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The Old Schoolhouse

(Ref. 998091)

Kirkton of Craig near Montrose, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great time in this spacious and comfortable cottage."

    The woodburner was wonderful on the one cold evening we had. The mattresses were very comfy, and the kitchen well equipped. Parking was easy and spacious. The owner was very attentive and helpful too. Feels like you're in the country, quiet and pleasant views. But then it's literally three minute in the car to Montrose. Recommended!

    Thanks for the feedback, I am really glad you all had a good break and enjoyed the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2024

  • "Superb place to stay for a golfing break."

    The house is super comfortable with loads of space and really well equipped. It was cold and windy during our stay but we were always cosy when inside the house. Couple of points for improvement: the wifi and the shower. Both were weak Would defo stay again

    Thank you for your review. I note the two points and I’ll see what can be done to improve. Really glad you had a good stay and enjoyed the golf! Nick. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful house in a very quiet and peaceful location with lovely views, close to the wildlife centre at the basin and to beaches."

    House of Dun was well worth a visit, as were Brechin and Lunan. The house had everything we needed and Nick, the owner, was very helpful. A great place for a peaceful, gentle holiday.

    Hi, it was really nice to meet you all, thank you for the very positive review. Be great to see you again sometime! Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely holiday in the old school house."

    The property felt like home, was beautiful well equipped warm and cosy a credit to the owners who were lovely people. A great base for exploring this part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a very good week here."

    Warm, comfortable and convenient for access to Angus and South Aberdeenshire.

    Thanks for your positive feedback. Glad you had a good stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful home, very comfortable with lots of space for everyone to be together but also the teenagers had lots of space as well."

    Would definitely come back

    Hi Angela, thanks for coming to stay and for the positive feedback. Hope to see you back again soon! Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Old Schoolhouse."

    Everything exceeded our expectations Nick and Emma were brilliant. We will definitely look at staying again.

    Thanks so much for your feedback. So pleased you all had a great stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Nick and Emma. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Booked for colleagues who were very happy, the house is clean, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Nick was very accommodating with our requests. We would book again when back in the area.

    Thank you for your custom and I’m very pleased to receive your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful setting, spacious and yet cosy."

    We had a great time with grand kids and 2 dogs, all enjoyed the local walks and fresh air. Landlord very helpful and friendly. Evenings enjoying the wood burner finished off great days. Thank you.

    Thanks for coming to stay, really nice to meet you all! Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Feb 2023

  • "A stunning property for a family get together."

    fully equipped and very comfortable. Had an issue with the new heating system but our host Nick handled excellently with extra treats as way of apology. Some properties are ok this is in our top 3...(sorry Nick a hot tub is always going to win). See you next year...

    Hi Gareth, thanks for your custom and great feed back, maybe a hot tub could be a future investment Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Dec 2022

  • "A really comfortable house with all the facilities that we needed."

    The rooms are spacious and easily accommodated the seven of us. The house was warm and there was always hot water available. The welcome pack was generous and much appreciated. We shall recommend the house to anyone thinking of holidaying in the Montrose area. Many thanks.

    Hi Fraser, it was great having you to stay, sorry for the late reply to your feedback. Thanks for the great review it’s very much appreciated! Nick & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fraser5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was lovely and spacious plenty of room for all 7 of us even including our disabled son who is in a wheelchair."

    Part of the reason we choose the house was the down stairs bedroom and it was massive and suits my sons needs to the max. The bunk beds were a total hit with my younger children. The welcome pack we received on arrival was greatly appreciated and the eggs from the owners hens were amazing. There is plenty to do and see locally with lots of lovely beaches and local walks. We had an amazing week and will be booking again next year.

    It was great to meet you all, thanks for the feedback. I think the horses in the field have been looking for you! Glad you had a lovely time, hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great week at the Old Schoolhouse."

    The property is very spacious and was ideal for the 6 of us plus dog. We particularly enjoyed the generous welcome pack. The totally enclosed garden felt very safe for our dog Bailey and she enjoyed romping about and sniffing under the hedge. We made good use of the large barbecue and added the garden herbs to our cooking. Great walks from the house.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. Lovely to meet you and glad you had a great week. Nick and Emma. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at the Old Schoolhouse."

    The house is spacious and well kitted out. The enclosed garden was great for the twins (2yrs old) and our dog. There were unexpected extras, like a generous welcome pack and garden toys in the shed. The location is great; the property is in a small hamlet only a couple of miles from the shops and facilities of Montrose, yet most days we stepped out of the front door and went on walks in the quiet country lanes or down to the estuary and the lighthouse. The local area has lots to do. We went to many good playparks and the beaches (Lunan and St Cyrus especially) are great. House of Dun is great for history buffs and the zoo at Camperdown Park in Dundee has some great animals (tip: we were there mid afternoon when the keepers were feeding the animals and they came forward). Most of all we enjoyed being in the country with open views, walks, tractors, and occasionally wildlife, like deer in the fields and bats flitting at twilight. The hosts Nick and Emma were friendly and helpful on the few occasions we saw them. They really wanted our feedback.

    Thanks Charles, it was great to meet you and your family, we really appreciate your positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time at The Old Schoolhouse everything we expected , a perfect place for a family and dogs and very well appointed."

    The Old Schoolhouse is well positioned to be in amazing countryside yet close to amenities and the beach only a couple of miles away. Lots to see in the area. It was nice to meet Nick the owner and we will be back.

    Thank you Lynn and family it was really nice to meet you too. Look forward to seeing you again sometime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great property with really friendly owners."

    Very comfortable and a large garden with barbecue was sn added bonus. Would definitely stay again

    Thanks Ben, your feedback very much appreciated. Looking forward to having you to stay again. Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house, very clean."

    Well equipped. Child and dog friendly. Good location for travelling area. Friendly hosts.

    Thanks Denise, we really appreciate your custom and kind comments. Nick & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing, a fantastic stay from start to finish, in fact we didnt want to leave."

    A truly beautiful cottage, loads of space and truly excellent facilities. Plenty of really good walks nearby, and so very peaceful in beautiful surroundings. Superb and friendly owners, thank you for the wonderful memories.

    It was great to meet you guys. Thanks for your kind words. We started coming here on holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor double, 2 x bunk in one bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Please note: This property can sleep upto 10
  • Air source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Please note: bookings must fall between a Saturday and Saturday due to cleaning arrangements; minimum 4 night stays

The property

Montrose 1.8 miles.

This B listed Georgian School House resides in Kirkton of Craig, near Montrose, in the county of Angus.

Set over two floors and boasting plenty of character, The Old Schoolhouse is a tranquil escape for families or groups of friends eager to explore this wonderful region of Scotland.

Settle in for a quiet evening in the sitting room, curling up on the sofa in front of the woodburning stove.

Those budding chefs can impress in the kitchen, utilising a range of appliances including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and even a dishwasher, so washing up will be no trouble!

As the night grows darker, head to the bedrooms to catch some rest; on the ground floor there is a double room, while upstairs includes the master with king-size with en-suite bathroom, a double and a bunk room with four beds, offering a variety of sleeping arrangements.

Each bedroom is well-furnished with ample storage for personal belongings, serviced by a bathroom with bath and shower over, so you can decide how best to prepare for the day.

Step outside and enjoy a moment in the enclosed garden, complete with a table and chairs for alfresco dining, along with a barbecue for summer evenings.

The nearby town of Montrose offers a pleasant old centre, home to an interesting museum, art gallery, selection of independent shops, and a handful of quirky eateries where you can pick up a nibble.

Discover the local dog hero of Montrose at the Bamse statue near the harbour, representing a heroic Norwegian St Bernard dog who served during World War II, or travel further afield to the exciting nearby towns of Arbroath, Brechin, and Kirriemuir.

The Montrose Basin is a virtually landlocked lagoon of mud, serving as a nature reserve and a haven for wildfowl and waling birds who love its mud, including oystercatchers, eiders, and pink-footed geese.

For walking regions, venture over to the outstanding Cairngorms National Park for a day of adventure among the picturesque Scottish landscapes, while there are several National Trust for Scotland delights within a short drive.

Absorb the delights of this Scottish region with a stay at The Old Schoolhouse.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Brechin 8.6 miles; Arbroath 12.9 miles; Kirriemuir 23.9 miles

Montrose is a bustling Scottish town and former royal burgh nestled in the county of Angus, found in the middle of North and South Esk rivers. The coastal town is home to its very own 3-mile-long beach, awarded to a Blue Flag standard due to its eco credentials, as well as activities including Traill Pavilion and Seafront Splash!, an arcade, children's playground, café and an ice-cream parlour. Historic architecture surrounds the town centre, boasting the Montrose Museum, Bamse landmark, and the widest High Street in Scotland, as well as a range of retail shopping, fine dining, local pubs, and the famous Montrose Basin Wildlife Reserve. The county of Angus hosts a wealth of charming towns and villages such as Arbroath, the largest town in the county, Brechin cathedral city, and Kirriemuir, known as the 'gateway to the glens' to name a few! Montrose is an ideal holiday destination for a class, picturesque seaside adventure.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter