The houses in Rodger Street, Cellardyke are category B listed and date from 1877. They comprise two storey and attic terraced tenements purposely built to accommodate the specific needs of the local fishing industry. Fishing nets were dried and repaired in the attics or in the separate two storey outhouses or 'net lofts' located to the rear of many of the properties. The street is named after the renowned Cellardyke captain and shipowner Alexander Rodger (1801-1877). Seaglass is at 1A Rodger Street, at the very start of the street approached from the south side. The building was originally one house but has been divided to form two properties. Number 1A (Seaglass) is entered via steps up to the first floor at the rear of the property.
Rodger Street is a quiet street with little traffic and very well located where Cellardyke merges with Anstruther. Free parking is available in the surrounding streets.
There is a handy grocers store and bakery at the far end of the street and further provisions can be purchased in Anstruther or at the Co-Op near there. From Rodger Street, it is only five minutes walk to Anstruther with it's wonderful harbour bustling with fishing boats and yachts.
In Anstruther you can visit the fascinating Scottish Fisheries Museum, take a picnic and a boat trip to the May Island in the summer and see the Puffins, or sample the fare at the famous Fish And Chip shop!
Heading East, you can walk through the winding streets of Cellardyke to the beautiful quiet harbour there and continue along the Fife Coastal trail and walk to Crail. Or you may wish to explore in an westerly direction leading to Pittenweem where there is the Arts Festival every year in August and Funky Scottish, a wonderful shop/gallery selling works by local artists and open all year. Continue on through St Monans and eventually reach Elie with it's incredible sandy beaches.
A wonderful day can be spent in the beautiful University town of St Andrews which is only fifteen minutes drive away or Edinburgh, an hour and a quarter by car. Also recommended is Kellie Castle, maintained by the Scottish National Trust. The walled garden there is delightful.
Wherever you go you are bound to be captivated by the magic of this part of Fife and in particular by the unspoilt character of the buildings and the extraordinary effect of the light on the water as you look south over the sparkling Forth estuary to The Bass Rock and to the shores and hills of East Lothian on the south side of the Forth. No wonder there have always been plenty of inspired artists in the area!
Seaglass is a two bedroom traditional first floor flat. Access is via steps at the rear of the property.
The accommodation is very light and airy. There are sanded floors throughout, white painted walls, a galley kitchen with a lovely view (see photo) looking south over the Forth and the Bass Rock. The cooker is electric and room heating is by wall mounted electric heaters and electric storage heaters.
The emphasis is on simplicity, cleanliness and a traditional unclutterd light and airy feel reflecting the characteristics of the area.
Flat screen TV with DVD player and use of broadband are available in the property.
There is a double bedroom with king size bed, and a single bedroom.
All rooms are spacious and the living room and dining room are combined.
The bathroom has an instant electric shower fitted over the bath.
There is use of a private suntrap courtyard garden.