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The Byre - Edzell

Edzell (3mls NE), Angus
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Exclusive use and complete privacy with far reaching views across the Angus Glens
  • Country cottage at the foot of the Glenesk in Angus Glens
  • Beautifully restored with 18th-century features including a marriage lintel above the wood burner
  • Bright and airy interiors with cosy furnishings throughout
  • Open-plan living makes for a sociable space
  • Great for walking and cycling with Edzell Castle and Garden and a golf course just 5 miles away


Property code: CA335

This wonderfully restored cottage offers peaceful holiday accommodation with 18th-century features and is perfect for romantic getaways, located within the stunning Angus Glens.

Located at the foot of the Angus Glens surrounded by superb views in every direction, this holiday cottage has an abundance of country walks on its doorstep. From gentle, low level strolls to the more challenging Munros including Mount Keen (16 miles) and Dreish (35 miles), walkers will love the area. Alternatively, head to beaches like Lunan Bay (20 miles) or St Cyrus (16 miles) to take advantage of the stunning eastern Scottish coast. Plus, just 5 miles down the road is the Edzell Castle and Garden, ideal for a stroll around in the warmer months. Or for a spot of golf, tee off from the Edzell Golf Club, also just 5 miles away.

Inside, a bright and airy decor paired with a mix of traditional and contemporary features make this cottage a charming and welcoming holiday home. The owners have lovingly restored the property and during these works a marriage lintel inscribed with ‘JC and AG 1746' was found which now sits above the wood burner in the sitting area. The open-plan living space includes a comfy sofa and chair with the TV above the wood burner for cosy nights in or sunny afternoons looking out through the French doors to the beautiful Angus hills. The kitchen area has everything you need to cook up a storm and a breakfast bar to enjoy your meals at; there's also a folding dining table available if you fancy a more formal meal. Heading through to the bathroom, pretty tiles and lots of natural light make this a relaxing place to have a bath or a quick shower which stands over the bath. The bedroom, which can be made up into a twin room or a super king-size, is a tranquil place to retreat to after a long day. There's also a comfy chair to sink into with a book before you head to bed.

This cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway or can be booked alongside the neighbouring property to accommodate larger groups.

  • Sleeps 2+2
  • 1 bedroom – super king-size zip-and-link (can be made up as a twin on request). Double futon in lounge area for 2 additional guests
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, toaster, kettle and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner - starter pack of fuel included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot/highchair available
  • Shop and pub 4 miles, beach 16 miles
  • Next to another holiday property
  • TV with Freeview in lounge area
  • Charcoal BBQ and garden furniture
  • Regret no dogs
  • Off road parking
  • The road up to the cottage is a farm track that can be rough in places, but does not require a 4x4 vehicle
  • Can be booked with Shepherd's House - Edzell (CA300) which sleeps 6 for additional occupancy  

Superbly located in a stunning spot, high above the sparkling Glen Esk, this lovely cottage is also within easy access of both the Cairngorms and the beautiful Angus coastline. Walkers of all levels are catered for, with both pleasant strolls as well as more challenging climbs on offer in the nearby Munros (mountains over 3000 feet). The nearby village of Edzell (4.5 miles) is a delight – browse the various antique shops before heading off on a circular walk along Glen Esk. This scenic route takes you through a dramatic gorge and peaceful woodland. At the end, reward yourself with a visit to one of Edzell's charming teashops. Nearby are the remains of 16th-century Edzell Castle. Explore the ruins and look down on the immaculately kept, unique formal garden, with its intricate carvings and decorative plantings.

For a day out, Montrose (16 miles) is just a half-hour drive away. Situated on the coast, this pretty town offers a fabulous beach, a small museum and art gallery, as well as the unique Montrose Basin, a natural lagoon and protected wildlife reserve that is home to thousands of migratory birds.

The nearby village of Fettercairn (7 miles) is exceptionally pretty. Investigate the selection of shops and cafes before perhaps paying a visit to the local distillery where you can take a tour and finish with a wee dram of the excellent single malt.

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Mary 9th March 2020

This cottage was absolutely lovely in every way. Was very comfortable, like home from home. It had everything you needed to make our stay stress free. The views out of every window were beautiful and changed with the weather. All in all a lovely place to stay.

Reviewed by Jackie 8th February 2020

A wonderful week at The Byre 5* We experienced snow and are so grateful for the owners for the tow out one day! The cottage is perfectly situated and there is nothing around for miles, fabulous views and feeling of total isolation. Clear nights are perfect for star gazing as there is no light pollution. The cottage was perfectly comfortable - especRead moreially the bed! This cottage is approx. 2 hours from Edinburgh which is well worth a visit. We also did a tour of the Glencadam distillery in Brechin. Hide

Reviewed by Charles 1st February 2020

Very well equipped cosy cottage. Lovely quiet surroundings , no light pollution along a farm track. Excellent for getting away from it all. It is quite remote so not for everyone.

Reviewed by Dorothy 30th December 2019

This cottage is in a beautiful countryside setting and is a great place to get away from it all. Would thoroughly recommend it. The extra bonus was a wood burning fire - bliss!

Reviewed by Thomas 2nd November 2019

Had a fantastic time at The Byre on a wintry week in November. The cottage was way better than expected. Roomy, comfy and snug and the perfect antidote to city life. The log burner was wonderful although the heating was powerful too so you only need the log burner lit for atmosphere. The bed was sooooo comfy and really good cotton bedding and towelRead mores and the bathroom was roomy and a great shower. The house has every amenity needed and its very remote so a real escape from life. Loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Carine 26th October 2019

The property is ideally located for exploring the Angus glens. Due to its exceptional location, we have greatly enjoyed the peace and quiet and the beautiful autumn colors. The road to the cottage is an adventure in itself. Every day you're among the cows, sheep, rabbits and pheasants. The house is cozy and well equipped and has a very comfortable Read morebed. We highly recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Whybrow August 2019

What a stunning spot to stay in! We loved the peace and quiet, to say nothing of the stunning views all around. The Byre itself is very cosy and well-equipped and, as a fussy sleeper myself, I really appreciated the comfortable bed! The location is ideal for walking and sight-seeing, and we loved exploring the Pictish history of the area. We can deRead morefinitely recommend lunch at the Tuck Inn in Edzell: the food was delicious, and the staff so friendly. A fortnight wasn't long enough: we plan to be back again. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Shaw July 2019

Comfortable small cottage in a quiet location approximately 3 miles from the main road. Beautifully presented one bedroom accommodation. The Byre maybe small but it has a spacious feel to it. Fabulous 360 degree views. Good location for visiting local attractions including harbours and Castles.

Reviewed by Mr Dunlop June 2019

First class cottage in all respects except the weather! The cottage was spotless, fitted with every need. It was warm and comfortable with excellent scenery all round, there was plenty to do and see, and beautiful walks from the front door. The only slight drawback was the road up to it that was a lot of potholes, gates and cattle grids, but it's wRead moreorth the effort. Well looked after by the local shepherd, nothing to much trouble and great local Knowledge. The TV and Wi-fi reception are great. A very peaceful week. Hide

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