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Historical house In the heart of Elie, fully equipped and recently upgraded. - Wynd House

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Wynd House

A fabulous historic house fit for princes and princesses to stay in. It is full of vintage charm, has heaps of character and is very comfortable as its been used a family holiday home for years and years. Many generations of the Wood family and friends have holidayed here very happily.

We do Friday to Friday rentals in July and August, short breaks available the rest of the year.

There are 5 bedrooms in the house which sleep 9 people in beds, but an extra mattress can be provided. There are two family bathrooms and a separate toilet down stairs. The reception rooms are large and very comfortable, and the dinning room will have a table that extends to sit 14-16 people.

The House can be rented along side two lovely cottages that stand in the large garden meters from the main house. If communal dinning in the main house is not an issue the whole estate can accommodate up to 19 people.

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About the property

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Located in the haven of the East Neuk of Fife, in the beautiful and popular seaside village of Elie, Wynd House is a centuries old house in which to spend a family holiday, retreat for a quiet winter weekend, base yourself for a golf holiday or celebrate a family event. It's position in the heart of the village makes it easy to access all the village has to offer yet it is extremely quiet and private.

There is plenty of space for groups to spread out in the house if they want or to congregate in one of the 3 reception areas. The house if full of interesting bits and pieces collected by the Wood family over many generations. This is not your typical holiday house, its packed full of history and charm.

The walled garden is huge and divided into 4 distinct areas - ideal for chasing the sun!. The private Sea Garden has a summer house and a ladder down to the beach (or sea at high tide). Elie is an established holiday destination so has everything you could need. There are shops, cafes and the AA Scottish pub of the year in The Ship Inn. There are lots of things to do including a water sports centre 5 minutes walk from the house, tennis courts, golf, walks (The Fife Coastal Path runs through Elie) and lots more within a 15 mile radius.

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Property Manager
Tara Macdonald or Jamie Robertson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2017

About Tara Macdonald or Jamie Robertson

The house has been in the Wood family for several generations. It is steeped in history and that really comes through when you are sitting in the house. It has an almost stately quality about yet it is quite and relaxing and not intimidating at all.

We, Jamie and Tara, manage the house on behalf of the Wood family. We are close at hand in case you need anything during your stay and can advise you about local areas and amenities when you are booking

Why Tara Macdonald or Jamie Robertson chose Fife & St Andrews

It sits in the heart of Elie yet is close to the beach and yet offers plenty of privacy and seclusion. Its an exceptional house with loads of history.

What makes this house unique

Wynd House is set in a wonderful location and offers everything you could want from a holiday home by the sea. It is very spacious and full of lots of interesting pieces of art and history.

The gardens are splendid and fantastic for kids and adults alike. There are two cottages in the grounds of the house that can be rented and allow for accommodation for up to 29 people if formal communal dinning in the house is not a requirement.

Available Rentals

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Notes

If unsure about prices, please call. The price for a 3 night weekend are always more attractive than they seem on this site. We are always on hand to answer any questions.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Elie in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are 2 bathrooms upstairs, both have a showers over the bath The is a WC downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , There is a sink in the bedroom and a wonderful bay window
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , The beds can be made into a Super King bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom has a large double bed, a sink and views over the garden and sea Turret Bedroom is a twin/double with a sink and views over the sea Bedroom 3 is a single Bedrooms 4 and 5 adjoin and can be twin/double, 5 has a sink, views over the sea
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • 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
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is spacious and there are plenty of sitting areas within the house and garden. The house has not been completely modernised so offers a characterful atmosphere. Having said that the facilities offer everything you could want from a modern home. Outside: There are 4 magnificent gardens. The main walled garden can be accessed through a gate from the street. It has plenty of seating and space for kids to play. To the side of the house is 'The Nuns' Garden which has a green house and tree house. In front of the house is another walled garden that can be accessed from the main garden which also has plenty of seating. Then there is the Sea Garden with a summer house and direct access to the beach Utility Room: There is a washing machine and a drying machine and a large sink. In the garden there are facilities for rinsing wets suits and a foot bath/shower Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hotel quality linen and towels are provided and a housekeeping service can be arranged and paid for locally. Bed linen is changed after a week for stays between 10-14 days. Other: At the top of the stairs there is a cupola which floods the upstairs with light

Reviews

4/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

4

The house was perfect for our 3 generation party.

  • 4 of 5

Wynd house was a perfect choice for our group of 6 adults, 4 teenagers and a toddler.

There were 5 bedrooms,with comfortable beds and good quality linen. A camp bed would have been useful for the 10th bed.

A fascinating old building which dates from the 16th century it has mellowed over the years and now has a unique and welcoming atmosphere.

The ever changing view to the harbour is stunning and a ladder from the sea garden accesses to the beach or water depending on the tide.

Wynd house is very comfortable and user - friendly ( though not suitable for guests with mobility problems) and we had ample room for us all and loads of storage room for bicycles, golf bags, kayaks etc.

The gardens are delightful and we played badminton most evenings in the large garden , then watched the sun go down over the bay from the tiered sea garden. Pure magic.

A memorable holiday loved by us all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

beautiful seafront country house

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 6 adults and 1 child travelling from india ...We were nt sure about our dates due to visa issues bt jemmy and tara who look aft this huge lovely sea side property were very helpful and held our booking . The house was like a dream everything we needed was there ...kitchen was large n we did a lot of cooking .The views from the bedroom are picture perfect of the sea and light house .We saw a double rainbow from our private garden on the beach which comes along with the house...was spectacular. Heating is newly fitted . Bathrooms were 2 which were very large n beautiful .The house had old charm era with paintings and carpets and books ...everything having history behind it . We extended a day as we just enjoyed every part of the house ...From the beautiful private gardens and the sea view. The town had a little pub and a grocery store which had everything one needed.We will definitely go back ...our friends loved the place and we had stayed for 5 nights ...was worth the money we spend .

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

fairytale .A beautiful country house by the seafro

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 6 adults and 1 child travelling from india ...We were nt sure about our dates due to visa issues bt jemmy and tara who look aft this huge lovely sea side property were very helpful and held our booking . The house was like a dream everything we needed was there ...kitchen was large n we did a lot of cooking .The views from the bedroom are picture perfect of the sea and light house .We saw a double rainbow from our private garden on the beach which comes along with the house...was spectacular. Heating is newly fitted . Bathrooms were 2 which were very large n beautiful .The house had old charm era with paintings and carpets and books ...everything having history behind it . We extended a day as we just enjoyed every part of the house ...From the beautiful private gardens and the sea view. The town had a little pub and a grocery store which had everything one needed. You will be comfortable if you have your own car . Its a beautiful drive along the coastal path to St Andrews just 20 min away since our daughter studies there.We will definitely go back ...our friends loved the place and we had stayed for 5 nights ...was worth the money we spend .

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

The Ship Inn
"It has just won the AA Best Pub in Scotland award for 2017. Need we say more?!"

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