Secluded country woodland cabin in its own enclosed garden with summer house and private parking, 2 bedrooms and open plan living area. Balkello offers guests a comfortable relaxing stay, ideal for touring, walking and local amenities.
Balkello cabin is beautifully appointed, warm, bright and south facing. Hill and woodland walks are on the doorstep with nearby towns, cities, beaches and golf courses.
Balkello cabin is in the grounds of a 50 acre small holding nestled privately in the Sidlaws, with direct access to hill and woodland walks providing an abundance of wildlife with a large diversity of birds and woodland creatures. The cabin sits within its own secluded garden with private parking. The enclosed garden offers a large lawn, safe playing area for children, summer house, extensive patio and natural seating areas overlooking fruit trees, wild flowers, and evergreen and flowering shrubs.
Double access triple glazed doors lead to a bright open plan living, dining and kitchen area with double aspect, triple glazed windows overlooking wonderful countryside views to the garden, across fields with sheep grazing and sheep dogs at work.
The modern fitted kitchen has ample facilities with washing machine, dish washer, fridge freezer, cooker and microwave. For airing clothes there is an indoor drying rack and outdoor rotary dryer.
There are two well-appointed bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, one double and one twin bedded. Quality beds with 100% cotton bed linen.
The shower room is well fitted with shower cubicle, wash basin, storage rack, heated towel rail and WC. 100% fresh cotton towels provided.
A well-insulated grass roofed, eco-friendly log cabin with low energy lighting will ensure a comfortable stay. Separate recycling bins are provided.
Balkello Woodland is a working smallholding specialising in breeding pedigree sheep with working sheep dogs regularly at sheep dog trials (amazing to watch them at work!). 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.
Auchterhouse is in an ideal location in Angus within easy reach of surrounding counties Perthshire, Fife and Dundee, each within 10 miles from Balkello giving a huge range of different places, interests and activities to enjoy.
The nearest city 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 Dundee Science Centre - Sensation, 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, the new Olympia leisure pool and an abundance of restaurants and bars. You may also bump into the locals Desperate Dan or Dennis the Menace! We are in anticipation of the new Victoria & Albert Museum and riverside development.
Being near the coast it is not far from terrific beaches and harbours with the north to Broughty Ferry, 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.
There are lots of exciting places of history to explore. Glamis Castle, famed as the childhood home of the Queen Mother is a must for visitors, Broughty Castle, House of Dunn and Scone Palace. Dunnottar, Stirling and Edinburgh Castles are little bit further but worth the distance.
A bit of history on the doorstep is the Dovecot and Earthhouse in Tealing with many pictish stones locally including Aberlemno Sculptured Stones.
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! The onsite Pear Tree Restaurant offers refreshments and dining.
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. In winter months sledging is at your backdoor, skiing at Glenshee is only 32 miles away.