|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Secluded and nestled in enclosed grounds Balkello Woodland Cabin along with its own summer house, extensive patio, lawn area and private parking offers guests a peaceful, relaxed stay with direct access to the Sidlaw Hills and woodland walks, only 7 miles from Dundee city centre.
The log cabin is situated with in the grounds of Balkello small holding, near to the farmhouse, yet completely private in its own enclosed garden. The cabin fits naturally into the environment, extremely well insulated with the added benefit of a grass roof. The large patio area has been built by using stones from the surrounding hill land.
Benefiting from quality fixtures and fittings, double and partial triple glazed windows with views of the garden containing fruit trees, wild flowers, evergreen and flowering shrubs to across the fields with sheep grazing and sheep dogs at work.
The cabin offers an open plan lounge/kitchen area with cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine (outdoor washing line and indoor drying rack available), dining table and chairs, a comfortable lounge with HD Freeview TV, two bedrooms, double and twin rooms both with built in wardrobes and ample storage space, shower room with heated towel rail. Quality 100% cotton bed linen and luxury towels are provided. Free Wi-Fi included.
While situated in a beautiful woodland location Balkello is only a 20 minute drive to the university city of Dundee providing modern facilities as well as family friendly cultural and historic landmarks, an ideal location for touring Angus, Perthshire and Fife all boasting lovely towns and villages to explore, championship golf courses, award winning beaches and coastal paths, and stunning hills encompassing a wide range of wildlife habitats.
We spent half a week in this cabin to unwind at the end of the summer holidays.
The cabin had everything we could need: storage space in the summer house, curious sheep to watch from the lounge & a ideal kitchen including dish washer.
Although Dundee was only a handy 20 minutes away, don't be fooled - the nearest shop is more than five miles away and the cabin is surrounded by woodlands, farmland and hills.
We received a very warm welcome and our hosts were very accommodating, adjusting the time of access to the cabin according to our anticipated arrival time.
We were very impressed with the cabin finish and furnishings, the cabin was very comfortable and had all possible amenities. Beautiful wildlife to be seen while relaxing in the living area.
Close to Dundee and with small towns and villages nearby we never had to travel far to go out for meals or even just to pick up supplies.
The manuals supplied in the cabin far surpassed our expectations and provided very comprehensive information including maps to restaurants and even menus! During our down time I even got a chance to read one of the books from the bookcase, having a 1-year old, this was a rare pleasure!
Our son was well catered for with the travel cot and high chair supplied. He loved the sheep in the adjacent field and the hare's/rabbits/grouse (and possibly a wildcat, or a domestic tabby) that we saw too!
If travelling back to the area we would certainly check in to see the availability of the cabin and hopefully, later in the season, would be able to spend more time outside and using the summerhouse and enjoying some alfresco dining.
The property was everything it promised to be and location is excellent for visiting surrounding area. Definitely look at staying again.
Owners very friendly, helpful and approachable.
We could not have been happier with this accomodation, the fixtures & fittings all top quality, deco through out very well thought out. The location ideal for keen walkers. We hope to go back very soon. Thank you Sandra we loved our stay in your lovely lodge.
This cabin was above and beyond what we expected. All credit to the owners for their choice in decor and overall finish. The small touches made the stay that little bit more comfortable. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing break in the countryside.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|