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22 reviews
Secluded Courtyard Garden
Corner sofa bed & patio doors
Dining area & Hall
Fully equipped kitchen
Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
New bathroom
New bathroom
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Elie beach
Sunset at the beach
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Elie, Fife, Scotland

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dmmortgag...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Stay”
Reviewed 27 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Excellent cottage with a great courtyard and superb location.Brian the owner was great to deal with and we had a very enjoyable stay.Would definitely go back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Aug 2017
Doug - thank you for the complimentary review, and delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to having you back next year, having taken your return booking for then. Thanks again. Brian
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

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Management Response
1 Jun 2017
Walter - thank you for posting a review after your recent stay. I'm glad you enjoyed the stay, and hope to see you again in the not too distant future for a return visit. Best wishes. Brian
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Craig M
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic cottage”
Reviewed 8 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Ticked every box for us. Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Would highly recommend.Great facilities, including modern kitchen and bathroom. Good WIFI and the enclosed garden is perfect for the dog. Will be back next year! Short walk to beach and great bar nearby (The 19th Hole) if you don't have the energy to walk to The Ship Inn. Great set-up at The Pavilion for tennis and golf.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Apr 2017
Thank you for taking the time to post a review and your very positive feedback. I'm delighted you had a great stay, and look forward to welcoming you back during your booking for next Spring! Brian
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AndyDear
Menstrie
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely wee cottage.”
Reviewed 15 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We had a thoroughly enjoyable week staying in Helena Cottage in Elie where we did a fair bit of beach combing in lovely, if somewhat windy, weather Our two miniature schnauzers loved it too. The 19th Hole and The Ship Inn are both great for a meal and are dog friendly. We particularly liked The Pavilion at lunch time and would highly recommend it. Good home-cooked food and very pleasant staff. We also had a trip to Ardross Farm Shop - suggest you visit for some of the freshest veg and great frozen meals. We would certainly recommend this cottage which is well equipped, so convenient for the beach and fantastic if you’re a golfer!

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Mar 2017
Margo - thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you back some time soon. Thanks for now. Brian
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Experienc...
1 review
“Lovely compact holiday cottage with everything you need”
Reviewed 4 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We had a good weekend to bring in the new year, watched the fireworks on the beach fantastic, dog loved her walks on the beach so easy to get to, enclosed garden was great. Bed was very comfortable, plenty of dishes cutlery pots glasses and nice mugs. Towels were lovely and soft, nice bedding, and a good shower.
Parking near was a bit of a problem, but maybe it was because the pub was busy for new year.. Would recomend this lovely small cottage.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jan 2017
Hi. Thanks for taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed the stay over the festive period, and found the cottage very pleasant to stay in. Hope to see you again soon. Brian
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Cowdenbeath
Reviewed 27 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

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Management Response
28 Dec 2016
Thank you John for taking the time to review our cottage, and glad you enjoyed your stay over Christmas. Hope to see you again soon. Brian
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George H
Ripon
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lovely property in a great location and a wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 3 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Helena Cottage was acessed down a short gravel pathway and is close to both the golf course, beach and a local pub. It’s location means it’s very quiet as very few people walk past it and it is protected from the most of the strong winds.

The property was very well maintained throughout; with two bedrooms (one double and one twin leading off it), a lovely shower/bathroom and a well fitted out kitchen / dining / living room. There is also a washing machine in the outside utility room. There is even an option to fold out the sofa in the living room into an extra bed in case unexpected visitors turn up. The free wi-allowed the TV to host a Fire TV Stick; which gave us access to Amazon Prime/Netflix/iplayer, etc.

Edinburgh was just over an hour away and St Andrews about 35 mins, so it’s easily accessable to both. For those lazy days, a long sandy beach is only a quick walk away.

All in all, a lovely property in a great location and a wonderful holiday.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Sep 2016
George- thank you for taking the time to review and your comments. Glad you had a great time and hope to see you back again soon! Brian
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