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Luxury golf course villa in seaside village

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Beautiful 6 bedroom Victorian villa on golf course with walled garden

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5 public rooms plus garden games room with full size table tennis table.

Ground floor: large eat in kitchen with dining table for 12. Fully equipped (a cook's kitchen) including American fridge freezer, aga, gas hobs, microwave, dishwasher. Adjoining 'cards room' for bridge or dominos after dinner. Large sitting room with comfortable seating, piano, and wood burning stove. Conservatory with views across the garden and golf course. TV room with flat screen TV and DVD player. Downstairs double bedroom (bedroom 6). Downstairs loo & shower room. Utility room with washing machine.

First floor: Master bedroom (bedroom 1) with mahogany king size bed (lie on it and look out across the golf course to the cliffs and sea beyond...). Stunning ensuite bathroom with roll top bath, shower, loo and the largest double sink we have ever seen!

Second master (bedroom 2): double aspect enormous bedroom, also with views across golf course to the cliffs and super-king mahogany four poster. Shares family bathroom with bedroom 3.

Bedroom 3: small single room, very pretty, with small double bed. Shares bathroom with bedroom 2.

Second floor: Bedroom 4 with stunning views, a superking bed can be made up as two twins. Shares bathroom (restricted head height: sink, loo and bath) with Bedroom 5. Bedroom 5, also stunning views, two twin beds; a third pull out bed can be provided on request.

6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Master with four poster and ensuite. Second master with four poster.

Games room: in the garden, a table tennis room, with flat screen TV and sofa, and additional shower room. Great for teenagers (or Dads....!) on a rainy day.

More Details

Nicola Bruce
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Nicola Bruce

A Scot who loves the East Neuk of Fife. As a professional, I ensure Elmbank is maintained to the highest standard. As a mother of 4, I ensure the house is a warm and comfortable home from home for families of all ages. And as a golfer, I can offer advice to visitors on which of Fife's wonderful golf courses to visit, with tips on securing tee times.

Nicola Bruce purchased this house in 2011

Why Nicola Bruce chose Elie

What we most love about Elmbank, is the view out across the golf course. Or perhaps the 100 metre stroll to Elie's landmark beach. Or maybe sleeping soundly in a luxury four poster bed. Or even sipping fine wine in the sitting room by the log burning stove.

What makes this house unique

Elmbank is a very special house. Welcoming, comfortable, spacious: a real home from home with some extra special touches such as the two master bedrooms with their mahogany four posters. What we most love about Elmbank, is the view out across the golf course towards the cliffs and sea beyond. And remember to ask us about local golf courses: take advantage of several generations' of local knowledge!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Elie in Fife

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • £250 refundable security deposit required
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Downstairs loo, sink & walk in shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , Additional shower room adjoining games room (outbuilding)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , bath, loo and sink (sloping ceiling)
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Four poster bed with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Four poster super king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Single room, shares bathroom with Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made up as two full size single beds on request
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Third single can be set up on request
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made up as two full size singles on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Luxury golf course villa in seaside village
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful, peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We spent our New Year in this lovely property which has been beautifully decorated. We loved the welcoming Arga in the warm and cosy but spacious and well equipped kitchen, the beautiful staircase with original handrails and our opulent four poster bed with beautiful views across the golf course. The property was clean, well equipped with good facilities including a den for children to hang out in. Overall this is a very relaxing and welcoming house with beautiful surroundings in a lovely and friendly village. We will definitely come again and would be happy to recommend to friends or relatives

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a fabulous house for our family gathering!

  • 4 of 5

We loved this house and the village of Elie. Perfect for our family gathering to celebrate parents 60th anniversary. There was plenty of space, with nice rooms and views out over the golf course. A nice mix of period features, aga range at the heart keeping us warm and cosy, and modern comforts. We enjoyed golf on the 9 hole course, only a short walk out through the back gate and along the edge of the fairway to the 1st tee. Even had nice Sunday roast at the Pavilion club house. We played Table tennis in the large games room out in the garden. There was even a bathroom with electric shower out here. The beds were extremely comfortable and we had a great nights sleep. Parking immediately in front of the house with plenty of space for our 4 cars.

May be worth noting that only 1 room had ensuite and the bathroom on the ground floor was the other side of the kitchen from the bedroom. The bathroom on top floor in coombed ceiling space was very challenging to use due to restricted head height, maybe best for children only! So guests in the upstairs rooms really needed to use the large first floor bathroom. We'd thoroughly recommend this house as it was perfect for our needs, great location, great icecream shop, great wee cafe on main street, slightly disappointed with the Ship Inn, pub grub at restaurant prices. All in all a fabulous place to visit, Elbank and Elie were a treat.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Elmbank in Elie

  • 4 of 5

I booked Elmbank for a special birthday celebration. 10 adults and two children. The description, layout and facilities were all accurately described. The property was very clean, the beds very comfortable with good quality linen, bathrooms/showers clean and well maintained with good quality towels. Kitchen was very well equipped. It has an aga which takes a bit of getting used to but lends itself to a more relaxed style of cooking which was lovely. We had our evening meals in at the big dining table which seated all 12 of us comfortably. In fact we spent most of our time in the kitchen/dining area as it's such a great family space. The other good thing about this house it has a little snug just off the kitchen/dining room and a little extra sitting room with TV off the main sitting room which doesn't have a TV and which is perfect for just sitting together without the distraction of a TV. The little snug and the TV room also provide a little bit of escape for any of the guests who want a wee quiet space in peace. There is also a lovely conservatory and an outside wooden space which has a full size table tennis table, a good sized TV and is complete with a toilet and shower. Again this provides space for a bit time out. When you have 10 adults all in the one space it was fantastic to have all these spaces additional to the main living space, to allow time on your own if you wanted. It has a good sized garden which is safe for the children to play in without having to keep a watch on them all the time. Elie itself is a very friendly beautiful place. The beach is exceptional, there are lovely walks and a very nice pub. All in all this is a fantastic house in a brilliant location. The only reason I have given it 4 stars and not 5 is the cost. It is quite expensive but it is a very large property with high quality facilities and I would still recommend it to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic stay at this beautiful house. There are so many options within walking distance to spend your day , golf, coastal walks and beautiful towns to visit nearby.

After spending the days outdoors it was great to know that the evenings could be spend talking round the kitchen table or sitting round the open fire in the comfortable lounge whilst the children played in the other rooms. A real home from home.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Friends gathering

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous traditional house, everything you need in the kitchen. Nice and toasty throughout. Kids loved the hide and seek potential as well as the table tennis in the outhouse. Location is amazing, stunning views for walks and golf. Good tracks for mountain biking. Had a great meal and enjoyed the views from the Ship Inn. Indian take away from Anstruther definitely not the best- "Eastern Touch" I would avoid in future!

We plan to return. Three families, kids ranged in age from 6 to 14.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful large family home from home in a great position to relax or explore this area of Scotland. Great value.!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Ship Inn (award winning)
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Elie Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Ship Inn
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Elie (award winning)
Car: not necessary

Elie is one of Scotland's best kept secrets: the perfect holiday location for families, friends and golfers. Long sandy beaches, beautiful links golf courses, tennis, water sports, cliff walks, great pubs and close to St Andrews, the home of golf.

Come with your friends and enjoy great golf, walks, amazing scenery and fun nights out. Take a trip to the ancient city of St Andrews and enjoy local castles and quaint Scottish fishing villages in which time has stood still.

Come with your kids and let them make friends at tennis, golf, putting, water sports and on the beach. You may not see much of them.....

Come for the golf: the links courses of Elie, Crail and St Andrews are world famous, and after a busy day of golf, you can lie in one of our four poster beds and look out across the fairway.....


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Elie, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
sept oct
9 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
christmas 2018
17 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2019
22 Jun 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
christmas 2019
16 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

For full details of rates and availability, please contact Nicola.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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