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  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 20
    • 10 bedrooms
    • 9 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £3,201 - £5,429 per week
    • Security Deposit £500 (refundable)
    • Friday changeover
    • 4:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • 2 pets welcome (£10 pppw)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 5
    • Facilities

      • Dishwasher
      • Tumble dryer
      • Central heating
      • Wifi
      • Microwave
      • BBQ
      • CD player
      • TV (freeview)
    • Features

      • Fire/woodburner
      • Luxury
      • Clawfoot bath


On offer is one of the most charming country houses in Scotland set in delightful grounds and gardens, with easy access to the busy city of Aberdeen.

This is a Scottish country house that exudes charm and character with a fascinating history that goes back centuries. Set in 20 acres of well maintained grounds, gardens, lawns and woodland, this traditional country house is a joy to walk into and soak up the atmosphere. The large reception hall is a great place to welcome your guests in style before moving to the stylish drawing room with its open fire to add further warmth. Next door is the equally fine dining room, which is adorned in the country house style.

All the bedrooms and bathrooms are to be found on the floor above, which involve many steps as you walk through different eras of the house itself. A housekeeper lives on the estate and is on hand if required, whilst gardening staff come and go in the garden. Easily accessible from anywhere in the UK, with Aberdeen International airport nearby, this country house has entertained kings and queens from around the world and is available to royally entertain again on a self-catering basis.

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • Reception Rooms
    The first thing you will notice is what an impressive large space the reception hall is and a great place to have drinks and to meet and greet your guests. From here you can go into the large drawing room, with its comfortable sofas and open fire, which is a light airy room at the corner of the building. The stylish dining room is located next door with the main table seating up to 16, with the addition of a smaller table to dine 18 people. A study is opposite, which is a cosy room with comfortable seating, with views overlooking the garden. There are two cloakrooms available either side of the reception hall, both with w.c’s, with one of them being wheel chair friendly.

    Kitchen & Dining
    The elegant dining room is located off the drawing room and is a bright room full of ancestral pictures. The main table can seat up to 16 people and with an addition of a smaller table, all 18 people can be seated within this room. The kitchen is the other side of the reception hall and is a practical kitchen with an AGA and an electric hob and oven, allowing plenty of cooking capacity for the numbers required. Additionally there is a larder next door for additional storage, and a utility room beyond. A breakfast room is off the kitchen, with a table that can seat 10 to 12 people. A rear door allows easy access to the kitchen, and the room that houses any visiting dogs is at this entrance.

  • Accommodation is currently provided for 20 adults in 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms:

    • 2 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 3 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 2 Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 2 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room
    First floor

    “Balinhard” a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom; bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin. The cosy single bedroom is also just next door.

    “Fife” a zip-and-link bedroom with and private bathroom; bath tub, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

    “Carnegie” another zip-and-link bedroom with shower room; shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin and additional bathroom; bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin

    “Alexandra” a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom; bath with shower attachment, additional shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

    “MacDuff” has a zip-and-link bed, with en-suite shower room; shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

    “Leuchars” has a small double bed with shared bathroom; bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin

     “Southesk” another zip-and-link bedroom, “Kinnaird” a double room and “Farnell” a single bedrooms, are also on this floor with a shared bathroom; bath, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Upper First floor 

    “Bannerman” has a zip-and-link bed, with en-suite bathroom;  bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • Accessed via an electronic gate and set within a walled enclosure of 20 acres, there is an impressive drive, which leads up to the house. With a lawn to the side where croquet can be played in the summer, to the rear there a decorative pond and parkland. The rest of the garden includes further lawn, decorative areas and a walled garden, which in the summer months will be a wonderful sight.  Located in a country setting inland from the sea, between Aberdeen and Stonehaven, it is only 10 miles from the bustling vibrant city of Aberdeen.  Golf courses in the area include Royal Aberdeen and Trump International at Menie. Whilst in the area a trip to Dunnottar Castle is a must, whilst a tour in Royal Deeside is always popular. Fishing on the Dee for salmon is a popular pastime. Local distilleries include Fettercairn, Glen Garioch and Royal Lochnagar.

    Whilst this venue can be booked on a self-catering basis, any additional catering services can only be provided by the nominated caterer who are Hudsons Catering (01224 791 100). No other catering services provider will be allowed access.

    Stag and hen bookings, may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval.

    Please note that weddings cannot be booked on a self-catering basis and that anyone wishing to hold a wedding must book on a serviced basis only, and discusses their arrangements with the wedding planner in advance.

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Nearest shop
2 miles
Nearest supermarket
2 miles
Nearest pub
3 miles
Nearest Airport
Aberdeen Dyce Airport 11 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Portlethen 3 miles
Stonehaven 6 miles
Aberdeen 8 miles


Stylish Country House with beautiful grounds near Aberdeen
Welcome to this absolutely stunning holiday house sleeping up to 20
The large windows in the drawing room allow the light to flood in
Creating a great space to entertain your group
Second sitting room means the group can spread out in comfort
The bright and inviting dining room is full of ancestral pictures
Informal dining area in the kitchen
\'Macduff\' is a lovely bright room with flexible sleeping arrangements
Beautiful details abound in this large country holiday house
This gorgeous en-suite belongs to \'Macduff\'
\'Leuchars\' double room on the first floor
Alexandra Double Bedroom
Beautiful en-suite for \'Alexandra\' double room
One of the staircases joining the differing periods of the house
\'Carnegie\' with zip-n-link beds can be a double or a twin
\'Carnegie\' has a hidden basin/washroom
\'Fife\' has zip-n-link double or single beds
Bathroom allocated to \'Fife\' bedroom
\'Bridal\' room on the first floor is an extra dressing room
En-suite for \'Balinhard\' double bedroom
\'South Esk\' is a double or twin as required
Shared bathroom allocated to \'Farnell\' and \'Southesk\'
\'Bannerman\' with zip-n-link beds on the upper first floor
The finishing touches are just lovely
En-suite for \'Bannerman\' on the upper first floor
\'Farnell\' is a lovely little room on the first floor
\'Kinnaird\' a lovely single room
Beautifully maintained and lit up after dark by arrangement
The gardens are perfect for hosting BBQs and parties
There are many good golf courses locally
The Queen Mother plants a tree in the grounds
There is lots to explore in the beautifully manicured grounds
The gardens look even more impressive lit up at night on request
Lots of lovely walks in the garden and grounds
Dunnottar Castle is just one of many attractions nearby
Salmon fishing is popular in this area
The beach at St Cyrus is great for all the family


28 August 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Extremely professional. Great under pressure. We had booked an alternate property initially and it all fell thru (no fault of Scotts Castle) due to extenuating circumstances. Scotts castle rallied and found us a wonderful replacement with no small amount of effort due to the number of people we had to accommodate. Terrific job on there behalf. They saved our holiday and our anniversary party!

Thanks so much, very happy that we could help with your plans to make this special get together all you hoped for and more! 

The house was a delightful residence. It accommodated all of our guests comfortably. The housekeeper was a wonderful asset to have at our disposal. She helped us manage the house as we had all ten bedrooms filled. The grounds were a wonderful place to roam and very entertaining for all the kids. We not only hosted friends from abroad but had an anniversary party as well. Hudson catering did a superb job. I throughly enjoyed our party and that isn't always the case when you host. Between the catering company and the housekeeper, they took care of everything.

Many thanks for your feedback, it’s so nice to hear you found this beautiful family home spacious and well equipped for your group. We agree, the formal gardens and grounds around the estate are stunning and just perfect for the younger ones to explore! Sounds like between the fantastic on site team and the caterers, your special celebration went smoothly and was enjoyed thoroughly by all the family.

22 June 2016
Rated 4 out of 5


Many thanks, hope you enjoyed your holiday at this beautiful country house!


Thanks for posting your review, glad you had a great time!

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