• Ground Floor:
    All on ground floor.
    Open plan living space. With wooden floor.
    Living area: With wood burner and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Electricity by credit stick (first £20 included per week, first £10 included per short break). Initial logs for woodburner included. Welcome pack.

    Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2-acre grounds with sand dunes and grassed areas. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property is close to the shoreline.

    This detached former fisherman’s bothy is one of a small group of houses in a wonderful seaside location, accessed by a farm road with a section of track, and with the stunning beach just yards away. The cottage is quaint and quirky. It is a genuine converted working bothy, with the comfortable living room and kitchen open plan to each other, and a separate bedroom and bathroom. The wood burner adds further to the cosy atmosphere, where you can relax in comfort after a day out walking or taking in the sea air. The house is sheltered by the sand dunes, and just beyond is the magnificent 3-mile crescent of sand which makes up Lunan Bay, one of the finest beaches in Scotland.
    The beach is popular with surfers, horse riders and bird watchers. Traditional salmon fishing still takes place here in summertime, with nets strung from poles on the beach to trap fish in the falling tide. The Lunan Water meanders onto the beach in a beautiful estuary. High on a grassy bluff overlooking the river and bay are the ruins of Red Castle, built in the 1200s for King William of Scotland. There is a café 220 yards away offering locally produced food, which is great for breakfast or snacks after a spell on the beach. Further afield, but still within easy reach, the towns of Montrose and Arbroath are well worth a visit, while the Angus Glens offer miles of walking in peace and quiet in total contrast to the beach scenery. In the wider area are many notable places for visits such as Glamis Castle. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurants 3 miles.
    Fishermans Bothy (UK5065) can be booked together with Beachside (UK5197) and Riverside (UK5325) to accommodate up to 14 guests.

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    Cottage

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    1 bedroom(s)

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    Up to 2 people

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    Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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Cottage features
  • Bike store
    Bike store
  • Detached property
    Detached property
  • Ground floor facilities
    Ground floor facilities
  • Garden / patio
    Garden / patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pets - no charge
    Pets - no charge
  • Television
    Television
  • Woodburning stove
    Woodburning stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Short breaks all year
    Short breaks all year
  • Bed linen & towels included
    Bed linen & towels included
  • Washing machine
    Washing machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open plan
    Open plan
  • Car parking - on site
    Car parking - on site
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Customer reviews by Reevoo
Hoseasons "This cosy cottage is in the perfect location for beach lovers with a sandy beach just yards away. After a day on the beach curl up in front of the cosy wood burner.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\nAll on \nground floor.\n\n\nOpen plan living space. \nWith wooden floor.\n\nLiving area\n With wood burner and double sofa bed for flexible sleeping arrangements.\n\nDining area.\n\n\nKitchen area \nWith electric cooker microwave fridge freezer and washing machine.\n\nBedroom\n With twin beds.\n\nBathroom \nWith shower over bath and toilet.\n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nBed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Electricity by credit stick first £20 included per week first £10 included per short break. Initial logs for woodburner included. Welcome pack. \n\n Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2-acre grounds with sand dunes and grassed areas. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note The property is close to the shoreline.\n\n This detached former fisherman’s bothy is one of a small group of houses in a wonderful seaside location accessed by a farm road with a section of track and with the stunning beach just yards away. The cottage is quaint and quirky. It is a genuine converted working bothy with the comfortable living room and kitchen open plan to each other and a separate bedroom and bathroom. The wood burner adds further to the cosy atmosphere where you can relax in comfort after a day out walking or taking in the sea air. The house is sheltered by the sand dunes and just beyond is the magnificent 3-mile crescent of sand which makes up Lunan Bay one of the finest beaches in Scotland.\nThe beach is popular with surfers horse riders and bird watchers. Traditional salmon fishing still takes place here in summertime with nets strung from poles on the beach to trap fish in the falling tide. The Lunan Water meanders onto the beach in a beautiful estuary. High on a grassy bluff overlooking the river and bay are the ruins of Red Castle built in the 1200s for King William of Scotland. There is a café 220 yards away offering locally produced food which is great for breakfast or snacks after a spell on the beach. Further afield but still within easy reach the towns of Montrose and Arbroath are well worth a visit while the Angus Glens offer miles of walking in peace and quiet in total contrast to the beach scenery. In the wider area are many notable places for visits such as Glamis Castle. Shop and pub 4 miles restaurants 3 miles.\nFishermans Bothy UK5065 can be booked together with Beachside UK5197 and Riverside UK5325 to accommodate up to 14 guests. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/127/840/1270792.jpg UK5065

Fishermans Bothy reviews collected by Reevoo

8.6 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews

Overall rating

9.0

Comfort and Equipment

8.4

Location

9.8

Cleanliness

9.1

Value for money

8.7

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out of 10

Dog friendly. Equipment was poor quality, thin pans and poor kitchen utensils. Fridge/freezer practically unusable. Would benefit from a tv especially in bad weather.

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2019-08-15

10
out of 10

Owner very Helpful

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2019-07-29

10
out of 10

Just Superb ? Great location , fir beach and walks with dog ?

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2019-05-21

9
out of 10

We are familiar with this area and the bothy was just as we expected. A stones throw from the lovely Lunan beach.Owner very accommodating. Bothy comfortable for two. With just a little bit of tlc in parts it would exceed expectations!

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2019-05-13

8
out of 10

A great place to base yourself for an exploring holiday of the area. The Bothy was basic but all we needed. The owner was friendly and helpful we loved it

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2019-04-14

10
out of 10

We have just got back from an amazing stay at the fisherman's bothy ,it was so lovely and relaxing and the owners could not do enough to make sure we had a truly wonderful stay. The place is so magical it made both myself and my husband shed a few tears when we had to leave and we are already sorting our next holiday so we can go back . I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you again to Andrew and Edi for letting us stay in your wonderful bothy and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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2019-01-17

8
out of 10

Cottage location is stunning, however, the cottage requires some attention and investment. It was originally a fisherman's bothy, therefore, is small, however, it is now a holiday let and the price charged for staying reflects this, not a stay in a bothy! I believe a stay at the cottage during milder and Warner months would be much better, as relying on the current heating arrangements for comfort is not great. There are two wall heaters, one doesn't work, the other takes ages to heat up and gives out minimal heat for maximum electricity. There is another heater but again uses electricity greedily. The log burner is great but requires enough logs, which for four days we used 2 wheelbarrow fulls and another large bag. Only one barrow load is provided free. The electricity also has to be purchased, after the free £10 or £20 allocation, dependent on length of stay, at a shop in Montrose. Given we stayed over Xmas and the cottage devoured electricity and logs, we spent most of our time anxious, that we would be left cold and in the dark. Given there is an increase in cost over this period, logs and electricity should be free. There were other drawbacks in that the hot water takes at least an hour to heat up, which meant we mostly boiled kettles. Shower keeps alternating temp and gets scaldingly hot, so you need to dip in and out of it. The sofa has seen its day and this and the fireside chairs require replacing. The bedroom window leaked, resulting in my daughter sleeping at bottom of bed. WiFi is poor and no TV, which is great for a "getting away from it all" break, but the customers should be informed of the poor cover and surely as adults we can make a choice not to turn on TV!! The setting of the cottage is beautiful, literally yards from the loveliest beach. The cottage has a lovely enclosed garden. As I said earlier in warmer months the cottage would be great, and with some refurb and investment could be superb!

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2019-01-02

9
out of 10

Had a very relaxing few days which is exactly why we booked . Cottage is ideal for the beautiful beach only steps away & a great base to explode the stunning Angus coast . The owner is very friendly & helpful , he meets you personally . The Electic & logs provided lasted our entire stay . If your looking for a quiet, rural break I would highly recommend this cottage .

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2018-11-30

10
out of 10

Great location and facilities. Had a lovely break in beautiful surroundings.

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2018-11-26

5
out of 10

My mum and I enjoyed a short stay at the bothy. It should have been a full week but unfortunately was cut short due to illness. Andrew the owner was very welcoming, he met us at the property and showed us around. I had spoken to Andrew previously regarding taking my cat and he had been very nice and assured me that it was fine. A lovely cake and fresh flowers were in the cottage on our arrival. I was slightly disappointed with the accomodation initially as I had thought there was a separate bedroom and in fact it is all one room which is divided by chipboard partitions, the bedroom partition did not reach the ceiling. This didn't cause a problem really but I think needs to be clearer on the pics or description. The two single beds are built in and unfortunately the mattresses are well past their best, the duvets (for us) were not sufficiently warm for a Scottish winter. We added the extra blanket and the hot water bottles which made it warm enough. There are screw ends poking through in the bedroom cupboard which are very sharp. The large storage radiator didn't work. The sofa in the living room was very uncomfortable unfortunately, again I think it has seen better days and needs replacing. We loved the woodburner, but would have liked instruction on the various knobs and their usage. There were a large number of safety hazards which we feel need addressed immediately. The appliance plugs are all plugged into adapters. The kettle, toaster and microwave were all plugged in to an adapter beside the kettle which leaked. Water and electricity do not mix. The kitchen was very basic, some of the doors not opening. We had been cooking for 4 (table has 4 chairs) family stay close in Montrose and had given us some fresh crab to have for dinner. Unfortunately no pots big enough to cook more than one crab at a time. Other kitchen items missing (measuring jug, scales, bowls etc) so no family dinner for 4. I knew when booking that it was a bothy and as such is a no frills accommodation but this was expensive for what we got. I was also really surprised after having read the reviews and the high ratings, that what we got was just not what we had expected. I am sad to have had to write what seems to be such a negative review but it is an honest one. The positioning of the bothy is fantastic for access to the beach, which is a gem. There is easy access to the beach if you are able bodied but not otherwise. You do need a car to get to the property and access to shops in Montrose. We did enjoy the time spent at the bothy and it was very clean and tidy. I am sure Andrew would have provided the items we needed had we asked but we felt that they should have been provided. Unfortunately we will not be returning to the Bothy. No malice is intended with this review and comments and I hope Andrew will take on board the safety issues. Best wishes.

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2018-12-11

7
out of 10

If it was a little less expensive we would have been really happy. Twin beds was an issue.

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2018-10-27

9
out of 10

An ingeniously designed one room - easy to keep warm - a nice ambience - well furnished - ideally situated for the beach which our dog just loved (us also).

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2018-10-19

9
out of 10

A cozy autumn retreat, and a handy base for seeing old friends around the east and north east of Scotland.

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2018-10-09

8
out of 10

i had a nice holiday. lunan bay is delightful, and the cottage is in a great setting. the owner is around if needed, but not intrusive in anyway. ive come from over a 10 hour drive, it was worth the drive. would hopefully come again some time.

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2018-10-09

10
out of 10

Lovely cosy bothy with nice log burner. Very clean and fresh linen. No TV , bliss !! wifi available . Good inclosed garden for dog. Fantastic location one minutes walk over sand dunes to gorgeous sandy beach, which most of the time my little staffy and I had all to ourselves. Andrew the owner very polite and the flowers and cake were a nice touch. You might want to take candles and a torch incase of a power cut. Would definitely recommend this little place. There is only one negative , but is only my personal preference, the mattress was to hard, apart from that the place is perfect. Really enjoyed my stay and hope to return one day. PS new door curtain wouldn't go a miss,LOL.

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2018-09-27

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