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'Home from Home' - stylish house, Crail, near St Andrews. Bicycles Included!

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Sink into comfort in the shore -themed sitting room.
The Beach House sitting room offers a quiet space in which to reflect, recharge and relax.
Movie Library and complimentary Scottish Whisky.
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Situated in the East Neuk of Fife in the pretty conservation village of Crail. Only 15 minutes by car to St Andrews, Beach House Walk is a beautifully presented and comfortable 2 bedroom semi detached villa just 2 minutes walk from Roome Bay beach and 15 minutes walk to Balcomie Links Golf course. From this wonderful location, one has immediate access to The Fife Coastal Path walking route, which boasts some of Scotland's finest coastal walks. Whether you're arranging a golf trip, weekend break, or family vacation, Beach House Walk is the perfect location to stay, play and relax. FREE BIKE HIRE IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE COST OF YOUR STAY AT BEACH HOUSE WALK. Crail is the oldest burgh in the East Neuk with its old traditional cottages by the working harbour and cobbled streets. Down b...Situated in the East Neuk of Fife in the pretty conservation village of Crail. Only 15 minutes by car to St Andrews, Beach House Walk is a beautifully presented and comfortable 2 bedroom semi detached villa just 2 minutes walk from Roome Bay beach and 15 minutes walk to Balcomie Links Golf course. From this wonderful location, one has immediate access to The Fife Coastal Path walking route, which boasts some of Scotland's finest coastal walks. Whether you're arranging a golf trip, weekend break, or family vacation, Beach House Walk is the perfect location to stay, play and relax. FREE BIKE HIRE IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE COST OF YOUR STAY AT BEACH HOUSE WALK. Crail is the oldest burgh in the East Neuk with its old traditional cottages by the working harbour and cobbled streets. Down by the harbour is a great spot to sample some of the freshest prawns, lobster and crab straight from the boats. The harbour offers the ultimate in picturesque, coastal village beauty, and an ideal setting in which to unwind and take in a peaceful, romantic evening walk. Crail has a comely air, with its handsome merchant houses, tranquil streets and picture-book harbour, around which ancient stone walls curl protectively, embracing the boats that shelter there. The property offers one spacious double room, one twin room, main bathroom, lounge, and kitchen/diner. The Beach House kitchen is fully fitted with contemporary, top range facilities, ensuring that the timeless charm of Crail is tempered by the Beach House's state of the art facilities. The kitchen is fully fitted with hob, oven, fridge freezer and washing machine. The Beach House also boasts a beautifully modern, recently refurbished bathroom. The house has been tastefully decorated with a seashore theme and many little extras to make your stay more comfortable, such as games, books and DVDs. (Crail and the East Neuk have a surprisingly extensive history of featuring on the big screen, and the DVD collection at the Beach House reflects this. Snuggle down for an evening movie and embrace the charms of Crail even from the sofa.) There is a large garden to the rear, which is fully enclosed and overlooks the open countryside. The garden is completed with contemporary outdoor furniture, enabling one to relax and dine alfresco after a busy day of sightseeing. To the front of the property there is garden area and private driveway, with designated car parking space to accommodate one car. There is a handy single garage which you are welcome to use for storage etc. In the garage there are 8 bicycles (4 adult sized, & 4 child sized), fishing rods, nets, beach towels, beach toys, golf clubs, and wellies for you to use at no extra charge. All towels and linens are provided and the property is cleaned prior to your arrival and on your departure. The beds will be made up for your arrival. Our guests love the convenient location of the house as the idyllic harbour, quaint shops,and beach with its breathtaking vistas are all a short walk away via the path directly from the garden gate. SPECIAL OFFER: SPA and FITNESS SUITE At Beach House Walk, we want to you enjoy your stay to the maximum, so we've arranged for our guests a preferential rate for access to the facilities at the nearby Fairmont, St Andrews. Enjoy full access to the spacious swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and fitness suite of Fairmont, St Andrews - ideal to help you to relax and unwind during your stay at Beach House Walk, for just £10 per adult and £5 per child (under 3s go free). Full details will be included in your Welcome Pack on arrival at Beach House Walk. For Cycling Holidays: Beach House Walk is a great location for your cycling holidays, situated close to some fantastic bike trails. There's no need to bring your bikes as there is a selection of bikes provided for your use at the property, together with helmets - all of which is included in the cost of your stay! We particularly recommend the Crail to Kingsbarns cycle path, with a starting point just minutes from the house and offering safe, quiet country roads for all the family to enjoy the peaceful, tranquil area of the East Neuk of Fife. For Golfing Holidays: There are 30 golf courses to choose from within 15 miles of Crail. There are 4 links golf courses all within a 15 minute drive. Balcomie Links and Craighead Links are virtually on the Beach House doorstep, and combine spectacular coastal views and extraordinary holes to provide challenging and enjoyable golf. Kingsbarn Golf Links is just 3 miles distant, and also enjoys the stunning North Sea coastline where each hole embraces the sea. The home of Golf at St Andrews is only 10 miles away: the largest, most iconic public golf complex in Europe, with seven golf courses to choose from: the Old Course, New Course, Jubilee Course, Eden Course, Strathtyrum Course, and the Balgove Course. For Beach Holidays: The sheltered and secluded area of Crail is said to be the one of the driest parts in Scotland, and therefore makes it an excellent choice for an ideal beach holiday. You are spoilt for choice with 17 excellent blue flag beaches to choose from in Fife. Roome Bay Beach is a mere 2 minute walk away, with many rock pools to explore and a children's play area. The coastline is part of the internationally recognised Firth of Forth Ramsar site, dedicated to conservation and protection of wetland habitats and the species which live and feed in these areas. Therefore, Crail and the surrounding coastline is a great area for bird watching at any time of the year. Elie Beach is 5 miles from Crail, and is one of Scotland's blue flag beaches, offering a wonderful walk of almost one mile of uninterrupted sand. There is an excellent sailing club, and a water sports facility where you can hire equipment or head out on an inflatable adventure trip. Kingsbarns Beach is just 2 miles away. This charming blue flag beach stretches for about 2 miles and is bordered by rolling sand dunes. It's a very popular beach for walkers and the Fife Coastal Footpath passes above it. There is plenty of space on the beach for all the family and it is an ideal spot for a picnic. Kingbarns Golf Links, undeniably one of the finest courses in Scotland, runs alongside the beach. Wildlife & Nature Spotting Holidays: Animal & nature lovers will enjoy visiting the Isle of May where there are puffins, crags, seals and an abundance of wildlife. Fifeness Muir Wildlife reserve just outside Crail is where visitors can enjoy the fascinating spectacle of bird migration. During the spring and autumn periods of migration, numerous small paths allow visitors to move quietly round the reserve - or better still, strategically placed seats allow observers to watch birds undisturbed. Approaching 150 species of birds have been seen from the reserve, including 17 species of warbler. During spring and autumn, recording is carried out on a daily basis, and the reserve is now a ringing station, with permanent traps similar to those on the Isle of May. Birds have been recorded travelling to and from 14 different European countries from this part of the East Neuk. A log is maintained in the hut on the reserve, and the latest migratory news is posted on a display board. Visitors are welcome at all times, and the ringing station is run in a way that permits bird watchers to consistently enjoy the freedom of the reserve. Flowering shrubs have been planted, and the reserve is an excellent place for looking at the migrant butterflies it also attracts. There is a good breeding population of birds, but during the breeding season many of the small paths are allowed to grow over to reduce disturbance. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Kirsty W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
Interaction with guests
Kirsty is an experienced tourism consultant working actively in the Hospitality Sector for over 25 years. 'I have holidayed in the East Neuk of Fife for over 40 years. My ancestors are from Kingsbarns. I have very many happy memories of my holidays here, and being a mum with 3 boys, I have had lots of fun holidaying with them, showing them all the wonderful sights and places that Fife has to offer. I have also worked with Fife Council, and with the many businesses and companies in the area. I purchased Beach House Walk in 2015, and dedicated a lot of time and love to the project to have it completely refurbished to a modern and comfortable standard; not just for my own family, but for other guests to enjoy.' - Kirsty Weir
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Reviews (78)
jamerooki
jamerooki
14 contributions
Great host, great location, everything you need and more, beds comfortable, shower amazing and house spotless
Visited October 2022
Written 25 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
kirstyweir16
kirstyweir16
Thank you so very much for the super review, we are delighted that you had such a lovely time at Beach House Walk and you found the house comfortable, and you enjoyed the beautiful location of Crail in the wonderful East Neuk of Fife. Fife has just won an award of the happiest place to be in Scotland! Haste ye back! Best Wishes Kirsty
Written 27 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Luis_0001
Luis_0001
Seville, Spain2 contributions
My wife and me stayed at Beach House for a week golf holidays, in October. It offers everything you could need for a great stay, making you feel as your own home. Great location, calm neighborhood and close to Crail, a delightful village of the coast, whose center is just far 5 minutes walking. Supermarket and goods shops for cooking or to bring with you a gift. The house was absolutely clean, full of cook ware (really nice), with a great and comfortable heating, nice books of the history and culture of Scotland and things to do in the region. There are also a lot of details which show the interest of the owner to make a nice place to be. “Techies” could find a great wifi, readers a nice place to enjoy with their lectures in the cozy cottage of the garden, sleepers could rest in a comfortable mattress, and, if you look for some sport of just a transport, can find bikes and other equipment in the garage. Music, and multimedia options. In summer, should be a pleasure the night in the garden, or looking your children playing in it, just after arrive from a very close beach. Kirsty, it’s owner, was absolutely decided to make our stay comfortable and helped us in every moment with tips, recommendations and resolving our doubts and questions. Easy and quick check-in/out. Definitely highly recommend and a great place to come back and delight with this wonderful land of Fife.
Visited October 2022
Written 24 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
kirstyweir16
kirstyweir16
So delighted that you had such a lovely time at Beach House Walk and thank you so much for the super review. We are delighted that you had a good week golfing and sightseeing in this beautiful part of the world. We do hope that you will come back again one day- you will be made most welcome. Hast ye back! Best Wishes Kirsty
Written 25 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Justin L
Justin L
Orlando, FL21 contributions
Well appointed, very thoughtful owner who dos her best to make sure your stay is perfect! if golfing or vacationing near St Andrews this location works perfect without the hassle and tiny rooms in St Andrews with reasonable pricing. i would highly recommend
Visited September 2022
Written 12 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
kirstyweir16
kirstyweir16
Thank you so very much for the super review Justin, so pleased that you eventually made it over the pond to Bonnie Scotland! Not forgetting the great weather you had in September to enjoy all the fabulous golf courses on the doorstep of Beach House Walk. We do hope you come back again one day, you would be most welcome. Haste ye back! Best wishes Kirsty and family
Written 15 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CROP
CROP
7 contributions
A real gem. This house was so clean and comfortable with everything you need for a great holiday. Very much a home from home. Within easy walk to the centre of Crail and the coast and coastal walks and a lovely garden to chill out in at the end of the day.
Visited August 2022
Written 28 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
kirstyweir16
kirstyweir16
Thank you very much for the super review, we are delighted that you had such a lovely time at Beach House Walk and enjoyed the coastal path of the East Neuk of Fife. It is such a lovely place to relax and unwind in which I am sure you will agree with. Haste ye back! Best Wishes Kirsty and family
Written 29 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jonbods
jonbods
4 contributions
We have just returned from an amazing week in Crail, staying at the beach house walk. The house contains everything possible to make your stay a happy one. The house itself was spotlessly clean, the was a delightful summer house in the garden, perfect for that morning tea/coffee. Great communication with the owners throughout. I cant wait to revisit this gem of a holiday house again.
Visited August 2022
Written 14 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
kirstyweir16
kirstyweir16
Thank you so much the super review, we are delighted that you had such a lovely time at Beach House Walk and the wonderful East Neuk of Fife. We know that you had super weather and so this beautiful part of Scotland at it's best! We would love for you to return again. Haste ye back! Best Wishes Kirsty and family
Written 15 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HelmaOnTour
HelmaOnTour
1 contribution
We stayed here for the second time and enjoyed our stay a lot. The house is in great shape and there is a new cozy little summer house in the garden. The tastefully maritime decoration everywhere is lovely. The new powerful shower is also great and the well equipped kitchen makes it easy to stay home. Close to the Crail Golfing Society courses and through the garden door just a short walk down to the beach. Also recommend the lobster shack in the small harbour. Great choice also for a longer stay in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife.
Visited July 2022
Written 17 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
kirstyweir16
kirstyweir16
Thank you so much for the super review and delighted that you have come back again to Beach House Walk, we are sure that you will have seen many changes! We hope to see you again one day. Haste ye back! Best Wishes Kirsty and family
Written 28 July 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patrick M
Patrick M
1 contribution
We had a wonderful stay at Beach House Walk - the house is very cosy and bright, the kitchen is very well equipped and the garden (including a lovely reading pavillion) is absolutely beautiful. It definitely was not our last time in Scotland and not our last time in Crail!
Visited June 2022
Written 18 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
kirstyweir16
kirstyweir16
Thank you so very much for the super review we are delighted that you had such a lovely stay at Beach House Walk, we do hope that the weather was kind to you and we would love to welcome you back again one day. Haste ye back! Best wishes Kirsty and family
Written 18 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JB
JB
1 contribution
Great location for exploring this beautiful part of Scotland. Lovely to be able to access the Fife Coastal Path via a gate in the back garden and only minutes walk into the pretty village of Crail. The house was spotlessly clean and provided everything needed for a comfortable self-catering holiday. We found the owner (Kirsty) to be very helpful and welcoming.
Visited June 2022
Written 13 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
kirstyweir16
kirstyweir16
Thank you so much for the super review, we are so delighted that you came and spent some time at Beach House Walk and that you had a super wedding at Cambo House. We do hope that you will return again to this beautiful part of Scotland. Haste ye back! Best Wishes Kirsty and family
Written 14 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helga R
Helga R
13 contributions
Our second stay in this beautifully decorated ‘home away from home’ in the coastal village of Crail. There is a lovely garden with a summer house where you can relax with your favourite tipple, listen to the birdsong and take in the views. Lots of welcome goodies provided and the kitchen has every utensil you could ever need ( the tool to remove crab claw meat came in especially useful - fresh lobster can be sourced from a hut by the harbour) Bicycles are provided in the shed but from the back garden gate you can also walk down to the coast and there is lots to explore in the village (Crail pottery & the Crail Fish & chip shop are must to visit!) Kirsty, the host, is very welcoming & helpful - We will definitely return soon to this lovely home.
Visited May 2022
Written 6 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
kirstyweir16
kirstyweir16
Thank you so very much for the super review, so delighted that you decided to come back to Beach House Walk and you had such a lovely time and the weather was fabulous for you. Look forward to welcoming you back again! Haste ye back! Best wishes Kirsty and family Kirsty and family
Written 8 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Connector00055852914
Connector00055852914
1 contribution
Location is fantastic with a path directly from the back garden leading down to the beach. House has all the facilities you could need and is beautifully maintained. The garden with its outdoor shed converted into a wonderful space for reading and relaxing is an added bonus. Wonderful scenery all around and the village is only a few minutes by foot. The owner Kirsty was very helpful throughout. Highly recommended!
Visited May 2022
Written 31 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
kirstyweir16
kirstyweir16
Thank you so much for the super review we are delighted that you had such a lovely stay at Beach House Walk. We do hope that you decide to return again one day - you would be most welcome. Haste ye back! Kirsty and family
Written 1 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Highchair
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Ocean Views
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Towels Provided
TV
Washer
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Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Crail and St Andrews Historically the East Neuk of Fife was commonly referred to by pilgrims on their way to Saint Andrews as 'Fife's Golden Fringe', and indeed the East Neuk coastline is strikingly beautiful and breathtaking. Saint Andrews is also lauded as the home of golf, and is home to Scotland's oldest university. Saint Andrews and the surrounding East Neuk coastline boast some of the UK's cleanest, most extensive and most beautiful beaches. Crail forms part of the East Neuk coastline, a georgous stretch of coastline dotted with idyllic, peaceful fishing villages steeped in history and charm.
Getting around
The No. 95 Stagecoach bus service was, in 2018, nominated 'Most Scenic Bus Route' in the UK. The bus provides a regular service between the fishing villages along the East Neuk coastline, with frequent stops at Saint Andrews bus station. The East Neuk roads echo the area's past; they are narrow, but reflective of the sleepy nature of the area, and as such are quiet and not prone to high levels of traffic. They can be navigated with ease by car but are also ideal for seasoned, and less well seasoned, cyclists.
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