Alton House, Crail Garden Apartment

Self Catering

Alton, Crail, Fife, KY10 3TR

    Visit St Andrews...Escape to the Beach! Superb sea views and the beach on your doorstep. Family friendly, Short Breaks.

    Fabulous location with Breathtaking views!

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    Enjoying one of the best locations and sea views available in the beautiful fishing village of Crail, this spacious garden level apartment combines Victorian splender with modern comfort. Family friendly with practical extras and a complementary bottle of wine to make sure you start your holiday out right.

    Loads of room for a family of 4, and luxurious spacious for 2 it has over 80m2, 2 bedrooms and 2 public rooms as well as a family sized bathroom.

    There are magnificient South facing sea views from the main rooms and terrace, with direct access to Fife Coastal path and Room Bay Beach. It’s only 5 min. walk to Crail’s famous harbour and the Crail Pottery, shops, pubs and cafes.

    The accommodation is all on ground level and enjoys a private entrance, free parking, and overbath shower.

    Children will love to explore the rock pools on the Beach and the sea side swing park, walkers will love to explore the East Neuk villages along the coastal path, Golfers can treat themselves to our local championship course at Crail Golfing Society as well as the nearby Kingbarns and St Andrews Old Course. There are lots of family attractions and a range of festivals, including the Crail Food Festival, The Crail Festival and the East Neuk Festival to name a few! Art lovers can enjoy local galleries, the well know Pittenweem Arts Festival, or try your hand in a painting course! Watersports are available all year in at Blown Away St Andrews or seasonally in the East Neuk. You can rent bikes in St Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife Cycles Ways  or the new Scottish Mountain Bike Trails: Fife are a great way to explore the countryside, or try some forest riding in Tensmuir. History buffs will enjoy our local museum, with a section on the Crail Air Field as well as the Crail Golfing Society, and the nearby National Trust property, the said to be haunted Kellie Castle, or the unique Secret Bunker, and of course you’ll have the 15th century dove cot on your doorstep, which is also worth a visit.

    For most visitors coming for a  week’s holiday, there is so much to explore nearby in the East Neuk and St Andrews that you’ll find you don’t need to venture far, but Edinburgh, Dundee, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes are all within 1 hours drive.

    Crail is ideal for relaxing, getting away from it all; the sea and the fresh air and easy access to the outdoors will recharge your batteries. So pick one of our award wining fiction books from the shelf, put your feet up on the window bench or in our stressless recliner, sit on the terrace with a glass of wine or snuggle into a sheltered spot on the beach and slow down to Crail time.

    For everything to do and see in Fife see Outdoor Fife, or Festivals in Fife, and to help plan your visit you'll find Visit St Andrews and About Crail very useful.

    3 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Garden Apartment
    £595.00 per unit per week

    Bookings are per week commencing Friday, £395-£595. Weekend Short Breaks 3 nights Fri-Mon from £275. Midweek Short Break 4 nights Mon-Fri from £275. Flexible start/end dates considered all year, please just ask. Price List 2015 April and May and October £395 June and September £495 July and August £595 For more information please see our website To book please email, or call Giselle on 01333 451483, Mobile 07974 427259. We look forward to hearing from you. Prices are inclusive of heating, electricity, linen and towels. We provide lots of practical extras so you feel at home right away, no matter how far you travel. The property is cleaned by the owner before your arrival, with beds made up, tea and coffee tray laid out and a bottle of wine to welcome you.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Holiday Rentals £365-£520 per week, inclusive of heating, electricity, linen and towels. Visit for more info.
    • Seasonal Breaks Short Breaks and flexible dates are considered all year! 3 night weekend or 4 night midweek 70% of weekly price. Email for other dates/prices.
    • Self Catering Holiday So spacious you can bring "Yur Grannie", with over 80m2, two bedrooms, 2 public rooms and a fully equipped kitchen, Alton makes a great alternative to a B&B or hotel.


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area Children are welcome to play on the lawn, but small children will need supervision. The park with seaside playground and beach are literally at the garden gate with no roads to cross. Kids will love fishing for crabs in the rock pools!


    • Internet Access house wifi available
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area Large terrace with table and chairs and breathtaking sea views! Or have a picnic on the lawn. Public picnic tables on the Beach front park just out the gate.

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player multi region. Bring your own favourites or we have a library of dvds you can borrow.
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities The Beach and the Fife Coastal Path are on your doorstep!
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • Television with digi box and multi region dvd player
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Cycle Hire Nearby East Neuk Outdoors in Cellardyke and Elie Water Sports have bikes for hire.
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Parking There is usually plenty of free parking available just in front of the house.


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles Golf hotel reataurant and cosy pub open all year is only 5 miins walk. 3 lovely cafes and the Balcomie Links hotel , and the Crail Fish Bar are all within 5 min walk. Fresh shell fish at the lobster shed ready to eat. The Co-op and Bakery sell ready to eat sandwiches and snacks.
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop Small but well stocked Co-op open late 7 days, an award winning butcher and baker, a greengrocer, and a specialty whole foods shop will ensure there is little you can't try of Fife's larder in Crail. Ardross Farm Shop in Elie is a short drive away is a must visit, as well as local cheese maker, Balgove larder in St Andrews. If you are in Crail in June check out the Crail Food Festival. You can find out lots about the best of Fife's natural larder at the or
    • Tea & Coffee Available We provide a hospitality tray so you can have a hot drink on arrival.


    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property Central heating included, double glased windows.
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen Fully equipped kitchen.
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided Beds will be made up for you on arrival with a set of towels per person.
    • Lounge Bay window with breathtaking sea views!
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom Family size with over bath electric shower.
    • Shower Overbath electric shower.
    • Towels Provided
    • Washing Machine

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers Animal allergies? No animals are allowed at anytime. We are pleased to offer an animal and smoke free environment, which I hope you'll find suitable if you also suffer from these allergies.
    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed Sorry we offer an animal free environment due to the owner's allergies, and hope this will be suitable to others with allergies to animals. We are therefore unable to accommodate any pets, no matter how small or well behaved.
    • Non smokers We are pleased to offer a smoke free environment, which we hope those will allergies like us will appreciate. We are therefore unable accommodate smoking on the premises at any time.
    • Senior Citizens Our garden apartment is all on one level with ground floor accommodation. There is one step on the street side and 3 steps on the garden side, with level access from on street parking.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Leuchars Railway Station - hourly bus connections to St Andrews. Also taxi stand.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Cross the Forth Road Bridge, then at Junction 3 take the A92 all the way to Kirkcaldy. Then join the A915 and follow this road to Upper Largo, where you join the A917 which you take all the way to Crail. Continue to the Golf Hotel, which is on the right. Bear right at the hotel (cross straight over, do not bear left on the main road). Roome Bay Avenue is approximately 440 yards further on, on the right. It is signposted. Drive down to the bottom of the road and the property is on the right second from the sea just as the road bends to the left.

    Getting there by ferry:- At Junction 3 take the A92 all the way to Kirkcaldy. Then join the A915 and follow this road to Upper Largo, where you join the A917 which you take all the way to Crail. Continue to the Golf Hotel, which is on the right. Bear right at the hotel (cross straight over, do not bear left on the main road). Roome Bay Avenue is approximately 440 yards further on, on the right. It is signposted. Drive down to the bottom of the road and the property is on the right second from the sea just as the road bends to the left.

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1-3


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Accommodation Special Offer

    Sea View for Two! Weekend Short Break 3 nights only £295.

    Fife Coastal Path and the Beach at your gate! Sea View from your pillow...perfect for a Autumn getaway.

    10 miles scenic drive to St Andrews. Minutes walk to ammenities. All on one level, and plenty of space to store golf clubs!.

    Book now, 01333 451483.

    Available Friday 9 October only, (updated 25 Sept 2015).

    Accommodation Special Offer

    October Holidays; 3 nights £295 or 4 nights £345

    Available Wed 21 October only (updated 25 Sept 2015).

    25% off

    Autumn Midweek Special, 4 nights for the price of 3! Now only £295.

    Sea view from your pillow...the beach at your gate!

    3 star, family friendly, fabulous sea views, the beach, coastal path and playpark on your doorstep, a few minutes walk to amnities and only 15 min scenic drive to St Andrews. 

    Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms, all on one level, plenty of free parking.

    Available  Mon 26 October 2015 only (updated 25 Sept 2015).

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