"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
This charming conversion of the old laundry features pine-panelled ceilings in its cosy and characterful interior and a large balcony overlooking the Logie Burn which flows past the cottage. Open-plan sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove and kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.
- Multi-fuel stove – fuel at cost
- Elec rads and partial NSH by meter reading
- Balcony with furniture
- Unsuitable for the infirm
Customer Reviews of The Old Laundry, by Kirriemuir - Sleeps 2
1st comment: From the outside The Old Laundry looks a bit run down, however the inside has a relaxed and rustic charm. The location by the burn is just lovely. Light the fire and a few candles and there’s nowhere I’d rather be in an evening. May 2012.
2nd comment: The location of the cabin makes the holiday - easy to get to, yet really charming. You can hear the stream running from the window, and there are woods right across the stream. To get to the best walks you need to drive a little or undertake a bigger hike, but there are some very pleasant ones just around the cabin itself. They provide affordable coal and a free bag of wood for the woodstove as well. Dec 2011.
3rd comment: This was our second visit to the old laundry. It was our perfect get away from it all,l ong weekend, we’ve already booked it again for our third annual escape! Sept 2011.
4th comment: Me and my boyfriend had an amazing time at the Old Laundry. It was exactly what we needed to get away from it all. We enjoyed the isolated area and the variety of walks on offer in the area. The cottage was perfect, well equipped and in fabulous surroundings. I would definitely recommend it to other visitors. May 2011.
5th comment: We liked the property as it was out of the way from all others in such a remote area. Feb 2011.