The Lovers' Hideaway

Self Catering

Balkello Farm, Auchterhouse, By Dundee, Angus, DD3 0RA

    5 star Hideaway for couples only offering peace, privacy, wide open spaces and all the luxury of a boutique hotel suite. The Lover's Hideaway offers the best elements of a 5 star hotel and self-catering cottage combined - with great service.

    The Lovers' Hideaway is designed for love and romance!

    Located on its own in a private area of our farm, The Lover's Hideaway commands beautiful views of the open countryside and has been designed as an eco Hideaway with the spec that you must be able to lie naked in the hot tub without a soul seeing!

    The Lovers' Hideaway has high quality furnishings and boutique style interiors, extra big bed with 100% Egyptian Cotton sheets, a range of quirky technology, fully equipped kitchen, personal cocktail bar, a roaring open fire in your bedroom and lounge. Cuddle up in bed or lie out on the leather settee in the lounge in front of the same wood burning stove. Relax in your own private decked area with barbeque, a hammock and amazing views.

    In the Lovers' Hideway you can enjoy your own sauna, outdoor hot tub, double shower, double roll top bath... which you don't have to share with other guests but which you can share together. Our masseuse provides fantastic holistic massages in the comfort of your bedroom. The dedicated spa room has direct access on to the deck where there is a cold plunge shower, ideal for when you have spent too long in the sauna!

    We believe in offering our guests as much help as they want to enjoy in-house and local experiences, either before or during their stay. We offer a range of experiences for guests to enjoy, both in The Hideaways or in the local area. Rose petals on the bed, bubbly in the fridge, preparing for a marriage proposal, booking a sports car, a hot air balloon ride, request is any problem for us to arrange.

    We can arrange for a* taxi to collect guests from the airport or train station and to also drop guests off in town to enjoy a night out on the tiles!

    *A complimentary taxi transfer from/to Dundee train station and airport is available for guests guest staying 3 nights or more.

    5 Self Catering
    Regional Winner Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    The Lovers' Hideaway
    £180.00 per unit per night

    The Lover's Hideaway can be booked from a minimum of 1 night through to a stay of 3 weeks. We offer short breaks throughout the year. Mid week days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) are slightly cheaper than weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • City Breaks 15 minutes drive, 5 miles from Dundee City Centre. We also provide complementary pick up from Dundee train station and Dundee airport.
    • Cottage
    • Farm
    • Holiday Rentals
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Beauty Treatments
    • Sauna
    • Sauna Available
    • Sports Massage
    • Swedish Massage
    • Traditional Massage


    • Property On Farm
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Single Travellers


    • Breakfast Available We supply a range of local produce on request including breakfast selections.
    • Dinner Available We can arrange a local food hamper with all the finest ingredients require to cook a romantic meal. We also supply a range of local produce from our award winning local butcher, Piries including sirloin steaks.
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Hearing Loop
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Airport Transport Supplied
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    By car from Dundee and the South –
    Heading east towards Aberdeen along the Kingsway ring road which circles Dundee, take the left exit into Strathmartine Road at the roundabout after you see Tescos on your right. Keep on this road, after one mile take the second exit at the large roundabout, then continue to head out of Dundee.  At the next smaller roundabout, at the Craigowl housing development, take the second exit.  Drive straight through a little village called Bridgefoot, then keep on this road for appox. 2 miles until you reach the farm road end with a sign for Balkello and The Hideaway Experience.  Drive up the farm road past three cottages and keep going until you reach the farm buildings and see a further sign for the Hideaways.  Take the middle road between the farm buildings and the farm house and follow a further directional sign for the Lovers' Hideaway.  The Lover's Hideaway is the furthest Hideaway from the farm.

    By car from Aberdeen and the North East -
    heading south past Forfar towards Dundee on the A90 dual carriageway, take the turn off to
    the right for Tealing and Auchterhouse. Travel through the small village of Tealing. Keep
    straight on this road for another two to three miles. Balkello Farm road end is on your right
    hand side. You will see a sign for Balkello and The Hideaway. Come up the road past three
    cottages and keep going - the Hideaway is straight past the farmhouse on your left, on the
    other side of the farm buildings.

    By car or bike from Inverness and north Perthshire –
    a more scenic route than the dual carriageway and suitable for cyclists. Heading south, turn
    off left at the lovely village of Dunkeld. Drive over the bridge and before you come into the
    main village turn right following the signs for Caputh and Coupar Angus. (Dunkeld is a great
    place to stop for lunch and about an hour maximum from The Hideaway). Keep on this road
    driving through the village of Caputh (where Caroline was brought up), Spitalfield and
    Meikleour. At Meikleour turn left for Coupar Angus. Keep on this road, you will come to a
    crossroads. Drive straight ahead. Keep on this windy and sometimes narrow road for
    another three miles. It will come to an end at a T junction. Turn right heading for Coupar
    Angus. You will drive over a bridge and up a hill into the town of Coupar Angus. At the mini
    roundabout turn left and keep on this road for about 5 miles until you come to the village of
    Meigle. In Meigle take a right turn for Dundee (a Spar shop on your right). Keep on this road
    out of the village of Meigle, on through the village of Newtyle. After around 3 miles you will
    pass Auchterhouse Country Sports on your left. Take the next main road on your left for
    Kirkton of Auchterhouse. Drive up the hill towards Kirkton of Auchterhouse village. Take a
    right for Tealing in the village, keep on this road for around 2 miles until the road comes to an
    end at a T junction. Take a right for Strathmartine, the Hideaway Experience is signposted on
    your right about 200 metres from the T junction. Come up the road past three cottages and
    keep going - the Hideaway is straight past the farmhouse on your left, on the other side of
    the farm buildings.

    By bike from Dundee Train Station or the Fife Coastal Path –
    if you are cycling from Fife, head west when you come off the Tay Road bridge. When you
    come out of the train station you want to walk over the road with your bike then head West
    as well along Riverside Drive. You will pass a large Tescos on your right. Keep cycling past
    the airport on your left for around 3 miles. You will come to a large roundabout. Go straight
    over this roundabout heading towards taking the exit after the main route south option. This
    is a windy country road and there is a bit of a hill but quieter than the main ring road round
    Dundee. Keep on this road up the hill, at the top of the hill you will take a left for Fowlis, then
    immediately take a right for Muirhead. There should be a school on your right as you go up
    another small hill. At the junction at the top turn right. Keep on this road, you come into the
    village of Muirhead. Passing the police station on your left you come to a junction. Turn right
    towards Dundee and cycle through this village of Muirhead and Birkhill. There should be
    houses on your left and a village hall followed by a garage on your right. Keep on along this
    road and out of the village. Take the next left out of the village, you will cycle through a wood
    with a grave yard on your left. Keep on this road straight down the hill. When the road comes
    to an end at a T junction, take a right. Keep on this road along a narrow and winding road.
    After 2 miles the road comes to an end at another T junction. You should see a sign for
    Tealing. Take a left here, follow the road around a bend to your right and keep on this road.
    Take a left at the next T junction, again for Tealing. Cycle straight on up the hill after going
    round a couple of bad bends. You will see a sign for The Hideaway Experience and Balkello
    on your left. Cycle up the farm road and The Hideaways are straight ahead past the farm

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting here by plane:-  there are regular flights to Dundee airport from Cityjet - including flights from London CIty airport, Belfast and Birmingham.  Dundee airport is a 15 minute drive from the Lover's Hideaway and we offer a complementary pick up and drop off service for guests.


    Getting here by train - Dundee train station is on the main East coast rail line between Edinburgh (1 hour south) and Aberdeen (1 hour north).  The train station is a 15 minute drive from the Lovers' Hideaway and we offer a complementary pick up and drop off service for guests.

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with no fitted carpets available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • level entry shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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