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“Glenisla House - Charming and Delightful”
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Lovely old listed property, sleeping 10. Free WiFi, Phone, Parking. Garden. Pet friendly. Games Room
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Lovely old listed property, sleeping 10. Free WiFi, Phone, Parking. Garden. Pet friendly. Games Room
Drive easily parks two vehicles. At a push 3. Front entrance.
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Lovely old listed property, sleeping 10. Free WiFi, Phone, Parking. Garden. Pet friendly. Games Room
Drive easily parks two vehicles. At a push 3.
Front entrance.
The hand carved fireplace, wifi, phone, TV, books, Ninetedo WII, CD and games.
Loads of books and games.
A tribute to 19th century craftsmanship. A proud part of Scotlands, heritage.
Dining/family room open plan to kitchen, seats 10 and high chair.
An upright piano and 2 seater bed settee makes this a great hub for socialising.
Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, etc ..
A balcony landing is lit by a stained glass window and leads to 2 double bedrooms and lounge.
This is a spacious double bedroom with views over rooftops to Balmashanner Hill.
Lovely old wardrobe with brass fittings and drawers.
Another upper floor bedroom sleeps 3, with bunks.
Bathroom with over bath shower. Complimentary toiletries. Shower stool and bath seat provided.
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.
Games room with 2 couches, 3/4 pool table, 3/4 table tennis table and table football game.
Two double Japanese Futons offer extra sleeping arrangements.
A great space for the family to enjoy in the evenings or on a damp day.
View from our upstairs lounge.
BBQ Patio and gazebo.
Bike storage.
Lovely park not 5 minutes away.
The Balmashanner monument stands over Forfar, and can be seen, over rooftops from the Blue Room.
Balmashanner Hill looks over Forfar and the Strathmore Valley to the Grampian Mountains beyond.
Forfar Loch - a nature reserve and playground. Sailing, canoeing and a leisure centre.
The Pend is 300 metres away, with its chip shop, and dog, and child friendly pub with great food.
A friendly town where you can explore this lovely area. We look forward to welcoming you xxxx
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Forfar, Angus, Scotland

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Mark L
State College, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Glenisla House - Charming and Delightful”
Reviewed 9 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The address prepares you for a friendly, pleasurable experience: 6 Sparrow Court. Quiet, comforatable, run by a host who makes you feel at home, Glenisla House provides an excellent starting point for exploring the history and beauty of Angus County.

Our stay was so rewarding that we are already planning a return visit.

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Liked best: The value
Liked least: That our stay was not longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
10 May 2016
It was a pleasure to have you stay. There is so much still to see and do, we really look forward to your return visit. You will be more than welcome. Kind regards Anne.
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Theresa12...
New York City, New York
1 review
“Great home from which to explore Scotland from Edinboro to Aberdeen...”
Reviewed 23 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Forfar and the surrounding area is beautiful and welcoming. The history of Scotland starts right there and Anne can help you find everything from the ancient to modern working Scotland, to the fun of the local pubs... drive into the mountains or to the shore, the location can not be better.

Glenisla House itself is lovely and comfortable, with a well stocked kitchen, game room and courtyard to just relax and enjoy the day... truly we found it a perfect base for a vacation

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Apr 2016
Thank you Theresa. It was wonderful to have you stay with us and be able to share this lovely part of the world. Your photos that you sent us were much appreciated, and we look forward to your return visit. Kind regards Anne.
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puckinell...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fabulous for famelies, groups, dog lovers”
Reviewed 22 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

wonderful house, very well equipped, perfect for a large family and a few wee dogs. Ann is an extensive source of local information. For dog owners, the enclosed yard, tiled floors, largely soundproof games room, supplied dog crate, local dog friendly pub and anns tolerant attitude are just perfect. For the family, the numerous bedrooms, pool table and ping pong, wii console, Piano (surprisingly everyone has a go), comfy rooms and extra bedding options (games room) are added value, and House of Dunn is not to be missed. Everything you need for self catering including walking to asda.

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Liked best: very well set up for dogs.
Liked least: having to cross the lane to get to the yard.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
23 Apr 2016
Dear Eve, It was lovely having you all to stay ... We really appreciate your comments and the fact you enjoyed the piano. Well behaved dogs are welcome and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Anne.
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westiegeo...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great house and location”
Reviewed 7 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

I am a Forfarian who was visiting friends but as a family plus dog this was an ideal place for us to stay. House has everything you could want, even a games room. Located in centre of town, one of the best pubs is only 2 mins walk from house and is dog friendly. Take note that the property is in a narrow Lane and you do have to drive into the parking space opposite the house as opposed to reversing in. There is free council parking opposite the entrance to the lane on St James Rd. if you would prefer, our friends parked there when visiting us.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Apr 2016
Dear Irene and family, It was a pleasure to have you all stay. Our wee team does try hard to make your stay the best we can.. No one is perfect and your kind suggestions have been put in place. We are pleased that you felt at home here, and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Anne.
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Rob B
Peak District, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A peaceful oasis in the middle of Forfar town”
Reviewed 28 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Spent a few days at Glenisla house catching up with family and celebrating our parents diamond wedding anniversary. We were made very welcome by the owner Anne and enjoyed a real home from home experience. Glenisla house is situated in a quiet lane, yet is only a two minute walk from Forfar's High street. Our pets were also made welcome which made our time there a proper family occasion. Thank you Anne - we hope to be back next year.

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Liked best: The quiet location and Anne's welcome pack
Liked least: The drive is tight for a large 4*4 car
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Dec 2015
Dear Rob, Thank you so much for your kind comments. Our Wee Team appreciate feedback from our Guests. We felt honoured to be part of what was such a special occasion and wish your parents all the best here in Forfar. We will be delighted to see you again next year, and in the meantime wish you all the best for the festive season. Kind regards, Anne.
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