Kingennie Luxury Self Catering Lodge Accommodation
“The complete Scottish Golf and Fishing Holiday Resort experience, Luxury Lodges for the Family with discounted Golf and Fishing”
Welcome to Forbes of Kingennie Country Golf and Fishing Holiday resort. Kingennie Lodges are superlative Luxury Self Catering Holiday Lodge Accommodation in Angus country in the East of Scotland, just 6 miles from Dundee. Kingennie Golf and Fishing Holiday resort offers the total holiday resorts experience, with a superb Golf Course an inspired putting green, Fishing Ponds, creative walkway mazes and Bar Restaurant facilities.
These Luxury holiday are fully equipped to the meet the needs of discerning visitor, whether on a short or long stay. In idyllic woodland loch side locations with balcony, patio area and barbecue space – with spectacular views over the rolling hills and landscapes of beautiful Angus country.
- Luxury Lodges, Detached Sleeps 4, 5 and 6, Holiday Resort Location, Countryside Views, Fridge / Freezer, Washing / Dryer, Car Parking, TV / DVD, WIFI, Central Heating, BBQ area, Spa Bathrooms,Gardens, Disabled Friendly, Bars / Restaurant on site, Fishing Ponds, Golf Course, Pet’s Welcome, All Bedding and Towels.
The Complete Family resort
Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort is just perfect for family holidays and leisure breaks in the highlands of Scotland. Relax and look forward to your next family vacation or leisure break in Scotland with our specially-selected child-friendly accommodation, tons of grassy areas for children to play, plus great events to visit, and activities to enjoy, both on site and locally, which we can help arrange for the whole family.
“We’ll do all the hard work so you don’t have to” We offer a safe, peaceful environment for your children to enjoy, have fun, make new friends and have a really good time. And most of our local activity providers offer great family programs and activities suitable for children, again in safe secure, professionally supervised environments. Children can learn to fish, play lovely golf courses ideal for the budding Tiger Woods – and the area is rich in superb activity centres great for families.
A truly great destination in which to spend your family holiday. Exciting and fun outdoor activity holidays for the whole family to enjoy based in beautiful surroundings. We offer a safe, peaceful environment here for your children to enjoy, have fun, make new friends and have a really good time.
Kingennie Golf Course
Welcome to Kingennie Golf Course at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort – an exciting new addition to the wonderful golf courses in Angus in the east of Scotland, providing a new dimension to golf breaks, family golf, ladies golf, golf outings and corporate and society golf days and breaks in Scotland.
Kingennie golf course, opened in summer 2007, which surrounds the Forbes of Kingennie Estate, has been designed to be a challenge for all levels of golfer. Beautiful panoramic views of the Tay Estuary and St Andrews beyond give this course a wide open but don’t let this fool you – each hole will test your shot making ability.
To complement the golf course a Driving Range with Target Golf and an 18-hole putting green also built to USGA standards is available. The amenities at Kingennie are of a very high standard, so if you visit the course as part of a golfing break or longer golf holiday you certainly won’t be disappointed. Superb hospitality awaits at Kingennie Country House, and our stunning luxury woodland lodges provide the perfect accommodation for residential golf breaks and holidays.
This new 9 hole course with stunning views of the Kingennie Estate and down to Carnoustie is a true test for all golfers. Although not particularly long this is a risk and reward course – if you are prepared to give it a go you will score well. Kingennie golf course is a new arrival in the world of Scottish golf, and is sure to impress discerning golfers looking for a fresh challenge.
“We have had really positive feedback from everyone who has played here,” says head greenkeeper Gregor Norrie, who took up the top job at Kingennie after working at Gleneagles for four years.
The Cairngorms Putting Green
The Cairngorms Putting Green has been designed to emulate the actual Cairngorms Mountain Range right in the heart of Scotland. Although a test for even the most seasoned golfer, it is also there to help educate, children, visitors and locals alike.
Five of Scotland’s nine 4000 ft summits lie within the range, plus a further nine mountains higher than 3,500ft and four more exceeding 3000ft.
There are also two lochs, Loch Avon, which lies at the base of the Cairngorm Munro itself, and Loch Einich, which lies at the base of the Sgor Goaith Munro. The USGA putting surface allows everybody to play up Glens, Corries, Passes and around Lochs that they may never normally have a chance to do.
“Where else can you climb 18 munros, walk 7 Glens and as many Corries, Passes and Valleys in under an hour”
Bar / Restaurant Food and Drink
“The ‘Waterside Restaurant & Cairn o’ Mount Bar are open every evening” Our superb restaurant one of the best in Angus and Dundee and bar have beautiful views of the countryside, making the ideal place for eating out, informal dining and family dining.
A warm welcome to all – day visitors and residents alike. Enjoy a fabulous meal in the Waterside Restaurant where a wide range of local produce and home baking is prepared offering you a mouth watering range of meals and snacks whilst overlooking stunning scenery.
We also cater for weddings, conferences, parties – and simply a quiet drink in the country. For those wanting something even more informal, enjoy delicious bar meals in our Cairn o’ Mount bar.
The centre-piece of the restaurant is a stunning two pool freshwater aquarium, which contains eight species of trout along with carp, roach and bream and is a great source of information and enjoyment for children and budding fishermen. Our lunch menu is served both in the restaurant and bar, the evening menu is served in the restaurant and the bar menu is served in the bar from 5pm.
Along with the golf course, putting green and fishery there is a well stocked fishing / golf shop, as well as woodland walks and children’s outdoor play area.
Kingennie fishing ponds
Kingennies Fishing Ponds were created and owned by former Scottish National Fly Fishing Champion Mike Forbes and are home to some of Scotland’s most famous trout and coarse fishing waters and provide excellent fishing for experts and beginners alike. Bait and fly-fishing is available on the four well stocked pools.
Kingennie hosted the Scottish National Coarse Fishing Championships in 2003 and attracts in the region of 10,000 anglers each year. The new facilities at Forbes of Kingennie will help more people enjoy the pleasures of angling whilst still maintaining the high standards set over the last nine years. Fishing lessons are available for adults and children. Please as us for further details.
Kingennie operates an ongoing competition, which allows anglers the opportunity to win a cash prize. To enter the competition each angler is invited to put 50 pence into the ‘fish pot’. The first person to catch the tagged fish wins the ‘fish pot’, which could be up to several hundred pounds.
Clubs, Corporate days and tuition are all most welcome at Kingennie. And for superlative fishing breaks and holidays in Scotland, look no further. Enjoy stunning self catering accommodation in our luxury lochside fishing lodges, and great hospitality and mouthwatering cuisine daily at our fully licenced Country House (formerly the Boathouse) which also features an comprehensive fishing tackle shop.
Angus Thistle Maze
The Angus Thistle maze is the latest addition to the Forbes of Kingennie visitor centre.
•Maze Length is 1,120meters
•There are two types of beech used Copper(Fagus Sylvatica “Purpurea
•Latifolia”) and Green (Fagus Sylvatica)
•Path width 1.5meters
•MazeHedge Width 900mm
•Estimated number of beech plants used 3,736 of which around 456 are copper beech.
•There is a fun trail of question through out the maze which is a great test for any family. Each question is clearly marked with a picture and white background through out the maze. Questionaires can be picked up from the Spotmans entrance at anytime.
Weddings At Kingennie
Fulfil your dreams in the idyllic, fairy tale setting of Forbes of Kingennie. Weddings in Scotland are marriages made in heaven. Spectacular vistas – overwhelming in their beauty and serenity, shimmering sunsets, deafening silence. Romantic, exciting, atmospheric, evocative. Memorable Scottish weddings!
In the heart of Angus country, yet close to Dundee Forbes of Kingennie and its grounds offer the ultimate Scottish wedding venue. Here we provide that authentic and inspirational Scottish wedding experience which has attracted so many famous personalities to celebrate in this land.
Whether it’s a civil or religious Scottish wedding ceremony, a destination wedding or a renewal of vows, discover how a beautiful atmosphere, a luxury Scottish resort with an international reputation, and exceptional Scottish hospitality can transform your day into a thrilling, once in a lifetime experience. You will leave part of your heart here but take away memories and photographs for posterity.
Forbes of Kingennie country estate is the perfect place for the wedding of your dreams. The estate’s Country House and Woodland Lodges can provide everything a bride and groom would wish for from a wedding venue, including function suite with outstanding views, luxury guest accommodation and stunning ‘first night’ accommodation.
The Country House is an idyllic location for a waterside wedding, with the timber-decked balconies and terraces of the function suite overlooking the estate’s extensive fishing ponds. Beautiful landscaped grounds and the backdrop of the rolling countryside make for fantastic views, whilst inside the Inglesmaldie function suite and Macnab’s bar are decorated in a modern Scottish style. Couples choosing to marry at Forbes of Kingennie can expect a warm welcome and the best of attention from owners Mike and Gail Forbes and their experienced team.
Fantastic day Trips within a few hours of Kingennie
Beautiful Perthshire and Kinross
If you feel you need to get out and about to explore Angus and Perthshire a little, Perthshire to the West is one of the best holiday destinations in Scotland and the UK, choose from many more Golf courses, cycling / walking routes, hillwalking, angling and much more. The Key towns include Stirling, Perth, Crieff, Aberfeldy and Pitlochry and fantastic castles such as Balmoral and Braemar to stately homes such as Scone Palace.
Pitlochry and the Whisky
Well worth a visit and less than 60 minutes away lies Pitlochry and The Blair Atholl whisky distillery in Pitlochry was founded in 1798. In 1821 the post office was opened, later than in most Perthshire villages. In 1835 the MacNaughton family opened water powered wool mills which produced tweed cloth from raw wool. The first modern highland games took place in 1852. The combination of the forested hills, lochs & rivers and the coming of the railway in 1863 guaranteed Pitlochry’s success as a Victorian resort. In 1878 a Hydropathic resort opened. It possibly has a higher proportion of hotels and guest houses than any other town of comparable size. In 1947 the town became a burgh. Between 1947-50 an extensive hydro-electric scheme was built upstream of the town with the lowest dam and power station being that on the River Tummel at Pitlochry itself. In addition to the scenery and dam, there is the Festival Theatre built in 1981, 2 distilleries, nearby Blair Castle at Blair Atholl with summer horse trials, Killiecrankie (battle 1689) and a wide selection of tourist shops and restaurants. Just north of Pitlochry is the House of Bruar retail complex offering quality Scottish shopping on a grand scale.
Out and around Perthshire
Within an hours drive from Kingennie lies the dramatic Pass of Killiecrankie scene of the famous battle, with a visitor centre operated by the National Trust for Scotland and the falls of bruar near blair atholl…..Site of the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689 where the first shots in the Jacobite cause were fired. In Blair Atholl, see the white-turreted Blair Castle with its superb collections of paintings and armoury, then learn about more humble ways of life at the Atholl Country Collection, the Blair Atholl Mill, a working oatmeal mill, or at the Clan Donnachaidh Centre at Bruar. Emerging from the north end of Loch Garry, the River Garry flows southeast for 22 miles (35 km) through Atholl in highland Perth and Kinross before joining the Tummel 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Pitlochry. On its course through the Pass of Drumochter and on to the Pass of Killiecrankie, the river falls nearly 300m (1000 feet) and skirts the settlements of Calvine, Blair Atholl and Killiecrankie. Described by Queen Victoria as “very fine, rolling over large stones, and forming perpetual falls”, the principal tributaries of the Garry are the Edendon, Ender, Bruar, Tilt, Allt Girnaig and Errochtry. Nearby Moulin has a more ancient history. The Earl of Atholl granted Moulin Church to Dunfermline Abbey in 1180. In 1511 Moulin became a burgh of barony. The Kirk was rebuilt in 1613 and the Moulin Arms dates from 1695. In common with much of Perthshire.
The East Coast and it’s Beaches
Just a stones throw away lies Scotland’s East Coast……boasting some of the finest beaches and seaside resorts in the uk. It is well worth spending time touring this coastline, with its picturesque fishing villages and heritage centres like Montrose, Inverbervie and Stonehaven, with a sea aquarium and historic harbour. The North East coast is a Haven for wildlife you can often see dolphins, seals, otters, whales and falcons throughout the year. Roughly one half of its border consists of amazing coastline ranging from the awesomely rugged to the most wonderfully beautiful. The land border runs through tremendous countryside, craggy mountains and desolate moors all indicating the feast of wonder and enjoyment held within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Aberdeenshire is awash with history and historic buildings, Neolithic stone age circles, iron age pictish carved standing stones, vitrified forts and medieval castles and keeps.
Drumtochty Castle, Forest and Loch Saugh
An easy trip inland to the North West Lies Drumtochty Castle and coniferous Forest very popular with walkers and cyclists and has an amazing range of forest habitats, including mature 100 year old trees, dense young forest, and open wildlife ponds. Recreation facilities include long waymarked forest trails, shorter waymarked forest walks, and picnic areas.
Set in an idyllic location and surrounded by the superb Scottish countryside, the 19th Century Drumtochty Castle has been the perfect place for many memorable events over the years, hidden away in a wild woodland glen.
Stirling and Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park
To the West and an easy trip from Kingennie lies the Historic city of Stirling the centre of Scottish history, here you can visit Stirling castle and out with the locations of Scotland’s most famous battles of Bannockburn and Stirling bridge, signified by a highly recommended trip to the Wallace monument (William Wallace the Brave Heart)
A little further west lies Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park well known for the lovely Northern Lochs of Katrine and Tay, the idillic villages of Callander, Killin and Aberfeldy and of course the cascading “Falls of Dochart” Encompassing around 720 sq miles (1,865 sq km) of some of the finest scenery in Scotland and seems miles away from the bustle of city life, yet less than 2 hours from Kingennie Country Holiday Park.
Perthshires glorious gardens
You can also choose from Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park – Woodland walks and views across Perth to the Tay and beyond. Quarrymill Woodland Park – Outdoor activities north of Perth. Norie Miller Riverside Walk – Walk along the banks of the Tay through landscaped gardens. Perth Museum and Art Gallery – Gallery includes Scottish colourists. Rodney Gardens – Pleasant formal garden in the grounds of the Rodney Pavilion and close to the Norie Miller Riverside Walk. Bell’s Heather Garden – Garden devoted to Scotland’s ubiquitous shrub. Branklyn Garden – Wonderful two acres of arden owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The Fair Maid’s House – Home of the Catharine Glover, the Fair Maid of Perth.
Two miles south of Perth there is the 333 acre wood with magnificent views and plenty of wildlife. The Black Watch Regimental Museum – Tel : 01738-621281 Housed in Balhousie Castle, Perth. Perth Mart Visitors Centre – Tel : 01738-474170 Highland Farm Life Show and Animal Farm adjacent to the famous Perth Auction Market. Aberfeldy Water Mill- Mill Street, Aberfeldy. Tel : 01887 820803 A working water mill built in 1825. Cluny House Gardens – Cluny House, Aberfeldy. Woodland garden with many specimen trees, shrubs and rhododendrons. Caithness Glass – Tel : 01738-637373 Watch skilled glassmakers turn molten glass into handcrafted paperweights
Golf and Fishing Holiday Resort – Accommodation
Kingennie Luxury holiday lodges are fully equipped to the meet the needs of discerning visitors, whether on a short or long stay. In idyllic woodland loch side locations with balcony, patio area and barbecue space – with spectacular views over the rolling hills and landscapes of beautiful Angus country. 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 lodges, Leannan Boat house, or Kingennie Court. All of our lodges and houses are very high quality 4 star accommodation after complete refurbishment. All with great views and set in a haven of tranquility, guaranteed to revitalise the most world-weary guest.
Glen Isla Woodland lodges sleeping 4 people
There are four Glen Isla Woodland Lodges sleeping four people, situated in elevated positions, these lodges command fine views over the fishery and surrounding countryside. The Ground Floor comprises of Lounge with colour TV, Dining room, Fully fitted kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with all utensils, crockery and appliances – including dishwasher and clothes washing machine/dryer. First Floor Master double bedroom. Twin bedded bedroom. Bathroom with power shower. The master bedroom on the first floor has views over the surrounding Angus countryside. The twin bedroom overlooks the whole Kingennie Fishery site at tree top level. All the Glen Isla Lodges are centrally heated and have a private parking space. Bed linen and towels are provided. A cot and highchair are available upon request.
Glen Clova Woodland lodges sleeping up to 5 people
Glen Clova is specially adapted from the Glen Isla Lodge with full disabled facilities sleeping up 5 people, this lodge has a downstairs single bedroom with en suite shower room, suitable for people with mobility problems.
The Ground Floor also comprises of Lounge with colour TV. Dining room. Fully fitted kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with all utensils, crockery and appliances – including dishwasher and clothes washing machine / dryer. First Floor Master double bedroom, twin bedded bedroom. Bathroom with power shower. The master bedroom on the first floor has views over the surrounding Angus countryside. The twin bedroom overlooks the whole Kingennie Fishery site at tree top level. The Glen Clova Lodge is centrally heated and has a private parking space. Bed linen and towels are provided. A cot and highchair are available upon request.
Please be aware that a car is required to reach the Waterside Restaurant, as not all paths are suitable for wheel chairs. The Waterside Restaurant and Cairn o’ Mount Bar are fully accessible for wheelchair users. Please check with Lodge Administration that Glen Clova Lodge is suitable for your needs, and let us know if you require any extra support during your time with us.
Glen Logie Waterside lodges Sleeping up to 6 people
There are six Glen Logie family-sized lodges sleeping six in three bedrooms. Situated a short walk from the Country House and Restaurant, in waterside positions facing South overlooking the pools. These lodges have back balconies overlooking the 1st fairway of our golf course. These properties have been designed and furnished to an extremely high standard. Ground Floor / First floor Family-sized lodge with three bedrooms.
Downstairs Master bedroom with walk in wardrobe and en-suite Jacuzzi bathroom. Upstairs Twin Bedroom, Double bedroom, Bathroom and Lounge. Two private balconies off the main living area. The back balcony overlooks the 1st fairway Facilities include flat screen TV, DVD, stereo and digi box.
These lodges provide a high level of luxury, and no expense has been spared to equip them with the features which many of us would wish for in our own homes – these include quality wooden flooring throughout the upstairs lounge, dining area and fully integrated kitchen, emphasizing the spaciousness of the living accommodation. All bathrooms are tiled with quality Pilkington tiles and have under floor heating and heated towel rails.
Famous Scottish Castles
Within this region there are literally dozens of Castles to visit from Ballindalloch Castle near Aberlour on the river Spey to Balmoral a beautiful drive over the mountains to Royal Deeside where you are spoilt for choice with Drum, Crathes, Craigevar or castle Fraser. Between Forres and Nairn is Brodie and Cawdor Castles and to the east of Dufftown is the ruined Huntly castle and close to Turiff is Fyvie castle above with its 5 towers and 5 centuries of history, further a field castles such Balmoral, Braemar, Crathes and of course castle Urquhart on Loch Ness or cities such as, Elgin, Forres and Inverness are easily accessible.
Basic Scale of Weekly Hire Charges
2 Bedroom Woodland Lodges – Lowest Season Weeks from £457, Highest Season Weeks £765, Christmas / New Year POA
3 Bedroom Waterside Lodges – Lowest Season Weeks from £596, Highest Season Weeks £1100, Christmas / New Year POA
The hire charges include all Bedding, Towels, Heating, Electricity, discounted fishing.
Pets – yes clean well behaved Pets are welcome by prior arrangement only, a supplement of £50 per Pet per booking is usually required.