Elie Cottage Reviews

Beachend – Guest Reviews

Best property in Elie

Fabulous few nights here last summer- couldn’t have chosen a better property in Elie to stay in. Right on beach, modern, bright and spacious and really well equipped- ideal for families with safe enclosed garden. Can’t recommend highly enough…thank you Scot and Debbie for an amazing beach holiday in beautiful Elie!
Liz M, San Francisco

Beachend magic

Spacious clean house. Everything you need. Away from busy roads. A haven to sit and relax with beautiful sea views. Perfect for tots and teenagers. Beach is on your doorstep. Great family walks along coastal path. This is the best house in elie.
gdunn, London, United Kingdom

Best home from home, on the beach!

We stayed at Beachend with our two daughters in May and December 2015 and are already planning our return. The beachfront location was perfect and was by far the best holiday house we have ever stayed in Elie! Its as close to the water as one can get without getting wet and having the use of the beach as your front garden meant not having to drag everything back and forth each day. The living space just works, a complete home from home, its fresh, clean, spacious and enjoys the best views out to sea. The house was well equipped and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We could have stayed forever. Beachend oozes tranquility, peace, friendliness and natural beauty.
K M, London, United Kingdom

Great house in a beautiful location

I cannot recommend a weekend here highly enough. The house is perfect for hunkering down on a cold day spent looking out across the bay or for pottering about on the beach on a hot day. Great pubs, people, walks and watery activities. And really accessible from Edinburgh by train or car, so easy very easy from London or elsewhere. Will definitely be visiting again. Thanks
A Yates, London, UK

Home from home with a stunning view

Nights with food friends at the Ship Inn or roasting marshmallows on the beach, days filled with water sports, golf, beach walks and day trips to St Andrews, Crail and Pittenweem. Elie is a great wee village and Beachend has one of the best locations on the seafront – wake up, walk out the front garden and you are on the beach. Our boys (5 all primary age) had a great time and would thoroughly recommend.
John G, Glasgow

Awesome Beach-front house. Amazing Location.

Had the most excellent holiday here, this house is probably the best located house in Elie. Right on the beach….the beach is literally ten yards from the front garden! My kids had the most amazing time, there is so much to do when you are that close to the beach. They played in the sand on the beach for hours and as there is a cool first floor balcony you can sit in the sun and watch over them whilst enjoying the most spectacular view all around Elie bay.. The facilities are great, plenty of space and well appointed with a traditional rustic charm. At low tide we walked straight across the beach to the harbour and the Ship Inn where the kids played in the sand while us adults enjoyed a wee drink. Genuinely couldn’t recommend this property highly enough. Thanks!
Sandy H, Edinburgh

Fantastic bolt-hole for memory-making family beach fun.

Had a glorious family long weekend at Beachend, Elie is an amazing location to make memories. The house is right on the beach, no traffic to worry about, so much freer to let the kids have a little more independence as you can see them from the house. There is a fantastic pub just minutes away in the 19th Hole, and The Ship Inn is a gorgeous stroll along the beach. The house has everything you need and is fabulously quiet. Wine, food, kids, friends, beach walks, wine – heaven. We’ll be back.
The Adams, Perth

Perfect Family Holiday

This holiday home is situated right on the beach in Elie. The views are wonderful and there is so much to do nearby. The house is comfortable, spacious and well equipped with a homely feel. The beach, which is literally outside the garden gate, is safe and clean – perfect for children. The holiday was great for both adults and children. Elie is a gorgeous town with good places to eat and drink. The ship inn at the harbour is well worth a visit. There are lots of activities such as golf, tennis and water sports available too. This trip the weather was kind and the kids played on the sand non stop allowing us time to relax. The “chain walk” an exciting coastal path is really close to Beachend. We did it with the kids (probably suitable for 7or 8 years up with adult supervision) and we all loved it. The whole area is a bit of a holiday paradise, excellent for walking (Fife Coastal Path), running and cycling. We loved walking across the beach into the town – Drinks for the adults, ice creams for the kids. Complete success – will definitely use again
Al_Kinb, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great property, fantastic location

Booked a week in Beachend with husband and 3 kids. The facilities in the house were fantastic and the location is amazing. Will definitely book again!
Ali73, United Kingdom

Ideally positioned for the beach with wonderful views over the sea.

We spent five days at the house with two small children who took full advantage of the location – they loved running down to the sand without having to worry about traffic. We adults could sit in the garden with our morning coffee keeping an eye on them. It’s a lovely part of the beach for building sandcastles or just sunbathing and when the tide was out our grandchildren explored the rock pools. Everything they wanted was right outside the door. The house was well equipped and we all enjoyed the bright sunroom at the front and the sunny bedrooms upstairs. We’d have spent more time on the upstairs balcony if we’d been there without the wee ones. It’s the best house we’ve ever rented on the Fife coast. We’d definitely come back.
magkittel, Germany

Relaxing week on the beach

We stayed at Beachend for a week for my 30th birthday- what a great place! The house is very homely and is very well equipped. We wanted for nothing in terms kitchen/dining equipment/ day to day utensils. The house is spacious and spending time in the sunroom was incredibly relaxing. We were joined for coffee by a pod of what looked like dolphins cruising down the coast one morning- Uninvited guests like that are always welcome. The house was clean and tidy, and made it easy to settle in. Elie itself looks spectacular from the garden outside Beachend, and evening drinks and BBQs on the grass outside were a real joy. All that is left to mention is the lovely beach just yards from the front gate- few can claim to be live closer without living in one of the beach huts. Thoroughly enjoyed our week there. Brought back memories of Earlsferry as a child. We will definitely be back!
ADRoss686, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Fantastic weekend

Just spent fantastic weekend with family celebrating a 50th birthday. Having stayed in numerous holiday homes in Elie, Beachend offers one of the best for location, views and access to the beach. The house is sufficiently equipped to ensure your stay is very comfortable, although it would benefit greatly with a further bathroom. The front room is a lovely place to relax, read a book or enjoy time with the family, whilst the large windows allow you to enjoy the amazing view. The balcony is a great bonus to the house and will be fantastic in the finer weather.
Paul K

Beautiful beach front location

We had a very chilled week with our 2 boys (5 & 2 yrs) during the mid-term break. Large windows offer stunning views out to sea and across the bay. Beachend is at one end of the beach, down a very quiet lane, an ideal spot for young intrepid explorers heading off over the sand-dunes each morning. We also packed our bikes – the deli, newsagent and golf club are a short bike ride away. The house offers a warm, spacious and comfy retreat and we would thoroughly recommend the house to families, small or large and groups of friends.
M Todd, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The beach is your front garden!

Beach end is perfectly located: you literally fall out of the house and onto the sand and rock pools of Elie beach. The house is cosy, spacious and perfect for a large family or group of friends. We really enjoyed our time there and would not hesitate to go again for it’s location, comfort and great value.
Philip M, London, United Kingdom

Belcote – Guest Reviews

2nd year in a row that we stayed in Belcotte cottage and looking forward to making it a 3rd next year! We have 2 small children and friends who join us with small children and the open plan living inside and outdoors is just perfect for us all. The cottage itself is immaculate, so clean on arrival, all amenities are perfect…a personal fav is the utility room! Sounds silly but with all the kids it’s a great place to just keep all outdoor gear and ensure some order is kept within the house! The garden is just perfect especially with the stone wall built up a little higher this year making it even more of a sun trap and helps ensure real privacy too. The she’d is probably the kids fav place of the whole house…a den of fun activities!! Great that the bikes are there for use together with other great beach toys, makes packing the car a little easier knowing they are there. The location is just perfect, 2 minute walk to the beach, we just left our stuff on the beach for the day and popped back n forth between lunch, making it a very relaxing holiday. Also 2 mins to the tennis pavilion which the kids love and where you can get a nice wee scone & ice cream! Debbie is so helpful before arriving making every effort to help with all of my random questions and having little extras like travel cots and high chairs makes it so easy travelling with wee ones! Our friends that join us always comment how beautiful the cottage is and always want to come holiday with us! We have been a few times to Elie and it’s one of out favourite places in Scotland and can’t imagine staying anywhere else.”

The Parkers

“We stayed (as an extended family group, ages ranging from 10 to 88) for a long weekend in March 2015. Although the cottage has the appearance of a standard seaside cottage from the street, its Tardis-like spacious interior is far from traditional. It’s cosy and very comfortably furnished and equipped. Fantastic bathrooms with first-class showers upstairs and down, and an enormous living-room/dining-room/kitchen with huge family table mean plenty of space for all. The log-burner was a boon. The south-facing garden is equally large and a sun trap, and the location is perfect – the safe and sandy beach is just metres away along a short lane, and it’s a relaxed and easy walk along the beach to buy your morning rolls and newspapers. Having rented a number of properties in Elie over the years, we unanimously agreed this was the best.”

The Devines

“I got back from a holiday in New Zealand last week.  Wonderful beaches and glorious swims.  Last summer, our family enjoyed Elie with its  wonderful beach and glorious swims without  the wearying long haul travel and the cost.  Less than two hours from our home at Stirling, we were at beautiful Belcote Cottage.  Within minutes of arrival, the children were on the beach.  I don’t think it comes much better than that.”

Y Cook

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!

The Watsons

“We had a wonderful time in Elie. The cottage is stunning. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Adults and children enjoyed their stay. We spent time in Elie, in Anstruther, in Crail, in Cupar and in St. Andrew’s. We celebrated my husband’s birthday. The cottage has everything you need.”

The Millar Family

“Having stayed in various holiday homes in Elie we have to say that this property has been the best, beautifully renovated and extended. The open plan living dining kitchen is a superb place to socialise with family and friends, there was eight of us and we found the property spacious and not at all like a holiday rental but a home from home, kitchen is so well equipped …

We were so lucky with the weather and the garden is a sun trap with lovely patio and an added bonus only a stones throw from the sea what more could you ask for!

We have already re booked and are all looking forward to another relaxing holiday in a gem of a property”.

The MacDonald Family  

“The claim of how close the beach is is no exaggeration, the sea is almost an extension of the back yard of this beautifully finished cottage. We had a great time and would definitely recommend Elie cottage, I hope we return ourselves.”

Colin S

“We chose Elie Cottage because of its convenient location for a family wedding. We were delighted with all aspects of the cottage. It was perfect for our extended family who gathered from Southampton, Brighton and Nottingham. The standard of the accommodation exceeded our expectations. The weather was glorious which was an unexpected bonus as was the collection of sports equipment in the shed!

Elie is a lovely village with a super beach and a choice of local shops and eating places.

We’d be happy to recommend the cottage and will be returning.”

Ian M

“Almost perfect in every dimension for a family holiday, just 60 yards from the beach but not right on it so the evenings are warm in the garden without the cooling sea breeze, great back garden with lots of games for the kids and fully open plan downstairs living opening right onto the patio BBQ area. Probably the best spot in Elie. We will definitely be back again and again and again.”

The Camerons

” We loved it. The cottage is in a perfect position and is beautifully furnished. The renovations have been carried out to a very high standard. The open plan downstairs was perfect for our young family. We will definitely be back.”

The Lindsays

“We had a great time, the Cottage is tremendous and finished to a great standard, very clean and inviting. It was great to have the beach so close as well….. the family had a fantastic time, very relaxing, and we will certainly recommend Belcote Elie Cottage to our friends and family.”

The McGuiness Family

“As near to perfect as you could get for a family holiday location.  The house is spacious, well laid out and has every amenity you could wish for and with the beach quite literally a stones throw from the house, the kids are never short of something to keep them occupied.  We’ll definitely be returning next year for more of the same!”

The Hardie Family

“Just back from a fantastic holiday at Belecote Cottage, Elie.  The cottage was fabulous, it was well equipped, beautifully presented and very modern.  The garden is excellent, my kids had a great time playing football, tennis and badmington.  With the beach only a 2 min walk from the cottage, it was easy to enjoy both the beautiful house and the fantastic sandy beach.  We enjoyed ourselves so much, we’ve already booked to go back next year!

Anna-Marie Taylor (Mum of 3 boys aged 7, 5 and 2)

“Elie Cottage is one of the best cottages we have stayed in, lovely light and airy cottage with all the right ingredients for a fantastic holiday. The cottage is literally just 60 seconds from the beach so you can park your car up and not use it for the duration of your holiday, the cottage also has a large garden which is lovely to sit in after a day at the beach the cottage itself was clean and had everything you could possibly need for a family holiday.  Would definitely recommend and we are looking forward to returning in the near future.”

The Daw family from Cornwall

“My family and I had a wonderful weekend at your cottage in Elie. You have done a very good job of renovating the cottage and it was a pleasure to spend the weekend there. The facilities in the cottage are excellent. The open plan living room and kitchen is an ideal setup for entertaining and spending time together. The bedrooms were a good size and everyone enjoyed the powerful hot showers. The garden is very attractive and the cottage is located in a perfect position for the beach and the town. I would definitely rent this cottage again and have no hesitation in recommending it to others.”

Brenda Chambers and Family

“Loved the cottage and will definitely book again for next year. The open plan living set up is perfect for families and entertaining with friends. The younger kids can play safely in the garden and you can see them all the time and the older ones can go down to the beach. Lot’s to do in Elie and all the nearby restaurants you recommended were fantastic. Loved the ping pong in the garage.”

The Miles Family

We stayed at Belcotte Cottage at the September weekend and had an absolutely wonderful time. There were 4 adults  and 6 teenagers and although this was a large number at no time did we feel that the cottage could not cope with the numbers. With the open plan kitchen and lounge looking out into a wonderful garden space, along with the small snug room with another TV, it gave an opportunity for all ages to relax and have their own space. The situation of the cottage made accessibility to the beach,golf courses, tennis courts,  and water sports facilities ideal. Overall this home would make an ideal holiday for young and old alike. The home was well furnished and had everything required for a long or short holiday. It was like a home from home. I have already recommended the cottage too many of my friends and I’m looking forward already to our next visit. 

The Biggart Family

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