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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


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.

More Details

Sandra Caul
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Dundee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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Beautiful secluded self-catering log cabin situated in it's own private grounds.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Beautifully kept and presented accommodation and very peaceful to return to after a busy day out

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cabin and garden, great to have secure garden for little ones to play in and our daughter loved seeing the sheep each day!! Would happily return again plus beds very comfortable which isn't always the case in self accommodation

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this log cabin ideal for the dogs

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing good walks

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, it's appreciated. The community woodland is brilliant and I'm still finding new paths. Lovely having you here and welcome back anytime.
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From driving through the gates to going inside the log cabin, it didn't disappoint.

  • 5 of 5

Although it was a short stay, only four nights, really enjoyed our stay. Appreciated welcome bottle of local wine and shortbread! Everything we needed was there. Excellent accommodation. This was my first time in the log cabin, although I have previously stayed in the flat. Highly recommend both. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved the place. Just like being home in your own place (minus your personal belongings).

  • 5 of 5

The only regret about this place was not being able to spend actual personal time there. Lovely place to stay with everything one might want, including a yard. Beautiful, clean and with a yard to enjoy as well. Could not ask for a better place to enjoy while in Scotland.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its great to hear you loved your stay in the cabin and a pity your stay was short but there's lots to see and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time exploring bonnie Scotland. Best wishes, Sandra.
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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: April 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: April 2017
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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




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $140.81

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.