Standing on a rocky escarpment by Pittenweem Harbour, its walls painted a jaunty pink and its roof the orange pantile traditional to the East Neuk, Easter Gyles looks as if it belongs on a postcard.
That’s because it does. The three bedroom 17th century home has adorned many of the tourist hotspot’s postcards and is a favourite subject of local artists and photographers.
The iconic end terraced former fisherman’s cottage is now for sale.
It would be hard to imagine a more prime East Neuk position. The gable end rears from the bedrock, facing out to sea, and a slipway down to the beach runs beside its flank.
Inside, the house is spread over three levels. On the ground floor is an entrance vestibule, bedroom, and a dining kitchen with views over the harbour. Upstairs, on the first floor there’s a living room with dining recess that has windows on three sides – including the seaward face. There’s also a family bathroom on this level.
Up another flight of stairs and the attic level contains two double bedrooms and a WC. The master has a washbasin and twin aspect windows, while the second bedroom has a window seat that’s perfect for drinking in the views.
All of the main rooms enjoy views over the harbour and Firth of Forth, while the Isle of May is visible from the living room and master bedroom.
A double garage is nearby. There’s no garden to speak of but with the beach right outside who needs one?
Easter Gyles is on sale through Pagan Osborne for offers over £345,000.