- First floor - access is via an external staircase (approximately 18 steps)
- Sleeps 4 - 2 twins (the second twin is down 5 stairs)
- Large kitchen with dishwasher
- Sitting/dining room
- Newly refurbished shower room (down 5 stairs)
- Gas central heating
- Parking available in nearby public car park
Public transport accessible. Holiday guests also have full access to the House's formal gardens and grounds throughout their stay.
About House of Dun
House of Dun is an exquisite Georgian mansion, designed and built by William Adam in 1730 for David Erskine, 13th Laird of Dun.
Highlights include its saloon with elaborate ornate plasterwork by Joseph Enzer, and 800 acres of grounds. Dog owners will have hours of fun on the estate's woodland walk, while some of the more curious features of the house include its model theatre room and unusual 19th century 'boot-bath' in Mrs Erskine's bedroom.
The Library at House of Dun is now home to the Hutchison collection of Scottish colourists and the Stirling collection of furniture ranging from the 18th century through to the 1960's.
About the area
Nearby Montrose is a bustling town with a prosperous history dating back to the 10th century. Today, it has excellent shopping facilities as well as sandy beaches both in town and nearby at St Cyrus and the magnificent Lunan Bay.
Things to do
- The Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre is a haven for birdwatchers. With terrain including mud flats, salt marsh, sea water and fresh water, it's notable for oystercatchers, eiders and pink-footed geese as well as plant life.
- Local salmon fishing is available on the River South Esk - contact House of Dun for details, telephone 0844 493 2144.
- Visit the statue of local hero Bamse, a sea-faring St Bernard dog from Norway who served during World War II on the minesweeper Thorodd. Bamse was buried in Montrose and a sculpture to him was erected in 2006 on Wharf Street overlooking the harbour.
House of Dun is 3 miles west of Montrose and 5 miles east of Brechin. From Aberdeen or Dundee (A90) take the turn-off for Brechin and follow the signs for Montrose. < Less