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Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir, Angus
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Isolated on the high more of Balnaboth Estate, this is an ideal property to take that well earned break from it all.

"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.

Set in splendid isolation on the high moor of the estate, this detached, single-storey cottage is a complete antidote to the stresses of the modern world. The only neighbours are the wild birds including golden eagles and deer that inhabit the beautiful countryside and there are stunning views all round the cottage. Ideal for walkers, with fantastic walks to the Munros of Dreish and Mayar from the doorstep, and for wildlife enthusiasts and those who need complete peace. Living room with dining area and open fire in stone surround. Steep step down to compact kitchen. Steep step up to double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel at cost
  • Electric heaters by meter reading
  • Freeview TV
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large grassed area
  • Welcome pack

  • 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
  • No smoking
  • NB: River and pond in grounds

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 31/10/2016
    It is a beautiful place and I loved the views and the history is very interesting I would definitely recommend it to people who want a break from technology but unfortunately for us the lack of phone reception and being in the wilderness was a bit too much of a change! I'm not saying they should have satellite Internet or sky tv because that would probably ruin what it is but phone reception would make life easier shame on the networks! Overall it was completely different from what we're used to but still enjoyed it! One of the other differences we found is with being used to previously staying in hotels or b&b's we were a bit surprised that we were responsible for the units of electric used and fuel for the fire but only cost £15 for one night extra on top of the £180 for the rent and I personally went into the woods to get damp fire wood which I actually kind of enjoyed being a bit different! So give it a go why not makes a change and if your desperate for a mcdonalds it's only 12 miles away :)

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2016
    A wonderful place to get away from it all and recharge the batteries and restore the peace in ones soul.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/09/2016
    Absolutely fantastic. Great for total relaxation. Kids loved the freedom (8,12 and 17).

  • 1

    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2016
    The cottage was not clean with black mold and mice droppings in kitchen cupboards , lounge suite was dirty and worn and the rest of the furniture and carpets were very tired and required replacing.The water was not working properly and had to be repaired and there is only a bath and no shower. The garden furniture shown in the picture is no longer there leaving no seating or table area outside.We also had builders turn up to build a lean to building early one morning which we then had to turn away. We found the cottage so disappointing that we left on the fourth day of what was meant to be a week long stay.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; I am really sorry that the cottage fell below the expected standard. I did meet the guests immediately once I heard about the water problem. It turned out to be a broken tap. I could fix it temporarily, but it took a couple of days to get the plumber for a permanent replacement, by which time they had left. I am really sorry they did not mention the other problems, particularly the dirt, when I saw them. We have a pretty good cleaner, but I know things can go wrong. I did particularly warn them that the joiner might turn up to finish the shed and said to chase him away if it was a problem. A shower would be lovely, but the water pressure is insufficient. I much regret that I had not noticed that the outside bench disappeared when the shed was pulled down for renovation. It is going straight back. This is a remote country cottage and the standard is never going to be that of the town; the carpets are not that old, but it is difficult to avoid trailing dirt into a house like this.

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