Tuesday, 21 June 2016

2016 East Neuk Festival

Neuk Hoose, Fife's best holiday cottage is proud to endorse the 2016 East Neuk Festival.

"Wide open to the world, rooted in Fife."

What better way to describe the magical and romantic East Neuk Festival. Celebrating music from around the world from Mendelssohn, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, to the golden age of Jazz and Nizam Rohana's Oud all to be enjoyed from our wee neuk of East Fife.

Starting on Saturday 25th June in Crail there will be the opening night suitable for all ages celebrating music from around the world ending with some classical Jazz.

Sunday 3rd July sees the finale of the festival in Crail and Cambo with Comedy, tragedy and fairytales and ending with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra playing Schumann, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich.

This promises to be a spectacularly magical week long event with something special for all music lovers and although our accommodation in Crail is already booked it is so worth a visit.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Essentials for your summer holiday.

What do I pack, what do we need? Will the kitchen sink even fit in the back of the car.......!
A wee handy guide to packing your holiday essentials from Fife's best self catering holiday cottage.

All linen and towels are provided however beach towels are a really good idea to pack if you are planing on hitting the beach. The Beehive store sells buckets, spades and the all important crabbing nets.

There is nothing worse than arriving at your holiday cottage to find no cooking equipment in the kitchen. We have all the pots and pans you need as well as some baking equipment, cafitiere, egg cups, sharp knives and baking trays. You don't even need to buy up the supermarket on your way either as Crail boasts its own butcher, fishmonger, fruit and veg shop, whole foods/organics shop, bakery as well as the trusty Coop.

Sturdy shoes! Even if you are not much of a walker normally, Crail draws you in to exploring its charming winding back streets. For the seasoned walkers the Fife Costal Path combined with the number 95 bus is an absolute winner. Have a goal in mind or just walk for as far as your legs can manage then  hop on the bus to take you back to Crail,  it's a Scotland walking holiday dream.

And finally a good book, our wee bench outside the house is the perfect spot to sit in the sun, watching the world go by or to forget the rest of the world is even there, page after page.

Monday, 13 June 2016

The Fabulous Crail Food Festival 2016

Well the weather wasn't great but it didn't stop a good turn out for the 2016 Crail Food Fest. We started at the chocolate tent, well where else would you start? Delicious macaroons, sumptious brownies and hot chocolate all went down well.

The harbour was the place to be for lunch and although I am in love with Puddledub pork it was the pulled venison bun that won the day for me. Others voted for the arbroath smokies and the queue spoke for itself.

We still have a couple of weeks free at the beginning of July if anyone is still looking to book their
self catering holiday in Fife, our holiday cottage in Crail sleeps up to 4 and is the perfect place to
holiday in the East Neuk