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The Sail Loft, St Monans

Property Type Apartment

Sleeps 6

EFLC Rating

Change over Flexible

Short Breaks Available

A truly delightful converted sail loft in an IDYLLIC LOCATION overlooking St Monans Harbour with great sea views and lots of character including working open fire. The interior is spacious, bright and airy. Mid Shore forms part of the Fife Coastal Path, which offers coastal walks from Kirkcaldy through to St Andrews (just 9.5 miles away). It is ideally located for both families and golfers alike. Wireless Internet. To the side is a small area of shared patio for barbecues.


Sitting Room - Fantastic views across the Forth, very unusual feature fireplace with working open fire, comfy sofas, tv , dvd etc.

Dining Room - Nice sized dining room table easily seating 6, lovely sea view, cast iron ornamental fireplace

Kitchen - Modern units and well equipped with gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, microwave oven, fridge/freezer - 'porthole' through to sitting room

Family Bathroom - Bath, shower over bath, wc and wh basin


Master Bedroom en-suite - an impressive room with king sized bed, sea view, feature ornamental fireplace, dressing area and ample space for a cot if required

En-Suite shower room with wn basin and wc

Double Bedroom - another nice sized bedroom with double bed, very attractive decor, ornamental fireplace, sea view

Bunk Bedroom - full sized steel framed bunk beds


Small shared patio to the side of the house for bar-b-ques and drying area. There is free parking outside the house.

Full gas central heating
Gas Hob
Electric Oven
Fridge / Freezer
Washing Machine
Open fire in sitting room
LCD tv/dvd combi
Patio Furniture
Travel Cot available
"Z" Bed (For occasional guests)
All prices include the provision of bed linen, towels, gas and electricity
Please note a small daily fuel surcharge applies between 1 Nov and 1 May
A starter pack for the fire will be left during the winter
Sorry no smoking in the apartment
Sorry no pets permitted

What people have said about the selected property...

Sam Bagshaw

We had a lovely stay...we liked the spaciousness and airiness of Sail Loft and its wonderful location. We'll definitely return to St Monans.

Melanie Walker

I meant to write to say how much we loved staying in the Sail Loft and I forgot to write in the visitors book. We had a brilliant new year and we’ll definitely rent the place again as well as others you have I’m sure!
All the very best to all at East Fife Lettings. Best wishes Mel December 2017

Rona & David Macdonald-Ball

Another lovely week that seemed to go past far too fast. We did all our usual walks and visits but each seemed fresh and new. There was the odd drop of rain, but not much if one discounts the downfall of biblical proportions that took place on the night of 27th May knocking out all the power from Cellardyke through to St Monans. It has been a fabulous week and I feel like we're leaving far too soon. We'll be back. 27th May - 3rd June 2017

Fiona, Ollie & Isobel

A lovely week at the Sail Loft. Thank you for sharing your lovely house by the sea. We went to St Andrews for ice cream and to see the golf course, we visited the other little seaside villages nearby for coffee and cakes. We walked along the coastal path to Elie and ate at the Ship Inn. We even got caught in a blizzard at Braemar! The weather was great, we all slept well and Isobel enjoys climbing the stairs very much! Looking forward to our next visit. 24th - 29th April 2017

Marjory & John

Another lovely week in the Sail Loft - thank you so much. First time with bikes - cycled to St Andrews, Craigtoun Park, Crail, Lower Largo and various harbours on the way, a good excuse for coffee and cake. Woken by the sun every morning and enjoyed lovely bright days. Meals from Ardross and dinner in Mayview topped by Craig Millar on the last night have made this a week to remember. Looking forward to our next visit already! 1st - 8th April 2017

Helen & Jamie

Glorious weekend at the Sail Loft - yummy food at the seafood restaurant and drinks at the Ship Inn. Shame about the awful rugby score! We'll be back very soon. 10th - 12th March 2017.

Sheila Fox

Great 3 night stay with my grandsons, Jak and Alfie, 12 & 7. We loved the house and enjoyed watching the waves crashing against the shore. Bonus was a lovely fire to cosy up to at night. We enjoyed the visit to the windmill and a trip to Anstruther and Crail. Very windy and cold but fun watching the wild sea. We had our tea at the Mayview Hotel and enjoyed good wholesome, home cooked food. Kids were welcomed. Many thanks for letting us stay in your lovely house. We will be back. 11th - 14th February 2017

The Johnstones

Beautiful house, fantastic weather for this time of year. Had a super week here in the Sail Loft. A first time in St Monans, hope to return next year. 15th - 22nd October 2016

The Keanes

Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful place. Loved getting with the sun shining across the lovely views from the windows! Walked to Crail one day, back from Elie another. Lunch at East Pier Smokehouse, sitting on the upper terrace. Really lucky with weather. Do hope to be back to the Sail Loft. 23rd - 26th September 2016

The Page Family

Thank you for another wonderful stay at The Sail Loft which again felt like home. Time passed so slowly and batteries are fully re-charged. Mixed weather but that didn't diminish the experience. Numerous trips to St Andrews, a day at the deer park and trips to Pittenweem Arts Festival - what more could you want? The popularity of the East Pier Smokehouse meant a few parking issues - not a complaint - the stay was wonderful. The kids brought wet suits and body boards this year and spent hours at Elie and St Andrews beaches. We discovered Topping & Co bookshop in St Andrews - fab! Tried more flavours at Janettas too! The Diving Gannet round the corner is a new lovely addition. Best victoria sponge I've ever tasted! Kids also delighted that there's a poka-stop on the harbour (whatever happened to going for a walk for the views!). Thanks again for a lovely stay. 30th July - 13th August 2016

Rona & David Macdonald-Ball

Our 11th time here at The Sail Loft and something of a record: not a single drop of rain the whole week. Women in bikinis on Elie Beach, men running bare chested through St Monans - I had to check the map to make sure we were actually in Fife. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week. We'll be back. 28th May - 4th June 2016.

Helen, Louise, Claire & Emma

A lovely weekend of lots of food, wine and walking! We walked to Pittenweem and Anstruther on Saturday, just dodging the rain. The house looking beautiful as usual! Hoping we can all come back together soon. Thanks! 20th - 22nd May 2016

The McIvors

We enjoyed our third visit to the Sail Loft. It's a great place to relax and recharge the batteries! We love coming here and exploring the East Neuk, it never disappoints! 2nd - 9th April 2016

Marjory & John

Wonderful to bring in the New Year in St Monans again - fantastic fireworks with the bells. Also much better weather than the rest of the UK - Storm Frank brought amazing waves over the harbour wall. Visited the usual haunts - Elie (Ship Inn), Crail, Pittenweem, St Andrews. Several walks and hours spent on jigsaws. Many thanks for letting us blow the cobwebs away in the Sail Loft. 28th December 2015 - 1st January 2016

Anne & Murray

Despite Storm Desmond and national flood warnings, we had a wonderful time. Cosy by the fire and a good shopping trip to St Andrews. Batteries charged and feeling much the better of our stay in your wonderful, comfortable holiday home. 4th - 8th December 2015

The Blake Family

Thanks for a nice week. The house is in a lovely spot, with super views. We had great weather this week. The boys enjoyed a couple of trips to Craigtoun Park - recommended. We also took regular walks to Pittenweem - the Cocoa Tree is fab for cakes/coffees and the chip shop is good too. The food from the Smokehouse across the road is also recommended. 12th - 17th October 2015

K Mansfield

I just wanted you to know we had a lovely break at the Sail Loft. I thought, by way of helpful feedback, I might mention that I'm not sure the website really does it justice. It is advertised as having and "idyllic location" and "great sea views". This is, of course, true but the words used, perhaps, underplay the situation. The location of the Sail Loft is really spectacular, right next to the harbour with views in two directions across the Firth of Forth. I've stayed in many holiday lets over the years and the Sail Loft has to have the best location yet.

The quality of the accomodation was a very high standard, as well - very comfortable with all equipment and facilities. Also, surprisingly quiet and peaceful (bearing in mind the central location).

The Sail Loft feels like home and the sun shone for almost the entire fortnight AND team GB won shed loads of medals. As a bonus we bumped into Gordon Brown and family in Pittenweem. He was utterly charming even apologised for the weather (why??). Many thanks again. Aug '12

This was an amazing cosy time away from the exam stress. It is a beautiful town. The sun rising over the islands in the sea......that was spectacular. Thanks!!! We cannot wait to come back again and share more laughter and memories by the fire!. Homegroup Retreat, Dec ' 13

What a superb place! Both Sail Loft and St Monans. Fantastic break with amazing weather. Some of our highlights: Boat trip to Isle of May - £25 per adult worth every penny. 4hr trip with 2hrs on the island - saw hundreds of puffins flying around us. Coastal walks up to Pittenweem & Anstruther (3ish miles - lovely). Took bus to Lower Largo (£4 per adult single) and walked back 10 miles of lovely scenery worth every step, and lovely hot bath to soothe sore feet!. St Andrews gorgeous place to mooch around. Went searching for fresh lobster in Crail but the little fish cabin is open every day but Monday. We managed to buy one from a fishing boat here in St Monans. Delicious dinner/tea at the 19th Hole in Earlsferry - best pint of IPA! Fish & chips in Anstruther were pretty good too! Drinking champagne to toast our anniversary on the tiny harbour wall in the blustery wind!!. Lovely lunches and snacks at the Harbour Masters House in Dysart. All in all fantastic week - wonderful apartment, superb location and very friendly locals. Rob & Lindsey Lowe, Derbyshire, Aug '13

Another wonderful holiday in the Sail Loft - this time with glorious weather. We all lover the Pier smoke-house for delicious and casual lunches on the roof and the boys were delighted to be reacquainted with the infinitely interesting dolls-house. Mhairi, Mick, Luke & Nye, Aug ' 13

Fantastic week - loved the Sail Loft. We hope to be back! The Faulds Family, July '13

Second visit to the Sail Loft boys love it. Also like going exploring! Walks this year and weather has been great. Hope to come again next year. The Cannon Family, July '13

Our second year at the Sail Loft - an amazing week of weather. We had a really great time of beaches and relaxation. Thanks as always. The Campbell Family, June '13

Thanks again for our stay in the Sail Loft - as wonderful as ever. The weather was kind - 3 sunny days & 3 not so sunny but dry days! East Pier smoked salmon & crab salad highly recommended. The Macdonald-Ball Family, May '13

School friends re-united! A weekend of laughs, chat, food, wine, walks, shops and the comfort of The Sail Loft. Very comfortable and we love the decor. FARMS (Fiona, Alilie, Rhona, Mary & Sandra). May '13

Not a drop of rain and fantastic views with snow on East Lothian. Another wonderful holiday in the Sail Loft - thank you. Walks to Pittenweem & Anstruther; Crail for fish & chips at the Ship Inn and shopping in the farm shop; a day in St Andrews with lunch at Balgore Larder & west sands then the pier and cathedral in stunning late afternoon sun. Leaving blue sky & sunshine but hope to be back soon! Marjory & John, March '13

Thanks very much for the use of your gorgeous house. The weather was fantastic! Had to get Helen to light the fire as it turns off. I was totally hopeless without an electric fire-lighter....ha. Lovely escape from the city. Thanks again. Jamie, Nov '12

Fabulous fortnight - relaxed and rejuvenated. Lovely weather too! The Sail Loft feels like home and we don't want to leave.....Visited Pittenweem Arts Festival twice, the beach at Elie & St Andrews, Cupar Deer Park Centre & Cairnie Fruit and had a day in Edinburgh too. Fast train from Kirkcaldy and the tickets got the kids free entry into Camera Obscura (well worth it!). Despite both little ones having chicken pox while we were here, the had a ball. Great to see friends in Crail and Upper Largo. We'll be back if only to finish the books. July '12

Arrived on my 50th birthday and celebrated with (as always) a lovely Chinese/Thai takeaway. Weather was 50/50 but who cares! We walked, we read (one of us revised) and we all relaxed. The week went all too quickly, but the memories will last. Thanks very much. The Macdonald-Ball Family, June 2012

Lovely visit to relax after exams!! Did 3 x puzzles, read our books, did a few face masks and watched 3 x films!! V. relaxing and fantastic. Visited Crail which is beautiful and walked the coastal path to Anstruther - scenery v. dramatic. As always sail Loft you were just what we needed. Helen and Lucy, June 2021

What a gorgeous house - had a great stay - even got some good weather! We'll be back to this lovely wee corner of Fife. The Campbell Family, June '12

A perfect spot to recover from jet-lag and catch up with friends. I have always had a soft spot for the Fife coast - lovely to be back and I enjoyed this lovely home. We walked in the sun & rain and day trip to St Andrews. All too short. Marjory (Victoria, Canada), Apr 2012

Lunch time arrival, cold but sunny, walk at Crail & home to relax with Saturday papers. Anniversary treat - west end - delicious & memorable. Restaurant busy & service excellent. we wish it well for the season. Apr 2012

The missing remote!! Order was restored, and calmed reigned after Christina found the imaginatively hidden remote control for the TV!!!! We were able to watch the Scottish rugby team lose to Italy. What a wonderful place! Have never seen this part of the UK before. Bright sunshine, daffodils and coast. Thank you for such a lovely time - Christina (Australia), Mar 2012

Annual retreat...............cold, windy & wet! up to St Andrews on Sat am, then quiet afternoon. even at seafood restaurant, now re-named Craig Millar - excellent! Catherine M & Helen C, Mar 2012

Burns Night - Had a fabulous few days at The Sail Loft. What a gorgeous house - complete with everything. Enjoyed great walks on the beach, both in St Monans and Elie. Enjoyed St Monans church and the shops (especially the Cocoa Tree in Elie). Had a fabulously relaxed time, so peaceful and beautiful. Thank you Sail Loft - Helen & Lucy, Jan 2012

Lovely house, lots of sun, saw lots of boats, played on the swings, went to the windmill and had a really nice cuppa. Went to the beach. There was lots of wind. We loved it 'Thank you'. Amy, Katherine, Amy, Naomi, catriona, Chloe, Elizabeth, Jan 2012