Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This enchanting "C" listed stone built town house has spacious and bright accomodation for four people. A key feature is the open plan sitting room/kitchen with a period open fire place. Outside there is a charming raised terrace, to sit and people watch.
The property is situated on a cobbled "Pend" and has been immortalised by local artist J Herald Watterson in a painting "The Roup" (1859-1914).The property was originally three houses and was lived in by weavers in the 18th century. The property's central location means that all local amenities are within walking distance.These include: supermarkets,boutiques ,antique shops,the museum and art gallery,cafe's restaurants and public houses.Forfar being the "County town of Angus" has a monthly farmers market.
This unique town house is a quiet retreat. The swimming pool is within a two minute walk away and the leisure centre a ten minute walk away. Further afield, you can drive or catch a bus to popular attractions which include:Glamis Castle, Captain Scott's Discovery Ship in Dundee.The bus stop is a minute's walk away through the pend.We also have free un-limited WI-FI.
There are many National Trust properties such as: The House of Dun, Angus Folk Museum, J.M.Barrie's birthplace, The Camera Obscura and Barry Mill. Golf courses include Forfar, Alyth, Kirriemuir, Glen Isla, Strathmore and Carnoustie(Famous for holiding the "Open" many times).
The surrounding area has many lovely walks and there are interesting and individual towns to visit such as:Abroath,Carnoustie and Montrose. Fishing is also available on the rivers:Isla,Ericht,Tay,South Esk and on Rescobie loch. Sea fishing is available at Arbroath.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carnoustie 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dundee Airport 17 km, Nearest railway: Dundee 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The property is on three levels and has two entrances, one on ground level and one on the first floor level (Which gives access to the raised outside terrace). The property has been renovated to a high standard and includes all linen and towels and some logs are provided for the fire.The first floor entrance leads into the sitting room and dining kitchen (With a period open fireplace). The inner hall leads down to the ground floor entrance and to the utility room. Situated on the mezzanine level there is a four piece period style bathroom (Roll top bath) and shower. Next to this is a drying room/boiler room. A few steps up to the top level there are two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and shelving.
The Weavers has lots of information for guests on places of interest, such as: maps, bus and train timetables, restaurant and take-away menus,car-hire and taxis numbers. There is a selection of board games,dvd's and videos so that guests can chill out beside the cosy open fire. The kitchen has excellent facilities and provides guests with everything required for entertaining .
|Further details outdoors|
The Weavers is situated at the end of a 'Pend' where there is no passing traffic.Outdoor furniture is provided and barbeques can be held on the terrace. Restricted parking is available on the street. However, longer term parking is a two minute walk away at the swimming pool, at Asda car par or "The Myre" car park (A few minutes walk away).
Smoking is allowed outside on the terrace. Rental payment is by cheque or bank transfer. 25% of the rental charge is to be provided to secure a booking and confirmation will be given. The balance of 75% of the rental charge is due 6 weeks before the check in date. There is a minimum 3 night stay. Change over dates are flexible. There will be a deposit required of £50.00 when booking.This will be refunded if the house is left in a clean condition. Short breaks can be arranged up to two weeks in advance if available.
We reccomend you arrange suitable travel insurance in case of cancellation.
The Tayside/Perthshire region
Forfar, due to it's proximity to the A90 is close to many other cities.
Dundee City has many attractions, including a Botanical garden, Art galleries(McManus,D.C.A and The Verdant Works),theatres including: The Rep and The Whitehall and all the night life and restaurants you would expect in a city.
The Fair City of Perth has many attractions including Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth Theatre,Perth Concert Hall. Perth also has many interesting boutiques, restaurants and cafes.
Fife has beautiful costal villages only fourty minutes away,including the historical town of St Andrews, with it's famous University, golf courses and hotels.
Aberdeen, The Granite City is an hour away and is known as the oil capital of Europe. Aberdeen is home to many interesting sights: including Kings College, St Machar Cathedral, Aberdeen Art Gallery,Provost Skene's House, " Footdee" and Duthie Park. On the way up visit Brechin, Edzell, Fettercairn and Stonehaven.
The County Town of Angus, Forfar has a lovely Art Gallery and Museum called "The Meffan ", a couple of minutes walk away from The Weavers. There are also a great variety of small boutiques,antique shops,a delicatessen, bakers, cafes and restaurants. Locally, there are two swimming pools and one leisure centre. Many golf courses are very accessible.
The town of Forfar is near to the Angus Glens, including:Glen Doll,Glen Clova,Glen Isla and Glen Prosen. Forfar is noted for its beautiful scenery of the hills of Strathmore.
Forfar is 8 kilometres from Glamis Castle, home to the Bowes-Lyon family. Where the late Queen mother, Elizabeth 1 spent her childhood and where the late Princess Margaret, younger sister of Queen Elizabeth 11 was born in 1930. Glamis is open to the public and is the family seat of the Earl of Strathmore. Forfar is famous for it's very tasty pastry meat snack called a "Forfar Bridie", which can be bought at the local bakeries.
Those interested in Pictish stones will find examples of these in Forfar and Kirriemuir.
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16 Jun 2014
"Great flat, great location, very responsive landlords"
We stayed at The Weavers (me, my husband and 2 kids (aged 6 and 2) in May 2014 for 2 weeks. The location could not have been better (right in the centre of town) and it was surprisingly quiet. Nice … More
Thank you so much for your positive remarks. We appreciate your feedback and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at "The Weavers". You were very thoughtful,responsible and excellent guests."Haste ye back".
27 Feb 2014
Beautiful holiday accommodation.Right in centre of town.Clean,warm,bright rooms and a wonderful touch with the goodies to welcome you.After a long journey from USA the last thing you wanna do is food… More
Thank you Martin and Family for your very positive review. We really appreciate your response, as we try to make our guests as comfortable as possible. You were excellent guests who left our house in "As found" condition. We hope to welcome you back again.Haste ye back!
8 Jan 2014
We stayed at the Weavers over the Xmas period. The facilities are outstanding, Sharon and Jim could not do enough for us and the 'welcome pack" of bread, milk and butter was a very nice touc… More
Dear Graeme and Gail,
We are so glad you enjoyed you stay at "The Weavers". Thank you for being such delightful guests and we hope to welcome you back, as you suggested we will keep your deposit for your next visit. Haste ye back.
Kind regards, Sharon and Jim
17 Oct 2013
"Beautiful cozy clean house with everything you need"
We stayed 4 nights in the house. It was a very cozy old house, totally reburbished. Nice decoration. Lovely bedrooms with big beds and crisp linnen. Everything clean. The owners were very friendly. We… More
26 Aug 2013
"Wonderful Stay at The Weavers"
The Weavers was such a wonderful surprise, a charming cottage over 3 floors. On arrival in a quiet back street, The weavers shows a wonderful frontage with a well kept raised terrace area, although a lack of parking is apparent, it isn't much of an issue as there is parking just at the end of the street. On entering the property, with Jim the owner a guided tour, very comprehensive with information about everything in the property was given. The cottage has everything you could possibly need for your stay, the kitchen and utility room are well thought out, the living room is comfortable and spacious and the 2 bedrooms are very comfortable with loads of space for storing luggage.
The cottage is a stones throw away from loads of local amenities, Forfar Loch is only a 5 minute walk away and provides some wonderful views. A drive up to Breamar is well worth a go as is the drive over to Arbroath which has a great kids play area.
There is plenty of information in the house about local attractions, restaurants and takeaways (if you want fish and chips, use the north street chip shop it is the best by far)
Overall, this is a wonderful charming character property that is well finished and well thought out and is brilliant for families. I would certainly return to The Weavers if I found myself heading to Scotland in the future
I would however get a Wi-Fi dongle for internet access
6 Apr 2013
"Charming, well appointed house full of character in quiet location."
This rental was booked for me by my employers when I had to work in Forfar for a few days. I was so sorry I was not on holiday when I saw the accomodation. The owners have really put a lot of thought into catering for every need. Sharon, the owner,opened the house up for me and waited to show me around even though I was late in arriving. A log fire was burning in the hearth and added to the charm of the livingroom although the central heating system was up to the minute and kept me cosy during my stay. The accomodation is arranged over three floors, with every modern convenience yet still managing to retain the charm of a period house. The bedroom was cosy and the bed comfortable with spotlessly clean cotten bed linen. The kitchen had everything a family could want for self catering, including condiments and non perishable foodstuffs. The roll top bath and shower were great and the bathroom spotless. The cobblestone Street outside gave one the feeling of olde-world privavcy, yet the main street with shops and all amenities were just a minute's walk away. I brought colleagues to the house at lunch time so we could discuss our work in privacy and comfort. All in all, the accomodation made what could have been a stressful work occasion into a comfortable and enjoyable week. If I were to return I could not think of anywhere better to stay in the area.
29 Oct 2012
"Fantastic house, fantastic owners !!"
This property is fabulous and fully equipped and warm. The whole house is immaculately kept and presented. When we arrived we were given a tour of the property by the owner, and shown how to work the heating, dishwasher, and coal fire. We were given fresh milk, bread, butter, tea and coffee, and some logs for the fire on arrival. The house has everything you could possibly need for your holiday, and more!. The whole place is luxury, especially the king size bed, and all the beds are made up ready for your stay. There were plenty of spare towels, and bedding if we needed it. We have already booked our next stay here.
28 Aug 2012
"The place to stay in Angus"
owner was most helpful on our arrival,
the property was in first class shape,and the location couldn't have been better,
if you require a base to play golf,go walking,visit other places in Angus,look no futher,
the local people who pass along the PEND,and the local shops and pubs help make for a great experience.
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