The Laigh House, 6a South Street, Elie, Leven, KY9 1DN | Property for sale | Savills
180.79 sq m(1,946 sq ft)
Offers over £780,000($986,778)

The Laigh House6a South Street, Elie, Leven, KY9 1DN

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Spectacular setting overlooking Elie beach.
  • Private, south facing beachfront garden.
  • Exciting opportunity for upgrading.
  • Walking distance from The Ship Inn.
  • Integral garage.

CLOSING DATE - Wednesday 19th June - 12 noon Substantial ground and first floor maisonette apartment with garage overlooking Elie beach.

About this property

  • The Laigh House, 6a South Street, forms the ground floor and a portion of the first floor of a substantial and traditional coastal home situated in the heart of Elie on the desirable South Street, with spectacular and unobstructed views overlooking the beach. The property offers an exciting opportunity to upgrade the accommodation to provide modern living space, subject to the necessary consents. The original property dates back to the mid-1800s, and was subdivided into two separate apartments in the early 2000s.

    The spectacular drawing room has a large south facing bay window overlooking Elie beach, the harbour, and beyond across the Firth of Forth towards East Lothian. It has decorative cornicework, and a gas fireplace with marble mantel and surround, and tiled inset. The kitchen sits adjacent and is fitted with a range of appliances and units. A door leads through to the conservatory, from which there are views to the beach and a door leading out into the garden. The bedroom / study sits behind the conservatory, with windows between the two to provide ample natural light, these have vertical blinds to provide privacy. An en suite bathroom sits off the bedroom / study.

    The principal bedroom sits on the first floor, and is approached by a staircase from the entrance hall. It has views over the beach, as well as over South Street to the rear. It has an en suite bathroom, also with beach views, and a separate dressing room. A further bedroom sits on the ground floor off the rear corridor and has a wash hand basin. From the entrance hall, stairs lead down to the utility room, which is plumbed for laundry appliances; a shower room, and a separate WC.

    The garage adjoins the property, and is accessed by a garage door on South Street, as well as a door which leads out into the garden beyond. The garden is principally lawned and wraps to the front and side of the property. It is enclosed by a stone wall, and has a stone terrace area for outdoor entertaining overlooking the beach. There is a garden shed, and a gate leading out onto the slipway at the bottom of School Wynd, which leads onto the beach.

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The Laigh House presents the exciting opportunity to upgrade a fantastic property overlooking Elie beach.

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Local information

  • The Laigh House occupies the ground and part of the first floor of a large traditional house situated in a prime position overlooking Elie beach. The property is in close proximity to local services and amenities offered by this popular coastal village.
  • With one of Scotland's finest sandy beaches on its doorstep, Elie is well known for its water sports, including sailing, paddle-boarding and windsurfing, all of which take place in the sheltered bay, while on land there are two golf courses, one the acclaimed 18-hole course and a short 9-hole course suitable for beginners. Several hard tennis courts and a bowling green are also available within the village. Elie Sports Club offers group and individual coaching in golf and tennis during school holidays. Elie is well served by pubs and cafés which include the renowned Ship Inn.
  • Elie is in the East Neuk of Fife, famed for its picturesque fishing villages and unspoilt beaches. St Andrews, ‘the home of golf‘ and the setting for one of Britain's oldest universities, is only 14 miles away. There are traditional links golf courses at nearby Crail, Leven and Lundin Links and new courses at Kingsbarns and St Andrews Bay. St Andrews has an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and services to supplement those available in the village. A new train station in Leven (about 10 miles) is due to open this summer (in June 2024), with direct trains to Edinburgh which is around 45 miles away.
  • All distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
  • Services: Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. Central heating by mains gas boiler.
  • Local Authority & tax band: Fife Council tax band G
  • Conservation Area and Listing: The Laigh House is within Elie and Earlsferry Conservation Area.
  • Fixtures & Fittings: All fitted curtains, carpets, blinds, light fittings and integrated white goods are included in the sale. The ceiling light fitting in the living room is excluded from the sale.
  • Miscellaneous: There is an additional separate single garage available, situated off School Wynd. This can be included in the sale, subject to separate negotiation.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G