Balmashanner House, a Grade B Listed 18th century country home, offering 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, dog lovers 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, Kirriemuir, Letham Grange Golf Clubs who accept day membership, there is also a golf driving range only a 10 minute drive from us.

There are lots of open spaces to walk your dogs adjacent to the property.

We are only 30 minutes away from Guthrie Castle, 15 minutes from Kinnettles House if you are attending a wedding or function, and only 15 minutes away from Glamis Castle.

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. Locally there are plenty of amenities which are only 5 minutes from Balmashanner.

We accept dogs for a small overnight charge of £5.00 per animal, please advise at the time of booking.

Children welcome, up to 18 months old FREE all other children up to the age of 14 please email for costs.


Comfortable B&B in beautiful surroundings

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Balmashanner and had an excellent break. We were in the King sized room which had a large bed together with a very comfortable sofa and a table and chairs at which Robert brought us an excellent breakfast every morning. ...Robert could not have been more pleasant, helpful, and hospitable and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit - and will almost certainly be returning.
Ken A
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Superb Hospitality and Value

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.
Jock S
Oxford, United Kingdom

6 night stay best value for money….

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 lovely stay.
London, United Kingdom

Amazing location, friendly owners and brill for relaxing

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. ...The walks in the local area are lovely, the rooms are very comfortable and tastefully decorated too. Just the ticket for relaxing! ...And let's face it, when was the last time you woke up to a view of fields as far as the eye can see? We will be back.
New Cumnock, United Kingdom

Balmashanner – Forfar

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. ...This is an older farmhouse looked after perfectly without spoiling its charm. All facilities you need are there and are clean. The owner is a great guy, very relaxed, very helpful and very keen for you to enjoy your stay. ...Would I recommend it to family & friends - absolutely, will I go back again - absolutely, though maybe for the whole week not only 3 nights!
Andy J
Vif, France

Lovely B&B

Great B&B in beautiful surroundings. Really loved how the rooms are furnished and decorated and the view from our room was fantastic.
Great breakfast served in the room looking out over the green fields. Rob the owner was more than helpful.
Had a fantastic time, thank you!
London, United Kingdom

Balmashanner B and B

Fantastic Bed and Breakfast. Very friendly welcome, and the accommodation had everything anyone could wish for.
Rob could not do enough for us, and the breakfast was fantastic.
Lovely quiet spot and beautiful views. Lots of space in the room, and a beautiful peaceful breakfast in the room.
Mary W
Sheffield, United Kingdom