The Hideaway Experience

Owned by Caroline and Ross Millar


Your hosts are Caroline and Ross Millar, who live at Balkello Farm along with 9 year old Finlay and 6 year old 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 hut in the Southern Alps of New Zealand to the most luxurious five star suites hidden away in the tropical palms of Cairns in Queensland. All the accommodation had one thing in common; it was designed specifically for couples and offered
In 2005 a traditional farm bothy was renovated and opened as The Hideaway, a luxury Scottish retreat for couples. This original Hideaway, the Romantics' has just been upgraded in summer 2012.

In 2007 Caroline and Ross began researching and designing the ultimate 5 star Eco Hideaway for couples, using feedback from a range of guests and researching the latest in renewable technology. 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

Three luxury eco Hideaways designed for couples to enjoy romance, privacy and pampering. The Hideaways are located separately from one another in beautiful countryside with wide open views, ensuring guests can enjoy complete privacy.
Our couples come to recharge themselves and their relationship or just to celebrate a special occasion such as an engagement, honeymoon, mini moon, birthday or anniversary. We offer a range of Hideaway Experiences such as massage, food and drink and nights out to make your stay a very memorable experience.

What makes us special

The Hideaway Experience won best regional self service accommodation at the 2013 Thistle Awards and has a 97% Trip Advisor star rating. The Hideaway Experience also won Most Enterprising Business at the 2014 Women Ahead Awards.

Hideaway Experiences bring the best of local food, drink, spa and romance.

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 including a hot tub, dedicated spa room with sauna, double sided wood burning stove, four poster bed.

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.

While you're here...

  • Nature walks around the farm
  • 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


  • Sauna
  • Roll top bath and double power shower
  • Bathrobes & towels
  • Private decking area with large hot tub
  • Table & chairs, sun loungers
  • 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

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