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Exterior | Glentairie Cottage, Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir
Exterior | Glentairie Cottage, Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir
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  • Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir
  • SWWW

Glentairie Cottage

8.4

out of 10

  • 5

  • 2

  • 1

  • 3

Car parking on site
Detached
Garden / Patio

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

Features

Cot Available

Detached Property

Garden or Patio

Grouped Property

Historical Property

Open Fire or Woodburner

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Sauna

Sauna Privacy - Shared

Washing Machine

Welcome Pack

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

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

Pets

  • 3 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 21 reviews

8.4

out of 10

Value for money

8.1

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort and Equipment

7.7

Location

9.3

Local amenities

6.6

Overall rating

8.4

  • Family

5

out of 10

Disappointed overall! Lovely house and lovely location. Didn't mind no signal or Internet as that was quite nice. It was the number of little things that really let this place down, really felt like everything was broken. Each on its own wouldn't be a problem but together it really caused us a load of frustration. Pre millennium tumble dryer jammed and started smoking. Very lucky we were not sleeping or out. Unsafe bedside lamp in the children's bedroom with plug not wired safely. Drying racks both broken No oven trays and less plates than guests (lucky we bought plastic plates for the children) Tv worked but remote didn't so was useless. DVD remote worked but the player broken Less than a grand would put all these issues right and would make this place a gem it deserves to be. Perhaps we were unlucky, but really would be great for these issues to be fixed.

11 Sep 2022

Simon

  • Carlisle

  • Couple

10

out of 10

The perfect getaway from modern technology & life Been going to glentarie for over 10 years & the location & scenery just keep getting better!!

3 Aug 2022

Asha

  • Family

10

out of 10

Very remote place to enjoy the nature peace and quiet… How marvellous God’s creations 

24 Jul 2022

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