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Lovely stone-built cottage over the Tay

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Newport-on-Tay - The Haven

The Haven is a lovely stone-built cottage nestling in the picturesque hamlet of Kirkton of Balmerino on the southern banks of the Tay.

It is a recent addition, built in stone to merge seamlessly and retain the traditional character of its adjacent neighbour, Little Haven. The Haven enjoys a peaceful and secluded location with private garden and several seating ares to take full advantage of the beautiful, uninterrupted views over the Tay, and Perthshire hills.

The Haven is only a fifteen minute drive from the hustle and bustle of city life in Dundee. Twenty five minutes takes you to the historic town of St Andrews with its myriad attractions including world renowned golf courses. Perth, with nearby Scone Palace, are within easy reach. Many visitors will enjoy exploring the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife which are host to a variety of festivals during the summer months. For visitors wishing to travel further afield, Edinburgh and Glasgow are about an hour and one and a half hours drive respectively from the cottage.

The Haven is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists. Historians will appreciate the ruins of Balmerino Abbey, a Cistercian Monastery built in 1229, right on the doorstep.

The cottage has been sympathetically designed to merge seamlessly with Little Haven, and maintains a warm, cosy atmosphere, with oak flooring throughout the ground floor. The accommodation is over two floors. All of the rooms look out over the gardens and have views of the river.

More Details

Rona Sutherland
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2016
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Car: necessary

Local Area

The official tourism website for Fife has lots of useful information on travel, where to eat, places to see and things to do.

Walking / Cycling

Little Haven is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists, and you will find a number of suggested routes, all laminated for you to take on days out. Fife has one of the UK's most comprehensive cycle networks. Explore 300 miles (500km) of cycle routes along quiet country lanes, disused railway lines and forest tracks as well as commuter routes in towns. 
You can hire bikes at:


77 South Street 

St Andrews

KY16 9QW

Tel: 01334 477835

Golf Enthusiasts

There are numerous world renowned golf courses within half an hours’ drive of Little Haven. Perhaps the most famous being The Old Course in St. Andrews which hosts the Open Golf Championships regularly. Carnoustie golf course is also renowned, and is again only a short journey. There are many other golfing venues in Fife, catering for all golfing abilities.


Information on the various types of fishing available in Fife. 
The following website gives details of opportunities both in Fife and further afield.

The Arts

St Andrews is home to The Byre Theatre which is a Five Star attraction. Apart from the year round plays and musical entertainment, there is also a first class restaurant and bar which is open throughout the day and evening. The Caird Hall in Dundee is another venue for theatrical events. 
The Younger Hall music centre in St Andrews often host lunch time concerts which are open to the public.


There is a riding school in the middle of Tentsmuir Forest, offering miles of forest and beach riding, away from busy roads and traffic.

Also in the area:

Barbarafield Riding School,

Barbarafield Farm,



KY15 5PU

Tel: 01334 828223


You don’t need to travel far to enjoy a wealth of history, starting in Balmerino with The Cistercian Abbey built in 1229. The mediaeval university town of St Andrews is steeped in history and is also considered to be the historic centre of Scottish religion. On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the city's castle, once the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews. There is much to explore here, and when you tire, there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops to fortify yourselves.To find out more about this and other sites of historic interest visit:
 www.historic-scotland.gov.uk and www.nts.org.uk

Dundee is home to the Royal Research Ship 'Discovery', built in Dundee to take Captain Scott to Antarctica. The ship is berthed at Discovery point and is part of an award winning visitor attraction.


There are some beautiful beaches in this part of the world. The award winning film ‘Chariots of Fire’ was filmed on St Andrews West Sands. From that vantage point you can look across the water to the beach at Tentsmuir with its backdrop of forestry. Heading south along the coastal road from St Andrews, you will come to a series of picturesque fishing villages, which make up the 'East Neuk' of Fife.

Cinemas / Leisure Centres

Both St Andrews and Dundee have cinemas and leisure centres:

St Andrews New Picture House

Dundee Cineworld

Dundee Odeon

St Andrews East Sands Leisure Centre

Dundee Leisure Centre

Restaurants & Cafes

There are numerous restaurants and cafes in St Andrews and Dundee. The closest eating place and pub to Little Haven is The Tay Bridge Halt in Wormit which prepares freshly cooked meals.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Newport-on-Tay, Angus & Dundee

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
2 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
30 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
20 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

30% deposit to confirm booking. Balance due six weeks before arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Newport-on-Tay in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Whats Included Electricity, heating, cleaning/laundry products, bed linen and towels are included in the rental price. Basic staples such as tea, coffee, salt, pepper, olive oil, and sugar are also included.

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