My Airbnb Pittenweem experience: the Old Net Store

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Looking for an Airbnb in Pittenweem? Look no further! Here’s my review of a little gem located right in the heart of this pocket-sized fishing village…

If you’re on the hunt for an Airbnb in Pittenweem then you’re in the right place. I recently stayed in Pittenweem for a couple of nights over a long weekend and I had a lovely time. I stayed at self-catering cottage, the Old Net Store in Pittenweem and that’s what I’m reviewing today…

The Old Net Store Pittenweem

What can I tell you about the Old Net Store? Well, it ticks a lot of boxes, that’s for sure. It can boast a really central location that’s close to all the local amenities, a lovely open, sociable living space, parking, and even your own private courtyard. The latter could definitely be a great little sun trap… if it was a bit warmer when we were there!

Oh, and speaking box ticking, it’s also got a dishwasher. I would love to say that’s not a game changer, but it kind of is. Especially with a check out time of 10am. The less time doing chores and the more time being outside enjoying the gorgeous picture postcard seaside location the better!

Before I dive into my Airbnb in Pittenweem review in detail, let’s touch on the location…

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What is Pittenweem like?

Pittenweem is a charming fishing village located in the eastern corner – or East Neuk – of Fife in Scotland. Nestled in amongst the other coastal villages like Anstruther, St Monans, and Crail, Pittenweem is recognised for its working harbour and annual arts festival.

Pittenweem is also known for having bags of coastal charm. And by that I mean pastel-hued houses, narrow wynds that take you off to all sorts of nooks and crannies, beaches, cute coffee shops, rugged sea walks… I could go on. Basically, it’s everything you need when you want to get away from it all. The dodgy 3G signal pays testament to that!

Sound good? I’ve written a complete guide of things to do in Pittenweem here:


FAQs about the Old Net Store, Pittenweem

How many people can stay at the Old Net Store, Pittenweem?

Four guests can stay at the Old Net Store in total. There’s a double bed in one room and twin beds in the other bedroom.

How many bathrooms does the Old Net Store Pittenweem have?

It has one main bathroom downstairs and an ensuite bathroom upstairs.

How many bedrooms does the Old Net Store Pittenweem have?

It has two bedrooms, the master with an ensuite and another decent sized double.

What is the minimum number of nights to stay at the Old Net Store Pittenweem?

The minimum number of nights to stay in two nights. If you’re anything like me you’ll want to stay longer!

Where is the nearest shop to the Old Net Store?

If you’re doing self-catering in Pittenweem then you’ll probably want to know where the nearest shop in in Pittenweem is to stock up on supplies. There’s a small newsagent on the main high street but your best bet would probably be heading to the Co-op just outside Anstruther – about 10 minute’s-drive away. It has a great selection! For me, white chocolate Leibneiz biscuits were a new discovery for me and absolutely worth making the trip for.

Key points about the Old Net Store in Pittenweem…

  • Check in is at 4pm
  • Check out is at 10am
  • Off-street parking
  • It’s a self-check in
  • It’s pet-friendly
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My favourite things about the Old Net Store in Pittenweem

The location

If you’re looking for something in the beating heart of Pittenweem then this place is perfect. It’s footsteps from the harbour, the beach and coastal walks are on your doorstep, and the ice cream shop is just around the corner. You can also pretty much smell the sea as soon as you step outside. Even in spite all of this, however, I was struck by the silence. I live in a city and I’m used to that buzz of noise. Here, though, it was incredibly peaceful.

It’s funny as I looked at a few places in the area as well as accommodation further out in the countryside. I’m sure that would have been lovely, but if you really want to soak up the sleepy seaside vibes of the East Neuk then I’d highly recommend staying locally. There’s so much on your doorstep and it means you’re not reliant on ferrying back and forth in a car. It was a privilege to be so near to the coast – especially for dusky evening walks.  

What’s nearby to the Old Net Store in Pittenweem:

  • The Dory Bistro – a lovely looking seafood restaurant on the harbour
  • The Cocoa Tree Café – where to get the best hot chocolate in Pittenweem
  • St Fillan’s cave – explore the cave with an intriguing story behind it
  • The Fife Coastal Walk – perfect if you like rugged coastal scenery
  • Nicholson’s Sweets & Ice Cream shop – for those with a sweet tooth

You can read about all of these in more detail here!

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The décor

If you’ve read any of my posts before you’ll know I’m a sucker for interior design. I go on about it ALL the time because, for me, it’s all part of the experience of being away.

When I was searching for Airbnbs in Pittenweem the decor definitely stuck out; the kitchen dining space is so pretty. It’s open plan with a modern kitchen, pale green walls that nod to the coastal location, and wooden floors. When I saw that there was a wood burner and a couple of cosy-looking couches and throws I was sold.

It’s not quite as nice throughout the whole space but it is perfectly fine. As we spent most of our time in the living room area it made sense for that to be the jewel in the crown of the property. One word of warning though: mind the steps from the hall into the kitchen and the kitchen into the living area!

My highlights:

  • Open plan kitchen diner
  • Wood burner (it’s electric but who cares)
  • Two bedrooms – one master with ensuite and one twin room
  • Two bathrooms – one downstairs and the ensuite upstairs
  • Private front courtyard and private back garden
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The outdoor space

Another thing I loved about this Airbnb in Pittenweem is the fact that it had outdoor space at the front and the back. At the front is a small courtyard with tables and chairs, benches, and even a barbeque tucked into the corner. It did feel a little tired – the benches are a bit past their past and it could have been cheered up with a few more potted plants. However, it was brilliant to have this enclosed space and it meant that Casper could play without us worrying that he could escape. Not that he was out of sight at any point!

At the back there’s some steps that lead up to a raised garden area, that also had a couple of chairs on to relax on. I’m not gonna lie, the weather meant that we weren’t able to enjoy this as much as I would like. However, in the summer months it would be ideal.

Space is at a premium in Pittenweem so being able to have outdoor space like this right in the centre of the village was fantastic and gives this airbnb a bit of a competitive edge.


I don’t usually care about parking but when you have lots of stuff to carry it’s useful!

There’s off-street parking in the small courtyard just outside the property. As I mentioned, that was perfect for when we were loading and unloading the car. I always seem to pack WAY too much so this saved us staggering across the road with bags and suitcases.

There’s also plenty of parking on the harbour just outside the property, which was super handy. Although it did get busier at times we were always able to get a space, as the host suggested in the notes.

See what I mean when I say you’re right on the seafront!

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That was my review of my Airbnb Pittenweem experience at the Old Net Store – I really enjoyed it and I’m sure you would too!

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