High Tide is an excellent choice for self catering in the East Neuk. In High Tide and Low Tide the sitting rooms and bedrooms provide magnificent sea-views out over the sea, and when the tide is in, it comes right up to the back garden wall. The shared garden has been landscaped to provide a comfortable sitting area in which to enjoy the views and fresh sea air.
“A fringe of gold on a beggar’s mantle” is how James II of Scotland described the East Neuk of Fife with its burghs built around sheltered bays and surrounded by rich farmland. Anstruther with Cellardyke adjoining is the largest of the East Neuk fishing villages. Full of character and crammed with narrow, winding streets. There’s plenty to do whether you want to walk or cycle, hire a boat to fish or play a round of golf. When you want to wind down Anstruther has plenty of quaint pubs, delightful tearooms and award-winning restaurants, including the best fish and chip shop in Britain.
Anstruther itself has a delightful Fisheries Museum, recounting the East Neuk fishing past, a sailing club where you can hire tuition, an outdoor activities centre to try out abseiling, canoeing and archery and a golf course overlooking the sea. The Isle of May (a nature reserve and bird sanctuary) lies 4miles off the Fife coast and you can take a ferry trip there from Anstruther. The East Neuk also has a strong arts and crafts tradition so you’ll find lots of galleries and workshops to enjoy.
Scotland’s Secret Bunker is close by - hidden beneath an innocent Scottish farmhouse, a tunnel leads to Scotland’s best kept secret for 40 years: 24,000 square feet of secret accommodation 100 feet underground. Had there been a nuclear war, this is where Scotland would have been governed from and it is now a very popular tourist attraction. Also worth a visit is the National Trust of Scotland property Kellie Castle, which dates back to the 14th century and boasts one of the loveliest gardens in Fife.
High Tide includes a sitting room/dining room, a well equipped kitchen, comfortable double bedroom and shower room. There is electric heating and off street parking. The cottage sleeps 2.
Situated closeby to shops, restaurants, bars, local museum and the local bus route, you have the choice to have a relaxing break in a quiet part of the village or to stroll the few minutes into the heart of the village. During the summer there are many events held within the village, music festival, art exhibitions and the annual Lifeboat Gala. Either way you are sure to enjoy the hospitality of Anstruther.