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Adding a touch of luxury, style and sophistication to the traditional camping experience, glamping at Catchpenny means you can enjoy the great outdoors with the whole family (including your dog) without compromising on comfort or a good night's sleep.  

Escape to nature and enjoy Catchpenny’s quirky accommodation - camping with all of the comforts of home. Staying in one of our luxurious lodges is not only the ultimate holiday getaway, but a unique holiday experience in Scotland which will not be forgotten.

With all the comforts of home such as real beds, excellent quality linen, hot showers and even a flushing loo! The kitchens are well equipped with a two hob gas stove for quick cooking and a wood burning stove for an additional hob and oven. The stove also provides warmth for those slightly chillier evenings. There will be a full basket of logs for your arrival as well as kitchen cleaning products and basics such as tea, coffee, sugar, oil, salt and pepper.

Relax into the sofa and armchairs on the covered deck whilst soaking up the changing sea and sky. Step inside the lodges and there is a large lounge with sofa and dining table, kitchen area with hot water and fridge. There is a king size bed in one area, two single beds in another and an enchanting elevated king size cabin bed which forms the wall between the living area and twin room.

There is a private bathroom at the back of each lodge with a fantastic shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rail. The back corridor has space for storing coats and wellies and all the things that make a seaside holiday a success. We provide all your bed linen, towels and gorgeous natural bathroom products.

Catchpenny, Safari Lodges, Elie, Stove
We are just back from the most amazing, off-grid experience we could have wished for. I've traveled the world and never felt as relaxed after our trip to Catchpenny Safari Lodges. From start to finish, we were overwhelmed with the facilities offered in our lodge. We used the stove to keep cosy and at the same time cook our garlic bread in the adjoining oven. Our girls loved the cabin bed, The beds and showers are the standard you would find in a 5 star hotel . We zipped open our tent the next morning and we had uninterrupted views of the sea.

We saw a pod of dolphins porpoising right in front of our lodge as a gaggle of geese flew over. - Sensory overload - binoculars are a must. This weekend was the best social distancing holiday we could have wished for and we would highly recommend Catchpenny to anyone looking to get close to nature and the coastal walk is right in front of the lodges. The local farm shop is also a short walk away. Fantastic holiday and we wouldn't have changed a thing. It was always a pleasure speaking with Alex and Tara.

October 2020
Catchpenny, Safari Lodges, Elie, Floor plan

The name Catchpenny, or 'Catch-a-Penny' as it sometimes used to be known is the name of a former tavern located close to us between Elie and St Monans.  In the olden days villagers were not allowed to drink alcohol in their villages on a Sunday.  So what did they do? They built a tavern between the villages so they could have a drink on a Sunday!  The tavern unfortunately is long gone but have a look on the map on the ceiling of the Ship Inn in Elie and see if you can spot it!