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Highland Park

Sleeps 6
Pets 2
Highland Park sits within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park in a rural setting at the edge of the conservation Village of Killin.
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Landal Piperdam

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Piperdam is part of our Go Active Breaks Collection and boasts a magnificent setting amid 650 acres of idyllic Angus countryside.
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4.4

Letham Feus Park

Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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A stunning new park to join us in 2023, located with views over the Firth of Forth and set close to the pretty village of Lundin Links, there are two world class golf courses, sandy beaches and historic towns to explore.
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New for 2023 Loch Tay Highland Lodges in located in Perthshire surrounded by mountains, lochs and rivers.
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4.7
This is ’Rob Roy country’, dominated by the impressive peaks of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin.
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Set amidst the Angus Glens and the traditional Scottish heather clad moorlands, this tranquil David Bellamy Gold award winning park has its own 20 acres of private woodland walks and features a stunning pond.
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Ruthven Falls

Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Ruthven Falls is part of our prestigious Evermore Luxury Lodge Collection. An exclusive development of two and three bedroom luxurious and spacious lodges some with their very own private hot tubs.
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St Andrews Forest Lodges

Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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St Andrews Forest Lodges is part of our exclusive Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, and delivers an excellent level of accommodation in a wonderful woodland countryside location, with the benefit of being just five minutes’ drive from the world famous ’Old Course’.
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The Woods

Sleeps 8
Pets 2
Commanding panoramic views of the Ochil Hills, these stunning woodland lodges take full advantage of their unique location in the glorious Stirling countryside.
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Angus Visitor's Guide

Embark on a journey to Angus, a Scottish gem where rugged coastlines meet rolling hills. Savour the local Arbroath Smokie, a smoked haddock delicacy, and dive into activities from golfing at Carnoustie to exploring the glens. Uncover the Pictish past at the Arbroath Abbey, where Scotland's declaration of independence was signed. Fancy a unique stay? Opt for a lodge or cabin, perfect for couples seeking a cosy retreat, families ready for an adventure, or a group of friends planning a memorable escape. Angus offers a slice of Scottish charm that's hard to top, with accommodations to match every traveller's dream.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Angus?

Angus is a gem in Scotland's crown, offering a blend of coastal charm, rolling countryside, and vibrant towns. It's not just about the stunning landscapes; Angus is steeped in tales of Picts and Scots, with ancient stones dotting the region. For 2024, the area is buzzing with new attractions and events, including the Arbroath Sea Fest celebrating the town's maritime heritage. Lodge breaks here give you a slice of serenity, a home away from home, with the freedom to explore at your own pace. Hotels are great, but a lodge in Angus means waking up to nature on your doorstep. It's the uniqueness of the local culture, the untouched natural beauty, and the welcoming communities that make Angus stand out.

If you're visiting Angus with kids

Absolutely, Angus is a playground for children! From the thrilling outdoor activities at Glamis Adventure Playground to the educational Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, there's plenty to keep the little ones engaged. Lodges offer space for kids to roam and a relaxed environment for family time. They're perfect for those with energetic kids who need room to play after a day of exploring.

Here's what to pack for your kiddos:

  1. Comfortable walking shoes for adventures
  2. Weather-appropriate clothing – it can be unpredictable
  3. Swimwear for beach days or lodge pools
  4. Binoculars for wildlife spotting
  5. Favourite snacks for picky eaters
  6. First-aid kit for any scrapes
  7. Games and books for quiet evenings
  8. Camera or smartphone for capturing memories

Pet Friendly Angus Adventures

Angus rolls out the red carpet for pets, especially dogs. You'll find a good number of lodges with enclosed gardens, perfect for your furry friends to play in safely. Pubs like The Old Boatyard in Arbroath and The Wee Bear Café in Lunan Bay welcome pets with open arms. When you're visiting Angus with dogs, look for accommodation that's near walking trails or has a bit of outdoor space for them to enjoy.

Dog walking ideas in Angus

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Lunan Bay Beach 2 Coastal DD11 5ST
Montrose Basin Nature Reserve Variable Wetlands DD10 9TA
Forfar Loch Country Park 2.5 Lake & Woodland DD8 1BT
Glen Doll Forest Walks Variable Forest & Mountains PH11 7NS
Barry Mill Walk 1 Historical/Countryside DD7 7RJ

Remember, Angus is a place where memories are made, so whether you're with family, friends, or your four-legged companion, it's an excellent choice for a lodge break.

Romantic Breaks for Couples

Angus offers a serene backdrop for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle. Imagine unwinding in a cozy lodge with a hot tub under the stars – it's the perfect setting for romance. For those special occasions, some lodges provide pamper packs to spoil your significant other. If you're up for a bit of indulgence, check out lodges that offer spa experiences. Dining out is also a treat, with many local eateries serving up intimate atmospheres perfect for two. Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort is a great pick for couples, offering luxury lodges with hot tubs and on-site dining options.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Angus is famed for its Aberdeen Angus beef, so meat lovers are in for a treat. For a hearty meal, The Drovers Inn is a must-visit with its locally sourced produce and welcoming vibe. Families will enjoy The Wee Bear Café for its friendly service and delicious home-cooked meals. Couples seeking a romantic dinner should book a table at Gordon's Restaurant in Inverkeilor, known for its fine dining and locally inspired dishes.

For a good night out

Whether you're into cozy pubs or lively bars, Angus has you covered. For a traditional experience, The Old Brewhouse in Arbroath is a hit with its great selection of ales and live music events. If you're after a more modern vibe, Devitos in Montrose offers a bustling atmosphere with a fantastic cocktail menu.

Fishing

Angus is a haven for anglers, with numerous spots to enjoy a peaceful day of fishing. Here's a list of prime fishing locations:

  • Rescobie Loch - DD8 2SA
  • Kingennie Fishings - DD5 3PD
  • Monikie Country Park - DD5 3QN
  • Loch of Lintrathen - DD8 5JJ
  • Forfar Loch Country Park - DD8 1BT

Outdoor Adventures

For adrenaline junkies, Angus is home to Outdoor Explore and Glenshee Ski Centre. Kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking are just a few of the activities on offer. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around £40 for a kayaking tour. Most activity centres operate year-round, but it's best to check seasonal opening times before planning your visit.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Gateway to the Glens Museum Gift Shop Local crafts, books DD8 4BS
Webster's High Street Shopping Street Boutiques, eateries DD9 6HF
Strathmore Woollen Co. Mill Shop Scottish textiles DD8 1AX
Forfar Farmers' Market Market Local produce, crafts DD8 3BX
Peel Farm Farm Shop & Café Homemade goods, gifts DD8 5JJ

Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway or an outdoor adventure, lodges in Angus provide the perfect base to explore all that this beautiful county has to offer.

Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Angus

Seaton Estate Holiday Village, Angus

Driving Distance: About 16 minutes (9.27 miles) | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Seaton Estate Holiday Village is a fresh addition to the Angus holiday scene, offering a coastal retreat with an array of facilities including two unique bars, an on-site restaurant, live entertainment during peak seasons, a play park, and a mini-golf course, all set against the backdrop of Arbroath's scenic harbour and sandy beaches.

Who will love these lodges? Families and groups looking for a blend of relaxation and entertainment will find Seaton Estate Holiday Village ideal. The park's proximity to Arbroath's fishing harbour means seafood lovers can indulge in the famous Arbroath Smokie, while the variety of on-site amenities ensures there's something for everyone.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can enjoy dining and drinks at the bars and restaurant, live music, shows, a play park for children, and mini-golf. The nearest place to eat and drink would be the on-site facilities, providing convenience and quality.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the historic Arbroath Abbey (approximately 10 minutes' drive), the Signal Tower Museum (around 12 minutes' drive), and for a day trip, the city of Dundee is just a 30-minute drive away, offering cultural sites like the V&A Dundee and the RRS Discovery.

Accommodation options: Accommodation at Seaton Estate Holiday Village includes the Woodland Lodge and Lakewood Deluxe, both offering comfortable stays for up to 4 guests with king-size bedrooms, ensuite facilities, well-equipped kitchens, and private decked areas. These lodges cater to families and small groups seeking a tranquil getaway. Note that pets are not allowed at this property.


Ruthven Falls, Angus

Driving Distance: About 33 minutes (18.98 miles) | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Ruthven Falls is a gem within the Evermore Luxury Lodge Collection, boasting luxurious and spacious lodges, some with private hot tubs, nestled on the banks of the River Isla, offering a serene escape with stunning countryside views.

Who will love these lodges? Couples and families seeking a luxurious retreat will adore Ruthven Falls. The presence of private hot tubs in selected lodges adds a touch of indulgence, making it perfect for romantic getaways or relaxing family breaks.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The lodges themselves provide a haven for relaxation, with private hot tubs and countryside views. The historical town of Blairgowrie is a short drive away for dining options and local shopping.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the stunning Reekie Linn Waterfall (about 25 minutes' drive), the Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum (approximately 20 minutes' drive), and for golf enthusiasts, the Alyth Golf Club is just a 15-minute drive away.

Accommodation options: Ruthven Falls offers a range of accommodation including the Esk Lodge VIP Pet, which sleeps 6 and welcomes two pets, and the Earn Lodge VIP Pet, which sleeps 4 and is also pet-friendly. Both options feature stylish interiors, well-equipped kitchens, and the luxury of a private hot tub.


Royal Arch Park, Aberdeenshire

Driving Distance: About 32 minutes (21.96 miles) | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Royal Arch Park is a tranquil countryside escape in Aberdeenshire, offering holiday homes and lodges with private hot tubs, panoramic views of the Scottish Highlands, and a range of nearby activities including golf, fishing, and outdoor adventures.

Who will love these lodges? Those seeking a peaceful retreat with the option for outdoor activities will find Royal Arch Park ideal. It's also a great choice for history buffs with its proximity to Scottish castles and golfers with nearby courses.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The park itself is a haven for relaxation with private hot tubs in each lodge. The surrounding countryside provides ample opportunity for fishing, golf, and outdoor adventures.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the Glenshee Ski Centre (about 1 hour's drive), Dunnottar Castle (around 40 minutes' drive), and the picturesque St Cyrus beach (approximately 30 minutes' drive).

Accommodation options: Accommodation at Royal Arch Park includes the Delgatie and Black Craig holiday homes, both offering luxurious stays with private hot tubs, stylish interiors, and fully equipped kitchens. These homes are ideal for couples or small families looking for a deluxe countryside experience. Note that pets are not allowed at this property.


Glen Clova Lodges, Angus

Driving Distance: About 41 minutes (23.87 miles) | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Glen Clova Lodges, located at the foot of Glen Doll in the Cairngorm National Park, offers a unique lodge experience with a focus on warm hospitality, comfortable accommodation, and locally produced food, all set within a breathtaking natural landscape.

Who will love these lodges? Nature lovers, hikers, and those seeking a culinary retreat will be drawn to Glen Clova Lodges. The stunning views and the fantastic restaurant cater to those who appreciate the great outdoors and fine dining.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The lodges provide a perfect base for exploring the Cairngorm National Park. The on-site restaurant offers a taste of local cuisine, and the hot tubs in each lodge offer a relaxing end to a day of adventure.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the scenic Glen Doll Forest (about 15 minutes' drive), the historic Glamis Castle (approximately 35 minutes' drive), and for those interested in outdoor activities, the Angus Glens offer numerous walking and cycling trails.

Accommodation options: Glen Clova Lodges offers a range of lodges including the Clova Lodge and Glen Lodge, both accommodating up to 6 guests and pet-friendly. For couples, the Hideaway Lodge and Old Mill Lodge provide intimate settings with luxurious amenities, including private hot tubs.


Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Angus

Glamis Castle

  • Opening Times: Vary seasonally, check the website for details
  • Prices: Adult £15.50, Child £10.50
  • Postcode: DD8 1RJ
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Glamis Castle is a living, breathing monument to Scottish heritage. It's the childhood home of the Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret. The castle's stunning architecture and beautiful gardens are a treat for anyone who appreciates grandeur and elegance. They often host events, so check what's on before you visit. The best time to go is spring or summer when the gardens are in full bloom. Tip: Grab an audio guide to enhance your tour with rich stories of the castle's past.

Phone number: 01307 840393 | Web: www.glamis-castle.co.uk


The Angus Glens

  • Opening Times: Accessible at all times
  • Prices: Free
  • Postcode: Varies depending on glen
  • Est. time required: Varies
  • Nearest parking: Depends on chosen glen

The Angus Glens are a series of five stunning valleys that offer some of the best walking and hiking trails in Scotland. Whether you're after a gentle stroll or a challenging hike, there's something for everyone. The Glens are also a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. No new attractions here, but the timeless beauty of nature is the main draw. Visit during autumn for breathtaking scenery. Tip: Start your day early to make the most of the daylight and quieter trails.

Web: www.visitangus.com/angus-glens


Arbroath Abbey

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 16:00 daily
  • Prices: Adult £6.00, Child £3.60
  • Postcode: DD11 1EG
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Nearby streets

Arbroath Abbey is steeped in Scottish history, famously associated with the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320. It's a must-see for anyone interested in Scotland's past. The visitor centre has been revamped, offering a fresh look at the abbey's story. The best time to visit is during one of their reenactment events. Tip: Check out the Abbey's 'Stone of Destiny' exhibition for a fascinating insight.

Phone number: 01241 878756 | Web: www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/arbroath-abbey


Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 16:00, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Prices: Adult £6.00, Child Free
  • Postcode: DD10 9BD
  • Est. time required: 2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

For aviation fans, the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre is a treasure trove of military and aviation history. It's one of the oldest airfields in the UK and has a fantastic collection of aircraft, memorabilia, and interactive exhibits. They've recently added new displays, so even if you've been before, it's worth another trip. Visit on a clear day to see some of the planes take to the skies. Tip: The volunteers are incredibly knowledgeable – don't hesitate to ask questions.

Phone number: 01674 678222 | Web: www.rafmontrose.org.uk


House of Dun & Montrose Basin Nature Reserve

  • Opening Times: House: 11:00 - 17:00, Nature Reserve: Dawn till dusk
  • Prices: House: Adult £13.00, Child £9.50, Nature Reserve: Free
  • Postcode: DD10 9LQ
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours for both
  • Nearest parking: On-site

The House of Dun is an exquisite Georgian house, surrounded by lush gardens and woodland walks. It's perfect for those who love architecture and history. The Montrose Basin Nature Reserve is adjacent and offers a peaceful escape with its rich birdlife and tranquil trails. The house often hosts events and activities, so check ahead. Spring or summer are the best times to enjoy the gardens in full bloom. Tip: Don't miss the guided tour of the house to uncover hidden stories.

Phone number: 01674 810264 | Web: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/house-of-dun


Barry Mill

  • Opening Times: 12:00 - 17:00, closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Prices: Adult £6.50, Child £5.00
  • Postcode: DD7 7RJ
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Barry Mill is a rare gem, a fully operational water-powered mill. If you're curious about traditional milling techniques and Scottish craftsmanship, this is the place for you. They've recently introduced new hands-on activities, making it more interactive. The best time to visit is during their milling demonstrations on Sundays. Tip: Check out their bread-making workshops – you might get to take home your own loaf!

Phone number: 01241 856761 | Web: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/barry-mill

When planning your trip to Angus, consider staying in one of the many cosy lodges in the area. They offer the perfect base to explore these attractions and experience the beauty of the Scottish countryside. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a family adventure, lodges in Angus provide comfort, privacy, and a touch of luxury to complement your days out.

FAQs

This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy retreat with all the comforts of home, plus the beauty of the Angus countryside right on your doorstep. Many lodges in Angus offer stunning views, private hot tubs, and are often situated within easy reach of local attractions. It's a chance to unwind and enjoy nature without sacrificing modern amenities.

What should I pack when visiting Angus?

Pack for the outdoors – walking boots and waterproofs are a must for exploring the glens. Don't forget a swimsuit for the hot tub, and some layers – even in summer, evenings can be cool. If you're planning to dine in, bring some favourite recipes; the lodges usually have well-equipped kitchens.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Angus have dedicated parking spaces, often right beside the lodge. It's super convenient for unloading your gear. If you're staying at a larger lodge park like Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort, you'll find ample parking close to your accommodation.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rain can't spoil the fun! Lodges are equipped with entertainment options like TVs and board games. Plus, Angus has plenty of indoor attractions, like the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre or the Arbroath Abbey Visitor Centre. A rainy day is also perfect for a cosy hot tub session.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Yes, many local restaurants and takeaways in Angus offer delivery services to lodges. Some lodge sites may have on-site restaurants that provide a delivery service to your door. Check with your lodge provider for a list of nearby options or look up local services on food delivery apps.

Is Angus a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely! Angus is beautiful year-round, and visiting off-season means fewer crowds and often better deals on lodges. Winter brings a magical frost to the landscape, while autumn showcases stunning foliage. Plus, local attractions like Glamis Castle are open year-round with seasonal events.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Definitely. Lodges with hot tubs in Angus pride themselves on cleanliness and hygiene. Your hot tub will be thoroughly cleaned and water quality checked before you check in, so you can dive right into relaxation mode.

Are there any pet-friendly lodges in Angus?

Yes, many lodges in Angus welcome pets, so your furry friends can join the adventure. Places like Glen Clova Lodges allow you to bring your dog along. Just check the lodge's pet policy when booking, as some may charge a small extra fee.

What local attractions should we not miss?

Don't skip a visit to the Angus Glens for breathtaking scenery. History enthusiasts will love Edzell Castle, and for a taste of local culture, check out the Arbroath Smokie Trail. For families, Seafront Splash in Montrose is a hit with the kids.

How accessible are lodges for those with mobility issues?

Many lodges in Angus are designed with accessibility in mind. Features like ramp access, ground-floor bedrooms, and walk-in showers are available. It's best to discuss your specific needs with the lodge provider beforehand to ensure they can accommodate you comfortably.

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