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Katy's cottage

Sleeps 2
1 dog
1 bedroom
1 bathroom

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. for all properties at Balnaboth -  Small shared sauna available at Balnaboth house (£15 per hour). The garden is bounded by 2 rivers (one is more of a stream) within the grounds of the property, care to be taken. The pond is 200 metres away, not in the grounds. Cot & Highchairs on request, limited availability, please request prior to arrival. No mobile phone reception at properties. Electricity payable by meter reading.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  for all properties at Balnaboth - Water is by a private supply not mains. Dogs only accepted - no other kinds of pets, thank you.


Woodburner / Fire
Parking Available
Accessibility Features
Walk-In Shower
High Chair
Cot / Travel Cot
Washing Machine
Ensuite Bath / Shower Room
Ground Floor Bath / Shower Room


“Lovely cottage amid beautiful scenery”
— Margaret, 30 January 2023
“Just unreal! been 4 times now! just so peaceful! no phones, no internet! a true escape!! Will always come back here :)”
— Robb, 18 January 2023
“Stunning! The best holiday ever! Definitely going back again.”
— Lorena, 22 August 2022
“Stunning location, overall happy with the cottage and surroundings. However we had issues with the shower. Water was not easy to adjust, it was either ice cold or very hot.”
— Aleksandra, 5 June 2022
“Excellent peaceful holiday wer wer left alone to relax in beautiful scenery definitely booking again”
— Tracey, 18 April 2022
“The only thing what is missing is a cooker the oven grill microwave was hard work as it didnt come with how to use it apart from that the cottage was lovely peaceful secluded and very relaxing good for if you want to get away from it all”
— Ruth, 1 January 2022
“The only reason that I have given local amenities a 1 is there are none! You need to remember to take everything with you as there are no corner shops if you run out of milk or bread. However, saying that if you want total peace and quiet with no WiFi and only a radio for company, this is the place for you. We love it. Its a chance to completely switch off, watch the local wildlife, walk, read and unwind. We have been three times and fully intend on visiting again when we can. I cant recommend Katys highly enough. For a step back in time, get yourself to Katys cottage!”
— Helen, 13 December 2021
“Just unreal!! pure heaven!! I will be back!!! x”
— Rob, 3 November 2021


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