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  • Enjoy the excitement of sleeping under canvas with all the comforts of home in a unique location in the East Neuk of Fife

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The perfect base for exploring the coastline.  Watch the sunrise over the sea, toast marshmallows by the fire, catch a glimpse of a pod of dolphins and fall asleep to the sound of the waves.

Catchpenny Safari Lodges are a new and completely unique way to experience the East Neuk. Situated just meters from the shoreline, on the Fife Coastal Path between the pretty fishing villages of Elie and St Monans. The lodges themselves offer a home-from-home glamping experience with real beds, log burning stove and a hot shower all under canvas. With Elie on their doorstep, the lodges are a perfect base to enjoy all that the East Neuk has to offer.

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Our lodges.

Catchpenny is a collection of 8 luxury safari lodges, each sleeping up to 6 people with uninterrupted views over the Firth of Forth and beyond. The canvas lodges are a far cry from your conventional camping experience. In each lodge you will find comfy beds, a proper shower and toilet, a well equipped kitchen and a log burning stove to keep you cosy in the evening.

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Get close to nature.

Having woken up to the sound of the waves, watch the ever changing sea-scape while you experience life by the water unfold. The lodges provide the perfect base to explore the area’s rich natural habitats. The lodges are a bird watcher’s paradise, with a wealth of sea birds and May Island a short distance away. With the Fife Coastal Path literally on your doorstep, walkers can head off for miles in either direction, as well as many other walks inland that take in places of interest.

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The local area.

Elie is one of the world’s special places. It’s honey coloured beaches, tennis courts, golf courses, deli, farm shop, chain walk and extensive watersports offer unrivalled opportunities for families to enjoy themselves. A variety of family friendly eateries between Elie and St Andrews mean you are never far from a delicious locally sourced meal. The award winning Ardross Farm Shop just 500m walk away will cater for all your culinary needs (including your morning coffee and croissant)

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