The property is the smaller of the two barns
Stunning lounge/kitchen/diner
Well-equipped contemporary kitchen with island
Kitchen through to lounge
Dining area, sample the local produce!
Double bedroom with king-size bed
Bedroom with zip-and-link bed
Bathroom with shower over bath
Just 10 mins from your door Glenisla Gorge
Lovely on site coffee shop
Enjoy some home baking in the coffee shop
View from the front of the property
Your family pet is welcome too!
Wake up to nature!
Very friendly ducks on the farm!
Resident Deer overlooking stunning countryside
1 / 16  The property is the smaller of the two barns
2 / 16  Stunning lounge/kitchen/diner
3 / 16  Well-equipped contemporary kitchen with island
4 / 16  Kitchen through to lounge
5 / 16  Dining area, sample the local produce!
6 / 16  Double bedroom with king-size bed
7 / 16  Bedroom with zip-and-link bed
8 / 16  Bathroom with shower over bath
9 / 16  Just 10 mins from your door Glenisla Gorge
10 / 16  Lovely on site coffee shop
11 / 16  Enjoy some home baking in the coffee shop
12 / 16  View from the front of the property
13 / 16  Your family pet is welcome too!
14 / 16  Wake up to nature!
15 / 16  Very friendly ducks on the farm!
16 / 16  Resident Deer overlooking stunning countryside

Ducklings Rest

Kirriemuir (7.5mls W), Angus
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious converted barn nestled at the foot of Glenisla
  • A short drive from Carnoustie's famous golf courses
  • Visit the magnificent Glamis Castle the ancestral home of the Queen Mother
  • Close to the historic, picturesque village of Kirriemuir birthplace of J M Barrie and Bon Scott
  • Easy reach of the buzzing city of Dundee with its excellent shopping and leisure facilities
  • Enjoy a trip to Glenshee Ski Centre offering extensive skiing and snowboarding
Property code: OBOTP

1 of 2 traditional stone barns set in picturesque farmland in this beautiful Angus Glen, guests can enjoy a wonderful agritourism experience.   Situated at the foot of Glenisla, this is the perfect destination to enjoy the lovely scenery and unspoilt countryside. A most attractive barn conversion, finished to an extremely high standard with its own, very unique, charm and character.

Wake up in the morning to home-baked goodies from the nearby ‘Courtyard’ and drag out hours wrapped up in your luxury home from home. Just 7 miles from Kirkton of Glenisla in Angus, this lovingly converted 17th-century cottage is one of two farm buildings offering a sumptuous escape surrounded by Scottish countryside.


Sleeping up to four people and welcoming two waggy-tailed pals, this cottage has been finished with the utmost eye for detail. With a contemporary flair that wouldn’t look out of place in the glossies, it also manages to retain an authentic edge and welcoming atmosphere.


Laid out across one floor, this single-storey barn is the ideal retreat for small families, groups of friends and couples looking for a blissful escape from daily life. Home to two bedrooms, you can take your pick of one king-size bed and one super king-size zip-and-link bed that can be made into a twin. For ease, there is a family bathroom with a shower over bath, perfect for soothing muscles after days on your feet.


Comprising the living areas, the beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is a wonderful spot to enjoy lazy mornings, rainy afternoons and early evenings. Equipped with everything you could need, you can cook up lip-smacking family feasts to enjoy around the window-side dining table. Later, snuggle up on the sofa in the lounge and switch on the TV for a movie as night throws its cloak over the surroundings.


Step outside the lounge’s French doors and onto the patio. As dreamy on crisp winter mornings as hazy summer eves, you can make use of the patio furniture and BBQ whilst enjoying the stunning views towards Glenisla. If you would like to use your car, there is ample parking at the front of the property.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 twin zip-and link which can be made up as a super-king-size on request and a king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Freeview TV, DVD in lounge,
  • Kitchen - gas range hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome - care must be taken as the garden area is open and there are animals roaming close by
  • Coffee shop within walking distance, there is a take-away menu for those days when cooking is too much of an effort
  • Pub/hotel 6 miles away
  • Arrival 4pm



Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, nature-lovers will be in their element exploring the local area. Step out of the front door and pick up one of the many nearby trails; just 2 miles away you will reach the beautiful Glenisla Gorge and Reekie Linn Waterfall. Of course, if you fancy staying closer to home, you are welcome to explore the 650-acre farm and nearby Courtyard, which offers shopping, workshops and lots to eat! Learn a new skill and reward yourself to a delicious home-made meal created with local produce.

If you crave more fresh air, there are lots of activities to pique your interest. There are some great golf courses in the area, including Alyth Golf Club which is only 6.5 miles away. If you have a keen eye, travel the 8.5 miles to Brewlands Estate, where clay pigeon shooting is available all year round. Or, for something a little more fast-paced, try your hand at skiing or snowboarding in one of the area's resorts in winter.

Should you fancy some urban vibes for a while, the towns of Alyth and Kirriemuir are 6 and 8.5 miles away respectively and offer a huge array of things to see and do. Meanwhile, the thriving city of Dundee is 22 miles away and home to a huge number of attractions, including Discovery Point and the McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum.

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Karen 2nd November 2019

A lovely conversion in a quiet and peaceful location. Maintained to a high standard throughout and really well equipped for longer length stays. As well as the accommodation the owners also run a farm shop and cafe nearby, and have set up a farm nature trail - lovely if you do not want to go too far.

Reviewed by Maureen 12th October 2019

We had a fantastic stay at ducklings rest, the wonderful shop and cafe beside the cottage was truly amazing. Would defiantly recommend booking the afternoon tea. The animals round the farm are just lovely and my son (aged 6) had a fantastic time feeding them and wanted to do that every day. Owners are very friendly and on hand should any issues ariRead morese, not that we had any issues at all. We will hopefully be booking again. Hide

Reviewed by Emily 7th September 2019

An immaculate property, well equipped with stunning views. Our girls loved being on the farm seeing the geese, cows, horses and tractors and the tea room in the Courtyard is very handy! Lots to explore in the local area too.

Reviewed by Anthony 4th August 2019

The cottage was absolutely amazing, we were met by Miss Fleming who made us feel so welcome. There was stunning scenery all around and we were welcomed in with some token homemade produce. The location meant there was loads of super places to visit and was a peaceful place to return back to. We would definitely go back and will be recommending to fRead moreriends. Hide

Reviewed by KATHY 25th May 2019

This is one of the best holiday cottages weve stayed in, very thoughtfully designed ,comfortable and well located for lots of places. We loved it!

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The property is the smaller of the two barns
Stunning lounge/kitchen/diner
Well-equipped contemporary kitchen with island
Kitchen through to lounge
Dining area, sample the local produce!
Double bedroom with king-size bed
Bedroom with zip-and-link bed
Bathroom with shower over bath
Just 10 mins from your door Glenisla Gorge
Lovely on site coffee shop
Enjoy some home baking in the coffee shop
Show 4 moreView from the front of the property


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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