Cleek Cottage

Earlsferry, near Elie

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Cleek Cottage, in the charming and sleepy coastal East Neuk village of Earlsferry, beside Elie in Fife, is distinguished by two things: firstly, its fantastic position with regard to the golf links - you really can roll out of bed and on to the fairway - and secondly, its shedloads of character!

Within 4 minutes walk of the sea and a beautiful, quiet beach, it really is a most unique little house. The deceptive front doorway leads to the cosy sitting room, with stripped oak floor, pine panelled walls, open fire and jauntily furnished in blue and white to carry on the nautical theme.

It has an excellent and spacious dining kitchen, a double bedroom and two further adult-size bunk beds up some steps in an alcove off the corridor (children will adore this while adults might prefer the sofa bed in the sitting room) and a smart bathroom with bath/shower.

French doors lead from the kitchen to a sheltered, suntrap garden (furniture and barbecue) which is perfect for al fresco breakfasts or evening drinks.

' Never been to this part of Scotland before. I loved it! The cottage is very comfortable - seating, beds and shower really good. Views tremendous, topped by Dolphins swimming by at the bottom of the garden! '

Sticklets party

'First trip to East Neuk. Loved the bustle of Anstruther but pleased to call quieter Cellardyke home for the week. We were treated to Dolphin sightings too! '

Cook party

' We have all had a lovely time. Weather beautiful and the cottage is extremely comfortable. Plenty of workable kitchen items, slept like a log on the comfy beds.'

Westhall party

' Lovely holiday in this beautiful home. Very comfortable and stunning views. Lots to do and see in the area and blessed with good weather. Enjoyed the Dolphin show!'

Pennie party

'We had a great trip. The entire cottage is tastefully done up. Watching the sunrise and sunsets from the conservatory was a delight. Very much recommended.'

Kapisha party

Fife is, of course, the home of golf and a real mecca for followers of the wee white ball. Historic St Andrews itself is only a 20 minute away and every village along the coast seems to have its own course.

Earlsferry was the home town of James Braid - five times Open champion, who described the 13th hole at Elie and Earlsferry as 'the finest in the country'. Even making allowances for local pride, that's quite a claim! The village must be one of the most child friendly in the country, with full programmes of tennis and golf specially tailored for them and it is also easy to find creche facilities locally. Elie has a 9 hole course specially designed for children. The 19th hole of the Golf Tavern, serving food and, again, welcoming children is only about 20 yards along the road.

Golf apart, the East Neuk is a hugely popular venue for family seaside holidays, with sandy beaches and a great infrastructure in terms of shops, galleries, eating places and amusements. You can take boat trips from nearby Anstruther to view the seabird colonies on the Isle of May in the Forth, while Elie itself offers courses and instruction in all kinds of watersports, sailing, surfing, water skiing, cycle hire and tennis.

The East Neuk villages, where little erstwhile fishermen's cottages cluster round their harbours, all have their particular charms. Nearby Pittenweem, for example, hosts a lively Arts Festival in August each year. Inland there are other attractions, such as watching cheese being made at the St Andrews Cheese Factory just outside Anstruther, visiting the Scottish Deer Park, Scotland's Secret Bunker, Kellie Castle, Falkland Palace and the like. You can walk the Fife Coastal Path, fish off the rocks or pier or simply laze in the sunny garden and relax.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.


Entry Floor

Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD, CD player and double sofa bed
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher etc
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash hand basin


Five steps up to alcove with bunk beds

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. WIFI is INCLUDED, subject to provider.  The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 small). No smoking.


The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat



Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

2 Week Discount (£25)
Save 20% - May Half Term From 28/05/2016 to 03/06/2016
Save 15% w/c 04 Jun 16 From 04/06/2016 to 10/06/2016
Save 10% w/c 11 Jun 16 From 11/06/2016 to 17/06/2016
Save 5% w/c 18 Jun 16 From 18/06/2016 to 24/06/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 5
07 May 2016 - 27 May 2016 £395.00 £450.00
28 May 2016 - 03 Jun 2016 £550.00 £550.00
04 Jun 2016 - 01 Jul 2016 £395.00 £450.00
02 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016 £550.00 £550.00
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Sep 2016 £395.00 £450.00
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £325.00 £375.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £395.00 £450.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £275.00 £315.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £550.00 £550.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £550.00 £550.00
06 Jan 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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# Good

Lovely cosy cottage, very well equipped kitchen, everything you need at hand. Microwave needs replacing as very old and ...

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## Excellent

Cosy, quirky and characterful cottage, extremely well equipped. Great location for exploring the East Neuk. Golf club 19...

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# Good

Left comments at cottage. All small things - smelly bins, a crack in a window pane etc. Overall cottage very well equipp...

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Professional and friendly. Efficient.

## Excellent

Lovely cottage, very clean and great location. Had a great week.


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