Escape the routine and make an unforgettable memory by booking a weekend away to a unexplored destination this Spring.

We know just the place if you don’t mind heading North of the Border. Just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh across the Firth of Forth is the perfect picturesque seaside town of Elie and across its curved bay of golden sand, nestled at the shore of the harbour, is gem of a place; The Ship.

Recently refurbished, the Ship has 6 beautiful bespoke bedrooms decked out in glorious seafaring colours and all with stunning sea views. Every room has modern luxuries including monsoon showers, espresso machines and some even house a roll top bath.

The bar is also beautifully decked out and usually has a crackling fire offering sanctuary from any misbehaving Scottish weather. Try The Ship’s famous fish and chips or other freshly caught Scottish Seafood in the spectacular first floor restaurant overlooking the bay.

In summer, the Inn boasts a charming cricket pitch on the sand although fixtures are obviously tide-dependent. The beer garden, a terrace along the sea wall offers a perfect view of the match and a BBQ to boot.

There is plenty to explore in Elie, including two fantastic golf courses although I suspect a wonder through the pretty town is enough when your place of abode is this delightful. Definitely worth a sail.


Call The Ship Inn on 01333 330246 or book online at Doubles start from £90 B&B. Mention Morello Life when you book to get a complimentary bottle of Fizz in your room. Offer ends June 30th 2017.

If you don’t fancy venturing quite so far North then try The Bridge Inn in Ratho is only a stone’s throw from Edinburgh) which has the same capable owners and recently won the AA’s Scottish Pub of the Year.