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Stylish and Luxury Beach Cottage at Lunan Bay 'Stunning Cottage and Location'

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage at Award Winning Lunan Bay Beach, Lunan Bay, Angus, Scotland - Peaceful Stunning Location In Close Proximity To Beach With Fabulous Interior And Quality Fittings

Foremans Cottage is a stylish yet accessible retreat on the beach at Lunan Bay. It has been featured in many interiors and lifestyle magazines and is fitted out to a high standard by its owners. The cottage has been described as 'property nirvana' by journalists as it features a host of features such as a boudoir style master bedroom, log burner, open fire, drench shower, and aga. There is a large open plan area downstairs which is painted in calming soothing colours, and a mix of old and new pieces, giving the property the feel that you are in someones home not a rental property. The grounds are fairly extensive and mostly laid to lawn with decked areas for entertaining around the cottage. There is a barbecue and ample parking and disabled access. The accessible yet peaceful location makes it a great base for visiting other parts of Scotland or for spending a holiday walking the beach and relaxing. Places filling for 2015 already book early to avoid disappointment

David Arundel
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stunning cottage in a stunning location

We love Foremans Cottage we will definitely be back. A real home from home and a chance to chill without having to drive for hours.

Our kids and dog loved the beach (and so did we). We didn't really leave Lunan as the weather was Fantastic.
Feb 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Arbroath in Angus

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please take note, Oil central has now been installed, we also have a log burner and coal fire which are both very cosy and warm when they are on.
  • Please make sure the house is tidy before your departure and all furniture is returned to its rightful place if you decide to move it ie chairs,
  • Please report all accidental breakages to the owner.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 designer free standing bath with mixer taps, designer sink, WC, large mirror and screen. Bedroom 2 en-suite, shower, sink,mirror WC and sky light window.Ground floor shower room, large drench shower, designer sink, large mirror and WC. Enjoy a fluffy bath in the designer bath or a hot drench shower in the designer wet room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king size bed ,ensuite (bath), matching wardrobe, draws and bed side cabinets. Patio doors leading to out door area.Bedroom 2 en-suite (shower) with double bed, hanging space , matching draws and bedside cabinet, TV and sky light window, black out blind.Bedroom 3 with double bed, hanging space, matching bedside cabinet, dressing table and blanket box. Sky light window with black out blind.All bedrooms have crisp white linen and are freshly decorated. Watchthe stars from the upstairs bedrooms on a clear night.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Please note only well behaved pets are welcome. Foremans is a non smoking cottage. Outside: Decked areas around property with a seating area off the lounge and off the kitchen area. Barbecue area in sheltered area off kitchen. The property is in close proximity to the River Lunan and is 300 yards away from the lovely sand dunes and beautiful beach. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron, cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property is cleaned weekly, linen changed at handover.


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Stylish and Luxury Beach Cottage at Lunan Bay 'Stunning Cottage and Location'
average rating of 4.65 based on 21 reviews

Stunning Hideaway x x On beach @ Foremans Cottage x Lunan Bay x

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Stunning wee hideaway Foremans Cottage x

@ Lunan Bay - Award Winning Beach x A Cozy Cottage with a Open Fire, Log Burner

& a lovely warmth off the Aga in kitchen x

Stunning hideaway location x Great for chill, family gatherings or days out around Angus x

We Enjoyed our Stay at Foremans Cottage, Lunan Bay - But we did own the property back in the 90’s! Great to see again and how area changed! Would defo recommend! Great Beach x

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great beach break

  • 5 of 5

Lunan is a wonderful beach backed by some large dunes. Foreman's cottage lies behind these dunes, next to the visitors car park. Although the beach and Lunan dinner near the car park are popular the scales of the beach and position of the cottage mean you still get privacy.

The cottage appears traditional but once inside it is clear it has been carefully upgraded with a focus on design, although it remains practical and cosy.

A lovely beach break for the family and dog, I hope we can return before too long.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Small, clean, designer OTT,

  • 1 of 5

The cottage is well furnished but lots of unnecessary ornaments. Very clean linen and towels. It is a 5 minute walk from a fabulous beach. It is dog friendly but there lies a problem as the so called lawn areas are unfenced and it is very close to the beach public car-park where loads of people walk their dogs .We were pestered by 2 large black Labradors, not only in the garden area at 7 in the morning but also our youngest small dog was traumatised by them chasing it off the beach whilst their owner sat in his car on the carpark Dogs also came into the garden and left their deposits which we cleared up.

The kitchen area is not very functional. There is an Aga to cook on. Lovely and warm but only if you have lots of time to get meals. The kitchen could benefit by a hob being fitted into a central plinth in the kitchen to make life easier. There is an entrance hall where a large cupboard houses a microwave and a portable electric stove but who wants to keep lifting them out to use?? This cupboard also houses the saucepans etc.

There is a generous supply of logs for a wood burner and coal for an open fire.

The handrail on the stairs to the 2 smallish bedrooms upstairs needs some attention. Halfway up the stairs the bannister disappears into the wall so you're left holding very little.

There is an excellent house keeper at the end of the phone. Although the write up says there is a phone in the cottage it is not connected It is a case of use your own.

We did not enjoy our stay very much, I think because of the write up we expected more.

We have stayed in many, many holiday lets and most of them not as expensive but equally kitted out, most of which at least leave out a card of welcome and welcome packs of milk, biscuits even a bottle of wine. Not pricey items but just that little caring touch that goes such a long way to make you feel welcome. Visitors don't want 9 toilet rolls, they want an extra bin bag, a torch, some candles, simple little touches. The cottage is designer OTT in places and sadly lacks in others. I feel that most people would find it wonderful so I hope my thoughts do not deter them, it is simply personal choice and expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

Just home after a fabulous weekend at Lunan Bay cottage, it was perfect everything we needed well equipped with all your home comforts.The location was ideal for walking on the fabulous Lunan bay beach the sun even came out. Would definitely recommend this accommodation and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is every bit as beautiful as the photographs depict. We arrived to a welcoming fire and it is so idyllic and tranquil in setting that we could have stayed longer. Beautiful beach, great childhood memories brought back, and we felt as relaxed as we have been all year. It is lovely to find somewhere that is dog friendly.The Lunan cafe on the doorstep added to the charm of such a magical place. We shall certainly return. Thanks David for accommodating us and sharing your wonderful place. Nicki

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our weeks stay at the cottage was a real treat. With French doors around the property opening on to decking to catch the best of the sun throughout the day, to a stretch of beach lined with sand dunes that was our own for most of the holiday we settled in very easily. Day trips included Dunnottar Castle, taking in the sights at fowlsheugh - crowds of nesting seabirds perched on high cliffs - a stroll round Stonehaven, and the most delicious seafood restaurant, The Creel Inn, Catterline, our cottage was ideally located. With three good sized bedrooms, the three bathroom facilities worked well for everyone, as did the open plan layout downstairs. Would happily re-book and recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

The Foreman's Cottage is set on one of Scotland's best beaches, and would be a lovely place for painters to relax and create there masterpiece landscapes.


Lunan Bay beach on the doorstep which is a natural horseshoe shaped bay either side of the Lunanwater. It is one of Scotlands top 10 beaches and is rated as one of the cleanest 2010. The sands stretch around the bay which is referred to often as one of Scotlands 'secret beaches'. See 'google' photographs of the beach and surrounding areas.


Dundee airport is 45 minutes away. Aberdeen airport is 1 hour away. Car hire recommended. Nearest train station is Montrose on the main Aberdeen line, 5 miles away.


Arbroath, 8 miles. Inverkeilor, 3 miles. Montrose, 5 miles. Angus Glens, 25 miles. Carnoustie, 18 miles. St Andrews, 38 miles. Aberdeen, 38 miles.

Further Details:

Gordons Restaurant at Inverkeilor Egon Ronay Rated. The But n Ben Restaurant Auchmithie Scottish fayre and home cooking. Horseriding at Lunan Bay, surfing, walking, fishing. Arbroath closeby home of the famous Smokie.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Arbroath, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
26 May 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
£200 deposit payable at time of booking (non refundable) and balance due one calendar month prior to stay.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday. Arrival at the cottage no earlier than 3pm on a Saturday and please vacate by 10am in order to allow for cleaning.

Notes on prices:
Please contact the owner for last minute availability and prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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