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Victorian House With Large Walled Garden

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

House in Elie Nr. St Andrews, Fife, Central Scotland, Scotland - A Few Hundred Metres From The Beach

A very imposing Victorian house which has been adapted to modern living in a sympathetic way. Only a few hundred metres from Elie's local shops, deli, pub and Michelin star restaurant.

Robert B Hare
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Robert B Hare

We bought The Elms because of its symmetry and original features. We thought it was such a shame that the previous owners were hiding the character of the building so we set about doing something about it! My family just love the house and even though we have now bought another house in the village we just cannot allow ourselves to sell it. Most days as we travel to and from Edinburgh we always look over at the house and pass some comment or other about it! We have put our own wee stamp on the frontage as Jo made the stain glass window! So, we hope you enjoy it as we did.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Elie in Fife

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The large Master bathroom is luxurious with walk in shower, lathe bath and double sinks. The other large 'bronze' bathroom has a jacuzzi bath and separate shower. The other 2 en suites have a shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms with en suite, 2 king size beds with the 'Mirror' bedroom large enough to cater for 2 single beds in addition. The twin room also has it's own en suite. 3 of the bedrooms and accompanying bathrooms have wireless Sonos hifi.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Please note the large garden is shared with tenants occupying our Cottage and Apartment. Outside: There is a large Victorian Summer House at the rear of the garden which is ideal for late summer nights with a glass of wine! There is a small pond which is mostly covered but care is required from those with small children. The large garden is shared with The Elms Garden Cottage and Apartment. Utility Room: Complete with sink, dishwasher, washing machine, beer fridge and industrial iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Freshly clean lined and towels are supplied on arrival and additional cleaning services can be provided at additional cost.


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Victorian House With Large Walled Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Fantastic house for our group!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a long weekend to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday and couldn't have chosen any better! Great house with bags of character and loads of room. The house was to a high standard where it mattered, bed linen, towels, bathrooms, but not too perfect and stuffy where we would have felt that we couldn't relax. There were 9 of us in the main house and had bags of room, in fact we didn't use the "good" sitting room once. Great location just minutes from the beach and the famous ship inn. There is also a deli and lively bakery literally at the bottom of the street. We would definitely return as we not only loved the house but also loved Ellie. Some of our group have already required about booking for future visits!!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Liz. That's very kind of you. It was also nice to meet your wider group when you popped down to visit our Elie Beach Cafe. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Robert
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Lovely house and garden for large groups

  • 5 of 5

All 14 of us have had a lovely weekend in Elie staying at the elms. The house was well situated for everything in Elie. Having two sitting rooms was really good especially with kids and there was plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen was great and had everything you need. All the bedrooms were lovely and had comfortable beds. All 4 bathrooms were modern and well equipped. We have enjoyed the weekend so much that are looking to book up again for some time next year. The owner Robert was very friendly and helpful and was easily contacted if required. Would highly recommend this house to a large party looking to stay in Elie

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property for opur large group of friends !

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at The Elms and this was another fantastic holiday. The Elms is extremely spacious, luxurious and well presented it is also well kitted out for your every need with some lovely luxurious touches such as the jacuzzi bath !

Location and Facilities are fantastic too, huge back garden with patio and games room/conservatory, everyone enjoyed football on the lawn and at the mini fusball table ⚽️

I would highly recommend staying at The Elms. It's location in Elie is fantastic and walking distance to the all the beaches pubs incl ship inn & 19th hole, shops, coffee shops & bakery.

Thanks also again to Robert for accommodating our yearly friends get together much appreciated :) hopefully be in touch for next year 👍𣐼􎿻

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your friends with us again. Kind regards Robert
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Perfect Venue for Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

A stunning home in a beautiful spot. This was the perfect venue for our family Christmas. The property was immaculate and beautifully decorated for Christmas and Santa's arrival!! It was spotless and the perfect combination of traditional property with modern luxury. The owners attention to detail ensured that we felt very welcome and at home instantly....after running around exclaiming at all the beautiful touches! Can not recommend this property high enough and I am trying to think of a good reason to book again in the near future.

Elie itself is picturesque and everywhere we went the people were welcoming and friendly. Elie Deli is exquisite and the Ship Inn was a great place to enjoy a drink by the fire, even having some dog biscuits behind the bar for our four legged family member!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fiona words are very kind - thank you. So glad you and your family enjoyed your Christmas at The Elms. Hope I do see you again soon.
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Elie's finest beach is a matter of a few hundred metres away - a 2 minute walk.


Elie is 42 miles from Edinburgh and Edinburgh Airport. St Andrews is only 16 miles away and Dundee 25 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Elie, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Run Up to Christmas
3 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday but whenever possible a Friday changeover may be accommodated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.