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Grieve’s Cottage, Montrose

Sleeps 21 Dog Allowed1 Bedroom1 Bathroom£499 - £1205 pw

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Couples can relax in this luxury cottage with miles of walking trails, cycle routes and an abundance of wildlife nearby.. 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.. Ground Floor:

Open plan living space.

Living area: With wood burner and TV with Sonos sound system.

Dining area.

Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Separate toilet.

First Floor:

Bedroom: With kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.. Oil underfloor central heating and logs for wood burner included. Stairgate. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. 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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Top Features

Bed Linen
Cot / Travel Cot
Disabled Friendly Features
Enclosed Garden
Ensuite Bath / Shower Room
Fishing Nearby
Garden / Courtyard
Golf Nearby
High Chair
Open Fire / Woodburner
Short Breaks Allowed
Stair Gate
Towels Provided
Washing Machine

Guest Comments

"Lovely stay for us and the dog. Bring binoculars for the basin."

Ailsa, December 2020

"This is a beautifully restored cottage, perfect for a romantic weekend or a week away from it all. Had everything we needed with lots of thoughtful little extras too. Ideal location to explore Angus and further afield . Top marks."

Mandy, October 2020

"I would highly recommend this property to anyone, it is absolutely gorgeous. Richard was the perfect host, lives nearby so if we'd encountered any difficulties he could have helped. Our welcome treats were greatly appreciated as were the small details like the beautiful candles and soaps. The cottage is very well equipped with good quality fixtures and fittings and as I keen cook I was delighted the kitchen had everything I was looking for. Due to the current restrictions we did not make full use of the town's amenities but I did make full use of the beautiful gardens at the cottage and will certainly be back to use the rest of the facilities on site. Already checking the diary to book this cottage again!"

Shona, October 2020

"We had a lovely few days in this beautiful cottage, which was well equipped and spotlessly clean with a tasty welcome pack. The local area provided us with the coast and hills to explore which we did on foot and by bike. We loved the walled garden and the fun challenge of the putting green. We have already recommended Grieve's Cottage to several of our friends and we will return for another stay in the future when more of the local attractions are able to reopen."

Jane, October 2020

"Extremely well equipped and spacious - a beautifully restored and modernised former estate cottage. Wonderful grounds and facilities and very peaceful. We like golfing and played Montrose 1562 links course (5th oldest corse in the world) Blairgowrie Lansdowne course (just under an hour’s very pleasant drive away) and Edzall - a local parkland course. Very much enjoyed all of them. Would unhesitatingly recommend this cottage."

Ian, September 2020

"Excellent and will return"

Gareth, September 2020

"Had everything you need"

Hazel, September 2020

"A beautiful cottage with excellent facilities, the walled garden is beautiful and ideal for letting dogs explore off the lead. The fire pit in the middle was wonderful with plentiful supplies of firewood.A beautiful cottage maintained To the highest standards, we’re looking to go back again soon."

David, July 2020

"Cottage was fantastic! Spotlessly clean, lovely welcome pack given. The grounds are spectacular we enjoyed tennis and putting. Location just stunning lots to do with a dog"

Sarah, March 2020

"The cottage and grounds are absolutely beautiful. So cosy, clean and luxurious. The owner could not have been more helpful. We will definitely be back for another stay."

Lyndsay, February 2020

"Extremely comfortable cottage, lavishly equipped, warm and cosy, quiet and relaxing."

Rog, February 2020

"Really lovely cottage with great hosts in a fantastic beautiful location. Close to Lunan Bay. Richard was very friendly, really accommodating. Would definitely stay here again in future. We stayed here over Christmas and my only tiny niggle is that we didn't have a real Christmas tree which is something I was expecting for this high quality type of cottage, however this is just me being picky and we did see that they've started growing some so its possibly something in future and it certainly didnt put a damper on our holiday and I still very much give it a 10 out of 10!"

Lars, December 2019

"Very pleasant & comfortable cottage. Great welcome pack. Exceptionally clean. Wonderful location for bird watchers."

Margaret, December 2019

"Grieve's Cottage was a great find. Charming renovation, cosy and very well equipped, in the heart of Angus. Rural yet close to amenities, it gave easy access to all our usual birding haunts. The owners were welcoming and had put a lot of effort into providing a lovely place to get away and relax. On site facilities, beautiful walled garden and putting green give that little extra. Highly recommend and hope to return soon."

Jennifer , November 2019


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