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The Bothy

Edzell, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 22711)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a cosy, clean and comfortable cottage in a peaceful and beautiful area."

    The owners were very helpful and our stay was wonderful.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2020

  • "I wasn't told the code beforehand for extracting the key ( from the holder outside the cottage ) to get in to the cottage when I arrived and I had to wait until someone appeared to tell me the code."

    The one issue I want to mention ( and I have put it in the visitor's book inside ) is the bark, bark, barking of a dog (s) in the early hours in a nearby building. One night it was 2.30a.m. another night 4a.m.

    Reviewed by LornaAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in glorious country setting,peaceful with lots of wildlife to ..."

    Beautiful cottage in glorious country setting,peaceful with lots of wildlife to see Lovely friendly owners, all in all a great place to stay

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely relaxing time at the Bothy."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely peaceful retreat, the views from the cottage are stunning."

    Having also an ancient stone circle opposite the front door. Surrounded by the local wildlife, and crisp clean air. The cottage owners were friendly and helpful. A little piece of heaven, Thankyou, Barry and Gina King.

    Reviewed by BarryFeb 2020

  • "The Bothy was a fabulous hideaway perfect for just forgetting real life and enjoying some down time."

    Excellent location and the views, wildlife just everything was stunning and spectacular. My husband and I very rarely say that we would go back to any place but we both agreed that we would definately come back to the Bothy. Edzell is lovely and Bells the butchers just brilliant we went to Bells 3 times while staying. Brechin is a nice town with good amenities. The holiday was just perfect we couldn't have asked for more. I must just also say the bed was lovely I haven't slept that well in a long time. Thank you Anna and Sykes Cottages for a very memorable holiday at The Bothy.

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2020

  • "The Bothy is so welcoming, warm and cozy, it’s well equipped and the log burner in the sitting room adds to the character and warmth (logs and kindling supplied) Situated in a remote spot, a few miles along Glen Esk, the views are breathtaking!"

    . A few miles further along the Glen and it’s possible to walk in the Cairngorm National Park. We were lucky to have snow so the views and countryside around us was spectacular! Seeing a Golden Eagle just ahead of us made the entire trip worthwhile! Castles are abundant in this area and access to towns very easy. This was an amazing holiday for us, we choose to visit Scotland in January/February each year as the snow makes the landscape so beautiful the roads are excellent and a lot less busy. We highly recommend the Bothy. .... and just wish it was ours!

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2020

  • "This lovely little bothy had everything we would likely need for a holiday."

    It felt really homely which we loved, not like some which are simply basic. The bothy makes a great central base for everything anyone could want, go west and you have the wonders of everything the Cairngorms has to offer , go east and you come to some beautiful quiet long empty beaches.

    Reviewed by TonyJan 2020

  • "A lovely warm and cosy cottage."

    Would definitely consider visiting again. We were there for New Year & the owners dropped us in a bottle of Champagne, very thoughtful touch.

    Reviewed by KatherineDec 2019

  • "We loved our time here and will be coming back for sure, the Bothy is comfortable, cosy, warm and perfect for a couple."

    The Bothy is situated in the most beautiful location, perfectly situated for hillwalking and exploring the whole area of the Glens, southern Cairngorms and the coast.

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2019

  • "The Bothy is a little piece of heaven."

    I cannot recommend this cottage enough. The cottage is so cozy and contains everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The views from your front door are out of this world. If you want to go somewhere to just get away from everyday life this is the cottage for you. Stunning.

    Reviewed by NatalieNov 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at the Bothy."

    The location is superb. We arrived in the dark so didn't see the amazing views from the cottage until the next morning - a real wow moment. We had great weather so explored Glen Esk thoroughly in its glorious Autumn colours. A very special place indeed. The cottage is cosy, warm and well-equipped. Quiet and peaceful (apart from the horde of Land rovers arriving on a couple of days to go out hunting). Great place for relaxing, walking and stargazing.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2019

  • "The bothy was the most beautiful place to completely relax and unwind ."

    The views were outstanding and we experienced birds of prey above us whilst sitting enjoys glass of wine . There is so much to do around and about . All the drives are breathtaking. We even saw leaping salmon which is practically on your doorstep in the local river . A truly wonderful time spent in Scotland. The bothy just made it perfect.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjyed our stay in The Bothy."

    Its a lovely location and Anna our host was very nice.

    Reviewed by SheenaJul 2019

  • "A good scenic location for walks and striking out to the coast, other towns villages within a reasonable radius."

    The cottage was clean and instructions for access helpful.. Would help to mention other forms of heating in booking information other than just the log fire. It would have been helpful if the information folder/ tourist leaflets had been more prominent . We enjoyed our one week stay and would recommend ,but it was unusual not to have met the hosts whilst we were there ,although other communication before and after was good Jim and Pam

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2019

  • "It was an extremely relaxing, clean and enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by AshleyJun 2019

  • "The Bothy is set in a wonderful area, so peaceful and beautiful to see out of ..."

    The Bothy is set in a wonderful area, so peaceful and beautiful to see out of the window, we were able to visit plenty of interesting places and still more that we have not covered we are certainly looking forward to a return visit in the future

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "This cottage is set in a wonderful location with great scenery with lots wild life."

    The local people are very friendly and helpful about the surrounding area and places of interest

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2019

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Excellent communication ahead of the stay with the owner - very clear directions and responsive to emails. Lots to do in the local area and some really lovely walks. Met some lovely local ladies on a Gin tasting afternoon at Persie's Gin Distillary. Recommend House of Dun, the Blue Door Walk, Loch Lee walk, Edzell Castle (not to be underestimated from the look of it from the drive up to it). Within an hour's drive of Balmoral, Glamis and Edradour Whiskey Distillary. Stunning scenery on the drive. We ordered our meat for the week from the local butchers in Edzell - very helpful and friendly. Lots of information in the Bothy about the local surroundings and things to do. Well stocked kitchen and a very comfortable bed. A small wardrobe instead of the rattan chest in the bedroom would be useful for hanging clothes. Apart from that, we absolutely loved it and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by PaulaApr 2019

  • "This holiday was a birthday present for my boyfriend and it exceeded all expectations!"

    Location was isolated but amazing and just what we needed. Sykes were incredible with helping me book this and with payment (sure it was amy I spoke to) really helpful and friendly :) Thank you very much will definitely be booking with sykes in the future :)

    Reviewed by SelinaMar 2019

  • "The Bothy was a totally magical place."

    Surprisingly warm and cosy, views to die for and wonderful walks all round. So quiet and peaceful and amazing wildlife right outside the door including red squirrels - wish we could have stayed for longer.

    Reviewed by ClareNov 2018

  • "It was Amazing."

    . Thank you

    Reviewed by KaySep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in stunning seneary the view from the front door is a wow factor."

    Tucked away in the Glen truly magical place. The cottage is fully equipped and very comfortable. Edzell village is 5 miles away has all your shopping needs and an amazing butchers. The area is an outdoors persons paradise,the owner has left lots of information on what do. Loch Lee at the end of the Glen is a must, plenty of wildlife to see.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2018

  • "The Bothy was perfect for our holiday needs - small, cosy, clean, quiet, and with fantastic views."

    The furnishings were basic and cottagy but comfy, and it was a place you could really relax and unwind. There's no wi-fi or mobile signal - which was a bonus for us, though some may find that traumatic. The only (slight) downside was that the TV is quite small, which was a shame for watching the Wimbledon final. There are plenty of interesting books and DVDs, plus a DVD player. A great little place in a beautiful and interesting area. The owners were very helpful and friendly too.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2018

  • "Well equipped cottage set in beautiful and quiet Angus glen perfect for Hill ..."

    Well equipped cottage set in beautiful and quiet Angus glen perfect for Hill walking mountain biking fishing very good value for money

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful location."

    Loved the log burner,as did our dog ,and the cottage was well equipped . Very quiet and peaceful and an ideal location to recharge your batteries! Get your walking boots on and go explore!

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2017

  • "A little gem of a place!"

    ! had a fantastic week there in early August. Quiet peaceful surroundings.

    Reviewed by ErnestAug 2017

  • "Warm welcome, stunning location, really cosy cottage."

    Would be delighted to return.

    Reviewed by BryanJul 2017

  • "The Bothy was much more roomy than we expected."

    The surrounding area around the building was also well maintained which is reassuring.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2017

  • "A beautiful bothy with such thoughtful attention to detail; all laid out for maximum comfort with a sleep-inducing bed, lovely & warm, great shower & stunning surroundings."

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2017

  • "Fantastic location."

    Bothy was well equipped, cosy and clean. We were sad to leave. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by MargotOct 2016

  • "The photos on the website don't do the area justice the scenary is beautiful."

    Reviewed by SheenaghOct 2016

  • "Perfect place for 2 persons for hiking, fishing or just enjoying the wilderness of the scottish highlands."

    Edzell is 15 minutes away by car. No internet or telephone signal, but pheasants, rabbits, partridges, sheep just in front of your cottage. We will come back.

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2016

  • "Tucked away half way up Glen Esk with wonderful views and wildlife literally on the doorstep this is the perfect spot from which either to explore further or relax and watch the moon rise and the sun go down."

    Reviewed by RoderickSep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washing machine by prior arrangement with owner, WiFi, 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

The property

Edzell 7 miles.

Situated on a working sheep farm in beautiful Glen Esk, seven miles from the attractive village of Edzell is this cosy holiday home, The Bothy.

This delightful accommodation offers a bright and charming base for a couple seeking to explore the ruggedness of this Scottish countryside setting with a rural hideaway to come back to each evening to unwind.

The interior of the property has retained much of its original charm which is complemented by the plush furnishings and everything you could possibly need to enjoy a week-long break with your loved one.

Here, you will be delighted to find one comfortable double bedroom, a light kitchen, a bathroom, and a sitting room complete with ceiling beams and a cosy woodburner, the perfect addition for a romantic evening in.

Ideally situated for walkers, cyclists, anglers and those in search of a rural getaway, this cottage is an excellent choice for a tranquil break spent amidst spectacular scenery.

Close to the Grampian Mountains, Esk is the longest of the renowned Angus Glens, offering opportunities for excellent walking.

Brush up on the local history and pay a visit to the most northerly Neolithic standing stones at Colmeallie (just outside the Bothy door) Loch Lee or hike to the stone monument at the Queen’s Well, a memorial to Queen Victoria, where stunning views await you.

The Bothy offers a superb choice for a rural break in a beautiful location.

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About the location


Montrose 12 miles; Forfar 14 miles; Dundee 31 miles.

Renowned as the Jewel in the Crown of Angus, the Victorian village of Edzell is beautifully situated at the foothills of the Grampian Mountains, 12 miles from the coastal town of Montrose. Entered via the striking 19th Century Dalhousie Arch, which greets tourists arriving from the south, this charming village provides a good choice of local shops, pubs and eateries and easy access to all five glens of Angus. The medieval Edzell Castle, with its prominent Stirling Tower and colourful renaissance garden is well worth a visit, whilst golfers are well catered for with two fabulous courses (18 and 9 hole) set amongst a stunning mountainous backdrop. Enjoy salmon fishing at nearby Esk and Westwater, take relaxed riverside strolls along the Rocks of Solitude circuit or the more challenging hikes in Glen Clova and Glen Esk. Discover the glorious beaches at nearby St Cyrus, Montrose and the fabulous, cliff-framed red sands at Lunan Bay. Edzell offers an ideal base from which to discover all that this scenic area of Scotland has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas