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Dundee, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Our stay was strange. Very, very strange which is great if you go to a haunted house, not so good if you are staying in a B & B. The owner is abrupt and aggressive and our stay just reminds us why chains do so well in the UK, staying a chain normally guarantees you a standard of service regardless... More 

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balmashanner2015, Owner at Balmashanner Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Trip Advisor are still investigating this review but it has been posted by a driver who got a bit annoyed that I sounded my horn at him for taking his time at a green set of lights in a local town near me. They then drove up behind me at the next set of lights and proceeded to take a... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Enjoyed a superb stay with Robert at his delightful and very comfortable rural property. He accommodated 6 adults with tremendous courtesy and generosity. The breakfasts were excellent and basically a faultless stay. We wholly recommend Balmashanner House as a great base for a visit to idyllic Forfar.

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balmashanner2015, Owner at Balmashanner Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Jock and to your family for this wonderful review and we are really glad that you all enjoyed your stay here at Balmashanner Forfar. You are welcome back anytime Robert & Marie More 

Forfar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We have regularly booked accommodation here for our staff and clients. Lovely country house with great views with clean spacious rooms. Breakfast served in the room at the breakfast table at the window. Hosts were friendly and accommodating. Recommend for business as well as a weekend away.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this bed and breakfast whilst on a work trip. Beautiful house very welcoming extremely clean with friendly people.Catered to my own personal needs breakfast brought up to my room every morning.Great value for money would highly recommend and would 100% return. No place better in Forfar that's better value for the quality service you receive... Thanks for a... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Lovely rural location but still only a 2min drive from Forfar. Large 18 century country house with nice views over the countryside. I booked a double room for extra space which had a TV, sofa and fridge. Breakfast was lovely which you have in your room at a breakfast table at the window. Recommend to anyone on business or for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I have delayed posting this review in hope that the landlord, would honour his word to return the money he owes to my employer, but as this seems increasingly unlikely and is perhaps endangering other guests, I don’t feel like I should wait any longer. My review of the Balmashanner Bed and Breakfast is from a brief visit there in... More 

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Stockton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Based in the rolling hills Quite (exept) for the owl And a little remote unless that's what your looking for Great hosts Only thing is sharing a bathroom - but I didn't have to wait or line up and clean

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balmashanner2015, Owner at Balmashanner Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Glad you found it peaceful and sorry about the resident owl. Appreciated that a hsraed bathroom is not everyone's choice. Thanks once again for your review Rob & Marie More 

New Cumnock, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

On arriving at this lovely countryside B&B we were greeted by the owners who were very friendly, knowledgeable about the local area and eager to make sure our stay was as lovely as possible. Breakfast is brought (within reason I imagine) whenever you request it for and catered to your tastes. The walks in the local area are lovely, the... More 

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Vif, France
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What a really wonderful place. The location could not be better, beautiful. How often have you woken up, looked out of the window and seen a Buzzard 8 meters away washing in the bird bath. Forfar as a small town is perfectly placed for a full week or a few days exploring locally with "Olde Masons Arms" real local, very... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Rob gave us a fantastic welcome and was able to accommodate our request for a late breakfast as we were out the night before. Unusually breakfast was served in the room, this was brilliant, Rob also suggested that our friends who were booked into two of the other rooms could join us for breakfast if they wanted to. The breakfast... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balmashanner House, an 18th-century country home, offers quality family Bed & Breakfast accommodation for tourists and business people on the outskirts of Forfar. Our beautiful but central location will suit leisure, business, anglers, walkers, cyclists, shooting, and wildlife guests alike. Keen golfers have access to the many golf courses including Carnoustie, St Andrews, and locally there is the Forfar, Arbroath, Montrose, Brechin, Edzell (discount vouchers available), Kirriemuir, Letham Grange Golf Clubs who accept day membership. Aberdeen is 45 minutes away, and Glasgow and Edinburgh are less than 2 hours drive. Local towns include Kirriemuir (home of JM Barrie - Author of Peter Pan), Dundee and Perth. We are only 8 miles from Glamis Castle. Locally there are plenty of amenities which are only 5 minutes from Balmashanner. All rooms share the bathroom and shower. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmashanner Bed and Breakfast

Address: Off Lour Road | Balmashanner House, Forfar DD8 2LE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Angus > Forfar
Price Range: $60 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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