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Exterior | Gardener’s Bothy, Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir
Open plan living/dining room/kitchen | Gardener’s Bothy, Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir
  • Cottage
  • Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir
  • SUU

Gardener’s Bothy

7.4

out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 1

Car parking on site
Woodburning Stove

This idyllic cottage has a woodland setting and is perfect for both walkers and cyclists with routes around this estate.

"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.

In a lovely woodland setting where the Logie Burn meets the River Prosen, this idyllic little cottage retains tremendous period charm. Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area and multi-fuel stove. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

  • Multi-fuel stove – fuel at cost
  • Electricity rads, full NSH and convector heaters by meter reading
  • TV (no reception)
  • Washer/dryer
  • Freezer
  • 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

Features

Cot Available

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Historical Property

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Sauna

Sauna Privacy - Shared

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks

Woodburning Stove

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 18 reviews

7.4

out of 10

Value for money

7.4

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort and Equipment

7.4

Location

8.9

Local amenities

7.3

Overall rating

7.4

Amanda

  • Nottingham

  • Family

10

out of 10

If you want a very quiet relaxing holiday this is the place to go. There isn't any Internet or phone signal but you are advised about this for us that made it the perfect get away. There isn't any television either again you were advised on this but plenty of dvds to watch if you wanted. Plenty off lovely walks around .

13 Sep 2022

Robert

  • Aberdeen

  • Family

3

out of 10

We have not been the this cottage for a number of years, and looks badly neglected. It used to be quirky and quaint, but is now just dilapidated. This will be our last time.

5 Sep 2022

10

out of 10

Great time an ideal tonic for modern life!

25 Jul 2022

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