North Stables, House of Dun

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Step into life of an 18th century coachman in this historic apartment, set in House of Dun's original stable block. Built to accommodate the grooms who would have kept the Laird's horses in shining condition, the apartment is stylishly furnished and lies off a picturesque sandstone courtyard. Our visitor feedback on the apartment consistently praises the location and tranquillity of the property.
Within the grounds there is an abundance of walks from a simple walk around the main property to a more adventurous step out, to the top of the estate through our "Den of Dun", we also have a children's play area and if you decide to take a complimentary tour of the house a fairy hunt to entertain the children during the tour.
Earlier this year we installed WIFI to our holiday accommodation.
North Stables makes an ideal base from which to explore Montrose and the surrounding area. If you require additional accommodation, South Stables, in the same block can be booked, sleeping 4.

  • First floor - access is via an external staircase (approximately 18 steps)

  • Sleeps 4 - 2 twins (the second twin is down 5 stairs)

  • Large fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine

  • Sitting/dining room

  • Newly refurbished shower room (down 5 stairs)

  • Gas central heating

  • Free parking available in nearby public car park

  • EPC Rating: E49

Public transport accessible. Holiday guests also have full access to the House's formal gardens and grounds throughout their stay.
About House of Dun
This beautiful Georgian house was built in the 18th century for David Erskine, a judge of the Scottish Court of Session, House of Dun is just 3 miles from Montrose and its picturesque unspoilt beaches and around 45 minutes' drive from Aberdeen.
The house sits in its own formal gardens with parkland and woodland beyond. You can explore and enjoy the Victorian walled garden and wooden den, before venturing further afield to the Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve. This elegant home has a truly spectacular setting.
As an added bonus and included in your holiday we offer a free tour of the property during opening hours.
Things to do
The coastal town of Montrose which is three miles from House of Dun boasts an attractive town centre and a wide sandy beach.
Montrose is a great little town to visit, with a pleasant old centre and an interesting museum and art gallery.
You will be able to see the town, and the basin from The House of Dun. The town sits on the edge of a virtually landlocked two-mile-square lagoon of mud known as the Basin, which is a nature reserve and haven for wildfowl and wading birds who love its mud.
If you like bird watching there is an NTS path to a shell duck hide on the Dun side of the basin.
On the south side of the Basin, a mile out of Montrose along the A92, the Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre has binoculars, high-powered telescopes, bird hides and remote control video cameras. Near the town is some fabulous seashore. The beach road, Marine Avenue, across from the town museum, heads down through sand dunes and golf links to car parks fringing the fine, wide beach overlooked by a slender white lighthouse. Further to the north are the cliffs of St. Cyrus, home in the summer to a bustling colony of seabirds.
Neighbouring Ferryden is a picturesque former village situated on the south side of the river South Esk. It is separated by the river but linked by a bridge.
There is a popular Farmers Market held in the town on the first Saturday of every month attracting a variety of stallholders.
Lunan Bay
Lunan Bay is probably the finest beach in Angus - a magnificent sweep of sand, with a cave and arch at its northern end, and even a ruined castle. The beach is divided in two by the Lunan Water flowing out over the sands - dividing this walk into two halves, with a chance to visit the cafe part way through
Within an easy drive from Dun sits the historic town of Arbroath. Of course famous for its Arbroath Smokie’s, The attractive old harbour of Arbroath remains in action and long sandy beaches and stunning sandstone cliffs stretch out on either side of the town. Arbroath abbey, located near the centre of the town, is also well worth a visit.
Fishing can be booked online via just log in to the South Esk for availability and prices.
An abundance of golf courses and of course the famous course at Carnoustie within an easy drive makes House of Dun the perfect location for golf outings
Many coastal paths to be discovered along the Angus coast and a short drive to the Angus glens which include ten 'Munros' (mountains of over 3,000 feet), and miles of narrow twisting roads offer great delights and challenges for cyclists, drivers, hill walkers and nature lovers alike.
Arguably the most beautiful of the Angus Glens is Glen Clova (north of Kirriemuir). At the head of Glen Clova is Glen Doll, where ancient narrow roads and footpaths take you into the heart of Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains.
Getting there
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.
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