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The Byre - Brechin

Brechin, Angus
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Country cottage at the foot of the Glenesk in Angus Glens
  • Lovingly restored with 18th-century features including a marriage lintel above the wood burner
  • Bright and airy interiors with cosy furnishings throughout
  • Open-plan living makes for a sociable space
  • Located in stunning surroundings with beautiful views all around
  • Edzell Castle and Garden and a golf course just 5 miles away
Property code: CA335

This wonderfully restored cottage offers peaceful holiday accommodation with 18th-century features and is perfect for romantic getaways, located within the stunning Angus Glens.

For a true escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, this immaculate cottage is perfect as a romantic rural retreat or for a small family of four. Surrounded by dramatic hillsides and scenery, it offers a wealth of walks and plenty of peace and quiet close to picturesque Glen Esk in the stunning Angus countryside. This lovely bright and airy, single storey property has been tastefully decorated in a welcoming, contemporary style, with muted greens, golds and blues evoking the natural colours of the Scottish countryside that surrounds the cottage on all sides.

As you enter through the front door, a small hallway leads you into the lovely open-plan kitchen/lounge on your left. Warm and welcoming, this room is a fabulous living space, with a well-equipped kitchen area that has a breakfast bar for relaxed meals, and a lounge area with a futon sofa and armchair. A folding table is also available should you require additional seating space. After a day out in the hills, enjoy cosying up in front of the wood burner or enjoy a film on the TV before heading next door to the comfortable king-size bedroom for a blissful night’s sleep. In the morning, the adjacent bathroom offers the opportunity for a leisurely soak in the bath or a refreshing shower before you head back out into the glorious countryside. On warm days, wander through the French door and enjoy your morning coffee outside, whilst taking in the breathtaking scenery.

Outside there is plenty of parking space, and there are fabulous walks and bike rides straight from the front door. The track leading to the property – although tarred – is bumpy but still accessible without a 4x4.

  • Sleeps 2+2
  • 1 bedroom – super king-size zip-and-link (can be made up as a twin on request). Double futon in lounge area for 2 additional guests
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, toaster, kettle and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner - starter pack of fuel included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot/highchair available
  • Shop and pub 4 miles, beach 16 miles
  • Next to another holiday property
  • TV with Freeview in lounge area
  • Charcoal BBQ and garden furniture
  • Regret no dogs
  • Off road parking
  • The road up to the cottage is a farm track that can be rough in places, but does not require a 4x4 vehicle
  • Can be booked with Shepherd's House - Fort William (CA299) which sleeps 6 for additional occupancy  

Superbly located in a stunning spot, high above the sparkling Glen Esk, this lovely cottage is also within easy access of both the Cairngorms and the beautiful Angus coastline. Walkers of all levels are catered for, with both pleasant strolls as well as more challenging climbs on offer in the nearby Munros (mountains over 3000 feet). The nearby village of Edzell (4.5 miles) is a delight – browse the various antique shops before heading off on a circular walk along Glen Esk. This scenic route takes you through a dramatic gorge and peaceful woodland. At the end, reward yourself with a visit to one of Edzell's charming teashops. Nearby are the remains of 16th-century Edzell Castle. Explore the ruins and look down on the immaculately kept, unique formal garden, with its intricate carvings and decorative plantings.

For a day out, Montrose (16 miles) is just a half-hour drive away. Situated on the coast, this pretty town offers a fabulous beach, a small museum and art gallery, as well as the unique Montrose Basin, a natural lagoon and protected wildlife reserve that is home to thousands of migratory birds.

The nearby village of Fettercairn (7 miles) is exceptionally pretty. Investigate the selection of shops and cafes before perhaps paying a visit to the local distillery where you can take a tour and finish with a wee dram of the excellent single malt.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Whybrow August 2019

What a stunning spot to stay in! We loved the peace and quiet, to say nothing of the stunning views all around. The Byre itself is very cosy and well-equipped and, as a fussy sleeper myself, I really appreciated the comfortable bed! The location is ideal for walking and sight-seeing, and we loved exploring the Pictish history of the area. We can deRead morefinitely recommend lunch at the Tuck Inn in Edzell: the food was delicious, and the staff so friendly. A fortnight wasn't long enough: we plan to be back again. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Shaw July 2019

Comfortable small cottage in a quiet location approximately 3 miles from the main road. Beautifully presented one bedroom accommodation. The Byre maybe small but it has a spacious feel to it. Fabulous 360 degree views. Good location for visiting local attractions including harbours and Castles.

Reviewed by Mr Dunlop June 2019

First class cottage in all respects except the weather! The cottage was spotless, fitted with every need. It was warm and comfortable with excellent scenery all round, there was plenty to do and see, and beautiful walks from the front door. The only slight drawback was the road up to it that was a lot of potholes, gates and cattle grids, but it's wRead moreorth the effort. Well looked after by the local shepherd, nothing to much trouble and great local Knowledge. The TV and Wi-fi reception are great. A very peaceful week. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Brough October 2018

We stayed in the Byre for a week in October. The cottage was spotlessly clean and was well furnished. There was a very comfortable, large bed and the shower was one of the best we have had in a holiday cottage. It was lovely and warm and had the added bonus of the wood burning stove for chilly nights. Edzell was a short drive away and there are pleRead morenty of long and short walks in the area. We hope to return for another holiday some time and would definitely recommend to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Sture August 2018

Lovely, very well equipped cottage in a stunning location. Walking and mountain biking from the front door. Close to the coast as well as the mountains, plus not far from towns and cities for other sightseeing options.

Reviewed by Mr Park May 2018

Nestled high above Glen Esk it's a real gem of a retreat. Hard to find and you'll need a 4x4 in winter to negotiate the long track in. The farming family who own it couldn't be friendlier and pop by whilst tending to the sheep just to check you're OK which was really nice.

Reviewed by Mr Van Kampen February 2018

Well equiped cottage; marvellous location. Friendly owners. One small criticism: the road to the cottage is bumpy and slippery (because of the cow dung).

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