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North Stables

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


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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

    - Jennifer, October 2021

House Of Dun Cottages

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 a regal Georgian mansion, designed and built in 1703 for David Erskine, the 13th Laird of Dun, hosting intricate ornate plasterwork by Joseph Enzer, a model theatre room, a 19th century 'booth-bath' in Mrs Erskine's dressing room, and most impressively, a library which houses the Hutchison Collection of paintings by Scottish Colourists and the Stirling Collection of furniture. 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 where children can enjoy the play area, or take part in an exciting fairy hunt whilst the adults 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

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, choosing from a film on the DVD player or reading a captivating novel.

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.


  • 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 with DVD player, CD player, WiFi, and a selection of books
  • 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: Fishing on the River South Esk is available, book online via Fish Pal- log in to the South Esk for availability and prices
  • 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

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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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