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Blue Skies Cottage

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Auchmithie near Arbroath, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage and well maintained."

    Felt very comfortable staying there. The cottage had everything you need and a lot of attention was paid to this. Would highly recommend. Only one small issue, which wasn’t a problem for me, but you had to walk through the house from the bedrooms to get to the shower/toilet area.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Blue Skies."

    The cottage was cosy and comfortable, and had everything we needed (except a teapot but that wasn't a huge problem!). The fact that we were able to store our bikes in the shed was a big consideration for us, as we'd travelled by train and bike, and used our bikes for transport while we were there. Auchmithie is a fine spot, with good opportunities to walk, cycle and sightsee. Our stay even coincided with an event by the Scottish Geology Trust, which was fascinating.

    We are smiling so much after reading your review! Glad you had a wonderful stay at Blue Skies, your adventures sound amazing too. The teapot has been added to our shopping list! Thanks for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a great holiday, cottage gave all the comforts I could wish for,."

    Thank you

    That's fantastic to hear, glad you had a wonderful holiday. Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice cottage, good location comfortable good Welcombe pack Only negative ..."

    Nice cottage, good location comfortable good Welcombe pack Only negative distance to bathroom in the night and step down from kitchen to lounge

    Thanks for leaving us a review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank3.8Sep 2023

  • "On arriving at Blue Sky Cottage, we were pleased to see the Welcome Pack as we were looking forward to a nice cup of tea after our long journey."

    On checking the milk, we noticed it was out of date by 5 months (exp. date 21.01.23). If we had used it, we could have ended up with a sore stomach or maybe worse. Bad points: Blinds in the sitting room on one side didn't work. The cottage was listed as having WiFi and free view TV. WiFi was extremely slow and kept dropping out and you could only get BBC. The screen on the TV was filthy. The sitting room and kitchen was so dark, lights were needed to be on during the day. Small kitchen bin lid was broken. Was asked to empty general waste wheelie bin that was absolutely full up and the bin itself was filthy. The toilet and shower room was very very small. The floor space = 1 1/2 telephone boxes. In the double bedroom, at the head of the double bed, 2ft 6 ins of the side was a cupboard that contained a boiler which fired up at regular intervals through the night and was quite noisy. Garden cushions were left out on the chairs covered in bird droppings which we wiped clean and left the cushions inside by the patio doors when we left. We have a little dog. The garden was overgrown and it was difficult to pick up after our dog. The cottage would benefit from a good clean inside and out. The good points. The cottage's location was excellent with plenty of places to visit. The furniture was of good quality and very substantial. The bed and the settee were really comfortable. Enjoyed sitting out on the decking listening to the birds. Just a shame, the cottage was missing a little TLC.

    Reviewed by Reg2.5Jun 2023

  • "Generally we found the cottage very comfortable indeed."

    The heating was extremely efficient (thankfully!). I did find the living room rather dark and was unable to open the vertical blinds fully, and the more comfortable sofa was in the darkest corner of the room. I seem to be unusual in that I loathe leather upholstery (and vertical blinds) in any form! So many homes seem to have them now. All fixtures and fittings seem to be in very good order. The only thing we missed was egg cups.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.1Apr 2023

  • "Just a tiny issue: the drawers in the bedrooms were not all clean inside."

    Also in one bedroom, there was a broken drawer. Otherwise, a great place to stay - we would love to live there! Beautifully situated with plenty of walking on the beach close by. Definitely recommended!

    Reviewed by Evelyn4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a good time."

    It is very small village .quite and beautiful. A good rest place.

    We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Blue Skies and found time to rest and relax. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joshy4.4Oct 2022

  • "Total lack of mobile signal within the property but the broadband worked well."

    Thanks for your feedback, with Auchmithie being a coastal village connectivity is tricky but we're glad you found our internet brilliant in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cottage was great."

    Loved our wee stay there. Would highly recommend it and would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a delightful cottage."

    Very comfortable. Everything you need is there, and the welcome pack was a nice touch. The cottage is larger than it looks. Loads of room. Nice garden. Auchmithie is a very small village close to Arbroath. A visit to Lunan bay is a must. Fabulous beach. We had a fabulous chill out.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very well appointed, comfortable accommodation, with great attention to detail e."

    G. spare toiletries; cleaning materials and a lovely welcome tray. Really comfy beds and plenty of extra blankets etc. My grand daughter loved your shower (adults did, too) Enclosed garden was ideal for our one eyed rescue toy poodle. We decided to turn the dials for the central heating/hot water off, before we went to sleep in the bedroom which had the boiler system, having read a review that it was noisy. Easy fix IMHO. These are minor but suggest detailing which refuse bin is required to be put out on what particular Wednesday and maybe have some information leaflets to hand for exploring surrounding area. All in all a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay weather was with us."

    Cottage was lovely and the Area outstanding only minor gripe could do with more comfortable seating in lounge and the Outside.

    Reviewed by L Inda4.1Jun 2022

  • "Property was lovely, we really felt it was home from home."

    We did have a problem locking the back door, the lock is loose. The shower is small, but as we are petite people we managed ok. The welcome pack was lovely, and very useful as we had not brought any milk. It would be useful to show that there is no shop in the village. We were a little anxious as we had never rented before, nor taken a dog on holiday, but everything was amazing, and looking to come again in the future.

    Reviewed by Gina4.7Jun 2022

  • "It would have been good to mention the DVD player and to display ,on the house instructions , the WiFi code for the house."

    Comfortable cottage very well- situated. Lovely garden to sit out in and good views from the cottage . Very nice Welcome pack too . Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Rose Mary4.4Apr 2022

  • "A lovely bright and friendly cottage, ideal for a break from everything."

    Reviewed by William David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Provided a perfect base for golfers."

    Warm cottage with 2 spacious bedrooms. WIFI, large TV, kitchen, lounge and bathroom all met our needs. The off street parking was immediately in front of the front door. Gaining access was a simple process.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage as only adequate and as such expensive for what it was."

    to be specific: the toilet and shower room as extremely small and the shower cubicle particularly cramped. the only toilet was a long way through the house from the bedrooms. there was a combi boiler in one corner of one of the bedrooms and this fired up not only when hot water was requited but at odd times during rthe night as well. the chairs at the dining table were the wrong height for the table being too low and cushions were needed. we are of average to tall height. the lounge chairs were uncomfortable and the furnishings generally in the property has the feel of being a random section of used 'hand me downs' from other properties. the main bedroom had bare floor boards with only small mats it was difficult to find the password for the wifi - it would have been helpful to print it on the general instructions. also the hot water control on the boiler had been turned down and there were no instructions on how to address this - one had to use one's initiative!

    Reviewed by Robert3.1Sep 2021

  • "We had an amazing holiday!"

    ! All the little touches were amazing! From the welcome basket to the full wood shed. Would def recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really appreciated all the extra items such as the food basket, the extra toilet roll, washing tablets, seasoning, etc."

    Comfy beds. Found the bathroom a bit small. And it would have been helpful to know the full layout/floorplan before we booked.

    Reviewed by India4.4May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x family room with double and single
  • Shower room with corner shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking up to 3 cars
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 3.2 miles, beach 0.3 miles

The property

Abroath 4.1 miles.

This welcoming, semi-detached bungalow rests in the fishing village of Auchmithie, close to the amenities of Abroath, on the picturesque Angus coast.

Blue Skies Cottage can accommodate for up to five guests and is a charming holiday base for exploring this scenic part of Scotland.

Step through the front door into the entrance hallway and pop off your walking boots and jackets before finding the sitting room.

Here you can lounge on the sofa whilst the woodburning stove heats up those cold feet, while the chef of the group can take to the kitchen to prepare a well-deserved feast.

There are two bedrooms at this Auchmithie cottage, including a king-size double and a family room with double and single bed.

Completing the interior is the shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.

The village stands above 120ft cliffs, which provides an elevated viewpoint over the North Sea, while below there is a pebble beach, an old and partly derelict harbour and some fascinating rock architecture.

There is superb walking and cycling along the coastal routes with superb views accompanying you, as well as the wide range of wildlife.

Take a 20 minute car drive to the stunning sandy beach at Lunan, a favourite with surfers and horse riders, there is a medieval castle and a cave to explore here.

Head into Arbroath and stroll along the sandy beaches as the taste of salty sea fills the aroma before dining at one of the first-class restaurants, including the The Old Boatyard restaurant which serves a delicious fresh seafood menu.

History buffs will love exploring the imposing Guthrie Castle, set in landscaped grounds and dating back to the 15th century, it provides a great opportunity to learn about the local heritage.

Further afield lies the bustling coastal city of Dundee, which benefits from access to a large number of art galleries and museums detailing Scotland's heritage.

Blue Skies Cottage is a lovely choice for a family or couple seeking a retreat to Scotland’s east coast.

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location


  • Carnoustie 8 miles
  • Dundee 16 miles
  • St Andrews 30 miles

An ancient port, Arbroath’s status as a town can be dated from 1178, when Arbroath Abbey was founded. The Abbey was subsequently consecrated in 1197 and there is a dedication to Saint Thomas Becket in the Abbey. The famous Declaration of Arbroath, the desire for Scottish self-determination, was signed in the Abbey in 1320. Arbroath’s influence grew over the subsequent centuries and particularly during the Industrial Revolution through the flax and jute industries, as well as fishing with the town boasting one of the largest fishing ports in Scotland by the 20th century. It is known for its long sandy beaches, as well as the Arbroath Smokie, with its haddock, traditionally salted overnight, dried, and then smoked over a hardwood fire. There are several traditional smokehouses around the harbour, with many well worth a visit, as well as excellent restaurants for fine dining. With lots of coastal walking and cycling, as well as golf courses and Carnoustie only 8 miles along the coast, there are plenty of attractions and activities in an around this lovely coastal town.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas