Property Details

Offers Over £175,000
5 Boat Brae, Newport-On-Tay, Fife, DD6 8EX
  • Charming cottage with an abundance of character
  • Accommodation over two levels
  • Move-in order throughout
  • Courtyard patio
  • Private parking
  • Wonderful views

A charming traditional 2 bedroom detached cottage with stunning views across the River Tay.

5 Boat Brae is a charming detached one and a half storey traditional cottage with a white washed render under a slate roof. The property sits in a prime location with panoramic views across the river Tay and only a few minutes walk from the village shops. A small sheltered patio garden to the rear provides a useful space for a log store and/or storing bikes. The driveway to the side provides useful parking for one car or could be adapted to provide further garden/patio space if preferred. This is truly a chocolate box property, offering charm and character throughout. The spacious reception room runs the width of the property and has a hearty woodburning stove providing a lovely space for entertaining guests with a generous dining area. The kitchen has fully fitted units and integrated appliances and has a dining space by the window with a useful window seat. The bedrooms, both on the first floor really enjoy the most of the view, which is quite captivating. The location of this property would make it ideal for a holiday-let cottage, second home or indeed a permanent residence. There are wonderful walks to be enjoyed from the property and a fantastic restaurant across the street makes it even more appealing for those looking for a low maintenance lifestyle in a most attractive cottage.


Inner hallway. Double aspect living room with woodburning stove. Kitchen/breakfast room with fully fitted floor and wall units and attractive bench seating at the window. Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and WHB. Utility storage cupboard housing the washing machine. Storage cupboard.


Upper landing. Bedroom 1 with coombed ceiling, integrated wardrobe and views across the River Tay. Bedroom 2 with coombed ceiling, integrated wardrobe and eaves storage and wonderful views also across the River Tay.


Newport-on-Tay is a beautiful town situated on the banks of The River Tay, with many interesting examples of Victorian architecture. Located just slightly west of the Tay road and rail bridges that cross the river to Dundee, the town initially grew as wealthy jute barons of 19th century Dundee sought quieter, cleaner surroundings in which to live. Newport-on-Tay was a highly desirable suburb of Dundee after the first Tay Rail Bridge was built in 1878 and the public buildings such as the old ferry terminus and the grand Victorian villas on the hillside reflect these times.

Newport-on-Tay was the 2018 winner of the Rising Star High Street Award for Scotland. Within the town there is are two newsagents, stores, chemist, Artisan bakery, butcher, coffee house, church, art gallery, barbershop, dog groomers, podiatrist, hairdresser and beautician, take-aways, the Boat Brae restaurant, once the ferry terminus and the renowned Newport restaurant with panoramic views across the river, literally across the street from this charming property. On the outskirts of the town is the Strawberry Shed offering local seasonal produce.

Cupar, Fife’s bustling market town lies an eleven mile drive to the south and offers a good range of shops and services as well as a popular monthly farmers’ market whilst the ancient and historic university town of St. Andrews, globally acclaimed for its Golf Courses are about eleven miles to the south-east. The iconic Carnoustie golf course is 14 miles to the north east of the property. The thriving city of Dundee is four miles distant with a full range of shops and amenities as well as being home to the V & A museum and Captain Scott’s RRS Discovery. North East Fife provides access to an area of particularly outstanding and varied countryside with hill, wood, river, farmland and wonderful coastlines. This area offers a plethora of outdoor activities with walking, cycling, sailing club and riding all readily available. Tayport and Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve are only 2 miles distant with wonderful beaches, trails, lochs and woodlands to explore.

There are good state primary and secondary schools in the area with independent schooling on hand at St. Leonards in St. Andrews and also the High School of Dundee. The new Madras College is opening in 2021.

There are mainline railway stations in Leuchars, Cupar, Ladybank and Dundee with Edinburgh airport approximately one hour’s drive to the south. Dundee Airport, 5 miles from the property provides links to London.

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