"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
In a lovely woodland setting where the Logie Burn meets the River Prosen, this refurbished, idyllic little cottage retains tremendous period charm. Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area and multi-fuel stove. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet.
- Multi-fuel stove – fuel at cost
- Elec rads, full NSH and convector heaters by meter reading
- H/chair by arr
- Garden area with furniture
Customer Reviews of Gardener's Bothy, nr Kirriemuir - Sleeps 2
1st comment: The Gardener’s Bothy was in an amazing location with an abundance of wildlife on the doorstep. An ideal location to walk out from and a peaceful, cosy cottage to sit in during the evenings, with the log fire blazing away - perfect! Oct 2011.
2nd comment: The Gardeners Bothy was just what we were looking for. Seclusion, peace and quiet. It’s very pretty and comfortable with beautifull walks in the surrounding area. Well worth a visit. May 2011.
3rd comment: Wonderful place, would definitely stay there again! Very quiet and secluded and beautiful surrounds. April 2011.
4th comment: Lovely place to stay, very quite and cosy. Feb 2011.
5th comment: Good, all round comfortable furniture. Kitchen was modern and well laid out. Re-vamped bathroom very practical with new shower unit. Jan 2011.
6th comment: Lovely and well-equipped cottage - even better location. Dec 2010.
7th comment: Wonderful setting, quite remote but comfortable. Sept 2010.
8th comment: Wonderfully quiet, delightfully timeless, incredibly beautiful location, that some might find somewhat remote - we loved it! Aug 2010.
9th comment: Stunning location. Cosy and welcoming property - very clean. New kitchen and bathroom. Bed was amazingly comfortable. Very quiet and restful. July 2010.