Near Elie, FifeGuest Rating
Pitcorthie is set on a secluded estate that extends to around 50 acres, lying just inland from Elie (3 miles, with shops, pubs, restaurants and a sandy beach) in the charming East Neuk of Fife.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
At the end of a short drive and with a lovely open aspect to the front over a grassy quadrangle, the cottage has been converted with great sympathy and imagination from what was an old stable block. It now offers bright and airy holiday accommodation, combined with a real 'roses round the door' appearance.
Immediately on entering it is obvious that the cottage has a most pleasant welcoming atmosphere. The attractive living area is open plan with a cosy wood-burning stove at its heart, making it a great place for everyone to gather together, whether to cook, eat or just relax. There is also a generous dining area and a very well-equipped kitchen area and beautiful light oak floors throughout.
There can be no doubt which is the master bedroom! It is incredibly spacious with a king-size bed to stretch out on and a walnut davenport in the corner as a final elegant touch.
The twin bedroom is charmingly decorated in a jaunty blue which makes one think irresistibly of the seaside, which is not so far away and the bathroom is conveniently sited between the two bedrooms.
Parking is right at the door and guests have the use of the lawned area in front of the cottage.
This area has so much to offer visitors that it is difficult to know where to begin but a visit to the beach at Elie (3 miles) is always a good starting point.
A wander along the beach is enjoyable whatever the weather from a bracing walk that blows the cobwebs away to a tranquil stroll in the sunshine. There are also watersports to try out if you fancy taking to the water.
From Elie's headland a path leads out past the pretty lighthouse and continues on to Lady Janet Anstruther’s Tower that was used as a changing room for the Lady’s sea bathing.
A major attraction of the area is the fact that St Andrews, with its three different beaches, historic university, ruined castle, cathedral and legendary golf courses, is only 10 miles away.
There are lots of other golf courses nearby as well as beautiful coastal walks and an adventure playground, miniature railway, boating and crazy golf at Craigtoun Country Park (10 miles). There are also a number of excellent restaurants in easy reach.
Inland, the likes of Kellie Castle with its wonderful gardens, Lorimer's Hill of Tarvit, Mary Queen of Scots' fairytale palace at Falkland and even Scotland's Secret Bunker near Anstruther, will all prove irresistible to those interested in history.
Those who wish to range further afield will find good road connections to Perth (36 miles) to the north, while a day trip to Edinburgh, either by car (42 miles) or by train from Markinch (11 miles) is perfectly feasible.
Local Events and Attractions
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.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, electric cooker, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, etc
Double bedroom (king-size) and wash basin
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (first £10 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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).
From 28/05/2022 to 30/05/2022
From 10/06/2022 to 13/06/2022
From 04/06/2022 to 06/06/2022
From 20/05/2022 to 23/05/2022
From 09/07/2022 to 10/07/2022
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£595.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£695.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£595.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 08 Jul 2022||£695.00|
|09 Jul 2022 - 19 Jul 2022||POA|
|20 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£695.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£750.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£595.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£475.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£595.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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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Beautiful cottage in an excellent location for coastal walks, lazy days in St Andrews and even a trip to Edinburgh by tr...Read More
Fantastic location, beautiful converted stable block . Very well equipped and comfortable. Alexander and Sophie the ow...Read More
Enjoyed it very much. The proprietors were lovely.
What a lovely, quirky place to stay. We adored the house with its gorgeous array of photographs and antiques, and were l...Read More
As stated in my review it was unique and very comfortable