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“Splendid!”
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Review of Glenisla House

Lovely old listed property, sleeping 10. Free WiFi, Phone, Parking. Garden. Pet friendly. Games Room
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Lovely old listed property, sleeping 10. Free WiFi, Phone, Parking. Garden. Pet friendly. Games Room
Drive easily parks two vehicles. At a push 3. Front entrance.
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Lovely old listed property, sleeping 10. Free WiFi, Phone, Parking. Garden. Pet friendly. Games Room
Drive easily parks two vehicles. At a push 3.
Front entrance.
The hand carved fireplace, wifi, phone, TV, books, Ninetedo WII, CD and games.
Loads of books and games.
A tribute to 19th century craftsmanship. A proud part of Scotlands, heritage.
Dining/family room open plan to kitchen, seats 10 and high chair.
An upright piano and 2 seater bed settee makes this a great hub for socialising.
Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, etc ..
A balcony landing is lit by a stained glass window and leads to 2 double bedrooms and lounge.
This is a spacious double bedroom with views over rooftops to Balmashanner Hill.
Lovely old wardrobe with brass fittings and drawers.
Another upper floor bedroom sleeps 3, with bunks.
Bathroom with over bath shower. Complimentary toiletries. Shower stool and bath seat provided.
The ground floor family room has double bed, cot and adjacent single room with single pine bed.
This suite sleeps 2 adults, and baby cot, and small room off with adult size single pine bed,
Newly fitted WC and wash hand basin adjacent to the Green Room.
White porcelain 2 piece suite, with mains mixer tap.
Games room with 2 couches, 3/4 pool table, 3/4 table tennis table and table football game.
Two double Japanese Futons offer extra sleeping arrangements.
A great space for the family to enjoy in the evenings or on a damp day.
View from our upstairs lounge.
BBQ Patio and gazebo.
Bike storage.
Lovely park not 5 minutes away.
The Balmashanner monument stands over Forfar, and can be seen, over rooftops from the Blue Room.
Balmashanner Hill looks over Forfar and the Strathmore Valley to the Grampian Mountains beyond.
Forfar Loch - a nature reserve and playground. Sailing, canoeing and a leisure centre.
The Pend is 300 metres away, with its chip shop, and dog, and child friendly pub with great food.
A friendly town where you can explore this lovely area. We look forward to welcoming you xxxx
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Forfar, Angus, Scotland

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Mark P
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Splendid!”
Reviewed 23 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed at Glenisla in August for the AC/DC festival in nearby Kirriemuir.
A beautiful cottage in the lovely town of Forfar, run by a very warm and charming Scottish lady (Anne) who I am now happy to call my friend :-). She catered for our every need and truly made our stay that little bit extra special.
As for the cottage itself - Very spacious, spotlessly clean, fully stocked with all the essentials with the odd treat thrown in (local cheese and bacon, traditional oatmeal cakes and home made patties!).
A perfect base situated at the gateway to the magnificent Scottish Highlands - Glenisla gets a genuine 10 out of 10 from me!

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Liked best: Everything about my stay was just great!
Liked least: Nothing
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Management Response
31 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was lovely having you all to stay, and we are glad you enjoyed Bonfest. We would be delighted to see you all next year.. Maybe for a little longer perhaps so you can see all the other things there are to do in Angus. Haste ye back.
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Lynette19...
Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Worth a look”
Reviewed 23 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Myself and 2 friends stayed there during Bonfest in August. Anne was lovely, very helpful and the house was clean and tidy. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again for next year's Bonfest!

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26 Oct 2014
Thank you! It is great to welcome guests to Bonfest! You were charming and considerate guests... And we would be glad to welcome you back .
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Linda B
Dunbar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fabulous time had at Glenisla which is centrally located and very spacious.”
Reviewed 18 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed at Glenisla for two nights in September 2014. There were 3 couples and our son who is thirteen. We had great weekend break and the house felt like home from home. The welcome we received from Anne the owner was excellent and she supplied us with lots of local knowledge which was very useful.

We would highly recommend Glenisla for a break away and we will be back!!!

The welcome pack provided came in very handy and was a lovely extra.

Thank you Anne for a memorable stay.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
24 Sep 2014
Dear Linda...thank you so much for your lovely comments. Our wee team does try its best x We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Anne.
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CATH2A
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A little gem in the middle of Forfar”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This little cottage has loads of character and charm and is packed full of history. It's like the Tardis !!! .Lovely high ceilings and original features a plenty..Spotlessly clean and everything you need .Opposite the front door is a lovely little garden where we were able to enjoy coffee in the morning. Whilst being in centre of Forfar and close to shops, we still enjoyed peace and quiet..

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Management Response
24 Jul 2014
It was a pleasure to have you both stay, and your comments are much appreciated.. we would be delighted to see you all again, and it was lovely also, to be able to share a few moments in the garden with you.. I hope your photos turned out successfully.. Kind regards Anne x
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Dippoldiswalde, Germany
Reviewed 26 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: the piano and the
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Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jul 2014
Thank you so much! Our wee team do work hard. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay x
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