Lark Cottage provides the perfect location to explore the hidden gems of Scotland's east coast.  Nestled in the peaceful rolling Sidlaw Hills on the Angus border near the tiny hamlet of Lundie, yet only a 20 minute drive from Dundee or 30 minutes to Perth, you really are close to everything you need.


Lundie is a parish and small settlement in Angus, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Dundee, situated at the head of the Dighty valley in the Sidlaws off the A923 Dundee to Coupar Angus road. The name Lundie probably derives from the Gaelic "lunnd" or "lunndann", meaning "little marsh", although "lon dubh" ("black marsh" or even "linn dei" ("water of God") have also been proposed. During the reign of King David II (1329-1371) John Iles was created the Baron of Lundie which has passed through many incumbents. 

Lundie is notable for being the burial place of Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan. The churchyard of Lundie church contains an Abraham and Isaac stone. Although the church is an ancient foundation, it was drastically restored in 1847. Nearby Lundie Crags (353 m, OS reference NO 282 378) are a popular walking destination.


The nearest city, set on the banks of the River Tay is only 20 minutes drive away. If you feel adventurous, you can take a 30 minute walk to the nearest bus stop. Boasting two universities and the recently opened V&A, Dundee is a city worth exploring. With a proud industrial past of ship building, jute processing, jam making and journalism, there is certainly a lot to see. The busy Overgate shopping centre has large stores whilst the more cultural west end offers a smaller niche experience.

Historic Sites

You don't have to travel far to find some fascinating historic sites. At just over 12 miles is Glamis Castle, birthplace of the Queen Mother. A guided tour is a must see. Other sites less than an hour away are Scone Palace, Arbroath Abbey, Falkland Palace and the home of Golf itself - St. Andrews. The larger cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen are all just over an hour away. If you don't fancy driving, there are regular trains from Dundee's mainline rail station connecting you throughout Scotland.


The Angus hills and countryside are breathtaking in their beauty. Just step outside your door at Lark Cottage and start your walking adventure. There are many other coastal or countryside walks just a short distance away too.  Why not explore the Cateran Trail from nearby Blairgowrie or travel a little further to explore the Angus Glens of Clova or Doll.  If you are in the mood for serious walking or even skiing, then then Glenshee or the Cairgorms are easily accessible.