Staying in Kinblethmont House is very special - guests say that it is like having your own stately home for the weekend and there is certainly a Downton Abbey feel about the place. We do like our guests to be comfortable however so we have lots of bathrooms, plenty of heating and hot water everyone has their own snuggly dressing gowns. To make catering for a large number easier (the house sleeps up to 28) there are two range cookers and professional dishwashers and we can help arrange catering for a special meal or the whole stay if required. There is lots to explore in the grounds and Kinblethmont estate and we are more than happy to advise you or help you arrange special experiences to make the most of the surrounding area.
The area is a perfect holiday destination with a wide variety of activities and amenities available for all ages. The spectacular beaches of Lunan Bay and the Montrose beach are within easy driving distance and are a great treat, both in the summer and winter.
If you are looking to play some golf then Letham Grange golf course is only a mile away and can be reached on foot. A short drive will take you to one of several excellent local courses and both the championship courses of Carnoustie and St Andrews are less than an hour's drive. There are opportunities for both sea and river fishing, cycling, hillwalking, skiing in the winter at Glenshee and you can even learn to traction kite at Lunan bay. The area is also rich in historic interest with Hospitalfield House 10 minutes away and both Glamis Castle and Scone Palace well worth a visit.
The old fishing town of Arbroath is famous for its Arbroath smokies - wander down to the picturesque harbour and see them being hot smoked in the traditional way. The visitor centre at the impressive Arbroath Abbey explains the importance of the 14th century Declaration of Arbroath and how it has affected Scotland's history. There is a lot to see and do in Dundee, all year round; you can visit Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition ship Discovery, the Verdant Works, or McManus Galleries. Dundee also offers good restaurants, theatres and the Dundee Contemporary Arts centre for a taste of modern day culture.
Kinblethmont is a beautiful estate and guests have acres to explore on foot or bicycle - and perhaps spot the red squirrels and deer who live here too!
- Sleeps - 12-28
- Bedrooms - 14 (8 doubles -
including four poster beds, 6 twin)
- Bathrooms - 9 + 1 ensuite WC
- 3 dishwashers (1 professional),
1 professional glass washer
- 2 washing machines, 2 tumble dryers
- Large microwave
- Electric range cooker
- 4 oven Aga
- TV, DVD, music system
- Sky TV with full package including sky sports
- Free WiFi
- Log fires in drawing room
- Full size snooker table, table tennis
- High chair and cot available
- Extensive lawned and wooded garden areas
and croquet lawn
- Gas BBQ
- Outdoor tables and chairs on sunny terrace
- Large shared walled garden area
with badminton, table tennis,
children's play equipment and covered loggia
- Short breaks welcome
- No pets
- Arbroath 5 miles
- Airports - Dundee 22 miles,
Edinburgh 80 miles, Aberdeen 55 miles
- Station - Arbroath 5 miles (on East coast
main line to London Kings Cross)
- Pubs and restaurants - Arbroath 5 miles
- Golf - Letham Grange 1 mile,
Carnoustie 14 miles and many others
- Cycling - around Kinblethmont estate,
bike hire, cycle path network 1 mile
- Sandy beaches - Lunan Bay 7 miles,
Montrose 12 miles
- Fishing - sea and river
- Hill walking - Angus glens 25 miles,
coastal paths - 5 miles
- Castles and historic houses
- Water park, science centre, historic ships,
tourist attractions and galleries in Dundee
Kinblethmont House is a large Victorian mansion which is a family home when not rented out, so it has a wonderful atmosphere and lots of personal touches. Retaining many original features and furnishings, staying there has been described as having your own stately home for the weekend.
Kinblethmont House is laid out over 4 floors. The ground floor contains the grandest rooms - the entrance halls, the impressive drawing room with log fire and grand piano, the dining room and the snug sitting room and library. The long mahogany dining table comfortably seats up to 18 but extra tables can be added to seat up to 28. As well as the large kitchen, with seating for 16, there are a range of anterooms and utility areas which are so useful when catering for a large number of people. Also on this floor is one of the bedrooms (double) with an en-suite bathroom. This is particularly useful as staff accommodation or for those who have difficulty with stairs. In the centre of the ground floor is the Atrium - an atmospheric covered area full of house plants with stairs leading down to the lower ground floor.
The lower ground floor is fresh and modern. The garden room opens out onto the sunny terrace outside and can be set up with table tennis. There is another large room with the 50 inch television and comfortable seating at one end. At the other end is the full-size snooker table - so lots of fun to be had for everyone! There are also a couple of WCs here as well
Most of the bedrooms are on the first floor, separated into four main areas. The West Wing has two large double bedrooms (one 4 poster) with views over the garden and shared bathroom with WC and bath. The South Wing has 5 bedrooms, including a beautiful suite with large 4 poster bed and bathroom with bath and shower. There is another double 4 poster bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with deep antique bath and a shower room. At the far end of the South Wing there is a very large double bedroom and a twin bedroom that share a bathroom with deep antique bath.
The East Wing contains the former servants quarters which can also be reached from the back stairs and has been refurbished to have six comfortably furnished good sized bedrooms. The first floor of the East Wing has 2 double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. These three rooms share a large bathroom with shower over and a shower room. One of the bedrooms also has an en-suite WC. The second floor East Wing has two twin bedrooms and 1 double sharing a shower room.
Outside, private to Kinblethmont House, there are extensive lawned and wooded garden areas with specimen trees and a croquet lawn. Leading out from the lower ground floor is the sunny terrace with BBQ and tables and chairs. About 150m from the house is the original large walled garden - it has been made into a lovely sheltered amenity area with badminton, children's play equipment and covered loggia - this area is also available to the 5 holiday cottages on Kinblethmont estate (they have their own separate drives, parking and garden spaces so don't intrude on the privacy of the house). There are lots of woodland paths and tracks with lovely views from the tops of the hill over to the Angus hills to the west and the sea to the east.
From Arbroath take the A933 road to Brechin. At Colliston turn right before the church. Follow this road (signposted Letham Grange) to the T-junction. Turn left and then right into Kinblethmont Estate. Continue for about 1/2 mile along this road past the farm (and farm office and farm cottage sign), following signs to 'Mansion House and Gallery'.
Heating and electricity are included in the rental price. Logs for the fire are included.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
There is bike hire available on Kinblethmont estate for extra charge.
Cost and availability:
Kinblethmont House is rented out year round.
Change over day is flexible.
Short breaks are available.
To book this fabulous Victorian mansion house near Arbroath, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental rates.
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Kinblethmont House, By Arbroath, Angus, DD11 4RW Scotland