Craigie Villa Links Place, Elie KY9 1AX

Offers Over £800,000
  • House
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions


Occupying a prime, elevated plot on Links Place, within a stone’s throw of the sandy beach, this terraced Edwardian villa represents a rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful period home in the picturesque coastal town of Elie. Dating back to 1912, the 2430-sq. ft. home is arranged over three levels, and comprises five bedrooms, three reception rooms, two bathrooms, and a contemporary dining kitchen. The front garden enjoys a wonderful south-facing aspect, while the walled rear garden offers direct access to Elie Sports Club. The epitome of Edwardian elegance, Craigie Villa instantly impresses with its honey-coloured sandstone faade, grand bay windows, and decorative masonry. Welcoming you inside is a charming tiled porch and vestibule, which flows into the spacious hall with a beautiful pitch pine staircase. To the right is the first of three reception rooms: the spacious, south-facing living room, whose splendid bay window is framed with classic timber panelling. The adjacent intimate dining room provides a formal setting for entertaining or family gatherings, complete with a fireplace flanked by twin presses. Designed for modern family life, the dual-aspect dining kitchen to the rear features a contemporary galley kitchen and a sunny dining area with patio doors onto the garden. The cream-gloss and solid timber kitchen hosts an integrated induction hob and an eye-level oven, leaving flexible space for additional freestanding appliances and a plumbed utility cupboard.

From its first-floor vantage point, the third reception room the magnificent lounge enjoys outstanding natural light and breathtaking sea views. Almost identical to the ground floor living room, the lounge features a panelled bay window and intricate cornices, as well as a splendid period fireplace. Also on this level are two double bedrooms with original fireplaces, a south-facing single bedroom, and a three-piece bathroom with a wall-mounted shower. Ascending the grand staircase again to the second floor, here there are two further double bedrooms, a chic three- piece bathroom, and a useful landing cupboard. The villa is heated by way of a gas central heating system. Many of the original, timber- framed sash-and-case windows have been fitted with secondary glazing for enhanced thermal and acoustic efficiency. Some double glazed windows have also been installed. EPC D

The sheltered south facing front garden comprises a manicured lawn, a gravelled path and a selection of mature shrubs. The enchanting walled garden to the rear features a secluded patio with a handy shed, and a raised lawn, from which a secure gate allows direct access to Elie Sports Club. On-street parking is available directly adjacent on Links Place.

The picturesque coastal town of Elie, with its golden beaches, rocky coves and stunning views, promises an idyllic lifestyle in the East Neuk of Fife.

Approximately eight miles east of Leven, the linked villages of Elie and Earlsferry have long been a popular seaside resort owing to their tranquil setting on the Fife Coastal Path. The former fishing village has retained much of its charm and character, and a rich architectural landscape: from 17th century cottages and townhouses, to imposing Victorian and Edwardian villas. The town boasts a wealth of local amenities, including a newsagent, a deli, a bakery, a grocer and a chemist, as well as no shortage of cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs and guesthouses. Elie and Earlsferry are renowned for their fantastic sports and outdoor activities, such as golfing at Elie Golf House Club and Earlsferry Links Golf Course, or tennis, bowls and putting at Elie Sports Club. The bays around Elie and Earlsferry are also perfect for surfing, sailing and water sports. Nursery and primary schooling is provided locally at Elie Primary School, followed by secondary education at Waid Academy in Anstruther. The town is served by public bus links to St Andrews and Edinburgh, via Anstruther and Leven respectively, and is a mere 30-minute drive from Kirkcaldy, which benefits from a train station.

Vestibule Hall

Living Room

Formal Dining Room

Dining Kitchen

First Floor


Master Bedroom


Bedroom 4

Bedroom 5

Second Floor

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3


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1 St Andrews Road
KY10 3HA

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The East Neuk of Fife

Stretching from Lundin Links in the west to Boarhills in the east, this famous coastal strip is much loved by artists and photographers. The main coastal locations are Lundin Links, Lower Largo, Elie and Earlsferry, together with the fishing villages of Anstruther, Crail, Pittenweem and St Monans. Kingsbarns and Boarhills lie on the north east coast. The inland villages include Arncroach, Colinsburgh, Kilconquhar and Upper Largo.

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