Angus has always been the little-known neighbour to the more visited Perthshire and Aberdeenshire and so has not had the attention that it deserves. The towns are welcoming and traditional and the scenery dramatic yet accessible.

There is something to suit everyone in the area, from the ruined splendour of Edzell and Dunnottar Castles to boating trips from Arbroath harbour on fishing or lighthouse adventures. You could explore the gorgeous tree-filled Angus glens or try your hand at surfing on Lunan Bay followed by a warming café stop on the beach to and finish with buying fresh farm foods.

Montrose, Brechin, Forfar, Arbroath and Kirriemuir are pretty and distinctive, unspoiled towns with good restaurants and independent shops. For those wanting a bit of culture Dundee is close and features the new V&A museum which is receiving so much attention. There is also a great repertory theatre, the Verdant works and the McManus gallery. Aberdeen is also less than one hour away.

The Caledonian Steam railway passes close to the castle and is a great trip for train enthusiasts and children. For those with a keen interest in the historical, Glamis Castle, Edzell Castle and the House of Dun are within easy striking distance. A bit further afield are the great castles of Aberdeenshire including Dunottar, set in spectacular fashion on the cliffs and the better known Balmoral and Crathes.

Hiking, riding and bicycling trails can be found nearby and we have prepared a file of everything you would wish to do in both apartments.