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Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir, Angus
Grade 3 Star rating


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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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This property is part of our Scottish Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


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

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  • 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
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2019
    Absolutely loved it and will be back again this year

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2018
    We had an absolutely amazing time! The cottage is the cutest place we've ever stayed and it was perfect for the dogs who loved the log fire! The surrounding area is secluded but that's what we wanted. We enjoyed lots of lovely walks, mountain biking and kayaking! Would definitely bring family and friends back to stay!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    I'm actually speechless at how amazingly beautiful this place was. OUTSTANDING. You are left to enjoy your time here without interference, but with knowledge you can ask for help if needed. The serenity of the place is beautiful. The only sound is the bubbling burn that lulls you into peaceful slumber. Nature surrounds - red squirrels, red deer, and birds of prey. So much to do in the surrounding areas, and is it me, or are Scottish people in general just so nicely pleasant? I felt emotional having to leave. Would I return? YES, right this minute.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    Tinkerbell is a wonderful place to be. If what you seek is quietness and peace, you find that there. We have only one complain: and that is the shower. It DOES NOT FUNCTION AT ALL, which is frustrating. Advise: replace the shower for a good functioning one and every one will be happy (again).

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; I’m very puzzled by the reference to the shower. There is none, and unfortunately there is no room to fit one, see earlier comments. There is a combination tap/shower head on the bath for hair washing, and this works fine; we use it each week when cleaning the bath.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Lovely cottage and location- very Hansel and Gretel! Beautiful areas all over the estate to sit out in and enjoy the sun. The bed was a bit hard and the main oven did not work when we were there. Also remember to bring some warm clothes because, being a former dairy, it’s always cool inside. But we loved the peacocks joining us for breakfast and would definitely come again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2018
    Great cottage but a bit expensive and local area is remote

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/06/2018
    I was not on holiday but putting in time before a house move was completed. I took the cottage in the knowledge that there was no WiFi or other reception which I came to regret but I quite understand that it is done intentionally for honeymooners or perhaps someone wishing to be free of distractions, so I should not score it any less for what was my own choice

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