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26 Nethergate, Crail,
Anstruther, Fife, KY10 3TY

Magnificent 19th century four-floor Crail townhouse boasting breathtaking sea views


  • Bright, spacious, and rarely available four-bedroom Victorian townhouse 

  • Well-presented category B-listed accommodation spanning four floors

  • Breathtaking sea views 

  • Sought-after East Neuk conservation village setting

  • Expansive west-facing rear garden

  • Minutes from Crail Harbour and village amenities

2,550 SQFT
236 SQM
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Property Details & Description




Hallway, WC, workshop, storage, sunroom


Entrance vestibule, hallway, sitting room, kitchen, bedroom/study


Hallway, living room, bedroom, dressing room, bathroom


Hallway, two bedrooms, shower room


Gated west-facing front garden with manicured hedges and lawn

East-facing rear garden featuring paving, lawn, established hedges and shrubbery along, walled down one side with exceptional sea views 

  Ample on-street parking



With breathtaking coastal views and located on a historic street, 26 Nethergate enjoys a prestigious position in the sought-after conservation village of Crail. The vibrant high street of this former Royal Burgh offers an array of shops to meet daily needs including a Co-op, chemist, greengrocer, butcher, and hairdresser. Additionally, there is a beautiful historic parish church and popular cafès, art galleries, and pottery studios. The Category A Listed Golf Hotel complete with a restaurant and bar adds to the local amenities and the character of the village. Kingsbarns Distillery on the outskirts provides a lovely place to relax with a terrace and café. Primary school education is catered for and there is a high school in Anstruther. Further options for retail, dining, and leisure are available in the historic town of St Andrews, just under ten miles away. Renowned as the “home of golf” it is also home to the internationally recognised University of St Andrews. Crail is within easy reach of neighbouring scenic fishing villages including Anstruther, St Monans, and Pittenweem. Dundee to the north is a forty-minute drive and Edinburgh is approx. 90 minutes by car or an hour by train from Leuchars.

Crail stands as the most easterly village along the East Neuk of Fife and holds the distinction of being one of the earliest Royal Burghs of Scotland. Nestled along the picturesque Fife Coastal Path and famous for its harbour, it offers wonderful opportunities to explore this breathtaking part of the country. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastline there are a wide variety of outdoor attractions for all ages to enjoy. Experience adventure at East Neuk Outdoors where you can try paddle boarding, archery, mountain biking and more, or explore Lomond Hills Regional Park with 25 square miles of moorland, farmland, and lochs perfect for cycling, riding, and walking.  Keen golf enthusiasts will be in their element with The Crail Golfing Society. The 7th oldest club in the world, it is home to two courses, the Balcomie Links and Craighead Links, both of which offer stunning views of the Forth and Tay Estuaries. Other local clubs to discover include those at nearby Kingsbarns and the world-famous Old Course at St Andrews. Kellie Castle and Gardens, owned by The National Trust for Scotland, is also well worth a visit and is a fine example of Victorian style and medieval stonework. There are several attractive sandy beaches nearby including those at Elie and Earlsferry that are particularly popular in the height of summer. State schooling is provided locally at the primary level with high school provision in Anstruther. Private options are available at St Leonards in St Andrews and at The High School of Dundee. An efficient bus service connects Crail to towns throughout Fife, and there are railway stations at Leuchars, Ladybank, Kirkcaldy and Markinch. Edinburgh International Airport is approximately one hour and twenty minutes away.

General Description


Situated on one of Crail’s most historic residential streets, 26 Nethergate offers a fantastic and rare opportunity to acquire a four-bedroom category B-listed Victorian townhouse spanning four floors. A wonderful first impression is made as you approach the front door through a charming west-facing front garden nestled behind a low stone wall. From here the front door with decorative glass panelling welcomes you into a light and airy entrance vestibule and then into an impressive hallway adorned with handsome wooden flooring and a neutral colour palette. To your right, the west-facing carpeted sitting room overlooking the front garden exudes a warm and cosy ambience and is perfect for family gatherings. Continuing through the residence the expansive dining kitchen delights with its lofty ceilings, easterly outlook, and breathtaking sea views framed by a sash and case window. Classic in design, handcrafted wall and floor cabinetry in a soft blue is complemented by smooth grey worktops and a white splashback. Its generous layout allows for freestanding appliances. Completing the accommodation on this floor is a light-filled double bedroom or study positioned to the rear with access to the garden. Returning to the hallway, and the original staircase with ornate oak banister takes you to the first floor and the spectacular living room. Boasting panoramic sea views from a bespoke window seat, this living and reception area showcasing intricate cornicing, handsome wooden flooring, handcrafted cabinetry, and a cast iron fireplace achieves an atmosphere of refined comfort. A restful double bedroom to the front decorated in serene tones and adorned with carpeting and built-in cupboards is a wonderful retreat and benefits from a separate dressing room whilst a traditional styled and sizeable bathroom is equipped with a bath with a wall-mounted shower, WC and washbasin. On the fourth floor two appealing and good-sized bedrooms bathed in plentiful natural light share access to a well-appointed shower room complete with a WC and washbasin. At basement level, there is useful storage and a WC whilst a versatile workshop leading out to a desirable sunroom and to the rear garden, provides additional space for relaxation.


To the front, the gated west-facing garden is nestled behind a low stone wall and combines paving, borders, and a neat lawn.

The enclosed rear sloping garden leading down to the Fife Coastal Path is a spectacular east-facing retreat. Blending an expansive lawn nestled between manicured hedges, walled down one side with paving and established shrubbery it is an idyllic escape for entertaining, socialising, and family life. 

There is ample on-street parking.


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General Remarks & Information



Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents Rettie & Co, 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX. Tel: 01334 237700.

Satellite Navigation


The property’s postcode is KY10 3TY.

Fixtures and Fittings


Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.  Additional items of furniture may be available by separate negotiation.

Entry & Possession


Entry and vacant possession will be by mutual agreement and arrangement.



Mains water, electricity, gas, and drainage.

Local Authority


Fife Council

EPC Rating


Band X

Council Tax


Band X

Home Report


A Home Report incorporating a Single Survey, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire is available for parties genuinely interested in this property. Please contact us, either by telephone or via the website entry for this property, to request a copy. No charge is made for electronic copies; a paper copy can also be made available from our offices or by post, at a charge of £20 to cover reproduction and administrative costs.



Offers should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to the selling agents Rettie & Co at 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX.

Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Particulars and Plans


These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed.  Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.

The photographs in this brochure date from April 2024.

Websites and Social Media


This property and other properties offered by Rettie & Co can be viewed on our website at as well as our affiliated websites at and  In addition, our social media platforms are, RettieTownandCountry,, RettieandCo, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Proof and Source of Funds/Anti Money Laundering


Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds.  This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address.  This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.



1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.


2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.


3. Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice


Rettie & Co, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:


1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers.  These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.


2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed.  Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law.  It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use.  Rettie & Co. have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.


3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only.  Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance.  No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties  which have been sold or withdrawn.


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