I booked the Puffin Place on behalf of my friends who were visiting from the USA and I am so glad I did. They were delighted with the accommodation and the attention of the owners. Top class, thank you both so much for making our friends welcome would not hesitate to recommend you in the future.
the puffin place , is just perfect for a long weekend , could of stayed there longer. its right in the middle of the village , so close to everything. a great base , to explore the area . and a bonus being dog friendly. spotlessley clean and well furnished . we will be back .
A nice little flat, ideal for exploring Fife. pet friendly. My only complaint would be that you have to cross the road to get to the garden which if the dog wants to go in the middle of the night is a bit of a pain. otherwise a very pleasant stay
I recently spent three nights at The Puffin Place, and it has got to be the comfiest location I've stayed in during my travels in Scotland. It's definitely great value for your money: spacious but with a cozy feel, adorably decorated (and spotlessly clean!), perfectly situated, and with all the amenities you could want for either a short-term or long-term stay. The owners are very nice people who filled me in on local info and let me know I could just knock if I needed anything else during my stay. They were also flexible with my check in/check out needs which was great. I look forward to staying here again the next time I visit St. Monans! l felt like I was staying in my own home, except this place is nicer, hah.
LOCATION: The property is on a quiet and beautiful street (well, all of St. Monans is quiet and beautiful) but it's centrally located: basically around the corner from the grocery store/post office, the cafe (the ladies at The Diving Gannet are very friendly and serve delicious coffee and cookies) and the harbor. (You can see the harbor from the bedroom, in fact!) The main bus stop in town is less than a two minute walk.
AMENITIES: The WiFi worked great during my stay, the heating was perfect, shower/water pressure was great, and I had all the utensils, etc I needed to cook. There's a microwave by the fridge as well. There are plenty of lamps, a comfy couch and chair (and beanbag chairs), an assortment of stacking tables, a kitchen/dining table with chairs, and separate bins inside a closet for recycling, etc. There's a TV with remote, and quite a collection of DVDs as well as board games.
ST. MONANS: I sort of visited St. Monans on a whim, because I'd seen a cool photograph of the zigzag breakwater a few years back. I'm really glad I did! It's an absolutely beautiful town, and there's tons to do in the area. I spent most of my time from sunrise to sunset walking the Fife Coastal Path, which only takes a minute to reach from The Puffin Place. I couldn't believe the incredible views of the sea, the fascinating beaches, the abandoned castle ruins, the crumbling saltwater pools and other amazing things I saw!
From The Puffin Place you can also walk the coastal path to some of the neighboring towns, such as Elie, Pittenweem and Anstruther, which each have their own charms. Although I was visiting in December, the temperature was good, the path was walkable (if a little muddy) and the weather was mostly clear. It was actually great timing, because I really had the path to myself every day, making this feel like a real getaway.
I think St. Monans/The Puffin Place would also be a great location to base yourself if you want to explore some of the more popular tourist areas nearby, such as St. Andrews. It's pretty quick to get there by bus.
The Puffin Place was a wonderfully relaxing location to come home to after each full day out, and I highly recommend a stay!
Cosy and comfortable cottage with all amenities catered for. Quite area, lovely walks and great view from cottage. Food in the Mayview second to none, plenty of food options in near by villages, with plenty of walks (Coastal walk). I only wish we had looked earlier and had gone for the week.
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