Marionville is a wonderful family house, beautifully positioned in the village of Elie and lying between the golf course and the beach, just a short walk from the village centre and the adjacent village of Earlsferry. As one of Fife's and possibly Scotland's most sought-after and exclusive destinations Elie and Earlsferry benefit from a cosmopolitan and highly eclectic mix of little shops, restaurants, pubs and such like. The golden sandy beach is particularly fine whilst the famous golf links enjoys a reputation as one of the area's best courses. Marionville stands adjacent to the Elie Sports Centre with tennis courts, nine hole golf course and driving range. The popular Fife coastal path runs through the village whilst close by are the quaint and pretty white-washed fishing villages of Fife's East Neuk which include Crail, Anstruther, St. Monans and Pittenweem, each of which offers an interesting mix of shops, restaurants and the like as well as a good range of local services and amenities. A short distance to the west lies the town of Leven which provides a wider range of options in terms of shopping, whilst a short drive to the north Fife's bustling county market town of Cupar, also offers a good choice of services. St. Andrews, the ancient and historic university town, known world-wide as the home of golf is some thirteen miles to the north of Elie. In terms of the cities Dundee is within comfortable driving distance with Edinburgh also within easy reach, about forty-four miles to the south.
Complementing Elie's quaint village appeal, the surrounding rolling countryside and coastline are quite simply outstanding. With a delightful mix of farmland, hill, woodland, river and coastline, the area is home to an array of wildlife and offers great scope for the outdoor enthusiast. Excellent walking, cycling, riding, sailing, fishing and shooting are all available close by along with an outstanding array of highly rated golf courses including Elie itself, Crail, Kingsbarns, Ladybank, Lundin Links, Leven and the many courses in and around St. Andrews which include the Old Course which plays regular host to the Open championship, the next visit being scheduled for the summer of 2015.
Part of this area of Fife's attraction as a holiday destination is its excellent accessibility which provides rapid access from the Scottish central belt, both east and west. Edinburgh airport is less than one hour away by road and there are several main line railway stations dotted throughout Fife including Markinch, Cupar, Ladybank and Leuchars.
Good state primary and secondary education is available locally with independent schooling being provided at St. Leonards in St. Andrews and also the High School of Dundee.
Marionville is thought to date from late Georgian times, and is believed to have been constructed for a Captain Porteous of the Royal Navy. Of a delightful and imposing symmetrical orange sandstone exterior with painted grey dressings, Marionville offers wonderful handsome family accommodation of great character and charm in an excellent setting with glimpsed sea views. The property is very well placed for both the beach and golf course/sports club. The attractive and deceptively spacious accommodation is arranged over three floors with two excellent reception rooms, sun lounge, breakfasting kitchen, hall, bathroom, utility room and further ancillary accommodation at ground floor level. At first floor level the principal bedroom benefits from en-suite bathroom with two further double bedrooms, single bedroom/box-room and family shower room at this level. There are three further bedrooms at attic level together with eaves storage. Benefitting from a lovely bright southerly aspect the house enjoys a charming comfortable lived-in feel with many attractive features such as open fire in the sitting room, delightful old curved staircase, cornicing and large astragal windows to the front.
With direct internal access from the house.
Marionville stands in a delightful spacious garden with extensive lawned areas and a lovely mix of plants, trees and shrubs. There is also a vegetable garden.
Heating Mains gas
Marionville is classified as Band G for Council Tax purposes.
In the centre of Elie head west along Bank Street into Links Place and Marionville is on the right-hand side before turning right into Golf Club Lane
The EPC rating for Marionville is F
Certain moveable items may be available to purchase by way of separate negotiation. Further information is available from the selling agents.
It is intended that the existing fence between Marionville and the adjacent plot will be replaced by a beech hedge, the cost of which will be borne by the current owner and the owner of the plot. The track to the rear of the house is privately owned with a right of access having been granted in favour of the owners of Marionville.