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Gardener’s Cottage, Montrose

Sleeps 42 Dogs Allowed2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom£629 - £1795 pw

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Nature enthusiasts will love exploring Montrose Basin Nature Reserve, which is adjacent to this lovely upside-down property.. Situated in the grounds of Old Montrose House, the owners’ home, next to the Montrose Basin Nature Reserve, are these four holiday properties offering high quality accommodation close to each other, yet totally separate.

The Stables (ref UK11108) is a luxurious, detached conversion on two levels with a high spec finish and chic furnishings. Beautifully renovated and lovingly restored, it combines traditional cottage ambience with contemporary style, and features a walk-around gallery in the centre of the building above the living room. The Old Gasworks Building (ref UKC2272) is a delightful detached cottage, which has been built on a historic site, and provides a very stylish and comfortable holiday home. Gardener’s Cottage (ref UKC3040) is a gorgeous, upside-down, detached cottage which was formerly the head gardener’s house in times past. Furnished with style and flair, this quirky cottage is wonderfully situated in a secluded spot in the grounds, with a private sunny garden and patio off the main bedroom where you can soak up the sun in peace. Grieve’s Cottage (ref UK11107) is a little gem – a tastefully furnished and spacious, one bedroomed cottage with an open plan living space on the ground floor and a spacious bedroom with sumptuous bed and en-suite shower room on the first floor.

All guests have access to the owners’ large enclosed walled garden, hard tennis court and small putting green. The idyllic peaceful surroundings are complemented by a structured walled garden and other features, including a rose garden intersected by pathways to meander through and stop to enjoy the scents of summer.

Just a short drive from the centre of Montrose, this is an ideal base from which to explore an area that is rich in culture, wildlife and heritage. Montrose sits on a peninsula between the South and North Esk rivers. The magnificent sandy beach, golf courses and links area are very popular with tourists, as well as additional leisure facilities including tennis courts, bowling greens and parks. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy the adjacent Montrose Basin and Wildlife Centre, where thousands of pink footed geese, ospreys and eider ducks can be seen. Inland there are miles of walking trails ideal for families or serious hikers. The Angus Glens offer stunning scenery and access to some of Scotland’s most striking munros. There are plenty of good cycle routes around the cottage and throughout the area, and for golfers there are over 30 courses within an hour’s drive, including the championship courses of Carnoustie and St Andrews. Excellent beaches including Lunan Bay, Arbroath and St Cyrus are nearby and are ideal for surfing or enjoying a barbecue. Fishing can also be found within easy reach. Beach 3½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3½ miles.

The Stables (ref UK11108), The Old Gasworks Building (ref UKC2272), Gardener’s Cottage (ref UKC3040) and Grieve’s Cottage (ref UK11107) can be booked together to accommodate up to 18 guests.. 7 steps to first floor entrance (with ramp access to ground floor entrance).

Ground Floor:

Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), Sky TV and wooden floor.

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Sky TV, Sonos sound system and door leading to patio.

Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First Floor:

Living room: With open fire, Sky TV and Sonos sound system.

Dining room: With open fire.

Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.. Oil central heating included. Fuel for open fires available locally. Patio with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. . All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed lawned garden (shared with owner and other properties on-site). Tennis court (shared). Putting green (shared). No smoking.

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Guest Comments

"Really enjoyed our stay here. Cottage roomy, equipped to a very high standard, in a lovely peaceful setting and very tastefully furnished and decorated. Loved the walled garden - even in October. The welcome pack was a nice touch, and Richard a very helpful, informative and welcoming host. Will certainly come again when this awful pandemic is over and more of the local facilities are fully open."

Barry, October 2020

"Perfect location for a quiet and relaxing break. Tastefully and thoughtfully furnished and equipped. A stones throw of the RSPB basin and the surrounding grounds are beautiful. Host was excellent and very accommodating. Would go back!"

Erika, October 2020

"Such a lovely cottage tucked away overlooking beautiful countryside.ticked all the boxes.Will definitely return."

Julie, October 2020

"The cottage has been beautifully renovated with stylish but comfortable furnishings and all mod-cons. The grounds are very well kept and, when not sight-seeing around Angus, provide a relaxing and tranquil holiday setting. Lots of useful information provided by the owners covering both the cottage and things to do during the stay. Loved it."

Kate, September 2020

"Perfect place for a holiday....location was beautiful and perfect for travelling to lots of different places especially the two close by beaches. Lunan Bay...St Cyrus beach both breathtaking , our weather was great so enjoyed the outdoors....the cottage And grounds was five star ..everything you could possibly need ...Richard the owner was a helpful and informative...and was on hand for anything you would’ve needed ,,, highly recommend this place ..Hope to return soon ."

Edward, September 2020

"Gardener's Cottage is a stylish and comfortable property which is well above the standard one might expect of the average holiday home. It is a really well equipped home from home, situated on a quiet estate, which nevertheless has some great leisure facilities. The owner lives in the adjacent country house and provides a most friendly welcome. The walks in the immediate vicinity are great and for anyone looking to enjoy a country holiday in close touch with nature and the nearby sea coast it is an ideal choice. Thoroughly recommended!"

Graham, October 2019

"Lovely, well kept cottage, with high quality fittings, in very quiet location. Owners on site, very helpful. Internet very slow- impacted by bad weather during our stay"

Colin, October 2019

"We were made to feel very welcome in this sympathetically restored building, surrounded by unusually high quality furnishings!Being able to exercise our dogs in the extensive gardens each morning and evening was a real bonus.Not an area of Scotland we are very familiar with, but this provided an ideal base for exploring the region.Definitely a well above average holiday cottage with a fascinating history!"

Diane, September 2019

"We’ve stayed in many lovely cottages over the years but this one is well above and beyond. More like a luxury home from a design magazine than a rental. Nothing in the home you’d ever want is missing and the location is idyllic. The hosts and their lovely dog Merlin couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful."

Lee, September 2019

"A real nice place in a wonderful area and well maintained. The fruit garden was great as the other shared areas. Richard is very kind host, thanks a lot for the time at the cottage."

Tilo, August 2019


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