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Beautiful secluded self-catering log cabin situated in it's own private grounds.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi


About the property

Secluded and nestled in enclosed grounds Balkello Woodland Cabin along with its own summer house, extensive patio, lawn area and private parking offers guests a peaceful, relaxed stay with direct access to the Sidlaw Hills and woodland walks, only 7 miles from Dundee city centre.

The log cabin is situated with in the grounds of Balkello small holding, near to the farmhouse, yet completely private in its own enclosed garden. The cabin fits naturally into the environment, extremely well insulated with the added benefit of a grass roof. The large patio area has been built by using stones from the surrounding hill land.

Benefiting from quality fixtures and fittings, double and partial triple glazed windows with views of the garden containing fruit trees, wild flowers, evergreen and flowering shrubs to across the fields with sheep grazing and sheep dogs at work.

The cabin offers an open plan lounge/kitchen area with cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine (outdoor washing line and indoor drying rack available), dining table and chairs, a comfortable lounge with HD Freeview TV, two bedrooms, double and twin rooms both with built in wardrobes and ample storage space, shower room with heated towel rail. Quality 100% cotton bed linen and luxury towels are provided. Free Wi-Fi included.

While situated in a beautiful woodland location Balkello is only a 20 minute drive to the university city of Dundee providing modern facilities as well as family friendly cultural and historic landmarks, an ideal location for touring Angus, Perthshire and Fife all boasting lovely towns and villages to explore, championship golf courses, award winning beaches and coastal paths, and stunning hills encompassing a wide range of wildlife habitats.

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Sandra Caul
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017


Dundee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Travel cot available on request
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Beautiful secluded self-catering log cabin situated in it's own private grounds.
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic, private little family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 3 nights, 2 adults 2 kids ages 3 and 11, absolutely briliant, all the facilities in the cabin were fantastic. The whole place was immaculate, attention to detail was highly noteable. Local shortbread and marmolade left out for arrival, all necessary house keeping items already supplied, kitchen ware for cooking, Lego and toys in the summer house for kids to play with, fast BThub wifi, garden and grounds were huge, well kept and enclosed. The overall feel of the place was warm and welcoming. There were lambs and sheep that could be seen from living room window. Wouldnt hesitate to come back again. Perhaps without kids next time for more relaxing. Also left in the cabin was an extremely usefull information pack containing local things to do, walks, maps, where to eat out, local amenities etc. Deffinately 5 stars. If you are looking for somewhere affordable, comfortable and out of the way, for a break, then this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and glad you enjoyed your stay at Balkello, we would be delighted to welcome you back.
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Beautifully furnished and decorated log cabin in lovely countryside close to Dundee.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here twice now. The accommodation is of high quality and the hosts are very welcoming. If you want to be in the countryside but close to Dundee's amenities the position is perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property in a tranquil location close to Dundee and the Angus countryside.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, your kind words and especially the heading, really appreciated.
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Quiet break in the Sidlaw hills

  • 5 of 5

We spent half a week in this cabin to unwind at the end of the summer holidays.

The cabin had everything we could need: storage space in the summer house, curious sheep to watch from the lounge & a ideal kitchen including dish washer.

Although Dundee was only a handy 20 minutes away, don't be fooled - the nearest shop is more than five miles away and the cabin is surrounded by woodlands, farmland and hills.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well appointed, well maintained, picturesque setting.

  • 5 of 5

We received a very warm welcome and our hosts were very accommodating, adjusting the time of access to the cabin according to our anticipated arrival time.

We were very impressed with the cabin finish and furnishings, the cabin was very comfortable and had all possible amenities. Beautiful wildlife to be seen while relaxing in the living area.

Close to Dundee and with small towns and villages nearby we never had to travel far to go out for meals or even just to pick up supplies.

The manuals supplied in the cabin far surpassed our expectations and provided very comprehensive information including maps to restaurants and even menus! During our down time I even got a chance to read one of the books from the bookcase, having a 1-year old, this was a rare pleasure!

Our son was well catered for with the travel cot and high chair supplied. He loved the sheep in the adjacent field and the hare's/rabbits/grouse (and possibly a wildcat, or a domestic tabby) that we saw too!

If travelling back to the area we would certainly check in to see the availability of the cabin and hopefully, later in the season, would be able to spend more time outside and using the summerhouse and enjoying some alfresco dining.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Neil and I are only too happy to be accommodating and flexible on arrival times where possible. We are very lucky where we are located in terms of viewing wildlife, enjoying privacy, tranquility, woodland and hill walks from the garden gate whilst having quick and easy access to all amenities. We are glad you enjoyed the comfort of the log cabin, Lori was extremely helpful in furnishing the cabin internally in keeping with wildlife and surroundings in our area. Dundee and the surrounding area is ever expanding and improving which in turn will allow us to provide even more literature on things to do and see. Thank you for your kind comments.
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything it promised to be and location is excellent for visiting surrounding area. Definitely look at staying again.

Owners very friendly, helpful and approachable.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you found the location useful and that you enjoyed your stay at the cabin. We would be delighted to welcome you to Balkello again.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Birkhill Inn, Birkhill, Angus
Nearest Ferry
190 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Downfield Golf Course
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M90 to Edinburgh
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
The Pear Tree, Auchterhouse
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Glenshee Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Broughty Ferry near Dundee
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Dundee Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April to May
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
July to September
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
November to December
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
January to March
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
April to June
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
July to September
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
November to December
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 24 2018 - Jan 6 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $129.36

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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