Crowsteps, 4 The Gyles, Pittenweem KY10 2NG

Offers Over £375,000
  • Flat/Apartment
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions


Forming part of the iconic Grade A listed harbour head house in Pittenweem, a frequent subject of photographs and paintings dating back to the 16th century, this double upper villa has been lovingly upgraded to an exceptionally high quality throughout by the current owners and is presented in true move-in condition.

The property enjoys large dining/kitchen, two flexible living rooms, three double bedrooms (master en-suite) and house bathroom with breathtaking harbour and sea views from most windows, plus access to ground floor secure utility space and private residents’ parking. The Gyles has been one of the National Trust Little Houses Improvement Scheme’s most commended projects and its stunning harbour head location give it a unique look and feel.

The building instantly endears with its crow-stepped gables and pantile roof, a style synonymous with 16th-century Scottish architecture. A shared entrance and stairwell lead to the front door on the second floor, where a private landing/cloakroom and inner hallway welcome you inside. Straight ahead, you step into the dining kitchen, exuding seaside charm with a bespoke fitted kitchen by John Lewis of Hungerford, tiled worktops and handsome hardwood floor. The kitchen incorporates an integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher and the focal point of the space is a Rangemaster cooker with integrated extractor hood and hand-painted Anta tiles behind. Ample space is provided for a sociable dining area, whilst a recessed window with a charming window seat frames stunning elevated harbour and sea views. The living room is conveniently accessed from the kitchen and offers plenty of space for lounge furniture, all arranged around a homely Mors stove flanked by recessed shelving.

Also located on this floor are two of the three double bedrooms and a bathroom. Both bedrooms are decorated in crisp-white, carpeted and enjoy stunning sea views.

Bedroom three features a charming built-in cabin bed with incorporated storage underneath. The bathroom, a bespoke design by Albion Bath Co., is presented with custom hand-painted Delft tiles and Amtico flooring and comprises an iso-enamel roll top bathtub with overhead and hand shower, a wall-mounted basin, toilet, and mirrored vanity cabinet.

From the hall, a staircase leads upstairs to the upper floor and into a large sitting room. This versatile space lends itself to a variety of uses, including TV room, additional bedroom space, children’s play room and/or office, and affords access to the master bedroom. Boasting panoramic views and double aspect windows, the master bedroom provides flexibility for various furniture layouts and benefits from an en-suite shower room.

The home is heated by an efficient gas central heating system. Washing machine and dryer are situated in a ground floor utility room which doubles as useful storage for outdoor items. Private residents’ parking is provided to the front of the property. EPC Rating – D.

Extras: All fitted floor coverings, hand-made curtains (using wool fabrics from Abraham Moon and Isle Mill), and light fittings are included in the sale. Many items of the carefully-chosen furniture are available by separate negotiation.

Nestled in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife, the charming fishing village of Pittenweem is steeped in local history and has a working harbour that dates back to 1600.

The village itself is home to everyday amenities including grocery shops, independent retailers, butchers, a bakery, post office, doctor’s surgery, hairdressers, cafes, bistros, restaurants, pubs and a takeaway. Pittenweem is an extremely popular tourist destination, and it’s easy to see why; the village’s location, hugged by rugged coastline and open countryside, gives ready access to scenic walking (including the Fife Coastal Path), running and cycling routes.

Living Room

Utility Room

Dining Kitchen

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 2


Sitting Room

Master Bedroom


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1 St Andrews Road
KY10 3HA

01333 310481

The East Neuk of Fife

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