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Open plan living/dining room/kitchen | Katy’s Cottage, Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir
  • Cottage
  • Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir
  • SAH

Katy’s Cottage

9

out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 1

Car parking on site
Ground Floor Facilities
Open Fire

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

Features

Accessible – Grab Rails

Accessible – Ground Floor Wet Room

Accessible – Level Access

All Ensuite

Bungalow

Cot Available - Cot

Ground floor facilities

Highchair Available

Historical Property

Open Fire

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Wheelchair Accessible

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 21 reviews

9

out of 10

Value for money

9.1

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort and Equipment

8.2

Location

9.6

Local amenities

6.9

Overall rating

9

10

out of 10

Wonderful setting, area, scenery. Lovely welcome with biscuits and ground coffee beans. A basket of logs for the open fire. Reassuringly welcoming. Not too keen on the other resident - a mouse - who left its 'evidence'. But we realise it is the countryside and these things are to be expected. Saw red squirrels, a peacock, swifts and a few deer. All very peaceful and relaxing. Thank you.

25 Jul 2022

Val

  • Coleford

  • Couple

7

out of 10

A lovely basic cottage in a great location- I didn’t feel informed about the lack of towels or absence of internet/tv / mobile coverage before I arrived though we coped. Knowing these things I would probably return however.

6 Jul 2022

Laura

  • Aberdeenshire

8

out of 10

cottage is situated in a lovely area surrounded by wonderful Glens to explore , the cottage itself needs an oven ,only a microwave and hob top for cooking which lets it down , its small but adequate and comfortable for two , the shower also lets this cottage down as the shower head is too low and cant be height adjusted so obviously used for someone previously that needed to be seated in the shower and it needs upgraded, otherwise satisfactory

21 Jul 2022

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