View towards the property
Bright open-plan living space for two
Cosy kitchen/dining area
Lounge area leading to the bedroom
A relaxing retreat after a busy day of exploring
En-suite shower room to the king-size bedroom
Modern en-suite shower room
The bedroom can be made up as a twin on request
Stylish bedroom
Open-plan living
Living space
Patio area with seating
VIew towards the property
You can hear the River North Esk from the property
Pretty riverside walks from the property
River North Esk
Driveway parking
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2 / 17  Bright open-plan living space for two
3 / 17  Cosy kitchen/dining area
4 / 17  Lounge area leading to the bedroom
5 / 17  A relaxing retreat after a busy day of exploring
6 / 17  En-suite shower room to the king-size bedroom
7 / 17  Modern en-suite shower room
8 / 17  The bedroom can be made up as a twin on request
9 / 17  Stylish bedroom
10 / 17  Open-plan living
11 / 17  Living space
12 / 17  Patio area with seating
13 / 17  VIew towards the property
14 / 17  You can hear the River North Esk from the property
15 / 17  Pretty riverside walks from the property
16 / 17  River North Esk
17 / 17  Driveway parking

Littlest Gannochy

Edzell, Angus
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Single-storey semi-detached cottage
  • Cosy and cheerful accommodation for a couple
  • Idyllic rural location for a romantic retreat
  • Beautiful riverside walks
  • The village of Edzell is only 1.5 miles away
  • Explore the Cairngorms National Park to the west and the Aberdeenshire Coast to the east
Property code: CA217

This semi-detached stone cottage located in Aberdeenshire is a wonderful romantic bolthole for a couple. Listen to the sound of the nearby river and walk alongside it to reach Edzell village.

This charming stone-built cottage near the pretty village of Edzell is the perfect bijou retreat for a couple seeking a romantic break close to the coast yet within easy reach of the southern tip of the Cairngorms.

Inside, this recently refurbished, single-storey cottage is bright and cheerful, with colourful furnishings. The stylish slate floor in the lounge/dining room/kitchen creates a suitably cottagey feel and the carpeted bedroom is cosy and welcoming.

Walking up the three steps to the front door, you are welcomed into the cottage by the small hallway which leads into the warm and welcoming, open-plan lounge/kitchen diner. With a soft, colourful sofa and coordinating rug at one end, and a dining/kitchen area at the other, this comfortable living space has everything you need. Rustle up a romantic meal for two before cosying up on the sofa to watch a film in the evening. The luxurious, king-size bedroom with its soft carpet and sumptuous bed linen ensures a blissful night’s sleep. In the morning, the sparkling en-suite bathroom has a superb walk-in shower to awaken your senses. Head into the kitchen for a cup of fresh coffee before heading out for the day.

Outside, there is a small bistro table for two. Sit and enjoy a drink together and admire the surrounding lush green gardens as you listen to the soothing sound of the nearby River North Esk.


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

  • 1 king-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • No cot or highchair available, guests will need to bring their own if required
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV, DVD player
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Please note mobile phone signal is limited
  • Salmon fishing can sometimes be arranged
  • Outside gravelled seating area
  • Driveway parking for 1 car
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shops, hotels and pubs 1 mile away
  • Tennis court is available by arrangement
  • For larger parties book with the neighbouring cottage, CA215, which sleeps 6

The cottage is located just 1 mile from the picturesque village of Edzell, where there is a good selection of shops and places to eat. Just outside the village sit the ruins of Edzell Castle and its stunning garden. This uniquely beautiful formal garden is edged by a decorative wall with intricate sculptures and niches for nesting birds.

Those who love to walk will appreciate the proximity of Glenesk. From the front door, head down to the River North Esk where you can walk for miles along this picturesque glen. Alternatively, jump in the car and head towards beautiful Loch Lee (16 miles) in the Cairngorms. Park at Invermark Castle and enjoy a long walk around this scenic loch edged by spectacular mountains.

Just 13 miles away is the charming coastal town of Montrose, which, with its unique mud lagoon, known as the Basin, is a haven for birdlife all year round. Enjoy lunch and a leisurely wander around the old town, or if you have a craving for sea air, head down to the seafront for an invigorating walk along the beautiful, wide stretch of sand on Montrose beach.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Karen 14th October 2019

This was a cosy comfy cottage in a beautiful area handy for the glorious autumn glens, fishing villages and beaches.

Reviewed by Ms Mcinnes August 2019

We enjoyed our relaxing and peaceful break to Littlest Gannochy. We cooked a lot and found the kitchen well stocked, it might be small but perfectly formed. Having realised we left our cafeteria at home we were very please to find one in the cupboard. The big bed was as advertised, very comfortable and the shower was very powerful and just what is Read moreneeded after a nice long walk along the river (just outside the door). We had read a review that the internet and TV did not work but our experience was completely opposite, we have full 4G on our Vodafone mobile phones and even streamed to our laptops, we also had the TV a couple of times which again had no problems at all. Perfect quiet getaway xx Hide

Reviewed by Rev Box May 2019

What a wonderful little cottage. The bed was massive and reaaaaaaaalllly comfortable. The shower was simply the best - big, powerful, plenty of hot water! Sofa comfortable. Kitchen well equipped. No WiFi or phone signal - heaven! Everything we needed. There were even red squirrels in the courtyard too! Beautiful riverside walks into Edzell, plus alRead moreso the other way through the blue door on the bridge - absolutely stunning. Only slight downside was the tiny weeny tv which was shockingly bad, but we read plenty of books instead which is no bad thing. All in all a lovely week and would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Mr And Mrs Mcnicoll March 2019

Littlest Gannochy is a beautiful little gem, perfect for a couples break. Unfortunately, as I run my own business I still need to have some connectivity and here there is........none! I have a mobile broadband connection on 3, my mobile phone is on Vodafone and my husband is on O2 and none of them connected a) within the cottage or b) anywhere closRead moree by. We had to drive to Brechin to get online. A bit frustrating which eventually led to us having to leave a day early because I just couldn't manage my business like that. Additionally, the TV was, and is still, advertised as having Freesat (TV with Freesat) but it only had a DVD player. I don't think it's right to say it has Freesat and then say 'oh but you can't watch TV' like that is OK! Finally, the wardrobe (cupboard in the hall) had 3 bent and twisted metal (dry cleaner) hangers and one 'broken' plastic hanger. I bought 10 robust velvet hangers for 1.99 in a high street bargain store and I left 4 so that the next person into the cottage would at least have some proper hanging space. Unfortunately, the above points would have an adverse effect on us returning unless I no longer had a business or we didn't require to be in contact with the outside world! On another point which doesn't reflect on the cottage. we are golfers and a pet owner however the local golf clubs do not allow dogs on with golfers. We asked at Edzell, Brechin, Montrose (2 courses) and Arbroath. We eventually got to play, and take the dog, on Letham Grange Golf Course. We obviously wouldn't leave the dog in the cottage as per the owners request. Hide

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View towards the property
Bright open-plan living space for two
Cosy kitchen/dining area
Lounge area leading to the bedroom
A relaxing retreat after a busy day of exploring
En-suite shower room to the king-size bedroom
Modern en-suite shower room
The bedroom can be made up as a twin on request
Stylish bedroom
Open-plan living
Living space
Show 5 morePatio area with seating


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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