Colmeallie Bothy | Self-catering cottage in Angus | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Colmeallie Bothy - Self-catering cottage in Angus

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Glen Esk, Brechin, DD9 7YW, Angus
Scotland, Reino Unido

Anna Henderson

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+44 (0)1356 670280(landline)

+44 (0)7932 750774(mobile)

A 19th-century bothy in remote, rugged countryside on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, for walkers, birders and seekers of peace

It's just you, two other houses, some Neolithic standing stones (the most northerly in the country) plus oyster catchers, curlews, lapwings, partridges and pheasants. From the front door you can only see one other building in the far distance. There's no formal garden as such, you step straight out into sheep-spotted countryside, but there's a little table and two chairs out here for warmer days and magnificent nature gazing.

Inside is cosy: deep windowsills, a sitting room with lots of books and original art - oils and watercolours by Anna's father - and a wood-burner to cheer (first basket of logs provided). The kitchen next door has the most lovely views from the window; you'll find milk, tea and coffee but you need to bring everything else for food. Stock up in Edzell, seven miles away, which also has a good fish and chip shop and decent pubs for food.

Walking is sublime and the North Esk river runs nearby for a paddle.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.
Self check-in
Guests can arrive here and check in independently.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Anna Henderson:

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Anna Henderson:

  • Not far up Glen Esk, Colmeallie Bothy boasts the most northerly Neolithic standing stones right outside the front door.
  • The village of Edzell – the Jewel in the Crown of Angus – is only seven miles away. You can even get fresh fish on a Tuesday.
  • For some adventure, you can try Paddle-Boarding or Rock Climbing near Montrose, or further down the coast, enjoy the beautiful beach at Lunan Bay. Or play golf at Edzell’s two fabulous courses (18 and 9 hole).
  • At the top of Glen Esk, walk up Mount Keen, one of Scotland's Munros, or stroll round Loch Lee, where you will see amazing wildlife. Enjoy a lovely walk to the Queen’s Well, a memorial to Queen Victoria who drank from the well on her way to Balmoral.
  • Angus is home to some beautiful gardens and castles: Dunninald Castle Gardens, Pitmuies Gardens, Edzell Castle, Glamis Castle, House of Dun, to name but a few. Not forgetting our very own V&A Dundee, which, about an hour away, is well worth a visit.
  • Enjoy delicious pub and seafood at Catterline’s Creel Inn; or try The Drover’s Inn near Forfar for tasty food and wine. In Edzell, The Panmure Arms Hotel (aka The Panny) serves great pub grub. Or you could sample local gin at the Gin Bothy in Glamis.
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  • 1 Cottage for 2
Precio:(i) £350 a£550 por semana

Información de las reservas:

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Pets by arrangement.




Glen Esk, Brechin, DD9 7YW, Angus

Self-catering Colmeallie Bothy (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 twin/double; 1 bathroom
Precio: (i) £ 350 a £ 550 por semana

Anna Henderson

Visit website

+44 (0)1356 670280(landline)

+44 (0)7932 750774(mobile)