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The Old Post Office, West Shore, St. Monans

West Shore, St. Monans

1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and sofa bed in upstairs lounge Sleeps 6 – full weeks and short breaks available

Situated in the East Neuk of Fife in the harbour town of St Monans. The Old Post Office is in a stunning Harbour front location and has spectacular views over the picturesque harbour and out across the Firth of Forth towards Edinburgh and East Lothian.
Perfect for summer holidays with its location close to the beach or winter getaways making the most of the log burning stove and open fire to warm up after a stroll around the lovely village.
The old post Office is full of quirky charm with many original features making it a truly unique holiday experience. There is a log burning stove, Open fire and central heating throughout. Modern bathrooms and kitchens. The house is south facing and set over three floors with unrivalled views across the harbour and Firth of Forth from each floor.
The property is unique St. Monans harbour in that it has area to the front of the house where you can sit and soak up the sun or just watch the world go by.
There is a fully enclosed secure garden area to the back of the property which is accessed through the kitchen or a lane at the side of the property. It has a BBQ and patio area with a table and chairs. The side entrance allows the easy storage of bicycles.
The fife coastal path passes by the front door of the property making it the perfect location for anyone wanting to enjoy this wonderful trail.
There is free on-street parking at the front of the house.

St Andrews Holiday Apartments is owned and managed by a born and bred St Andrean who knows and loves St Andrews and the East Neuk. I have over ten years of experience in letting holiday properties in the area and offer a comprehensive local knowledge to help you plan your perfect holiday, whether you are a family, golfing party or looking for a weekend break

The old post Office is full of quirky charm with many original features making it a truly unique holiday experience. The house is south facing and set over three floors with unrivalled views across the harbour and Firth of Forth from each floor.

On entering the property through the ground floor vestibule you arrive in the first of two living rooms, this one on the ground floor comprises
  • Wood burning stove
  • 26" flat screen television
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Dining area which seats eight comfortable
  • High chair
The kitchen is conveniently located off the dining area and is fully modernised comprising
  • Gas hob
  • Electric fan oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Family sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • The kitchen is fully stocked with cutlery, crockery and utensils to provide you with all you require for your stay.
  • Views across St. Monans harbour to the Firth of Forth and beyond
The first floor is accessed up a hand built spiral staircase and has a second living room comprising
  • Open fire with fire guard
  • 32” flat screen television
  • DVD player
  • Stunning views over St. Monans harbour to the Firth of Forth and beyond
  • Very comfortable double sofa bed if you require extra sleeping space.
The second bedroom is on first floor and comprises Bunk beds

There is also a modern shower room on this floor with toilet, wash-hand basin and a Travatine tiled floor.

The top floor is also accessed up a hand built spiral staircase and contains a large double bedroom comprising
  • King sized bed
  • Stunning views over St. Monans harbour to the Firth of Forth and beyond
  • There is also a small child's bed and a cot is available.
There is also a bathroom and a separate WC on this floor.

All of the floor landings have stair gates on them to offer you piece of mind if you have small children.

The property is unique St. Monans harbour in that it has area to the front of the house where you can sit and soak up the sun or just watch the world go by.

There is a fully enclosed secure garden area to the back of the property which is accessed through the kitchen or a lane at the side of the property. It has a BBQ and patio area with a table and chairs. The side entrance allows the easy storage of bicycles.

The fife coastal path passes by the front door of the property making it the perfect location for anyone wanting to enjoy this wonderful trail.

There is free on-street parking at the front of the house.

Location Info

St. Monans is a sleepy fishing village on the Fife coast set within the East Neuk of Fife. With its wonderful beaches and colourful fishing villages the East Neuk of Fife offers a fantastic range of facilities to suit every type of tourist.
St. Monans today is now mainly a tourist destination with the Fife coastal path through the village, it is very popular with walkers and cyclists alike. The former burgh rests on a hill overlooking the Firth of Forth with views to North Berwick, the Bass Rock and the Isle of May. St Monans contains many historical buildings, including the now defunct windmill (which can be visited) that once powered a salt panning industry, and a 14th-century church with a boat suspended from its ceiling that sits on the rocks above the water on the western side. Approximately ½ mile west of St Monans are the remains of Newark Castle, a 16th-century manor that has since fallen to ruin through cliff erosion and disrepair.
The village itself still has many traditional smokehouses including the East Pier smokehouse and Café, where you can sample or buy the local delicacies. There is a village shop, several pubs and restaurants including Craig Miller's award winning restaurant.
There are many notable festivals and harbour days that take place throughout the East Neuk, including the Pittenweem Arts Festival, Crail Food Festival and many other too numerous to mention. There is certainly plenty to do in the area.
The neighbouring East Neuk villages of Elie, Pittenweim, Anstruther, Cellerdyke and Crail are within walking distance along the Fife Coastal Path or a short drive away. There are many local attractions in these villages most notable the award winning Anstruther fish and chips, the Scottish Fisheries Museum, picturesque Crail harbour, Kellie Castle, The Ship Inn in Elie, Kingsbarns Distillery, The secret Bunker and many, many more.

The neighbouring East Neuk villages of Elie, Pittenweim, Anstruther, Cellerdyke and Crail are within walking distance along the Fife Coastal Path or a short drive away. There are many local attractions in these villages most notable the award winning Anstruther fish and chips, the Scottish Fisheries Museum, picturesque Crail harbour, Kellie Castle, The Ship Inn in Elie, Kingsbarns Distillery, The secret Bunker and many, many more.
The area around the East Neuk offers many attractions itself with St. Andrews a fifteen minute drive away. St. Andrews is recognised across the globe as the 'Home Of Golf'. Whether you are looking to play the iconic Old Course or any of the other ten courses on offer, golfing in St. Andrews is the ultimate ambition of many golfers. The town of St. Andrews offers a lot more than golf itself, with its historic buildings, university, colourful boutique shops, bars and restaurants, not to mention its magnificent award winning beaches, the town is a virtual treasure trove of attractions for tourists of all ages. Edinburgh, Perth and Stirling are an hour and a half's drive from the St. Monans.

Getting to St. Monans

Arriving by train,
Cupar is the closest station. It is fifteen miles away. There are normally taxis waiting and there is also a regular bus service to St. Andrews. Once in St. Andrews there is a regular bus service to St. Monans

Arriving by car,
From Edinburgh, head for the Forth Road Bridge , then join the M90 and stay on this road until junction 2A signposted Glenrothes, Kircaldy, this will take you on to the A92. At the Kirkcaldy roundabout take the A921 at the end of the road there is a roundabout take the A915. When you reach Upper Largo take the A917 to St. Monans.

From Glasgow, leave Glasgow on the M8 and head for the Kincardine Bridge, once over the Kincardine Bridge take the A985 and head for Glenrothes, Kircaldy. At the Kirkcaldy roundabout take the A921 at the end of the road there is a roundabout take the A915. When you reach Upper Largo take the A917 to St. Monans.

From The North head to Dundee and cross the Tay Road Bridge, once over the bridge follow the signs for St. Andrews. Once in St. Andrews take the Anstruther road, then follow the road to St. Monans
If you are using a satellite navigation system the postcode to enter is KY10 2BT

Changeover Notes

Change over days for The Old Post Office, St. Monans

Variations do occur for changeover days, if you see something is available but cannot book it, then please contact the office, either by email or phone on info@apartmentsinstandrews.com or 01334 828688. We will try to be as accommodating as we can. If booking a short break your arrival and departure days can vary. If your booking is within two weeks of your arrival date the restrictions below may be relaxed. Please use the information below as a guide line when booking The Old Post Office, St. Monans

All short breaks are a minimum three nights.

March to July

  • Friday and Monday changeovers with short breaks of three, four, five and six nights, for short breaks we do not allow Sunday as an arrival day. Changeovers for Graduation week will vary.

July and August

  • Saturday changeover. Full weeks only. Changeovers for the week of the British Open 2015 may vary
August to November
  • Friday and Monday changeovers with short breaks of three, four, five and six nights, for short breaks we do not allow Sunday as an arrival day. Changeovers for the weeks of the Dunhill Championship and the Ryder Cup may vary
November to February 
  • Any arrival day apart from Sunday. Any departure day. Changeovers for the weeks of Christmas and Hogmany may vary, as may any school half term break