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    The Bothy

    Property ref: S5971

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    • Sleeps 2

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 1

    • Reviews (38)

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    About this property

    The smaller of these two cottages is a cosy holiday home offering bright and charming accommodation. There’s one comfortable double bedroom, a light kitchen, a bathroom, and a sitting room complete with ceiling beams and a cosy woodburner, the perfect addition for a romantic evening in. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 904197, together they sleep 8.

    Originally located within the walls of Edzell Castle, the present village was an expansion of the village of Slateford in the early 19th century by the Earl of Panmure and renamed Edzell in 1818. 1861 brought a visit from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. During WW2 land nearby was used as an RAF base during the Cold War as a US Navy submarine tracking station with the base being closed down in 1995. The original castle dates from 1100 but the ruined castle and the its highly decorated garden that you see today dates from the early 1500s when the Lindsay family became Earls of Crawford and it was extended in 1553. A distinctive feature greeting the tourist arriving from the south is the Dalhousie Arch spanning the main road. Built in 1887 to commemorate the 13th Earl of Dalhousie, the arch provides and striking entrance to the wide main street. The village has 2 hotels, two tearooms, a pharmacy, post office and a couple of shops. Popular with anglers and golfers Edzell also offers riverside walks along the Rocks of Solitude circuit as well as more challenging walking in nearby Glen Clova and Glen Esk.

    Accommodation

    All ground floor.

    One double bedroom.

    Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

    Kitchen with dining area.

    Sitting room with woodburner.
    Electric central heating with woodburner.

    Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washing machine by prior arrangement with owner, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs.

    Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included in rent.

    Cot and highchair on request.

    Off road parking for 2 cars.

    Lawned garden to side and rear with furniture.

    One well-behaved dog welcome.

    Sorry, no smoking.

    Shop and pub 7 miles.

    Note: Cottage front door opens onto farm access road.

    Note: There is no mobile reception or WiFi.

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    Local amenities

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    • Brechin Castle Centre
      11.5 miles
    • Castleton Cafe and Farm Shop
      13 miles
    • Subway
      14 miles
    • Woodend Barn
      15.5 miles
    • The Bothy
      15.5 miles
    • The Co-operative Food
      15.5 miles
    • Lidl
      15.5 miles
    • Crathes Castle
      16 miles
    • Tesco
      16.5 miles
    • WHSmith
      16.5 miles

    Reviews (38)

    Mrs Wrightson ‐ 1 Nov 2018
    "Surprisingly warm and cosy, views to die for and wonderful walks all round. So quiet and peaceful and amazing wildlife right outside the door including red squirrels - wish we could have stayed for longer."
    Mrs Pitman ‐ 1 Aug 2018
    "Beautiful cottage in stunning seneary the view from the front door is a wow factor. Tucked away in the Glen truly magical place. The cottage is fully equipped and very comfortable. Edzell village is 5 miles away has all your shopping needs and an amazing butchers. The area is an outdoors persons paradise,the owner has left lots of information on what do. Loch Lee at the end of the Glen is a must, plenty of wildlife to see."
    Mrs Pitman ‐ 1 Aug 2018
    "Tucked away in the Glen truly magical place. The cottage is fully equipped and very comfortable. Edzell village is 5 miles away has all your shopping needs and an amazing butchers. The area is an outdoors persons paradise,the owner has left lots of information on what do. Loch Lee at the end of the Glen is a must, plenty of wildlife to see."
    Mrs Mingham ‐ 1 Jul 2018
    "S5971 was perfect for our holiday needs - small, cosy, clean, quiet, and with fantastic views. The furnishings were basic and cottagy but comfy, and it was a place you could really relax and unwind. There's no wi-fi or mobile signal - which was a bonus for us, though some may find that traumatic. The only (slight) downside was that the TV is quite small, which was a shame for watching the Wimbledon final. There are plenty of interesting books and DVDs, plus a DVD player. A great little ..."
    Mrs Mingham ‐ 1 Jul 2018
    "S5971 was perfect for our holiday needs - small, cosy, clean, quiet, and with fantastic views. The furnishings were basic and cottagy but comfy, and it was a place you could really relax and unwind. There's no wi-fi or mobile signal - which was a bonus for us, though some may find that traumatic. The only (slight) downside was that the TV is quite small, which was a shame for watching the Wimbledon final. There are plenty of interesting books and DVDs, plus a DVD player. A great little place in a beautiful and interesting area. The owners were very helpful and friendly too."
    Mrs Mingham ‐ 1 Jul 2018
    "The furnishings were basic and cottagy but comfy, and it was a place you could really relax and unwind. There's no wi-fi or mobile signal - which was a bonus for us, though some may find that traumatic. The only (slight) downside was that the TV is quite small, which was a shame for watching the Wimbledon final. There are plenty of interesting books and DVDs, plus a DVD player. A great little place in a beautiful and interesting area. The owners were very helpful and friendly too."
    Mr Hamilton ‐ 1 Jan 2018
    "Well equipped cottage set in beautiful and quiet Angus glen perfect for Hill walking mountain biking fishing very good value for money"
    Mrs Campbell ‐ 1 Sep 2017
    "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful location. Loved the log burner,as did our dog ,and the cottage was well equipped . Very quiet and peaceful and an ideal location to recharge your batteries! Get your walking boots on and go explore!"
    Mrs Campbell ‐ 1 Sep 2017
    "Loved the log burner,as did our dog ,and the cottage was well equipped . Very quiet and peaceful and an ideal location to recharge your batteries! Get your walking boots on and go explore!"
    Mr Holloway ‐ 1 Aug 2017
    "A little gem of a place!! had a fantastic week there in early August. Quiet peaceful surroundings."
    Mr Holloway ‐ 1 Aug 2017
    "! had a fantastic week there in early August. Quiet peaceful surroundings."
    Mrs Dunn ‐ 1 Jul 2017
    "S5971 was much more roomy than we expected. The surrounding area around the building was also well maintained which is reassuring."
    Mr Smith ‐ 1 Jul 2017
    "Warm welcome, stunning location, really cosy cottage. Would be delighted to return."
    Mr Smith ‐ 1 Jul 2017
    "Would be delighted to return."
    Mrs Dunn ‐ 1 Jul 2017
    "The surrounding area around the building was also well maintained which is reassuring."
    benny41
    "This is a lovely quaint cottage.Set in a lovely location.We had a hired car which was ideal.The central location made it a perfect base for touring around.Most places of interest was within an hour and a half driving.We went to Stirling Castle for a day,lovely.It was perfect sitting in at night with the log burner going with a bottle of beer.Certainly would go back again."
    Ms Price
    "A beautiful bothy with such thoughtful attention to detail; all laid out for maximum comfort with a sleep-inducing bed, lovely & warm, great shower & stunning surroundings."
    SazAndGaz
    "Rural location, cozy, fully equipped (you don't need anything apart from clothes and groceries & OS Maps and outdoor gear if you are wanting to venture out). 1). Comfy bed 2). Lovely log burner 3). Great shower and bath (if you're small, like me, you can have a little swim in the deep end!) 4). Outstanding host (Anna) and also game keepers are very helpful/knowledgable. 5). If you want fresh Hen eggs just ask (personally, i'd offer a donation towards feed but that's just me. Anna (from what I've learnt of her wouldn't take it, but no harm in offering) 6). VERY clean 7). Plenty of books and a great file for info (everything you need to know). 8). VERY romantic (well, it is for us, it was our second stay here and we got engaged here a few minutes after midnight on NYE/D) by the ancient monument to the left of S5971 if you are stood inside the door. Like a mini Stone Henge! VERY special place for us. 9). ANY problems then speak to Anna (although we haven't experienced any problems). 10). No phone signal inside S5971 (a good thing for us as away off comms is good for the soul/mind), however, you can get comms by the Green Cow (it's a plastic painted one and is to the right of S5971 as you stand at the door (inside the door and look right). 11). Lovely local walks (along the River Glen - wear appropriate footwear/clothing) refer to file in Bothy, very informative. 12). First time we stayed we had milk, eggs, bread (i think) and tea coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, cooking oil, washing up liquid and handwash & toilet roll to keep you going until you pop to Spar (Edzell - 5 miles away ish) or Brechin (Co-Op) to get your own supplies. 13). You will NOT be disappointed 14). Supply of logs and kindling at rear. But to get a fire lit straight away there is a supply (plenty for 5-6 fires all day/night with vent shut) of logs inside (seasoned) for use straight away & kindling and newspaper. 15). There is so much to list i could go on but i won't. Only negative is that we don't own this property as a 2nd home! I can guarantee you, if you want a break away from busy life, a romantic break, or lots of things to do/see then this is the place to stay! You will NOT be disappointed, not one bit, It is beautiful, Bothy, Scenery, Area, friendly people, home from home. If you can't cope going a few hours without comms (like minimum 3G) then all you have to do is drive just out of Edzell and your phone/tablet will start 'pinging' and you'd wish you didn't leave S5971 as it is lovely to escape and be away from the everyday rat race/hamster wheel and be in an area where you can do as much or as little as you like. I went for the second option (apart from saying yes and having an amazing time!) ENJOY! Thanks Anna, see you again soon :)"
    gnslove2travel
    "Stayed here for a week (28/12/16 to 4/1/17), also stayed the year before. We love S5971 and it will always be a special place for us. We got engaged here a few minutes after Big Ben hit 00:00hrs. My fiance propsed by the 'Mini Stone Henge' (the ancient monument to the left of S5971 as you look out of the door), my fiance set everything up (lights, champagne, a bag with my ring in) & I had no clue. He decided that at 23:35hrs that the car needed some water putting in it! Hmmm ok, yes, thats normal on NYE at that time! So as i stuck my head round the door he was pouring water in the car (which it didn't need but he kept pouring until i got bored and went back inside in the warm). Anyway, after we had the countdown and welcomed in the New Year a few minutes later he said, "Right get your boots (hiking) on and coat and hat and head torch!" I thought and said, "Are you serious? No, you're going to throw me in the River or something!" However, i did. Not a good look, skinny jeans, stripey socks and hiking boots! As we walked out the door the monument was lit up, i said, "Honey that wasn't like that earlier, what's happened?!" Anyway, being a Commandos (wife to be) i thought, "Ok, i will do it, i probably ate too much and need a bit of exercise!" Thats when we got to the monument and he got down on one knee and asked me if i would marry him and of course, with NO hesitation I said a big fat "YES!" So we had a toast, i screamed in excitment and happiness (sorry to the majority of Scotland who probably heard me). Then it was back into S5971 in front of the cozy wood burner and quite a fair bit of fizz got drank and i now need botox from smiling so much! The hosts at S5971 are lovely, if you need anything just ask and they are so helpful, same as the game keepers. They also dont intrude at all. It is a gorgeous, very well equipped, very clean, cozy, romantic, peaceful, stunning scenery and relaxing wee Bothy. Also, you can get fresh eggs from the hens (just ask), you can't get a phone signal in S5971 but a short walk to the green cow (not a real cow) its to the right of S5971, you'll get a signal there (unsure about all networks though). There is some lovely walks (dress appropriatley) - read the info file, really helpful if you aren't used to the outdoors but the weather can change in seconds and it would be awful to have an accident whilst out walking and potentially no phone signal! The file is also very informative for things to do and basically is an interesting read too. Will we go back? 110%. Would we recommend it? Highly. It's a VERY special place to us and we will be back again soon. Thank you for another lovely stay! Sarah (soon to be Mrs) and Gary Brown x"
    SazAndGaz
    "Rural location, cozy, fully equipped (you don't need anything apart from clothes and groceries & OS Maps and outdoor gear if you are wanting to venture out). 1). Comfy bed 2). Lovely log burner 3). Great shower and bath (if you're small, like me, you can have a little swim in the deep end!) 4). Outstanding host (Anna) and also game keepers are very helpful/knowledgable. 5). If you want fresh Hen eggs just ask (personally, i'd offer a donation towards feed but that's just me. Anna (from what I've learnt of her wouldn't take it, but no harm in offering) 6). VERY clean 7). Plenty of books and a great file for info (everything you need to know). 8). VERY romantic (well, it is for us, it was our second stay here and we got engaged here a few minutes after midnight on NYE/D) by the ancient monument to the left of S5971 if you are stood inside the door. Like a mini Stone Henge! VERY special place for us. 9). ANY problems then speak to Anna (although we haven't experienced any problems). 10). No phone signal inside S5971 (a good thing for us as away off comms is good for the soul/mind), however, you can get comms by the Green Cow (it's a plastic painted one and is to the right of S5971 as you stand at the door (inside the door and look right). 11). Lovely local walks (along the River Glen - wear appropriate footwear/clothing) refer to file in Bothy, very informative. 12). First time we stayed we had milk, eggs, bread (i think) and tea coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, cooking oil, washing up liquid and handwash & toilet roll to keep you going until you pop to Spar (Edzell - 5 miles away ish) or Brechin (Co-Op) to get your own supplies. 13). You will NOT be disappointed 14). Supply of logs and kindling at rear. But to get a fire lit straight away there is a supply (plenty for 5-6 fires all day/night with vent shut) of logs inside (seasoned) for use straight away & kindling and newspaper. 15). There is so much to list i could go on but i won't. Only negative is that we don't own this property as a 2nd home! I can guarantee you, if you want a break away from busy life, a romantic break, or lots of things to do/see then this is the place to stay! You will NOT be disappointed, not one bit, It is beautiful, Bothy, Scenery, Area, friendly people, home from home. If you can't cope going a few hours without comms (like minimum 3G) then all you have to do is drive just out of Edzell and your phone/tablet will start 'pinging' and you'd wish you didn't leave S5971 as it is lovely to escape and be away from the everyday rat race/hamster wheel and be in an area where you can do as much or as little as you like. I went for the second option (apart from saying yes and having an amazing time!) ENJOY! Thanks Anna, see you again soon :)"
    Ms Brown
    "Fantastic location. Bothy was well equipped, cosy and clean. We were sad to leave. Would definitely go back."
    Mrs Payne
    "The photos on the website don't do the area justice the scenary is beautiful."
    Mrs Patton
    "Bothy was well equipped, cosy and clean. We were sad to leave. Would definitely go back."
    Mr Dieplinger
    "Perfect place for 2 persons for hiking, fishing or just enjoying the wilderness of the scottish highlands. Edzell is 15 minutes away by car. No internet or telephone signal, but pheasants, rabbits, partridges, sheep just in front of your cottage. We will come back."
    Mr Ponsford
    "Tucked away half way up Glen Esk with wonderful views and wildlife literally on the doorstep this is the perfect spot from which either to explore further or relax and watch the moon rise and the sun go down."
    Mr Dieplinger
    "Edzell is 15 minutes away by car. No internet or telephone signal, but pheasants, rabbits, partridges, sheep just in front of your cottage. We will come back."
    Mr J Raymond Humphrys, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    "A delightful cottage in beautiful remote countryside with fabulous views."
    Dr Caroline Pennington, Norwich,
    "Our holiday was 100% perfect. We loved the location of the property and the friendliness of the host. The wildlife was wonderful. A perfect cottage in a perfect location."
    Mr Graeme Johncock, Edinburgh,
    "S5971 is in a secluded area with beautiful scenery. Great log fire and surprisingly modern kitchen/bathroom."
    Graeme J
    "S5971 is set in beautiful surroundings and if you're looking to get away from it all then this is the place to go. The glen itself is remote and S5971 is blissfully secluded although easy enough to find. Great little log burner in the main room to keep the place warm although the heating as well as the kitchen & bathroom are very modern. Plenty of good walks to go on and even though there was a lot of snow this weekend we had no issues getting out and about. Only thing that may be a blessing or a curse is the lack of internet access through either wifi or your phone. As long as you bring plenty of supplies with you, this is the perfect place to escape either on your own or as a couple."
    Graeme J
    "S5971 is set in beautiful surroundings and if you're looking to get away from it all then this is the place to go. The glen itself is remote and S5971 is blissfully secluded although easy enough to find. Great little log burner in the main room to keep the place warm although the heating as well as the kitchen & bathroom are very modern. Plenty of good walks to go on and even though there was a lot of snow this weekend we had no issues getting out and about. Only thing that may be a blessing or a curse is the lack of internet access through either wifi or your phone. As long as you bring plenty of supplies with you, this is the perfect place to escape either on your own or as a couple."
    Mr Christian Berg, Worms,
    "Very lovely accommodation, the best starting point for hikes in the glen. We will definitely come back again."
    Mrs Catherine Macgillivray, Oban, Argyll and Bute
    "The location was excellent. Just to spending time at the front door watching the wildlife was amazing. Great walks in the Glen, the surrounding villages had some really lovely shops and every one was really friendly. So good to come home to a lovely cosy cottage in the evening"
    Mr Steven James, Cranbrook, Kent
    "The cottage itself was extremely comfortable and well equipped - a true home from home. The owners were extremely welcoming and friendly and couldn't have done more to make our stay special. I have a feeling that this may not be our last visit to this property as we both enjoyed it so much."
    Mr Ian Humphrey, Edinburgh, Midlothian
    "We loved the location of the S5971, with it's view out over the glen. We particularly enjoyed the woodburner in the living room"
    Mrs Alison Craig, Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire
    "S5971 was very comfortable to return to each day and I thoroughly enjoyed its remoteness."
    Mr Derrick Eastwood, Banff, Aberdeenshire
    "Peaceful with great scenery, an ideal getaway."

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