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Beach Cottage is a stunning holiday rental property located right on Elie Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Beach Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps six. Right on the beach. Fantastic sea views.

BEACH COTTAGE WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES THROUGH ITS OWN WEBSITE FROM NOW ON: www.beachcottage.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you there. This listing will be removed at end of current subscription period.

Beach Cottage has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen with breakfast bench with a stunning sea view, large combined living and dinging room with wood burning stove and a desk with a view to the harbour. The cottage is located right on the beach with a lawn out front which is part of the dunes and the coastal path. You literally could not be closer to the beach. Beach Cottage welcomes well behaved dogs. There is wifi throughout, an Alexa and Smart TVs in the living room, master bedroom and double bedroom. Kitchen has a large dishwasher, Smeg oven, retro Smeg fridge, induction hob and combined washer/dryer. For full details and more pictures and reviews please look at the website: www.beachcottage.co.uk or find us on Facebook @ilovebeachcottage.

Eilidh Mactaggart
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Eilidh Mactaggart

The Owner was born in Glasgow and spent all her summer holidays in Elie. She studied in Edinburgh and has lived in Belgium, France and in Sydney, Australia (for 9 years).

Eilidh Mactaggart purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Eilidh Mactaggart chose Leven

The owner grew up going to Elie for holidays and she used to dream of one day owning Beach Cottage. After three years of looking for a house to buy in the village, Beach Cottage (or Sandford Cottage as it was previously known) came on to the market. It had been neglected for years and was a labour of love (aka renovation nightmare/money pitt!) for over two years, with the owner saving the cottage from falling down around her (some walls actually did fall in!). She hopes you love Beach Cottage as much as she does.

What makes this cottage unique

Views, views, views; fresh sea air; cosy rooms; wood burning stove; long soaks in the watermelon pink tub; wandering out to the beach; golf; tennis; running; hiking; watersport; amazing fresh produce (fish, farm shop, local berries in summer; Elie Deli); best fish and chips on the planet….all nearby.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Leven in Fife

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large family/main bathroom with large walk in shower, steel freestanding bath tub (our famous watermelon pink extra large tub), toilet and large sink with drawers under, shaver point in recessed cupboard above sink. Master En suite with toilet, sink and large walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master Bedroom with kingsize bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Extra long bunkbeds - 2 x 200cm single beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Beach Cottage sleeps six: master bedroom (kingsize bed) with en suite; double bedroom; bunk room. A travel cot can be provided (please bring your own cot linens).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Well behaved children and dogs considered, please contact us to confirm the make-up of your group. Additional cleaning charge applies for your doggie friends. Unfortunately no cats as the owner is extremely allergic (sorry!). Individual electric heaters, set on timers and work like a central heating system. House is well insulated and easy to heat up and keep warm. Wood burning stove in the living room. Travel cot (guests to bring own cot linen) and high chair can be provided. Outside: Walled front garden with table and seating for six. Patio back garden with large Weber barbecue and seating. A sheltered sun trap when the wind is blowing. No parking on site, parking spaces available on Glovers Wynd, Earlsferry High Street, edge of the golf course at the end of Earlsferry High Street. Parking spaces are as little as 25m-150m walk from the property depending on where you park your car. Area of grass in front of house can be used for dropping off luggage on arrival and departure only (ten minutes). Please note that this area is otherwise 'no parking' and this is strictly enforced. Utility Room: Porch with shelves for shoes, stool, hanging hooks, wellie boot jack Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: One large bath towel and one small hand towel per guest supplied, plus bath mats and hand towels for each bathroom. A supply of kitchen towels is also provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: WiFi throughout with booster in master bedroom. Smart TVs wired to main router in master bedroom and living room. Electric heaters throughout, set on timers to act as central heating. Property is double glazed and well insulated so cosy and warm.


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Beach Cottage is a stunning holiday rental property located right on Elie Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect Location for Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

As others have said, Beach Cottage has pretty much the best location in Elie/Earlsferry, with a sweeping view of the bay. A dozen steps from the front gate and you're on the beach. A walk along the shoreline to the Ship Inn is equally attractive on a blustery day as it is on a sunny afternoon. The cottage itself has been refurbished and decorated with a real eye for design, with a contemporary seaside vibe. The beds are comfortable, the technology efficient, and the kitchen and bathrooms very well-equipped - have a long soak in the enormous bath. At night, the log-burning stove keeps the cottage cosy and you will fall asleep to the soporific sound of the waves rolling onto the beach. There's plenty to do in and around Elie, but returning to Beach Cottage each day you will truly feel relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, so glad you enjoyed it even in blustery October!
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Delightful week in Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We (my wife and I and two kids (13 and 16)) had a wonderful week in Beach Cottage in August 2015. The property is finished to a really high standard and when combined with it's perfect location makes for a fantastic holiday property. We'd staying in Elie/Earlsferry before so knew all about the stunning beach, sports club, water sports centre, shops, pubs and opportunites for walking and visiting the local fishing villages but Beach Cottage really made our stay this time very special. We're definitely aiming to return when we can.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beach Cottage is our type of holiday destination - right on the beach. Your attention to design and detail makes it a wonderful place to stay, we will certainly be back!

Life is definitely better at Beach Cottage ❤️

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved Beach Cottage. It is small but perfectly formed! Eilidh has done it up beautifully with lots of personal touches that make it comfortable and give it character. The location is great - at the quiet end of the village, out of the door and straight onto the beach, lovely deli for food shopping, and pubs to walk to.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Cottage in a perfect location. Cottage is very tastefully decorated and finished to a really high standard. Every detail has been thought through and is very well equipped. We enjoyed a great family holiday with our young family and the location was just super for us. Gill

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage in the best location. Cottage is very well equipped and has been very tastefully decorated and furnished. Every detail has been thought through and the cottage is well equipped. Perfect location for our family holiday as we have a young family and being right on the beach was just super. Gorgeous holiday location we loved it Gill 😃

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
The 19th Hole
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Elie and Earlsferry Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Elie and Earlsferry
Car: necessary

Golf, tennis, putting, bowls, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, walking, running, horse riding, hiking all available nearby. Fife Coastal path goes right past the front of Beach Cottage. Blue Flag Beach with watersports centre. Pittenweem Arts Festival and other arts and literary festivals throughout the area.


Beach Cottage is literally on the sand dunes at the Earlsferry end of the famous Elie beach (Blue Flag beach). A few steps from the front gate take you to the sand itself.


Beach Cottage is situated in the picturesque seaside village of Elie and Earlsferry. A car is recommended to explore the area:

Edinburgh Airport - 45 miles

Kirkcaldy Railway Station - 15 miles

St Andrews (The Old Course) - 11 miles

Kilnconqhuar - 1 mile

Ardross Farm Shop (winner best Farm Shop in the UK, 2014) - 2 miles

St Monans - 2 miles

Pittenweem - 4 miles

Anstruther - 6 miles


Elie Shops: walking 10-15 mins, driving 3 mins.

The 19th Hole (pub and restaurant): walking 3 mins.

The Pavilion (cafe), Elie: walking 5 mins.

Elie Golf and Tennis Club: walking 5 mins.

The Ship (bar and restaurant), Elie: walking 20 mins, driving 5 mins

Anstruther Famous Fish and Chips: driving 15 mins.

St Andrews and its many restaurants and bars: driving 25 mins, taxis available locally

Further Details:

Elie High street offers traditional shopping with a baker, newsagent, greengrocer, chemist and delicatessen as well as a couple of gift and coffee shops. We encourage you to support the local shops and businesses. Supermarkets and highstreet stores can be found in nearby St Andrews. Elie Sports Centre offers a 9 hole golf course ("the wee course") for juniors/beginners, tennis, putting, bowling, plus many watersports at Elie harbour. Great biking and hiking along the Fife Coastal Path. Recommend local art galleries in Pittenweem and Crail. Favourite local restaurants - The Seafood Restaurant, Peat Inn, The Cellar. Favourite pubs - The 19th hole, The Ship Inn. Museums in Anstruther and St Andrews. The Secret Bunker near Crail. National Trust properties and gardens including Kellie Castle. Art Galleries throughout the East Neuk and Art and Music Festivals throughout the summer months.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Leven, 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
Winter 2017
31 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter - Early Spring 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Standard Rate: £200 per night with a minimum 3 night stay.
Low season (winter excluding Christmas and New Year): £175 per night minimum 2 night stay.
Summer: £250 per night, we prefer bookings of 7 nights or more. However please check with us as it may just work between our own use and other guests use. Preferred check out day for week long bookings is a Sunday. However, again we may be able to juggle things so please ask.

Please note that I do not discount these rates and they reflect the high standard of finish and accommodation, unique and prime location of the property. Generally I do not proceed with bookings from those requesting discounts as the property is very popular and easily filled. The property is my second home first and a holiday let second.

Damage Deposit (refundable subject to check out and damage inventory): GBP350, we may request a higher deposit for guests with dogs (GBP500). When enquiring please include details of your party.

Booking contract to be signed and returned before booking accepted. Property sleeps a maximum of 6. Well behaved dogs welcome, but must be declared at booking and agreed with the owner in advance (additional security deposit may be required). Booking enquiries via the Owners Direct system are only getting through to us sporadically. For more details and more photos: www.beachcottage.co.uk.


100% at the time of booking along with £350 security deposit. Security deposit is refunded after check-out if property has been left in order etc. Guests with dogs may be charged a higher security deposit of £500.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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