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to Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort.
A warm welcome to Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort and Estate –
a real jewel in the crown amongst self catering holiday resorts and activity
centres in Scotland.
Enjoy world class fishing, amongst the best anywhere in Scotland, remarkable
and relaxing Scottish golf at our new Kingennie Golf Course.
Scotland is a wonderful country with so much to see and do.
Make Kingennie your destination for your next self catering holiday, short
break, event or celebration.
Forbes’ luxury lodges in Scotland are fully equipped to meet the
needs of discerning visitors, whether on a short or long stay.
In idyllic woodland lochside locations, the lodges have a balcony, patio
area and barbecue space, and enjoy spectacular views over the rolling
hills and landscapes of the beautiful Angus countryside.
Your perfect Scottish self catering holiday or break awaits you. Our
luxury lodges are ideal for corporate hospitality and corporate entertainment
too, as well as family breaks.
A truly unique and unrivalled location, this beautiful land of mountains,
lochs and islands can be experienced from the comfort of one of our woodland
or waterside holiday lodges, Leannan Boat House, Bard’s Neuk or
All of our holiday lodges and houses are very high quality 4 star accommodation
following a complete refurbishment. All have great views and are set in
a haven of tranquility, guaranteed to revitalise the most world-weary
guest. They’re also near Dundee and near Tayside, opening up a whole
range of additional possibilities.
Kingennie Lodges can provide tailor-made all-inclusive Scottish holidays.
All you need to do is turn up and have a wonderful time. You’ll
find a warm Highland welcome. Our location allows you to take full advantage
of all that Angus has to offer, ensuring you have a memorable holiday.
We are open all year and offer short breaks out of season.
Check-in time is 4.00pm and departure by 10.00am. To check if our luxury
lodges or accommodation of your choice will be available for your holiday,
please contact us to confirm your dates and reserve your stay with us.
Welcome to the Leannan Boat House exclusive to Forbes of Kingennie
Charming, romantic and lavishly furnished, this idyllic waterside hideaway
offers a high standard of accommodation for the ultimate in relaxation.
The former boat house, built in 1855, has been restored to provide the
perfect luxury holiday villa retreat in Scotland and is particularly suitable
for honeymoons and special occasions.
Sitting in a beautiful spot on the water’s edge, in rolling Angus
countryside near Dundee, balconies off the Boat House's lounge and master
bedroom offer beautiful views over the mature woodland and fishing ponds
– the perfect spot for a romantic meal.
Forbes of Kingennie Accommodation
Holiday villas in Scotland don’t come much finer and its idyllic
setting, which is also near Dundee for shopping and near Tayside for scenic
glory, makes it popular amongst honeymooners and those who dream of a
Inside, the traditional merges harmoniously with the contemporary, with
the lounge featuring stone-clad walls as well as a plasma screen digital
TV, DVD library available from reception and top of the range stereo.
The master bedroom features, as all luxury cottages in Scotland should,
a specially designed bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
· Superbly appointed fully equipped kitchen.
· Bright spacious lounge featuring open fire, stone walls and balcony
with views over the mature woodland and fishing ponds.
· Master bedroom with 42” plasma TV complete with cinema
surround sound. French doors lead to a south facing sun deck with patio
furniture. ‘Tempur’ NASA designed double bed – featuring
a unique ‘body shape moulding’ mattress, providing you with
the best night’s sleep of your life!
· Luxurious bathroom with “Waterlily” Jacuzzi bath.
· Top of the range stereo/cd player with adjustable controls in
· Digital TV/ DVD.
Special occasions upgrade available on request (champagne, chocolates,
fresh flowers) – ask for details.
Oven, hob, hood, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer.
Pick the Bard’s Neuk for self catering luxury in Scotland
Bard’s Neuk Lodge sleeps six in three bedrooms
and is situated in a quiet corner of our small wooded development This
particular self catering lodge has been designed and furnished to an extremely
high standard. Hoseasons Holidays rated this property as "one of
the best they have ever seen" (Calum Sutherland - Area Inspector
Feb. '99). Towels and bed linen are provided.
Entrance Hall and Ground Floor:
· Entrance hall, stairs to lower ground floor and stairs to first
· Master double bedroom with kingsize four poster bed en-suite
bathroom/wc and shower cubicle.
· Utility room and integral drive-in garage.
Lower Ground Floor:
· Double bedroom with queensize bed.
· En-suite shower room/wc.
· Bathroom with power shower.
· Spacious open plan living room with wood burning stove.
· Pipers gallery and patio doors to balcony
· Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom/wc
· Stairs to uppermost level.
· Modern fully equipped kitchen and large open-plan dining area.
Opened in July 2007, these two superior lodges both sleep up to
10 people each. Each comprises five bedrooms, all en-suite, that
can be either doubles or twins, and each room is decorated to a very high
standard with Wi-Fi capabilities.
The living space is large, comfortable and enjoys gorgeous views across
Kingennie Golf course.
These lodges are most suitable for families, group holidays or corporate
events. Primarily built as a state of the art corporate retreat and training/development
centre in Angus, Kingennie Court, also known as ‘corporate Kingennie’,
should be at the top of your list if you are planning to take your company
or other group on a residential team building corporate exercise in Scotland.
The centre offers everything – business training, superb lodge accommodation,
Scotland’s stunning countryside and wonderful on-site facilities
to help your team relax and have fun – and it’s only five
miles from the centre of Dundee.
Lodge facilities at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort
With such a variety of accommodation choices, endless leisure activities,
an on-site restaurant and bar, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort is the
perfect venue for group and family self catering holidays in Scotland.
It’s also ideal for special celebrations, from hen and stag weekends
to rambling groups and golfing parties.
We are happy to prepare individual packages to suit any group and organise
all accommodation, activities and entertainments. All facilities including
the Waterside Restaurant and the Inglesmaldie Suite are available for
private or partial hire.
We are very experienced at accommodating, catering for, and entertaining
visiting groups. What groups really enjoy here is the fact that we treat
each member as an individual as well as part of a group.
So if you are organising group travel, or group holidays and short breaks
to Scotland, then look no further – our self catering holidays are
what you’re after.
Forbes of Kingennie Lodges make a truly great destination in
which to spend your family holiday, so relax and look forward to your
next family vacation with our specially-selected child-friendly
accommodation, tons of grassy areas for children to play on,
plus great events to visit, and activities for the whole family to enjoy,
both on site and locally. We’ll do all the hard work so you don’t
Kingennie is also a superb base for motorbiking and car touring –
motorbike clubs, touring car clubs and classic car clubs visit us regularly.
Enjoy some sensational 'big country' touring.
Kingennie Country House:
The Country House is set at the heart of the Forbes of Kingennie estate
with timber-decked balconies and terraces overlooking the fishing ponds
and beautiful Angus countryside.
Within the Country House resides the spacious Waterside Restaurant,
which serves a wide range of mouth-watering fresh local produce and good
old fashioned home baking daily.
The centrepiece of the restaurant is a stunning two-pool freshwater aquarium,
which contains five species of trout along with carp, roach and bream
and is a great source of information and enjoyment for children and budding
The new Cairn o' Mount Bar is open 7 days, situated beside the Waterside
Restaurant, serving a wide range of beers, spirits and snacks.
The Inglesmaldie function suite and Macnabs bar, which have been tastefully
decorated in a contemporary Scottish style, also form part of the Country
They form an idyllic location for a romantic wedding
or a corporate function and we will take care of all the arrangements
to ensure you thoroughly enjoy the experience. Naturally our woodland
lodges provide the very best in guest accommodation too for your wedding
or private residential corporate event, function or celebration.
There is something for everyone at this luxury retreat for couples, families
and friends. The luxury country house in Scotland is merely the focal
point of this exclusive and secluded woodland paradise.
Get lost in our maze, spend some time on the Cairngorms putting green
and see why this is such a popular luxury retreat for couples.
Making the most of your self catering holiday in Scotland
Naturally, here at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort in Scotland, self
catering holidays and breaks at our woodland and waterside lodges afford
you the option to cook at your lodge, or alternatively eat out in one
of the many local restaurants.
The superb kitchens in all our self catering holiday lodges are fully
equipped with all utensils, crockery and appliances – including
dishwasher and clothes washing machine/dryer.
Cleaning & Servicing:
All lodges and holiday cottages are professionally cleaned thoroughly
between lets and are continuously maintained to the highest standards
as you would expect. In order not to intrude and let you enjoy the privacy
and tranquility of your stay at Forbes of Kingennie Lodges, we do not
service the lodges during your stay.
However, our reception is always on hand for you to report any problems
or extra comforts you may require during your stay as it is important
that we know these to maximise guest satisfaction, comfort and welfare,
and to assist with our maintenance programme.
We would respectfully ask that all lodge tenants ensure that they endeavour
to keep the holiday cottages in pristine condition during their stay and,
on departure, ensure that, as far as possible, the accommodation is left
clean and tidy.
Located as we are in a peaceful secluded country location, for essential
shopping the obvious choice is the city of Dundee, only 5 miles away,
where you can stock up with all the usual day-to-day food, drink, cooking,
housekeeping and other requirements very easily as all the main supermarkets
and stores are represented there, all with substantial free on-site parking
and disabled facilities.
Stop awhile to explore Dundee city centre where shopping in the magnificent
glass-fronted Overgate shopping centre must be close to shopping heaven,
with a major department store and a wealth of well-known outlets for adult
and children's clothing, together with music and specialist shops.
The pedestrianised High Street leads neatly from the Overgate to the Murraygate
and Wellgate shopping centres, which have more department stores and retailers
to suit all interests. Look out for City Quay, on the Dundee waterfront,
where factory outlets aim to guarantee designer labels at low prices.
Throughout the year, shopping in Dundee City centre takes on a European
flavour, with Continental Markets in June and December. Stallholders bring
their produce from Germany, France and Italy. Ever-popular Farmers' Markets
run both in Dundee and around Angus.
However, while you are enjoying a self catering holiday or short break
with us, do also try a different dimension in shopping by visiting some
of Angus' rural towns like Forfar, Kirriemuir or Arbroath – or get
out and about in rural Angus and neighbouring Tayside and explore the
work of talented and gifted craftspeople in small craft studios and workshops.
Forbes of Kingennie Lodges have much to offer visitors of all ages, whether
looking for pure relaxation or activity-packed holidays in Scotland. We
are the ideal touring base, being virtually at the geographical ‘hub’
of Scotland in Angus near Dundee and Tayside, with the most extraordinary
variety of wonderful scenery on our doorstep.
Angus is a superb location for fantastic Highland and east coast touring.
Breathtaking scenery, majestic mountains not far away, the stunning Angus
Glens, imposing castles and an abundance of wildlife will make your stay
unforgettable. Perthshire – ‘all of Scotland’ –
is less than an hour away.
The area provides a wealth of outdoor activities and leisure facilities,
including some of the best walking, golf, fishing, boating and riding
anywhere in Scotland – and sensational adventure and water sports.
There are many places of historical and archaeological interest to visit,
a wide range of cultural experiences and excellent local cuisine to enjoy.
And it’s an ideal base for touring, only 2 hours’ drive from
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen, as well as being just 6 miles
At many times of the year, Forbes of Kingennie Lodges are available for
short let, making our accommodation an outstanding destination base for
rewarding self catering short breaks, weekend breaks and leisure breaks
in stunning Highland Perthshire.
And for those looking for a leisurely 'time snack’, the area is
tailor-made for long, leisurely, easy walks and some great pony trekking
– and is an art lover's and photographer's paradise. See, smell,
taste and feel the magic of this beautiful unspoilt area.
Picnic by loch sides, or on the hillsides and mountain tops.
We supply excellent picnic and packed lunches.
Enjoy a leisurely game of golf, unhurried and not hassled by the queues
and 5 hour rounds characteristic of many golf courses these days. Clear
light, pure air and a timeless, almost therapeutic, atmosphere of peace,
serenity and tranquillity reign here.
Or simply laze around in the resort for a while, meeting new friends,
renewing auld acquaintances or enjoying a good book. Or for heritage lovers,
peek back into history and recapture, if only momentarily, the events
of the past in a part of Scotland which captivated the historic figures
who made Scotland great.
Other great on-site leisure includes our maze, children’s playpark
– and our famous Cairngorms Putting Green.
The Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort is situated on a stunning lochside
location in beautiful Angus countryside on Scotland's picturesque East
coast just a few miles from the city of Dundee, ‘City of Discovery’
– with world famous Carnoustie Golf Links nearby too. Dundee has
the largest indoor shopping centre on the east coast of Scotland.
Situated minutes away from the A92, on-site facilities include restaurant,
bar, trout fishing, golf course, putting, maze, playpark and three-pool
Kingennie is just six miles by road from Dundee which is itself well connected
by road, rail and air. Major road networks link the city to Aberdeen (65
miles), Perth (23 miles), Edinburgh (62 miles) and Glasgow (82 miles).
Dundee airport offers direct flights to London City Airport.
Golfing enthusiasts could scarcely pick a more ideal location, with world
famous golf courses nearby at Carnoustie and St Andrews and over 30 quality
golf courses within an hour’s drive.
And the estate is less than an hour's drive from the superlative Angus
Glens for those who want to enjoy some of the best hillwalking in Scotland.
Forbes of Kingennie is secluded enough to be a rural retreat and yet close
enough to towns, cities and motorways that the entire country is accessible.
Scotland has many treasures beyond the picture postcard image of rolling
hills and heather, and the picturesque east coast contains many sites
of historical importance well worth a visit.
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