- Village / Rural
- Hot Tub
- Tennis Court
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Sauna or Steam Room
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
Number 1 Cottage is on an exclusive development of luxury self-catering accommodation on a family farm in Scotland. The collection of brochs and steadings have wonderful views across the river South Esk towards the Angus Glens and onto the Cairngorms. Sustainable and bespoke accommodation with an indoor pool, spa and tennis court on-site, and the delights of Angus on your doorstep.
Imagine a place which combines history and sustainability with luxury and contemporary design, a place that offers not just rolling farmland and country living but also mountain views and deserted beaches. With private features and a range of modern shared facilities, the setting is unbeatable. Where better to rest your head after a day exploring the beautiful rural county of Angus? There are six different accommodation options at Balbinny. A two bedroom cottage and two grass roofed brochs, each sleeping four people, and three steadings built with corrugated roofs and recycled stone which can sleep up to six people each. The brochs nestle into the landscape, whilst the larger steadings make full use of the outdoor space with their glass fronted heated balconies. All the accommodation is contemporary and luxurious. The use of renewable energy throughout means the whole set up is eco friendly and sustainable.
The site is set among rolling farmland in the centre of Angus, between the market towns of Forfar and Brechin. It’s ideally placed to explore the often deserted beaches of St Cyrus and Lunan Bay, and for exploring the Angus Glens. Dundee, Perth, Aberdeen and St Andews are all within a one hour drive, and the capital city of Edinburgh is just a 1.5 hour drive. Angus and the surrounding area is home to over 22 golf courses (including two Open Courses in St Andrews and Carnoustie), all within driving distance. You can go land yachting and beach kayaking at Lunan Bay, skiing at Glenshee, and explore the hiking and biking trails in the Angus Glens. There is excellent salmon and trout fishing on the River South Esk. For those who are interested in history, you’ll find ancient Pictish stones along the footpaths at Balbinny and it’s just a short walk to the ruins of a Roman Fort. The childhood home of the Queen Mother, Glamis Castle, is 20 mins away, and Dunnotar Castle is a 40 minute drive.
It feels remote but is just 3 miles from the A90. The airports at Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow are all an easy drive.
Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow
Nearest Train Station:
Forfar and Brechin
Forfar and Brechin
Forfar and Brechin
The cottage is a short walk from the main area at Balbinny and is the original cattleman’s cottage, now beautifully refurbished. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Both bedrooms have Smart TVs and there’s an additional large TV in the living room. The master bedroom has a sliding door and a headboard crafted from the original steading floorboards (can be configured as a queen bed or two singles). The kitchen / living room are open plan and have 3 metre bi-fold doors which open out to the decking. The kitchen is high spec and fully equipped, and the living area comfortable and stylish. The cottage has a Sonos move, meaning you can take your music onto the decking or into the garden. The onsite glass-fronted fitness suite and pool are available for all guests to use. The fitness suite has a good range of cardio equipment with zoned wireless music, and bi-fold doors open out onto decking with amazing views to the Angus Glens. There is an 11.5m indoor pool and jacuzzi, also making the most of the beautiful surrounding views and open from 8am to 9pm. There are changing rooms, including an independent disabled or family changing area.
The cottage has 60m2 of private decking from where you can enjoy stunning countryside views. Aside from the pool, spa and gym complex, there is also a tennis court on-site, in the walled garden, and a multi-games sports pitch situated behind the barns. Guests are welcome to explore the extensive network of fenced footpaths which lead past the famous Aberlemno Pictish Stones and along the banks of the Lemno burn.
Conditions of Rental
30% deposit payable on booking. Cot, high chair and stairgate available on request. Dogs welcome by prior arrangement for a small additional charge. Breakfast boxes, cheese boxes, ploughmans and snack boxes available to pre-purchase, along with local whiskies. Both the swimming pool and 6-person Jacuzzi are heated using environmentally friendly air source technology.