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Little Lochlair

(Ref. 1005454)

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


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet-friendly

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Had another fantastic stay here with my dog."

    Lovely place, everything you need, beautiful area and peace and quiet. Hopefully we will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Lesley-ann5.0Nov 2023

  • "All as promised; including the very welcome home-made scones and jam plus some basics on arrival."

    Very friendly and considerate owners. The outlook from the holiday let out over the farmland all around; plus the clear (no light pollution) heavenly displays of stars/planets were icing on the cake. Very relaxing time; just visiting the surrounding towns and a special visit to Auchenblae near Laurencekirk to visit family. Well worth the cost ..................

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely compact rental and spotless on arrival."

    The rental is rural but close to lots of places of interest Arbroath, Carnoustie, Forfar etc all under 10 miles Crombie park 2 miles for walking dog although some fields where you can walk the dog at cottage Owners very friendly

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2023

  • "A lovely , quirky, comfortable little cottage."

    Peaceful and quiet. Fantastic views over the countryside. Owners lovely and friendly, and excellent homebaker of scones. It was a great holiday, and we'd love to return.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely quiet country location but not far from a few towns."

    Extremely clean, well equipped apartment with views for miles around. Owners very welcoming to us and the dog. Lovely to provide scones for us and treats for the dog.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2023

  • "Extremely comfortable accommodation with lovely views of surrounding countryside."

    Owners very welcoming, fresh baked scone waiting to be enjoyed to hand. Thanks again! If you are looking for a quiet country holiday this is for you.

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant, better than anticipated ******."

    Cleanliness and equipment provided top notch. Nice friendly owner, nothing too much trouble. Highly recommended ******

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay here with my dog."

    A lovely compact place but very well equipped and amazing views all around. Quiet countryside all around but never far from places to visit. Mandy and Ian, the owners, were very friendly and their dog, Beth, is adorable. Enjoyed a lovely just baked scone, with jam and butter on arrival and especially liked the little touches provided for Lily, a bowl of water, a jar of biscuits and a towel aswell. A very thoughtful welcome for her aswell. Wouldn't hesitate to come back and stay again and hopefully we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Lesley-ann5.0Jun 2023



    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and owners were very friendly and Beth their dog."

    Coffee, tea and milk on arrival also some wonderful scones jam and butter. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Shan5.0May 2023

  • "Welcoming hosts."

    Excellent accommodation in the most beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a fantastic property!"

    I couldn’t fault it at all. The surroundings were beautiful and Mandy and Ian were so lovely. If you’re looking for somewhere peaceful and cozy then this is the perfect place for you.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovey warm property, comfortable and dog friendly."

    The property is above a garage and has a gate for dog owners' peace of mind. We had winter weather but in better weather, you have a seating area and seats to sit out and chill. Owners Ian & Mandy were a lovely friendly couple. Mandy had baked lovely scones for us on arrival, they stay in a cottage adjacent to the cottage, and the end of the drive has a gate . Parking was fine for us next to the stairs up to cottage. We were there to chill out and walk the local beaches. Had a lovely week thanks Ian & Mandy Jim & Shona Smith & Meg the dug

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely, well appointed holiday let."

    In a peaceful location tucked away from the busy roads. It was cosy and comfortable with everything we needed. A great location to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful little place to stay for a relaxing tranquil holiday."

    Easy access to the coastline and lots of places of interest to visit. This apartment is beautifully equipped with everything you need, with so many extra thoughtful touches added too. Thank you Mandy and Ian - we will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Aug 2022

  • "Ian and Mandy made us feel most welcome, gave us total privacy."

    If you required anything at all they were more than happy to help. Best Holiday we've had in such a long time . Id happily recommend here for a quiet relaxing time . Views are stunning.. Totally doggy friendly. Treats for the pup and fresh baked scones to welcome you. Were definitely coming back soon.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Nice location with lovely views, so peaceful."

    Comfy bed.The owners were friendly and helpful. We had a lovely couple of nights, And would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Tammy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Only downside I would say, was the Queen bed, we have a king size at home."

    A little squeeze for us. But I suppose space is a factor. Other than that, great weekend. Lovely family.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation that met all our needs."

    Cracking view from living room. Quiet location that’s handy for trips to Dundee and Forfar. Just over an hour to Glasgow too. Ian and Mandy were perfect hosts, so friendly. Was like a home from home. We had a great short break there and would definitely go back. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "This lovely bijou apartment is an oasis of calm with a wee sun drenched balcony boasting 360 degree views over the fertile Angus farmlands."

    Everything you and your four footed friend need is already there, with added treats like the delicious mouth watering home made scones and jam which greeted us on arrival. There was even a jar of dog biscuits for our pooch. Our host was very welcoming and accommodating but not in any way intrusive. We can’t recommend Little Lochlair too highly.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2022

  • "The flat is very attractive, very comfortable and very well equipped."

    It is in a good location, rural with attractive views but very accessible for the coast, glens and towns.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Mar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The accommodation was very well equipped and really cosy Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Al5.0Oct 2021

  • "An absolute little gem."

    My husband and I had the most amazing week in little Lochlair. We were made to feel very welcome from the owners, and nothing was too much trouble. Great base for exploring. Our dog also loved it. We will definitely be back. Five stars!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just returned from a fabulous week totally relaxed and destressed thanks to Ian and Mandy lovely hosts with an amazing apartment with views to die for p."

    S thank you for all the little touches ( homemade scones) that made our stay perfect.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "Such nice people (and dog) Great accommodation so quiet and seemingly in the middle of nowhere but only 15 minutes from everywhere!"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2021

  • "What a wonderful little gem!"

    Fantastic location for a getaway. With the dog friendly beaches just a 20 minute drive away and country parks even closer it’s perfect for a trip away with your 4 legged friend. Ian and Mandy are wonderfully friendly and the accommodation has everything you would need and more. We saw some of the most beautiful sunsets from there.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2021

  • "Just finished a week stay at little Lochlair and it exceeded all of my expectations."

    The accommodation was clean, tidy the apartment was well presented and in a great area. The views surrounding are great too look at and it’s the most peaceful place I have ever been too. The two hosts Ian and Mandy are also brilliant. Extremely friendly, helpful, kind and generous. All the facilities in the apartment was great we wasn’t short of anything we needed for our weeks stay and could of happily done another week. Thank you very much and we hope to come back soon

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Jul 2021

  • "My boyfriend and I (20 and 21) stayed here with our dog for two nights and had a really great time."

    Lots of nice walks for the dog, lovely owners who had fresh scones ready for us on arrival as well as a jar of dog treats. water bowls and even leant me a pair of wellies for our morning walks, they also have a good selection of movies and blankets for quiet nights in as well as supplying menus for local restaurants and takeaways. I would 100% recommend to anyone who is wanting to go for a quaint little get away and would definitely suggest going to combie reservoir with the dog

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cosy cottage."

    Immaculately clean. Mandy & Ian, the hosts, are a lovely couple who couldn’t have been more helpful. The homemade scones on arrival were much appreciated. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2020

  • "Comfort of cottage and helpfulness of owner"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a great week at little lochlair was comfortable very clean everything you ..."

    We had a great week at little lochlair was comfortable very clean everything you wanted Mandy was so very nice making sure everything was ok and dogs liked it also a very lovely place to stay will be back again m bates

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2020

  • "Mandy and Ian are lovely people and quite laid back."

    Although we hardly saw them they were always on hand if needed. The property is perfect for exploring the area, from the rugged Cliffs of Arbroath to the Angus Glens. Both just short drives away.., with lots of other walks close at hand. Views from the property being raised up are superb. A very comfortable quiet place that we will revisit without doubt. Geoff & Shirley.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Aug 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Little Lochlair."

    Mandy and Ian made us very welcome. The home made scones on arrival were very much appreciated. The accommodation was very private, comfortable and exceptionally clean. Lovely views from the balcony! There is plenty to do in the area and we discovered two lovely restaurants :The Old Boatyard in Arbroath and Chillies in Carnoustie. We would recommend this property for a relaxing staycation.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely place to spend a quiet couple of days."

    Mandy and Ian are so helpful and the home made scones on arrival were lovely. They even had a pair of binoculars out which we used to watch the dear in the early morning.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a wonderful property for a quiet few days in the country or for a base to explore the local area."

    Mandy and Ian were wonderful hosts and the place was fabulously clean and well kept. There’s everything you need for a few days of peace and quiet. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely accommodation well laid out with everything you need for a ..."

    Absolutely lovely accommodation well laid out with everything you need for a home from home ,location was perfect for exploring the Angus area ,our hosts Ian and Mandy were very welcoming and helpful , welcome package of home made scones and dog treats for kai was appreciated , would highly recommend ps the bed was that good that my wife sourced it in Carnoustie and bought it in the way home thanks once again jack ,margaret and kai

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was such a lovely location, and such a perfect space."

    The owners couldn't have been kinder, and I will be back sometime because there's so much to explore in the area.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2020

  • "I was extremely pleased with my holiday flat ."

    It was far better than I was expecting, everything you could need was there , the views from every window were excellent The hosts were very helpful and friendly and still let us have the freedom to enjoy our break I would recommend to anyone looking at this property to book You will not be disappointed

    Reviewed by George5.0Oct 2019

  • "Stayed here over a 3 day period, before during and even after the owners kept in contact to make sure our journey was okay, and during made sure we were comfortable."

    The house is absolulty lovely, cosy and comfortable. You arrived down the owners drive way, and park into the left hand side. The owners house is to the right, and you stay directly ahead above the owners garage. It is just as it was pictured, everything was as expected and I have no complaints. The owners are absolutely lovely, and they have done everything correctly. Will 100% be coming back again!! Would recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Oct 2019

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  • Over one floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double (4') with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Induction hob, combi microwave/oven, fridge
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Two well-behaved medium sized dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.3 miles
  • Pub 7.1 miles
  • Note: Although inside the property is all one level, the property is accessed via stone steps/staircase with handrail
  • Note: Ceiling is low in places
  • Please note this property only accepts the minimum of 7 night stays.

The property

Surrounded by stunning countryside views near the Angus Glens, is Little Lochlair, a stylish one bed apartment built on top of the owners garage, in the north east of Scotland.

The apartment is in the village of Kirkbuddo, near Forfar amid agricultural fields, with amenities being a short drive away, this property would be best suited to a couple for a quiet break.

Up a set of stone steps and through the glass doors, you enter the apartment and into the open-plan living space, where you can flop down onto the stylish vintage sofa to watch a film after a day of walking the Glens or perhaps just prop the door open and take in the peaceful views of the fields below.

Despite the small and compact size, you will still find everything you need in the kitchen area, with a combi microwave-oven and two-ring induction hob available to prepare some simple meals, and even a dining table for two, so save one of your nights for a romantic evening meal at the apartment, and afterwards watch the sun set from the patio.

To the back of the property, a pretty double bedroom awaits, with velux windows fitted to bring in the natural light, and home to the en-suite shower room with basin and WC.

Local amenities lie a short car journey away at Forfar, a nearby town that has several shops, pubs and supermarkets, or head to the monthly farmers' market if it's on to see the best local produce the market town has to offer.

If you're a keen golfer, then head down to Carnoustie - about a 7-mile trip - home to Carnoustie Golf Links course that often hosts the Open Championship, where many famous golfers have been before.

There's another great day out to be had in Dundee, Scotland's fourth city which has undergone recent redevelopment, and with the city being set upon the Tay estuary, what better way to enjoy the city than a boat trip with bottlenose dolphins and seals being regular visitors to the estuary, keep your eyes peeled and hopefully spot some!

Affording you a perfect base from which to explore this spectacular area, you can look forward to returning every night to Little Lochlair, your haven under the stars.

You can also take time out to visit the popular V&A Dundee.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

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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.

Although inside the property is all one level, the property is accessed via stone steps/staircase with handrail. Note: Ceiling is low in places.
Please note this property only accepts the minimum of 7 night stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas