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Contemporary Villa In A Historic Private Estate

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Near St Andrews, Fife - Seven Acres Of Landscaped Grounds, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach And Golf Course

A contemporary villa, with designer interior set in a private, historic estate in the beautiful holiday village of Elie, Fife, Scotland.

Close to St Andrews and many world class links golf courses, Treescape is ideal for family holidays and golfing parties. With the latest technology, including Wi-Fi, Blu Ray players and wall-mounted televisions in every room, guests can watch the latest movies and all the live sporting action on the full Sky package.

Beautifully furnished with classic European designs and modern art, the house is filled with light from picture windows throughout the property. The fine open outlook and safe, private grounds are perfect for families looking for peace and quiet. Thoughtful touches include individual room temperature settings, an impeccably equipped kitchen, mountain bikes, wet suits, books, toys and games.

The magnificent Elie beach is 10 minutes walk away. The local, historic links golf course a five minute drive and it's less than 20 minutes to St Andrews and 75 mins to Edinburgh.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Simon Platt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Simon Platt

Treescape is our own holiday home and we're here whenever we can be.

Living in Edinburgh with our nine year-old daughter, we've long had an ambition to have our own place here in the beautiful East Neuk.

I grew up in Fife and have many happy memories of the beach in Elie, while Clare, originally from Cumbria, fell in love with Scotland and the Neuk while studying at Edinburgh University.

We've been lucky enough to stay in many holiday rentals, in the UK and overseas; in Treescape, we've tried to incorporate the best of all of them.

We hope you love being here as much as we do.

Simon and Clare.

Simon Platt purchased this villa in 2013

Why Simon Platt chose Fife

The East Neuk is one of our favourite places to be. We'd been searching for a property here for some time. But as soon as we found Treescape, we just knew this was the one.

The sense of peace and quiet, the quality of the light and the high-end finishes were instantly appealing. And with seven acres of grounds to explore, you could quite happily stay in and around the house your whole stay.

What makes this villa unique

Venture beyond your private estate and you have the whole of the East Neuk at your disposal. Elie beach is only ten minutes away.

There are cycling paths, historic homes, pretty villages and some of the best local, sustainable food anywhere in the UK. All this and St Andrews too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time in a beautiful house set in one of the prettiest villages in Scotland - I would definitely recommend this place.

Mel and family, Edinburgh

Anyone looking for a break away with family and friends should check out Treescape Elie. I honestly can't recommend it highly enough!

Alexa and family, Edinburgh

Superb house & fabulous setting. The height of luxury, with everything one needs & more. Beautifully furnished.

Karen, East Lothian

Treescape is a wonderful property in a beautiful tranquil location. We explored the surrounding area to find beautiful beaches, scenery and lovely places to eat. The house offers everything you could possibly need including a fabulous media system, beautiful furnishings and very comfortable beds. An amazing holiday home in a wonderful part of the world.

Sally and family Cumbria
May 2013
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Contemporary Villa In A Historic Private Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

Treescape is an absolutely beautiful property, with contemporary amenities on scenic grounds. We were very pleased with our accommodations, sleeping and housing our 8 guests quite comfortably with very quiet surroundings. The kitchen was fully equipped, used for fantastic professionally cooked meals each evening served in the dining room where we reminisced about the day's activities. The guest house and grounds were immaculate. Our host was exceptionally helpful and conscientious leading up to, during, and after our visit, making sure that our requests and needs were attended to. Elie and the surrounding countryside are the epitome of the Scottish Lowland with rolling hills and winding roads. Close to the north shore of the Firth of Forth and to the wonderful Lundin Links Golf Course, not to mention St. Andrews. Great staging point for northern destinations. We enjoyed some of the best fish and chips we've ever had at the Anstruther Fish Bar. A truly fantastic experience! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property... Absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Treescape is a stunning property. It was our base for 3 days to celebrate my father-in-law's 70th birthday. We were a group of 6 adults and 4 children and all loved it equally. The property is furnished to a very high standard and provided a really relaxing base to mark this special occasion. The men particularly enjoyed the close proximity of the property to the nearby pub for a pint before dinner, whilst we all enjoyed the coastal walks and the children loved the opportunity to fly their kites for hours on end. We took Simon's advice and used the services of top chef, Patrick Gilmour, to cook dinner for us all on the Saturday night. It was a fantastic evening with the most amazing food and made the weekend even more memorable. I can highly recommend it! Thanks Simon and Patrick!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of Treescape - and such a great one too! We're so glad you had a fab time. The location is almost perfect we agree: very close to the beach and the lovely Ship Inn but set in the most peaceful grounds, so you really feel as if you're away from it all. We've had Patrick cook for us as well and loved his cooking. Makes it extra relaxing to have someone do all the hard work for you! Hope to see you back again. Simon and Clare
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Beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We (5 adults and a 4 year old) decided on a last minute break during half term and were delighted to find this stunning house. It was beautifully clean and the furniture and fittings were excellent. Our grandson particularly liked the bunk bedroom with the 'built in' toys. The kitchen is large and equipped with everything anyone might need or want and the lighting throughout the house is so sophisticated! We had a really relaxing, peaceful break in these beautiful surroundings. The grounds provided ample opportunity for long quiet walks and some raucous laughter at our grandson's antics when he discovered some of the hidden secrets just off the path. All in all, perfect and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you had a great time and so glad to hear Treescape was a hit with the whole family. We're particularly pleased that you loved both the inside and the outside of the house: sophistication for the adults and the wide open spaces and trees to play in for the kids. That's just what we've aimed for. Thanks again for choosing Treescape and we hope to see you back.
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A dream holiday house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with 2 families and children ranging from 1yr to 7yrs. What can I was amazing. Firstly Simon was efficient and accommodating always replying speedily and very polite in all correspondence.

The house itself is in a beautiful area and is walking distance to Elie and its beaches, shops and restaurants (fantastic fresh bread from Deli or bakery every morning was a treat). The coastline is ideal for youngish kids as there are things to look at every half mile or so along the Fyfe coastal path and shells galore to be collected. The rocks are perfect climbing walls for little people.

The house is kitted out to the highest quality. Beautiful rooms, great bedding, thick towels, powerful showers and warm. There is every kitchen gadget you could think of, plastic cups/plates for kids etc etc.

But the best thing for us...the grounds. One huge playground for adults and children alike. We took hot chocolate to the Loch & walked back by torch-light, built dens in the trees, played badminton on the lawn and cycled bikes up and down the driveway. Me and my friend ran most days and Simon advised us on a couple of nice routes.

We had a magic holiday and hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to craft such a lovely review Susie. Your description of the walk back from Kilconquhar Loch sounds idyllic - and made me want to bundle the family up right now and head over there! The grounds and surrounding area really are the perfect playground for kids and grown-ups alike. Thanks for being such great guests and needless to say you're welcome back any time.
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Superb family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Treescape is a beautifully appointed family holiday home in a fantastic location. Simon and Clare have managed to create a visually stunning home which is also an extremely family friendly space - not easy. An ideal location to introduce our 6 week old daughter to her grandparents.

We were a large family group with ages ranging from 80 years to 6 weeks old and the house catered well for everyone's needs and was superbly equipped. We have travelled quite extensively and Treescape is most definitely one of the best properties we have stayed in.

The local area has a huge amount to offer - lovely beaches, a wide range of shops and restaurants all within walking distance of the house. Fantastic grounds for the older children to play and explore too. Our only regret was our stay was too short! We definitely hope to stay again for a longer time next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Our own family has had a wide age range staying at Treescape and it's great that everyone can find their own space and time to themselves. Thanks for being such great guests.
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Great house in a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We like to come back again! So maybe I shouldn't tell this since more guest like to stay: This house are fantastic!

Good location, a lot of space, large kitchen with all you need, modern style all over and very good beds!

The house have very high standard.

We where 7 "boys" on a golftrip for 5 nights.

Great restaurants around the area:

The Ship Inn and The Peat Inn we recommend!

To be safe for 2015: We have already booked the house!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Trond! Thanks for your great (and funny!) comments and we're so glad you guys had a great time; hope you played some top golf. You were a pleasure to deal with and we're already looking forward to seeing you next year. Best wishes Simon and Clare
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Edinburgh International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Ship Inn
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
47 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Ten minute walk to the Blue Flag beach at Elie. This is a two mile long crescent of golden sand. The East Neuk coast is famous for charming fishing villages and arts & crafts. St Andrews famous West Sands is 20 minutes drive.


The nearest airport is Edinburgh International just over an hour away. The nearest train station is Markinch, on the East Coast mainline, 20 minutes away. Hire or own car is recommended to get the most out of the area.


St Andrews 14 miles. Edinburgh 43 miles. Gleneagles 45 miles. Glasgow 75 miles.

Further Details:

The village of Elie has a wonderful local deli, as well as cafes, shops and galleries as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant. Award-winning farm shop is close-by for artisan meats, fruit, vegetables and more.

Activities on offer nearby include coastal walking and climbing, sea kayaking, sailing and tennis.


Rates & Availability

Anstruther Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016
Oct 21 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Festive 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
February half-term
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
October half-term
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 20 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Festive 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $608

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday but this may be flexible. Arrivals after 16.00. Departures by 10.00, unless otherwise agreed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Anstruther Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • En suite to master bedroom with bath and large, walk-in shower. En suite to bedroom 2 with shower. Large family bathroom with bath and large, walk-in shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Can be split into two full-size singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Can be split into two full-size singles
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Can be split into two full-size singles
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Can be split into two full-size singles
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed and luxury en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 (ground floor) with twin/super king and luxury en suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 twin/super king. Bedroom 4 with twin/super king. Bedroom 5 with full-size bespoke oak bunk beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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