Get away from it all in style at Belcote Cottage and Beachend

Beachend and Belcote Cottage are luxury seaside holiday properties by the award-winning Elie beach in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife. The best in Elie self-catering accommodation, both are popular with families and foodies all year round. There is plenty to do on the doorstep but also perfect for lazy days doing not much at all.

An ideal base for families and foodies

Over 150 years old, Belcote 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.

Beachend offers a relaxing luxury getaway for families and friends. Situated right on the southern end of the beach with breathtaking panoramic views over the Firth of Forth from the spacious sun lounge and private first floor terrace means you can keep an eye on children without moving too far. With 4 bedrooms Beachend sleeps up to 8 adults over two floors.

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.

Top 20 Things to do in and around Fife for Golfers

If there is one thing that Scotland is famous for, it has to be golf. Just as Africa is often termed ‘The Cradle of Civilisation’, Scotland can rightly lay claim to the vaunted title of ‘The Home of Golf’.

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The game as we recognise it today was first played in Scotland as far back as the 15th century. As any seasoned golfer knows, it is a game that gets under the skin and can almost take over a life. James II went so far as to ban the game in 1457, as it was so enjoyable that the archery skills of soldiers and nobles alike took a severe turn for the worse.

The first golf course in the world and the first codified rules of Golf also hail from Scotland, making it a holy pilgrimage for golfers the world around.

In the article we will look at the golfing heritage peppered around the East Neuk, providing enough for even the biggest golf-heads to be getting along with.

Crail Golf Club

crail golf courseBoasting two courses to test different skill levels, Crail Golf Course is over two hundred years old and boasts a breath-taking backdrop.

The Balcomie boasts such enticing hole names as ‘Hell’s Hole’ (5th) and ‘Lang Whang’, injecting some local flavour into the course. Hell’s Hole will dare you to drive over the beach and rocks; with a good chance you’ll be adding a stroke to your card afterwards.

The Craighead Course – designed by American Gil Hanse, is a stunning course that makes the most of the gorgeous natural features of the area.

Challenging, but storied in history and with amazing views, Crail Golf Club is not to be missed. Read the rest of this entry »

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