Sauchur Garden Cottage
Sauchur Garden Cottage is a rare gem, quietly positioned behind a high stone wall on Wadeslea just a short walk from Elie's famous harbour and sandy beach. 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 shops, restaurants, pubs and such like. The golden sandy beach at Elie is particularly fine, whilst the famous links golf course enjoys a reputation as one of Fife's best courses. Elie also has a sports centre with a 9 hole golf course, tennis courts and a driving range. The popular Fife coastal path also runs through the village. Close by are the quaint and pretty white washed fishing villages of Fife's East Neuk, which include Crail, Anstruther and Pittenweem, each of which offers an interesting mix of shops, restaurants and a good range of local services and facilities. A short distance to the west lies the town of Leven, which provides a wider range of options in terms of shops and the like, whilst a short drive to the north Fife's bustling market town of Cupar also offers a good choice of amenities. St Andrews, the ancient and historic university town known world-wide as the "Home of Golf", is about 13 miles to the north east. In terms of the cities, Dundee is within comfortable driving distance with Edinburgh also relatively close at hand, being about 45 miles distant.
Complementing Elie's charming quaint village appeal, the surrounding rolling countryside and coastline are simply outstanding. With a delightful mix of farmland, hill, woodland, river and coastline, the area is home to an array of wildlife and also offers great scope for the outdoor enthusiast. Walking, cycling, riding, sailing, fishing and shooting are all available close by. There is also an outstanding array of highly rated golf courses including Elie itself, Crail, Kingsbarns, Leven, Lundin Links and the many courses in and around St Andrews, including The Old Course which plays regular hosts to the Open Championship.
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 an hour away by road and there are several main line railway stations dotted throughout Fife including Inverkeithing, Markinch, Burntisland , Cupar, Ladybank and Leuchars.
Good state primary and secondary education is available locally with independent schooling being provided at St Leonard's in St Andrews and the High School of Dundee.
Constructed for the current owners in 1997, and subsequently extended, Sauchur Garden Cottage is a superb village house offering delightful very well-presented accommodation of a high quality in a lovely quiet setting. With an attractive harled exterior under a slate roof, with distinctive dormer windows to the front, the accommodation is laid out over two floors and has been carefully configured to offer scope for an excellent self-contained annex should this be required. The main sitting room enjoys a wonderfully bright southerly aspect with open fire and charming outlook over the garden. It is also open to the kitchen with its blue Aga and beautiful fitted units. Off the kitchen is the stunning Mozolowski & Murray conservatory and utility room whilst to the rear of the ground floor is a further sitting room / bedroom with useful gallery area above. Adjacent is the laundry and shower room, with the study / single bedroom, hall and porch completing the ground floor. Upstairs the bright principal bedroom benefits from en-suite facilities and fitted wardrobes. Two further well-proportioned bedrooms and the family bathroom complete the house.
Sauchur Garden Cottage stands in a beautiful well stocked plantsman's garden which is hidden away behind a high stone wall, enjoying high levels of privacy and seclusion. With delightful sheltered seating areas there is also off road parking to the rear of the house. There is a greenhouse, summerhouse and shed.
Heating & hot water Mains gas