Get away from it all in style at Elie Cottage
Elie Cottage is a luxury seaside holiday cottage by the award-winning Elie beach in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife. The best in Elie self catering, the cottage is popular with families and foodies all year round. There is plenty to do on the doorstep but it's perfect for lazy days doing not much at all.
Elie Cottage is an ideal base for families and foodies
Over 150 years old, the cottage has recently been renovated to an extremely high standard. With 4 bedrooms the cottage sleeps 8-10 over two floors. Contemporary open plan living opens fully onto the sunny, safe and secluded back garden, which leads directly down to the beach. Watersports, golf and tennis are all on hand, and for food lovers there are a number of award-winning restaurants within a short drive. Elie is only 15 minutes from the Royal Burgh of St Andrews and 45 minutes from Scotland's capital Edinburgh.
Although it’s only a mile and a half long, you can easily double the pleasure by re-tracing your steps at the end. The Chain Walk forms a side-loop to the tranquil, 90-mile Fife Coastal Path. The fun chained section – a kind of British via ferrata – hugs the sea from Elie village, careering round the cliffs of Kincraig Point to Shell Bay. Head for the beach below Elie then walk south-west to a sign telling you to take care. The glinting steel chain fixed to the cliffs signals the start of your scramble.
Together with footholds, a series of eight fixed chains 10 to 50 feet long provide something to cling to as you slither up, down, along and over alarming rocks while waves crash in from the Firth of Forth. Children aged nine and over can tackle this breathtaking route, which defies being termed a mere “walk”. This is adventure. Stay away near high tide.
I turned 40 this year and took a week off work to celebrate. It started with a trip to New York with my wife and ended with a 3 night stay in Elie with 6 of our closest friends.
If New York was fantastic then Elie was utterly magical. From the moment we walked into the stunning cottage the atmosphere was set…..drinks on the patio, dinner at the fantastic dining table and laughing till our sides hurt into the wee small hours. Going to bed waking up for a walk on the beach(30 yards away!!) then knowing we could do it all again for the next 2 days!!
New York is New York but Elie cottage is unforgettable! It certainly provided us with a 40th birthday I will never forget!
Best wishes an thank you again!