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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

Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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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 6 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 °: FI00035F
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
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.
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type

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 (38)
Cruiser41441174631
Cruiser41441174631
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely quiet cottage
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.

Susan B
Susan B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful cottage in quiet location close to glorious beach
Warm, comfortable cottage within minutes of the beach. Well-equipped and in a quiet location with a small, sunny, private courtyard. The East Neuk is awash with great places to eat and places of interest to visit.
Visited June 2019
Written 12 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brian-wc1
Brian-wc1
Sue - thank you for taking the time to post a review, and glad you had a great stay. Hope you’re back again soon. Brian
Written 12 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

hommerbiffy1
hommerbiffy1
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifu,l tranquil place.
Helena cottage is hiden in the middle of small cottages just of a side street close to beach & golf course, the senory is excellent. Easy drive to coastal retreats. Stayed 10th-13th May 2019 weather was amazing. The cottage was just what a couple would love, I had my 81 year old dad with me and he was not happy about the bedroom situation as you had to walk through the double room from the twin room for bathroom , my husband & I slept on couch bed in living room waferthin matters. My son was in the twin room and continual disturbed his grandad for bathroom, not an easy set up at 2 in the morning. On entrance to the cottage there is a glass filled wall to the left found this dangerous more so for elderly& children. I would return to Elderferry Elie helena cottage as a couple but not as a family accommodation.
Visited May 2019
Written 22 May 2019. 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. Thank you for the 5 star rating and taking the time to post a review. Yes, it is a lovely spot in Elie! Sorry to hear your son and dad had a disturbed sleep. We do note prominently in the property details summary that the twin room is accessed off the main bedroom, and advertise the cottage as sleeps 4 in the double and twin bedrooms. Although the disturbed sleep detracted from your enjoyment of this visit, would be delighted to have you return in future as you hope to do. Kind regards. Brian
Written 25 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sheelagh P
Sheelagh P
Dundee, United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location close to beach
Our first stay at Helena Cottage. Such a peaceful place and only minutes walk to the beach at Elie which is amazing. The cottage was spotless and very well equipped. We will definitely visit again.
Visited May 2019
Written 6 May 2019. 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. Thank you for posting a review and your very positive feedback. I’m delighted you enjoyed the stay, and hope to have you back again soon. Kind regards. Brian
Written 8 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kerry S
Kerry S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect little home from home accommodation.
Excellent location. Very clean accommodation with everything you could need for your stay available. Family and pet friendly. Lovely little private garden. Close to a lovely pub, lots to do in the area. Would definitely book again.
Visited April 2019
Written 13 April 2019. 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. Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review - delighted you enjoyed the stay, and would be great to have you babk again soon. Brian
Written 27 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Craig M
Craig M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another great return visit
Just back from a short break over Hogmanay. Cottage as good as ever. Great location, spotlessly clean and well-stocked with cutlery etc.. Would thoroughly recommend and hopefully will be back in the future. Elie at NY fab.
Visited December 2018
Written 2 January 2019. 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 to have you back at the cottage over New Year and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay again. I hope to see you again soon. Best wishes. Brian
Written 4 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Footprints818827
Footprints818827
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A cosy, secluded little cottage.
This cottage is so close to the wonderful beach at Eli, also very close to the golf course. There are many great places to have lunch and dinner within walking distance. The cottage has every thing you need and is very warm and cosy, we loved the secluded courtyard and even sat out in the morning with our coffee. A very comfy double bed and amazing shower! We would love to go back again.
Visited September 2018
Written 25 September 2018. 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
Hi. Thank you for taking the time to review. I’m glad you found everything at the cottage to your liking and hope to have you back again soon. Thx. Brian
Written 27 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bee W
Bee W
Sheffield, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Retreat
Had a lovely week early September - the cottage feels like a home from home - it has everything that you could possibly need and more . The courtyard is a suntrap and a good place to shelter from the wind - a selection of friendly places to eat nearby , lovely high street ,and amazing beaches - great for walks with the dog 🐶🐾 And St Andrews nearby - what is not to like ⛳️🏌️‍♀️ Will definately be returning 💖
Visited September 2018
Written 12 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brian-wc1
Brian-wc1
Bee - thank you for posting a review from your recent stay. Im glad you found the cottage gave you everything you need, and hope to have you stay there again soon. Thx. Brian
Written 17 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LightPacker754877
LightPacker754877
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very good
Very good. Only little thing I would say it's unfortunate that you have to go through a bedroom to go to bathroom - especially through the night if need be. Other than that lovely little cottage with a nice patio at back. Weather wasn't too good but unfortunately we can't control that!! Brian was at hand if you needed to phone him for any reason - very helpful and friendly. Pet friendly but on this occasion didn't bring my dog.
Visited June 2018
Written 3 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Craig M
Craig M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great 2nd stay
Just back from another fantastic week at Helena cottage. Really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very well-equipped and the open-plan kitchen, dining and living room area works really well. Great WIFI. The cottage is in an excellent location, down a quiet lane, and near to the 19th Hole Pub & Restaurant (handy for the late dog walk!). 2 minute walk to the wonderful beach. Looking forward to a return trip later in the year.
Visited March 2018
Written 9 April 2018. 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 for very much for the nice review. I’m glad you had a great time again, and look forward to having you stay again at the of the year! Brian
Written 10 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
Getting there
Turnhouse Airport
42.4 km

Dundee Airport
31.2 km
Restaurants
West End Bar
6.9 km

Clock Tower Café
7 km

Craig Millar at 16 West End
4.4 km

The Dory Bistro & Gallery
7.1 km
Attractions
Elie Beach
14 minBeaches

Kellie Castle & Garden
6.5 kmCastles

Ardross Farm
2.6 kmSpeciality & Gift Shops

Pittenweem Harbour
7.1 kmPoints of Interest & Landmarks
Access
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 spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
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 once booking is confirmed

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