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The Bothy in Edzell, Angus and Dundee

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Bothy description

Holiday home
The Bothy is a charming, ground floor cottage set in a rural location on the owner's working farm. With one double bedroom it sleeps two people and provides a romantic base with surrounding scenery perfect for walking, fishing and golfing. There's also a bathroom, a kitchen with dining area and a cosy sitting room with a woodburner. The Bothy offers a delightful, romantic retreat for a wonderful getaway discovering Scotland's stunning scenery.

Originally located within the walls of Edzell Castle, the present village was an expansion of the village of Slateford in the early 19th century by the Earl of Panmure and renamed Edzell in 1818. 1861 brought a visit from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. During WW2 land nearby was used as an RAF base during the Cold War as a US Navy submarine tracking station with the base being closed down in 1995. The original castle dates from 1100 but the ruined castle and the its highly decorated garden that you see today dates from the early 1500s when the Lindsay family became Earls of Crawford and it was extended in 1553. A distinctive feature greeting the tourist arriving from the south is the Dalhousie Arch spanning the main road. Built in 1887 to commemorate the 13th Earl of Dalhousie, the arch provides and striking entrance to the wide main street. The village has 2 hotels, two tearooms, a pharmacy, post office and a couple of shops. Popular with anglers and golfers Edzell also offers riverside walks along the Rocks of Solitude circuit as well as more challenging walking in nearby Glen Clova and Glen Esk.

Electric central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washing machine by prior arrangement with owner, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden to side and rear with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 7 miles. Note: Cottage front door opens onto farm access road. Note: There is no mobile reception or WiFi.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mr Johncock
February 2016
The Bothy is in a secluded area with beautiful scenery. Great log fire and surprisingly modern kitchen/bathroom.
Mr Humphrys
July 2016
A delightful cottage in beautiful remote countryside with fabulous views.
Dr Pennington
July 2016
Our holiday was 100% perfect. We loved the location of the property and the friendliness of the host. The wildlife was wonderful. A perfect cottage in a perfect location.
Mrs Macgillivray
June 2015
The location was excellent. Just to spending time at the front door watching the wildlife was amazing. Great walks in the Glen, the surrounding villages had some really lovely shops and every one was really friendly. So good to come home to a lovely cosy cottage in the evening
Mr Eastwood
August 2014
Peaceful with great scenery, an ideal getaway.
Mr Humphrey
December 2014
We loved the location of the The Bothy, with it's view out over the glen. We particularly enjoyed the woodburner in the living room
Mrs Craig
December 2014
The Bothy was very comfortable to return to each day and I thoroughly enjoyed its remoteness.
Mr James
May 2015
The cottage itself was extremely comfortable and well equipped - a true home from home. The owners were extremely welcoming and friendly and couldn't have done more to make our stay special. I have a feeling that this may not be our last visit to this property as we both enjoyed it so much.
Graeme J
February 2016
The Bothy is set in beautiful surroundings and if you're looking to get away from it all then this is the place to go. The glen itself is remote and the bothy is blissfully secluded although easy enough to find. Great little log burner in the main room to keep the place warm although the heating as well as the kitchen & bathroom are very modern. Plenty of good walks to go on and even though there was a lot of snow this weekend we had no issues getting out and about. Only thing that may be a blessing or a curse is the lack of internet access through either wifi or your phone. As long as you bring plenty of supplies with you, this is the perfect place to escape either on your own or as a couple.
Mr Berg
August 2015
Very lovely accommodation, the best starting point for hikes in the glen. We will definitely come back again.
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