Scottish coastal getaway in stunning location attracts international interest

Scottish coastal getaway in stunning location attracts international interest

A traditional Scottish bothy on the stunning Angus coastline with uninterrupted sea views is attracting intense interest from national and international buyers.

Boddin Bothy is on the market with agents Bell Ingram at offers over £75,000 and is generating interest from those looking for a secluded coastal getaway as a second home or holiday let.

Located on the coast just two miles south of Montrose, on a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the bothy once formed part of a salmon fishing station that dates back to the 1800s. The ruins of the station are still standing and are included in the sale.

The historical site is perfect for holidays exploring rocky shorelines and rockpools, enjoying wild coastal scenery and wildlife with exceptional sea views on the doorstep.

Ideal for keen walkers, the northern boundary of the bothy is located on a core path and is a popular route for visitors to the Boddin Lime Kilns, which lie just south of the site. In the other direction is the Elephant Rock, a naturally formed coastal arch of volcanic rock nestling in a steep, secluded bay that has been shaped by the elements and closely resembles the shape of an elephant’s head and truck.

If bird watching is top of the agenda, also close by is the Montrose Basin, an enclosed estuary of the river South Esk covering 750 hectares, home to over 80,000 migratory birds – including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers.

Although situated in a beautiful rural location, the bothy benefits from good access to Dundee, Aberdeen and beyond. Montrose and Arbroath have railway stations and are on the main east coast line with regular services north and to the south, including a sleeper service to London.

Agent Catherine Lawson comments: “With its exceptional location it is no wonder we have seen such great interest in Boddin Bothy from buyers far and wide looking for their own slice of the Scottish coastline.

“As Scotland continues to enjoy a tourism boom and staycations also on the rise, we are seeing interest from not only the local and national market but international buyers too. The site represents a great rural getaway as a second home, or an attractive business opportunity as a holiday let.

“We would encourage those interested to be quick off the mark to arrange a viewing.”

For more information or to arrange a viewing contact Malcolm Taylor on 01307 462516 or email / Catherine Lawson on 01307 462516 or email

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Catherine Lawson

Catherine Lawson

Senior Associate, MRICS FAAV
Rural Land Management
Tel: 01307 462 516

About: Catherine is a highly qualified RICS Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer working across Perthshire and Angus advising on all aspects of rural estate management, farm management, residential property management and lettings. She joined Bell Ingram in 2014 working in the Perth office before moving to the Forfar office in 2019. As a farmer’s daughter from Yorkshire and now living on a farm in Angus, along with a degree in rural tourism management, Catherine can offer assistance on a variety or rural matters. Interests: Lettings, Rural Land Management, Tourism

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    Article posted on 21/10/2020