• About The Old Smithy

    Enjoy a holiday by the sea in this unique cottage, superbly located just 100 yards from the beach, eateries and shops.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Separate toilet.

    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.

    On road parking. No smoking.

    The Old Smithy is a truly unique, traditional, stone built terraced cottage right in the heart of the picturesque coastal town of Anstruther. It has been completely renovated into a welcoming and light holiday home, yet maintains the traditional character of the building and has incorporated modern and contemporary living style. Guests will find a spacious open plan living area with cosy sofas and good lighting where you can relax and unwind, and a contemporary kitchen area fitted with good quality appliances and everything you will need to prepare a family meal. There are two double bedrooms on the first floor which overlook the living space and have sliding oak doors for privacy. There is also a shower room with a walk-in shower.

    The harbour and port of Anstruther has a long and interesting history linked to The Old Smithy, and part of the building was built before 1730 and over time has been a stable, smithy and harbour store. It is located on Wightmans Wynd, which was named after Charles Wightman, a wealthy merchant and smuggler in the 1700’s and also a Jacobite sympathiser. He provided sanctuary for survivors from Culloden in the cellars adjacent to The Old Smithy. The building fell into disrepair, but in 2009 and due to its unique location and as a listed building, an architect took on the challenge of redesigning the cottage and won the Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage in 2013.

    With a sandy beach and most amenities just a minute from the door, this is a perfect location for a couple(s), friends or a small family who are looking to enjoy a seaside holiday or a walking, golfing or sightseeing break. Anstruther has much to do and many eateries to suit all tastes, from award-winning fish and chip shops to a Michelin star restaurant, as well as lots of cafés, traditional inns, ice cream shops, bakeries, gift shops and galleries. The working harbour has fishing boats as well as leisure crafts, including seasonal boat trips to the Isle of May (a national nature reserve). The old lanes and streets are interesting to explore on foot.

    Follow the Fife Coastal Path that literally passes the front door and leads in either direction to secluded coves, little fishing villages and white sandy beaches. For exploring further afield, St Andrews is only 9 miles away and makes a great day out with excellent shopping facilities as well as lots of restaurants, pubs and bistros. Famous for being the home of golf, lovers of the sport will enjoy visiting the British Golf Museum or playing on one of the championship courses. In fact there are over 40 golf courses in Fife to choose from. The local area is home to some outstanding summer food and arts festivals as well as an annual lifeboat gala which provides great entertainment for all ages. There are many more interesting heritage and historic buildings in the vicinity, and a visit to The Scottish Fisheries Museum just along the harbour is well worth a visit. The Old Smithy is a great all year round location for a holiday for small families, friends or couples. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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      Cottage

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

    • icon-feature-pets

      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Stairgate
      Stairgate
    • Television
      Television
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • 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
    • Open plan
      Open plan
    • Entrance ramp/level access
      Entrance ramp/level access
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Enjoy a holiday by the sea in this unique cottage superbly located just 100 yards from the beach eateries and shops. \n\n\nGround Floor \n\n\nOpen plan living space.\n\n\nLiving area\n With 32 Freeview TV and DVD player.\n\nDining area.\n\n\nKitchen area \nWith electric oven electric hob microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher and washerdryer.\n\nSeparate toilet.\n\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith double bed.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith double bed.\n\nShower room\n With walk-in shower toilet and heated towel rail.\n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nGas central heating underfloor on ground floor electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. \n\n On road parking. No smoking.\n\n The Old Smithy is a truly unique traditional stone built terraced cottage right in the heart of the picturesque coastal town of Anstruther. It has been completely renovated into a welcoming and light holiday home yet maintains the traditional character of the building and has incorporated modern and contemporary living style. Guests will find a spacious open plan living area with cosy sofas and good lighting where you can relax and unwind and a contemporary kitchen area fitted with good quality appliances and everything you will need to prepare a family meal. There are two double bedrooms on the first floor which overlook the living space and have sliding oak doors for privacy. There is also a shower room with a walk-in shower.\n\nThe harbour and port of Anstruther has a long and interesting history linked to The Old Smithy and part of the building was built before 1730 and over time has been a stable smithy and harbour store. It is located on Wightmans Wynd which was named after Charles Wightman a wealthy merchant and smuggler in the 1700’s and also a Jacobite sympathiser. He provided sanctuary for survivors from Culloden in the cellars adjacent to The Old Smithy. The building fell into disrepair but in 2009 and due to its unique location and as a listed building an architect took on the challenge of redesigning the cottage and won the Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage in 2013.\n\nWith a sandy beach and most amenities just a minute from the door this is a perfect location for a couples friends or a small family who are looking to enjoy a seaside holiday or a walking golfing or sightseeing break. Anstruther has much to do and many eateries to suit all tastes from award-winning fish and chip shops to a Michelin star restaurant as well as lots of cafés traditional inns ice cream shops bakeries gift shops and galleries. The working harbour has fishing boats as well as leisure crafts including seasonal boat trips to the Isle of May a national nature reserve. The old lanes and streets are interesting to explore on foot.\n\nFollow the Fife Coastal Path that literally passes the front door and leads in either direction to secluded coves little fishing villages and white sandy beaches. For exploring further afield St Andrews is only 9 miles away and makes a great day out with excellent shopping facilities as well as lots of restaurants pubs and bistros. Famous for being the home of golf lovers of the sport will enjoy visiting the British Golf Museum or playing on one of the championship courses. In fact there are over 40 golf courses in Fife to choose from. The local area is home to some outstanding summer food and arts festivals as well as an annual lifeboat gala which provides great entertainment for all ages. There are many more interesting heritage and historic buildings in the vicinity and a visit to The Scottish Fisheries Museum just along the harbour is well worth a visit. The Old Smithy is a great all year round location for a holiday for small families friends or couples. Beach 100 yards. Shop pub and restaurant 100 yards. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/106/840/10660182.jpg UK10615

    The Old Smithy reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.5 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.5

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.7

    Location

    9.7

    Cleanliness

    9.8

    Value for money

    9.4

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    10
    out of 10

    We had a wonderful time in Anstruther and the wider East Neuk, helped significantly by the location and comfort of The Old Smithy. The cottage is ideally situated for visiting all local attractions and had all necessary facilities, featuring modern fittings and a well thought out layout. It is also only a few yards from the local bus stop which then allows the chance to visit all local villages and towns for those who do not wish to drive. We would definitely come back again.

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    2019-08-18

    9
    out of 10

    Nice cottage in lovely location

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    2019-07-24

    10
    out of 10

    The property has been converted to a high standard, is very contemporary and well equipped. Anstruther is a great base for exploring the East Neuk and North Fife and has plenty eateries. The villages along the Fife Coastal Path are lovely and you can either walk between or get the local bus.

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    2019-06-24

    10
    out of 10

    Fabulous accomodation which has been very well designed and which contained everything you could need. Location was excellent with lovely bars, restaurants and central for sightseeing. Lovely coastal walks too.

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    2019-07-08

    9
    out of 10

    The cottage is of a very high standard. Well equipped and spotlessly clean enjoyed our time there

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    2019-06-11

    8
    out of 10

    Great only criticism no windows downstairs.

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    2019-05-14

    10
    out of 10

    We had a fantastic stay at the Old Smithy. Lovely modern cottage, bright and airy. A perfect location for a relaxing holiday.

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    2019-05-08

    10
    out of 10

    A very beautiful and well designed cottage. Ideal for the birthday romantic weekend I organised for my fiancée it ticked all our boxes and never disappointed us. We will certainly be back to this Neuk of Fife where we had a wonderful time. Ten out of Ten I highly recommend this accommodation to any couples who wish to capture romance tranquility and who wish to absorb the ambiance of this beautiful part of Anstruther. ?

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    2019-03-11

    10
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    2019-08-18

    10
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    2019-04-21

    10
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    2019-03-31

    8
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    2019-02-22

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