Smithy House ref: UK5286

Guthrie, near Forfar, Dundee & Angus

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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8
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This gorgeous detached cottage is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Guthrie, in the heart of the beautiful Angus countryside. Nestling in between Guthrie Castle and the ancient medieval church, it is in an ideal location for many activities available in the area. Lovingly renovated, this listed building was once the old post office and smithy, and now combines comfort with modern amenities, without sacrificing its charming character. The open plan lounge is supplemented by a second sitting room with kingsize sofa bed, offering additional sleeping in real comfort. Outside, there is a lovely sitting area at the front, and a spacious garden at the rear with patio and barbecue, ideal for outdoor dining.
An area of stunning contrasts, in the quiet rural surroundings of the Angus countryside, it makes a perfect location for walking, golf, cycling, fishing and even tracing your ancestry. There are numerous activities on the doorstep, the Angus Glens offer easy and more challenging walking, and there are great golf courses at Carnoustie, Edzell and Brechin. Superb beaches can be found at Montrose and Lunan Bay, just a short drive away, and the Pictish Stones are nearby for which the area is renowned. Glamis Castle is well worth a visit and offers a selection of events throughout the year, whilst Arbroath is of course home to the Arbroath Smokie, so you can sample the real thing during your visit. Travel a little further afield to St Andrews, Dundee or Perth, and enjoy their numerous facilities. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

4 steps to entrance.
Open plan living space: With oak floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview Smart TV and bluetooth stereo speaker.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher.
Living room 2: With Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and kingsize sofa bed.
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and door leading to patio.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With freestanding bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and sloping ceiling.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder at £10 per sack. Two travel cots and two highchairs available on request. Welcome pack. Selection of games.

Miscellaneous

Large garden with patio, summerhouse, garden furniture and gas BBQ. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £250.
  • Nearest town
    Forfar
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Montrose
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 miles
  • Lake
    8 miles (beach)

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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