Davidson Cottage ref: UK12080

Aberlemno by Brechin, Dundee & Angus

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Step back to the 1850’s at Davidson Cottage and experience how the Davidson family lived. This rustic detached cottage comes complete with the original stone flooring and wood beam ceilings. The two open fires downstairs are the main source of heat for the cottage and give the property a real cosy feel. They provide a wonderful spot to sit, reminisce and enjoy a dram. The cottage is truly steeped in Harley Davidson history and has been visited by many members of the family looking for a glimpse in to how their relatives lived. The photo of home owners Sandy and Margaret Davidson, from 1858, stands proudly in the parlour. Although the cottage has no bathroom or kitchen, and the only source of electricity is for the lighting, the members of the Davidson legacy have built a separate lodge next to the cottage. Here you will find two shower rooms and a kitchen area. This lodge has a lovely large windows which overlooks the stunning countryside.

Due to the popularity of Davidson Cottage within the motorbike community, you may find like minded bikers turning up just to look around or have their photo taken at the cottage. However, they will not have access inside the cottage while guests are there, unless of course, you are happy to show them around. Spending time here and living like the Davidson family did in the 18th century truly is a once in a lifetime experience for all motorbike enthusiasts.

The cottage is situated in a perfect area of Angus for exploring all there is to offer. Sitting 4 miles from Brechin and 7 miles from Forfar, you will be spoilt for places to visit. Two miles along the road at Aberlemno you will find the historic sculpture stones, which are certainly worth a visit. This area offers a wide range of walking paths to enjoy, especially at Murton Nature Reserve. The seaside town of Montrose is approximately 12 miles away and offers shops and restaurants, as well as a museum and natural harbour. Plenty of fishing opportunities can be taken at the lovely Rescobie Loch, 6 miles away. There are also three golf courses within 12 miles. Beach 12 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room 1: With open fire, ¾ double cabin bed and stone floor (no TV).
Living room 2: With open fire (no TV).
Steep, narrow stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Separate lodge.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob and microwave.
2 shower rooms: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for open fires included. Welcome pack.


Small garden. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Narrow stairs unsuitable for young children and infants.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    4.0 miles
  • Distance
    4.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    4.0 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    4.0 miles
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 miles
  • Lake
    6.0 miles (loch)

About the local area

The ancient land of Angus comprises unspoilt highland glens, stunning rugged coastline and has a rich historical and cultural past. There are a good range of visitor attractions here that trace the regions heritage from earliest times to the present day including of course the ancestral home of the late Queen Mother at Glamis Castle.

Dundee has been transformed in recent years into a lively cosmopolitan centre with a burgeoning cultural quarter and an impressive range of galleries and museums. Strategically located on the Firth of Tay, the city has an important sea-faring and industrial heritage, with Captain Scott's famous Antarctic expedition ship RSS `Discovery' birthed on the banks of the River Tay at the award-winning Discovery Point Visitor Centre.

The glens of Angus have been attracting walkers and nature lovers for years. In sight of the southern peaks of the Grampian Mountains visitors will discover a number of tranquil valleys, single-track roads, rugged peaks and rolling hills; there are ten Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet) in this region. Of particular note is Glen Clova and at its head Glen Doll, which have wonderful lush valleys, heather clad slops and magnificent cliffs.

Some of the most spectacular scenery can be found along Scotland's North Sea coast; beautiful sandy and pebble beaches and outcrops of rugged cliffs stretching for some sixty-five miles. Four miles east of Dundee is Broughty Ferry, once regarded as `the richest square mile in Europe' due to the number of wealthy textiles barons that lived there and just further along the coast is Carnoustie with its world renowned championship golf course. Continuing north along the coast the next port of call is Arbroath which has an attractive old harbour, long sandy beaches and stunning sandstone cliffs. And of course no visit here is complete without sampling the town's most famous product - the `Arbroath Smokie' (haddock smoke cured over oak chips).

Things to do nearby

Mills Observatory

Open every weekday evening from October to March, and with free admission to the observatory and displays, Mills observatory is an exciting attraction.

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in the U.K., Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect day trip out on one of those famous Scottish rainy days!

Beatrix Potter Garden

The Beatrix Potter garden located in the Birnham institute, near Dunkeld, is said to be the childhood inspiration to the writing and artwork of Beatrix Potter.

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral is located in the heart of Dundee city centre and is a fully functioning home to a vibrant Christian community. It is also open for visitors to view its beautiful, decorated period gothic architecture.

V and A Museum

V&A Museum Dundee is an international centre for design for Scotland - the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London.

St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle

This largely ruined castle situated in the Kingdom of Fife is an excellent starting point to an exploration of St Andrews.

Camperdown Country Park

Camperdown Country Park is the largest country park in Dundee and is famously home to no less than 190 different species of trees!

St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral is located in the heart of Dundee city centre and is a fully functioning home to a vibrant Christian community. It is also open for visitors to view its beautiful, decorated period gothic architecture.

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle was the childhood home of the Queen mother and the setting for Shakepeare's `Macbeth'.

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