Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The friendly town of Newport on Tay's main street is only a short walk away where the local shops,bank, post office, cafe's, churches, bar & restaurant, hairdressers and beauticians, fish and chip shop and Chinese take away are all at your disposal and this is just in Newport, over the bridge in Dundee all the amenities of a large city.
A very comfortable cottage bungalow in the small friendly town of Newport on Tay, with all the amenities of a city but with the opportunty to explore the countryside in Fife, Angus and Perth.
"Tay for Two" sits on a hillside which overlooks the City of Dundee, North of the road bridge, on the banks of the River Tay.
Excellent transport links to all major towns and cities from Dundee and two local buses outside the front door, one to take you into Dundee and the other to St Andrews.
'TAY FOR TWO' is self contained, double glazed with full central heating and hot water on demand.
It has one bedroom, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, hall and small room for storage.
The modern kitchen is very well equipped with a microwave,electric oven,gas hob,extractor fan, large fridge /freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, toaster, smoothie maker and a full compliment of cutlery and utensils. All Kitchen linen is supplied , tea towels, oven gloves, etc.
The fully tiled bathroom has a small "French type" bath with integrated seat and overhead shower unit, toilet and wash basin, shaver unit and fan. All towels included. The hot water is on demand even when the heating is off during the summer.
The shower unit is independent from the hot water system so the temperature can be adjusted
The bedroom is well equipped and has a 6ft zip and linked bed which can be made up as two single beds or a extra large king sized bed.A double futon in the lounge .Duvets, pillows and bedlinen include
The lounge has a full sized double Kyoto Futon with bedding supplied as requested,
increasing the sleeping facilities to 4. A travel cot with bedding and highchair are available though please be aware space is limited in bedroom for cot.
A Dimplex Optiflame convector fire for the cooler Summer evenings, a large dining table and seating for four. Digital TV and DVD/Video player including a small collection of video's and CD's.
A small music centre that has MP3 connectivity. Games,Jigsaws, a small varied collection of reading material and a selection of or dance survey maps, cycling and walking routes.
A small enclosed fenced garden with flower bed and paved area is at the front of the property around the porch which has the Sun in the morning and early afternoon and the shade in the late afternoon.
The front and back garden are un-enclosed and laid to lawn and has the Sun in the afternoon and evening.
The Sun sets behind Dundee over the Tay.
The rear area has a rotary dryer.
A small room contains garden furniture, coat rack and storage space for golf clubs, fishing tackle, etc.
Golf: The ancient golf town of St Andrews is only 25mins by car, or by bus from outside your front door.
It hosted the Open in 2010 and was positively heaving. Book early for Tournament weeks.
The golfing town of Carnoustie is not much further, over the bridge and approx 45mins by car. You may even be able to get a round of golf there. However if your unlucky there are many other golf courses that are open to visitors, far more than I can list here. A short distance away are Kingsbarn, Drumoig,Scotscraig, St Michaels ,Monfeith ,Downfield, Piperdam, Camperdown, Caird and Craigtown parks. Panmure and Burnside nearer Carnoustie.
Walking and cycling
I put these together as its very possible in this area that where you can go walking you can also cycle due to the extensive cycle routes, two of which The Salmon run and The Firth of Forth are available at Tay for two , only for the serious though.
Of course the obvious route is The Fife Coastal Path which runs from the foot of the Tay road bridge southwards around the coast and ends at North Queensferry, the Fourth road bridge I've never done the whole route but Tayport and into Tentsmuir forest is an very enjoyable day out the beach is vast backed by sand dunes and then disappearing into dense forest of varying types. Can be reach by car but take a £2 coin for the car park barrier, lasts all day and there are toilets in the car park/ picnic area,
Ski: Also we are members of 'walking world 'so the are sheets of local walks available at Tay for two
Birdwatching, I am told, is very good here due to the abundant RSPB nature reserves and that many migratory birds stop here in the estuary. Montrose basin is not far and the Loch of Lowes , however Tentsmuir forest has its far share and I know there is an impressive hide overlooking the beach. Also on the Tay going up stream to Perth there are more reserves.
About one and a half hours drive North of the city of Dundee, Glenshee is primarily known as a ski resort, if they get the winter weather, and it's home to the UK's largest ski centre, which runs twenty-one lifts and tows over four mountains and three valleys. With 36 runs to choose from there's plenty of variety, and some good snowboarding.
Glenshee Ski Centre
The friendly town of Newport's main street is only a short walk away where the local shops,bank, post office, cafe's, churches, bar & restaurant, hairdressers and beauticians, fish and chip shop and Chinese take away are all at your disposal and this is just in Newport, over the bridge in Dundee all the amenities of a large city.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Wormit beach 4.5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dundee 7 km, Nearest railway: Dundee 4.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The Fife region
Situated on the hillside which overlooks the Silvery Tay, The Tay road and railway bridge and on the far shore the City of Dundee.
A friendly welcome awaits you in this small but perfectly formed Scottish town .The pretty heritage town has all the local amenities at hand with the beautiful Scottish countryside on its doorstep.Easily reached by train, car or plane to Dundee city airport with good transport links to Glasgow, Edinburgh by train and many bus routes to all areas. The lochs, Fife coastal path and the renown golfing towns of St Andrews and Carnoustie only half an hour away.
In Summer a pleasant place to sit in the shade and relax after a day of visiting one of the many castles, parks and gardens and beaches .A welcome tray awaits you on arrival along with a good selection of maps and information so you can start planning your stay straight away. Its a short walk to local shops,bank,post office,church, pub, restaurant, cafe and hairdresser
Newport on Tay
There are two small local buses that pick up just outside the bungalow. One goes from Tayport to St Andrews via Newport , Wormit and Gauldry and although a very scenic route to St Andrews, is worth it as it can be difficult parking in St Andrews on tournament days and at the weekend.
The other route is from Wormit /Gauldry to Dundee and during the daytime runs via Tay for two and early and late runs from the Main/High Street. All bus route timetables supplied.
There is also a bus/coach X54 that stops the next road down from the cottage and runs through Glenrothes to Edinburgh. It starts from Dundee bus station (Seagate) where many other routes depart from.
Dundee has an airport that receives flights daily from London City airport the flight time is just over the hour and and as the plane is small and of low altitude the views on a clear day coming into land over the river Tay, are spectacular.
East Coast trains from Kings cross to Dundee take on average five and a half hours depending on the scheduled stops usually ; Peterborough, Doncaster, York , Newcastle, Edinburgh. Choose a direct train if you can though having to change at Edinburgh is not usually problematic.
You can save a lot on fares if you book on East Coast web site up to 3 months in advance and reserve your seats.
You can also travel from Euston on Virgin trains via Glasgow. The journey on the west coast may be faster but you have to change at Glasgow to get to Dundee. By car, easy just off the A92 dual carriageway South of the Tay road bridge. Directions will be given.
By cycle ! Phew your brave. Let the train take the strain but don't forget to book your bike in.
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4 May 2014
"Well appointed base to explore the area."
Tay for two gave us the perfect base to explore the area. The property is very well appointed with lots of attention to little details that made the stay just that little bit better. Shops are within … More
18 Oct 2013
"Very nice vacation"
The property was very nice , close to the motrwalk, but very quit with a nice view ti the river, Every morning and evening you can say hello to the rabbits arond the house. You find every utensil wha… More
Thank you very much for your review of Tay for Two . I am glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back next Sept for the Golf!
28 May 2013
"Fantastic Location for a Honeymoon in Scotland"
Tay for Two was an absolutely fantastic home base for our Honeymoon in Scotland. From here we were able to travel all over the country and return to a comfortable and cozy cottage which made sure our vacation was relaxing and refreshing.
28 May 2013
"Stay at Tay"
Accommodation was clean and tidy on arrival with everything required for a short stay.
Quite central for day trips to Stirling/St Andrews and up the North East Coast
Small bath interesting but shower was fine
Location was OK but no local Pub or restaurant found within walking distance which meant we had to always drive which was a little bit of a pain
Expected a view over Tay but not available
Generally it was fine with no real problems
I will see if there is a more appropriate way of describing the view and directions. The River Tay is behind the property, which is on the hlllside, as in the lead photo. I am sorry you did not find the local pub and restaurant "Brig O Tay" which is a little further along the high street on the lower "Boat" Road. The View Restaurant is ,I admit, a little further along in Wormit and requires a short car journey.
The bath is described as a short bath with integral seat. I will revise my description.
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