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    Dating back to the 1500’s, this characterful property offers fantastic accommodation for those who love to be near the seaside.

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    • Asset 46

      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 6 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Sea view
      Sea view
    • Television
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Coastal within 1 mile
      Coastal within 1 mile
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
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    Hoseasons "Dating back to the 1500’s this characterful property offers fantastic accommodation for those who love to be near the seaside. \nGround Floor\n\n\nUtility room.\n\nSpiral stairs to...\n\nFirst Floor\n\n\nLiving room 1 \nWith Freeview TV.\n\nKitchendining room\n With electric cooker microwave fridgefreezer and dishwasher.\n\nShower room\n With shower cubicle and toilet.\nSpiral stairs to...\n\nSecond Floor\n\n\nBedroom 1\n With double bed.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith double bed.\n\nBedroom 3 \nWith twin beds.\n\nBathroom\n With bath and toilet.\nSteep narrow stairs to...\n\nThird Floor\n\n\nLiving room 2\n With Freeview TV and sloping ceilings.Laundry room with 2 washing machines and tumble dryer shared. Please note This property has a security deposit of £100.Both properties Gas central heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Small courtyard. Garden shared with owner and other property on-site. Bike store. On road parking additional parking in public car park 50 yards away free of charge. No smoking. Please note There are 7 steps to the owner’s garden. The Great Lodging is located in the heart of the seaside village of Anstruther or Anster as it’s known locally. The Great Lodging known as ‘Fernbank’ for many years until the current owners revived the original name in 1993 consisted of four separate dwellings dating back to the 1500s. In 1643 it was owned by the Borthwick family who owned many estates nearby. In 1752 it was passed to George Dishington who is strongly believed to be a descendant of Robert the Bruce King of Scots. Dishington went on to buy the other properties that now form The Great Lodging. His descendants lived in the property until 1885 when it was owned by John Melville-Keay captain of ‘Ariel’ a China tea clipper ship which almost won The Great Tea Race of 1866. The most famous of all tea clipper ships has to be the ‘Cutty Sark’ whose captain George Moodie was born in Fife.\nThe aptly named Great Lodging Red House ref 29785 provides accommodation spanning three floors. It is tastefully furnished throughout with antique and period furniture. Spiral stairs wind through the house to the livingdining room then up to the bedrooms. After catching your breath and admiring the view from the double bedroom continue to the top floor from where you will be rewarded with wonderful views over the Firth of Forth and a spacious second living room spanning the whole of the second floor.\nGarden Flat ref 29784 forms part of the owner’s home and offers a real home from home atmosphere and makes a perfect retreat for 2 guests. It is furnished with period furniture and antique rugs and retains many original features including an inviting open fire in the living room and quarry tiled floors. The living and dining room also have quaint window seats which look onto the private south-facing patio – a real sun trap on summer days.\nGuests are welcome to wander in the well-tended garden of the main house shared with the owners - the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the area. Both properties can be booked together for up to 8 guests. Ideal for friends or two families who wish to holiday together but also have some privacy.\nThis picturesque corner of Fife known as East Neuk has many visitor attractions including many championship golf courses and is only 9 miles from St Andrews. Enjoy leisurely walks on the beach just 200 yards walk and treat yourself to fish and chips from an award-winning restaurant on the seafront. If you wish to venture further afield then the bustling city of Dundee can be reached in 30 minutes and Perth and Edinburgh within an hours’ drive. Shops restaurants and bars are all within a few hundred yards of your front door." https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/824/840/824386.jpg 29785

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    out of 10

    Out of season price seemed reasonable and the cottage was certainly comfortable, spacious and clean - generous kitchen/diner, two lounging areas and two bathrooms/showers were great.



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    Beautiful old house with many quirky features . I can't fault our welcome and our stay.



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    Very comfortable and unusual house, well stocked with everything required for a good holiday.



    out of 10

    Lovely location with breathtaking sea views. A quirky place with some odd arrangements and a disparate set of utilities and some interesting reading material...but, nethertheless, comfortable and enjoyable. The attic room was especially good: with wonderful light and sea views.



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