Monument Cottage is located by the village of Monikie 3 miles inland from the Firth of the Tay and its wonderful waterfront panorama. The cottage is set in 88 acres, boasting a rich history principally revolving round the ancient monument of the Camus cross(dated 1010) and the Panmure testimonial.
Monikie Country Park is visible from the cottage and offers beautiful grounds, walks, play areas, fishing and water sports – High Wires & Zip line.
Carnoustie, venue of the 1999 & 2018 Open Golf Championship lies 10 minutes drive to the south east, alongside several other well-regarded local golf courses, many of championship qualifying standard. In addition St Andrews, the home of golf is 30 – 45 minutes drive. Dundee, Scotland’s fourth city is easily accessed.
Glamis Castle - family home of the Earls of Strathmore, childhood home of the Queen Mother and legendary setting for Shakespeare's famous play 'MacBeth'.
The Angus Glens 15 to 20 miles to the northwest possess some of Scotland’s finest grouse moors, deer forests and spectacular walks. For the keen fisherman, there is salmon fishing on the rivers Tay, North Esk and South Esk, Sea fishing trips from Arbroath and some stocked fly fishing venues.
Arbroath, the largest town in Angus is the location of Arbroath Abbey, where the declaration of independance was signed, expressing the desire of the Scottish people for self-determination. The popular culinary delight the Arbroath smokie is made in this picturesque fishing port . Surrounding the area are restaurants to suit all tastes and wallets! The Craigton coaching Inn is within walking distance of the cottage and is fine for family dining.
Broughty Ferry boasts several restaurants offering a variety - from local dishes to Indian and Chinese meals. Many of the larger hotels in the area also offer good restaurant food. Broughty Ferry is also home to Broughty Ferry Castle, some fantastic walks along the coast as well as varied, quality shopping.
Slightly further afield (approx 20 mins) is the But n Ben restaurant (Featured on the recent BBC “Coast” program) in the village of Auchmithie, renowned for its fresh fish and dessert trolley!
For beach lovers there are a number of good beaches, both sandy and rocky giving great walks and hours of pleasure for the youngsters. The Arbroath cliff top trail offers superb scenery, unique wildlife and the chance to see porpoise and dolphins in the North Sea.
Warm comfortable house, fully equipped ideal for all ages plenty of wildlife ie. birds deer pheasants. David and Sharon are very welcoming.
We will definitely be returning
Ian & Karen
Will definitely return for future holidays.
A fantastic stay for our family of 5 (including 3 children) at this lovely cottage. Woodland setting was both private and pretty - it was especially lovely being able to lie in bed and watch the autumn leaves drift past the roof windows. We arrived in the dark after a long drive, and it was wonderful to come in to a lit fire and a well stocked welcome basket. Sharon was a great host, and the cottage has many thoughtful touches. Local area had plenty to see and do. We particuarly enjoyed a day at Glamis Castle (the Queen Mother's childhood home), which had an excellent guided tour.