3 bedrooms, rural, yet a few minutes drive from all the area has to offer
Gillian and Michael Bairstow
About Gillian and Michael Bairstow
We live and work from home in Aberdeen, Scotland and have 2 teenage sons. Bud the lovable Labradoodle also lives with us and frequently comes with us to the cottage.
Gillian and Michael Bairstow purchased this Cottage in 2018
Why Gillian and Michael Bairstow chose Dundee
We spend a large degree of our time travelling to Dundee for work and visiting family. We love the city and surrounding areas and the activities on offer. With the newly opened V&A Museum and refurbishment of the waterfront area, there is a real buzz around Dundee. The restaurants are really coming into their own and the different cuisines on offer, provide exceptional variations in choice. To be in a beautiful unspoilt rural area, set within well kept private parkland and woodlands is a real joy. The peace and tranquillity at the cottage is a stark contrast to the busy streets of Dundee, yet only a few minutes away in the car. The placement of the cottage for exploring a large area of Scotland is second to none, with Angus, Fife and Perth literally on the doorstep.
What makes this Cottage unique
There is nothing better than cosying up on the sofa, with a glass of wine and a roaring fire on in the wood burner. The walks and views in and around the private estate are fantastic. Discount available for bookings of more than 1 week (automatically applied when dates are entered)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A 'wow' factor holiday rental
Firstly the owners of this property are so warm and welcoming. The information they provide about the property and its location is brilliant.
The property itself is much bigger than you think. All on one level, it was an ideal choice for us. We took our parents, 90 years and 87 years, so they had the ensuite double and coped very well during the stay. Two further doubles provided very comfortable accommodation for us and my brother. The main bathroom being well equipped and huge.
In fact all the rooms are very roomy with high ceilings and lots of windows so making the cottage very light and airy.
The kitchen/dining area is my dream. But my home does not have the space. It is very well equipped with everything you need for cooking as we did prepare most of our evening meals.
The cottage has a delightful courtyard with decking and garden furniture. It was well used the week we were there as the weather was great. Morning coffee, afternoon tea in the garden - what a treat! An added bonus was the wrap around grass back garden that our dogs so enjoyed. Yep this rental is dog friendly. The owners have a dog so understand their needs too!
The cottage is part of a Victorian built hospital/sanatorium in its own grounds a few miles out of Dundee. It is a delight to wonder about the beautifully kept grounds and see the lovely
individualised properties. However I thought Gillian and Michael's was the best of course in terms of its quiet, secluded location and being near to the entrance/exit of the complex.
The last time I was in Dundee was 45 years ago so of course the town has changed. It has become a tourist attraction with the V&A, Discovery Centre and Verdant Mills - all very worth
visiting. Dundee is also surrounded by wonderful rural scenery and historic towns such as St Andrews and Arbroath. With our dogs we found some excellent walks along beaches and in woods. They too had a wonderful and exhausting week.
Gillian and Michael thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely home. We hope to return in the future and thoroughly recommend this property to anyone should you want to visit this part of Scotland.
Lovely cottage and estate
Booking experience was made easy by attentive owners.
On the day, Michael showed us round telling us everything we needed to know as well as places to go nearby.
The cottage itself was very clean and immaculately presented, The bread chocolates and graduation card for our daughter was a lovely touch.
The cottage is part of a large old hospital estate conversion and has been done very well. Although attached on both sides it is very private in both the front patio garden area, which is also a sun trap, and the rear landed area. All rooms are very nicely designed and just perfect for a family group.
The estate is really nice to walk around and the tennis courts for estate residents use are of very good quality.
This place ticked every single box for us and will definitely try and book again for son's graduation in 2 years time!
With family made up of 3 couples.
Met up with Michael who introduced us to the home and then spent a pleasant weekend at a wedding with the home as a base. All our requirements were met in a well appointed very clean home. Recommended.
Westwood cottage Liff
We had a lovely stay in Westwood, the location was perfect - really close to Dundee with all it's attractions yet it felt we were in the middle of the countryside. The cottage itself very well equipped, it was spotlessly clean and had all the facilities we needed.
Gillian and Michael were great hosts - communications were excellent from the point of booking right through to wishing us a safe trip home. We were there to celebrate a birthday and our hosts kindly left a welcome pack including a birthday cake and card, this was a really nice touch.
I would recommend Westwood cottage to families looking for a good base to explore this part of Scotland and equally to groups looking for a relaxing break.
Thank you so much for your fantastic review and we're glad you enjoyed the birthday celebrations at the cottage. We hope to welcome you all back again in the future.
Hosts very welcoming and helpful, couldn't ask for more.
Accommodation was immaculate.
We had a fabulous stay and will definitely be back