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  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 12
    • Sleeps 1 infant
    • 6 bedrooms
    • 6 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £2,600 - £6,000 per week
    • Security Deposit £250 (refundable)
    • Saturday changeover
    • 4:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • 2 pets welcome (Pets go free)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 4
    • Facilities

      • Wifi
      • High chair
      • Dishwasher
      • Central Heating
      • BBQ
      • DVD Player
      • Music System
      • TV, Sky or Freeview
      • Cooker, Range
      • TV, Satellite
    • Features

      • Fire/Woodburner
      • Four poster bed


Outlander eat your heart out. This magnificent 400 year old Highland Castle is steeped in stories of romance and revenge

Once through the gates of the 200 acre policy of mixed woodlands, the drive sweeps through the grounds, over the “lover’s bridge” and up to the front of this impressive fortress. The original castle was built in 1607, with later additions in the 18th century, which has belonged to the same family continuously since inception. It is a unique looking castle structure, with a tall imposing 5-storey central double-tower, with two projecting wings.

Today the castle is available on a self-catering basis for exclusive use for up to 12 people. Traditionally decorated with period furniture and antiques throughout, there is a wonderful blend of family history and uniqueness in style. All the bedrooms are individual in character and have their own allocated bathrooms. The grounds include a croquet lawn, a decorative pond and interesting walks within the enclosed policy. A housekeeper lives in a separate wing of the castle and looks after the house and grounds on a daily basis, discreetly going about her business on behalf of the house.

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • Reception Rooms

    On the first floor is a large grand drawing room with panelled ceiling and open fire, comfortable sofas and additional seating, with large picture windows overlooking the lawn to the rear. This is a wonderful room to entertain in style, whatever the occasion. The ante drawing room adjoins this room, which is accessed by massive wooden panelled doors. Beyond is the Queens room which is a secondary sitting room with TV. 

    Kitchen & Dining

    The small dining room is to be found on the first floor beyond the drawing room and is a small elegant room, which can seat up to 10 people in comfort. There is also a larger dining room on the ground floor with a table that seats 28 people. Next to the small dining room on the first floor is a small butlers pantry with a dumb waiter to bring food to the table. This is because the vaulted kitchen is on the ground floor below the dining room and the dumb waiter is the quickest means of transfer.

    The kitchen is fully equipped and has a gas range with 5 hobs and double oven. This is a simply furnished room with traditional whitewash and arched ceiling. A long table can seat up to 12 people for more informal meals. A larder is next door for further storage of foodstuffs and cooking equipment.

    The owners can help you source a private chef to cater for a meal/meals during your stay.  Dates are fundamental to be able to confirm the service (cost according to chef, number of meals and menu etc). 

  • Accommodation is provided for a group of up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and 3 shower rooms, as follows:

    • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
    • 1 Family Room With Double Bed And Single Bed And Private Shower Room
    • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room
    • 2 Double Bedroom With Private Shower Room
    • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom With Private Bathroom

    Between First and Second floor

    ‘White’ bedroom, with four poster double bed; private shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Second floor

    ‘Blue’ bedroom, with four poster double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c, bidet and wash hand basin;

    ‘Old Nursery’ bedroom with double bed and single four poster bed; private shower room, w.c, and wash hand basin.

    Between Second and Third floor

    ‘Fraser’ bedroom, with double room with double bed and double canopy bed; wet room (shower room), under-floor heating, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Third floor 

    ‘Kings’ bedroom  twin bedroom (2 single beds not zip n'link); private bathroom with bath with shower over, w.c, bidet and wash hand basin.

    Ground floor

    ‘Holly‘ bedroom, twin /double with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • Set within 200 acres of enclosed grounds, including a lawn to the front and rear, there is plenty of parking for your group at the front of the castle. There is a burn (stream) and pond in the grounds where parents of small children will need to be vigilant and keep them under supervision at all times.  

    Access in and out is by a separate driveway, whilst another driveway services the cluster of cottages that is just out of sight. Located 38 miles north of Aberdeen (approx 1hr 20 mins drive), near Turriff, where there is a supermarket and plenty of other facilities available.

    Golf courses can be found locally or further afield at Cruden Bay, Trump International or Royal Aberdeen. The nearest distillery is Glendronach distillery. Access to beaches and the Moray Firth is within 12 miles.


    Below you'll find some suggestions in relation to what you could do at the castle. The owners can put you in touch with the right suppliers to help organise (and suggest) fun group activities during your stay, for example: 

    - clay pigeon shooting on the estate

    - whisky and gin tasting (indoors)

    - on-site professional massages directly in guests rooms (indoors)

    - adventure activities and wild opportunities tailored to guests capabilities, good to entertain children. For example, traditional bushcraft activities, to advance wilderness skill courses.

    - Immersive and fun survival training,

    - Gourmet campfire cooking experiences

    Please note all bedrooms and bathrooms, except The Holly room which is on the ground floor, are accessed by steep spiral stairs from the first floor upwards.

    There is a burn (stream) and pond in the grounds where parents of small children will need to be vigilant and keep them under supervision at all times.  

    Please note that stag and hen groups are not allowed and that weddings are only accepted for serviced bookings.

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Nearest shop
4 miles
Nearest supermarket
4 miles
Nearest pub
4 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Huntly 18 miles
Insch 19 miles
Inverurie 21 miles


Decorated with period furniture and antiques
This is your sight of the castle on arrival
Enter and feel like a king or queen of your own castle
Come inside and get ready for a fabulous holiday
Heading up the main stairs to the first floor reception rooms
The large drawing room is located on the first floor
You can feel the history everywhere
400 years of history just waiting for you
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The elegant dining room is located on the first floor
The vaulted kitchen is located at ground level
A less formal sitting room is also available
This castle has 2 sets of turnpike stairs to find the bedrooms
The \'White\' four poster bedroom
Wetroom on the 2nd mezzanine level
The \'Nursery\' bedroom on the second floor
The \'Blue\' four poster bedroom on the second floor
Second floor bathroom with overhead shower
The \'Fraser\' bedroom
There is a good ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms
The \'King\'s\' bedroom is located at the top on the third floor
Imagine the games you could play on this beautiful lawn
You are welcome to bring 2 of your furry best friends to this highland castle
This bridge to the castle is known as \'Lover\'s bridge\'
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The back view from one of the walks in the garden
The entrance drive to the castle
Sandend Bay on the Moray Coast is a popular day trip
Portsoy is just around the corner and offers a lovely day out
Sunset over Portsoy


25 April 2017
Rated 5 out of 5

The castle was impressive. It was comfortable and warm. Bathrooms were very good and linen and towels were excellent. The owners were very helpful, kind and interesting. Facilities were good although the TV was small (never used by us). Kitchen facilities were excellent and there were extra linen, blankets and pillows.The reason for only 4 stars was the lack of complete privacy. The owners came and went in some parts of the let part. They were very nice but coming into let areas without warning also extended to their visitors coming in through front door and into what I had assumed was our private areas. I think there needs to be a clear delineation between the let parts and the retained part of the castle with the visitors of the owners also recognising the letting. For instance, visitors arrived coming through front door and into the main living areas when some of our party were still in night clothes relaxing. I appreciated the changing of flowers and taking away rubbish but a balance needs to be reached

Many thanks for your review, any comments are helpful to provide improvements where possible. We are currently reviewing your feedback to improve the access situation as suggested.

We're delighted you found the castle impressive, with comfortable, warm rooms and excellent extra's! Also great to hear the owners were helpful, it sounds like they made you feel very welcome. Should you ever wish to book another holiday please don't hesitate to get back in touch, we'd be delighted to help.

Efficient, friendly and informative

Great to hear! We hope to be able to help again in the future.. 

24 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5

The castle is located in one of the most the most beautiful country sides we have ever experienced. To be a part of their journey, restoration and preservation was priceless. Our family dinners sitting, around the farm table in the kitchen are what life is all about.

Sounds like you had the perfect holiday at this impressive castle, enjoying the property and groupds! With some memories to share around dinner no doubt .. we do hope you may wish to return sometime!

Claus and Barbara were delightful, knowledgeable, accommodating hosts.

Lovely to hear you found our service excellent and the owners on site helpful and accommodating too. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to re book in the future .. a loyalty discount awaits you!

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