Balbinny

Forfar, Angus
Self-catering


Huge picture windows, oak floors, contemporary furnishings and stunning views. Pool, tennis court, gym and Jacuzzi too

Place

3 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 4

The
Experience

Keep going into the wilds of the Scottish glens, and a bit further – and then be startled by this sleek, glass-balconied stone building with stupendous views over the Angus hills. Built from the barn’s reclaimed stone on David and Lynsay’s farm, the building – with its modern corrugated iron roof and sliding oak doors – cleverly combines old and new. Divided into three houses, sweeping glass balustraded staircases lead to light-filled open-plan living areas toasty with heating beneath honey-coloured floorboards. White walls, pale leather sofas, tweed throws and funky furnishings make for smart but relaxed spaces. Kitchens are ultra-modern in oak and granite while vast picture windows bring the outside in. Overhead heaters make dining on the balcony a serious option. Gaze from your bed in the downstairs bedrooms through floor-to-ceiling windows to wild views. With oak floors, linen curtains and wool throws, these are calming spaces while big bathrooms are uber-chic. Beaches, hill-walks, Scottish castles are within 40 minutes. Or stay home and indulge in the indoor pool, gym and Jacuzzi, a new tennis court – even book a massage. Heaven.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £143
Weekly price
from £1000
3 Barns for 4
From £1432 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from David Milne

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.