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Angus luxury cottages with pool - 3 cottages each sleeps 4, total 12

Sustainable luxury self catering with gym, spa and pool, all with wonderful views of the Angus Glens and eastern Cairngorms.


In the heart of a hidden corner of the Scottish countryside, in the wilderness of the Angus Glens, three new luxury holiday cottages look out across a glorious view in perfect peace and quiet. Built from the reclaimed stone of an old steading and with corrugated roofs, these eco-friendly cottages fit beautifully in the landscape, a combination of traditional and modern, rustic and chic.

A terrace of three similar cottages faces the wonderful long view across the river South Esk to the Angus hills and distant eastern Cairngorms; downstairs, the bedrooms have full height glass doors leading onto private garden areas while upstairs, glass-fronted heated balconies invite guests to step out from the living room and enjoy the scenery at any time of year.

The decor is subtle and relaxing - pale walls, blond wood and smart, modern furniture are accented with muted natural tones that blend with the colours of the countryside; a smart, bright kitchen gleams with stainless steel and granite and a stylish oak and glass staircase links the two floors.

Just along from the cottages is the jewel in the crown, the wonderful leisure facility in which guests may exercise or luxuriate: a glass fronted heated pool, large six person jacuzzi, gym and massage area. I can honestly say I have never swum in a pool with such a view and in warm weather the glass doors through to the decking area can be opened wide for sunbathing.

It would be very easy to while away a week or so just in the cottages and leisure facility, exploring the network of footpaths that lead from here to Aberlemno, along the burn and past the carved Pictish stones or playing tennis on the outdoor court. It would be a shame, though, not to head out into these beautiful Angus hills and glens and do some serious walking, or while away an afternoon strolling along one of the lovely sandy beaches, St Cyrus perhaps, or Lunan Bay.

There are some stunning castles to visit, too. The pink sandstone ruins of Edzell Castle sit in pleasant parkland; the formal walled garden designed by the Lindsay family in 1604 was recreated in the 1930s and still features the original carvings depicting the Seven Cardinal Virtues, the Seven Liberal Arts and the Seven Planetary Deities. On the picturesque east coast stands majestic Dunottar Castle, featured in Mel Gibson's Hamlet and more recently in the film of Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, to be released in Oct 2015.

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Perthshire cottage Scotland sleeps 6

self catering with gym

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Three similar cottages, Isla, Prosen and Clova, make up the steading.


Two en suite bedrooms, both opening onto private garden areas. The master bedroom features a king sized bed, flat screen television and bi-folding glass doors, while the second bedroom has a dressing room and can accommodate either extra-king or twins beds.


Main living area with modern, granite work-topped kitchen; large open planned living area with stylish sofas and a flat screen television. Music is provided wirelessly through ceiling speakers and the wonderful view can be enjoyed on the glass-fronted, heated balcony.

Double sofa bed.


Our top 5 reasons why you would choose to stay here

Near the cottages is an extensive network of fenced footpaths, leading past the famous Aberlemno Pictish Stones and along the banks of the Lemno burn. The Angus Glens are amongst Scotland's more accessible areas for hillwalking, winding between rolling farmland and craggy mountains.

golf available
Take the boat tour out to the Bell Rock Light house. the world's oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse. Built between 1807 and 1810 by Robert Stevenson & 11 miles offshore. On the journey see the seals and birds that have taken residence on the reef. Discover the birthplace of J.M.Barrie at Kirriemuir; children will love the Peter Pan experience dressing as Peter Pan, Tinkerbell or one of the other characters.
good area for walking and hiking
The pink sandstone ruins of Edzell Castle sit in pleasant parkland; the formal walled garden designed by the Lindsay family in 1604 was recreated in the 1930s and still features the original carvings depicting the Seven Cardinal Virtues, the Seven Liberal Arts and the Seven Planetary Deities. Take a drive up the picturesque east coast to the stunning Dunottar Castle, featured in Hamlet with Mel Gibson and most recently in Frankenstein with Daniel Radcliffe & James McAvoy, to be released in Oct 2015. Discover Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the Queen Mother.
good area for fishing
Wildlife is prolific in the Angus Glens, from red squirrels to deer to buzzards and golden eagles. The Angus Ranger Service runs guided walks and deer stalking, when you can spot wildlife and hear the stags roaring in the rutting season.
The Drover's Inn at Memus offers both a traditional Scottish inn with good, hearty food and a restaurant offering excellent fine dining with locally sourced ingredients.