Ainster House is a design-led luxury self-catering holiday home, nestled in the idyllic, historic fishing town of Anstruther, in the heart of the East Neuk of Fife.

the house

The House

The pared-back simplicity of Ainster House creates the perfect backdrop for visitors to enjoy Fife’s stunning coastline in all seasons.

Bleached oak, polished plaster and limestone tiles complimented with a colour palette inspired by the views and wilderness, offer a quiet and uncomplicated environment for guests to unwind and relax.

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The House


The unassuming façade of Ainster House gives the briefest glimpse of what lies beyond the carefully restored coach doors and glass screen.

Entering the house, you’re welcomed and surprised by views of Anstruther harbour from every angle. Two outdoor terraces offer the opportunity to enjoy stunning views over the nearby beach, Dreel river and the harbour that embrace all the elements that the changing seasons have to offer.



Perfectly located for many activities and amenities including country & coastal walks, historical sites, and many fantastic bars and restaurants, both locally and beyond in the surrounding villages and St Andrews.

Golf enthusiasts will find themselves in the centre of the home of golf itself, with over twenty stunning and formidable golf courses nearby, with the world famous St Andrews Old Course a short 18-minute drive away.

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12 July 2024

Time Type Height
07:15 high 4.62m
13:05 low 1.4m
19:43 high 4.41m

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Ground floor

  • 1 comfortable sitting room for 8
  • Gas burning stove
  • Writing desk for mobile working
  • Upper outdoor terrace with outdoor seating with views of Anstruther harbour
  • 1 twin bedroom with hanging storage


Upper floor

  • 1 king-size bedroom with writing desk and hanging storage 
  • 1 king-size bedroom with hanging storage
  • 1 twin bedroom with hanging storage
  • All linen and towels provided
  • Hairdryers (x2)
  • 1 bathroom with walk-in shower
  • 1 WC


Lower level

  • 1 full size family bathroom with toilet, bath and walk-in shower
  • 1 fully fitted kitchen with all required appliances – dishwasher, hob, fridge, oven, microwave, toaster
  • Coffee machine
  • Washing machine
  • Drying rail
  • Ice machine
  • Kitchen island with dining stools for 2
  • Dining table for 8
  • Lower outdoor terrace with outdoor dining furniture and seating area


  • Parking for 2 cars directly across from the property
  • Sorry no pets and no parties



  • Samsung The Serif TV 
  • WiFi connection (limited connectivity)
  • Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speaker
  • Punkt USB chargers available in all bedrooms
  • Mobile coverage dependant on network



The house is located in the beautiful east coast town of Anstruther, within the C-listed building, formerly the infamous Smuggler’s Inn, a former 18th-century coach-house. Sitting on the edge of the Dreel River with views of Anstruther harbour, the house is ideally located for golf lovers, walkers, foodies and watersports enthusiasts. The position of the house offers the perfect base to allow you to enjoy the local area to the fullest or to unwind and enjoy the tranquillity that the house has to offer.



Pricing info

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Nightly rates for 2022 start at £275 per night in low season rising to £300 per night in summer – three-night minimum booking.

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