Glen Clova, near Kirriemuir, AngusGuest Rating
Middlehill Cottage stands at the foot of Glen Clova, arguably the loveliest and certainly the most extensive of the beautiful Angus Glens.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The Glen runs right up almost to the edge of the Cairngorm National Park within seven or eight miles of the Balmoral Forest.
Middlehill is a traditional, stone-built, single storey cottage with lovely views across the glen, standing quite alone in its own grass garden (with furniture) and reached by a short track.
Inside, it has been completely refurbished and modernised and now provides most comfortable accommodation, with the oil-fired central heating ensuring that it is cosy all year round. The sitting room is restful and inviting with the comfortable sofas that are arranged around the cosy wood-burning stove and are conveniently placed for watching TV also. To the rear of this area is the dining table. The kitchen is well-fitted and spacious, with plenty of appliances and work surfaces.
All on one level, a corridor leads through to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The L-shaped double room is particularly charming with the bed sitting in the arm of the ‘L’, so that there is lots of room at the other end of the room. The twin bedroom is more compact, but is also comfortable, cheerful and very appealing. A fully-tiled modern and stylish bathroom completes the accommodation.
Walkers will revel in the scope which this area offers. For instance, the quiet road round the glen provides an easy and enjoyable route for cyclists.
Golfers can slip down to Kirriemuir (5 miles, with all facilities) where there is an excellent local course, the more ambitious can go down to Carnoustie (25 miles) and play the hallowed links there, or cross the Tay Bridge at Dundee into Fife, where St Andrews (38 miles) beckons. Local fishing can be arranged with the owners.
Kirriemuir was the birthplace of JM Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan and his cottage is open to visitors. He also gifted a camera obscura to the town, one of only 3 in Scotland, that gives wonderful views out across the surrounding countryside. Another famous birthplace in the area is that of the late Queen Mother at Glamis Castle and with its towers and turrets and a reputation for being haunted, it is well worth a visit. Bird watchers and ornithologists can visit the RSPB reserve at Kinnordy or go over to Dunkeld to the Loch of the Lowes to view the ospreys which return to nest there each year.
There is a superb beach at Lunan Bay (28 miles), while Dundee (24 miles) offers serious shopping, leisure centres and parks, as well as Captain Scott's ship Discovery which is moored in the harbour.
With regard to eating out there is the Clova Hotel at the head of the Glen (4 miles), the Drovers Inn in the village of Memus (10 miles) and the Strathmore Arms, Glamis (16 miles).
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/dining room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washer-drier, fridge-freezer, microwave etc.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 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 15% - February Half Term From 16/02/2019 to 22/02/2019
- Save 10% w/c 23 Feb 19 From 23/02/2019 to 01/03/2019
- Save 5% w/c 02 Mar 19 From 02/03/2019 to 08/03/2019
- Save 5% w/c 09 Mar 19 From 09/03/2019 to 15/03/2019
- Easter Break 2019 From 06/04/2019 to 11/04/2019
- Easter Break 2019 From 13/04/2019 to 19/04/2019
- May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£345.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£425.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£345.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£425.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£525.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£425.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£525.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£425.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£345.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£425.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£325.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£525.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£525.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
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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Excellent location for walking in the countryside but not too far from shops in Kirriemuir
Have stayed there before and will again.
Just what we need. Isolated, quiet and in a beautiful glen.
there were no spare lightbulbs !
This cottage was designed for tall people - all that viking blood in Scotland. ...
Cottage is excellent, but the large potholes on the short drive to front door are terrible and could cause issues if yo...Read More
A great well equipped cottage