The Elm Family Eco-House Pasivhaus

House - Entire home/apt · Main Street, Fife, Scotland KY15, United Kingdom
Your host, Ben
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The Elm Family Eco-House is nestled in the heart of the east fife countryside. Only 15 minutes from St-Andrews (home of golf) and countless activities on your doorstep.
This contemporary 4 bedroomed house is a Passivhaus i.e. it is heated by the sun (and a wee log burner, well we are in Scotland) it is well ventilated and boasts lovely views out over pasture. It is cosy, airy, light and spacious.

The Elm will suit a group wanting to take advantage of the many famous golf courses in the region, or a family who wants to be active, and relax with plenty of room.

Master bedroom, two further double bedrooms and one children's room with 3 bunks and a single futon. Young children live here year-round, so the house boasts a collection of books and toys to suit children of all ages; including a big trampoline.
Large bathroom with walk-in shower, bath and further shower-room downstairs.
Utility room with washing machine and drying pulley, chest freezer and storage for outdoor clothing.
The Kitchen / dining / living room, pictured below, has large windows with direct access to the deck, a great rustic picnic table and Hammock.
This is a lovely, private sun-trap!
Wireless broadband and dvd player. No television.
Ample parking for 4 cars in the driveway and garage. The house is accessible from street level with 'living level' bedrooms, shower and toilet.

The village of Craigrothie has beautiful country walks, and a hickory golf course at Tarvit House (a National Trust property), riding stables and a pub. The Elm is situated on the main street of the village.
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Cupar is 3 miles away, a small market town with a train station (1 hour to Edinburgh), supermarkets, shops and (website hidden)-Andrews is 10 miles, or 15 minute drive away, with it's world famous Old Course for golfers, fantastic beaches, swimming pool, castle and sealife centre.
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The beautiful fishing villages and beaches of the 'East Neuk' are also within 30 minutes drive, and there are numerous 'pick your own' fruit farms, play-centres and cafes in the region.
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Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 9
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $1146 /week
Monthly Price: $3880 /month
Security Deposit: $176
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
  • My family and I had a lovely stay at the Elm house. We stayed 4 nights in July 2014. The house is ideal for kids. Lots and lots of garden Space and a few farm animals as a bonus. The house comfortably sleeps 8 and has all you need for cozy nights in if required. Ben was a very welcoming host.
    Criagrothie, the town where the house is situated is very quaint and pretty. There is not too much to do there but neighbouring Ceres has everything you would need and is only about 1 mile down the road. I recommend that if you plan to stay at the Elm you have access to a car, in which case you can make the most of the amazing location and enjoy all the beautiful nearby towns such as Elie, Crail & Anstruther.

    July 2014
  • The Elm was a beautiful house located fifteen minutes away from St. Andrews and two miles from some of the most scenic lands I've seen along the British countryside. We had a most wonderful time while there! The art in the house was very unique, and the entire place was very trendy! Sadly the weather wasn't fair enough to make use of the trampoline, but it was a great week nonetheless! Highly recommend anyone who is interested!

    August 2013
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HI there. I now live in Fife but am originally from the eastern part of england (the fens). I am a musician and my partner Kirsty is an artist, as you'll see.
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