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Contemporary Villa In A Historic Private Estate

Bedrooms 5
Space 170 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Simon Platt
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Simon Platt

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

Living in Edinburgh with our 11 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 Leven

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Leven, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Family bathroom on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , En-suite to master bedroom
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite to downstairs bedroom, Jack&Jill style door to hall
  • 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 2 - 1 large double bed , Can be split into two full-size singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Can be split into two full-size singles
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Can be split into two full-size singles
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , Full-size bunk beds, with Tempur mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
  • 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 ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful Villa in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Treescapes to celebrate 3 generations of family big birthdays and had a fabulous time (85, 50, 25). The setting is ideal with so much to do in and around the house. We went out for dinner to The Ship on Saturday but all agreed we would have had more fun cooking back at the house!!!

Simon was very attentive and a great host.

We will definitely be back and will be raving about the house and Elie to all our friends :-)

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you chose Treescape for such a fabulous family celebration - and even more so that it lived up to your expectations! It was a pleasure to host you and we'd love to welcome you back.
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Escape to the country, beach thrown in!

  • 5 of 5

This home is immaculate, everything you could ever need is supplied. The owner has obviously put a lot of thought into this “home away from home” and it shows.

We stayed for a very cold, wet and windy Easter weekend and although the weather didn’t cooperate the home was all we could ask for. Three generations met up and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The bedroom/bathroom set up was perfect for us, we all had our own space. The living room is very comfortable and stylish and the dining room easily coped with the 7 of us. The kitchen was very well equipped, right down to toddler necessities. In nicer weather it would be lovely to eat al fresco on the patio. The sun did eventually come out Easter Sunday and we were able to do an egg hunt in the beautiful gardens, the children had lots of fun, in fact there are still two eggs missing. We also visited the beach nearby and had a leisurely bracing walk. The village is worth a good exploration, we only wished we had more time. There’s plenty of wildlife to be seen, I would suggest taking binoculars. The neighboring villages are worth visiting, overall a lovely part of the world. I would definitely recommend a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words Heather. We really did put a lot of thought into Treescape. We've stayed in many different holiday homes over the years, in cities and the countryside, here in the UK and overseas and we wanted Treescape to represent the best of what we found elsewhere. So glad you had a great time and here's hoping you have nicer weather when/if you're back with us.
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love Treescape, it's our favourite retreat location. If you haven't been already, you must book it!

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys! We're so glad that Treescape is ideal for your retreats and we're really looking forward to hosting you again. You and your fabulous guests are welcome any time.
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Fantastic property with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time staying here for the weekend. The property is stunning and has everything you need. The location is great - walking distance to the beach and village but set in very large peaceful grounds. Great with or without children. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review and we’re so glad you really enjoyed your stay. That walk to the beach - even in January! - is always a delight. Hope to see you again!
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Fabulous house and a yoga retreat space !

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous little house and location. The kitchen and the living room are just amazing! It was an amazing space for a yoga retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you loved the house and had a successful yoga retreat. I've always found the tranquil setting and the quality of the light helps maintain my inner peace!
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a beutiful place

  • 4 of 5

We liked surroundings and accommodation/amenity, comfortable for a group stay (4 couples) and convenient access to golf courses and not far away from a metropolitan area (Edinburgh), etc. The only downside was 1. non-functioning coffee grinder 2. only 3 bathrooms for a 5 bedroom unit. The owner was easily accessible and responsive in a timely manner to inquiries.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. I'm so glad you had a good time and were able to enjoy much of what the area has to offer. Sorry to hear you had an issue with the coffee grinder and the number of bathrooms. I do hope that didn't spoil the week for you.
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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
Ship Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Getting here

Treescape is a truly tranquil place to be. Yet it lies within easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

It’s probably best, however, if you don’t rely on your satnav to get here: for some reason, many systems take you a mile or so away!

You can access Maps from our FB page Treescape Elie.

Or follow these directions:

From Edinburgh, the south and west

Cross the Forth Road Bridge and continue north on the M90. Leave the motorway at junction 2a (signposted Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy) and take the A92 dual carriageway east for around 18 miles.

At the first roundabout, turn right towards Kirkcaldy. At the next roundabout turn left, signposted Leven and St Andrews. This is the A915. Follow this road through Leven to Upper Largo.

In Upper Largo the road becomes the A917, signposted Elie. After one mile, turn right (still the A917) towards Elie.

Follow this road into the village, turning sharp left at the High Street. Follow the High Street until you are almost leaving the village as it heads towards St Monans.

The entrance to Elie House and Treescape is on the left between two stone arches, just before the speed derestriction signs. Follow this drive for a quarter of a mile. Treescape is the villa (number 3) closest to Elie House.


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.


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.

Further Details:

The village of Elie has a wonderful local deli, as well as cafes, shops and galleries. 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

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Leven, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
13 Apr 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
October half-term
12 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
19 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Festive 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$892.06

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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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