A superbly well appointed, centuries-old cottage in the classy seaside village of Elie in the ever-popular Scottish East Neuk of Fife. Stenton Cottage sits at the head of the tree-lined Toll Green, right in the heart of the village with the sea front and local shops each within two minutes' walk.
The villages of Elie & Earlsferry are an ancient Royal Burgh. Between them they have five beaches with the main beach providing a vast expanse of sand and hundreds of interesting rock pools at low tide. Elie Cricket Club play their home games on the Harbour beach during the Summer months keenly watched by dozens enjoying lunch in the sun on the terrace of the Ship Inn.
In Elie, holiday makers can enjoy water sports like windsurfing, sailing, and sea fishing. Tuition and equipment hire including bikes is available. Activities at the local Sports Centre include golf (9 and 18 hole), tennis, short tennis, putting and bowling. Tennis and golf lessons are available.
Elie is on the Fife Coast Path with St Monans, Pittenweem and Anstruther easily reachable - and there's a good bus service back!
Elie & Earlsferry between them have three pubs serving food, a restaurant, Coffee Shop and a good selection of local shops.
Along the coast are quaint fishing villages like Pittenweem and old harbours like Cellardyke and the much-photographed Crail. Five miles off the coast is the Isle of May, which is a seabird reserve. The Historic University town of St.Andrews is 12 miles away by road. It has excellent, shops, pubs, restaurants, a Sea Life Centre, Golf Museum and the famous Royal and Ancient Golf Course.
This part of Fife is a golfers paradise with no less than 261 holes of golf within half an hours' drive (from Leven Links in the West to St Andrews in the East.)
ACCOMMODATION: Lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, bathroom with bath/shower, toilet and basin, additional separate toilet and 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 2 single. There is a paved area at rear complete with a clothes-drying line. Car parking is on street. Smoking is not permitted in the house.
SERVICES: Gas fired central heating with instant hot water, two flat-screen Freeview televisions, DVD player, radio, pay telephone, automatic washing machine, dishwasher, two fridges, freezer, oven, hob and microwave. New for 2014 is free Dual-Band Wireless Internet.