We only went to Auchmithie for Sunday lunch early in 2015 and ended up falling in love. As soon as we clapped eyes on the old cottage nestled on the cliffs and spied the “for sale” sign, we were smitten. The Lucken is an old name for an Arbroath smokie, and it seemed to fit perfectly. Three months of back-breaking work later, and The Lucken was ready to receive guests. The sawing, banging, painting, sanding, varnishing and scrubbing have all been worth it. Though we say so ourselves, we’re rather proud of the result.


So often as we sat in our lovely garden having a tea break during the renovation work, visitors to Auchmithie would stop and look over our wall. “Aren’t you lucky to have such a wonderful view” they would say, without fail. Now we are really excited to be sharing that.


It’s our first foray into holiday letting and we’re hugely looking forward to meeting our guests and introducing them to Angus, which has so much to offer holidaymakers. It has some of Scotland’s most spectacular beaches, the hills and glens, castles and distilleries, you’ll never be stuck for something to do. We are only a short drive away from Dundee, home to Captain Scott’s Discovery and the chosen location for the soon to be built V&A. St Andrews is just forty-five minutes by car. It’s a golfers paradise of course, but also a lovely place to spend an afternoon browsing the little shops in the historical old town.


It would be rude not to sample the best of what the sea has to offer while you are staying in Auchmithie. The Butt n Ben is a two-minute stroll away from The Lucken. There you can sample Arbroath smokies (they were invented in Auchmithie you know!), lobster, mussels and of course Aberdeen Angus beef! And for those with a sweet tooth, the home-made puddings are well worth letting your belt out a notch for.


So if you want to experience the great outdoors, learn more about our history, shop, eat, drink and generally make merry, we would love to hear from you.


Cheryl & Nick