If you’re looking for a spacious rental with sea views, Tall Ship is the property for you! The townhouse has three bedrooms (two doubles and a twin) and two bathrooms, sleeping up to six guests — the perfect size for larger families or groups of friends holidaying together. Tall Ship boasts a lovely location. From the top three floors, there are beautiful vistas out over Billow Ness and Anstruther’s historic harbour across to the Isle of May and Firth of Forth, and the property is walking distance from the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar, the local corner shop, and the Co-op. Free street parking is available a few minutes’ walk away from the property. At low tide, you can even cross over onto the esplanade via a series of stepping stones. The property has a lovely open plan living area with a well-equipped, Shaker-style kitchen (kitted out with a microwave, oven, gas hob, washing machine, dryer, and a dishwasher), a dining table that extends to sit six, a television, and a small reading nook with comfy sofas and warm blankets — a great space for informal family suppers and cosy film nights after busy days out at the beach. The property is oozing with character and charm: we love the woodburning stove, exposed brickwork, wooden floors, and stained glass windows! The family bathroom has a large bath that’s perfect for long, luxurious soaks and a separate shower. There’s a second shower in the en suite, on the ground floor. Linen, towels, and hairdryers are provided for your convenience, and pets are also allowed at the property. Welcome pack including tea, coffee, sugar, milk ,and toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and soap are provided . Recent guests remarked that “the views are to die for”, that the property was “very well equipped”, “clean, comfortable, and spacious” and “comfy with lots of character” — we couldn’t sum up the townhouse better ourselves! Whilst staying at Tall Ship, you’ll be able to make the most of the attractions and amenities in Anstruther. Take a boat trip out to the Isle of May which is home to around 200,000 seabirds including a large puffin colony, as well as lighthouses and the ruins of an old priory — it’s a nature lover’s paradise! For history buffs, there’s the Scottish Fisheries Museum and Scotland’s Secret Bunker, and for adventurous adults and kids there’s a wide range of activities on offer at East Neuk Outdoors including bushcraft, open canoeing, snorkelling, and archery. In addition, the property is just a short drive from the cosmopolitan university town of St Andrews which has a fantastic array of restaurants, museums, and beautiful beaches, and the other fishing villages in the East Neuk are easily accessible, too, by car, bus, or the coastal path. You will be spoilt for choice when deciding which attractions and activities to include in your daily itinerary!
Cancellations must be notified to and received by us in writing (preferably by email) and once received we will confirm and process your cancellation request.
We offer Flexible Cancellation which removes the stress and worry of booking your holiday. You can cancel your booking and obtain a full refund of the lodging costs you have paid for up to ninety (90) days before the Holiday Commencement Date. For example, if your Holiday Commencement Date is a Saturday, then you can cancel as late as the prior Saturday. However, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible about your cancellation.
If you cancel in less than 90 days of the Holiday Commencement Date then date, you may be due a partial refund from your booking:
For this reason, we strongly recommend you take out your own travel insurance for UK holidays which covers booking cancellations. This will give you the peace of mind that you will get your money back if you need to cancel your holiday at almost the last minute. If you choose not to, you accept responsibility for any loss you may incur due to your cancellation.
"The Tall Ship is in a great location but unfortunately with a dog and no garden we had to walk her each morning early to the harbour. Our grandchildren enjoyed the quirkyness of the house! It had all we needed in the kitchen and enough towels etc for our 4day stay. One thing I think would improve is to have a couple of lamps in the sitting area as the ceiling lights very bright while watching t.v. ( table lamp in the twin bedroom not working!) Instructions as to where the rubbish bins were wasn’t clear and we had to phone to find out- we managed to take our rubbish to some bins nearby on the street? All said we would recommend The Tall Ship as it’s in a great location although parking also a nightmare! We had to park up in the car park by the Co-Op!"
Brenda Love | 14 October 2023
"Overall great location and nice house. We had a nice time as just being together as a family means a lot to us. Thanks"
Pauline | 23 December 2022
"Merci pour tout c'était parfait !"
Camille | 09 December 2022
"Me and my family had a lovely stay in Anstruther. The tall ship is very quaint and cosy and in good location to all the sights. Great sea views from 2 of the bedrooms. be aware when you book your stay that right next door is The Bank hotel. On a Friday and Saturday night the street outside can be noisy with people leaving the pub. Apart from that you will have a lovely stay!"
Ross | 18 November 2022
A lovely stay, and the views are to die for. Lovely and clean and very well equipped!
Valerie | 31 October 2022
" Just Fabulous!! Lovely holiday in a lovely house. We will be back! "
MacNichal | 03 October 2022
" Lovely house + unique land. Stayed here with our dog Figi."
Kate MacKenzie | 23 September 2022
"Great location and lovely accommodation. The bedrooms being split over the different floors gave a nice amount of privacy when staying as a group."
Rebecca | 02 September 2022
Fabulous few days! House was perfectly situated, clean, comfy plus lots of character ! Good time had by all!
Goodbrand | 30 August 2022
" A lovely stay- and the weather are to die for. Lovely, clean, and very well equipped. 🙂 "
Valerie Penny | 29 August 2022
"Would recommend this apartment. Comfortable place with good facilities , handy location and great views."
Scott | 19 August 2022
"Fabulous few days! House was perfect. Clean, comfy + lots of characters. Good time had by all. 🙂 "
Vivien Goodbrand | 11 August 2022
We had a very enjoyable stay at the Tall Ship! The house was clean, comfortable and spacious, very well located and great value for money. We will definitely be back!
Sheryl | 28 July 2022
"Great location, both for Anstruther itself (just a few minutes walk from harbour, bakeries, shops etc), and for getting to other towns and beaches in East Neuk (including St Andrews). The bedrooms were spread out across four floors, so it was good for having your own space, with a well stocked kitchen in between."
Louise | 06 July 2022