; ideal for a family of four to explore a beautiful region of Scotland!

Be greeted by a private patio area with furniture to sip your morning coffee and plan the day's adventures.

Inside, the ground floor hosts a handy cloakroom to quickly freshen up, along with two spacious bedrooms to make yourself right at home, a double and a twin.

Climb the stairs and take refuge in the homely sitting room with a window framing the traditional fishing village and the sea; watch the boats bobbing by or sink into the sofas for a family-favourite on the Smart TV!

When it's time for dinner, you'll have everything you need in the contemporary kitchen/diner to set the spacious table and rustle up a home-cooked delicacy.

Load up the dishwasher and washing machine for a fuss-free clean-up, before stepping under the shower head in the stylish shower room with gorgeous marble-effect tiling.

Anstruther is an idyllic fishing village to host your family-friendly holiday in Scotland, with Anstruther Fish Bar, The Haven Bar & Restaurant, a convenience store and supermarket all available moments away from Fisher's Rest.

Discover local history at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, pack your clubs for Anstruther Golf Club, and why not embark on an unforgettable sea adventure to the Isle of May?

Don't forget your binoculars to spot puffins and seals long the way!

If you prefer to stay on land, enjoy the coastal views from the Fife Coastal Path, whilst the seaside town of St Andrews is a short drive away.

St Andrews Botanic Garden, Wardlaw Museum, and the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral are just some of the attractions, along with a famed golf course and West Sands Beach, a long stretch of golden sand.

The town of Cupar is close by to some fabulous attractions including the medieval Dairsie Castle, The Scottish Deer Centre, and Fife Folk Museum.

Alternatively, Edinburgh, Scotland's hilly capital, has something for everyone; St Giles' Cathedral, the tranquil Dean Village, Edinburgh Castle, and Arthur's Seat are sure to please the whole family!

Book your next family-friendly adventure at Fisher's Rest.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band D

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About the location


St Andrews 10 miles; Cupar 16 miles; Edinburgh 50 miles.

Anstruther is the principal village on Fife’s East Neuk Coast and was formerly two distinct burghs, Anstruther West and East. The two parts of the village are divided by the Dreel Burn. Anstruther was originally founded as a fishing village and played a major role in the Scottish herring industry. The history is well documented in the Scottish Fisheries Museum sitting alongside the attractive and busy harbour. Now popular with tourists, Anstruther offers many cafes, bars, galleries and restaurants including the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar, and tourists sit around the harbour enjoying their traditional fish and chips. The harbour is now home to the many pleasure craft offering trips along the coast or to the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth to view the puffin and seal colonies. Across the Forth is Edinburgh and this is easily accessed by car or public transport for an exciting day out. Another popular attraction is the Secret Bunker, a former Cold War nuclear bunker now open to the public. With beautiful coastal walks, the proximity of many golf courses, including St Andrews, Anstruther has so much to offer the visitor.

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