Balbinny Broch

Forfar, Angus
+44 (0)1307 830226

A sleek, light-filled, beautifully designed, minimalist space for 4 with wrap-around views from the living room and pool


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

An adventurous approach over gorse-covered moorland to a narrow lane and Balbinny Farm, on whose land Lethnot stands. It’s designed to resemble a pictish broch and built from stones saved from the old steading, but has a grass roof, curved walls and is glass-fronted to take in the views. There’s a ‘next door’ broch too, but you’re not overlooking each other. Walk in to a good sized hall then an open-plan living room with wooden floors, comfortable chairs with sheepskin throws and a large tweedy sofa – but best of all, wrap-around views. The kitchen is sleek and grey and incredibly well thought-out, the dining table has modern chairs which provide a snatch of colour, sliding oak doors cleverly, stylishly, maximise space. Bedrooms are view-filled and simple with upcycled headboards and dressing tables, clever lighting, plain linen curtains; underfloor heated bathrooms will dazzle you with kit. There are floating bean bags for the pool, a tennis court in the garden (maybe a distant hum from the A90), treatments if you want them, walks galore, fishing in the South Esk or a visit to Glamis Castle.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 4 miles.


Nightly price
from £275
Weekly price
from £1400
1 Cottage for 4
From £2752 bedrooms


Stayed for 3 nights as a family break . The accommodation (Lethnot) was outstanding . The facilities on site were a very high standard , and well maintained. We will return without a doubt... Great sound system at the pool , which we had to ourselves. We didn’t want to leave, everyone unwound and relaxed in the wonderful setting.

Lori, Perth

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from David Milne

  • Take the boat tour out to the Bell Rock Light house. the world's oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse. Built between 1807 and 1810 by Robert Stevenson & 11 miles offshore. On the journey see the seals and birds that have taken residence on the reef.
  • Discover the birthplace of J.M.Barrie Kirriemuir. Visit his house and children will love the Peter Pan experience dressing as Peter Pan, Tinkerbell or one of the other characters.Or Discover Glamis Castle the childhood home of The Queen Mother.
  • Spend some time exploring the Angus Glens -through Isla in the west to the Glenshee ski resort or up Glen Esk to the Retreat and Folk Museum.The glens offer sightseeing, walking, cycling as well as the more traditional country pursuits.
  • Take a drive up the picturesque east coast to the stunning Dunottar Castle. Featured in Hamlet with Mel Gibson and most recently in Frakenstein with Daniel Radcliffe & James McAvoy to be released in Oct 2015.
  • Sample the local produce - locally reared beef from the butchers, stunning seafood - scallops, langoustines or Arbroath smokies. Explore one of the regular bustling farmers markets and wash it all down with some of the locally distilled potato vodka.
  • Take a walk on Balbinny's footpaths passing the famous Pictish stones, along the banks of the Lemno burn where you may see buzzards, deer and much more. On your return to Balbinny enjoy a swim or just relax in the jacuzzi and enjoy the view.