• About Glentairie Cottage

    Isolated on the high more of Balnaboth Estate, this is an ideal property to take that well earned break from it all.

    "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 six characterful holiday cottages each offer a unique and magical holiday retreat; 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, 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.

    Set in splendid isolation on the high moor of the estate, this detached, single-storey cottage is a complete antidote to the stresses of the modern world. The only neighbours are the wild birds including golden eagles and deer that inhabit the beautiful countryside and there are stunning views all round the cottage. Ideal for walkers, with fantastic walks to the Munros of Dreish and Mayar from the doorstep, and for wildlife enthusiasts and those who need complete peace. Living room with dining area and open fire in stone surround. Steep step down to compact kitchen. Steep step up to double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel at cost
    • Electric heaters by meter reading
    • Freeview TV
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large grassed area
    • Welcome pack

    • Electricity by meter reading
    • Bed linen included
    • Towels £3 per person per week
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Small shared sauna available at Balnaboth House (£15 per hour)
    • Grounds of 6,000 acres
    • Parking
    • River fishing on a 5-mile stretch: trout foc, salmon £15 per day/£75per week (16 February to 5 September); £30 per day/£130per week (10 September to 31 October)
    • Grazing and stabling for visitors’ horses by arrangement
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: River and pond in grounds

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      Cottage

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 5 people

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    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Television
      Television
    • Summer short breaks
      Summer short breaks
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Open plan
      Open plan
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Hoseasons "Isolated on the high more of Balnaboth Estate this is an ideal property to take that well earned break from it all.\n\n\nAcres of peaceful and secluded countryside surround these magnificent cottages...\n\n\nAt the heart of Glenprosen one of the renowned ‘Glens of Angus’ lies the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park 6000 peaceful and secluded acres surrounding 16th-century Balnaboth House. In its midst these six characterful holiday cottages each offer a unique and magical holiday retreat indeed the creator of Peter Pan himself Sir James Barrie was born in nearby Kirriemuir and holidayed here. \n\nThese 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. \nMagnificent 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 and there are twenty golf courses within an hours’ drive. \nEnjoy 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. \nGood road rail and air access to Angus provide easy access from all parts of the UK or international destinations. Shop 9-10 miles.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSet in splendid isolation on the high moor of the estate this detached single-storey cottage is a complete antidote to the stresses of the modern world. The only neighbours are the wild birds including golden eagles and deer that inhabit the beautiful countryside and there are stunning views all round the cottage. Ideal for walkers with fantastic walks to the Munros of Dreish and Mayar from the doorstep and for wildlife enthusiasts and those who need complete peace. Living room with dining area and open fire in stone surround. Steep step down to compact kitchen. Steep step up to double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional single bed for +1. Bathroom with toilet. \n\n\n\nOpen fire - fuel at cost \n\nElectric heaters by meter reading\n\nFreeview TV\n\nFridgefreezer\n\nLarge grassed area\n\nWelcome pack\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nElectricity by meter reading \n\nBed linen included\n\nTowels £3 per person per week\n\nTravel cot\n\nHigh chair\n\nDVD\n\nMicrowave\n\nSmall shared sauna available at Balnaboth House £15 per hour\n\nGrounds of 6000 acres\n\nParking\n\nRiver fishing on a 5-mile stretch trout foc salmon £15 per day£75per week 16 February to 5 September £30 per day£130per week 10 September to 31 October\n\nGrazing and stabling for visitors’ horses by arrangement\n\nNatural spring water supply\n\nNo smoking\n\nNB River and pond in grounds\n\n\n\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/634/840/634033.jpg SWWW

    Glentairie Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    7.9 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews

    Overall rating

    7.9

    Comfort and Equipment

    6.8

    Location

    9.6

    Cleanliness

    7.4

    Value for money

    7.6

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    10
    out of 10

    Remote, no landline telephone & no internet! Excellent isolated holiday. Highly recommend for peace perfect peace.

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    2019-10-15

    8
    out of 10

    Views and wildlife fantastic. The cottage is in need of some repair work. Not the greatest cleanliness as we had to clean the cutlery, pots & pans before use. However we had a lovely time there.

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    2019-10-07

    5
    out of 10

    Potentially a lovely cottage in a stunning location. However the fact that the carpet in kitchen, hall and bathroom were dirty, the kitchen cupboard door was falling off and the awful cutlery was not acceptable even though the cottage was reasonably priced. To charge £75 for the dogs and to charge for electricity was way overboard.The bed was reasonable and the sofa was comfortable but the table and chairs were tired and could do with replacing. There was not much in the kitchen I.e potato masher or grater plus other things that you would expect to find. Couldn’t use grill as no rack. Finally blood on the tatty bath mat ugh!!

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    2019-09-23

    7
    out of 10

    This is a simple, secluded former shepherd's cottage in the hills above Glen Prosen accessed via 1 mile or so of basic farm track from the main road. Surrounded by open moorland with no neighbours and lots of wildlife. Heating is by open fire or electric heaters - no central heating so outside of the summer months its not the warmest of houses. Great for walking and the outdoors with direct access to the tracks over the moors and hills.

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    2019-09-14

    10
    out of 10

    Brilliant holiday nothing but birds rabbits and sheep we all loved it. Dogs played in big safe garden. We definitely would recommend it

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    2019-09-04

    5
    out of 10

    Came home early due to accomodation

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    2019-08-26

    8
    out of 10

    The cottage was in an excellent, quiet location - just what we wanted, with plenty of wildlife to see. Our equipment, however, left much to be desired. one of three electric fires was not working, neither was the electric iron. there was no washer or drier installed, which created difficulties when you are there for 2 weeks, particularly as only 4 pegs were supplied! there also seemed to be various draughts coming into the cottage. The estate staff we came across were very friendly.The cost of the electricity, I felt was excessive, and as this was paid for separately, gives a false impression of the cost of hiring the cottage, when booked, as you have no idea that the electricity is so costly. I suggest that it would be more up front if the power cost was not additional, and the hire charges reflected this. Despite these problems we were very happy to have our holiday there.

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    2019-07-08

    10
    out of 10



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    2018-11-06

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