The Elms is a charming and most substantial village house, attractively positioned on Park Place just a short walk from Elies renowned harbour and sandy beach. As one of Fifes (and possibly Scotlands) most sought-after and exclusive destinations, Elie …
The Elms is a charming and most substantial village house, attractively positioned on Park Place just a short walk from Elie’s renowned harbour and sandy beach. As one of Fife’s (and possibly Scotland’s) most sought-after and exclusive destinations, Elie (and adjoining Earlsferry) benefit from a cosmopolitan and highly eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, pubs and such like. The golden sandy beach 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 nine hole golf course, tennis courts and a driving range. The popular Fife Coastal Path runs through the village. Close by are the other 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 and a short drive to the north is Fife’s bustling county market town of Cupar which 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 thirteen miles to the north-east. In terms of the cities, the thriving Dundee is within comfortable driving distance with Edinburgh also in easy reach, being about forty-five miles distant. Complementing Elie’s charming quaint village feel, 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 host to the Open Championship. The event is next due to visit in 2021 for its 150th anniversary.
Part of this area of Fife’s attraction as a holiday destination is its excellent accessibility which allows 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. Leonards in St. Andrews and the High School of Dundee.
The Elms comprises a substantial and most attractive detached period house along with a useful separate two bedroom Cottage and an additional one bed studio, all set within an attractive enclosed garden. The property is a short distance from the village centre with the beach and golf course well within comfortable walking distance.
THE MAIN HOUSE
The Elms is of an attractive stone exterior under a slate roof and is believed to date from circa 1874. The accommodation extends to approximately 304 sq. metres and is very well presented over two floors. The ground floor accommodation is accessed off the impressive main hall with the spacious main drawing room benefitting from a lovely fireplace with wood-burning stove. The open plan family room/kitchen/dining room offers excellent living space with dining room/study off. A separate sitting room, bedroom, shower room, utility room and additional kitchen complete the ground floor. The main staircase leads to the first floor landing which provides access to the upstairs drawing room, principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, three further bedrooms (2 en-suite) and a family bathroom. A second back staircase leads from the rear hall linking the rear hall with the first floor.
The attractive brick-built Gardener’s Cottage comprises a super open-plan kitchen/sitting room with stove together with two bedrooms (1 en-suite) and bathroom.
The Studio comprises a useful open-plan kitchen/sitting room with shower room.
The Elms benefits from a sizeable enclosed garden with an attractive mix of plants, trees, shrubs and lawns. There is a Victorian summerhouse.
Central heating Mains Gas
The Elms is classified as Band G for Council Tax purposes.
The EPC rating is D
The Elms is Category C(s) Listed with Historic Scotland.
On entering Elie from the north pass Elie primary school and The Elms is then on the left-hand side after a short distance at 14 Park Place.
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