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Little Haven, Kirkton of Balmerino
Newport on Tay, Fife

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In a wonderfully central location, Kirkton of Balmerino is ideally suited for touring and exploring central Scotland. Being only a few miles from the motorway network, both Edinburgh and Glasgow are within easy driving distance: Edinburgh approximately an hour and Glsgow aprroximately an hour and a half. Most visitors will also enjoy exploring the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife with their cobbled streets, white washed buildings and traditional fishing harbours. During the summer months these villages are host to a variety of art, craft, theatre and music festivals.

The holiday cottage is also an ideal base for walkers and cyclists and you will find a number of suggested routes, all laminated and easy for you to take with you on a day out. Only half a mile away are the ruins of Balmerino Abbey, a Cistercian monastry dating back to 1229. Historians will also be interested in the mediaeval university town of St Andrews with its castle, cathedral and city walls. St Andrews has a wide range of shops and boutiques, bars and restaurants, sandy beaches, an excellent theatre, a cinema and leisure centre not to mention some world famous golf courses.

As well as several golf courses in the area, there are many more opportunities for sporting and outdoor activities. The riding school at Kinshaldy (about 9 miles from the cottage) is situated in the middle of Tentsmuir Forest and gives the you the chance to ride through miles of forest and along a beautiful stretch of sandy beach. Being so near to both the River Tay and the North Sea there are plenty of chances to take part in a whole range of watersports including sailing, canoeing, water skiing and windsurfing. Elie, in the East Neuk, has a great watersports centre.

The city of Dundee lies about half an hour's drive north over the Tay Bridge. Known as the "City of Discovery" it is home to Captain Scott's Antartic Royal Research ship which forms part of an award winning visitor attraction. Dundee also has a vibrant arts and culture scene with the multi-award winning Dundee Contemporary Arts as its creative hub.

  • Sleeps - 3
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 single)
  • Bathrooms - 2 (1 bathroom, 1 shower room)
  • Sitting room, dining kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Microwave
  • TV, video/DVD/stereo
  • Library of books, DVDs, videos, maps and laminated guides for walks and cycle routes
  • Landscaped garden grounds
  • Views of the river
  • Guide dogs only
  • Short breaks - short notice, 3 nights min
  • Newport on Tay 6 miles, nearest city Dundee 10 miles
  • St Andrews 13 miles
  • Airports - Dundee 10 miles, Edinburgh 46 miles, Glasgow 78 miles
  • Train stations - Dundee 10 miles, Leuchars 10 miles
  • Pubs and restaurants - huge choice within 15 miles
  • Drumoig golf course 8 miles, St Michaels golf course 10 miles, St Andrews golf courses 13 miles, Carnoustie 25 miles
  • Beaches - 5 mins walk to banks of River Tay from cottage, Tentsmuir Sands 9 miles, West Sands at St Andrews 13 miles
  • Kinshaldy Stables riding school, Tentsmuir Forest 9 miles, Barbarafield riding school, Craigrothie 13 miles
  • Elie Watersports 25 miles
  • Lots of historic attractions nearby

This traditional cottage has been fully renovated and modernised, whilst retaining its character with a wealth of natural wood features. Adjacent to The Haven, which can be also be rented if you are a large group, the cottage has its own private garden, which offers stunning views over the Tay towards Dundee and the Perthshire hills. The patio area is just the place to sit on warm summer evenings, watching the sun set over the river. The rest of the rear gardens, which include a small pond, are also available for the use of guests in Little Haven. The driveway area is shared by occupants of both Little Haven and The Haven.

All the accommodation in Little Haven is on the ground floor, but guests should note that there are some steps from the hall into the double bedroom (which used to be the old weaving shed). There is also one small step in the hall, where the levels change. There is an airing/drying cupboard which is very useful for drying damp clothes. All the rooms have delightful river or garden views.

Coming from the south, Kirkton of Balmerino is around 22 miles from the M90 motorway. Come off the M90 at Junction 8, taking the A91 towards St Andrews. At the roundabout, go left onto the A92 towards Dundee. After approximately 7.5 miles, turn left towards Balmerino. At the last T junction turn right towards Kirkton of Balmerino.

What's included:
Bed linen, heating, electricity and towels are included. The cottage also contains staples such as salt, pepper, spices, olive oil, tea, coffee and all cleaning/laundry materials.

Cost and availability
The cottage is rented out year round.
Change over day is Saturday, 4pm check-in and 10am check-out.

Short breaks are a available with a minimum 3 day break charged at 60% of full week; four day at 75%. Only available if full weeks are not let, so not bookable months in advance.

To book this delightful traditional Fife self-catering cottage, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental rates.

Little Haven, Kirkton of Balmerino, Newport on Tay, DD6 8SA, Fife, Scotland.

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