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.
This was our second visit - and hopefull wont be the last. We have family in the Dundee area and Forfar, so it is an ideal location for us. It is in a beautiful peaceful setting, perfect to just sit and watch the variety of wild birds at the feeder or catch a glimpse of a visiting hare, squirrel or deer.
Beautiful, secluded, peaceful location but handy for visiting beaches and towns. Sharon and her husband were welcoming and so friendly and helpful. The cottage was extremely clean and well equipped. The welcoming "goody" pack was fantastic. The outside space was exceptional. The cottage itself had various seating areas and the woods were lovely, we even caught site of hares and deer.
We've been to this gem 3 times now. Every visit is a joy and exactly what you want for an escape. Wildlife around you and views that go on forever. Real fire, long walks and dog friendly; some of the things we love as a family. Recommend this holiday home to those who want to escape the hum drum of everyday life.
We had a lovely stay at Monument Cottage over the New Year holiday. The cottage was warm and welcoming, decorated for Christmas, and Sharon had gone out of her way to make sure we were comfortable: lighting the wood burner for us arriving, providing a generous hamper and keeping us informed by text of weather conditions for our arrival (it was snowing!).
Beautiful house in amazing surroundings. Sharon and David were very helpful and left a lovely hamper to welcome us. Great walks for our dogs from the door, lots of places to visit nearby. We will most definitely return to this property.
A super property, spacious but cosy at the same time, well equipped and presented in great wooded surroundings that you are free to explore. A real credit to the lovely owners.
Lovely cottage surrounded by woodland, very well equipped, owners lovely, left a lovely welcome basket for us. House is really well located and would recommend.
Cottage superbe dans un bel environnement
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Monument Cottage. Our stay coincided with the sudden cold snap in March but we were warmly welcomed by Sharon and felt very comfortable in the sensitively modernised cottage. There was lots to explore in the surrounding countryside and an intriguing history to the Panmure Estate (They are not kidding about the monument, it's huge! Built in the 19th century by grateful tenants to thank the Earl for sparing them rent in hard times – it towers high on the hillside above Monikie). Or, we could just it in the sun room and watch the birds, with occasional visits from the hares. And in the evenings light the wood-burning stove. It was also a nice surprise to find a welcome pack of well-chosen essentials in the kitchen when we arrived. Altogether, very relaxing. We were sorry to leave. And highly recommend.
Had a wonderful week at this secluded cottage, surrounded by trees and nature. Arrived to find the cottage immaculately clean, with a lovely welcome pack of food which included homemade jam, and the log fire lit - such a lovely touch. We spent the week exploring the area and watching the wildlife in the garden - we were regularly visited by deer, as well as woodpeckers, jays and voles. Would thoroughly recommend and will be back.