"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
Set amidst trees near the main house, this unique, half-round cottage has been converted from the original dairy. Open-plan sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove and kitchen area. First floor: Wood-panelled double bedroom with 5ft bed, coombed ceiling and en-suite bathroom with toilet.
- Multi-fuel stove – fuel at cost
- Elec rads and partial NSH by meter reading
- H/chair by arr
- Garden area with furniture
Customer Reviews of Tinkerbell, by Kirriemuir - Sleeps 2
1st comment: The cottage was lovely although the shower facilities let a lot to be desired... If you don’t mind showering/bathing rather awkwardly then this is the ideal place for a quiet and romantic escape from everything! April 2012.
2nd comment: Ideal location for a " get away from the stresses of todays world " No television no internet and no ’phones - heaven! Feb 2012.
3rd comment: Fantastic location. Peaceful, quiet and relaxing. Everything you’d expect from such a secluded location. Lots of walks and opportunities to spy some wildlife. The dogs love the fire and you’ll love the relaxation! Dec 2011.
4th comment: Tinkerbell is a delightful, extremely well appointed property, especially well situated - as it is, in the foothils of the Cairngorms, for those who like a quite time and enjoy walking. The owners, who live nearby, are delightful and very helpful, without being intrusive. Nov 2011.
5th comment: If you want a nice quiet break Tinkerbell Cottage is ideal...Be sure to take essential food for your first night as nearest shops are at least 20 mins away and there is no mobile signal until you are out of the glen... again at least 20 mins away...Cottage lovely and if weather is nice one can sit outside beside the river. Lots of small towns and beaches to visit and larger cities like Aberdeen Dundee and Perth readily accessible for nice day trips N.B Be sure to take long matches to light the fire !!!!!! April 2011.
6th comment: It’s special....fairytale experience...sprinkled with pixie dust...just like Tinkerbell. March 2011.
7th comment: Very beautiful cottage. Oct 2010.
8th comment: Wonderful little cottage with peace and quiet aplenty. Perfect for recharging your batteries. Lovely walks and lots of wildlife on the doorstep. Sept 2010.