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Helena Cottage

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Quiet, sheltered location, 40m off Links Road
Front door and outhouse containing (washer/dryer)
Private courtyard garden
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
Min stay varies
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Holiday Rental House
Helena Cottage is a lovely 2-bedroom detached cottage located in the picturesque village of Elie. Located at the Earlsferry end of Elie, it is in a quiet location just off Links Rd next to the golf course. It is just a two minute walk from the award winning blue flag sandy beach and the well regarded 19th Hole Bar and Restaurant. It is an ideal holiday base for couples and families alike to enjoy Elie & all that Fife has to offer. Having been recently refurbished and upgraded, the cottage is fully double-glazed (EPC C), has free wifi, and comprises open plan lounge/dining/kitchen with extendable dining room table & chairs and solid oak hardwood flooring. The contemporary fitted kitchen includes a new gas hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, new fridge with freezer compartment, and all ...Helena Cottage is a lovely 2-bedroom detached cottage located in the picturesque village of Elie. Located at the Earlsferry end of Elie, it is in a quiet location just off Links Rd next to the golf course. It is just a two minute walk from the award winning blue flag sandy beach and the well regarded 19th Hole Bar and Restaurant. It is an ideal holiday base for couples and families alike to enjoy Elie & all that Fife has to offer. Having been recently refurbished and upgraded, the cottage is fully double-glazed (EPC C), has free wifi, and comprises open plan lounge/dining/kitchen with extendable dining room table & chairs and solid oak hardwood flooring. The contemporary fitted kitchen includes a new gas hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, new fridge with freezer compartment, and all the new crockery/glasses and kitchenware you could need for your stay. The lounge is also very comfortable, with a 4-seater corner sofa bed (can sleep 2), wall mounted freeview TV, and DAB radio. Off the hallway is the king bedroom, through which you reach the adjoining twin bedroom - both are well furnished, with alarm/clock radio and hairdryer in main double bedroom, and wall-mounted TV with built-in DVD player in the twin bedroom. Also off the hallway is the refurbished bathroom with excellent shower. Patio doors open out to the small sheltered courtyard garden, with table and chairs for relaxing in the sun - a wonderful place to relax and enjoy Elie's typically sunny weather. Laundry facilities are provided, with washer/dryer in the utility store, iron/board/hi-dri available and outdoor washing line. The property also has a travel cot and high-chair available on request. 7 nights for price of 5 year-round. The cottage is all on the ground level and located down a short gravely footpath, so offers a nice quiet stay, suitable for all ages. Small dogs welcome, and subject to an additional fee of £25. If you would like to bring your dog, please advise this in inquiry, so that can amend quote accordingly. Elie has a lot to offer - golf, tennis, putting, library, bowling, bike hire, watersports centre, beach activities, coastal walks including the famous "chain walk" and of course there are a number of wonderful local restaurants, cafes and pubs. As well as nearby St Andrews which is only a 20 minute drive away. Elie is a perfect location for exploring the East Neuk of Fife. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: FI00035PMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets are only permitted as agreed at time of booking, and subject to payment of pet fee of £25. Agreed pets must be kept off suite and out of bedrooms.
Bathrooms
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Meet the host
Brian C
Hosting since December 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (37)
Linda T
Linda T
Inverness, United Kingdom34 contributions
Spent two splendid weeks in this lovely cottage. It was extremely well equipped and very comfortable with everything you could possibly need provided. It was sparkling clean and we were provided with clean linen after the first week. We were offered a complete cleaning service but we turned that down as there was only 2 of us staying and we did some housework on a daily basis. Brian the owner was extremely helpful and answered any queries very speedily. The weather was splendid for the whole holiday in that superb part of Scotland. As the location suggests the cottage is right beside Elie golf course and that is of course very interesting and fascinating to watch the golfers. We had a very enjoyable meal in the 19th Hole Restaurant and would recommend it highly as well.
Visited August 2022
Written 4 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brian-wc1
Brian-wc1
Hi Linda. Thank you for taking the time to review. I’m glad the cottage was presented to your liking, and had all you needed for a great stay- weather fab too.
Written 5 September 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fionahenderson1811
fionahenderson1811
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
A very enjoyable stay. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well appointed. The cottage is close to the beach and a variety of walks. Parking was good, but would say having been in Elie in the Summer it was difficult finding somewhere to park. The outdoor area was a bonus, with table and chairs outside in a secluded area.
Visited October 2021
Written 8 November 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brian-wc1
Brian-wc1
Fiona thank you for taking the time to post a review. Delighted you found the cottage and location to your liking, and also that parking good. Hope to have you stay again soon. Best wishes. Brian
Written 5 December 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacqui E
Jacqui E
1 contribution
We have just returned home after a fabulous week in Elie. Our stay at Helena Cottage was the icing on the cake. From the initial enquiry to our departure, communication with the owner Brian was spot on. The cottage itself was clean, comfortable, modern and the little patio was great for our young dog Harley. We will most definitely be returning. Thank you Brian 😊
Visited September 2021
Written 25 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jennifer H
Jennifer H
1 contribution
Fab little find. Quiet, clean, comfy and not far from the beach. Lovely little garden where you can sit. Totally enclosed for dogs and young children. All mod cons including a dish washer. Only drawback is the fact that you have to walk through the double bedroom to get to the twin. Ideal for couple with younger kids.
Visited August 2021
Written 4 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brian-wc1
Brian-wc1
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Helena Cottage. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to have you stay again soon. Thanks. Brian
Written 9 October 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura B
Laura B
This was the perfect location to explore the east coast and only a two minute walk from the most beautiful beach. The house had everything we needed and the layout was perfect for our family! The house was very clean and the owner was very helpful with any questions we had 😊! We will definitely be back!
Visited May 2021
Written 9 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brian-wc1
Brian-wc1
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you had a great stay, and found the cottage and location to your liking. Hope to have you back again soon. Thx. Brian & Susan
Written 5 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alison K
Alison K
1 contribution
We stayed for three nights at Helena cottage. The cottage was lovely with very modern comfortable facilities. It has a private patio garden where we could sit outside and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. It is also very close to Ellie’s stunning beach and the 19th Hole Pub where we went for dinner. It is very close to St Andrews, Anstruther and Crail. I would definitely recommend Helena cottage and would love to return again next year.
Visited September 2020
Written 16 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brian-wc1
Brian-wc1
Hi. Delighted you enjoyed the stay, and found the cottage very comfortable and a great place to access the beach, Elie, and the East Neuk. See you again soon! Thx. Brian & Susan
Written 5 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hilary T
Hilary T
3 contributions
We have just returned from a lovely week at Helena Cottage. The weather was mixed but it didn't spoil our enjoyment. The cottage is very comfortable with all you could need and is within a few minutes walk of a lovely beach. There are places very near to either order takeaway food or eat in. It is a beautiful stretch of coastline and unspoilt by commercialisation. Would definitely return!
Visited August 2020
Written 29 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brian-wc1
Brian-wc1
Glad you enjoyed your stay, and managed to take advantage of a few local Hope to see you again soon. Thx. Brian & Susan
Written 5 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

640craig
640craig
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
As soon as you walk in to this cottage you get the immediate impression that it has been treasured and well looked after, with a fresh pristine and bright feel. Although it is small, each room is actually of a reasonable proportion, for example plenty of space for a King size bed, wardrobe and bedside cabinets in the main bedroom and for two singles and wardrobe in the other bedroom; more than enough kitchen storage and work surface areas, including a dishwasher (which usually is sacrificed in smaller kitchens); couch easily big enough for 4 in sitting area, and still enough space for a dining table. Therefore small yes but no compromises. The washing machine is in the outside shed, which is fine. A good size, functional and contemporary bathroom too. The outside patio space is bliss, a sunny sheltered spot, and rarely for Elie is not overlooked and quite private. The kids also thoroughly enjoyed having their own TV with netflix in their bedroom. Note the second bedroom is through the main bedroom in this L shaped cottage, which is great if you have kids as you feel close to them. We have stayed in Elie many times and we also really appreciated the location - not only is the beach a 3 minute walk away but it is in our view the nicest part of the beach! Also 3 mins from the Pavilion and 1 minute from the pub! The owner was also on hand to answer one or two queries we had during our stay, which was reassuring, like when we accidentally flicked the switch to turn the boiler off. If you are thinking about it, we have found that it is difficult to find well cared for accommodation in Elie, and would certainly recommend this for your stay.
Visited August 2020
Written 19 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brian-wc1
Brian-wc1
Hi Craig. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Helena Cottage. We’re delighted that you and the family thoroughly enjoyed your first stay there and found everything to your liking at the cottage, and the location and amenities ideal for your stay. Hope to have you back again soon. Best wishes. Brian
Written 19 August 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karyn L
Karyn L
12 contributions
Just spent 3 nights in Helena Cottage with my 3 year old son. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped with everything you need. Loved the private outdoor area although need hotter weather to be able to take full advantage of it. Cottage is in an ideal location very close to the beach and also handy for the lovely pub/restaurant (The Nineteenth Hole). Would definitely book again in the future.
Visited March 2020
Written 16 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brian-wc1
Brian-wc1
Thanks for posting a review - great you enjoyed your stay, the cottage and easy access to the beach. Hope to see you again soon. Thx. Brian & Susan
Written 5 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cruiser41441174631
Cruiser41441174631
2 contributions
Our second visit. The weather was extremely windy during our stay but the cottage is very sheltered. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Comfortable beds. Very good shower. Small courtyard where the dog can be let out safely.
Visited February 2020
Written 18 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brian-wc1
Brian-wc1
Thanks for reviewing Helena Cottage. The cottage and garden are nicely sheltered, which is great for enjoying the sun, and on windy days too. Great that you had a really nice stay. Hope to see you again soon. Thx. Brian & Susan
Written 5 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Cooker
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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Car advised
How to get there
Helena Cottage 7a Links Road, Earlsferry, Elie KY9 1AW INFORMATION Getting There The property is located down a footpath off Links Road, and is situated at the arrow in the diagram below. The gravel path starts on the Links Road pavement between two white pillars which are situated 50m from the 19th Hole restaurant/bar (one of the pillars has a ‘Helena Cottage’ plaque on it).
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyGolf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins WalkHorse Riding NearbyThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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