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Wellbank Cottage

Cortachy, Angus
Visit Scotland - 4 star
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fantastic location for walkers with woodland and riverside paths nearby
  • Delightful cottage located in the picturesque Airlie Estate in Cortachy
  • Breathtaking views over the Angus countryside
  • Beautiful private garden teeming with roe deer and pheasants
  • Magnificent open fire perfect for cosy evenings indoors
  • 5 miles from RSPB Loch of Kinnordy Nature Reserve with wildlife trails
Property code: CA403

Escape to the Scottish countryside at this fabulous cottage in Angus. Up to eight guests can experience wonderful walks nearby and enjoy the abundance of wildlife on the doorstep.

This picturesque cottage has been carefully renovated to create a single-level retreat that’s bursting with character, sleeping eight guests and three dogs across four bedrooms. Set in a grand estate within the Angus Glens, the property was once used as a steading: a traditional farm and its outbuildings. The secluded location makes this an enchanting bolthole to celebrate special occasions with loved ones and is an ideal vantage point for enthusiastic walkers and nature lovers to explore the spectacular countryside.

The property is delightfully cosy throughout, freshly painted with bright neutral tones and lovingly styled with traditional furniture and homely details. The addition of a roaring open fire and an Aga enhances the timeless charm, with a few contemporary touches such as ambient lighting and a very well-equipped kitchen.

The comfortable lounge is a treat for the senses, where you can curl up in comfort in front of the fire, selecting a book from the mini-library on the shelves. Even the most reluctant of cooks will fall in love with the fantastic kitchen, which is a masterpiece of design with sleek worktops, unique lighting, and a dark wood floor. The AGA-style oven, mismatched chairs and antique dresser strike an interesting contrast, making this a quirky spot for perching with your morning coffee and the papers. Dinner is a more elaborate affair thanks to the sophisticated dining room, a snug location for uncorking a bottle of good wine and settling down to a hearty meal and flowing conversation.

Weary guests will find the bedrooms irresistible after a busy day, as each one is dressed in sumptuously soft linen complete with delicate floral details and pretty artwork. The master king-size has an en-suite, and there is a family-size bathroom for the remaining three bedrooms. Depending on what suits your party, the two double bedrooms can be converted into twins on request.

Outside, your private garden has marvellous views across the estate, with sweeping lawns, ancient trees and glimpses of the surrounding glens and Munros, which are mountains over 3,000ft. There’s also a patio with garden furniture, perfect for enjoying a glass of something delicious as you admire the sunset. The estate is teeming with wildlife from red squirrels to various species of birds, which can be spotted as you navigate the winding trails.


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

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 double, 3 twins (2 can be made up to doubles on request)
  • 2 bathrooms -1 en-suite with shower over bath, WC and wash hand basin, 1 family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and wash hand basin, 1 separate WC with wash hand basin
  • AGA, chest freezer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine and dryer
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Open fire – all logs supplied
  • TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Internet access
  • Extensive private garden with garden furniture and outdoor space
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • 5 miles to supermarkets, local shops, café, hotels and pubs in Kirriemuir

Known as the gateway to the glens, the fairy tale town of Kirriemuir is one of seven beautiful towns in Angus, East Scotland. Set off in search of adventure, navigating a maze of scenic walks, cycle routes and challenging Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet); there are ten in total to explore including Dreish, Mayar, and Mount Keen. Glen Isla 11 miles away features the breathtaking Reekie Linn waterfall, which is well worth the journey. Budding historians and fans of classic literature will appreciate the historic nature of the town, which is also birthplace to the author J.M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan. Local attractions include the curious Camera Obscura, an interesting museum and even the fantastic Neverland play park for younger guests, all within 5.5 miles. Nature-lovers should definitely add a trip to the Loch of Kinnordy to their itinerary, which is a nature reserve owned by the RSPB 3 miles away. Lucky visitors may even see otters, red squirrels, and deer alongside the birdlife that are attracted to this beautiful shallow loch. If you prefer a more active holiday, the local golf club has an excellent 18 hole course less than a mile away, or perhaps you could take advantage of the many fishing opportunities available locally for keen and novice anglers alike

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Kerr October 2018

Well what can I say. This cottage is absolutely delightful, cosy, exceptionally spacious...there were 7 of us and never felt we were living on top of one another and 2 dogs. Everyone in our party was of the same opinion and the open fire....amazing. Idyllic situation, green fields all around. We visited Drovers Inn and the food was superbe..unfortuRead morenately no tables available on Saturday understandably so. Wonderful choice of takeaways in Kirriemuir. Everything you would need and more in the cottage. No negatives whatsoever. We would return Wellbeck cottage. Suited Glamis castle..it's worth a visit in fact there are lenty places to visit within only half hour drive. Thank you Cottages and Castles. Hide

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