Piteadie Castle Cottage in Anstruther, Fife - for a short midweek or long weekend break

Welcome to Piteadie Castle Cottage and ideal choice for your next long weekend or midweek break.

Set in the peaceful grounds of Piteadie House, surrounded by farmland and with super views, this well-presented, yet cosy holiday home, with all the up-to-date appliances, is a beautiful spot for friends and family looking to relax and enjoy this splendid area. Semi-detached to outbuildings only, it is situated only a short hop from both Edinburgh and St Andrews, you can enjoy days out, or explore the owner’s eight acre ’mini estate’, complete with woodland, a ruined castle, unspoilt countryside and spectacular views looking out over to the Firth of Forth and across to Edinburgh. Enjoy a picnic in the grounds and admire the ruins of medieval Piteadie Castle, which dates back to the late 14th Century, and sits in its walled courtyard. It features in Nigel Tranter’s novel, The Lion’s Whelp, which can be read during your stay. It still boasts the original round arched gateway with a coat of arms and the date of 1686 and initials W.C, for the then owner William Calderwood, an apothecary and burgess of Edinburgh.
Indulge in some serious stargazing at night, or simply enjoy the delightful grounds which are home to an abundance of wildlife including pheasants, buzzards, owls, woodpeckers, hares, deer, foxes and a nightjar! Enjoy local country walks to the well-known Kissing Trees and Kinghorn Loch, walk the Fife Coastal Path or try the Fife cycle route, which are all close by. Further afield and within easy reach, explore Aberdour, Burnt Island and Kirkcaldy. The former are part of the ’Fife Riviera’ and Kirkcaldy has lovely parks, where there is also a friendly, weekly 5km park run, and the esplanade looking over the Firth, with a good selection of shops, a super museum and art gallery, the Adam Smith theatre and a sandy beach.
There is golf at Aberdour and Kirkcaldy, and St Andrews, the home of golf, is only 26 miles away. The charming fishing villages of East Neuk are also within easy driving distance and the local railway station has links to major cities and towns, with Edinburgh just 25 minutes. The Forth Road Bridge and Deep Sea World are 12 miles away. No matter what you choose to do during your stay, Piteadie Castle Cottage awaits your return with the bright lounge complete with a wood burner.

Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has biomass central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burner, 32" Sky TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric oven, induction hob, combination microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared 8-acre natural grounds. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Steps, stream and sloping banks in grounds.

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Short Break

Book a short break

Piteadie Castle Cottage is available to book for a short break. So if you are tight on holiday time this could be the perfect option

Close to a golf course

Golf course nearby

Keen golfer? there is a golf course nearby.

Fishing on site or near by

Fishing on site or nearby

Keen on fishing? Piteadie Castle Cottage could be the perfect choice.

High Chair

High Chair Available

There is a highchair available at Piteadie Castle Cottage. Save valuable space in the car as there is no need to bring your own.


Cot Available

Travel cots are bulky and awkward items to pack for a holiday - There is a cot available so there is no need to bring your own.

Washing Machine

Washing Machine Available

The washing machine could be very helpful for active or young families or for those who need to pack light.



Save time and arguements over the washing up. Piteadie Castle Cottage is equipped with a dishwasher..

Rural Location

Rural Location

Love the countryside? Enjoy Piteadie Castle Cottage.'s rural location.

Near the sea

Near the coast

Love the sea? Piteadie Castle Cottageis near the coast.


Wifi / Internet Access

Keep up to date with social media, emails etc with the internet access available.

Price: £ 316 - £840

This cottage Sleeps a maximum of 5 people

Cottage address

Piteadie Castle Cottage


About Piteadie Castle Cottage

Cottage rental includes

Explore the eight acres of beautiful grounds, or venture out and spend a day in Edinburgh. Many attractions and outdoor pursuits available close by.

  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Sea View
  • Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets - not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles

Sleeps 5 persons | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2

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