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Downie Park House

| Cortachy, Angus
18
9
7
Dogs allowed 2
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Castles

At a glance

  • Large and striking family home sleeping 18
  • Impressive galleried hallway
  • Quirky oval-shaped living room
  • Games room for fun family competitions
  • Explore estate woodland and surrounding fields
  • Close to the Cairngorms and the coast
Property code: CA104

A historic house along a tree-lined drive, surrounded by fields and moorland, that is an elegant space for family gatherings.

This light-filled house may be grand, but it's far from stuffy or old-fashioned. Large windows and bright, modern decor complement the traditional building. It's been furnished with great care, mixing old and new. It's ideally placed for active holidays, with many acres of grounds to explore, and hills and moors close by. It's also within reach of both the Cairngorms National Park and the coast. While it's set in glorious seclusion, the town of Kirriemuir, with its shops, pubs and restaurants, is an easy 5-mile drive away.

Step inside and you'll be struck first by the impressive hallway, with classical-style pillars, a flagstone floor and a sweeping staircase. There is a large oval-shaped drawing room with an open fire, and a separate TV room, also with an open fire. Both have plenty of comfortable, sociable seating. The formal dining room has a large, grand table with room for everyone to gather around. For casual dining, there is a separate breakfast room. The traditional-style kitchen, with an Aga, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, additional freezer and microwave, is on the lower-ground floor, and is home to another table giving you a third dining option. The games room, with a table tennis table, is also on this floor and there is a separate utility room with a washing machine. There are nine bedrooms spread mostly over the first and second floors, with one on the lower-ground floor, each sleeping two. Of these, seven are double or king-size rooms and two are twins. One bedroom has an en-suite, and two share a Jack and Jill bathroom, and there are another five bathrooms in addition.

Outside, there are extensive grounds with lawns and flowerbeds, and private woodlands on the estate. There is ample parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 9 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 6 doubles, 2 twins
  • 7 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, 1 bathroom with separate shower, 3 bathrooms, 1 Jack and Jill bathroom with a handheld shower
  • Aga, dishwasher, drinks fridge, tumble dryer, electric cooker, fridge/freezer and additional freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Open fires with fuel provided
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Ample off-street parking
  • Catering, fishing and shooting available by arrangement with the owner
  • 2 dogs welcome - please note dogs must be kept on the ground floor only
  • Pubs and shops within 5 miles

Guest comments

Reviewed by Miss Beattie, June 2019

What and amazing property I only wish we had more time to explore the huge and enchanting house and grounds. I highly recommend it for large groups and those with kids, although do be aware there are many many stairs, some of them steep. There are numerous bathrooms and too many rooms to use There is a beautiful river on the property to explore andRead more a lovely long walk along the driveway for easier access. Eliza Hide

Reviewed by Mr Cheatle, April 2019

From booking through to departure, our entire experience was absolutely fantastic. Can't fault anything - and would like to give a special "thank you" to Dot for being thoroughly welcoming throughout and for everything she did to make our experience so great.

Reviewed by Mrs Caird, December 2018

Our family of 17 plus 2 dogs celebrated the new year at. this wonderful house . The house is extremely large lots of room for everyone to relax , we even managed to have a ceilidh in the beautiful entrance hall. The kitchen was perfect and big enough to enjoy breakfast together. The house is extremely cosy with endless hot water , it has been very Read moretastefully decorated , has a quirky feel to it . The house is set in breath taking surroundings , we all enjoyed walks by the river each day , even joined by some deer . A big thank you to Dot who met with us before our visit so we could see the house , she was so friendly and welcoming and was there to greet us on our arrival at New Year. I thoroughly recommend this house . Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Smiles, February 2018

We had a fantastic weekend celebrating special family birthdays at Downiepark in February. The house is beautiful, full of character, warm and comfortable, but not so formal that you can't relax. The grounds around the house were perfect for games with the children in the afternoon and the house itself had something for everyone from 70 to 2 years Read moreold to enjoy when the partying started. Table tennis for the teens, music in the hall, quiet space for those who wanted a break and room for everyone to eat together. We did not want to leave! The caretaker, Dot, could not have been more helpful and was keen to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Hide

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