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Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir Grade 3 Star rating View Map
Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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Description

This detached cottage offers stunning views over the glen, and some seclusion for a peaceful break.

"Acres of peaceful and secluded countryside surround these magnificent cottages..."

At the heart of Glenprosen, one of the renowned ‘Glens of Angus’, lies the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park; 6,000 peaceful and secluded acres surrounding 16th-century Balnaboth House. In its midst, these six characterful holiday cottages each offer a unique and magical holiday retreat; indeed the creator of Peter Pan himself (Sir James Barrie) was born in nearby Kirriemuir and holidayed here.
These cottages were once occupied by shepherds, gardeners or other staff of the Ogilvy family when this was a traditional Victorian sporting estate. Red squirrels play in the trees, otters frequent the burns, and deer graze all around. Because of the varied scenery, that varies from beech woods to forest, pasture to heather moor, mountain streams to river pools, the area enjoys a spectacular range of wildlife, including species largely extinct elsewhere in Britain, such as black game and ptarmigan.
Magnificent walking, bird-watching, mountain biking and (in season) cross-country skiing abound on the estate and, further afield, downhill skiing at Glen Shee (25 miles). Fishing is available on a 5-mile stretch of the River Prosen, and there are twenty golf courses within an hours’ drive.
Enjoy the seclusion of this beautiful glen - peaceful, relaxing, scenic - yet just a few minutes’ drive from bustling market towns and busy fishing harbours which hug the Angus coastline, as well as from the city of Dundee which offers many attractions for all the family. The exciting Dundee Contemporary Arts is a stunningly-designed centre which incorporates galleries, a print studio and two art-cinema screens, while the Mills Observatory is Britain’s only full-time public observatory with a resident astronomer.
Good road, rail and air access to Angus provide easy access from all parts of the UK or international destinations. Shop 9-10 miles.

With stunning views down the glen, this very comfortable, detached cottage is in complete isolation from other cottages and wonderful for a real ‘get away from it all’ holiday. Living room with wood-burning stove. Large kitchen with dining area. Sun porch. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms, each with low pine coombed ceilings: one double and one twin.

  • Multi-fuel stove - fuel at cost
  • Electric heaters by meter reading
  • Freeview TV
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Large enclosed grassed area with furniture
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking

  • Electricity by meter reading
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels £3 per person per week
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Small shared sauna available at Balnaboth House (£15 per hour)
  • Grounds of 6,000 acres
  • Parking
  • River fishing on a 5-mile stretch: trout foc, salmon £15 per day/£75per week (16 February to 5 September); £30 per day/£130per week (10 September to 31 October)
  • Grazing and stabling for visitors’ horses by arrangement
  • Natural spring water supply
  • NB: River and pond in grounds

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Features

  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2016
    Fabulous place to stay if you want to get away from it all. Very relaxing. Excellent walking and lots of information on things to do and see. Will definitely be booking again.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/03/2016
    Just what we required a place to base down . good cooking facilities ,good beds . we arrived too a wonderful warm cottage that had been heated up for us .well done admin. we will be returning.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2016
    Property lovely but furniture and TV could do with upgrading. Sofa and carpet looked a bit tired.


  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 21/11/2015
    It was very remote and very basic. Sometimes grubby I.e furnishings, fridge freezer needed changing, was not efficient. Kettle needs replacing. Needs to be upgraded, i.e. Paintwork, Windows had black mould all around them. Pay phone very expensive.


  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 24/10/2015
    This is a beautiful cottage, compact, multi fuel stove great in the evenings. If you want peace this is the place.


  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 17/10/2015
    An unbeatable location but the cottage really needs updating, especially the fridge/freezer & sofas. Was good to see the fence had been redone, almost entirely around the garden, but probably not secure for smaller dogs. Washing up the entire crockery & pan collection wasn't the greatest start to our holiday. Our second visit and we WILL be going again, but only due to location. It's a great base for visiting local (and not so local) areas with fabulous walks from the doorstep. Breakfasts outside with that view are something we may never beat. Not sure why the view and the table area outside (not a weight bench anymore) haven't been photographed!


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/08/2015
    Stunning location, and a nice old fashioned cottage in nice surroundings. Lovely walks either on the doorstep / within a short drive. Compared to a lot of properties in the area, this was competitively priced.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/09/2015
    What an amazing little cottage in a breathtaking area. The views have got to be some of the best in Scotland such a wonderful place for a peaceful holiday. If i could have given a higher score for location i would have done.


  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 22/08/2015
    Would have been nice if the equipment advertised had actually worked i.e. microwave and DVD players otherwise nice cottage in lovely location.


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7.6 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by Reevoo

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