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Traditional Detached Rural Cottage and Optional Glamping Pod -Extensive Views

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


About the property

Cottage near Kirriemuir, Scotland - Peaceful Rural Location

Auldallan Cottage is an ideal place to watch Scotland’s wildlife, rest or tour the beautiful countryside and historic Scotland. For the rainy day there is Television, DVD/CD player a selection of books and family games. The Cottage accommodation includes: Lounge, Kitchen/dinner, Bathroom with toilet, Shower room with toilet, Bedroom with two single beds, Bedroom with a double bed, Enclosed garden with panoramic sitting area. In the area -Situated in the scenic Quharity Glen, Auldallan is the perfect base for walks in the surrounding area and provides the natural countryside experience. Located approximately 6 miles from the historic town of Kirriemuir and a short distance from Forfar, Dundee & Perth are less than 3/4 hour away.

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Dane Henderson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Dane Henderson

Mary & I have owned Auldallan Cottage for 12 years, when we purchased it we we undertook significant refurbishment including adding a kitchen and bedroom extension using local materials and craftsmen.

My family grew up in Carnoustie and as teenager spent many summer holiday locally at nearby Craighton of Airlie, when the opportunity presented to purchase Auldallan Cottage we knew immediately this was the right decision and enjoy sharing the cottage.

We have used our cottage as a family retreat for our 4 children whenever we can and have celebrated many family occasions in the beautiful setting. When not used by our family we happily share the beauty and tranquility with others.

As our family has grown we have added additional accommodation in the form of the unique 2 bed self contained Armadilla glamping pod

Dane Henderson purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Dane Henderson chose Angus


What makes this cottage unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage is truly wonderful, the most amazing setting with views down the glen and so peaceful. Hills just behind the cottage, had to go 5m on the road, then all off road - up a track then to paths with birds singing, rabbits, deer etc for company. Cottage itself very comfortable, warm, wood burning stove, plenty big enough and lots of garden for the kids to grub about in. Loved it and hope to come back sometime soon. Thanks for letting us stay there.

My fishing friends and I have an annual May weekend every year for past 10 years Auldallan cottage has been the best. Top marks to the owners.

Perfect location for hibernating in the winter. Amazing scenery and wildlife. Comfortable, clean, well equipped cottage. One of the nicest properties I have stayed in. Very clean, modern and cosy. Beautiful views. Everything we wanted in a holiday!
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Angus in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 Bath WC Basin, Shaving point Shower room Shower WC Basin Underfloor heating Armadilla En-suite Shower Room, Shower WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin single beds, Lounge with double sofa bed. Optional Armadilla Self contained 2 twin beds with en-suite
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
Notes on accommodation: Auldallan Cottage has a private water supply with full water treatment plant and septic tank. Outside: The cottage is tucked in on the south facing slope of Quharity Glen with extensive views east along the glen. The natural hillside garden was formed during the last glaciation. There is a wide seating area with picnic table and additional garden seats. The lower level of the garden is a grassed area partially enclosed by a traditional stone wall and frequently visited by a range of wildlife including amongst others, deer, stoats, rabbits and pheasants. There is also available, as an additional option, a self contained Armadilla Glamping Pod, this unique self contained accommodation has twin/double bed, en-suite shower/toilet, fridge, TV/DVD, wardrobe, is fully insulated and has electric underfloor heating. This popular accommodation is positioned to provide privacy with a magnificent unrivaled commanding view down the glen. A clothes drying rack is available in the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen included, property cleaned at turnaround. Bedding and bed linen changed after 1 week at additional cost


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Traditional Detached Rural Cottage and Optional Glamping Pod -Extensive Views
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful location, no traffic noise, just bird song.

  • 5 of 5

Well worth the long drive from the midlands. The cottage was well equipped and was totally quiet and peaceful except for the (very) occasional tractor which our ten month old grandson enjoyed. We saw hares while we sat in the garden eating breakfast, and the cuckoo sang constantly - the absence of traffic noise, and sounds of birds (swallows, owl, peewits, coaltits and many others), are what we are missing most now that we are home. It was a perfect base for going out walking. We recommend Glen Clova /Glen Doll/Corrie Fee; also going up Morrone from Braemar, and a walk from Glen Isla up Monega and Little Glas Moel. Perfect for three generations on holiday together: or any other group who like to be in breathtaking countryside for that matter!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A quiet and beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is located in a very peaceful and beautiful glen. Every morning if the weather permit it, you can have the chance to have a wonderful sunrise. The cottage itself is perfect, and very cosy.

We all five had spent a perfect journey in this cottage. Glen can be easily reach by phone, and is very kind.

I recommend !

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The quiet was astounding!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing time at the cottage. It was very cozy, and given the chilly weather the fire every evening was something to look forward to while out and about. The drive to the cottage is not easy, but so worth it. The sheep were fun to watch, especially the mom with twins who liked to graze in the upper front yard of the cottage! They liked us, I think. The only problems that we had were related to the functioning of some of the utilities. Since we are not from Scotland, we didn't know about the "boost" function, nor could we find the controls in the small closet in the larger bedroom. As a result, we had no hot water for the first two days of our trip. Better directions regarding this would have been helpful. Luckily the sheep did not mind our stink!! Great, great trip. I hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Cottage for Stay

  • 4 of 5

Awesome place. Too Rural to easily reach by Phone. If you want to hide from all the Noise of Calls, internet and Even TV, Just come here. Come here with Family, You will enjoy Pure Family Time.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage, beautiful views and very cosy

  • 4 of 5

Great location and lovely garden. Cottage itself was well stocked and very cosy, only downside is I don't think the cleaner has been doing a very good job was a lot of dust and dirt and she hadn't left out sheets for the sofa bed for us. Other then that we had a wonderful stay and there was lots of wildlife and lovely walks for the kids. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely wee break away from it all. Cottage was excellent and wildlife amazing 👍

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

golf, fishing, cycling, hunting,

Ideal for authors & quiet study


Nearest beach is 25 miles at Carnoustie


Own transport recommended due to rural location on site parking for up to 2 vehicles, additional parking locally.

Airports at Dundee 25 miles

Edinburgh miles

Glasgow 70 miles

Trains Dundee 25 miles

Perth 34 miles

Arbroath 27 miles


Shops available in Kirriemuir 6 mile, Forfar 15 miles, Dundee 25miles

Further Details:

Additional accommodation twin or double bed with en-suite in the fully serviced adjacent Armadilla can be rented for an additional 2 people at £ 150 per full week.

Neighboring property for extended families or group breaks Ref SC1108 Sleeps up to 6

Additional accommodation options locally available


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Angus, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Open week
14 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
28 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
5 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35

Booking Notes:
Booking contact:
Tel: 07973 225560

Payment by bank transfer
Deposit: 10% non refundable deposit with booking
Balance: 90% payable 6 weeks before booking

Payment for bookings less than 30 days 100% with booking

BACS payment preferred
Payment by credit card incur a 5% administration fee

Changeover Day:
Changeover day
Change over preferred Saturday. Arrive after 3pm Saturday, depart by 10am Saturday.

Short breaks @ Monday - Friday or others charged at 60% of full week rate

Notes on prices:
Prices include heating, electric, linen & towels.
We also supply the first basket of logs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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