Welcome to Morven House Carnoustie Scotland
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Originally built in 1808 for a local shipping magnate, Morven House has been extensively renovated to provide high quality bed and breakfast accommodation in classic surroundings.
At Morven House we continue to improve our facilities
and now our guests can benefit from the following additional services:
The house is situated on the south side of Carnoustie with panoramic views over the championship golf course making Morven House an ideal location for golfing in Scotland.
Morven House Accommodation
Morven House has seven letting bedrooms each with private
facilities with either a bath or shower.
If you wish to play golf in St Andrews the courses are just 20 minutes
away by car.
Three acres of walled grounds provide guests with privacy, pleasant
surroundings and ample off road parking, the grounds are illuminated after
dark for guests safety and added security.
Although Carnoustie is well known for its famous golf course, Angus and Tayside is a beautiful region with many equally well known attractions, it is an ideal location centrally located and perfect for a Scottish holiday.
Glamis Castle is just 10 miles away and is most famous for being the childhood home of both the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother.
Eight miles away in Arbroath the opportunity exists to taste the local
delicacy, the Arbroath Smokie. The Smokie is a whole haddock which is
slowly cooked over hardwood chips.
Smokies are available to order for breakfast. They are excellent on their own or together with poached egg and toast.
Although Morven House is a comparatively large Bed and Breakfast, whenever
there is a golf tournament in the town or in nearby St Andrews we are
always fully booked and reservations as much as 12 months ahead are advisable.
Follow the single carriageway for approximately 1.5 miles to the roundabout and take the first exit, which is a left turn. Continue heading into the centre of Carnoustie and you will pass the Corner Hotel on your right and then a mix of small shops and houses before arriving at a crossroads where you turn left.
The cross roads is easily identified as the Stags Head pub is on the right hand side. Morven House is the large mansion house at the top of the hill on the left hand side.
If you arrive in Carnoustie via the coast road you will travel through Broughty Ferry, Monifieth and Barry. In this case look for the Stags Head public house in Carnoustie and turn left at the junction. Morven House is the large mansion house at the top of the hill.
From the north you will travel through Arbroath on the A92 and join the
dual carriageway. Take the exit sign posted Carnoustie and head into the
town centre. Drive through the town until you see the Stags Head pub on
the left hand side of the cross roads, turn right at the crossroads, Morven
House is the large mansion house at the top of the hill on the left hand
John Borrie started life as a tobacconist but quickly developed a large fleet of vessels which plied their trade in Jute, a commodity that at the time was key to the local economy. Many of the large houses in the area, particularly in nearby Broughty Ferry were built by these wealthy merchants known as ‘Jute Barons’.
John was fanatical about his business and mounted a telescope on the
roof of the house so that he may scan and sweep the Tay approaches hoping
to pick out a sail and identify his vessels.
The sound of pacing has been reported by locals who frequented Morven House when it operated a bar open to non-residents. Ironically the same report has not been made by guests staying in the house. Jock Borrie reports that the compulsive floor pacing may be traceable to the master bedroom. Post 1850 John Borrie lived celibataire after the death of his wife and mother to his two children at the age of 29. In his final years the gentlemen tormented himself over family and fortune.
The passage of ownership of the property is not so clear in the early
1900’s but it was reported that the telescope on the roof was used
by a resident in the late 1930’s to once again sweep the Tay approaches.
This time it is said that the occupant of the house was spying on the
movements of vessels at the start of the second world war.
Due to the demand in the summer for accommodation in this area, Mr Graham’s
children used to volunteer to sleep in tents in the garden so that their
rooms may be let to visitors.
The architectural style of Morven House is not restricted to the shores
of the UK. Similar buildings can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the
public buildings including the town hall built in the early 1800’s
are very similar to Morven House. The latest information from Jock Borrie
is based on research from the WL Crowther Library in Tasmania. The public
buildings in Murray Street, Tasmania were thought to be convict built
around the start of the 1800’s and clearly show a resemblance to
The Old Course can be played by visiting golfers through a ballot system. Details are available on request. More than 30 other courses are within 30 minutes drive of Carnoustie and most can be pre-booked for you, in most cases the full green fee is required in advance, we can process this for you. Access to the Carnoustie Championship is limited by demand. Visitors may make reservations through Morven House, the full green fee is required at the time of booking.
Of course Carnoustie is most famous for Golf and The Championship Course.
Some may not be aware that many courses in Scotland, including Carnoustie
and St. Andrews, are public courses. At a length of 7397 yards the Carnoustie
links course is one of the greatest tests of golf and if the wind is blowing,
an even greater test of your own stamina. In 1975 Tom Watson conquered
the course and the elements, to become the 5th Open Golf Champion at Carnoustie.
Perhaps beyond everyone’s expectation was the announcement that Carnoustie would host the 1999 Open. The wind blew on the first two days and many established golfers, most notably David Love III, were quick to blame the green keepers for manipulating the course to make it even harder than usual. Even the new breed of young golfers found the going tough with Garcia failing to live up to his considerable promise and no one heard the Tiger roar
Instead it was left to two unlikely heroes to stage what must be one of the most remarkable finishes in tournament history. John Van de Veldt, 3 up and heading for the 18th. After ignoring the fairway completely as he headed for the green, his third shot found the Barry Burn. A drop and a penalty stroke was the only option, but John decided to provide the fans with the a performance that demanded a stage, as he removed his shoes and socks, rolled up his trousers and headed into the water.
Some three hours earlier Paul Lawrie had left the course and under instructions from his coach headed for the practice ground, in golf anything can happen and on this Sunday it did. The three way play off over the 16th, 17th and 18th gave Lawrie his first major tournament win and stardom for this little known golfer from Aberdeen.
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