But January is wrongly maligned, we say, for its often a month of stunning blue skies, crisp wintry weather and fabulous storms – the perfect time for a wintry get-away. If you’re looking for inspiration for a celebration, we suggest taking a look at West House or Davaar – ideal spots with enough room to accommodate most groups of family and friends.
West House is a refined beach house, dating from the 17th century, with a boules pit in the garden, open fireplaces and cosy corners to sit and read a book with wonderful views out over the Forth.
Davaar is a golf-lovers dream, situated right on the course with fabulous views and contemporary living right in the heart of Elie.
Both have dinner tables big enough to accommodate all your party.
Why not have a look and see if either house might bring some warmth into your January?