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  • The Orangery Semi-detached town house | The Orangery, Elie, near Anstruther
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  • The Orangery Semi-detached town house | The Orangery, Elie, near Anstruther
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    The Orangery

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    Property ref: S74014

    • Bedrooms 4

    • Sleeps 8

    • Baths 3

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (8)

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    About this property

    The Orangery is the perfect base for spending some well needed time with family, whilst exploring this beautiful location.

    Set in 7 acres of landscaped and wild countryside, with only a 10-minute walk to the seaside, The Orangery at Elie House, is the ideal location for friends and family to spend some time together. Designed with large windows and glazed doors, the morning and evening sun illuminates the interior of this semi-detached town house. Immaculately-presented and thoughtfully furnished, the large well equipped kitchen, which also has a steam oven, allows guests to put their culinary skills to work. The whole family can sit around the dining room table, enjoy the views and plan the next day’s activity. The property is ideal for all ages, as there is a den that has an Xbox and TV for the little ones and for the grown up, the living room has a cosy gas wood-effect fire to relax in front of.
    Elie House was built by Sir William Anstruther in 1697, on the site of an earlier mansion house which was built by Sir William Scott in the late 16th century. It is believed that a number of the windows on the south elevation of Elie House were retained and date back to that period. The house was acquired by William Baird in 1853, who subsequently sold it to Sir Michael Nairn in 1928. Sir Michael lived at Elie House from 1928 until he died in 1953. On Sir Michael’s death, his son, Sir George Nairn decided that Elie House was too large to be occupied as a private residence in post-war Britain. The house and gardens were sold to the Marie Reparatrice order of nuns to be used as a retreat, and The Orangery was built on the site of the chapel. Sir George also gifted Elie Harbour, formerly part of Elie Estate, to the village of Elie and a plaque remains on the harbour wall commemorating this gift. So if you want to visit an area steeped in history, then pack your bags and head over to The Orangery for an adventure of a lifetime. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
    If you can tear yourself away from this property, this area is renowned for its outdoor activities. From the front door you can roam freely in the grounds, perfect for leisurely walks and spotting the abundance of wildlife, including deer, wild birds and pheasants. Just a 10 minute walk and you are on the award-winning, wide sandy beach with its harbour. Elie Golf Club, with its highly acclaimed links course, is an attraction of the village, which also has a 9-hole course, tennis courts, and a bowling green. The Fife Coastal Path, which runs through the village, has historic castles, pretty fishing villages and many beautiful beaches and coves to discover along the way. Just 14 miles away is St Andrews, and Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh are within easy reach. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With gas wood-effect fire, 50" Smart Satellite TV (full package), Blu-ray player, iPod dock, DAB radio, CD player, NuVo surround sound and French doors leading to kitchen/dining room.
    TV room: With 42" Smart TV and Xbox 360 (with Kinect).
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, 5-ring gas hob, microwave, steam oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine, wooden and tiled floor.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and heated towel rail.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With kingsize bed, 42" Smart TV, dressing area and en-suite with bath, walk-in shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    LPG central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Natural grounds with woodland (shared with other properties on site). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks in the shared grounds.

    Accommodation

    Barbecue
    Bike Store
    Dishwasher
    Fuel and Power Included
    Garden / Patio
    Golf nearby
    Highchair
    Pub within 1 mile
    Rural Location
    Satellite TV
    Television
    WiFi
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
    Luxury Collection
    Washing Machine
    Coastal
    Pets – not allowed
    Heritage Collection
    Scottish Country Cottages
    Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
    Parking - On Site
    Shower Cubicle
    Celebration Houses
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    GroupB
    GroupH
    GroupT

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    Local amenities

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    • Elie Beach
      0.5 miles
    • The Cocoa Tree
      3.5 miles
    • The Waterfront Restaurant
      5 miles
    • Anstruther Fish Bar
      5 miles
    • The Peat Inn Restaurant With Rooms
      6 miles
    • The Castle Course St Andrews
      9.5 miles
    • Kingsbarns Golf Course
      9.5 miles
    • St Andrews Brewing Co.
      10 miles
    • The Adamson
      10 miles
    • The Byre Theatre
      10 miles

    Reviews (8)

    Rachel ‐ 26 Oct 2019
    "Amazing place, very well equipped, great technology - all in a fantastic location"
    Sarah ‐ 24 Oct 2019
    "Amazing place to stay, rural but in town. Lots of space to explore in the woods and gardens, beach and other things to do near by. Great place to explore Fife from."
    George ‐ 23 Sep 2019
    "Wonderful house with comfort to the fore. Very quiet location, but near enough to the town and the beach. Mary and Paul offer excellent support if needed. We’ll be back next year, hopefully, for our fourth year on the trot. It’s that good!"
    Ian ‐ 20 Aug 2019
    "This is a fantastic holiday let which is exceptionally well fitted out from a games room with an Xbox (or your owner of you take yours to plug in) to a great entertainment system throughout the house. Kitchen is very well equipped."
    Mark ‐ 11 Jul 2019
    "A beautiful house in beautiful surroundings. Only problem I had was having to leave!!"
    Elizabeth ‐ 7 Apr 2019
    "We had a great holiday at the Orangery and would certainly recommend it. Very comfortable house, beautiful grounds, within easy walking distance to Elie and central to visit many other super places in Fife."
    Willie ‐ 7 Jan 2019
    "I stayed at The Orangery for four nights over New Year with my family, we are a group of six adults and two children. Without exception, everyone enthusiastically enjoyed our stay and I cannot fault the house in any way whatsoever. The location is less than a ten-minute walk from Elie and here you will find a good selection of small shops. The beach is large and the Fife Coastal Path leads off from it. Back to The Orangery - you will be impressed with the well-appointed kitchen and much to everyone's delight the full range of Sky & BT was available. We had to contact the owners with a question and they were most attentive and went out of their way to sort the problem quickly. We would definitely return to The Orangery and The East Neuk of Fife!"
    Geraldine ‐ 17 Oct 2018
    "We were more than delighted with the Orangery it was a beautiful house."

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