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Overview

  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 15 + cot
    • 8 bedrooms
    • 6 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £3,000 - £4,300 per week
    • Security Deposit £500 (refundable)
    • Saturday changeover
    • 4:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • 2 pets welcome (£20 pppw)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 4
    • Facilities

      • Dishwasher
      • Washing machine
      • Tumble dryer
      • Central heating
      • Cot
      • High chair
      • Wifi
      • Microwave
      • BBQ
      • CD player
      • TV
      • TV (freeview)
    • Features

      • Aga
      • Fire/woodburner
      • Grand piano
      • Games Room
      • Four poster bed
      • Clawfoot bath
      • Period features

Description

This large holiday house is only 40 minutes from Edinburgh, St Andrews and Gleneagles, allowing you to see the best that Scotland has to offer without having to travel too far.

Situated within South Perthshire, this large country mansion is set in its own private grounds surrounded by lawns and mature trees. Built on the site of a Roman watchtower, this magnificent mansion was formed during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries to be the stunning property that it is today. Whilst it has a grand air, the house is a comfortable house, and feels like a home from home, with its large kitchen, dining room, drawing room, games room and the many bedrooms. There is a private apartment within the mansion for the housekeeper, with its own separate access to the rear. This is a large holiday house, which should be perfect for family holidays, events or occasions, activity based groups or golfers to get-together to enjoy their break in their own space.

Please note we are currently accepting bookings within 3 months of arrival dates.

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • The impressive drawing room is to be found on the first floor with a great view overlooking the grounds to the front. With a grand piano, not tuned on a regular basis, and is more a decorative item than a functional playing piano. Guests are welcome to play the piano and sumptuous sofas, large over-mantle mirror and open fire, this is a glorious room to retire to at the end of the day. Back at ground level, there are a selection of other rooms to enjoy. In the large kitchen there is a bay window area with some comfortable seating. The secondary sitting room next door is ideal for children to play games and watch TV. Whilst the even bigger games room next door is just fantastic, with a full size snooker table, assorted games and a table tennis table.

    The very large spacious kitchen is located at ground level with a bay window and large table for everyone to gather at. With a traditional AGA and AGA companion there are plenty of cooking capability to cater for the group size. On the floor above is the stately dining room with large table that can seat up to 25 people if required. A galley kitchen is located opposite it to facilitate the serving of the meals.

  • Accommodation is provided for a group of 15 adults in 8 bedrooms, with 6 bathrooms, as follows:

    • 1 Single Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
    • 2 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 2 Double Room/s With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom With Bathroom Suite

    First floor -  room 1, double room, with feature canopy double bed; room 2, double room, with double bed; room 3,  twin room, with two single beds; bathroom, with bath and wash hand basin only; w.c, with w.c only; room 4, master double room, with double bed with en-suite bathroom, with bath, w.c, two wash hand basins and separate shower cabinet; w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin; room 5, single room, with single bed; bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Second floor - room 6, double room with four poster double bed; private bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c, wash hand basin and separate shower cabinet; room 7, double room, with double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin; room 8, twin room, with two single beds, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • Set within its own substantial grounds, accessed by a shared farm drive. Located in south Perthshire, 1 mile from Aberargie, 7 miles from Perth and only 40 miles from Edinburgh. With general stores in the vicinity, there are many superstores to be found in Perth, along with a wider selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. For golfers, there are good golf courses in the area with St Andrews and Gleneagles only about 30 minutes away. For other activities, fishing on the Tay is available locally, whilst the Scottish off road driving centre is nearby. Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national Aquarium is a great family outing and can be found at North Queensferry.

  • ACCESSIBILITY
    Please note that the driveway is not suitable for low slung sports cars.

    GROUP TYPES
    Stag and Hen bookings may book this property on the understanding that the GHD is increased to £800.

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Map

Area
Perthshire
Nearest shop
3 miles
Nearest supermarket
7 miles
Nearest pub
1 mile
Airports
Nearest Airport
Perth/Scone Airport 9 miles
Dundee Airport 16 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Perth 6 miles
Ladybank 10 miles
Springfield 12 miles

Photos

There is plenty to explore at this holiday house in Perthshire
Welcome to this magnificent holiday house near Perth
The drawing room is located on the first floor
Another angle of the elegant drawing room
The stylish dining room is also on the first floor
It is even better when it is full of people
The expansive kitchen is located at ground level
The large kitchen, with table for informal dining
The games room is very well stocked, with snooker and table tennis
Living space, between games room and kitchen
All the accommodation is on the floors above
Room 1 is a first floor double room with a feature double bed
Room 2 is a cosy double room on the first floor
Room 3 on the first floor is a twin room
Room 4 is the master bedroom on the first floor
The master bedroom\'s en-suite with roll top and his\'n\'hers basins
The accommodation goes right up to the top
Room 5 is a single room on the first floor
Room 6 on the second floor has a beautiful four poster double bed
The spacious and chic ensuite bathroom to the four poster room
Room 7 is a double room with en-suite on the second floor
Room 8 is the only twin room on the second floor
The en-suite bathroom to room 8
In a private setting in mature woodlands and grounds
The private drive takes you up to the holiday house
In early summer there is great colour to be found in the grounds
Perth is only 10 minutes away
There is easy access on the M90
A trip to Loch Leven offers walks and cycle paths
Elcho Castle is nearby or take the train into Edinburgh

Guestbook

18 March 2019
Rated 5 out of 5

Incredible property, more than enough space and things to occupy 11 adults of all ages and 2 young children!

We agree! So pleased to hear you had a great time, hope you can tempt you back.

Quick and helpful responses

Thanks so much, look forward to helping with your future plans

05 November 2017
Rated 5 out of 5

It was such a beautiful house in an outstanding area. The bedrooms were all lovely with very comfortable beds and stunning views but the living areas were incredible: a large kitchen with wood burning stove and a table to seat 15; a games room with snooker, drums and table-tennis; a beautiful formal living room with grand piano and an elegant dining room that we used for our celebratory dinner.

We all had the most amazing time and I would definitely recommend the house to anyone looking for a house in the area.

A few helpful suggestions to improve the experience:
A welcoming fire in the kitchen upon arrival would have been nice
The central heating wasn't working in one area of the house so the heaters could have been put on to warm them up
The hot water in all the bathrooms was sporadic or non-existant

Wow, thanks for your feedback, it sounds like the whole family had a brilliant time for the 50th birthday weekend. Great that you found the bedrooms comfortable and the living area's impressive.

We'd love to assist with a return visit in the future (don't forget to claim your SCH Loyalty discount next time!) and we'll certainly pass on your comments for improvements where possible.  These larger houses often come with the hot water quirks, given the age and nature of the buildings on offer. However we do hope the onsite housekeeper was able to assist with the heating glitch for you.

Thanks again for your review and we look forward to helping again sometime.

The women I dealt with prior to staying at the holiday house were extremely helpful and polite, would definitely recommend Scotts Castle Holidays.

It was a pleasure helping with the celebratory trip, we're delighted you found the service helpful and staff courteous. We hope we can help again in the future!

17 November 2016
Rated 4 out of 5

Great from the moment we were led around the property. All the facilities we required. Wonderful stay.

Sounds like all had a lovely time enjoying the house and grounds. Please don't hesitate to get back in touch if you'd like to re book for another wonderful stay soon.

Prompt and exact replies.

Fabulous to hear and it was lovely to help with the celebratory trip! We hope to hear from you again in the future.

11 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

The house was excellent. I was a little concerned about taking young children to the property. But we were welcomed upon arrival and my concerns were laid to rest.

The property was large enough to keep all 15 of us entertained and the kids loved the grounds.

Great that you found the mansion so family friendly, there’s certainly plenty to keep all generations happy including the fantastic games room and the grand piano.

Great service from Scotts and the house was fantastic. Made the perfect venue for my mums 60th birthday bash.

Will definately book another break in the future.

So glad to hear this mansion was the perfect venue for your special celebration, we would be delighted to help with any future plans for another get together.

07 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Am amazing property. Spent my 40th birthday here with my most treasured group of friends. It felt like our home for the weekend and was so comfortable, relaxing and welcoming. Well equipped, lovely attention to detail and so much to see and do especially for the kids- the hens were a constant source of wonder! Every one of us would come again and we feel so lucky to have been able to borrow your little slice of Perthshire paradise.

Thank you for the lovely feedback, great that the birthday celebrations went well and you found the accommodation comfortable and well equipped. Glad the younger ones in the family also enjoyed the trip!

Efficient, easy to contact and helpful

Many thanks! Glad you found the booking process smooth and our team efficient and helpful.

26 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Huge mansion house. Good cooking equipment, although electric oven was better than aga. Many rooms, with spare beds all around, I would suggest saying capacity to sleep 20. Beautiful sitting room and dining room especially. Neighbour was very helpful by first guiding us around, showing us the woodshed/how to light the fire.

Many thanks for such a fantastic review, lovely to hear the mansion was well equipped for your group size and that you had a nice welcome upon arrival. We do advise that the accommodation layout of 8 bedrooms is best suited to a group of 15 guests staying but great you found the rooms spacious and I’m sure the impressive drawing room was perfect for relaxing in.

Responsive staff, very easy to call up and make bookings.

Thank you for taking the time to leave us excellent feedback, great you found the booking process smooth.

18 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Beautiful place - perfect for our large reunion of friends, with lots of space and grounds for the kids to run aroundin, and beautiful rooms to spend the evenings in once they had gone to bed. Grand, but with a relaxed atmosphere. Saw a woodpecker on the bird feeder too.

Everything we needed - very positive experience

03 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

See above."......................

Thank you for your excellent comments regarding the house and grounds, as mentioned it sounds like you all had a fantastic stay and any feedback is always helpful.

A wonderful, homely property. The games room was well used as was the beautiful grand piano. Also Tony and his wife couldn't have been more helpful.

Great to hear you rated our service excellent! It sounds like you had a fantastic stay at the mansion, enjoying the games room and grand piano. Totally agree the housekeepers are very accommodating here, so glad they could help with anything you needed throughout your stay.

07 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

We loved the house. It felt like a home. I was running a training weekend and could not have asked for a better venue for it. It was so so warm and homely - loved the many pianos and cannot recommend the house highly enough. We felt at home and were reluctant to leave!

Thank you for your kind comments, so pleased we could help with your stay and you found our service excellent!

Great to hear the lovely Ayton House was perfect for your training program. Sounds like the whole group managed to enjoy their stay!

Nice to see you are already thinking of returning to a property for next year, hopefully we can be of assistance again!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

Naomi was really helpful. Made my life organising a working weekend much easier.

Thank you for your kind comments, so pleased we could help with your stay and you found our service excellent!

Great to hear the lovely Ayton House was perfect for your training program. Sounds like the whole group managed to enjoy their stay!

Nice to see you are already thinking of returning to a property for next year, hopefully we can be of assistance again!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

23 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

Three generations of the family arrived at the House to celebrate a 90th birthday. The generosity of the house soaked up everyones needs with warmth and homely charm, the games room a particular hit for younger members. The dining room comfortable sat twenty one for dinner and the kitchen facilities and cooking apparatus were plentiful enough to prepare for a small army. All bedrooms were very comfortable, the impressive grounds and local area lovely to enjoy, which in all made for an excellent celebration weekend.

Many thanks for your feedback. Great that you found our service to be excellent, we were so pleased to have been of help with your holiday plans and also the birthday celebrations within the family too!

It certainly sounds like you all had an amazing time enjoying this lovely property and its grounds and we hope we can be of help again in the future, should you and your family ever wish to re book with us!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

Scotts castles team were attentive and professional in the delivery of an excellent service. A hiccup with the booking (on the owners part) was resolved speedily by the team, with timely and consistent communication throughout. We have already recommended Scotts castles to friends and colleagues and wold not hesitate to use their services again.

Many thanks for your feedback. Great that you found our service to be excellent, we were so pleased to have been of help with your holiday plans and also the birthday celebrations within the family too!

It certainly sounds like you all had an amazing time enjoying this lovely property and its grounds and we hope we can be of help again in the future, should you and your family ever wish to re book with us!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

01 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

The house is a spectacular property, had a very memorable family holiday.

Thanks so much for your comments, feedback is always useful to ensure we can constantly improve our service where necessary. We are pleased you had a great time at the property and found our services helpful!

We look forward to hearing from you again in the future if you would like to make another booking.

The entire booking process was very efficient, had a wide range of spectacular properties to choose from.would definitely use Scotts Castle Holidays for our next holiday booking and recommend it .

Thanks so much for your comments, feedback is always useful to ensure we can constantly improve our service where necessary. We are pleased you had a great time at the property and found our services helpful!

We look forward to hearing from you again in the future if you would like to make another booking.

22 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

We were a group of 13 friends and stayed at the house May 2014. I can honestly say that everyone in our party loved the house. It was a beautiful big house with lovely bedrooms, spacious lounges and kitchens and well equipped. The thing was that we all felt really comfortable in it, and the main lounge was so brilliant - light and airy and relaxing. I can't think of a single downside to our stay - so much so that we want to book for next year!

Many thanks for taking the time to submit your comments. We are delighted that you had an amazing time at Ayton house and have found our booking process helpful and informative throughout your reservations.

We would love to hear from you again and help with any future plans. Don't forget to claim your loyalty discount next time!

Scotts Castle Holidays

I have now used Scott castles for the past two years and they are always helpful and informative if you have a question. I like their website as it is easy to find properties and info is good.

Many thanks for taking the time to submit your comments. We are delighted that you had an amazing time at Ayton house and have found our booking process helpful and informative throughout your reservations.

We would love to hear from you again and help with any future plans. Don't forget to claim your loyalty discount next time!

Scotts Castle Holidays

25 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5

It was a fantastic place to stay, great location for a large group with plenty to do at the property! We would love to come back as it was a magical place to stay.

Many thanks for your feedback, lovely to hear your group enjoyed their stay at Ayton House. We look forward to helping with any future plans to visit Scotland, and don’t forget we also offer a loyalty discount to returning guests!

Scotts Castle Holidays

Scotts were great to deal with and very prompt on all correspondance. They were very easy to deal with even though we are in Australia.

Many thanks for your feedback, lovely to hear your group enjoyed their stay at Ayton House. We look forward to helping with any future plans to visit Scotland, and don’t forget we also offer a loyalty discount to returning guests!

Scotts Castle Holidays

31 December 2012
Rated 1 out of 5

The house was superb, homely ,spacious and welcoming.

Thank you for your correspondence, I am so pleased you would use our services again, and thank you for your feedback. I’m so pleased your enjoyed your stay.

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: [email protected]

Terms and conditions of GHD were changed without notification. It took twice as long as advertised get my £500 deposit back

Thank you for your correspondence, I am so pleased you would use our services again, and thank you for your feedback. I’m so pleased your enjoyed your stay.

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: [email protected]

13 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5

Beautiful house and perfect for our weekend.

Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had a good time! We have recently introduced a Loyalty discount scheme for returning guests, and if we can assist with any future trips, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: [email protected]

Very helpful. Always received a speedy response to queries.

Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had a good time! We have recently introduced a Loyalty discount scheme for returning guests, and if we can assist with any future trips, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: [email protected]

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