Glenisla House – Home 558907 House
- 4 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Glenisla House – Home 558907
- 4 bedrooms
- sleeps 10
- 3 nights min stay
House / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Glenisla House is a traditional 4 bedroom, sandstone, terraced townhouse, situated in a quiet little lane which forms part of the Forfar Heritage Trail, only 500 meters through an historic Vennel to the town centre. This early 19th Century, listed property, accommodates 8 to10 people plus a baby cot. It is ideally suited as a family holiday home, or for small groups who wish to take advantage of the beautiful scenery surrounding the town, the numerous activities available in the area, or as accommodation for joint family celebrations. Accommodation comprises a large open plan, family/dining/kitchen with dining seating for 10, couch, wall units and upright piano, and fully equipped kitchen area with wall and base units; double family bedroom suite which consists of a double bedroom (with cot) and a separate small single room with an adult size single bed; a well proportioned hallway with a newly fitted WC with Wash Hand Basin, (which means there are now toilet facilities on all 3 levels)
Glenisla House is a traditional 4 bedroom, sandstone, terraced townhouse, situated in a quiet little lane which forms part of the Forfar Heritage Trail, only 500 meters through an historic Vennel to the town centre. This early 19th Century, listed property, accommodates 8 to10 people plus a baby cot. It is ideally suited as a family holiday home, or for small groups who wish to take advantage of the beautiful scenery surrounding the town, the numerous activities available in the area, or as accommodation for joint family celebrations. Accommodation comprises a large open plan, family/dining/kitchen with dining seating for 10, couch, wall units and upright piano, and fully equipped kitchen area with wall and base units; double family bedroom suite which consists of a double bedroom (with cot) and a separate small single room with an adult size single bed; a well proportioned hallway with a newly fitted WC with Wash Hand Basin, (which means there are now toilet facilities on all 3 levels) , and traditional curved stairway with ornamental balustrade and stained glass window; a balcony landing with ornamental balustrade leading to a further 2 double bedrooms (one with king size traditional style bedroom suite), and another with a double bunk bed sleeping 3; a large lounge with seating for 10, with hand carved oak fireplace, and electric feature fire, and ornamental corniced ceiling; and newly fitted bathroom with pedestal wash hand basin, WC, and over bath power shower (bath seat provided). The basement area has been opened out to incoporate a games room with 2 double Japanese futons, additional seating, and 4 piece family bathroom. Outside space provides a fully enclosed, and gated, garden across the lane, neatly laid to paved areas and mature shrubs, with barbeque area, and also fresh herbs for the kitchen. The chipped driveway provides parking for 2 cars (3 with practise), and additional public parking within 100 metres. We do have a bike shed, which can be made available, on request, providing storage for bikes, fishing, or climbing gear. A substantial welcome pack will be provided on arrival and linen is include. (Towels can be provided for a small extra charge.) Well behaved pets will be welcome at the discretion of the owner at no extra charge. (A small pet bond may be required against any damage, refundable on exit if all has been well). We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to what is our other home x
Location description from owner
The Scotland region
Situated in the heart of the Strathmore Valley, between the Sidlaw Hills and the Grampian Mountains, the Royal Burgh of Forfar stands in the centre of the Birthplace of Scotland; – the ancient Kingdom of the Picts. Their carvings are plain to see scattered on stones still strewn across the fertile farmland and woods. The Valley is home to towns and villages of character and charm, and Castles and Monuments, most notably Glamis, the birthplace of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. Kirriemuir is a mere 10 minutes by car, and boasts pride in its most famous sons, JM Barrie and his creation, Peter Pan. The coastal town of Arbroath saw the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath at its famous Abbey. Montrose Basin Nature Reserve is host to teaming wild life and flora, and along the coast is one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland, with its dunes and caves, which can be found at Lunan Bay. Travel a little to the west to the village of Edzell and you will find the Royal Arch under which Queen Victoria travelled to Balmoral, and close by, the family home of William Gladstone, one of her most well-known prime ministers, at Fasque House near Fettercairn. Brechin houses the Pictish Centre, describing the ancient roots of the County, and from here you can visit the old Railway, and also the House of Dun. Sports of all types are here to find, from the fishing on the North and South Esk rivers, shooting estates, sailing on Forfar Loch, climbing and walking in the Angus Glens, white water rafting and kayaking, cycling tracks across the foothills, and skiing in nearby Glenshee. Golf is found not only in Forfar itself, but close by is the famous course at Carnoustie, and the Old Course in St Andrews makes a lovely trip. The Angus Glens spread like fingers through the mountains to the North West. Glen Clova, Glen Doll, Glen Prosen, Glen Lethnot, Glen Esk and Glen Shee provide a beautiful landscape with views to take your breath away. Heather and bracken cling to the rocky outcrops amongst silver birch trees, and Scots Pine and Larch clad the lower slopes of the mountains before thinning to the barren heather moors above the tree line. Across the valley are the ancient peaks that are the Grampian Mountains, some of the oldest in the world. Forfar is within easy commuting distance of the cities of Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen. With their history and stories of whaling ships and the Antarctic expeditions from Dundee, and its trade with Holland and the funding by it merchants of the earliest railways in America; the fishing fleets and the north sea oil industry of Aberdeen; and the fair city of Perth, once the capital, and seat of the Scottish Kings, this wonderful area supplies an abundance of facilities for the visitor. Shopping in any of these cities is a relaxing experience amongst the old architecture in pedestrianized streets, and public transport is regular and reasonably priced. With so much to do and see in the mountains, in the valley and down to the sea, Angus and the Royal Burgh of Forfar offer a fantastic opportunity to explore this beautiful country that is Scotland. We look forward to offering you our hospitality and warm welcome.
The market town of Forfar is the administrative centre of Angus, providing a bustling and friendly hub from which to explore the area. With its variety of restaurants, shops, museum, and bordering on the beautiful Forfar Loch, this friendly town provides a welcome place to return to after a day of exploration, or somewhere to relax in its friendly atmosphere.There is a sailing club on Forfar Loch, and this nature reserve is enjoyed by walkers and runners Forfar Rugby Club and Football Ground provide Saturday entertainment, and there is also the ice rink which provides curling, and skating, and is a venue for younger members of the family to have fun. Or try your hand at Bowling at one of the several local clubs. The Reid Park is a short dog walk away, and is a safe and enclosed Park which provides a sociable environment for families and dog walkers alike. At the upper end of the Park there is a small gate which leads to the fields and the Pathway walks on Balmashanner Hill. Here too are the cycle tracks which challenge any proficient mountain biker.The Meffan Institute in the centre of town holds the stories of the area, from the early Picts to the history of the town through the industrial revolution and its growth as a centre for the weaving industry. Live music is to be found at several venues in the town, all of which are only a short walk away, and the many restaurants from Turkish, Indian, Chinese, Scottish and Traditional cuisine use the best of local produce, from the Angus Steaks to fresh seafood from the Angus Coastal Towns. The monthly Farmers Market, held in The Mart on John Street, offers the opportunity to sample the best of local produce, from locally grown vegetables, to hand made preserves and local cheeses. Of course, this is the home of the world famous beef cattle - the Aberdeen Angus. The local beef is produced from award winning local herds, and also forms the staple ingredient of the renowned Forfar Bridie.For those who wish to cater for themselves, there is a superstore only a block away, tucked unobtrusively behind an ancient old wall. All the other well-known supermarkets also have a presence in town. There is a superb variety of coffee houses, and bakeries. Butchers shops and fishmongers are represented to challenge your culinary skills. Craft and gift shops are in abundance.This is wonderful place to provide you with a base to explore this lovely part of the world.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: Bunk Bed Single Bed
Bedroom 4: Single Bed
Beds in other rooms: 2 Sofa Beds
- 2 Family bathrooms, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Pool or snooker table
- Games room
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 15 Apr 2017
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This House has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Jul 2013. Located in Angus, it has 33 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £679 to £1295.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Apr 2017.
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– based on 33 reviews
- Very Good
“Unique, sweet and wonderful”
The beautiful house in a small street next to the town center and near by the supermarket invites you to explore. The spacious kitchen is nice for long breakfasts. If someone of you loves to play piano feel free to play some music. The welcome package from Anne was generous and very delicious. The living room invites you to read, play some games or watch TV. Each bedroom is decorated different and has its own character. If it rains outside you can play mini table football, Pool or table tennis. Perfect for the young and the young at heard. We had a lot of fun and a wonderful stay. Your host Anne is marvellous. If you have any questions about the area or you don't know what to do, just ask her.
Owner's reply: Thank you so much! Our wee team do work hard. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay x
“Comfy and spacious in centre of town”
Lovely weekend stay. We planned to do very little and thats exactly what we did. Anne, the owner, couldn't make it to greet us but called and gave us instructions and a phone guided walk through her home. Welcomed with a fine selection of jam, marmelade and chutney that went with the bread, eggs, bacon and homemade cheese in the fridge. Rooms are all very clean and beds comfortable. Usually takes two night to get used to a different bed but slept really well both nights. The house is very warm with plenty of hot water for everyone. There was only three of us but I don't think a larger family would run out. We ate out or got take-aways, there's plenty to choose from in Forfar. We don't get to do this often as we live in a very rural spot, so town living was fun. Would recommend and would like to go back again as house is being extended to include the cellar which will be like a games room with a pool tabe and table football and a large shower room. It'll be fantastic when its finished.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely comments! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we would love to have you back. The cellar is well on the way to completion for Easter. We are looking forward to setting up the table tennis and pool tables. Kind regards Anne.
“Excellent Stay - Highly Recommended”
We stayed a few nights in this lovely, well presented house. We received a nice welcome from Anne along with a substantial welcome pack. The house itself is on a very quiet narrow lane, so no noise from through traffic. It also has parking which is an added bonus. The town centre is just a few minutes walk away along with a supermarket. We went up to Aberdeen for the day & found that it was a pleasant drive especially coming back as we took the 'Angus Coastal Route'. Overall a nice relaxing time was had & it felt very 'home from home'!
Owner's reply: It was a privilege to have you both stay x the Angus coastal route is particularly pretty and next time you should visit Lunan Bay,when it is a bit warmer. So pleased you enjoyed our welcome pack.. We do strive to be that wee bit better xx looking forward to your next visit.
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