Cottage for Sale in By Anstruther

5 Bedrooms | Offers Over £299,000

May Cottage Bonerbo Bank, By Anstruther KY10 3LA

Substantial and energy efficient traditional cottage set amidst beautiful mature gardens. The property was formerly two cottages and has the flexibility to be used as two separate homes if required. Thoughtfully renovated by the present owners, features now include exposed stonework within the lounge and hall adding to the charm of the property. The ground source heat pump and solar panels make the house extremely cost effective and ecological to run. The solar panels provide electricity to the grid providing an annual income of around £1,000. A calor gas tank provides gas for cooking and to the living gas flame fire within the lounge. A new road provides access to the double drive and timber garage.

The garden is a wildlife heaven, filled with a wide mix of herbaceous perennials, bulbs, trees and shrubs and the owners have installed a garden camera to enjoy a bird nesting box from the comfort of an armchair.

The accommodation, which is all on ground level, comprises; entrance vestibule leading to the hall with a slate floor, with underfloor heating, flowing through to the kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen, the dining room has solid oak flooring with underfloor insulation; there is a modern shower room, and the lounge has a feature exposed stone wall.. The inner hall has a stone pillar highlighted by bespoke candle holders and with a roof light above. There are three double bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room looking south over the gardens with two benefitting from fitted wardrobes. There are two single bedrooms one of which is used as n office and the other could be converted into a bathroom. This room is adjacent to the second exterior door and was previously used as an annexe. The utility room houses the washing machine and the plant for the ground source heat pump. There is a deep walk in cupboard with power and light which is currently used as a sewing room.

The garden is a real enthusiasts garden full of interesting and unusual plants, the south facing aspect and hedge providing a micro climate.

Anstruther is the largest community on the stretch of north-shore coastline of the Firth of Forth known as the East Neuk. Originally a fishing village, the main industry is now tourism and there is a 9 hole golf course, pleasure craft mooring in the harbour, and sightseeing and wildlife cruises to the Isle of May, home to the UK's largest Puffin population. Other local attractions include the famous Fish & Chip Shop, The Scottish Fisheries Museum, The Secret Bunker plus an array of hostelries and restaurants including 'The Cellar'.

The Waid Academy, the local comprehensive school and community center, offers a wide range of activities. Additional entertainment can be found in St Andrews, just 9 miles away, while Dundee is 23 miles and Edinburgh is 50 miles away.

May Cottage is a unique home viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate all it has to offer. EPC Rating E

  • Detached Country Cottage

  • Open Country Views

  • Formerly Two Cottages

  • Lounge & Dining Room

  • Kitchen, EPC E

  • 5 Bedrooms, 1 En Suite

  • Shower Room, Utility

  • Ground Source Heat Pump

  • Mature Large Garden


16'0 x 12'7 (4.88m x 3.84m)


9'4 x 8'7 (2.84m x 2.62m)

Dining Room

11'5 x 8'4 (3.48m x 2.54m)

Master Bedroom

12'9 x 9'1 (3.89m x 2.77m)

En Suite

8'4 x 4'2 (2.54m x 1.27m)


12'8 x 10'3 (3.86m x 3.12m)


13'0 x 12'0 (3.96m x 3.66m)


7'8 x 5'0 (2.34m x 1.52m)


8'0 x 8'3 (2.44m x 2.51m)

Study / Bedroom

9'3 x 9'3 (2.82m x 2.82m)


7'9 x 5'3 (2.36m x 1.60m)

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