My visit to Midrock House, Elie with Elie Select

I love visiting new places, so when I was invited on a press trip to Elie, Scotland I was more than happy to accept. Elie is only about 25 minutes from St Andrews. I spent the afternoon walking the streets of St Andrews before the quick drive to Elie. Elie has been described as the quintessential British holidaymaker’s dream and I couldn’t agree more. It’s so pretty.

Recently launched website Elie Select, is a family run business that offers a of handpicked luxury holiday homes in Elie, each personally chosen for its unique style. We were lucky to visit three of the homes and one was a clear favorite for me. I know you’ll like it too. My favourite home was Midrock House. The contemporary eco beach house had a great mix of materials and stunning views.

We did a gin tasting here with Darnley’s gin. What a great place to start the evening. Because there are so many windows and sliding doors here, the views are ever changing. Back to the lovely gin though. Did you know it goes really well with ginger beer?

Built in 2014, this eco house has two wood burners to keep you cosy when the nights start drawing in, three sitting areas and a large dining table. This home sleeps 12 people.

“Elie Select offers a choice of lovely holiday houses in Elie, each personally chosen for its unique style. We can offer somewhere truly special for your family holiday, get-together or celebration.” – Elie Select

Midrock House, Elie with Elie Select

Gin tasting with Darnley’s Gin at Midrock House

Midrock House, Elie with Elie Select

Fireplace with raw materials and industrial finishes

Midrock House, Elie, Scotland with Elie Select

Concrete seat with kilim cushions


Midrock House, Elie stunning sea views

Stunning sea views from the living room

Midrock House Elie

Living room with an amazing sofa

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Clever use of colour in a contemporary monochrome home


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Snug at Midrock House, Elie


Midrock House by Elie Select

Industrial fireplace with view of the beach

Who would have thought of using OSB on the walls, as well as the ceiling?! I think it looks great and it’s such a brilliant eco-friendly material too.

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Eco friendly Midrock House OSB walls and ceiling


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oversized James bond poster

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OSB eco friendly materials and as stunning sea view

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OSB minimal bedroom

midrock house elie bedroom with sea views

minimal bedroom with maximal views

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The luxury issue magazine

all images by me

We visited two other homes. We had dinner at unique West House and stayed at more traditional Davaar. I’ll show you more from Elie and the local produce very soon. Thank you to Jamie and Tara from Elie Select and to Lisa from Palompo Pr for inviting me on this amazing trip.

Do you want to see more? Have a look at this brilliant video clip. I really want to go back to Elie to explore more and visit with my family.

 video by Elie Select

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