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Newark Castle View, St Monans

Property Type House

Sleeps 6

EFLC Rating

Change over Flexible

Short Breaks Available

Spacious, contemporary, energy efficient home with STUNNING SEA VIEWS situated beside the ruins of the 16th century Newark Castle along some of the most beautiful coastline in Fife, half a mile outside St Monans and just 5 minutes drive into Elie. Direct access to the coastal path which leads to and from St Monans (5 mins) and Elie (30 mins) so ideal for walkers or families. It is also only a 5 minute stroll to Ardross Farm shop which sells a good selection of fresh produce. This is an ideal base from which to explore the delightful East Neuk of Fife. Three thoughtfully designed bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Spacious public areas, large garden with seating, balcony, private parking and access (on request) to the garage to store bikes. Wireless interent facilities, wood burning stove.

The ground floor of the house, in particular, is ideal for those with mobility problems, - the front door to the house has wide, easy access, 2 of the 3 bedrooms are on the ground floor and the hallway and living spaces have an open layout.

2 x kingsized, 1 x twin

Ground Floor (all with under floor heating)

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Living room - large bright room, very family friendly. Three double patio doors leading to a decking area and garden. Large LCD tv, DVD, Digital radio, leather sofas and chairs, large dining table to seat 8, kitchen with all mod cons

Utility Room - sink, washing machine, clothes airers etc and space for storage of golf clubs etc.

Bedroom (1) - two single beds, ample clothes storage

En-Suite - Bath with overhead mains shower, wh basin, wc, shaver point, heated towel rail

Bedroom (2) - Luxuriously furnished room. King-sized sleigh bed, ample storage

En-suite shower, wc and wh basin, shaver point, heated towel rail

First Floor

Sitting Room - This room is extremely spacious, bright and releaxing, with truly spectacular views. Ample comfortable leather seating, large LCD tv, Radio/CD player, selection of DVDs, books, games. Large patio doors leading to balcony with wooden seating, - enjoy the marvellous views from inside or out. Wood burning stove.

Bedroom (3) - King-sized bed, ample clothes storage. View of the Castle ruins from this room.

En-suite bathroom with bath, overhead mains shower, wc and wh basin, shaver point, heated towel rail


Decking area and garden with patio furniture, private parking two cars - there is a garage which can be used for storage of bikes but please let us know you require this in order that it can be made available for you

Full thermostatically controlled heating
Underfloor heating on ground floor
Wood Burning Stove
Fridge / Freezer
Electric 4-ring induction hob
Electric oven
Washing Machine
Large flat screen tv
DVD/Video combi
Digital Radio
Radio/CD player
Selection of games, books and DVDs
Sun Loungers
Outside table and chairs
Travel cot in situ please supply your own linen
High chair
Bike storage - available on request

All rentals include the provision of good quality bed linen, towels, tea towels, bath mats
Heating is included in the price (except 1 Nov to 1 May when daily supplement applies)
Sorry no smoking in the house
Sorry no pets permitted

What people have said about the selected property...

Nigel Stevens

The house was great thanks. Really spacious and well appointed and would recommend to others. Also really happy with the service provided by yourselves. Booking etc straightforward and will possibly look to book with yourselves again next year.
Thanks,Nigel. September 2017

Michael Shearer

Newark Castle View was excellent and very comfortable. We even had lovely weather!
I had many holidays in Elie in the past and it was lovely to visit there again.
Michael Shearer

Graeme H

My fiancé and I stayed there a few weekends ago whilst we went and viewed our wedding venue near St. Andrews. We wanted to experience the local are for a weekend to see what it was like and we weren't disappointed. The weather was great and the accommodation was superb.
We spent most of the time either out walking along the coastal path which is about 50metres from the house, or we were sat in the lounge upstairs looking out to the sea all evening. The property is handsomely furnished and all appliances are straight forward to use and easily accessible. Gaining access upon arrival was simple, even in the dark. We would definitely stay again. Even though it was just the 2 of us, we liked the fact that there were 2 levels of open plan areas and would happily come back with friends or family.

Fabulous fortnight of sunshine in this lovely house in the beautiful East Neuk. Enjoyed wonderful gardens (especially Kellie Castle and Cambo House) and excellent home baking (as above and also Cocoa Tree at Pittenweem and Cheese Farm). Strawberries at the farm shop were sublime. Children really liked the activities at Cairnie Strawberry Farm (trampolines, big shoots, bouncy pillows etc etc) and the Aquarium in St Andrews (penguins, seals, octopus and meer cats!). And play parks and 'private' beach all so handy.

The house is wonderful - so much light and space and so clean! Thank you for the goodies awaiting us. Some debate within our party about whether wifi would be a bonus!

ps We saw dolphins at the wee beach - what a treat!

Carol, Keith, Chelsey & Noah, Glasgow - 12 - 25 July 2014

What a terrific house on the beautiful Fife coast. As Fife residents, we looked for a place to grab a few days R&R near the beach and we haven't been disappointed... Sunny hot days on the beaches at Elie, St Andrews and the tiny 'private' beach at St Monans. Great views from upstairs, watching the storms passing and the light changing, rainbows and wildlife, silence and birdsong. The St Andrews Aquarium is a good wet weather day out - seals and fish, penguins and meerkats to keep a two year old amazed and excited. We'll miss this excellent house and will hope to return soon. Thanks for letting us enjoy this time in your amazing home.
Colin, Susan & Layla, Dunfermline - 6-9 July 2014
ps Food, views and convivial hosting at East Pier Smokehouse in St Monans is a treat!!

The house is beautiful, light, spacious, amazing views. The upstairs lounge and balcony - idyllic and I could have sat there all day. The coastline is beautiful and we did a lot of walking. The weather has been lovely and bright. The chip shop at Crail is fantastic, sit in or take away and we thought it better than the one at Anstruther. The Chocolate Shop at Pittenweem is lovely. The Smoke House at St Monans does a lovely coffee/lunch and a near perfect view. The Farm Shop down the road is also very good indeed. We did the boat trip to the Isle of May - well worth the money, a really good adventure. Ice cream at Janettas in St Andrews. Thank you very much for everything - the wine, milk, biscuits were lovely!! Wiggins Family August 2014

We had a lovely time here, the balcony had a beautiful view of Newark Castle! The living areas were comfy and spacious, it is a very nice house! The fish and chip shop in Crail was really good!!! Also the Cocoa Tree Cafe in Pittenweem was super. We really enjoyed our stay here! The Wiggins Children August 2014

Thank you so much for another great stay in this exceptionally comfortable home. The setting is beautiful and so quiet, views spectacular and local amenities are excellent. We enjoyed coastal paths, cycling, windsurfing, trips to Edinburgh Fringe and shopping in St Andrews. We hope to return unless we purchase something ourselves! With much appreciation. Norman & Anne, Jill, Peter, Hannah & Morven August 2014

Beautiful, comfortable and spacious house which is very well equipped and fantastically situated. We had good weather all week - thus enjoyed beaches at Elie, Anstruther, Crail, Kingsbarns and more! Cairnie Fruit Farm great for children, Scottish Deer Centre ok. Fish & chips from Crail were better than those from the famous Anstruther. Lovely wee playpark in Cupar if you've been that way. Lunch outside at the Ship Inn in Elie was very good. Rockpools at Crail and little playpark super for the wee one. We walked to and from St Monans along the coastal path and had a look inside the church and had coffees and scones at the East Pier Smokehouse. Thank you for the very informative folder on Old St Monans! Very interesting indeed. Many thanks indeed, Morag & David, Marianne (7) and Charlotte (2). July 2014

This cottage is beautifully presented and modern with excellent access to the east neuk coastal walk. The view from the balcony is stunning especially at sunset. Look forward to another sunny weekend at the cottage.
Paul Apr 2012

We had a short break here at the beginning of March and were very fortunate to have brilliant weather. It is a really lovely house with everything you could possibly need for a super holiday. The house is light, airy, spacious and comfortable with lovely views. We were fascinated by the ECO aspects of its design with underfloor heating, solar heating, fresh air recycling, air source heat pump, PV panels, triple glazing. Obviously well thought out and caring of the environment. The location is superb, quiet and private but not completely isolated. The coastal walks in both directions were really good and there are lots of very interesting and picturesque places to visit nearby. St andrews is also worth a trip if you can drag yourself away from relaxing in that lovely house. Would certainly love to return
Cath Mar 2012

The house is stunning and the perfect place to get away from everything. The setting is idyllic, with views out to sea and easy access to local walks. Looking out from the balcony at night it’s lovely to see local lighthouses twinkling in the darkness! The house itself is beautifully decorated and all your needs are well catered for. During a visit with friends we enjoyed using the kitchen and living area to relax, eat and just while the hours away. Bliss! Locally there are the towns of St Monans and Elie, which are lovely and quaiant and offer some great independent wee shops- great for a browse. Further afield there’s anstruther (enjoy the chippie!). Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would highly recommend this place to anyone
Sharie Feb 2012

I stayed here with a group of friends for a weekend. The house is beautifully decorated and very cosy! I loved the underfloor heating system, a nice touch! The house is equipped with everything you could need! The top floor lounge was stunning and defiantly my favourite part of the house! There are plenty of beaches and historic sites to see, I was not disappointed. I would definitely stay in this gorgeous house again!
Mrs Cooley Feb 2012

Spent a lovely weekend here with friends mid-feb 2012. We only left the house for food and a few walks to explore! The house has a beautiful setting overlooking the sea, has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard. There are plenty of amenities and places to explore in nearby quaint villages and beautifully kept beaches. Definitely a lovely place to relax and recharge the batteries. Thank you!
Mrs Duffy Feb 2012

Lovely house with absolutely everything that you need! The sitting room upstairs was my favourite place to sit and take in the views. Stayed here with a group of friends for a relaxing break, there are some beautiful walks nearby and a ruined castle at the end of your driveway! The house is really well decorated with some lovely furniture, would love to return!
Katie Feb 2012

Stayed here in early February, walks along the coast are right on your door lovely little towns of Elie and St Monans are within walking distance, nice pubs and local shops. Had chippy from anstruther one night and Chinese the next!!! Lazy I know but we were on our holidays. This is a lovely place to kick back and relax, views are breathtaking and agree that photos do not do it justice much larger than I expected. Beautiful interior and well laid out so many bathrooms you need to stay at least a week to sample them all, especially upstairs where the views from your shower are immense. Hope to return here soon, you will not be disappointed. -
Mrs MacD Feb 2012

An excellent New Year spent in St. Monans. The house is modern and spacious, tastefully decorated, and has a quality finish throughout. We particularly loved the balcony - beautiful views over the Firth of Forth. Only a 2 minute walk down to the beach as well- can’t recommend it highly enough!
Daniel Dec 2011

Had the most wonderful time here with a group of girlfriends. The house has been very tastefully decorated, the photographs do not do it justice! It is spacious, has everything you need and the views are spectacular. We enjoyed the local restaurants (Chinese take away - mmm) walks along Elie beach and around the castle, and just spending time together away from our hectic lives. It really is the perfect location for getting away from it all and I will be coming back with my family hopefully very soon
Feb 2012

We have just spent a wonderful week at Newark Castle View. Loved the house and location and really wished we were there for 2 weeks not just one!
Amanda Stewart June 2013