The apartment is located in a wonderful tranquil environment yet not too far from the city of Dundee and centrally located making touring Perthshire, Angus and Fife easy. A beautifully appointed 2 bedroomed self - contained apartment with hill and woodland walks on the doorstep. You will get a friendly welcome, comfy accommodation and outdoors space, brilliant for visiting friends and families, holidaying or business. A car is necessary with parking on doorstep. Buses or taxi into Dundee
Balkelllo Woodland Apartment is part of an impressive modern country house set within a 50 acres of a working smallholding nestled privately in the Sidlaw hills offering a large garden with plenty of scope for relaxation and play, perfect for picnics with direct access to hill woodland walks providing an abundance of wildlife with a large diversity of birds and woodland creatures.
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.
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 is beautifully fitted, down-lighters, shower cubicle, wash basin with cupboard below, heated towel rail, WC, light and shaverpoint.
The accommodation is modern with quality fittings giving a comfortable relaxing stay.
Tea, coffee, milk (powdered or UHT) sachets and biscuits packs provided for your arrival.
Balkello Woodland House smallholding specialises in pedigree sheep, with working sheep dogs that appear 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 (some claim the sunniest place in Scotland!!) 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, a leisure pool and an abundance of restaurants and bars. You may also bump into the locals, Oor Wullie, Desperate Dan or Dennis the Menace!
Dundee is going through a regeneration program, exciting seeing it evolve, reinventing itself as a destination for food and art.
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. 6 miles to Scotcart indoor carting.
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.
Serveis i zones comuns
When you arrive please come to the main house entrance and we will be there to meet you with the keys to the apartment.
We are a busy family but usually someone will be here to answer any questions and do our best to make your stay enjoyable.
The apartment is a self - contained part of a family home on a small farm. Guests are free to roam on the farm land but must be aware there are livestock in the fields and they must be respected.
There is direct access to the woodland area which has paths and full of flora and fauna to explore.
There is a drying line outside for you to use.
The garden and summerhouse can be used by guests.
Interacció amb els hostes
Although we are a busy family there is usually someone here to answer any questions and will do our best to make your stay enjoyable.
The apartment is a self - contained part of a family home on a small farm. Neil keeps pedigree sheep which are in the surrounding fields, his mum Mary keeps Collie sheepdogs that are good to watch at work and train. I've always wanted to keep hens as I love watching and talking to them, thinking about the lovely fresh free range eggs, hopefully soon but until I can fulfill my dream I'll keep up my work as a soil ecologist!
Altres aspectes destacables
The apartment is up one flight of stairs.