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“Relaxing and comfortable”
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Review of Glenisla House

Lovely old listed property, sleeping 10. Free WiFi, Phone, Parking. Garden. Pet friendly. Games Room
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Lovely old listed property, sleeping 10. Free WiFi, Phone, Parking. Garden. Pet friendly. Games Room
Drive easily parks two vehicles. At a push 3. Front entrance.
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Lovely old listed property, sleeping 10. Free WiFi, Phone, Parking. Garden. Pet friendly. Games Room
Drive easily parks two vehicles. At a push 3.
Front entrance.
The hand carved fireplace, wifi, phone, TV, books, Ninetedo WII, CD and games.
Loads of books and games.
A tribute to 19th century craftsmanship. A proud part of Scotlands, heritage.
Dining/family room open plan to kitchen, seats 10 and high chair.
An upright piano and 2 seater bed settee makes this a great hub for socialising.
Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, etc ..
A balcony landing is lit by a stained glass window and leads to 2 double bedrooms and lounge.
This is a spacious double bedroom with views over rooftops to Balmashanner Hill.
Lovely old wardrobe with brass fittings and drawers.
Another upper floor bedroom sleeps 3, with bunks.
Bathroom with over bath shower. Complimentary toiletries. Shower stool and bath seat provided.
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.
Games room with 2 couches, 3/4 pool table, 3/4 table tennis table and table football game.
Two double Japanese Futons offer extra sleeping arrangements.
A great space for the family to enjoy in the evenings or on a damp day.
View from our upstairs lounge.
BBQ Patio and gazebo.
Bike storage.
Lovely park not 5 minutes away.
The Balmashanner monument stands over Forfar, and can be seen, over rooftops from the Blue Room.
Balmashanner Hill looks over Forfar and the Strathmore Valley to the Grampian Mountains beyond.
Forfar Loch - a nature reserve and playground. Sailing, canoeing and a leisure centre.
The Pend is 300 metres away, with its chip shop, and dog, and child friendly pub with great food.
A friendly town where you can explore this lovely area. We look forward to welcoming you xxxx
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Forfar, Angus, Scotland

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing and comfortable”
Reviewed 1 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Thank you Anne for the warm welcome and the delicious welcome pack! What a super home, and that's what it is a home from home..very relaxing and cosy.Lots of space. If you have a large group it's the place to go. Near the shops, everything at hand,couldn't be more centralized yet in a quiet area.There is also a super games room down stairs, safe place for kids to play...all in all a great weekend...Thank you so much.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Apr 2015
Dear Jane it was a pleasure to have you stay. I am glad you enjoyed your break and look forward to your next visit. You will be more than welcome. Kind regards Anne.
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Wendy W
1 review
“spacious house in great location”
Reviewed 9 February 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed at Glenisla House over the New Year period. It was great to find a property which could take us all under one roof (6 adults and 3 children). The house was homely but spacious enough that we didn't get in each other's way. It is situated on a quiet street with offstreet parking but only a minute or two walk to the centre of Forfar. We didn't get too much of a chance to explore the surrounding area but this would be a great base.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Feb 2015
Dear Joyce, It was a pleasure to have you stay, and thank you for your kind comments. We hope you enjoyed your New Year with us, and would love to have you back to stay, when you could spend more time exploring. We look forward to seeing you all again. Kind regards Anne and Dave.
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GrIIffith...
Batley, United Kingdom
1 review
“A lovely house with a warm welcome and homely feel”
Reviewed 10 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here, we got a lovely warm welcome from Anne and the house was clean, comfortable and homely, we are looking forward to staying there again and would recommend it to anyone especially if they are looking for accommodation for a few people, there was 10 of us and we still had plenty of room to have our own personal space

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Nov 2014
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, and that the Wedding all went to plan. It was a pleasure to have you all visit, and look forward to seeing you again when you next come to Forfar.
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EwenS67
St Andrews
2 reviews
“Lovely house in great position.”
Reviewed 29 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

After a very friendly welcome with lots of our questions on what to do, see & eat answered we discovered that this quaint cottage is also situated in an ideal position not just for the town but for Angus. Forfar Loch provides a great way to start the day either walking or jogging and as it was an outdoor break we were looking for we found The Glens almost on our doorstep. Glen Doll cannot be missed! The Cliffs at Arbroath are also stunning and for light relief a trip to see JM Barries birthplace only 10 minutes drive away was also interesting to see what inspired him to write Peter Pan. The house is well equipped and cosy and my son enjoyed the games room in the basement.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Oct 2014
Thank you for your kind comments and input. Angus is a lovely part of the world, and we are glad that you enjoyed what it has to offer. It was lovely to have to stay, and hope you will be back. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Mark P
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Splendid!”
Reviewed 23 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed at Glenisla in August for the AC/DC festival in nearby Kirriemuir.
A beautiful cottage in the lovely town of Forfar, run by a very warm and charming Scottish lady (Anne) who I am now happy to call my friend :-). She catered for our every need and truly made our stay that little bit extra special.
As for the cottage itself - Very spacious, spotlessly clean, fully stocked with all the essentials with the odd treat thrown in (local cheese and bacon, traditional oatmeal cakes and home made patties!).
A perfect base situated at the gateway to the magnificent Scottish Highlands - Glenisla gets a genuine 10 out of 10 from me!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was lovely having you all to stay, and we are glad you enjoyed Bonfest. We would be delighted to see you all next year.. Maybe for a little longer perhaps so you can see all the other things there are to do in Angus. Haste ye back.
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