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Greve Cottage

Near Montrose, Angus

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Greve Cottage is a charming cottage in a small hamlet next to the ancient standing stone of Morphie in the very south of Kincardineshire, in the valley of the River North Esk. Just 3 miles from St Cyrus and its magnificent beach, 3 miles from the village of Marykirk and just over 4.5 miles from Montrose.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: AS-00084-F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

This beautifully converted countryside cottage has been renovated with care to create a cosy holiday home, surrounded by picturesque farmland. On a clear day, you can see the Cairngorm mountains in the distance.

The fully equipped kitchen has been fitted out with everything you need for your self-catering getaway including a dishwasher, washing machine and a double oven. This seamlessly joins with the dining space so you can enjoy quality time with your family or friends while preparing meals.

Relax in the high-ceilinged living room with plenty of natural light coming in through the windows that frame the charming surroundings, and enjoy the comfort of the wood-burning stove for cosy evenings in. The sitting room opens out onto a large, enclosed garden where you can relax and soak in the views.

Perfect for families or a get-together with friends, Greve Cottage sleeps up to 6 guests. Downstairs, you will find an ensuite bedroom with bunk beds. Upstairs, you will find a further twin bedroom with lovely views. The master bedroom and the twin room share a jack-and-jill ensuite bathroom, with both a shower and a bath for added convenience.

Enjoy the spacious garden with outdoor seating areas for relaxing and enjoying the picturesque surroundings, or alfresco meals and an outhouse that has been converted into a social space with a cosy wood burner and ample seating for enjoying the warmth of the fire and making memories. There is ample private parking on the grounds of the cottage.

There are plenty of walking and biking tracks near the cottage and in the wider area to explore, from hill walks to beach and cliff walks, you will be spoilt for choice. If you like a challenge, try the twin Munros of Mayar and Driest in Glen Clova, or Mount Keen, the most easterly of the Munros, all with breathtaking views and the chance of spotting wildlife.

If you enjoy winter sports, a scenic drive will take you to the ski centres at Glenshee (56 miles) and Lecht (59 miles). Both destinations offer chairlifts that provide outstanding views of the surrounding landscape. Whether you're an avid skier or simply want to experience the breathtaking scenery, these ski centres have something for everyone. The summer chairlifts are also available to mountain bikers eager to tackle the trails and tracks on offer.

The stunning, long beach at St Cyrus runs for 3 miles from the mouth of the River North Esk near the village of St Cyrus to the mouth of the South Esk River at Montrose and is part of St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (NNR). It is a lovely sandy beach that is surrounded by dunes and red granite cliffs and is accessible via the NNR Visitor Centre or the cliff path.

Map & Local

Set on the picturesque Stone of Morphie Farm, near the stunning east coast of Scotland, Greve cottage is an excellent base for exploring Monrose and the surrounding areas of Dundee and Aberdeen.

For groceries and meals out, there is a wide range of options from the village of St Cyrus, just 3 miles away where you will find a shop and the Village Inn, to the town of Montrose where there is a range of supermarkets, restaurants and bars.

The area features a wide range of castles worth visiting including; Glamis Castle, famous for being the childhood home of the Queen Mother, Crathes Castle is a beautiful 16th-century tower house, or visit the now ruined, but still enchanting Dunnottar Castle that stands majestically on a rocky headland near Stonehaven.

If you enjoy golfing you have a choice of courses in this region, the nearest course is Montrose Golf Links (3 miles), the 5th oldest course in the world at over 460 years since it was established. The Edzell Golf Club is 11 miles away and is situated on 128 acres at the foothills of the Angus Glens, with the mountains creating a stunning backdrop to this picturesque course. Brechin Golf Club (10 miles) is said to be a challenge for even the most seasoned golfers and is said to be one of the best courses in the area. A bit further afield you will find Braemar Golf Club (58 miles) in the picturesque Cairngorms National Park.

For fishing enthusiasts, local permits are available. Greve Cottage is in a prime location between the South River Esk and the North River Esk, said to be the most productive salmon river in Scotland. You are also very close to the sea at St Cyrus and Montrose.

For those interested in birdwatching, you can visit the Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre, home to over 50,000 migratory birds including Arctic terns, knots, sedge warblers and pink-footed geese. The centre is open all year round and has an interesting visitor centre.

Visit the St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (NNR) Visitor Centre near the stunning St Cyrus beach, where you can enjoy coastal walks among one of the richest and most diverse reserves in Britain. You will find a sea of wildflowers, teaming with bird and insect life.

There are many picturesque coastal towns and villages worth visiting along the eastern coastline, and many stunning beaches well worth a visit such as the 3-mile-long white sands of St Cyrus Beach or visit the beach at Montrose where the Rover South Esk meets the sea.

If you enjoy mountain biking, there are biking trails in the vicinity of the cottage and many to choose from in the wider area, such as the easy Elephant Rock to Boddin Point trail that ends in the St Cyrus National Nature Reserve, or the more challenging St Cyrus to Stonehaven coastal path.

There are plenty of options in this picturesque area for hillwalkers too, with routes around the nearby Stone of Morphie, and the 148-meter Hill of Morphie, to beach and cliff walks at St Cyrus and Montrose. If you are looking for a challenge, there are three Munros in the area; such as Mayar and Driesh in Glen Cova (33 miles) or Mount Keen in Glen Esk (22 miles).

Arbroath is an ancient harbour town just 18 miles away where you can take boat trips for fishing or sightseeing. Here you can visit Arbroath Abbey or sample the renowned ‘Arbroath Smokie’ a delicious haddock dish the town is famous for.

Dundee is just 35 miles to the south if you fancy a day out to visit the iconic RSS Discovery and learn about the fascinating adventures of Scott and Shackleton or visit the famed V&A Museum of Design.

To the north, visit Aberdeen, the granite city with a rich history and heritage, with a staggering 263 castles in Aberdeenshire, there is plenty to see and do.

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.



Single Storey

Sitting room (up 2 steps) with wood-burning stove and Smart TV
Kitchen/dining room with double electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, decorative open-fire, dishwasher and microwave
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Bunk bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin (access also from utility room).


Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom
Jack & Jill bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.


Outhouse with wood-burning stove

What's included

Cot (excluding linen)
Linen (King-size Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £50 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Fri

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Weekly Prices

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).

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £995.00 £995.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £695.00 £795.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £595.00 £695.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £695.00 £795.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £495.00 £595.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £995.00 £995.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £995.00 £995.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £495.00 £595.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £595.00 £695.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £695.00 £795.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 £595.00 £695.00
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 £695.00 £795.00
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 £895.00 £895.00
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 £695.00 £795.00
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 £895.00 £895.00
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 £995.00 £995.00
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 £695.00 £795.00
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 £595.00 £695.00
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 £695.00 £795.00
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 £495.00 £595.00
19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £995.00 £995.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £995.00 £995.00
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 POA 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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