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Amazing house on the beach, sleeps 18-20, enclosed garden, ensuite bedrooms

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Large House in Elie, Fife, Central Scotland, Across From The Beach, 2 Minutes Walk To The Centre Of Village. Sleep 22 Rent next door

West House is on the corner of South Street right across from the beach. Many of the bedrooms have sea views whilst others look over the pretty garden to the back. The house extends over 3 floors with the kitchen, dining and TV room on the ground floor, two double rooms, the drawing room and the sun room on the first floor and 4 further bed rooms on the second floor. The large well equipped kitchen has doors that open to a seating area in the garden. 5 rooms are ensuite and there also a cloakroom downstairs and a shower room on the top floor.

The owners have just renovated the laundry building to create two further ensuite bedrooms which are really cool.

The house is owned by an artist and is full of character. Its very comfortable, well equipped and well thought out. Perfect for families and groups of friends celebrating a special occasion or just hanging out by the beach.

The garden is secluded and enclosed with 2 eating areas, a fire pit and a boules pit. Its been beautifully landscaped in an East Neuk meets Moroccan style with walls encrusted with local shells, beautiful planting and lovely spots to relax or eat out in.

There is also a newly developed Sea Garden in front of the house which sits right over the beach. Fantastic to while away some time, have a sundowner or a lovely lunch.

The large table in the dining room is perfect for large groups to dine on next to the wood burning stove. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is plenty of fridge and freezer space.

More Details

Property Manager
Tara Macdonald or Jamie Robertson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Tara Macdonald or Jamie Robertson

We are Tara and Jamie from Madeira In Fife and we manage West House. We live very near by and so are contactable 24/7. However, we endeavour to hand over the house with everything you need so that you can have a wonderful holiday in peace. We meet and greet you and show you the house so that you are comfortable with how it works.

Tara Macdonald or Jamie Robertson purchased this house in 2005

Why Tara Macdonald or Jamie Robertson chose Elie

West House has been the families holiday home for several years. It has been extensively used as the family love Elie in the winter when you can huddle in front of the fire and play games or during the summer when you are never not outdoors.

The East Neuk of Fife with its traditional fishing villages, golf courses, wonderful beaches, fabulous food and coastal walks is a great place for adults and children to spend a holiday or long weekend.

Its only an hour away from Edinburgh yet it seems a world away. And the weather seems better too!

What makes this house unique

West House could not be better placed for beach access and is only minutes walk from the shops and cafes in the middle of Elie.

Parking is not a problem as there is parking for 4 cars at the back of the house and, in front of the house there are no restrictions.

The views are breath taking as you can see over to East Lothian, with The Bass Rock often standing out like a beacon.

The house is ideal either for a group of families or for a group of adults celebrating an important occasion.

The large, secluded garden is a particular bonus as its beautifully designed and has two dinning areas

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are just home from a fabulous few days in Elie having had a lovely time. The house was very beautiful and in a fantastic location and met all our expectations from the description on the website.

You asked for feedback on the house as you had not rented it out before. All I can say was it was fantastic, extremely well equipped, good quality bed linen and towels etc. Lovely art on the walls. A real home. There were eight of us, two families, and our oldest daughter got the bus from Glasgow for one night to make it nine, and my parents also visited for coffee. It’s a very sociable house.

We would definitely rent it again - The Lane Family 'Oct 13.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Elie in Fife

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to bedroom 1 - a free standing bath, separate shower, basin and wc, enuite to bedroom 2 - bath, shower and w.c, ensuite to bedroom 3 - bath, overhead shower and w.c, ensuite to bedroom 4 - bath, overhead shower and w.c, ensuite bedroom 5 - shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , A large room with ensuite over looking the bay
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , An ensuite bedroom with brass double bed, garden view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This ensuite room can be double or twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite, over looking the bay
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , This has access to a shower room, and can be double
    Bedroom 6 - 4 Single Bed , Ensuite and looks over the bay
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6 Bedrooms) 2 full sized comfortable trundle beds can also be used To house 6 others The Blue House, a fabulous, newly refurbished, highly stylish house can be rented. It is just two doors down and has a beautiful Sea Garden. Ask Jamie for details if your party is 22 or under. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has king-sized bed and ensuite , bedroom 2 has king-sized brass bed and ensuite, bedroom 3 has a four poster bed and is ensuite, bedroom 4 is a twin with ensuite, bedroom 5 is a 4 bed bunk room and is ensuite and bedroom 6 is a twin/double.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The house sleeps 14 adults but can extend to 16 when there are trundle beds used The Blue House, a newly refurbished house two doors along has 3 bedrooms+2 bathrooms which can be rented with West House to accommodate 22 people The owners have left some DVD's, books and games for guests to use. The large secluded garden at the back can be accessed from the kitchen, the TV room and through a locked gate from the street. It has a large BBQ area and another sitting area near the kitchen. There is a lawn area and a North African inspired area with an abundance of flowers and plants. The garden is decorated with sea shells in the East Neuk tradition. There are large bean bags that can be used in the garden and are extremely comfortable. There is also a fire pit and a swing chair Utility Room: There is a large freezer, washing machine, drying machine, sink and second dishwasher in the utility room which is just off the kitchen. There is a selection of blankets, beach equipment and thermos flasks for guest use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided. There can be a mid holiday clean for those staying for more than 7 nights if requested. A more frequent cleaning service can be arranged for an additional fee. Some beach towels are provided


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Amazing house on the beach, sleeps 18-20, enclosed garden, ensuite bedrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Dronfield Woodhouse,Derbyshire

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A fantastic quirky property virtually on the beach in Elie, Fife. Jamie Robertson was attentive and helpful to any needs we had. This was a family holiday for eleven - grandparents celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, two daughters and sons-in-law, five grandchildren ranging in ages from 17 - 10 and two dogs! The fact that the beach was on the doorstep was great for the children and dogs and for early morning runs! This is an area we know well as we have had a timeshare within two miles of Elie for 20 years, and West House has always attracted our attention when in Elie. The interior of the house is amazing and a house where all the generations could have their own bolthole. The large kitchen/dining area was the focal point of the house with the kitchen superbly equipped with every need, including large range stove and two dishwashers! On the same ground floor was a wetroom area for coats and shoes and a downstairs toilet. Also a very comfortable snug which the children took over. There were outdoor chairs, tennis raquets, and even golf clubs available for our use. Up the stone staircase on the first floor were a master bedroom with glorious views of the bay, an enormous bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower. A very relaxing snug/library also had views of the bay as did the very large first floor lounge with plenty of seating. A telescope pointing out into the bay was a great favourite. There wa also a back of house facing double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Up on to yet another floor was a sea facing bedroom with fourposter bed and en-suite, twin bedroom, and a four bedded bunk room immediately taken by the four boys. Another double room was also on this floor. Outside was a large enclosed mediterranean style garden with garden furniture, a BBQ and fire pit over which we toasted marshmallows. The house was designed and equipped for every comfort and a joy to stay in. The only down side was that it would not be suitable for anyone with walking or climbing problems as the stairs were very steep. Everyone in our party thought this was one of the best properties they had been in and can't wait for a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
In Elie
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
In Elie
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: recommended


Elie has a glorious 2 mile long beach that extends round the bay from Elie to Earlsferry. It is a safe bathing beach and there is a water sports centre which offers courses and equipment hire.

The East Neuk is renowned for its clean, blue flag beaches and several more can be discovered within half an hour of the house


Edinburgh airport is 45 miles away and 1 hour in the car

Dundee airport is 50 minutes away by car

The London train stops at Markinch 25 minutes away by car

Having a car is not essential in the village however if you want to discover the local area its a must to hire a car or bring your own


Glasgow 75 miles, Edinburgh 45 miles, St Andrews 14 miles

Further Details:

The village has a lovely deli, a host of cafes, small shops and an art gallery. There is an award winning farm shop 2 miles up the road and the local supermarket is 4 miles away in Anstruther. However, you can book a shop on line before you arrive so you have everything you need for your stay.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Elie, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Indian Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
We take a third of the rental price when you book if the booking is more than 56 days away. We then take the balance plus the house keeping deposit 56 days before the arrival. House keeping / security deposit is £500.
If the arrival is less than 56 days we take the full amount

Changeover Day:
The change over day is normally Friday or Saturday, however, the house can be let for long weekends. There is some flexibility with change over day depending on bookings so please do ask and we will try and accommodate you

Notes on prices:
Please contact us if you would like to rent the house for a long weekend or a short stay during the week. This is possible in 2014 and in the off season in 2015. Note the prices for weekends are not pro rata the weekly rate e.g. a week in September is £2440 and a 2 day weekend is £1842.
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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