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Great Lodging - Red House

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Anstruther, Fife
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2
Pets0
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Description

Dating back to the 1500’s, this characterful property offers fantastic accommodation for those who love to be near the seaside.

An ideal touring base
Beach 200 yards

The Great Lodging is located in the heart of the seaside village of Anstruther, or Anster, as it’s known locally. The Great Lodging, known as ‘Fernbank’ for many years until the current owners revived the original name in 1993, consisted of four separate dwellings dating back to the 1500s. In 1643 it was owned by the Borthwick family who owned many estates nearby. In 1752 it was passed to George Dishington, who is strongly believed to be a descendant of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots. Dishington went on to buy the other properties that now form The Great Lodging. His descendants lived in the property until 1885 when it was owned by John Melville-Keay, captain of ‘Ariel’, a China tea clipper ship which almost won The Great Tea Race of 1866. The most famous of all tea clipper ships has to be the ‘Cutty Sark’ whose captain, George Moodie, was born in Fife.
The aptly named Great Lodging Red House (ref 29785) provides accommodation spanning three floors. It is tastefully furnished throughout with antique and period furniture. Spiral stairs wind through the house to the living/dining room, then up to the bedrooms. After catching your breath and admiring the view from the double bedroom, continue to the top floor from where you will be rewarded with wonderful views over the Firth of Forth and a spacious second living room spanning the whole of the second floor.
Garden Flat (ref 29784) forms part of the owner’s home and offers a real home from home atmosphere and makes a perfect retreat for 2 guests. It is furnished with period furniture and antique rugs and retains many original features including an inviting open fire in the living room and quarry tiled floors. The living and dining room also have quaint window seats which look onto the private, south-facing patio – a real sun trap on summer days.
Guests are welcome to wander in the well-tended garden of the main house, shared with the owners - the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the area. Both properties can be booked together for up to 8 guests. Ideal for friends or two families who wish to holiday together, but also have some privacy.
This picturesque corner of Fife, known as East Neuk, has many visitor attractions including many championship golf courses and is only 9 miles from St Andrews. Enjoy leisurely walks on the beach just 200 yards walk and treat yourself to fish and chips from an award-winning restaurant on the seafront. If you wish to venture further afield then the bustling city of Dundee can be reached in 30 minutes, and Perth and Edinburgh within an hours’ drive. Shops, restaurants and bars are all within a few hundred yards of your front door.

Ground Floor:
Utility room.
Spiral stairs to...
First Floor:
Living room 1: With Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Spiral stairs to...
Second Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
Steep, narrow stairs to...
Third Floor:
Living room 2: With Freeview TV and sloping ceilings.

Laundry room with 2 washing machines and tumble dryer (shared).

Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Small courtyard. Garden (shared with owner and other property on-site). Bike store. On road parking; additional parking in public car park, 50 yards away (free of charge). No smoking. Please note: There are 7 steps to the owner’s garden. These properties have a security deposit of £100.

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Features

  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    09/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018
    A wonderful quirky but very comfortable and well-equipped historical house in the centre of Anstruther. The Red House has loads of charm but also comfortable beds, a great power shower! Beautiful sea views from the top floor sitting room (there are 3 reception rooms). Access to a lovely garden. The sea/beach is just a few metres walk away. The owners live next door and are very welcoming and helpful. We had a wonderful stay here with my parents and young children aged 6 & 4. We would all highly recommend the Red House and Anstruther.


  • 9

    02/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 21/10/2017
    A lovely holiday, full of charm and character, in a fantastic location for exploring the area.


  • 8

    18/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    Lovely host Paul, very quirky place so relaxing and peaceful in the secret space up top. There are a fair few steep stairs but worth the climb. Super well equipped and pleasant garden. Parking may be a challenge for some but there is he harbour car park. Ideal for walking around the coast lots of nice coffee shops and pubs. But just chill out breathe in that Anster air.


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