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“Out of this world - in every sense”
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Stylish cottage by the sea
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35 reviews
Stylish cottage by the sea
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom 2
Cottage from harbour
Living room 1
Living Room 2
Terrace in Summer
View from terrace
Local fishing boat
Second Bedroom with twin beds
Second bedroom with twin beds converted to a super king bed
Kitchen
Dining area
Cottage front door
View as you stand in front door towards Castle Walk
Cottage from Castle Walk
Spring Bulbs at 21 Shoregate
Balcomie, one of Crail's 2 golf courses
Pittenweem, a nearby East Neuk Village
Beach road at nearby Elie
Sunrise from the terrace
Paddling in the Sea
Marketgate, Crail Village
The Lobster Store, at harbour one minute walk away
Front door of 21 Shoregate
Nearby East Neuk village of Anstruther
The cottage seen from Shoregate, the lane to the harbour
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Crail, Fife, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 35 reviews
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LondonKai...
london
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Out of this world - in every sense”
Reviewed 28 January 2012 for a stay in November 2010

Belatedly reviewing while we're in the process of booking again for a break in March 2012.

The moment we closed the door on 21 Shoregate to begin our return journey to London we wanted to go back the next day. In fact, we wanted to stay forever. But life has a habit of taking its time, and things happening in their own way.

21 Shoregate is outstanding in every detail. We can't recommend it highly enough. It's an oasis. Book while you can.

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Liked best: Location, house
Liked least: Winter weather - but even that was ultimately perfect
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
28 Jan 2012
Many thanks for your review. You should see some improvements since your last visit, including new carpets and central heating radiators. I hope you enjoy your next visit as much as the last!
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MizLiz
Raleigh, NC
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Oops. I see the secret is out . . .”
Reviewed 8 November 2011 for a stay in June 2009

My family has stayed at #21 on three occasions under two different owners over the years, and its perfection never alters. A timeless gem in an exquisite location, and at a bargain price. Easy access from Edinburgh and the airport. Lots of lovely day trips are easily made from this house -- if you can bring yourself to leave. I will not reiterate what has already been said here about the accommodation, save to say that it is all true. I was just looking to re-book for next year, and stumbled over all these reviews. Happy for the owners -- they deserve it -- but sad for me. My secret is out and the house is likely booked solid . . .

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Liked best: Location, location, location!
Liked least: Nothing. It is truly perfect.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
8 Nov 2011
Thank you so much for your lovely review and I hope to welcome you back once again to Shoregate in the future!
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North Wales
Reviewed 28 July 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Travelling group: Solo traveler
Your age range 55-64
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Management Response
28 Jul 2011
Thankyou so much for your lovely review. Inevitably, the odd thing can go wrong occasionally, but we aim to put it right as quickly as possible.
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Walton on the Hill
Reviewed 26 July 2011 for a stay in May 2011

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Your age range 45-54
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Management Response
26 Jul 2011
Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was great that you had such a good holiday and we were delighted to be able to accommodate you!
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Dumfries
Reviewed 22 July 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
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Management Response
22 Jul 2011
Thankyou for your lovely review. We know what you mean about arriving, exhausted and in need of a relaxing break. After a couple of days, the stress of the city melts away and we always leave feeling so much better!
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