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“A home from home”
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Beautiful listed building in a quiet lane in the centre of town and close to all Angus has to offer.
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Beautiful listed building in a quiet lane in the centre of town and close to all Angus has to offer.
Large lounge seats 10. Ornamental ceiling, free WiFi, games, books and hand carved oak fireplace.
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54 reviews
Beautiful listed building in a quiet lane in the centre of town and close to all Angus has to offer.
Large lounge seats 10. Ornamental ceiling, free WiFi, games, books and hand carved oak fireplace.
Part of the Heritage Trail this 19th century Home is full of quirkyness and charm.
Newly fitted kitchen, fully equipped, includes d/washer, w/machine and fridge freezer.
New units and worktops, include various dried goods, and larder staples.
We cater for guests visiting for special family occasions.
Special Occasion? We will bake you a cake.
Large entrance hall with maps, local information and carry out menus.
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.
Balcony landing with stained glass window.
Large first floor bedroom with antique wardrobe, king size bed and views to Balmashanner Hill.
Another upper floor bedroom sleeps 3, with bunks.
Bathroom with over bath shower. Complimentary toiletries. Shower stool and bath seat provided.
Large basement games room, sleeps up to 3, with pool table, table tennis table and table football.
This has 3 windows opening to the rear, and incorporates its own bathroom.
Roomy bathroom with 4 piece suite and a sit down shower.
View from our upstairs lounge.
Drive easily parks two vehicles. At a push 3.
Paved, gated, and fully enclosed garden.
BBQ Patio and gazebo.
Bike storage.
Blossom in Spring.
Apple tree.
Lovely park not 5 minutes away.
Forfar Loch - a nature reserve and playground. Sailing, canoeing and a leisure centre.
A friendly town where you can explore this lovely area. We look forward to welcoming you xxxx
Our Local pub, antique shop, fish and chip shop and sweetie shop leading through to the town centre.
All ready and dressed for our Festive Guests. We can do other celebrations too.
The Balmashanner monument stands over Forfar, and can be seen, over rooftops from the Blue Room.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Forfar, Angus, Scotland

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jessiedru...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“A home from home”
Reviewed June 21, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

This was our second stay at Glenisla House and once again it was perfect for what we needed. We were visiting a local festival and coming straight from a Gretna Green wedding and Ann had gone to the trouble of providing bubbly, balloons and had even made a wedding cake, which was lovely and much appreciated. The kitchen has also been updated since we stayed last. The bedrooms are lovely and comfortable. The local taxi firm were also fabulous and arrived with more balloons and bubbly. We will certainly be back!

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Management Response
21 Jun 2018
It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay and be part of your weekend and the festivities surrounding your wedding. You are lovely guests and we appreciate how well you always care for the house. And of course you will always be welcome here. Kind regards Anne.
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Mark L
State College, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A Gem in Angus County”
Reviewed June 18, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Comfortable and beautifully maintained, this guest house is perfect for the larger family or smaller group looking for a holiday rental in the historic Forfar, Angus County region of Scotland. The owner goes out of her way to make you feel welcomed.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jun 2018
Thank you so much for your kind remarks. It was a pleasure to have you stay...and you know you will always be welcome at Glenisla House. It was good to hear that the rest of your trip went well and that you had arrived safely home in the States. We hope it will not be too long until we see you again. Kind regards Anne.
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Óscar D
Brechin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“PERFECT STAYING IN OUR HOUSE IN SCOTLAND!!”
Reviewed January 25, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

Really happy with Glenisla House once again!

They reformed the kitchen and looks better than before.

As always, we were comfortable and we feel welcomed as before.

Thank you Anne

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Jan 2018
Thank you Oscar for your kind words. You and your colleagues will always be welcome here. It was a pleasure to see you all again, and look forward to seeing you next time you return. Thank you for taking care of the house so well. We are happy that you feel you can call it 'Home'. Kind regards Anne.
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SarahP729...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“What wonderful people!”
Reviewed December 24, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

Absolutely beautiful accommodation within close reach of all local amenities. The hosts are friendly and knowledgeable and will gladly go out of their way to help you.

Would definitely recommend for couples, families or groups. Brilliant place to stay whilst taking in everything in Forfar and surrounding areas

Anne and Dave, thank you so much for having us at late notice!

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Management Response
26 Dec 2017
Dear Sarah, It was a pleasure to be able to accommodate you and Paul. You were lovely guests. I know this was a working trip, but hope that you will be able to revisit, for longer next time, and explore all that this lovely area has to offer. Wishing you all the best for 2018. Kind regards Anne.
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Susan R
Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing weekend break”
Reviewed September 5, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We picked Forfar for our special family birthday celebration as it was ideally situated between Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Anne genuinely wanted us to have a lovely stay in her wonderful cottage and was waiting there to greet us on our arrival to show us around. The welcome pack was extensive and included a lovelyTabouli salad and Forfar Bridies. The accommodation was spacious and the secluded well maintained garden area with BBQ a sun trap - we were lucky with the weather during our stay. We had our labrador with us and enjoyed a walk up the local hill and around Reid Park.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Sep 2017
Dear Susan, It was a pleasure to meet you all indeed, and your beautifully behaved Lab. We are glad you were able to celebrate as a family, and appreciate the way you took care of Glenisla House during your stay. We had put in an order especially for good weather (giggle), and are pleased the sun shone for you. We look forward to meeting you all again. Kind regards Anne.
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Global728...
1 review
“Lovely overnight stay.”
Reviewed August 22, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

I stayed in overnight in June this year and had a wonderful stay. I was in the blue room and the bed was very comfortable, great sleep. I was greeted on arrival and made to feel very welcome. I would most definitely stay here again and am planning my next trip soon.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Aug 2017
Thank you for your comments. We are glad you were able to stay with us even though you were here for work. I am glad you were able to relax and we would be delighted to see you again. You will be very welcome. Kind regards Anne.
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forfarloo...
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
3 reviews
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“Great stay again, thanks!”
Reviewed August 22, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Stayed here 2 years ago for a big family reunion in Forfar, came back this month for another one! We are a party of 10, that is, 8 adults and 2 children plus one large dog! We all love this house and so do our extended family in the town. We made full use of the garden and barbeque, especially on the Sunday afternoon when there were 32 of us having a get-together - all well behaved Anne! My grown-up daughters always make use of the piano, which Anne has encouraged us to do, so we have a sing-song every day, some of us love the book collection, all of us love the games room in the basement, including our extended family, the older ones of whom are able to tell us more about the property and the family who lived there years ago. We all love the fact that it is a 200 year old property full of charm and character, warts and all, and that is its appeal.
We have always found the property to be clean, tidy and well prepared for us, with a very well equipped kitchen. We look forward to coming back in the future.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Aug 2017
It is always a pleasure to be able to welcome previous guests 'Home' again, and are particularly pleased that your extended family in Forfar chose to share Glenisla House again for a family reunion. 32!!! Well you must have been well behaved or I would have been told. :). Sing songs are a good thing, and are glad you enjoyed doing so. I have passed on your comments to our Wee Team. They do work hard. We look forward to having you all stay again. Kind regards Anne.
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