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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "The property itself was lovely."

    Would have been great views from lounge but there are still maintenance works which spoilt the view and made parking difficult. I loved the property but for me the beds were just too soft and I ended up sleeping on the floor as by Wednesday I actually could not move. This is a personal preference not a complaint- which is why i would not book again (we go every year). Kitchen/dining lovely space. Sandy

    Reviewed by Sandy4.1Apr 2024

  • "Door stoppers!"

    Reviewed by Joakim5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful location, well appointed and convenient for exploring all that Fife has to offer."

    Reviewed by Alistair4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous location & house."

    Host very helpful & supplied a lovely welcome hamper with all the essentials & some luxury items. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were delighted with Invermay and it more than lived up to our expectations."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage in a brilliant location if beaches and costal walks are your thing!"

    We loved our holiday in Invermay and will definitely look to book again. The property is really well equipped and cared for. Only real negative was the toilet seat. It really needs replaced as it wouldn’t stay in place, which was tricky for adults and children alike. Otherwise, cosy and welcoming. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Stella4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage with stunning views of the sea from ever room."

    Wonderful welcome hamper that made a huge difference when we arrived on a stormy night. Jennifer was a superb host and checked to make sure we were able to get in and settled and all was well. She has a real eye for interior design - so it was one of those lovely holidays where the cottage is at least as nice (if not nicer!) than our own home. Huge thanks for all the fine touches, they were really appreciated.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jan 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Invermay Really beautiful accommodation and perfect location."

    The only things that let the accommodation down was the bathroom. The toilet wasn’t clean and the toilet seat was very unstable. The door handle to the property was also a bit loose. Otherwise the perfect seaside getaway.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Oct 2022

  • "Looking forward to staying again one day, so that says it all."

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Sep 2022

  • "Amazing stay at Invermay."

    Host was so lovely and helpful. The property was a amazing. We miss the morning sea views already! A perfect family holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Aug 2022

  • "After a decade long absence from the East Neuk of Fife, Invermay has been the ideal base to re-aquaint ourselves with the Fife Coastal Path from Crail to Elie."

    The welcome hamper was brilliant! The position is superb with a ringside view of the Firth and close to the action of the fishing harbour. The accommodation is superb and the marine-styled décor fascinating.

    Reviewed by Sandy4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great location good views easy parking property had everything needed for a great holiday"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2022

  • "A delightful, well equipped base from which to explore the East Neuk of Fife."

    From the windows we could watch Cuddy Ducks (Eider) and hear them softly calling, and see the fishing fleet coming and going. In clear light,you can see the Gannets circling over Bass Rock. The general store is a couple of minutes walk away - the pub and Dory Bistro even nearer. Bliss.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Invermay was a perfectly situated cottage."

    The view across the Firth of the Forth was beautiful, such a wonderful sight to wake up to each day! The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable for a self-catering stay, we had no grumbles at all, we had a really lovely time. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here and would certainly return!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really comfortable, spacious and fully equipped place to stay in adorable location, right on the waterside."

    We had never been to Fife and was blown away by the beautiful area, with quiet fishing villages, an easy coast path and close proximity to St Andrews. The apartment was quiet and parking was not an issue. The host gives a really helpful guide to local restaurants, cafes, pubs, etc.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfection in pretty Pittenweem."

    Absolutely lovely holiday. This property is a home rather than a holiday rental. Jennifer & Iain are perfect hosts and definitely go the extra mile. Well done and thank you

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2022

  • "This property was so cosy and inviting, just like a home away from home."

    The location was quiet and tranquil with the most stunning costal walks nearby and just a stones throw away from other towns and villages. Would definately return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had an amazing holiday at Invermay cottage and the village of Pittenweem."

    The cottage is so cozy, warm and inviting, a real home from home. Kitted out with everything you could possibly need, furnished to a high standard and stunning sea views from every room Jennifer was an amazing. She called before our stay to introduce herself and provided us with information about every aspect of the stay and also the local area. She even made enquiries for us regarding doggy daycare. We arrived to a lovely welcome hamper and thoughtfull essentials already in the cottage which just made the start of the holiday so much more relaxing. I cannot recomend invermay cottage highly enough and will definitely be back again in the future!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "Invermay was a lovely property."

    Overlooking the sea it was clean and comfortable with everything you could need provided by Jennifer including an amazingly generous welcome basket filled with bread,milk,eggs and coffee to get you started and delicious treats for a perfect holiday.Scottish hospitality at it,s very best! Thank you Jennifer and we hope to return to your beautiful home in 2022. P Martin.

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "The apartment was absolutely beautiful, the owner Jennifer has furnished the accommodation to an extremely high standard."

    From the living room furnishings to the bedding and accessories. It was great to find new little gems in each room. It was a really cosy house, log burner was fabulous to cosy up to whilst watching the sea. There were sea views from all the rooms. Powerful shower and amazing kitchen facilities. Jennifer contacted me prior to arrival advising on absolutely everything and left a wonderful hamper and also fresh milk, eggs, juice and a selection of cheeses were in the fridge. It is in great location right on the harbour with a bistro, small pub and ice cream shop within minutes. We would definitely recommend this accommodation and will hopefully return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2021

  • "For a start Jennifer the owner was a great communicator and was helpful with local advice."

    The property had well proportioned rooms with a sea view from virtually all the windows. It is across the road from the sea and a minute from the harbour. The property is well equipped and modern and would be an extremely comfortable stay for 4 persons. Can't recommend this property enough and if it was nearer to my home town would be booking for next year now!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property is in a fantastic location with the most amazing views."

    The home is stunning with the best of furnishings and all high end appliances. Extremely comfortable beds and everything is provided that you could need on holiday. Lots of very useful information provided by Jennifer and she even arranged some sunshine! A welcome hamper full of goodies was also a lovely welcome and thoroughly enjoyed. We would definitely recommend this property, you won’t regret it.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable flat in a great location and lovely views."

    Nice touches from the host Jennifer. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by May5.0Aug 2021

  • "Invermay is a beautifully furnished home overlooking the sea from every window."

    It was everything we needed for a restful and relaxing holiday, perfectly positioned for exploring the stunning Fife coastline. Jen, our host, was very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed; the basket of food goodies was a very thoughtful touch. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jul 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with woodburning stove, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, bidet, double basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Gas range cooker and 6-ring hob, microwave, coffee machine,washing machine, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: The property is accessed via a small set of stone steps and therefore may not be suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Note: The staircase is steep and guests, especially children, should take care
  • Note: There is restricted head height in one of the bedrooms and sloping ceilings in all upstairs rooms, please consider this when booking
  • Please note: property accommodates a maximum of 4 guests, including any infants
  • Please note: This property only accepts Saturday check ins with a minimum of a 5 night stay.

The property

Invermay comprises of the upper 2 floors of a Grade II listed traditional fisherman's cottage which dates back to 1850.

This character property occupies prime position, located right on the seafront of Midshore in the charming historic fishing village of Pittenweem in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland.

Invermay, loosely interpreted as "by the waters of May" is perfectly named, being right at the shore and also boasting spectactlar views of the Isle of May, from the property.

Offering two double bedrooms, with uninterrupted sea views from every room, Invermay is ideal for two couples or a small family and benefits from beautiful sea views.

Make your way up the small flight of stone steps to the front door and enter into the hall before finding the country-style kitchen/diner; with granite worktops, bespoke painted wood, natural limestone flooring and a fabulous Lacanche cooker, it is sure to inspire some home cooking.

Feel the warmth from the underfloor heating as you head into the sitting room where the pretty backdrop continues with dual aspect windows looking out to the coast; relax in here on the armchairs or sofa while the woodburning stove heats the room, with a TV in here amidst the traditional, homely style.

A steep set of stairs brings you up to two double bedrooms, with one boasting a large sea-facing window and woodburning stove, they both provide charming places to settle in at the end of the day.

Freshen up in the spacious bathroom where you'll find a bath with an overhead shower, a bidet, a double basin and WC.

Step out into the village and take a seafront stroll in the morning to blow away the sleepy cobwebs catching sight of the last of the fishing boats returning from the daily catch, before making a trip to the local village shop for any essentials or stopping in at one of the cafés for a tasty breakfast.

Every year Pittenweem is host to Pittenweem Arts Festival in August which is well worth enjoying if you're visiting at the time, whilst the history of the village can be seen in the local landmark of St Fillan's Cave, a shrine to the saint in the cliff face beneath the priory which you can go and see.

Take a walk along the Fife Coastal Path and come to St Monans Windmill and the village of St Monans itself with its charming 17th and 18th century pantile houses crowded around the harbour, before continuing on to find the remains of Newark Castle.

Head east to Anstruther to enjoy a trip to sea with Anstruther Pleasure Cruises taking you over to May Island National Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary where you'll find the largest puffin colony in the UK!

Venture further inland to visit the fortified mansion of Kellie Castle which dates back to the 14th century and sits within extensive grounds, or visit Balacksie Gardens which open each year on specific dates in summer with the help of National Trust for Scotland allowing for visitors to come and see the beautiful landscaped grounds and enchanting woodlands.

Spend a day in Elie and brave the North Sea with some fun watersports with local equipment hire offering everything from paddle-boards to pedal boats, perfect for creating unique holiday memories!

Discover this hidden gem, Invermay, in the quaint fishing village of Pittenweem for an unforgettable stay with your loved ones.

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Anstruther 1 mile; St Andrews 11 miles.

The village of Pittenweem is one of the busiest fishing ports along the East Neuk of Fife and, as such, is a popular attraction for tourists. There is a pub by the delightful harbour, which is surrounded by restored traditional buildings, all adding to its charm. The village name means ‘place of the cave’ and is believed to refer to the cave St Fillan used as a chapel in the 8th century, and where he is reputed to have prepared his sermons by the glow of his arm. The cave is open to the public and sits in Cove Wynd, in the village. The present day Church of Scotland, or The Kirk, sits on the site of the former Pittenweem Priory, an Augustinian Priory dating back to the Middle Ages. Today, the village is popular with tourists and hosts the Pittenweem Arts Festival each August, an event that has grown in size over the years. The East Neuk Festival is another arts festival that also encompasses many of the villages in the area. The village centre sits a few streets back from the shore and boasts a shop, bakers, a Post Office and a café, plus several bars and galleries. From Anstruther, one mile away, take a day trip out into the Firth of Forth and visit the Isle of May, a National Nature Reserve, or visit one of the other attractive coastal villages in this corner of Fife. With St Andrews and Edinburgh easily accessible, there is so much for the visitor to enjoy.

Please note: This property accommodates a maximum of 4 guests, including any infants.
Please note: This property only accepts Saturday check ins with a minimum of a 5 night stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas