"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 five characterful holiday cottages each offer a unique and magical holiday retreat for couples; 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 as well as a stocked trout pond nearby, 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.
- Elec by meter reading
- Bed linen inc
- Towels £3 pp pw
- Elec blankets
- TV (no reception)
- Small shared sauna avail at Balnaboth House (£15 per hour)
- Grounds of 6,000 acres
- River fishing on a 5-mile stretch: trout foc, salmon £12 per day/£65pw (16 Feb to 5 Sept); £25 per day/£125pw (10 Sept to 31 Oct)
- Cross-country skiing by arr
- Grazing and stabling for visitors’ horses by arr
- Natural spring water supply
- NB: River and pond in grounds
Delightfully located in a sheltered hillside setting overlooking the River Prosen, this spacious single-storey property has its own grassed sitting-out area and makes a lovely romantic retreat. Living room with multi-fuel stove in inglenook fireplace. Modern fitted kitchen with breakfast area and door to garden. Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.
- Multi-fuel stove – fuel at cost
- Full NSH and convector heaters by meter reading
- Small natural garden with furniture
Customer Reviews of Braeshalloch, Glenprosen - Sleeps 2
1st comment: Lovely cosy, secluded cottage, with wildlife in the garden and stunning scenery all around. July 2011.
2nd comment: Beautiful remote setting, ideal for getting away from it all. Cottage could do with updating, especially a decent comfy sofa, a shower and a phone in case of emergency. May 2011.
3rd comment: The perfect place to go to get away from it all, which was just what we want. The cottage was exactly as advertised and I would recommend it to anyone who want total piece and quiet. May 2011.
4th comment: A fair description would be a bit of a time warp up the back of beyond. This isn’t being unkind - it is exactly as we expected. It is an ideal place to chill out and forget the modern world. Take plenty of supplies with you - you can’t just nip to the shops! Stout boots a must and don’t forget the binoculars - abundant wildlife amidst stunning scenery. June 2011.
5th comment: Traditional authenticity, the comfort and peace and quiet. Oct 2010.
6th comment: A lovely ’get away from the world’ cottage. Sept 2010.
7th comment: It was a lovely cottage which was very nicely decorated and it was a very quiet and peaceful place. Aug 2010.
8th comment: Beautiful setting was the main point. Kitchen was well kitted out. Open fire with plenty of access to wood and coal. The whole place felt like our home within a few minutes of unpacking. Aug 2010.
9th comment: It is if every dream one has had of a perfect, Highland escape had been captured and brought to life. July 2010.