The East Neuk of Fife
Bosun’s Cottage, 11 East Shore, St Monans
The villages along the East Neuk of Fife are a under publicised treasure. From Crail to Elie we have the beautiful harbours of villages like St Monans, Anstruther and Pittenweem. The Fife Coastal path, which stretches all along, this coast provides nature lovers with everything they could wish for in addition to the spectacular views of May Island, Bass Rock and Berwick Law.
Bosun’s Cottage is situated on a very quiet cull de sac and only has the road between the property and the sea. It is about 20 minutes from St Andrews. St Monans itself is a small fishing village, which used to have Millers boat yard which built fairly substantial fishing boats. The harbour is very picturesque and as a relic of the past are the saltpans which in yesteryears were an active part of the local economy.
There is a very famous restaurant in the village “The Seafood Restaurant” which also owns the Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews. The village is also fortunate to have an excellent restaurant at the Mayview Hotel.
St Monans is very centrally placed being 20 minutes from St Andrews, under 10 minutes from Anstruther which has an excellent 9-hole golf course not to mention a superb restaurant called “Rockies” at the club. Elie and Earlsferry and its beautiful golf course and the Elie Sports Club with tennis and bowls and a 9-hole golf course are also about 10 minutes away.
Photos Copyright John Boyd Brent