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.
Pleasant stay with lots of room indoors and out. Everything there to start off the holiday - no dashing out to buy washing machine poeder etc! All in all an excellent holiday
My husband and I stayed for a week. Sharion greeted us, advised good places to visit and left a genermous hamper. The house is warm and comfortable. The garden is huge and the dogs loved it. The woods are lovely to stroll through,. so peaceful and relaxing. Easy to reach beaches and nature reserves. Fabulous, didnt want to leave.
This was our second visit - and hopefull wont be the last. We have family in the Dundee area and Forfar, so it is anideal 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.
We had a lovely stay at Monument Cottage. The cottage is in a lovely secluded spot, with opportunities for wildlife observation, yet handy for major cities, such as Dundee and major roads. The hosts are friendly, helpful and thoughtful (an excellent foor hamper was available on our arrival.
Monikie is only a small village hidden away near Carnoustie. Monument Cottage is a hidden-away gem even within that. It's set in a beautiful wood that used to be part of the Panmure estate, and is far enough away from the beaten track as to avoid completely any passing walkers, traffic or other disturbances. Deer are regular visitors to the garden and there are walks aplenty direct from the back door. The cottage itself is well appointed, but not just in the sense of having all the equipment from someone's pre-determined checklist. The rooms are all spacious and airy and all furniture is actually truly comfortable, and the owners have actually thought about what guests are actually likely to need, succeeding as a result in making the cottage feel like a home. We were, for instance, welcomed to, amongst other things, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a litre of milk in the fridge; just the things one might need on first arrival but not have been able to pick up on the journey. Moreover, we were provided with a personalised welcome note that gave all the information we were likely to need. The owners themselves are lovely; friendly, helpful and welcoming in equal measure. I cannot think of anything they could change that would have improved our stay in the slightest, and I would have no hesitation whatever in recommending a stay at this cottage.
We had a very enjoyable week. The house and grounds were lovely, ideal for walks, seeing deer, red squirrels, peacocks, hares etc in their natural habitat. Plenty of places to visit, short walk to the lake and 15 minutes from the coast. Sharon and her husband are very welcoming and helpful. If you're in need of peace and quiet then this is the place for you. Would highly recommend it and we will visit again.