East Balloch Cottage
Near Kirriemuir, AngusGuest Rating
The beautiful Angus Glens must be one of Scotland's best-kept secrets and just 4 miles from Kirriemuir at the gateway to this lovely part of the world is East Balloch Farm Cottage.
|Sleeps: 9/11||Bedrooms: 5|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
It stands on a very quiet byway, in the midst of a smiling countryside of fields and woods with views to the hills behind, with attractive, secluded and enclosed gardens (furniture) to front and rear and plenty of off road parking.
The real surprise comes when you go inside however, where the accommodation cannot fail to delight. Amazingly spacious and able to accommodate nine people in comfort, plus a further two on a bed settee (additional charge) the house has been modernised and refurbished to a very high standard.
The large country kitchen has an oil-fired Rayburn and additional electric cooker, there is a most comfortable sitting room with wood burner and French doors to the garden, a family/dining room, snug with open fire and five bedrooms and three bathrooms, one en suite.
If the house is all you could wish for, the area too, is well worth exploration. The glens, Clova, Prosen and Isla, must surely be your first stop and there you will find superb opportunities for walking and cycling. Clova in particular stretches right up to the edge of the Cairngorm National Park.
Excellent fishing and shooting are available locally. Walk or cycle along a quiet byway to spooky Balintore castle (4.5m, a classic ruin now under renovation) or walk the Cateran Trail - 64 miles full of breathtaking landscapes with a wide range of changing terrain.
Also in the area, bird lovers will find the RSPB reserve at Kinordy is just down the road. Golfers have the choice of several excellent courses at Kirriemuir and Alyth, as well as the prestigious Rosemount course at Blairgowrie (17m all facilities). The Championship courses at Carnoustie (25m) and St Andrews (35m) are also within easy travelling distance.
Should you decide to make a break for the coast, the fabulous beach at Lunan Bay (30m) is to be highly recommended. If you take the road up Glen Isla, you will emerge on the Braemar Road, which will take you up to all the attractions of Royal Deeside (37m) - Balmoral, Mar Lodge, the Linn of Dee, to name but a few. And on the way you will pass the Glenshee ski-ing area, for which East Balloch Cottage is also very convenient.
Kirriemuir itself is a charming wee town, the birthplace of J M Barrie of Peter Pan fame and with its own Camera Obscura for good measure. It has a good range of shops, pubs, restaurants etc.
To the south, for serious shopping and organised entertainment, you have Dundee and Perth, both of which have excellent theatres. Once over the Tay Bridge at Dundee, St Andrews and all the attractions of Fife await you.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with TV/V/DVD wood burning stove.
Family/dining room with TV/DVD and double bed settee.
Snug with open fire.
Kitchen/dining room with oil-fired Rayburn, electric cooker, fridge, separate freezer, microwave and dishwasher, etc.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.
Twin bedroom en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. The first £30 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £30 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (suppy of logs INCLUDED). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 10% - w/c 23 Sep 17 From 23/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 14/10/2017 to 20/10/2017
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 21/10/2017 to 27/10/2017
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6||Sleeps 9||Sleeps 10||Sleeps 11|
|24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017||£495.00||£595.00||£645.00||£695.00|
|15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017||£550.00||£695.00||£745.00||£795.00|
|29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00||£495.00||£545.00||£595.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£1,095.00||£1,095.00||£1,095.00||£1,095.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£1,295.00||£1,295.00||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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The cottage was nice and spaceious absolutely spot on!
A great sized property with good facilities. The dishwasher didn't work, but it only meant that the children needed to ...
Thanks for the review. We have checked with the owner and the dishwasher has since been fixed.
Needs a bit of upgrading and decoration. Did enjoy the stay snd would come back in the future.
Loved the cottage. Would have liked a big telly in the main room but it had everything that you need. Would like to go ...Read More