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The Old Post Office, West Shore, St. Monans

 

 

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 property also has unlimited broadband.
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 dining room on the ground floor which has a wood burning stove, television, DVD player, radio and dining table which comfortable seats eight, there is also a high chair. The kitchen is conveniently located off the dining area and is fully modernised with a gas hob, electric fan oven, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, large fridge/freezer, microwave and is fully stocked with cutlery, crockery and utensils to provide you with all you require for your stay.
The first floor is accessed up a hand built spiral staircase and has a second living room with open fire, 32” flat screen television, DVD player and stunning views over the harbour, this room also contains a very comfortable double sofa bed if you require extra sleeping space. The second bedroom is on first floor and contains 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 with king sized bed and views over the harbour, 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. There is gas central heating throughout.
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. 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.

The Old Post Office, West Shore, St. Monans

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.

Apartment features

On entering the property through the ground floor vestibule you arrive in the first of two living rooms, this one on the ground floor comprise.

  • Wood burning stove
  • Free unlimited WI-FI
  • 26" flat screen television
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Dining area which seats eight comfortable
  • High chair
  • 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.
  • 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

The property has a large,shared garden offering garden furniture & BBQ for relaxing in the summer evenings. The St. Andrews links courses, beaches, parks, top restaurants, bars and attractions are only minutes’ walk from this property. Suitable for families and golfers alike.

The Old Post Office, West Shore, 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.

Here are some links that you may find useful.

  • To book a train go to www.thetrainline.com
  • To book a taxi go to www.golfcitytaxis.co.uk
  • To check on bus times go www.fifedirect.org.uk and check bus timetables from Leuchars Station

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 Dates

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 Championship 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.

The Old Post Office, St. Monans

The Old Post Office, St. Monans
The Old Post Office, St. Monans

Situated in the East Neuk of Fife in the harbour town of St Monans. The Old Post Office is in…

Address
The Old Post Office, St. Monans, KY10 2BT
Lat: 56.2048579 Long: -2.766869799999995

What our customers Say


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Maya
Edinburgh, Scotland
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October 2018
When we go back to East Nuek, I won't even bother search for elsewhere.

We just stayed for three nights at The Old Post House. The house was lovely with dual aspect windows in two of the rooms looking out into the harbour. There were two wood burners for colder days. The weather was good so we did not need to use these but…

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Simon
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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October 2018
We would definitely come again.

We had a great time at The Old Post Office. Check in and comms were great. The house had a great layout and was very comfortable. If you like walking the local area is brilliant for it! We would definitely come again.

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Alison
Grimsby, U.K.
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September 2018
Perfect holiday apartment

Perfect holiday apartment

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Paul
Glasgow, UK
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September 2018
A first class home from home with an exceptional location

A first class home from home with an exceptional location

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GrandTour385061
Cambuslang, U.K
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September 2018
The Perfect Place to Relax

We had a wonderful week at this beautiful, quirky cottage. It’s position could not be better, right in the centre of the harbour, with amazing views from all three floors. The beds were incredibly comfy & we all slept really well. We made good use of the log burner on…

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travellingpack
Oregan, U.S.A.
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August 2018
A Real Gem in the Kingdom of Fife

We loved this magical little house which is located in the best location in this lovely fishing village. From the upstairs window you can see the tide as it fills the harbor and then goes out with the most marvelous view of the boats and sea. The house has all…

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Jennifer
Edinburgh, U.K.
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August 2018
Amazing place!

Amazing place! A must if you are staying in the area!

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Donna
Inverness, u.k.
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June 2018
Beautiful, peaceful place to relax.

Beautiful, peaceful place to relax.

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Michael
Bingen, Germany
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June 2018
Tastefully furnished apartment with stunning views over the harbour

Extremely hospitable we were welcomed and the apartment was already equipped with everything necessary (from olive oil to chilled white wine). The apartment is clean, stylish and well maintained. The location is gorgeous - right on the Costal Path, which is beautiful in both directions. Tip!

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Esme
Bristol, U.K.
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April 2018
Such a lovely house in a brilliant location

Such a lovely house in a brilliant location. The hosts were very thoughtful and generous. Our holiday went far too quickly and we didn’t want to leave! Thank you so much.

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Sam
United Kingdom
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January 2018
Beautiful house in a beautiful village.

Beautiful house in a beautiful village. The house is decorated with exceptional taste and nice, durable, timeless pieces. Was perfect for 6 adults.

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Kate
Callander, United Kingdom
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November 2017
Beautiful Harbour Views

Great walks,views of harbour excellent.Lots of lovely walks and places to visit. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and flowers.This holiday property has everything you need and more..The weather was great for October very lucky.

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Marika
Eglisau, Switzerland
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October 2017
The House is perfect with wonderful views

Great house to spend your holiday in Fife! The House is perfect with two rooms with open fire, nice and well equipted kitchen with everythind you need, wonderful views from the frontside rooms over the harbour. Super host! What we liked most outside the house: awsome café around the corner,…

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Tom
Tenerife, Spain
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June 2017
A memorable place

Very cozy and memorable place. We had a great time here. Good usable fireplaces, good kitchen.

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Greg H
Toronto
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June 2017
Beautiful Location and House

We were more than pleased with our stay at the Old Post Office. Flora met us for early check-in and it was all that we expected. There were fresh flowers on the table, butter, milk and a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge. The kitchen was well equipped for making…

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Gabriele
Munich, Germany
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June 2017
Picturesquely situated

   The cottage is picturesquely situated on the harbor and is very tastefully and comfortably furnished. The kitchen is well equipped. Around the corner there is a small supermarket, near fresh fish. We made wonderful walks on the coastal path to the neighboring villages. Flora was always available by mail.…

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A TripAdvisor Member
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April 2017
Harbourside, quirky, felt like home.

We loved staying in this original, interesting and quirky old house.It was great to have both the wood burner and the open fire, two It was great to have both the wood burner and the open fire, two bathrooms and a really well equipped kitchen. It felt like we were…

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OtherMrsWalker
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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December 2016
Quirky harbour-front house in peaceful fishing village

This lovely little house is right on the harbour in the old fishing village of St Monans. Full of charm and quirky touches it is the perfect place for a summer getaway or a winter bolt hole. I went there on my own to get away from the rat-race, but…

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Martinlise
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 November 2016
Amazing get away location

I spent a long weekend at the Old Post Office with my Mum who was up visiting recently. We arrived on the Friday afternoon and found the cottage clean and pre-warmed. The cottage has the feel of a much loved family home and has a very welcoming lived in feeling.…

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Jack S
London, United Kingdom
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31 March 2016
Perfect escape

Perfect little getaway spot! The house is delightful – modern amenities with old world charm. Enjoyed watching old movies by the fire when it rained, and wandering round some of the beaches and coastal villages when a bit drier, ideal place to escape reality for a long weekend. Helen and…