4-star award from Scottish Tourist Board Property has free WiFi connectivity for guests


  • 15-Aug-2012 - PC and Printer available to download e-mail or plan visits to local attractions.

  • 11-Jul-2012 - We have now installed a free WiFi network for use by our guests.  The network offers 24 hours access to high speed broadband and has been optimised for the building.

  • 04-Jun-2012 - Free real time on-line booking service now available. Check availability and make a secure booking direct from our site.

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.

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. If you wish to play golf in St Andrews the courses are just 20 minutes away by car.

The 7 comfortable letting bedrooms each have private facilities. 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. The property is centrally heated, double glazed throughout and all rooms are equipped with colour television, radio, free Wireless Internet access, and tea and coffee making facilities. A private breakfast room is provided for guests.

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. Unlike a kipper (smoked herring) the Smokie is not so heavily smoked and retains a moist freshness. Smokies are available to order for breakfast. They are excellent on their own or together with poached egg and toast.

Please explore our site to find out more about our accommodation, the history of this fine building, golf and other attractions in the area.


  • Golf is recorded as having been played at Carnoustie in the early 16th century. Carnoustie first played host to The Open Championship in 1931. In 1890, the 14th Earl of Dalhousie, who owned the land, sold the links to the local authority. It had no funds to acquire the property, and public fundraising was undertaken and donated to the council. The original course was of ten holes, crossing and recrossing the Barry Burn; it was designed by Allan Robertson, assisted by Old Tom Morris, and opened in 1842. After extension to 18 holes in 1867, two additional courses have since been added: the Burnside Course and the shorter though equally testing Buddon Links.

  • The RRS Discovery was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain. Designed for Antarctic research, her first mission was carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, successful journey to the Antarctic.  The Discovery is now the centerpiece of Discovery Point in Dundee.  The ship sits in a dedicated dock by the waterfront and has an adjacent museum where you can learn about it’s historic research and voyages.

  • The home of golf and the old course. In addition to golfing attractions, St Andrews also boasts a long sandy beach, numerous shops and restaurants and the third-oldest University in the english-speaking world.