Village and Surrounding Area

The cottage is ideally placed to explore and enjoy this part of North East Fife and also the city of Dundee. Tayport is served by good bus and road links to Dundee (4 miles) and St Andrews (9 miles). Leuchars Railway Station is on the main East Coast line and provides direct trains to Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Tayport has a good selection of small shops including a chemist and butcher and the popular community Harbour Cafe. The Bell Rock pub is situated by the harbour. A few minutes walk away from the cottage is a mini supermarket and a good fish and chips/chinese take away. Tayport also has a tennis club close to the cottage where visitors are welcome. There is also a park with a duck pond and play park. 
The popular North East Fife cycle route passes through Tayport and allows you to both walk and cycle to Tentsmuir Forest with its Nature Reserve and the unspoilt Kinshaldy Beach.

St Andrews the famous home of golf with it's historic university, castle and cathedral also plays host to a wide and quality selection of shops and restaruants.


Dundee, Scotland's fourth city has many attractions to visit. Currently undergoing a £1 billion waterfront redevelopment, with the arrival of the Victorian and Albert satelite museum in 2016 being the focal point, Dundee is certainly a city on the rise. Existing attractions include the McManus Art Gallery, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Verdant Works which details Dundee's histroy as a major producer of Jute and the child orientated Sensation Science Museum.

Golf Courses


There are a variety of courses in the surrounding area of Ogilvy Cottage that cater to all levels of ability and budget. Scotscraig Golf Course is a 5 minute walk from the cottage and is an Open qualifying course, steeped in history and tradition. More information can be found on their website:  

Other courses in the surrounding area include: 

       St Michaels Golf Course -

       Drumoig Golf Course -

       Downfield Golf Course -

       Kingsbarn Golf Links -

These are just a few to mention with many more courses to suit every golfers needs.