Brawliemuir Holiday Cottages
This is one of the finest examples of a water-powered meal mill in North East Scotland. Through out the summer visitors can have a look round the mill buildings, enjoy a drink and a light snack in the café and there is a wonderful woodland walk too.
In the fishing village of Gourdon you can buy fresh fish at the harbour and arrange deep sea fishing and seal and dolphin watching trips. If you have walked from Johnshaven you may be ready for a drink in the Harbour Bar on West Quay!
The village is an ancient royal burgh dating back to 1342 when King David granted the village a charter for the hospitality shown him by the villagers. Little of the past remains except Hall Green castle at the end of King David drive but it is closed to visitors. The designer of the famous tea clipper the Cutty Sark, Hercules Linton, was born here. Here you will find the local shops, post office, doctors surgery, sports centre and a choice of pubs most of which serve food, and the famous “Bervie Chipper” fish and chip restaurant and take away.
The village is perched on a long wedge-shaped bluff above a rocky bay with its little harbour. The village boasts a nice pub and restaurant, the Creel Inn, which is well known for its sea food. Due to its remoteness Catterline was once a favourite resort of smugglers back in the 18th century. Look back south along the coast and you will see Todhead lighthouse which has been warning ships since 1897. Unfortunately it is now closed to the public.
Brawliemuir Farm, Johnshaven, Montrose, Angus DD10 0HY
Tel: +44(0)1561 362453, Mobile: +44(0)7876 751959,
Just a few miles north of Catterline lie the ruins of the village of Crawton. Its claim to fame today is the spectacular sea-bird colony and its towering home Fowlsheugh cliffs, which can be visited on foot or by sea. This area is well worth a visit in the nesting season when many thousands of all kinds of sea birds including puffins nest on the rock face.
Most people come to St Cyrus today to visit the wonderful beach and nature reserve: