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Courtyard Cottage

(Ref. 7632)

Letham near Forfar, Angus, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely week at Ivies courtyard cottage."

    Everything was immaculate. Very friendly people and the weather was perfect. Could task for anything more.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, it was lovely to meet you and I hope you come back soon an bring the good weather back with you!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ethel5.0Sep 2023

  • "After a long drive to the cottage it was great to find milk and goodies in the fridge so we could pop the kettle on and relax straight away."

    We soon felt at home in the light and airy kitchen and the vase of freshly cut flowers on the table was a joy.The cottage was clean, comfortable and spacious and some thought had gone into providing all the little touches that make a difference. We had good weather for the week and the location was ideal as a base for exploring the area. Castles,beaches, wildlife and great food,what more could you want?

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback, we're really glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the weather was also good for you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linzi5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property is marketed as outstanding and presumably I’m paying for that rating."

    Maybe it was outstanding 11 years ago when they started but it is most decidedly not outstanding now! There are various issues: strong oil smells from boiler, no privacy at all, messy and unkempt outlook, inadequate utensils, dishwasher and oven well past their best, intermittent problems with flushing toilets and the Wi-Fi. The property needs a refurb urgently and in my opinion it is significantly overpriced.

    Following your message in our visitor book, "We enjoyed our stay, very nice clean cottage. Thanks for the goodies...." etc and having hopefully been as prompt as possible with addressing the issues that you actually brought to our attention, it is saddening to read your diatribe on this feedback platform. We aim to make everyone as welcome and comfortable as possible, but certain things such as rural Wi-Fi crossed with torrential rain are beyond our powers. Inadequate utensils presumably means you were short of something we haven't thought of or that hasn't been highlighted by previous guests, but which you could have asked for whilst complaining about the Wi-Fi? (Which incidentally was reported to BT immediately and which seems to be working perfectly since). We have continually maintained and upgraded this property over the 11 years since we first opened it for holiday makers and though the oven and dishwasher whilst brand new then may not be state of the art now, they are by most standards perfectly adequate. Had you brought the apparent issue of strong smells from the boiler to our attention, we would of course have investigated. We now have done so and found nothing untoward or out of the ordinary for an indoor oil fired boiler . Further and to be 100% sure we have booked a second engineer to give a confirmed opinion. With regards to privacy, the cottage is clearly advertised and photographed as being attached to other properties and as such other people are likely to be present in the outdoor areas. "Overpriced"? The price for 3 standard rooms at the local Premier Inn for the equivalent dates would have been £1633.50 to put things in to perspective. As with all feedback, we have assessed yours for how we can improve things, but " Net Curtains" , maybe not. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne2.8Jul 2023

  • "Smashing place to relax and recharge, great location with lots of places to explore , had a lovely week to remember, Alison and Tim are great host."

    Thank you guys. Chi

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. All the best, Tim and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chi4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful place, quite and secluded."

    .. close to everything buy far enough away to get piece and quite if needed.. The owners were friendly and very nice.. we will be back, already recommended to friends who have booked.. See you again.

    Thankyou so much for your kind comments and recommendation, We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Tim and Alison Slingsby Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "The accomdation wlaksvery suitable for our party of 4 adults and 2 children."

    The house was well equiped and in good repair. The owners were friendly and helpful. The location could not have been better. The woodland surounding was quiet and peaceful

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so pleased you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed our cottage. We hope to see you back again in the future! Kind regards Alison and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage."

    The place was secluded and yet close to various beaches and places we wanted to visit. The place was more equipped than we expected and the owners and neighbour were lovely. Would come back and recommend . Karen and Ruori and family

    Thank you for your kind comments and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stayed for a week with my family and had a wonderful time."

    Really comfortable and well equipped cottage - we all loved staying here and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Great location if you want to spend time both on the coastline (e.g. Arbroath only 20 min drive) and the local hills/mountains (e.g. Sidlaw hills 25 min drive, Angus Glens 45-50 min drive). Would recommend!

    Many thanks for your kind review, it was lovely to meet you and your family, we hope you may visit Courtyard Cottage again. All the best, Tim and Alison Slingsby Property Owner

    Reviewed by Briony5.0May 2022

  • "Very pleasant and helpful reception from the owner."

    Bottle of Prosecco, cakes and milk was very well received by all. Property was very clean and comfortable.We would highly recommend this cottage for an ideal quiet relaxing break or base for exploring the Angus and surrounding areas. Richard Stuart

    Many thanks for your kind review and so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the future, Kind regards, Tim and Alison Slingsby Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2021

  • "Comfortable accommodation."

    Adequate facilities. Nice warm welcome with cupcakes & flowers. Owner on hand if we had any issues.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautifully presented cottage, very clean and comfortable with every facility we needed and more."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a very quiet location."

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay at Courtyard Cottage."

    ..with a warm welcome given by its owners. It’s situated in beautiful and peaceful surroundings, well equipped, catering for adults and children alike. Better than home from home. Apart from some confusion on Sykes behalf, regarding whether the ‘good house-keeping’ bond was applicable to this property, our experience of booking was hassle free. In addition, we question why Sykes offer a ‘breakage’ policy, when a good house-keeping bond exists for that property.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7May 2021

  • "Having used Sykes before my expectations were high and I was not dissapointed."

    Cottage was clean and in good condition with hand sanitiser machine which I wasn't expecting. The property was in a quiet and peaceful rural setting and well situated for touring the towns and attractions in the area.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2020

  • "Absolutely gawgus cottage."

    Great owners. Friendly and helpful. Made us feel at home. Brilliant location to visit different areas of Scotland. Visited Aviemore in the Cairngorms and surrounding areas then down as far a Leven and surrounding areas Courtyard Cottage is centrally situated so ideal for sightseeing. Highly reccommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2020

  • "The setting was beautiful and peaceful."

    The people were lovely. A box of chocolate cupcakes waiting our arrival was perfect

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was as expected with the facilities and rooms."

    On the nice days the scenery outside was breathtaking with the view of the large trees and the crows flying. On the rainy days we were shielded from the harms of the storm and kept ourselves entertained with the provided xbox and TV. On the day of arrival we were welcomed with complimentary cupcakes which was a heartwarming gesture.

    Reviewed by Imran5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was accurately depicted on the website, really useful having the three bathrooms."

    The owners couldn't have been more welcoming. Great value for a lovely week's holiday and the booking process and subsequent communication was simple and efficient.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were made to feel very comfortable, safe and welcome."

    The cottage is lovely and perfect for our 3 young children who were able to share a bedroom.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2020

  • "No everything was spot on one of the reasons we book quite a lot with sykes"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2020

  • "Excellent , remote,quiet cottage."

    Modern interior with very spacious accommodation. The interior was clean and welcoming, however driveway up to house was a challenge on the car springs. We will in no doubt return here in the near future.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful, quiet location."

    Near to beach and shops and main city Dundee just a few miles away. Lots of golf courses in the area. Cottage beautiful, especially kitchen and three bathrooms very handy.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Aug 2019

  • "Owners were very friendly cottage was lovely in beautiful surroundings lovely time spent there even with all the rain"

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7May 2019

  • "We had a really warm welcome from the owners who live in the adjacent house."

    Not only did we get fresh milk and bread, tea and coffee, but as it was Easter we got hot cross buns and an Easter egg for our daughter. They invited our daughter to join in their Easter egg hunt on the Sunday. The grounds are beautiful and there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. We will be recommending the cottage to our friends.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Courtyard Cottage was excellent."

    Very well equipped and very peaceful and quiet. The owners are on site and were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2017

  • "No, everything was perfect we had a wonderful stay and will go again."

    Beautiful and quiet and ideal for touring around as well as visiting our elderly relations in Arbroath.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2016

  • "It was a beautiful Holiday in Scotland."

    The People there are so friendly and the nature is so wonderful. And everywhere is history. We hope to go back very soon!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2016

  • "A lovely setting with lots of extras both inside and outside the cottage."

    It was the lovely quiet property we were looking for and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.6Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite (bath with shower over, basin and WC), 1 x twin with en-suite (shower, basin and WC), 1 x adult bunk (double on bottom, single on top)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with breakfast/dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Hall.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi
  • Lockable storage cupboard available in sitting room if required
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Shared lawned garden to front of property and courtyard to rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Please note: Electric Car Charging is not currently available
  • Please Note: This property does not accept worker bookings

The property

Forfar 5 miles.

This beautifully presented, semi-detached, converted coach house is located in its own grounds on the outskirts of the village of Letham, 5 miles from Forfar, amidst the rolling farmland of Angus on Scotland's east coast.

Attached to the owner's home, this lovely Forfar holiday cottage has been tastefully refurbished to a high standard, to offer comfortable cottage accommodation for up to six people.

With shared use of the extensive gardens in front of the owner's large property and woodland walks to the rear, this Forfar cottage offers a relaxing country atmosphere and the perfect base to explore this fascinating area of Scotland.

This Forfar cottage is designed around a delightful kitchen and dining area with a high atrium ceiling as the centrepiece of the house.

The sitting room overlooks the rear courtyard, while the sleeping accommodation is flexible with two of the three bedrooms providing en-suite facilities.

Test your game at Carnoustie's golf course or explore the beaches and cliffs of Arbroath, both a short drive away, or make a day trip to the vibrant city of Edinburgh.

This Forfar cottage is a perfect base from which to explore this fascinating and diverse region of Scotland.

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AN-01153-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Kirriemuir 7.1 miles; Carnoustie 13.5 miles; Perth 35.3 miles.

The ancient town and former royal burgh of Forfar nestles in the beautiful rolling farmland of Angus on Scotland’s east coast. A traditional market town, Forfar holds a monthly farmers’ market, showcasing the best of the local agricultural produce. Forfar nestles close to the Angus Glens and the spectacular scenery of Strathmore. There is much to see and do in the surrounding area here. Regal Glamis Castle is nearby, the coastal town of Arbroath is only 15 miles away with its beaches and cliffs, while just 14 miles away is Carnoustie with its famous golf links. With the Cairngorms National Park to the north and Edinburgh less than two hours’ drive to the south, there is much to discover and enjoy in this beautiful area of Scotland.

Please note: This property does not accept worker bookings. Please note: Electric Car Charging is not currently available.