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“A little gem in the middle of Forfar”
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Beautiful listed building in a quiet lane in the centre of town and close to all Angus has to offer.
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Beautiful listed building in a quiet lane in the centre of town and close to all Angus has to offer.
Large lounge seats 10. Ornamental ceiling, free WiFi, games, books and hand carved oak fireplace.
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49 reviews
Beautiful listed building in a quiet lane in the centre of town and close to all Angus has to offer.
Large lounge seats 10. Ornamental ceiling, free WiFi, games, books and hand carved oak fireplace.
Part of the Heritage Trail this 19th century Home is full of quirkyness and charm.
Newly fitted kitchen, fully equipped, includes d/washer, w/machine and fridge freezer.
New units and worktops, include various dried goods, and larder staples.
We cater for guests visiting for special family occasions.
Special Occasion? We will bake you a cake.
Large entrance hall with maps, local information and carry out menus.
The ground floor family room has double bed, cot and adjacent single room with single pine bed.
This suite sleeps 2 adults, and baby cot, and small room off with adult size single pine bed,
Newly fitted WC and wash hand basin adjacent to the Green Room.
White porcelain 2 piece suite, with mains mixer tap.
Balcony landing with stained glass window.
Large first floor bedroom with antique wardrobe, king size bed and views to Balmashanner Hill.
Another upper floor bedroom sleeps 3, with bunks.
Bathroom with over bath shower. Complimentary toiletries. Shower stool and bath seat provided.
Large basement games room, sleeps up to 3, with pool table, table tennis table and table football.
This has 3 windows opening to the rear, and incorporates its own bathroom.
Roomy bathroom with 4 piece suite and a sit down shower.
View from our upstairs lounge.
Drive easily parks two vehicles. At a push 3.
Paved, gated, and fully enclosed garden.
BBQ Patio and gazebo.
Bike storage.
Blossom in Spring.
Apple tree.
Lovely park not 5 minutes away.
Forfar Loch - a nature reserve and playground. Sailing, canoeing and a leisure centre.
A friendly town where you can explore this lovely area. We look forward to welcoming you xxxx
Our Local pub, antique shop, fish and chip shop and sweetie shop leading through to the town centre.
All ready and dressed for our Festive Guests. We can do other celebrations too.
The Balmashanner monument stands over Forfar, and can be seen, over rooftops from the Blue Room.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Forfar, Angus, Scotland

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CATH2A
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A little gem in the middle of Forfar”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This little cottage has loads of character and charm and is packed full of history. It's like the Tardis !!! .Lovely high ceilings and original features a plenty..Spotlessly clean and everything you need .Opposite the front door is a lovely little garden where we were able to enjoy coffee in the morning. Whilst being in centre of Forfar and close to shops, we still enjoyed peace and quiet..

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Jul 2014
It was a pleasure to have you both stay, and your comments are much appreciated.. we would be delighted to see you all again, and it was lovely also, to be able to share a few moments in the garden with you.. I hope your photos turned out successfully.. Kind regards Anne x
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Dippoldiswalde, Germany
Reviewed 26 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: the piano and the
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Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jul 2014
Thank you so much! Our wee team do work hard. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay x
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Mar 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we would love to have you back. The cellar is well on the way to completion for Easter. We are looking forward to setting up the table tennis and pool tables. Kind regards Anne.
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Cupar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Feb 2014
It was a privilege to have you both stay x the Angus coastal route is particularly pretty and next time you should visit Lunan Bay,when it is a bit warmer. So pleased you enjoyed our welcome pack.. We do strive to be that wee bit better xx looking forward to your next visit.
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Lost K
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Packed with charm!”
Reviewed 18 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We recently stayed at the gorgeous Glenisla house, hosted by the equally gorgeous Anne!
Anne was a wonderful host who gave as great tips about Forfar as well as some historical facts. The house has wonderful charm and easily accommodated the 7 of us with ease as well as being walking distance to everything!
Ps: Ask Anne to introduce you to Forfar's own national treasure, Dolly!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Feb 2014
It was wonderful to have your parents back to stay for the second time and has been great fun sharing our wee National Treasure's memories of your stay x Your visit has been the highlight of her year! We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Ursulette
Melbourne
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Delightful”
Reviewed 16 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

I stayed at Glenisla House with my extended family and we all had a wonderful time. Anne was a fantastic host who could not have been more helpful and friendly if she tried. One of our party was sick during our stay and Anne was ever so kind during our time. The house was perfect for seven of us with all of us feeling there was plenty of space. If you are going to Forfar or nearby then this house is a must to stay in... I know I will!!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Jan 2014
Thank you so much for your review.. it was delightful to have you and your family stay and we are so glad that you enjoyed your break. We are really looking forward to seeing you again xx Anne and Dave
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Caroline...
Livingston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Couldn't have wanted for more!”
Reviewed 9 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

This is a lovely home with everything you could possibly need. Spacious and tidy. The owner provided some lovely welcome "treats" which gave a nice personal touch! We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. The bed linen and towels were spotlessly clean and smelled lovely. The house was in a great location - a very quiet street but moments walk from the centre of town. This place is a great base for exploring the north-east of Scotland, there's something for everyone here. We would be happy to stay here again.

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Liked best: Being able to take the dogs
Liked least: The house had a few too many personal effects such as knick-knacks & artificial flowers.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
14 Jan 2014
Thank you for your kind comments x It was a pleasure to have you stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards Anne and Dave x
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