The Open 2022 Accommodation
Wellbank Cottage has been carefully renovated to create a single-level retreat that’s bursting with character, sleeping eight guests across four bedrooms. Set in a grand estate within the Angus Glens, the property was once used as a steading: a traditional farm and its outbuildings. The secluded location makes this an enchanting bolthole to celebrate special occasions and a special place to stay for The Open Golf.
Wellbank is just a 10 minute drive from Kirriemuir, known as ‘The Gateway to the Glens’, an hour’s drive to St Andrews and well served by local airports, 30 minutes from Dundee, 90 minutes from Edinburgh and just over an hour from Aberdeen.
The cottage is delightfully cosy throughout, freshly painted with bright neutral tones and lovingly styled with traditional furniture and homely details. The addition of a roaring open fire and an Aga enhances the timeless charm, with a few contemporary touches such as ambient lighting and a very well-equipped kitchen.
The comfortable lounge is a treat for the senses, where you can curl up in comfort in front of the fire or open the door out to the extensive garden. Even the most reluctant of cooks will fall in love with the fantastic kitchen, which is a masterpiece of design with sleek worktops, unique lighting, and a dark wood floor. The AGA-style oven, mismatched chairs and antique dresser strike an interesting contrast, making this a quirky spot for perching with your morning coffee.
The master king-size has an en-suite, and there is a family-size bathroom for the remaining three bedrooms. Depending on what suits your party, the two double bedrooms can be converted into twins on request.
Outside, your private garden has marvellous views across the estate, with sweeping lawns, ancient trees and glimpses of the surrounding glens and Munros. There’s also a patio with garden furniture, perfect for enjoying a glass of something special.
Location: Kirriemuir, Angus
Price: £9,000 - £10,000 (7-10 days)