House in Elie, Nr. St Andrews, Fife, Central Scotland - Elie, A Wonderful Holiday Destination For All Ages - Beach, Golf, Walking, Watersports, Tennis, Pubs
About LOUISA NELSON
I am a wife and mother of 3 children. We love Elie as it is a small friendly place where the children can roam safely as soon as they can cross a road. They love the independence it offers and will walk quite long distances to get to the sweetie shop and collect your newspaper with 20p in their pocket. Teenagers also have a fabulous time in high season. The Pav, tennis, golf, watersports centre and bonfires on the beach are all entertainment. We love to cook and the kitchen is well equipped. The house is large enough to find a quiet spot away from the melee and the garden is a real private suntrap. We love walking in the winter and coming back to a wood fire. We like to get outdoors in any weather and take our kayaks to the beach if it is a calm day. Can kayak round the coast.
LOUISA NELSON purchased this House in 2009
Why LOUISA NELSON chose Earlsferry
We bought the house because we love Elie. We wanted a house large enough to have friends and family to stay as our children love to holiday with cousins - the more the better and they have 30 to choose from! We wanted to have a house with 2 ensuites to ensure 2 families could holiday together and both have privacy. I also wanted a downstairs bathroom and bedroom for the elderly or infirm. Elie has a feel of 'Swallows and Amazons' and encourages all ages to get outside and enjoy themselves. There are lots of other like-minded families to meet if you feel so inclined. Really friendly place - summer holidays your children will want to repeat annually and remind you of your summer holidays long ago....
What makes this House unique
Over the years I have enjoyed the freedom my children have experienced whilst staying in Elie. Any aged children will head off with or without you. I always knew they would be safe, the beach is very gently shelving and the traffic are aware that it is a holiday venue with lots of wobbly children cycling with golf clubs on their backs the wrong way down the road. The house is well situated between the golf course and the beach. When we renovated the house I designed it with 2 of almost everything - showers/baths/cookers/boilers/washing machines/dishwashers/microwaves/dvd/tv so that a breakdown would not adversely affect one's holiday. It gives one great peace of mind that you are not going to be left with a pile of dirty dishes due to bad luck.
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Methven House Elie
Lovely house in lovely location just across the road from the beach. Couldn't have asked for a nicer place for a weekend stay.
Thank you for your kind review. I am really pleased you all had a good weekend! Louisa
Brilliant weekend spent in Earlsferry
The house was extremely spacious, child friendly and perfect for our family get together. Excellent location close to the beach and ideal for the golfers in our party.
Large,spacious and well equipped holiday home.
We rented Methven house over 4 days for my wife's 50th birthday treat.The house was ideal for our needs with plenty of space and all the mod cons you would need.Situated close to the beach and a short walk to the local shops.
Elie is well situated for easy access to local beaches and 10 to 15 minutes drive to supermarkets to stock up on groceries to cook in the massive kitchen/dining room.
We are regular visitors to Elie and this was by far the best property we have rented.
The owner Louisa was easy to contact and replied very quickly to any queries we had.
Overall I highly recommend Methven particularly for larger parties who could enjoy the larger spaces without feeling cramped.My family and friends loved it
Spacious, well equipped, comfortable house in a lovely position.
We were a party of 12 people (10 adults of various ages and 2 children). The room sizes allowed us all to be together to eat, or relax if we wanted to, but equally there was plenty of room to find a quiet corner if you wanted time away from the rest, without having to go to your bedroom. The two lounges( and two tv's!) meant the guys could watch the footie whilst the girls enjoyed a film. Two kitchens made mealtimes simple and two dishwashers were a godsend, along with the two washing machines. Bedrooms were all comfortable and nicely decorated and bathroom facilities were adequate for our number of guests. Plenty of games and books for all ages and the dressing up box gave us all a giggle. Only a few steps across the road to get to the long sandy beach or a short walk to the village in Elie for essentials. Can recommend the Andross farm shop pies and also the Sunday lunch in The 19th Hole pub just 2 or 3 minutes from the back gate. Good meals also to be had in The Ship, Elie and The Waterfront in Anstruther (who found a table for 12 at very short notice and were happy for us to decorate it with balloons and banners for a birthday.) Birdwatchers amongst us were not disappointed with the variety of birds spotted from the cliffs by the golf course. All in all there was something for everybody and we were all very sorry to leave.
Thank you for your review. It is very thorough and will have taken some time to write! I am very glad you had a good holiday. Please come again! Thanks Louisa
A fantastic holiday in a charming, unique property
As an extended family group of 11 adults ranging in age from 19 through to 83 years we enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Methven House. We have stayed in many large properties but were unanimous in declaring this our best holiday let yet. This house is exceptionally spacious, comfortable and we found it absolutely fascinating to be staying in an old family grocer's shop, which, as the property description states, has been sympathetically renovated. It has a real charming quality and offers something a little bit different for people like us who enjoy wondering 'what this bit used to be' etc. Every single bed was very good quality and comfortable, bedding is lovely crisp cotton, towels are fluffy and the kitchen diner is practically perfect. Add the fact that the beach and golf course are practically on the doorstep, what more do you want? We travelled from Yorkshire to Fife and absolutely loved it. There was so much to do in such beautiful surroundings with lovely, friendly local people. We feel that the photographs of Methven House don't do it justice. It is huge! Many thanks to Louisa who was very friendly, helpful, accommodating and made the booking process very simple. We can't wait to return to Elie. What a little gem of a town and what a gem of a property.
Fantastic holiday house in Elie
Methven House is just brilliant - it's very well equipped and brilliantly located. It's a hop, skip and jump to the pub, golf course, tennis and beach. There's loads of room in the house - perfect for two families or a large group. A major plus is lots of hot water, brilliant after a fun day out or a day at the beach. Really can't fault the house. I have a very strong feeling we will be back next year !
The house is 2 mins walk to the beach and from there you can walk to the Watersports Centre for sailing, waterskiing etc.
The East Neuk of Fife is famous for its beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and lovely Coastal Path for walks. www.eastneukwide.co.uk/tourist/walks. The Chain Walk on the Fife Coastal Path offers those who are energetic and have a head for heights a walk with a difference.
A day trip to the Isle of May is good outing www.isleofmayferry.com
Edinburgh airport: 42 miles
Dundee airport:28 miles
Train station: Markinch 12.13 miles Springfield 11.2 miles Cupar 10.98 miles
Edinburgh city centre:47 miles
St. Andrews Bus station:13 miles
Perth Bus and Train:38 miles
Many fishing villages all along coast. St Andrews Botanic Gardens, Golf and Cinema 13 miles. One pub/restaurant CLOSE walking distance, others 10/15 mins walk. Many restaurants within driving distance.
Village provides for all day-to-day shopping and banking. Anstruther 6.5 miles away has a medium sized supermarket. All major supermarkets will deliver.
Anstruther Fish Bar www.anstrutherfishbar.co.uk
The Cellar www.cellaranstruther.co.uk/
The Haven, Shore Street, Cellardyke +44 (0) 1333 310574
The Waterfront, Anstruther /www.anstruther-waterfront.co.uk
Golf Hotel, Crail www.thegolfhotelcrail.com
Marine Bistro Hotel, Crail : 54 Nethergate Crail +44 (0)1333 450207
Lobster Shed : Crail Harbour +44 (0) 1333450476
Ostlers Close, Cupar www.ostlersclose.co.uk
The Peat Inn, by Cupar www.thepeatinn.co.uk
Elie Coffee House, High Street +44 (0) 1333 330061
Golf Tavern (the 19th Hole), Earlsferry www.golf-tavern.co.uk
Harbour House, Bank Street www.harbour-house.co.uk
Sangsters, Elie www.sangsters.co.uk
The Ship Inn, Elie www.ship-elie.com
The Heron Gallery www.herongallery.co.uk14
Seafood Restaurants : St Monans www.theseafoodrestaurant.com
The Mayview Hotel, High Street +44 (0) 1333 730564
Byre Theatre, Restaurant www.byretheatre.com
Grill House www.grillhouserestaurant.co.uk
Nahm-Jim (Thai) www.nahm-jim.co.uk
PM’s (take away) www.pmsofstandrews.com
Seafood Restaurants : St Andrews www.theseafoodrestaurant.com
St Andrews Golf Hotel, St Andrews www.standrews-golf.co.uk/ +44 (0) 1334 472611
The Dolls House, St Andrews www.dolls-house.co.uk
The Inn at Lathones www.theinn.co.uk
Vineleaf, St Andrewswww.vineleafstandrews.co.uk
Café India, 65 Market Street +44 (0) 1334 477778
Jahangir, 116a South Street +44 (0) 1334 470300
Bella Italia, Bell Street +44 (0) 1334 476268
The Glass House, North Street +44 (0) 1334 473673
Pizza Express, Logies Lane +44 (0) 1334 477109
Zizzi, South Street +44 (0) 1334 474676
Fish and Chips available in Pittenweem and Anstruther, van comes to Elie regularly. Sundays often shut so check times!