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Review of Kittiwake House

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Stunning sea views .... without even getting out of bed! Well stocked kitchen
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Stunning sea views .... without even getting out of bed!
Well stocked kitchen
Courtyard bedroom
Courtyard bedroom.
Kittiwake House has a comfortable and relaxed style
Relax and take in the views!
Family bathroom
Shower in family bathroom
Luxurious freestanding bath
Views to courtyard from first floor landing
Courtyard garden
Courtyard garden
Sunny courtyard garden .... perfect spot for relaxing!
Single bed
Kingsize bed
Master bedroom.  Beautiful views across the Forth towards Isle of May, Bass Rock and Berwick Law
Master bedroom with fabulous sea views
Master bedroom shown with two singles.  Can also be made up as a superkingsize bed.
Pretty front garden
Our guests can expect a warm welcome at Kittiwake
Kittiwake is perfect for a Festive Season escape!
Festive gifts and a cosy fireside
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
St Monans, Fife, Scotland

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TravelBug...
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Charming Stay”
Reviewed 20 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

A Lovely property ideally situated near the water. Like a home away from home, I loved the kitchen & the spacious open fire living room for mixing with our large family group. The rooms were comfortable & there was a nice outside space enclosed at the back. A very charming & warm play to stay, highly recommended

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
22 Nov 2014
Thank you so much for leaving feedback on your stay. We know it was a return visit to Kittiwake for a family holiday, and therefore we are really happy you had another great time. We also loved being able to welcome you back! You know you can expect a warm welcome again anytime. Wx
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ajh101
Glasgow
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“All too brief a stay”
Reviewed 8 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had the pleasure of a weekend at Kittiwake House in sleepy St Monans. It can be summed up by two words: comfort and character. Thoughtful personal touches from the owner enhance the experience and we will certainly consider returning again. At about 20 minutes from St Andrews it is a great place to stay while visiting the kids at University.

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Liked best: Location and character.
Liked least: Only staying two nights.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Sep 2014
Thank you for leaving a review. We regularly have families staying with us who decide to have a few days holidaying when visiting their children at St Andrews University. The location is really perfect, certainly good value for money in comparison with St Andrews, and as you say … St Monans is wonderfully sleepy and so laid back. I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to welcome you again …. As you already know, there’s plenty of room to bring the whole family when it’s time to celebrate the Graduation! Wx
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Dawn E
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
“Fantastic accommodation & incredible views”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Kittiwake is just lovely. Roomy & has everything you need. The location is even better than the accommodation....if that could be possible. Only one complaint....a very small one...there was no cupboard space in two bedrooms, so nowhere to hang the clothes, but we managed. Everything else was just brilliant. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wanted to travel to Fife.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Sep 2014
I really appreciate your review, and I am pleased you enjoyed both the house and the location. Yes, two bedrooms have plenty of drawer space, but are wardrobeless! I will need to think about a solution …perhaps some additional posh hangers in those rooms … I am sorry if there wasn’t enough hanging space for you, but pleased it didn’t spoil your holiday. You are always welcome back at Kittiwake, and thank you for recommending us! Wx
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Freda E
Sale, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful home from home!”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

What a great discovery! The East Neuk of Fife is so pretty and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay than Kittiwake House in St Monans. Comfortable and beautifully decorated and equipped, we had everything we needed, whatever the weather. The perfect place to stay to really relax and feel restored. Plenty of places nearby to eat, if you don't fancy cooking, and the Fife Coastal Path is a stone's throw away. We visited lots of nearby towns and villages like Elie, Crail and St Andrews and our National Trust cards came in very handy too! The local people are so friendly and kind - it would be a great pleasure to return one day. Thoroughly recommended!

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Liked best: The situation and condition of the house as well as the wonderful views.
Liked least: The cold drizzly rain - but it only lasted a couple of hours!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
31 Aug 2014
Thank you so much for leaving this review … and we agree … the East Neuk is definitely a hidden gem! For those who have yet to discover it, the East Neuk occupies the north east corner of the Fife peninsula and encompasses a string of beautiful fishing villages which look south across the Firth of Forth and around to the North Sea. We have fascinating architecture, lovely old harbours, beautiful coastal walks, spectacular seas and 100% pure, clean, fresh air! I think this is why, like yourselves, our guests always mention feeling restored after they have stayed with us. We are also a wee bit passionate about design and detail and love creating little touches of individuality for guests staying at Kittiwake! But most of all, St Monans itself is so welcoming and friendly! Many of our guests chose to return and we love being able to welcome them back! Wx
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: The peaceful location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Jul 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review … You originally enquired with the philosophy that ‘If you booked it, your children and grandchildren would come’ … and it worked! The East Neuk is a traditional family holiday destination that seems to call people back again and again and I am so happy you had a great family holiday together … it would be our pleasure to welcome you all back at any point in the future. Wx
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Lesley L
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

From the moment of arrival we knew this was the perfect choice for our holiday. It was the perfect location, perfect house no matter the weather, which too turned out to be better than forecast. We felt perfectly at home, very relaxed, a home away from home. All went far too quickly. We will certainly come back to Kittiwake House in the future should the opportunity arise.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 May 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We find it really helpful in ensuring we are giving guests what they are looking for in a holiday by the seaside. The house has enough space to ensure friends and families can relax. We were pleased you had good weather, but Kittiwake's views mean that you can watch the sea on the stormy days too. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in future, Wx
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Liked best: The size of the property and the way it was furnished and finished.
Liked least: Nothing we didn't like x
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Management Response
22 Apr 2014
We really appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback as we pride ourselves on the standards at Kittiwake. We had amazing spring weather this Easter ... plus you were lucky enough to view the full moon rising up over the sea. Fabulous memories! I hope the pull of Kittiwake, St Monans and the moon call you back again soon, Wx
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