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North Stables

Montrose, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 1060505)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "All was well , though the washing machine was not working it did not spoil the enjoyment of the stay."

    We have recommended the location to others already , so we where very happy with the location and interaction with the staff of the house added greatly to the whole experience. Thanks for listing this place . Regards

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Absolute gem of a place."

    We found it very comfortable and homely whilst situated in a grand and beautiful setting. The bedrooms were very spacious and airy, as was the kitchen. So many fantastic walks for your dog(s) and the peace and quiet at night was bliss. On site staff extremely friendly and helpful. Will 100% book this apartment again. Thank you for fantastic stay.

    Thank you so much for the kind words about North Stables and our team at House of Dun. We will certainly pass your kind words onto them. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2022

  • "Beautiful setting."

    We had a very enjoyable week. Only grumble was the washing machine was leaking. Kitchen could be better equipped also.

    Thank you for your feedback and we have taken note of your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MatthewFeb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay and the grounds of House of Dun are so lovely."

    We had to attend a sad family event, so the opportunity to walk and appreciate the beauty was appreciated. We have stayed at the property previously, a few years ago, at that time the property had beautiful throws on the beds, national trust tartan throws. these made a huge difference to the feel of the property, giving it that extra Scottish Charm. I felt the lack of these on this stay. With the property feeling a bit more generic and less special.

    Thank you for your kind words and we are glad that you found some comfort in the peaceful surroundings. When the properties were reopened after lockdown the Covid guidance for the industry was to remove any soft furnishings that maybe touch points or require additional cleaning each changeover. We are now starting to put back the furnishings and extras following on from guidance from the Scottish Govt. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2021

  • "Fabulous location with friendly, informative staff on site during working hours."

    Many thanks for your kind words about the team at House of Dun. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2021

  • "A number of items were broken or absent but when we contacted a number in the guest book they were soon attended to."

    Visitor information needs updating: The trolley is in a cupboard in the flat not in the courtyard. There are no wall safes containing the keys, the Hi-Vis jackets were not found, the need for these is unknown! The freezer part of the fridge works the fridge does not. Tried to contact Sykes on their 3 numbers for over an hour on 9th.October and the calls were cut after the welcome message within 2 seconds every time!

    Many thanks for your feedback following on from your stay at House of Dun. Thank you for pointing out that the house information needed to be updated after the building work we carried out earlier in the year. The hi-vis jackets were to protect our customers while the contractors were on site. The door works on a combination pad, we understand that you had a problem with the snibbed on the door and we have replaced the lock. The fridge has been checked and it is working perfectly so we are unsure why you had a problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful setting."

    Was really able to relax unwind. Plenty to see and do locally and within a few miles.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2021

  • "The staff were very friendly and helpful."

    We had 24 hour access to the gardens and grounds, and the House of Dun is very, very beautiful. All the staff were friendly to our 'Wee, scruffy dog' and gave us advice on places nearby to visit.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2021

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  • First floor apartment
  • Two multi-level twin bedrooms
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, a selection of books and traditional board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking available in offroad public car park
  • Access to House of Dun's formal gardens and grounds
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 3.3 miles
  • Note: Access via external staircase approx 18 stairs
  • Note: 5 stairs lead to second twin room and shower room
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture, you may like to bring an old towel to wipe muddy paws
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

The property

Resting in a quaint sandstone courtyard, offering a welcoming retreat for a group of four to explore this charming coastal region, is the National Trust for Scotland’s North Stables.

Beautifully refurbished to a high standard throughout, this first floor apartment ensures a memorable stay at any time of the year.

Make your way up the historic stone steps and into the first floor entrance, before making yourself at home in one of the spacious twin bedrooms, each boasting attractive, classic décor and ample storage for your personal belongings.

Cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, fitted with all the necessary amenities needed for a self-catered stay, with the added convenience of a washing machine and dishwasher.

Head over to the living area and set the table for an intimate meal for four, catching up on the day’s events, before unwinding on the plush sofas.

Prepare for your day in the sleek shower room, delighting in a hot soak as you step into the large walk-in shower.

Spend an afternoon exploring the formal gardens of the house, boasting lush parkland, enchanting forests, and an extravagant Victorian walled garden, before venturing over to the famous Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve.

Find a memorable getaway at North Stables, a truly idyllic escape.

Note: This property can also be booked alongside Ref. 1060506, together sleeping up to eight guests.

House Of Dun Apartments

Discover two enchanting first-floor apartments set in an open sandstone courtyard within the grounds of the exquisite House of Dun, a National Trust for Scotland jewel boasting Baroque extravagance and plenty of natural delights awaiting to be discovered. Originally built in the 18th-century to accommodate the grooms who would have kept the Laird's horses in pristine condition, North and South Stables now offer a group of eight a historic base from which to explore this marvellous corner of Scotland. The House of Dun itself is an elegant Georgian mansion, designed and built in 1743 for David Erskine, the 13th Laird of Dun, hosting intricate ornate plasterwork by Joseph Enzer, a 19th-century 'boot bath' in Mrs Erskine's dressing room and a newly refurbished courtyard housing the Angus Folk Collection. Spend an entire day choosing between a plethora of woodland walks around the property or visiting the Den of Dun at the top of the estate, with the chance to uncover some ghostly tales along the way. Alternatively, take a complimentary tour of the house, or visit the woodland play area where children explore and don’t forget to indulge in a coffee and cake in the café. The town of Montrose is just a short journey away, home to a vibrant atmosphere amidst fantastic shopping facilities, local pubs, delicious restaurants and a beautiful Blue Flag beach for a day on the coast. The Montrose Basin Nature Reserve is a must-visit attraction for nature and animal lovers, home to habitats for unique wildlife including oystercatchers, eiders and pink-footed geese, as well as exotic plant life. 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. Alternatively, venture over to the outstanding Cairngorms National Park for a day of adventure among the picturesque Scottish landscapes. Find even more delights of the National Trust for Scotland just a scenic car journey away, including J M Barrie’s birthplace in Kirriemuir where you will find a typical weaver’s house which was one home to the world-famous creator of Peter Pan, home to the washhouse where the inspiration for the Wendy house in Peter Pan was also born alongside original costumes and a jungle-themed garden, while Barry Mill in Barry village is also well-worth exploring for its rare example of Scotland’s industrial heritage hosting a working water-powered corn mill as well as offering scenic walks along the Barry Burn making a lovely spot for a leisurely stroll amidst the wildflowers and the soothing sounds of the flowing waters. Discover an array of wonders at the House of Dun Cottages

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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.

Note: Access via external staircase approx 18 stairs.

Note: 5 stairs lead to second twin room and shower room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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