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Shepherd's House - Edzell

Edzell (3mls NE), Angus
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Single-storey property located at the foot of Glenesk
  • Lovely open-plan lounge/diner for evenings in
  • Parties of up to 7 can be accommodated if needed
  • Excellent walks and hiking routes
  • Access to the Cairngorms National Park and the coast
  • Picturesque Edzell village 4 miles away
Property code: CA300

A remote rural retreat with sweeping views over rolling hills and mountains, the property is an ideal base for keen walkers or a family looking for a countryside hideaway.

Relax in the beautiful seclusion of this dramatic Angus location. This recently upgraded former shepherd’s house captures far-reaching views across stunning Scottish countryside. Sleeping up to six guests, it nestles at the foot of Glen Esk and is a haven for keen walkers. Stretch your legs with any number of walks along lower levels or hike up picturesque Munros. While you are here, also make your way to the coast to spend tranquil afternoons on sandy beaches.

Enter this handsome holiday home to find yourself embraced by a stylish interior. Enjoy the exquisite decor, with its wooden floors and colourful furnishings. Luxuriate in the easy contrast between character features, such as the wood burner, and contemporary finishes, including a stainless steel and black kitchen.

Discover a sense of flow between the bright living spaces of your single-storey Scottish retreat. The splendid lounge/diner, with its comfortable furnishings will be the perfect place to spread and enjoy your evenings together. Watch TV, play games, read or simply sit and just gaze out at the view. On warm days throw open the French doors and in cooler times, delight in cooking a warming casserole in your exceptional kitchen. The master bedroom has a chic en-suite shower room, while a second bedroom has access to the family bathroom. For parties of six, two guests can sleep on a comfortable sofa bed in the lounge.

Relax outside, soak up the serenity and take in the scenery. Light the BBQ on summer evenings and sit back and breathe in the cool night air as you talk about what you will do tomorrow. The road up to the cottage is a farm track and is suitable for normal cars.

  • Sleeps 4 + 3 using the sofa bed in the lounge and additional camp bed
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • Twin bedroom can be made up as a triple bedroom with a camp bed at no additional cost (please request at the time of booking)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Wood burner – starter pack of fuel provided
  • TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off road parking
  • Regret no dogs
  • 3.5 miles from shops, pub, restaurant
  • Please be aware that the road up to the cottage is a farm track that is tarred and can be rough in places. However the road is suitable for normal cars, no 4x4 required
  • Can be booked with The Byre - Edzell (CA335)  which sleeps 2 for additional occupancy  

Step outside and explore the stunning Angus Glens straight from your holiday home. Follow walks and trails of between 3 and 10 miles in length in this area. Lace up your hiking boots and tackle nearby munros including Driesh, Mayar and Mount Keen. Glen Esk itself is one of a series of magnificent steep-sided glens that form the fabulous Angus Glens. Discover its beauty on foot and also make your way to Glen Isla, Prosen, Lethnot and Clova while you are here.

Head up to the upper valley with your binoculars to go wildlife watching and to experience some beautiful waterfalls. The Falls of Unich and the Falls of Damff, for example, are some 13 miles from your cottage by Loch Lee. Pass the ruins of Invermark Castle on the way. Visit the pretty village of Edzell, some 5 miles away: enter through the famous Dalhousie Arch to find interesting shops, restaurants and cafes. Visit the red sandstone ruins of Edzell Castle and admire its ornate walled garden. Drive approximately 15 miles from your base to reach the Angus coast if you fancy a beach day. Stop in St Cyrus to go wildlife watching in its nature reserve and to spend time on its scenic 3-mile-long sandy beach.

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


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Reviewed by Cornelis 21st December 2019

We had a wonderful stay in this well equiped cottage. Nice large bedrooms and bathrooms, everything very clean, fantastic beds, nice views, and very impressive surroundings

Reviewed by Nick 12th October 2019

Lovely hosts who we bumped into a few times during our stay. The cottage was perfect- middle of no where but a warm feel so the all mod cons that we required. The accommodation was ample for 4 adults and 2 children for the week although putting the living room back together every day took a few minutes ....but we chose to do it so no complaint therRead moree. We hope to be back again soon. Brilliant break. Great owners and ideal location Hide

Reviewed by Mr Mcmahon July 2019

We loved the location. We just wanted to get away from the "Rat race" the noise, the traffic, ice cream vans, dogs barking, seeing other peoples houses, being enclosed on a housing estate etc. What bliss it was to be free from all that for a week. Unfortunately, one week was not long enough. Being able to breath fresh, view the stunning scenery, liRead moresten to the birds and more was great. Its my Favourite place and want to return someday. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Cheney July 2019

We had a fabulous time at the shepherds house. Went to some lovely beaches 20 minutes drive. Cottage very well equipped and well looked after. Owners very accommodating. Beautiful setting with walks from the cottage. Loads of wildlife. Castle Edzell well worth a visit. Panmure arms serves lovely food and very welcoming just a short drive down the hRead moreill. Can't wait to come back. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Delande July 2019

Had a relaxing stay close to the nature. Welcoming landlords. Really clean place & well furnished. To recommend.

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