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Overview

  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 16 + cot
    • Sleeps 1 infant
    • 8 bedrooms
    • 6 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £6,500 - £9,000 per week
    • Security Deposit £1,200 (refundable)
    • Friday changeover
    • 4:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • 2 pets welcome (Pets go free)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 4
    • Facilities

      • Cot
      • Washing Machine
      • Wifi
      • High chair
      • Dishwasher
      • Microwave
      • Central Heating
      • Freezer
      • Garden Furniture
      • BBQ
      • Tumble Dryer
      • TV, Freeview channels

Description

What if your future was the past? Well it could be if you choose to holiday in style at this beautiful Scottish castle with over 900 years’ of history.

This outstanding “Outlander” style castle sits in 250 acres of beautiful parklands in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Of 17th century origin with a 12th century core and later additions in 1801 and 1851, the owners of this stunning castle have cleverly managed to retain its amazing heritage and authenticity whilst giving guests comfortable, modern facilities. In recent years a Biomass 24-hour central heating system was installed, which in a property this size is a most welcome addition, given it’s now toasty warm 24/7. A luxury we’re sure the original inhabitants would have very much welcomed had the technology been around back then.

The substantial grounds make a great space to relax in. The castle is south facing which means it gets a lot of light at the front which lends itself to al fresco entertainment in the summer months. Located 22 miles North West of Aberdeen airport (an hour’s drive), this is an ideal venue to enjoy the Grampian Mountain range.

For anyone looking for a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ booking a group of family and friends into a castle like this for an historic holiday in Scotland couldn’t get more authentic than that. Popular with three generational families looking to celebrate milestone occasions and overseas visitors looking for a ‘cultural experience’. 

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • When entering by the front door, you’re welcomed into a large hallway which leads through into the morning room where pre dinner drinks can be served. Beyond this a vast elegant drawing room designed for entertaining has double doors leading into a grand formal dining room, with a table that can seat up to 20 people. The stylish drawing room, with an open fire and views to the front, is a large expansive room, with a selection of comfortable sofas and chairs for your group to relax in. With an impressive feature marble fireplace with antique gilt mirror above, this is a room that exudes grandeur and is the perfect place for a drinks party, or just to chill in style.

    Next to this the morning room is the ideal space to congregate next to the sideboard where the drinks and ice bucket are kept for refreshments.

    On the other side of the hallway is a second reception room known as ‘the library’ with the ambience and feel of a traditional gentlemen’s club. It has impressive bookcases full of leather bound books. The seating here is comfortable in wonderful authentic distressed leather armchairs and a sofa, with the addition of a desk and wifi.

    KITCHEN & DINING

    There’s also a snug located behind the kitchen with an open fireplace and is the cosiest room in the castle. It’s a favourite with the children and is a great spot for guests to unwind, either for a bit of TV downtime, one to one chats or for some quiet holiday reading. It has TV with Sky and DVD’s as well as wifi.The recently modernised catering kitchen is to the rear, beyond which is a ping pong table guests can take outside as well as a croquet set.The dining room next door to the drawing room is a great space adorned with family portraits with a very large dining table to seat up to 20 people. This is a traditional dining room with a formal feel which comes alive when full of people. In the summer months al fresco dining may be possible to take advantage of the south facing frontage that gets so much sun.The kitchen is located to the rear of the house and is a modernised multi-purpose kitchen to be used as a catering kitchen or as a homely country style kitchen. A large oil-fired AGA , along with two traditional electric ovens and induction hobs, are available to cater for large groups. The large central island workspace also provides seating for up to 4 people, which means children can be fed here and quick breakfasts for those who are up early.

    CATERING & TRAVEL

    Transfers to and from Aberdeen airport can be arranged with advance notice, along with in-house catering and a piper.


  • Accommodation is on the first & second floors.  All bedrooms and bathrooms have been superbly furnished and updated in recent times. Bathrobes, toiletires and slippers are provided in all guest rooms for use during their stay. 

    Groups of up to 16 adults and 1 child can be comfortably accommodated in 8 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms, as follows: 

    • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 2 King Size Double Bedroom With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Family Room With Three Single Beds With Shared Bathroom
    • 2 King Sized Double Room With Ensuite Shower Room 
    • 2 King Size Double Bedroom With Ensuite Bathroom

    First Floor
    Bedroom 1 “Georgian” bedroom, has a king size double bed and is a suite that is connected to the next door bedroom, via a corridor with steps to;

    Bedroom 2 “Turret” bedroom, with two single beds, which has direct access to the shared bathroom (with “Georgian” bedroom), with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin; Double shower unit; a separate w.c is available in the front tower off the corridor;

    Bedroom 3 “Spanish” bedroom, has an antique king size double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin;

    Bedroom 4 “Garden” bedroom is a rear facing room, with king size double bed, with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin;

    Bedroom 5 “Lairds” bedroom is the largest bedroom on offer, with half-tester king size double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with freestanding feature slipper bath with shower attachment, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin;

    Bedroom 6 “Gold” bedroom, with king size double bed, with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Second floor
    Bedroom 7 “Green bedroom, with king size double bed; freestanding bath in the bedroom and basin in the bedroom as well as a shared bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin;

    Bedroom 8 “Yellow” bedroom, is a twin-bedded room with two single beds and a child’s bed.

  • Situated within 250 acres of grounds in a rural location accessed by a sweeping drive, surrounded by woodlands with a view overlooking Bennachie, makes this a fabulous rural base when staying in Aberdeenshire.

    The grounds include a front lawn which is south facing and there is plenty of parking available to the whole group. An indoor/outdoor table tennis table is made available for guest use along with garden furniture, a BBQ and a croquet set. 

    Located 22 miles north west of Aberdeen airport (an hours drive), this is an ideal venue to enjoy Aberdeenshire and the city of Aberdeen. For supermarkets, then nearby Inverurie is 9 miles away. For golfers, there is a good local course at Insch, with Royal Aberdeen and Trump International Links course within an hour. Fishing is available on the river Don, Dee or Deveron.

    For sight-seeing, Fyvie Castle is nearby and well worth a visit and the “Whisky Trail” is available in the area.

    Top 3 Things We Love

    - its 'wow' factor; these places were built to entertain in style and the state rooms are simply stunning 

    - now the castle is heated 24/7 by a Biomass boiler it's very cosy which means you won't need to pack your thermals! 

    - its location; nestled into the north west section of the Grampian Mountain range you're in for some stunning views, walks and day trips.  Yet it's only a 3 hour drive from Edinburgh (through spectacular scenery)

  • WEDDINGS
    Whilst certain wedding parties are accepted please contact us to discuss prior to booking. A facility fee is applicable for any wedding that goes above the capacity of the house as well as for the use of the grounds and marquee. Weddings are not allowed in the castle itself, they are only welcomed as outdoor events. 

    GROUP TYPES
    Stag and Hen bookings, may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.

    INTERNET
    Unlimited use, with best coverage available at the front of the castle. Mobile phone coverage is available.

    REAR WING - Occasional Owner Use
    From time to time the owners may be in residence using the rear wing, (with own separate entrance). Guests will unlikely be aware of their presence unless specifically requested.

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Map

Area
Aberdeenshire
Nearest shop
9.5 miles
Nearest supermarket
9 miles
Nearest pub
7 miles
Airports
Nearest Airport
Aberdeen Dyce Airport 17 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Insch 6 miles
Inverurie 8 miles
Huntly 12 miles

Photos

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Stay in your very own \'Outlander\' style castle set with 15 friends
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There are many interesting features throughout the house
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Impressive interior and attention to detail throughout this holiday house
Elegant drawing room
The spacious ground floor Drawing Room
The second sitting room also known as the library
Cosy up infront of the fire with a book...
Study
Beautiful interiors
The well equipped kitchen has plenty of work space
The moderised kitchen is bright and spacious
with plenty of work space
Why not test your skills on the Aga?
The formal dining room can seat up to 16 guests
Lairds Bedroom
Laird\'s Bedroom
Laird\'s Ensuite Bathroom
Laird\'s Ensuite Bathroom
Laird\'s Ensuite Bathroom
The spiral staircase leads to all the accommodation above
\'Georgian\' bedroom with king size double bed
\'Georgian\' bathroom
Spanish Bedroom, with antique king size bed
Spanish Bedroom ensuite
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Garden Room
En-suite shower room for \'Garden\' bedroom
\'Green\' bedroom - a spacious double
\'Green\' bedroom - with bath
\'Gold\' bedroom with king size double bed and en-suite
En-suite bathroom for the \'Gold\' bedroom
Another comfortable twin bedroom
Shared bathroom on the second floor
Yellow room, a cosy twin bedroom
Situated within 250 acres of grounds overlooking Bennachie
Relax on the terrace
Family Crest on the front of the holiday house
This would make the perfect base for a Winter visit
It looks just as beautiful in the snow
Roe deer to the front of the castle with Bennachie in the distance
Why not visit Fyvie Castle?
Stunning views across The Suie
Craigievar Castle near Alford, part of the Castle Trail
Take in the Moray Firth coastline at Portsoy

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