• About Katy’s Cottage

    This converted gate lodge offers single-storey accomodation, complete with an open fire.

    "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.

    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
    • Electricity rads
    • TV (no reception)
    • Washer/dryer
    • Garden with furniture
    • Wheelchair access – facilities for the disabled

    • 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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      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
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Wheelchair access
      Wheelchair access
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Green scheme
      Green scheme
    • Open plan
      Open plan
    • Ground floor wet room
      Ground floor wet room
    • Entrance ramp/level access
      Entrance ramp/level access
    • Grab rails
      Grab rails
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "This converted gate lodge offers single-storey accomodation complete with an open fire.\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\nOnce the gate lodge to Balnaboth House this single-storey cottage has its own front garden. Open-plan sittingdining room with open fire. Kitchen area with hob and microwave ovengrill only. Double bedroom with extra single bed for alternative sleeping only and en-suite shower room with toilet.\n\n\n\nOpen fire – fuel at cost \n\nPartial NSH by meter reading\n\nElectricity rads\n\nTV no reception\n\nWasherdryer\n\nGarden with furniture\n\nWheelchair access – facilities for the disabled\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/179/840/179567.jpg SAH

    Katy’s Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    7.5 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews

    Overall rating

    7.5

    Comfort and Equipment

    7.1

    Location

    8.8

    Cleanliness

    7.9

    Value for money

    7.2

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    8
    out of 10

    Very quiet and relaxing break in beautiful surroundings. The cottage is homely and comfortable enough, despite being fairly basic. There is much to be said for the quietness, with no Wifi, no TV, no 4G reception in the Glen itself. Don't depend too much on the DVD player- it is rather outdated, very small, and the remote control does not work. Left a note for the maintenance about a few other small issues as well. Having said this, the cottage is user-friendly for less abled people, and well-situated for great walks and drives. We would go again.

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    2019-10-04

    8
    out of 10

    Very comfortable beds and pillows. Ideal for my husband who has mobility problems, the walk-in shower with grab rails was excellent. Lovely walks nearby, very peaceful only the sound of sheep, birds and the river.

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    2019-07-22

    8
    out of 10

    Beautiful countryside and interesting walks in and around Glen Prosen. Great trips to Dundee to Discovery and V&A museum.

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    2019-07-15

    10
    out of 10

    This cottage is for those who love nature with no modern tech such as wi fi broadband or mobile phone signals it is a true escape from the modern world. You rise in the morning open the door and listen to the wild life singing there different tunes the sound of the river tumbling its way down its course. The drive up the glen to reach there is beautiful and sets you up for your stay.

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    2019-06-17

    1
    out of 10

    Cold, damp, windows that you cannot open to let out steam from kitchen. It was the same in the bathroom, even though there was an extractor fan that had to be left on permanently, all of the windows steamed up, when the shower was used. As the photos show, the kitchen is off of the lounge, they don’t show the hole in the floor, where the carpet ends and the Lino begins. Even though it was probably twenty degrees outside, the hall, bedroom, and bathroom felt like five degrees. It was only the lounge that was warmer,due to having a storage heater. There were other electric heaters in the bathroom, and bedroom, but these were fan heaters, to use for a short time, not to keep rooms warm efficiently. There was only the basic amount of kitchen equipment, which had to be washed before use. We were not expecting five star luxury, but we were expecting a little more than we got. We arrived at five pm on Saturday, expecting to stay for a week, we left at eight am on the Monday, the reason we didn’t leave Sunday, was that we had previously decided to go out for the day, and packed up when we returned.

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    2019-05-27

    9
    out of 10

    A great little cottage if you are looking for something old fashioned and isolated. No phone signal, tv signal or Wi-fi which is exactly what I was looking for. Sitting in front of the fire away from the world for a few days. A note as well, although it says microwave oven only it’s actually a convection oven so you have full cooking facilities

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    2019-01-07

    10
    out of 10

    Fantastic Week over Christmas, enforced relaxation, no phone or internet was a blessing! Katy's cottage is set in a beautiful glen, the cottage is quaint and lovely. great access to other glens and a gateway to the cairngorns. red squirrels around and about, roe deer and birds a plenty with lots of history around the area and friendly people.Great value for money. would definitely consider returning the only complaint isn't really one, details listed microwave and electric hob so we took our own portable oven, but the microwave is also a convection oven and grill so we had a choice of which oven to cook turkey in! There is very good disabled access and the worktops are set at a lower height plus walk in shower and grab rails if you need them. I put a middle rating for the local amenities, but that's the whole point of being there to be away from it all. Thouroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend highly

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    2019-01-03

    6
    out of 10



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    2018-10-21

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