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Guest House

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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Gold Stars are awarded to the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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At a glance

Breakfast Award
Family rooms
Accessible rooms

An imposing Victorian residence built in 1870 for John Smith, a famous tea clipper captain. Set on the Western side of the picturesque town of Anstruther in the East Neuk of Fife. Only a short walk to the harbour, town centre and excellent restaurants. A very comfortable and relaxing residents lounge on the ground floor or a small private reading room which is situated on the first floor, or for businessmen wanting to work in privacy. An impressive, honesty bar for guests which include a range of over 25 whiskies, local and Scottish beers and an excellent wine list carefully prepared by Mark who is by trade a very experienced wine-maker. The eight bedrooms have en-suite facilities and are decorated to a notable high standard. A unique feature of the house is the Captains’ Cabin on the top floor. This was the domain of the original owner of the house, a tea clipper captain called John Smith, who transformed the room into an exact replica of a Ship Master's Cabin. Its small east facing window looks towards Anstruther harbour where he could see the fishing fleet.


  • Rooms: 8
  • Family rooms: 1

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £40
  • Double room, minimum price: £75
  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Speciality toiletries, shortbread, chocolates – complimentary


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


  • Children welcome
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities


  • Golf course nearby
  • Secure cycle storage

Getting here

Enter town from west on A917, 1st building on left.

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