The Hideaway Experience

Owned by Caroline and Ross Millar


Your hosts are Caroline and Ross Millar, who live at Balkello Farm along with their teenage children Finlay and Sophie. Balkello Farm and neighbouring North Balluderon Farm are owned and farmed by the Millar family and are located at the foot of the Sidlaw Hills, five miles north of the City of Dundee on the east coast of Scotland. The Hideaways are surrounded by a variety of wildlife, growing crops, wide open spaces and breathtaking scenery.

Caroline and Ross worked and travelled throughout Australia and New Zealand between 1996 and 1998, and came across many unique, private Hideaways for couples, from the most basic drovers huts to the most luxurious five star suites. All the accommodation had one thing in common; it was designed specifically for couples and offered complete seclusion from the outside world, so you were able to only focus on each other.

With couples in mind The Hideaway Experience was born. In 2005 they renovated a traditional farm bothy into a luxury retreat, this is the original Hideaway, the Romantics.

In 2012 after much research and design development Caroline and Ross built two 5 star Eco Hideaways; The Honeymooners & The Dreamers. Then in 2018 from using feedback from a range of guests and researching the latest in renewable technology they build the latest addition; The Lovers.

Travels to a range of 4 and 5 star hotels in the UK and Europe for work and pleasure have provided all the inspiration required to create a chic boutique hotel suite in the countryside. Working with an innovative local architect, these ideas and dreams have been made a reality.


01382 320 707

Balkello Farm , By Dundee, DD3 0RA
4.5 miles from Dundee Airport
5 miles from Dundee rail and bus stations

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The Hideaway Experience

The Hideaway Experience is Scotland's "couples only" 5 star exclusive accommodation. No children, no groups, no stag parties just 5 star luxury lodges located at the foot of the Sidlaw Hills in Angus, just north of Dundee.

Four luxury lodges in total on a 650 acre farm, these Hideaway are set well apart from each other in beautiful rolling countryside and enjoy panoramic, south facing views. Designed for complete privacy, rest, relaxation and fun the luxury Hideaways have a layout and facilities of a luxury hotel suite.

Guests can enjoy a dedicated spa room, outside hot tub, sauna, modern kitchen with a range of gadgets and SMEG appliances, double sided fire, cocktail bar.

Guest can enjoy romantic walks or take a short journey into the City of Dundee for great restaurants, shops and nightlife.
We specialise in honeymoons, minimoons, wedding nights, marriage proposals, anniversaries and birthday celebrations.

What makes us special

We provide luxury accommodation exclusively for couples. We combine the best of a 5 star hotel with the best of 5 star self-catering.
Facilities with the wow factor in complete privacy and peace with a Hideaway with a hot tub where you can sit naked without a soul seeing you! All this but we are on hand should you need anything at all 24/7. We pride ourselves on a very warm welcome and a personal service throughout your stay.
No request is too big.

While you're here...

  • Nature walks around the farm or seasonal farm tour
  • Easy access to Dundee for nightlife 15 minutes drive
  • Beaches for romantic walks 40 minutes drive
  • Glamis Castle 20 minutes drive
  • Fantastic restaurants 15 minutes drive
  • Clay pigeon shooting, off road driving 10 minutes drive
  • Gin Experiences 20 minutes drive


  • Sauna
  • Roll top bath and double power shower
  • Bathrobes & towels
  • Private decking area with gas BBQ
  • Table & chairs, sun loungers & Hammock
  • Off-road secure parking
  • Underfloor heating
  • Free WiFi
  • Double sided real wood burning stove
  • iPod docking station & radio
  • 42 inch flat screen tv & DVD player and Sky TV
  • Hot Tub
  • Sonos speakers throughout
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Cocktail Bar

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