Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Things to do with the Kids in the Easter Holidays

Although it feel like we have just had the Christmas holidays, Easter isn't too far away and if you would like a week in a holiday house in Fife here is a list of things to keep the littles occupied. In no particular order and a good mix of indoor and outdoor activities all within an easy drive of our holiday cottage in Crail

St Andrews Aquarium  The aquarium has had a massive refurbishment and the new exhibit is due to open at the end of March, we can't wait!

British Golf Museum  Between the 25th and 28th March you can follow the children's trail around the museum find all the bunnies and you could win a prize!

Nibbles n Giggles This is a great new cafe with play area for children, dress up fun and lots of toys. We haven't been yet but it is next on our list.

Cambo Estate  The annual snowdrop spectacular is from the 3rd Feb - 12th March. Boring, the little people may cry but this is anything but, the lighting is indeed spectacular and if you go by day the children can follow the fairy map to run around the woods, rummer has it there are also some new baby piglets. This is honestly one of our favourite days out.

Craigtoun Country Park is another firm favourite, with the miniture train, pedal car area, awesome play area, paddle boats this is a great place for the kids to let off some steam. There is an easter event happening on Sat 15th and Sun 16th April.

Scotlands Secret Necular Bunker Hidden 100 feet underground, are you brave enough to descend the 450 ft tunnel and through the blast doors to reveal the secret bunker the size of 2 football pitches. Fascinating and well worth a visit.

Scottish Deer Centre  There's more than just deer! You can have a guided tour, trailer ride, Indoor play, adventure play, Kart track, Treetop and woodland walk.

Muddy Boots If all of the above still haven't tired them out yet head to just outside Cuper, its a winner! Jumping Pillow, soft play barn, pig racing, grass sledging, pottery painting, zorbing and adventure play. A really great shop and delicious cafe with an open fire, need I say more.....

Sat 8th April Dinosaur Detectives at the Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline
Sat 22nd April Justin's Party at the Alhambra Theatre Dunfermline

Hopefully there are lots of ideas here to keep your little darlings amused while you are staying at our self catering holiday accommodation in Fife.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Digital Detox

So we all know how important it is to be connected, with more of us than ever working remotely and expecting to be able to log in wherever we are. We have had a wifi connected holiday house for a while as we recognised how important it was for people to be able to keep in touch with work, perhaps that could even buy them a couple of extra days "working from home" or just to keep the teenagers happy, but at what cost?

Maybe it's time to schedule some swithched off time? To be honest Crail doesn't have the best mobile phone signal in the world but with wifi you can use wifi calls and there is no problem. What we are going to offer, (only to those who want it!!) is a digital detox holiday . Come and enjoy the fresh air, read a book, watch nature, take a step back from it all to properly recharge and unplug.
Picure yourself in front of the wood burning stove at Neuk Hoose, relaxing after a walk along a stunning beach, cup of coffee or dram of whisky, at peace.

If it all gets too much I can always tell you where I've hidden the router!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Crail Food Festival 2017

The dates have been announced for the 2017 Crail Food Festival this year it is on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June.
The full programme will be released in April so keep an eye out for what's going on, its a really great weekend and well worth a visit.
If you would like to stay locally for the festival, Neuk Hoose is already booked but  our new wee holiday house in Crail is availiable.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

A Romantic Getaway

Earn some serious brownie points by booking a holiday cottage in Crail, Fife for Valantines Day.
Our holiday house in Crail is the perfect place to stay for your romantic costal getaway.
With a luxurious kingsized double bed in the spacious and tranquil bedroom and an open plan kitchen and living room Tappit Hoose really is a special place to get away to and show someone how much you care.
There are beaches to have romantic walks on, a plethora of fantastic restaurants for intimate meals, or  just enjoy soaking up the vibes of St Andrews together.

Ahh it all sounds like bliss to me, my darling beloved would probably be feeling rather pleased with himself for booking a Valantines break away and somehow sneak off to have a romantic walk along the golf course with his clubs. Oh well, a girl can dream.........
If this sounds more like your reality it is worth mentioning that Kingsbarns golf course is only a few miles away as is the totally amazing spa at the Fairmont hotel, everyones a winner!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

How would you like a hamper?

Here at Neuk Hoose and Tappit Hoose we are thrilled to be teaming up with Ardross Farm Shop with the idea of supplying locally sourced and grown on the farm, meat, veg and fruit.

"Arrive to a mouth watering display of freshly picked vegetables straight from our farm. Our cabbages are so fresh they squeak, our broccoli sparkles with the morning dew and our freshly dug carrots perfume the air with a sweet earthy smell" There is freshly baked bread, local cheeses, biscuits, chutneys and much more besides. Please do get in touch if this is of interest to you and we can design your bespoke hamper ready for your arrival.

Just another thing we do to try to be Fife's best holiday cottage, so if it is a foodie holiday you are after, Neuk and Tappit Hooses are the ideal place to base yourself at.