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Malinkey's But 'n' Ben AN-01170-F

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A warm welcome awaits
Newly refurbished kitchen, fully equipped so you can cook at home if you want to.
Plenty of space for your dogs to relax and enjoy some outdoor time in the private, enclosed garden

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
Malinkey's But 'n' Ben is a small cottage, off the beaten track up a quiet private road and within easy walking distance of Forfar town centre. Everything you require for a short break or a week long stay is available. Accommodation includes a bed-sitting room with double bed and comfortable seating area with 2 x 2 seater settees, a modern shower room and well-equiped kitchen. It's suitable for single travellers or couples and very dog friendly with an enclosed private garden laid mostly to lawn. A comfortable folding single bed is available for friends wanting to share a room, but not a bed! There is also an outside bistro set for you to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining. Off-street parking is available and your hosts are happy to help you get around with information and recommendations fo...Malinkey's But 'n' Ben is a small cottage, off the beaten track up a quiet private road and within easy walking distance of Forfar town centre. Everything you require for a short break or a week long stay is available. Accommodation includes a bed-sitting room with double bed and comfortable seating area with 2 x 2 seater settees, a modern shower room and well-equiped kitchen. It's suitable for single travellers or couples and very dog friendly with an enclosed private garden laid mostly to lawn. A comfortable folding single bed is available for friends wanting to share a room, but not a bed! There is also an outside bistro set for you to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining. Off-street parking is available and your hosts are happy to help you get around with information and recommendations for the local area. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: AN-01170-F
House Rules
Pet-friendlyNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Malinkey's But 'n' Ben is a small, cosy cottage situated on a private driveway, next door to the owners and close to the neighbours. Please respect this situation by being considerate of the local community during your stay. If your dog is coming with you on your holiday please don't leave them unattended in the cottage for long periods of time.
Bedrooms
1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Maura L
Hosting since January 2020
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live just next door, and are happy to help with local information and recommendations whenever you require it. But we also won't disturb your holiday time unless you need us, you just need to ask.

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Reviews (24)
elorac_99
elorac_99
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely But ‘n’ Ben
A lovely bed sit and the kitchen is a really good size with everything you need (if you want to cook) and it’s within walking distance to shops etc. would love to come back in the summertime and sit out in the lovely quiet garden
Visited May 2024
Written 7 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ray T
Ray T
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect little place.
An awesome little place that has everything you need. We used it a a wee base to drive out to see the local wildlife. We will be using it again. Thank you.
Visited March 2024
Written 2 April 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maura L
Maura L
Thank you so much. Glad you had a great stay and got to see some of the wonderful wildlife we have in Angus. Think you have seen more than we have! Looking forward to welcoming you all back again. 😊
Written 28 April 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fimbo
fimbo
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wish we could have stayed longer!
Myself and my wife stayed here for 3 nights, Friday to Monday at the end of May. We were in the area to watch our daughter play basketball in a tournament in Dundee - couldn't get a hotel there due to a music festival... and that turned out to be a good thing! This cottage was perfect for us! It was an easy 20 minute drive to the sports venue without having to go through Dundee - and with a Greggs on the way for breakfast! The cottage was very comfortable, plenty of space for two, great kitchen, lovely little garden, easy parking - everything was fantastic and the whole stay went very smoothly. Although we were mostly at the tournament, we found time to do a town trail walk round Forfar which was interesting and very pleasant. The cottage is only a short walk from shops etc - worth having a wander. We would have enjoyed spending more time staying here - would be great for a relaxing holiday! We'd never considered a holiday let before but on the basis of this experience, we will certainly be doing so again! If we're back that way, we'll definitely be checking whether this place is available :-)
Visited May 2023
Written 11 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

OnAir51388426323
OnAir51388426323
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely dog friendly But 'n' Ben
We recently spent three days at this lovely But 'n' Ben whilst visiting family in Forfar. The accommodation was exceptionally clean and well equipped, with everything you will need during your stay. The location was perfect with lots of great walks for our dog and it is within walking distance of Forfar town centre, where there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. There is also an enclosed private garden, excellent for dogs. Would highly recommend Malinkey's But 'n' Ben and we will definitely be retuning the next time we go to Forfar to visit family.
Visited March 2023
Written 24 March 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Brian E
Brian E
Cambridge, United Kingdom17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a find!
Lovely cottage, bigger inside than the pictures suggest. The kitchen is well equipped and the bed-sitting room is very comfortable. Maura and Keith are next door, but unintrusive. They have three beautiful Irish Wolfhounds, that are the biggest, gentlest, dogs you could hope to meet! The location is absolutely perfect, a five minute walk takes you to centre of town where there's a number of places to eat and some really good shops. Another five minute walk takes you to Forfar loch, where there's a very easy route to follow round, takes about one hour at most, excellent for dogs.
Visited January 2023
Written 3 February 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Norman
Norman
Airth, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Malinkey Cottage
Great hosts and very clean,comfortable cottage. Bed was very comfortable and dogs loved enclosed garden. Lots of great parks and country parks in the area. Spent 4 days there but could happily have stayed longer. Thoroughly recommended.
Visited September 2022
Written 18 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

suziebloo
suziebloo
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cosy, peaceful, dog friendly...
My home town but I'm getting too old to be staying in a relative's spare room when I visit and this is the perfect base for when I'm in town. I can bring the OH and the dog! Nowhere in Forfar is too far to walk but the but n ben (although much more than that) is perfect for travelling to Glamis, Kirriemuir, Arbroath, Brechin or Dundee. If you're a hillwalker or keen cyclists, park up your vehicle and leave it until it's time to leave. West End bar, a short stroll and well behaved dogs are welcomed. Full sized kitchen with all the required equipment, although Forfar has many, many takeaways. Easy to use shower, with piping hot water. All towels provided. A small double but easily one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Perfect for a dog. Treats and clean bedding provided. Secure garden. Maura and Keith are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. Especially when I left my phone charger. Thank you for posting it off to me so swiftly Maura 😊
Visited June 2022
Written 13 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Susan48_8
Susan48_8
Bathgate, United Kingdom30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic stay
This is our third time staying here. Perfect for our needs while visiting friends in the area. Fully contained But n Ben within walking distance of Forfar high street. Owners are a lovely and helpful couple who are next door if you need anything. Garden is gorgeous with a seating area which we used this time as the weather was kind to us! Looking to go back again in September, can’t wait!
Visited June 2022
Written 11 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lianne W
Lianne W
Perth, United Kingdom29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolute Gem
Stayed here with my grown up daughter and my dog Larry. The cottage is absolutely terrific and has everything you need and I mean everything! Possibly the best equipped accommodation I have ever stayed in. Bed was to die for! Daughter stayed on the guest bed. Met the hosts briefly and they seemed lovely. Good location too! Totally recommend this property. Oh and the garden was a plus! Loved it
Visited May 2022
Written 20 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maura L
Maura L
Thank you so much for your lovely review. So pleased you all enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you all back again soon. 🙂
Written 9 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer Dundee
Jennifer Dundee
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Malinkey's but n Ben, Forfar
Lovely cottage apartment. Everything there you could need. Will definitely be going again. The owners are next door if you need help but don't bother you at all. Lovely garden too.
Visited April 2022
Written 25 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports

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Map
Getting there
Dyce Airport
75.7 km

Dundee Airport
22.1 km
Restaurants
Jeet Indian Restaurant
9 min

The Castle Club
9 min

Tiffins
7 min

The Glamis Corner Shop and Cafe
14 min
Attractions
Bar 10
8 minWine Bars

Meffan Museum and Art Gallery
6 minArt Galleries

Balmashanner Hill
13 minHiking Trails

Glen Doll
7 minScenic Walking Areas
About the neighbourhood
Forfar town centre is just a 5 minute walk away, there are many bars, restaurants, shops, and takeaways. Forfar Loch Country Park is under 10 minutes walk away, there is a 4.5km circular walking route, a pitch and putt course and a small carzy golf. Angus hills for walking, approximately 1 hr drive away Glorious, golden sandy beaches approximately 30 minute drive away - and there are many to choose from.
Getting around
Malinkey's But 'n' Ben is located just a short walk from Forfar Town Centre. Forfar is well served by local buses linking to all the nearby Angus towns as well as Dundee. Dundee has a large bus station and a train station for forward travel to many destinations. Edinburgh and Glasgow are popular for shopping and many tourist attractions. A car isn't necessary but can be handy if you want to get up into the hills or out to any of the many beautiful beaches the Angus coast has to offer.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
We are situated within 90 minutes from Aberdeen and Edinburgh airports. The drive from Edinburgh airport is particularly straight-forward. Dundee is only 30 minutes away and also has a small airport, a busy train station and the bus station provides plenty of options for buses connecting Dundee, Forfar and the surrounding towns.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Malinkey's But 'n' Ben AN-01170-F

Malinkey's But 'n' Ben AN-01170-F is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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