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Balkello Woodland Apartment
Auchterhouse, Angus

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Set within 50 acres, the accommodation (which has its own entrance) is part of Balkello Woodland House, a working smallholding specialising in pedigree cattle and sheep, with working sheep dogs that appear regularly at sheep dog trials (amazing to watch them at work!). The garden grounds have plenty of scope for relaxation and play with a delightful summerhouse, perfect for picnics. Direct access to hill woodland walks provide an abundance of wildlife with a large diversity of birds and woodland creatures, for example roe deer, red squirrels, hares and rabbits - ideal for photographers and artists too.

Dundee, located on the banks of the Tay estuary, is steeped in history. Attractions include RRS Discovery (Captain Scott's ship), and the Verdant Works which weaves the tale of jute with the life and work of old Dundee. There is modern technology at Sensation Science Centre, Mills Observatory, art and culture at The McManus, Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum or Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA). The city has plenty of shopping, cinemas, ice skating, a leisure pool and an abundance of restaurants and bars.

Being near the coast it is not far from terrific beaches and harbours - north to Carnoustie, Lunan Bay, Arbroath and Montrose and heading south to St Andrews, Anstruther and Elie with lots of idyllic little hidden beaches in between. Local golf courses within 5 miles include Downfield, Camperdown and Caird Park. Piperdam, Strathmore, the famous Old Course at St Andrews and Carnoustie and many more are within easy reach. There is also an impressive choice of country parks as well as the Dundee Botanic Gardens, on gently sloping land overlooking the banks of the River Tay.

Surrounded by agriculture there are local market towns with farmers markets at Forfar and Dundee. Local agricultural shows throughout summer are also well worth a visit. Only 2 miles takes you to the popular Auchterhouse Country Sports which features clay pigeon shooting, off road driving, quad biking, archery and more including tank driving! Glamis Castle, famed as the childhood home of the Queen Mother, is a must for visitors and it also hosts a variety of events.

There are many local cycle routes and walks from short strolls, either on the coast or in the hills, to more challenging walks over steeper and more rugged terrain. This is a wonderful place to stay as it is the gateway to the Angus Glens and close to so many incredible things to see and do.

  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 1 shower room
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • 32" widescreen TV, DVD player and stereo
  • Free WiFi Broadband
  • Under floor heating
  • Use of large garden area with garden furniture and summer house
  • Horse stables and dog kennels available by arrangement
  • Ample car parking
  • Secure storage for cycles, fishing rods and skis
  • Short breaks, minimum 3 nights
  • Dundee - 8 miles to city centre
  • Airports - Dundee 9 miles, Edinburgh 60 miles, Aberdeen 70 miles, Glasgow 93 miles
  • Several pubs, restaurants and carry out food all within a 5 mile radius
  • Golf - 6 local clubs within 10 miles
  • More renowned: Carnoustie (12 miles), Rosemount (13 miles), Murrayshall (19 miles), St Andrews (20 miles), Gleneagles (32 miles)
  • Auchterhouse Country Sports
  • Glamis Castle, Scone Palace
  • RRS Discovery, Verdant Works
  • Broughty Ferry beach and Castle (11 miles)
  • University Botanic Gardens and country parks
  • Hill walking and rambling on doorstep
  • Many cycling paths in the area
  • Fishing on the River Tay or many locally stocked fisheries
  • Skiing at Glenshee (32 miles)
  • Theatres, cinema, shops, leisure centres and museums in Dundee and Perth

The apartment has its own external door with stair leading to a bright open plan living L-shaped area, dining and kitchen area with triple aspect windows and wonderful countryside views. In the living area there is a 32" television with freeview channels and music, free WiFi, board games and books. The modern fitted kitchen has ample facilities with washing machine, fridge, cooker and microwave and a dining table.

There are two cosy bedrooms, one double and one twin bedded room. The shower room has partially tiled coombed ceiling, down-lighters, shower cubicle, wash basin with cupboard below, heated towel rail, WC, light and shaverpoint. Throughout there is under floor heating thermostatically controlled. The living areas have a tiled floor and there are fitted carpets in the bedrooms.

From the A90 north of Dundee, take the turning for Tealing and Auchterhouse. Proceed through Tealing and after 3 miles turn right signposted Auchterhouse. Follow the road around to the left and the turning to Balkello Woodland House will be seen on the right side after about 1 mile, after passing Balkello Woods.

Alternatively, from Dundee take the A923 signposted to Coupar Angus. At Muirhead follow the B954 for a further 2 miles. Upon reaching Auchterhouse follow the road to Kirkton of Auchterhouse, and then towards Tealing. Balkello Woodland House will be seen on the left hand side after 1 mile.

What's included:
Underfloor heating is included.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Horse stables and dog kennels available by arrangement.
The property also contains basics such as salt, pepper, tea, coffee and all cleaning/laundry materials.

Cost and availability:
Change over day is Saturday, 4pm check-in and 10am check-out.
Short breaks are available with a minimum 3 day break, contact to enquire about availability.
Non smokers only please.

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Balkello Woodland Apartment, Tealing Road, Auchterhouse, Angus, DD3 0QX Scotland

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