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Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir, Angus
Grade 3 Star rating
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This half-round property is set amidst trees in the grounds of the Bainaboth Estate, offering a peaceful retreat.

"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 amidst trees near the main house, this unique, half-round cottage has been converted from the original dairy. Open-plan sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove and kitchen area. First floor: Wood-panelled double bedroom with 5ft bed, coombed ceiling and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

  • Multi-fuel stove – fuel at cost
  • Electricity rads and partial NSH by meter reading
  • TV (no reception)
  • Washer/dryer
  • Garden area with furniture

  • 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

Show amenities 


  • Highchair
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Truly Unique
    Truly Unique
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/01/2018
    A beautiful cottage in the picturesque setting of Glen Prosen. My wife and I have stayed here several times (got engaged on our second visit) and would recommend it for anyone who wants to get away and relax. Tinkerbelle has a beautiful and unique feel to it.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/11/2017
    Second stay here so we knew what to expect. Cottage was as cosy and quaint as ever and we had the added bonus of beautiful weather to enjoy the wildlife. Had a lovely fire every evening and cooked lovely local produce. Also managed to visit Glen Clova, Glen Shee, Blairgowrie and Braemar. We didn't miss the phones or TV and enjoyed each other's company while reading, knitting, drinking wine and talking. Saw so many birds and animals this time, only a pine marten missing for a clean sweep of Scottish wildlife. The handyman checked up on our supplies of fuel early in the week and once we got used to the couple of idiosyncrasies of being in someone else's home, we could not have been more happy. I wonder at the few negative comments posted in the past, what do people expect when you book a cottage that is 7 miles down a Scottish glen with no phone signal. Oh well, can't please everyone but we were certainly extremely happy and can't wait to come back and maybe rent a second cottage as well for our family to come too

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2017
    We had to return early due to my wife being unwell but we had lovely relaxing time i loved the peace and quite it wont suit everybody but i would certainly return

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2017
    Fantastic cottage. Away from the noisy world. Peacocks coming round everyday for some food. Beautiful scenery. Coal fire, comfy bed. No phone signal which I thought was great but no where to use a phone in an emergency. Will return again. No complaints

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    A very quaint cottage which would suit the romantics. Lovely quiet location at the end of a scenic glen.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2017
    A charming, surprisingly spacious cottage, dark inside, although it is in a deep glen under trees. The visitor books seemed to attract a lot of unfounded negative comments. You need to understand that you will be in the sticks, in a potentially dark location. Decoration and lighting could make a great difference. Using the bath was difficult due to the coved ceiling and the shower-hose ran hot and cold. Although limited by the architecture, it would be possible to remove the bath and install a shower cubical. Although the building looked clean, a deep clean wouldn't go amiss. The bedding was clean and the bed comfortable. Paying additionally for electricity was a bit odd and could be expensive. The setting is breathtaking and very quiet. There are no local amenities, nor even a TV signal, for which I have rated 10. About 10 miles to closest shops, so one has to be self-sufficient. Beware, local (Scottish?) road signage is, erm, appalling, this is compounded by zero data signals, so have a road map! Local walks and views were stunning, with wild-life abundant, deer, red squirrels and everything between on the estate and around about. We even saw a pine marten! We would certainly stay on the estate again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner:- We really welcome such constructive and thoughtful comments as this. Taking advantage of an empty week, 6 additional ceiling lights were installed and the kitchen spots replaced. We have also amended our electricity charging in all cottages to make the first £10 worth free. This should answer the fair criticism that guests are being asked to pay for light and hot water, whilst retaining our Green commitment to making folk aware of electricity costs. The plumber advised he could not fit a shower when we renovated the property, we'll look again, but I don't see it myself. You can fit a shower, or a toilet, but not both. Point taken on deep clean.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2017
    We wanted peace tranquility & to get away from the electronic world. Tinkerbell & the Balnaboth estate delivered completely. The cottage is quaint & quirky. It's simply furnished but very comfortable. We could have made use of a full crockery set as we had visitors from Edinburgh. We had bought DVD with us but the DVD player didn't work but both these little issues did not spoil our stay. The location is idyllic. We booked knowing we were miles from the main road so planned provisions accordingly. We do think a previous reviewer booked the wrong place for themselves. The walks are beautiful, the wildlife amazing - 33 species of birds on the estate, red squirrels, deer, its wonderful. You can walk from the cottage or a short drive will take you to explore other glens. We will return. Ideal place to enjoy what nature has to offer.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 01/05/2017
    Disappointed, the photos and description made out the cottage was excellent. That was not the case, it was damp & musty & tired. Bought coal, which was damp so couldn't get a proper warm fire going, so little light which made it depressing. There was no welcome basket, very little washing up liquid, very little hand wash in bathroom, 1toilet roll, no kitchen roll, no cling film, no tinfoil. All very mean. Bedroom & bathroom warm, bed comfy and location stunning so that made up for something.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; I am at a loss to explain damp and musty as the property is bone dry, as is the free sack of firewood. The cottage is sheltered by hills and pretty well surrounded by trees, so the light is slightly restricted, but to make up the windows in the downstairs room are large, and it has 8 lights already. All our cottages have a welcome pack of tea and coffee, I will have to better check the other consumables.

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