"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
Once the gate lodge to Balnaboth House, this single-storey cottage has its own front garden. Open-plan sitting/dining room with open fire. Kitchen area with hob and microwave oven/grill only. Double bedroom with extra single bed (for alternative sleeping only) and en-suite shower room with toilet.
- Open fire – fuel at cost
- Partial NSH by meter reading
- Elec rads
- Garden with furniture
- Wheelchair access – facilities for the disabled
Customer Reviews of Katy's Cottage, Glenprosen - Sleeps 2
1st comment: Great cottage to escape to due to the quiet location and lovely surroundings. May 2009.
2nd comment: We had a great time at katys cottage, weather was great, cottage was lovely and cosy, and surrounding area was beautiful. Oct 2008.
3rd comment: Loved it. Just what we wanted, if not better. Mar 2008.
4th comment: My partner and I both considered the accommodation exceeded our expectations and as it was our first holiday together (without the kids!) for sometime it was beautifull and peacefull. The cottage was warm and cosy, loved the real fire, not bothered about having no TV as we both prefer to read anyway. It was just off the beaten track enough to provide us with the privacy and peace we needed. We enjoyed exploring the area along the east coast and Glen Prosen and Glen Cova were breath taking. Our only complaint.... we had to come home and get back to work! July 2007.
5th comment: This property has been adapted for disabled people and is excellent for this purpose. July 2007.
6th comment: Perfectly situauted and great to have the run of the estate. Sept 2006.