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Glenisla

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Positioned in the Kirkton of Glenisla, one of the most beautiful glens on the border between Perthshire and the Angus Glens, Glebe Cottage is a comfortable newly renovated self catering 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom 18th century steading conversion adjacent to Glenisla church and manse. This area is surrounded by heather clad moors and breathtaking views, Glebe Cottage is in a very small hamlet within walking distance to Glenisla village hall, playpark, pub and church. glenislaholidaylets.

Free Wifi

Location

Immersed in spectacular scenery and on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park, the cottage is within easy access of Glenshee, Kirriemuir, Blairgowrie and Alyth. Nearby activities include hillwalking, skiing, golf, fishing, horse-riding, shooting, bird watching, mountain biking, castles and sightseeing. Situated on the Perthshire / Angus border, the cottage is within one hour drive of Dundee or Perth and is an ideal base for visiting Perthshire, Angus, Fife and the Highlands. The historic towns of Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Forfar and Braemar are also within easy reach.

Accommodation

Sleeps 4-6. Glebe Cottage comprises one King / split Twin bedroom (sleeping 2) with en-suite WC and bath with shower over and a small sunroom. One Double bedroom (sleeping 2), separate shower room with WC. Living / Dining room with wood burning stove, flat screen TV, DVD, CD & iPod Dock. Kitchen with ceramic hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer & microwave. Washing machine. Conservatory. 2 travel cots available on request. 2 folding beds on request.

Externally there is a private patio with seating, BBQ and grass area. Parking is available. There is public play park available within 1 minutes walk with swings, slide, climbing frame, football pitch and access for a paddle in the river Isla. glenislaholidaylets

Activities

Hillwalking

Glenisla is a paradise for hikers, ramblers and mountain bikers with the circular Cateran Trail passing by the cottage door. The Cateran Trail is a fully waymarked walk of 64 miles (103 km) that lies at the heart of Scotland. The Trail takes its name from the feared cattle thieves who raided the rich lands of Strathardle, Glenshee and Glen Isla. The neighbouring Angus glens of Glen Clova, Glen Prosen, Glen Doll and Glen Esk also offer numerous Munros and trails.

Skiing

Skiing is available at Glenshee Ski Resort (16 miles). Glenshee Ski Centre offers the UK's most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities with an impressive 22 lifts and 36 runs offering an amazing diversity of natural terrain for all standards of skiers and snowboarders. Glenshee Ski Centre is the largest ski resort in Scotland and is sometimes referred to as the Scottish three valleys.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is available at nearby Glenmarkie Riding Centre (4 miles). Enjoy trekking, lessons or hacks surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Golf

Golf is abundant on this Angus / Perthshire border with Glenisla, Alyth, Strathmore, Rosemount and Kirriemuir Golf Clubs all within 30 minutes drive. Carnoustie, Gleneagles and the Fife golf clubs of St Andrews, Kingsbarns, the Old Course, Balcomie and Elie are also within easy reach for a day trip.

Fishing

Excellent salmon river and trout loch fishing is on offer in numerous locations nearby. Permits can be bought for Lintrathen Loch (5 miles) which is boat fishing only, has twenty two boats and is stocked on a regular basis with both brown and rainbow trout. Lintrathen gives the angler a feeling of peace and tranquillity as well as the excitement of catching quality fish. The Backwater, situated higher up the glen gives the purist a chance to fly fish the banks for wonderful wild brown trout with an average weight of eight ounces. Both lochs are regularly visited by clubs and individual anglers from the furthest points in the country and Lintrathen has been a venue for the Commonwealth Championship.

Sightseeing

Castles are a plenty in this area. Glamis Castle, birthplace of the Queen Mother is a short distance and is an excellent day out. Balmoral Castle and Scone Palace are also worth a visit.

For Children

Having 4 young children of their own the owners have lots of ideas on how to entertain kids while staying at Glebe Cottage. Most equipment for babies and young children such as a high chair, changing mat, bath rest, potty, toilet seat, fireguard and baby rocking/swing chair is available on request as are a selection of indoor and outdoor toys and DVDs. Please contact the owners who will be happy to discuss requirements in advance. Cot linen / bedding and 2 travel cots are also available and there is space for a maximum of 4 adults and 2 babies. A play park is available within 2 minutes walk with swings, slide, football pitch and access for a supervised paddle in the river Isla. Children and young babies are very welcome here.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Tayside/Perthshire region

Glenisla lies across the northern edge of the Perthshire and Angus border and is a beautiful unspoilt hidden gem in the heart of Scotland. This location offers stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, country sports and numerous activities for the outdoor enthusiast, as well as interesting attractions, pubs, historic towns, and local sightseeing for a more cultural holiday. Whether a young family, group of friends, or a couple, there is something for everyone in this location.

Blairgowrie

Glenisla is in an area of stunning beauty and breathtaking views with easy access to skiing in Glenshee, hillwalking the Cateran Trail, fishing, horse-riding, mountain biking, golfing, country sports, bird watching, wildlife, photography, castles and sightseeing.

Local towns for attractions such as museums, sightseeing, supermarkets, shops, pharmacy, doctor, dentist and swimming pools, Alyth (10 miles), Blairgowrie (15 miles), Kirriemuir (13 miles), Glamis (17 miles ), Forfar (17 miles), Coupar Angus (17 miles), Pitlochry (24 miles), Dunkeld (26 miles), Braemar (27 miles), Brechin (29 miles).

The nearest cities are Dundee (25 miles), Perth (29 miles), Stirling (67 miles), Aberdeen (67 miles), Edinburgh (72 miles), Glasgow (94 miles), Inverness (110 miles).

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16 Aug 2014

5/5

"a perfect located, superb cosy family cottage"

we spent our first week in Scotland in Glebe cottage, and couldn't have wished for a better cottage. The cottage felt like "brand new" was spotless clean on our arrival and verry seriou… More

16 Aug 2014

5/5

"The perfect hideaway"

What a wonderful place to stay. We really fell in love with this beautiful, cosy cottage. Our 3 children immediately felt like home. The interior is tastefully decorated, Diana, the owner, really put … More

22 Jun 2014

5/5

"Perfect accommodation in a beautiful locality."

Glebe Cottage caters for every need. The kitchen is very well equipped, the beds comfortable and everywhere was spotless. The Hotel opposite for eating out was a bonus and we hope to return next year.… More

27 May 2014

5/5

"Wonderful weekend in a beautiful cottage!"

Everything for a perfect weekend away is here! Diana has thought of everything! the cottage has been furnished to such a high standard and the fire, wow! Perfect for a cold evening!The patio area off … More

26 Apr 2014

5/5

"Calming and cosy"

We stayed here with our adult daughter. The room layout meant she could have her own little suite almost: something I think she appreciated. Otherwise, the thought and care that has gone into refurbis… More

30 Mar 2014

5/5

"wouldnt change a thing"

Had a wonderful stay in this fabulous cottage. Perfect for walking the Cateran Trail plus lots of other walks nearby. The cottage is spotless and there is nothing the owner hasnt considered. It is … More

12 Mar 2014

5/5

"Beautiful Cottage, Excellent Facilities - Perfect!"

We came up to Scotland for a skiing holiday and were overwhelmed by Glebe Cottage. Diane, the owner, had thought of everything to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The log burner… More

3 Mar 2014

5/5

"Excellent Cottage"

We stayed here for the week of February half term with our boys aged 11 and 7. The cottage is fitted out beautifully, and everything seems brand new. While one of us went skiing with our eldest, the other stayed home with the younger boy. There was a great selection of kids DVDs and some good games, and nice walks up the hill behind the cottage. It was lovely and warm (we had to turn the storage heaters down), and the wood-burning stove added to the cosiness. We had to go into Dundee on the Thursday to reprovision (although we later discovered that supermarket delivery is an option) and had a great day out in a great city. The owner was very considerate; my 'emergency pack' of dishwasher tablets etc was completely unnecessary as everything was provided. There was no WiFi and no phone reception for Vodafone, but the Freesat TV worked fine.
We hope to stay here again.

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We are in the process of getting Wifi installed so hopefully this will be available next time. Sorry you didn't get a signal with Vodafone, Orange and EE seem to work better up here. We would love to welcome you back to the cottage anytime. Diana

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