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The Orangery

Elie, near Anstruther, Fife
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Pets 0
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This property is part of our Scottish Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


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.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    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!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    Great modern accommodation with four good bedrooms, large kitchen diner and comfortable lounge. And for four golfers, full Sky TV channels including sport and BT football was a winner.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    Beautiful accommodation! Well appointed the attention to detail in the decor is a treat Lovely setting a a loch or the beach within minutes Gorgeous grounds so expansive and peaceful

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    Lovely house, if it had King size beds instead of Double it would have scored 10 for every category.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    The only holiday house we have been to where the reality lives up to the photos. Lovely place to spend a week. We would definitely like to come back one day.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    We all enjoyed our stay at the Orangery. It is a lovely home and is very well equipped and furnished. The only issue I had was the cleanliness of the equipment and cutlery in the kitchen. i.e. the toastie machine was covered in melted cheese and grease as were some of pots and pans. Had this been addressed the scoring would have been much higher.

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by Reevoo
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