STEADING COTTAGE

Steading Cottage

A warm Angus welcome awaits you

Perfect for exploring the Cairngorms and the Angus Glens

Enjoy the Angus countryside and stay on a working farm.

Muirhouses Farm is a traditional farm that dates well back in history. It is a working livestock and arable farm on the outskirts of Kirriemuir. Muirhouses has stunning views of the Angus Glens, Caddam Woods, Tulloch Hill, and the parklands of Kirriemuir. Muirhouses is an ideal holiday retreat in an area rich in scenery, history & activities. Ideal base for visiting Glamis Castle.

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Steading Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage

Sleeping 4 , Steading Cottage offers self contained, self catering accommodation. The acommodation comprises of: 1 king size bedroom and a twin bedroom . Cosy and comfortable lounge with TV/DVD player, large, bright kitchen/dining/living room with 43″ smart TV and bathroom with walk-in shower.  Large colourful garden with plenty of parking. 

Attractions

Attractions

Muirhouses is an ideal holiday retreat in an area rich in scenery, history & activities. Come and enjoy Angus and all of its offerings at Steading Cottage close to Kirriemuir.

Kirriemuir

Kirriemuir is the birthplace of Peter Pan's creator, JM Barrie. Visit his home as it may have been furnished in the 19th Century. Kirriemuir also has a Camera Obscura, which was gifted to the town by J M Barrie. Camera Obscura is situated in the Cricket Pavilion on Kirriemuir Hill.

Cairngorm National Park

Muirhouses Farmhouse Bed and Breakfasat is set amidst the beautiful Angus countryside, close to the Cairngorm National Park. Hillwalking (Glen Clova, Glen Prosen and the Grampain Mountains), mountaineering, cycling and fishing are just a few of the pastimes available (VisitScotland Walkers' & Cyclists' Welcome scheme).cairngorms.co.uk/

Wildlife

The Caenlochan Nature reserve and RSPB Kinnordy Loch, https://www.rspb.org.uk are also close by, catering for nature lovers and bird watchers. The Ospreys can be seen regularly, feeding at Kinnordy Loch as have otters. We have two barn owl nesting boxes on the farm and have successfully raised chicks over the years.

Golf

Muirhouses is the ideal base for golfing. Muirhouses Farm is next to and has views over Kirriemuir Golf Course. Kirriemuir course was designed by James Braid and is an excellent example of a parkland course.
http://www.kirriemuirgolfclub
.co.uk There are an abundance of Golf Courses within easy distance including, Alyth, Rosemount, Edzell, Carnoustie, Forfar and St.Andrews, all offering different challenges for golfers.

Horse Riding

Riders can hack out and escape to the foothills of the Angus Glens via the quiet country roads. Stabling for your horse is available at Muirhouses Farm. Auchlishie Eventing is an equestrian centre close by with an indoor arena and a cross-country course.http://www.auchlishie
.co.uk

About our Farm

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Farming at Muirhouses.

Muirhouses  has been farmed by the McLaren family since the 1940’s and is a 120ha, or 300 acres, livestock and arable farm,traditional to the area here at the foot of the Grampian Mountains. Back in the post-war years the main crops were oats, barley, potatoes, turnips and grass. Stock included beef cattle and sheep. Farming was labour intensive at that time just before  mechanisation so many men were employed on the farm, supporting their families who lived here. Steading cottage, our self-catering cottage, was the home of the cattleman and his family.

Nowadays all the work is done by Willie and Peter McLaren with help from other family members at busy times. Crops now grown include barley for malting whisky, wheat, oilseed rape, potatoes and grass. Modern machinery equipped with GPS and computers make light work of cultivation, seeding and harvest. We have a suckler herd of 100 Limousin cross cows and a small herd of pedigree Limousins. Calving is mainly January – April indoors with the calves being well grown when they go out to grass for the summer with their mothers
The beef produced from our herd is of excellent quality and may well be the delicious steak you enjoy at one of the local restaurants. The cattle are housed for the winter in large straw bedded sheds, usually late October until late April, early May when the grass is growing well. Straw is a by-product of the wheat, barley and oilseed rape crops, mainly used for cattle feed and bedding. Recently we installed a biomass system which runs on our excess straw, a very effective way of supplying heat and hot water to the houses.

Find Us

Travelling to Muirhouses Farm

Travelling on the A90 Dual Carriageway between Dundee and Aberdeen, follow directions to Kirriemuir (A926). From Kirriemuir, follow signs to Cortachy/The Angus Glens (B955). We are 1 mile north of Kirriemuir , Muirhouses Farm is first farm on the right. For buses from Dundee or Forfar, please use the following link: http://www.angus.gov.uk/info/20186/
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