Periwinkle Shell

Periwinkle      Holiday House
St. Monans, Scotland









St Monans

Surrounding Area




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Periwinkle is a self catering holiday cottage quietly located between the sea and the village green in the picturesque village of St.Monans.

The holiday house has been graded as        Four Star Excellent by the Scottish Tourist Board.

St. Monans (or St. Monance ) is in Fife in Scotland and lies between Pittenweem and Elie.  Anstruther, Crail and St. Andrews are not far away.

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Periwinkle is situated on the lovely East Neuk heritage coastline, St Monans is one of a ribbon of delightful fishing villages  between which there are stretches of golden sandy beaches and rocky shorelines with rock pools.  It is an ideal place for a holiday.

I have comfortably furnished this old stone built fishermans house to accommodate six people and it gives me great pleasure to read the visitors book which contains many appreciative remarks.  I have had many happy holidays in this friendly village and hope you will enjoy your stay.









               Beverley Wallace

               21 Kensington Road, Colchester,
               Essex, CO2 7FF
               Tel: 01206 547835

               Mob: 07876202928



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Built in 1910 the holiday house has well proportioned rooms, with high ceilings on the ground floor and a cottage feel to the bedrooms on the first floor, which have dormer windows.  The accommodation is generous and comfortable for a maximum of 6 people.  The house is in a quiet cul-de-sac where there is ample parking to the front and rear.  


On the ground floor there is a lounge, dining room, and kitchen. The utility room is in the garden washhouse.  On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom.



The sunny lounge is furnished with leather sofas.  There is an open coal fire with fuel provided.  The digital TV has Freeview channels and there is a DVD and video. We have installed Free Wi-Fi broadband for our guests.

The spacious dining room also has a sitting area with sofa and radio/CD player.


The kitchen is well equipped with a built in electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.

There is a sunny and sheltered walled garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue.  In the old wash house there is an indoor drying space, an automatic washing machine and tumble drier.

The garden gate opens onto St. Monans green where there is a children’s swing park, skateboard park, football pitch, bowling green and tennis court.




The master bedroom is double bedded with a king size bed, the second bedroom has twin beds, the third bedroom has two bunk beds.  All beds are provided with duvets and bed linen.  Towels are also supplied, but not beach towels.

The bathroom has a three piece suite with a shower over the bath.

The house has gas central heating throughout.  There is no charge for gas or electricity.  The lounge also has a coal fire, which can also be used if preferred, and some coal is supplied.






St. Monans               

Much of the old village of St. Monans is a conservation area with many of the old houses restored by the National Trust for Scotland.  Surrounding the harbour, the colour washed fishermen’s cottages huddled together under their red pantiled roofs, they make a charming picture.



This is an ideal holiday location. The East Neuk has safe sandy beaches, rock pools and delightful fishing villages.

In 2008 St. Monans won first place in the Best Kept Town and Village Awards for  the East Fife area.




There are a number of shops and restaurants in the village including, a hotel/pub/restaurant, an award winning cafe and top class seafood restaurant overlooking the harbour.  Fresh fish can be bought from a number of sheds in the village. 


 Windmill with Isle of May          Newark Castle Ruins.     Beach


Periwinkle is 100 metres from the Fife Coastal Path. There a particularly lovely coastal walk which takes you past the restored windmill to Pittenweem.  In the other direction towards Elie, the path leads you along the shore front past the old harbour to the old Kirk which stands on the rocks.  The path continues past the rocks, small beach, and doocot to the impressive ruins of Newark Castle and Ardross sands..  Inland there is picturesque countryside with colourful farmland and rolling hills.




Surrounding Area  

There is a rich abundance of wildlife along the coast and inland.  The May Isle offshore has a large seal colony and thousands of puffins and other seabirds. Day trips to the May Isle sail from Anstruther.




St. Andrews is the principal local town.  Its world renown status reflects St. Andrew’s historic importance as the home of golf and of Scotland’s oldest university.  It has many tourist attractions and fine shopping.


The Kingdom of Fife has more than 40 golf courses from the famous fairways of St. Andrews and several traditional seaside links to beautifully landscaped parkland and heathland courses. Horse riding, tennis, angling and sailing are available nearby and for indoor swimming there are leisure pools nearby in St. Andrews and Leven.



Further afield the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Dundee are within easy reach.






Tariff 2017  

High Season       24th June to 1st September plus Christmas/NewYear
Mid Season        1st April to 23rd June. 2nd September to 6th October
Low Season       4th Febuary to 31st March. 7th October to 15th December
January Season  7th January to 3rd February

1 or  2 Persons
High Season       £727/week No shorter breaks available in July/August
Mid Season        £567/week Short breaks £95/night £143 Friday/Saturday night
Low Season       £477/week Short breaks £81/night £120 Friday/Saturday night
January Season  £411/week Short breaks £65/night £106 Friday/Saturday night            Christmas/New Year £727/week Shorter breaks £120/night

For more than 2 persons add £3 per additional person per night.

Weekly bookings High Season July/August from Saturday to Saturday.                              Start day flexible at other times
Shorter Breaks. 2 nights minimum.                                                                                        At Christmas/New year 3 nights minimum.
The prices include electricity, central heating, bed linen and towels.

For those who love a real fire, Coal is supplied for the open fire in the lounge.
Free Wi Fi broadband.


















The house will be ready at 3.30pm on your start day and should be vacated by 10am on departure. 

A £100 deposit, non returnable, per week is to be paid upon booking with the balance paid four weeks before the start of your holiday. 

Payment can be made by cheque or internet bank transfer.                                 (Payment by PayPal available on request)

Upon your arrival you will be welcomed by Helen who will be happy to help you if you have any problems during you stay.  Further details and arrangements for access will be sent when the balance is received.






The fishing village of St. Monans is located on the east coast of Scotland in the county of Fife.

It is approximately half hour from St. Andrews and one hour north east of Edinburgh.

There are regular bus services to the neighbouring villages, St. Andrews, Dundee and Edinburgh.

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If you would like to contact me please send me an email at or phone me Beverley Wallace on 01206 547835 or 0787 6202928          





































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