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Katy’s Cottage

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Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir, Angus
Grade 3 Star rating
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Description

This converted gate lodge offers single-storey accomodation, complete with an open fire.

"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.

Once the gate lodge to Balnaboth House, this single-storey cottage has its own front garden. Open-plan sitting/dining room with open fire. Kitchen area with hob and microwave oven/grill only. Double bedroom with extra single bed (for alternative sleeping only) and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel at cost
  • Partial NSH by meter reading
  • Electricity rads
  • TV (no reception)
  • Washer/dryer
  • Garden with furniture
  • Wheelchair access – facilities for the disabled

  • 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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Features

  • Bungalow
    Bungalow
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 10

    10/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2018
    Lovely cottage, great remote and quiet location. The cottage had real character and was very cosy and well appointed.


  • 6

    04/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/03/2018
    due to illness did not arrive till Monday due to the weather we left Tuesday we are both pensioners and we could not have picked a worse week 'weather wise


  • 10

    06/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 21/10/2017
    In a small group of houses Katy's cottage is isolated at the end of Glen Prosen. Lovely spot very quite, you can walk into the hills direct from the cottage or amble along the lovely valley bottom. Great days out to be had in the greater area but it is 10 miles to the end of Glen Prosen so if you want to get about it starts and finishes with a decent drive. Lovely fire which we needed to light (October) to be really warm and keep the building free from damp. DVD but don't bother take your scrabble and some good books. No Tele. No Phone signal. If this is what you want it is perfect.


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