Bed and Breakfast

Angus Country House bed and breakfast accommodation
- with optional dinner - near Brechin and Arbroath
between the rivers North Esk and South Esk
East coast Scotland, Wi-fi access

Newtonmill House
Wellingtonia and Newtonmill House Location map

Newtonmill House
near Brechin

Aberdeen 35 minutes
Dundee 25 mins
Carnoustie 30 mins
St Andrews 45 mins

Georgian country house and garden

Bed and breakfast
with optional supper or dinner

Sitting room

Comfortable Sitting Room with an open log fire.

Newtonmill House is Rose and Stephen Rickman's family home where they warmly welcome guests to stay for bed and breakfast.

Surrounded by mature trees, gardens and rolling farmland a few minutes' drive from the main A90 road between Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen, it is an ideal and central place to stay for visiting Central and Eastern Scotland, convenient for some of the best golf courses, as well as country houses, castles, gardens, picturesque fishing villages and the romantic hidden glens of Angus.

But it's not only practical to stay here but aesthetically rewarding too! The handsomely proportioned house was built in 1760 and seems to exist in a perfectly balanced relationship with its extensive garden laid out in front. Divided by paths and hedges, with a central axis flanked by old-fashioned herbacious borders (photograph, top) its formal garden quadrants contain an abundance of roses, peonies, fruit and fruit trees, all kinds of vegetables - and 27 varieties of potato.

The traditional walled garden, Rose's passion, is occasionally open for charity. The Queen Mother was a regular visitor, Glamis Castle is only 20 minutes away and some of the plants originally came as gifts from her, from her garden at the Castle of Mey. When you stroll past the rows of healthy delicious-looking fruit and vegetables you can see why Rose, who is a Cordon Blue trained cook, is so keen on good food and offers her guests optional dinner or supper with fresh ingredients straight from the garden.


View from the window

Th view from one of the bedroom windows of the Twin bedroom.

From the main bedroom windows you can see the four quadrants of the formal garden. Newtonmill House is set in 25 acres of grounds which you are welcome to explore - perhaps an early morning walk before breakfast? Apart from the main formal garden there are other areas of lawn with mature trees, shrubs and secret places to discover, including an old Doo'cot (with resident doves).

Below left and right;
Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite.

The bathroom has a bath, shower over, basin and wc.

The bedroom has a tea and coffee tray.

If you would like to watch television, there is one downstairs in the Sitting Room (above right)

Twin  Bedroom Bathroom
View from the window

The window of the Double bedroom.

The window has a view over a small courtyard to the side of the house.

Below left and right;
Double bedroom with private bathroom just a step away.

The bathroom has a bath, shower over, basin and wc.

Like the other bedroom the Double bedroom has a tea and coffee tray.

Double Bedroom Bathroom


Dining Room

Right; Breakfast is served in the dining room.

Rose makes a delicious breakfast of stewed fruit from the garden, organic eggs from Rose's hens, traditional over-night porridge with cream and brown sugar (on request), Greek yoghurt, cereals, toast from home made bread, home-made marmalade, local Glen Lethnot heather honey in the comb, tea and coffee.

Also Rose's specialities such as Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine, and smoked haddock, kippers and the local delicacy, Arbroath smokies. If you would like to try any of these please ask her in advance - she doesn't keep these in the freezer: such things are always fresh!

Stephen, by the way, is very good at breakfast-time weather forecasts.

Optional supper or dinner:

Grapes in the greenhouse

Grapes ripening in the greenhouse.

Newtonmill House is self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables. Other ingredients such as fish and game are sourced locally where possible. Depending on the season you might find an Edzell Blue or a Highland Burgundy Red on your plate, or one of the other 25 varieties of red, blue, black and white potatoes from the kitchen garden.

Example four course dinner:

Example two course supper:


The end of the garden path

Our rooms range from £55-£60 per person B+B, and a from £15 single person supplement may be charged. We do not take credit cards.

Supper/Dinner is from £30-£36 per person. Please bring your own wine.

Special offers may sometimes be available, and depend on length of stay and the season.

Newtonmill is suitable for children over 10.

W-fi access is available in all guest bedrooms.

Well-behaved dogs sometimes accepted by prior arrangement only.

To enquire or to book:

Please contact:
Rose and Stephen Rickman

Newtonmill House
Scotland, UK.

Tel: 01356 622533
Mobile: 07793 169482
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1356 622533
Mobile: 44 7793 169482

Please tell Rose and Stephen you found Newtonmill House through About Scotland!

Map of the area:

Map of the area

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