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“Perfect cottage for 3rd visit to Elie!”
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Review of Helena Cottage

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20 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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kirstyhen...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect cottage for 3rd visit to Elie!”
Reviewed 23 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This was our first time at Helena Cottage, although my husband and young son have been to Elie before, and we were very pleased with the cottage! It is fresh, comfortable, well equipped and thoughtfully finished. We had great weather so the wee garden was great for sitting out (when we weren't on the beach). The black out blinds in the bedrooms were a great touch (especially with a toddler!). The I-pod dock and Amazon Prime were used too. The cottage is not attached to any other buildings so it was super quiet at night. We hope to return again soon!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
25 Jun 2016
Hi Kirsty. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the stay and found everything at the cottage to your liking. Hope to see you again in the future. Thanks. Brian
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anthony w
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A wee haven of privacy and peace.”
Reviewed 30 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This cottage is great value for money firstly with it being in Elie and the cottage being secluded and veyy clean with all the necessary requirements to complete a very restful holiday.

The beach is very close and is a beautiful compliment to the whole area, just lovely.

We are very much looking forward to coming back.

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Liked best: The privacy of the outside seating area
Liked least: Frreview TV would like sky.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
1 Jun 2016
Anthony - thanks for taking the time to submit a review. Glad you had a great stay, and look forward to having you back again soon. Thanks. Brian
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Fiona S
Balloch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed 27 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We stayed at Helena Cottage in February, and couldn't have chosen a better week. Weather was sunny everyday although a little chilly. Helena cottage has new owners and they couldn't have been more helpful. The cottage has been given an overhaul and was spotless. Very handy for the beautiful beach and long walks along costal paths.
Will be back soon.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Management Response
6 Apr 2016
Hi Fiona - great that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for review and hope to see you again soon. Brian
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Andrew M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“An excellent "get away from it all" cottage”
Reviewed 26 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My wife and I recently had our first ever visit to this cosy little retreat in Elie and will be making sure it is not our last.
We understand the cottage is now under new ownership and its freshness, cleanliness and modern feel spoke volumes for the time and expense the new owners have obviously invested in bringing it to this standard.
Although tucked away in a nice quiet location, it still manages to be no more than a 5 - 10 minute walk from the beautiful beach, tennis courts, bowling green, golf course, pub/bistro and other amenities Elie provides.
Fully recommended on all fronts.

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Liked best: Peaceful location and closeness to amenities
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
27 Mar 2016
Thanks Andrew for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you are back soon.
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fiona h
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“A real 'hidden' treasure”
Reviewed 12 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

What a wonderfully peaceful and private cottage this is. Exceptionally clean and very clearly decorated, furnished kitted out and accessorised by people who love the cottage and want to make it a real home from home. Everything we could have wanted was there, from coffee machine to dishwasher tablets. Loved the courtyard to sit in and enjoy the morning sunshine, the shower is amazing! and such a comfortable sleep. A two minute walk to the pub, which serves excellent food is a real bonus as is the local deli and the nearby farm shop. As promised, it took just 5 minutes to reach the beautiful Elie beach, I will definitely be recommending Helena cottage to friends and family and plan to return later in the year for yet more peace, quiet and comfort.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
6 Apr 2016
Fiona - thanks for taking time to post the review. Glad you had a great stay, and hope to see you again soon. Brian
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