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  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 16 (14 adults + 2 children)
    • Sleeps 1 infant
    • 7 bedrooms
    • 5 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £2,250 - £3,500 per week
    • Security Deposit £500 (refundable)
    • Friday changeover
    • 4:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • 2 pets welcome (Pets go free)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 3
    • Facilities

      • Fridge
      • Freezer
      • Dishwasher
      • Washing machine
      • Tumble dryer
      • Central heating
      • High chair
      • Wifi
      • Microwave
      • BBQ
      • DVD player
      • TV
      • TV (freeview)
    • Features

      • Aga
      • Fire/woodburner
      • Games Room
      • Hot tub
      • Four poster bed


This stunning fairytale castle would be a perfect getaway for anyone looking for an authentic historic holiday

In continuous occupation since it was built in 1545, this is a fine example of a 16th century Z-plan tower house with a distinctive feature pepper-pot turret. With a red sandstone finish and a pink-wash exterior, the reddish hue seems to change colour whilst you are there. Particular castle-like features include the gun-loops and shot-holes, as well as the vaulted entrance and Great Hall. Set in open countryside, within 10 acres of grounds, surrounded by lawns and mature woodland, the castle is accessible by a drive on each side. On entering, the corridor takes you to a vaulted entrance hall, with a games room off it. Beyond, the rooms are more traditional, and there is a dining room that has the capacity for up to 14 people, a breakfasting room, utility room and a country style kitchen.

On the first floor, there is a Great Hall which is the large drawing room, a sitting room, a TV room, a small libary and the first bedroom and shower room. The majority of the bedrooms and bathrooms are to be found on the second floor. Also available is an eco-friendly (with no added chemicals) rustic wooden barrel hot tub, heated by a wood burning stove. There is plenty of parking to the front and side of the castle. Weddings are currently not allowed, except for groups of 14 who are using the castle on a normal booking basis. Two dogs are allowed, at ground level only. This is an ideal large holiday home to have a family holiday to discover the Angus and Tayside area and enjoy being king or queen of this castle.


  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • Reception Rooms
    Entering this castle via the tower section takes you into the oldest part of the castle. If those stone walls could talk they would have some tall tales to tell. This takes you through the stone-clad vaulted entrance hall, as well as the vaulted games room with its table football table and small fold-able pool table. Whilst the kitchen and dining room are beyond, the reception rooms are to be found on the first floor. The Great Hall is the drawing room with comfortable seating at each end of the room, with one working open fire. A small library is located in the corner turret. The sitting room is next door, which is another large room and this is where you will relax in cosy surrounds by the wood-burning stove with the TV on. Additionally there is a smaller room with TV, which may be more suitable for children.

    Kitchen & Dining
    The dining room is a large room with a selection of sizes of dining tables, which can be added together if required or left as they are. Next door is they large kitchen, which has an old fashioned feel about it, in the country kitchen style. With plenty of cooking capacity with a traditional AGA and two additional electric cookers with 4-ring hobs and ovens, this is a castle that is used to cooking for large numbers. The country table can seat up to 6 in the kitchen or you can choose the breakfast room next door, which can dine your group in a less formal environment. There is a utility room next door. There is a side door which may be easier to deliver your foodstuffs from car to kitchen.

  • Accommodation is provided for a group of 14 adults and 2 children in 7 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms and 2 shower rooms, as follows:

    • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 2 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Family Room Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom With Bathroom Suite
    • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom With Ensuite Shower Room
    First floor 

    Bed 1, Twin room,  with shower room, with open door shower unit, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Second floor 
    Bed 2, Four poster double, with en-suite bathroom in turret space, with corner bath, shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin
    Bed 3, Family room, with four poster double and two singles (ideal for 2 children)
    Bed 4, Four poster double, with en-suite shower-room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin; bedroom 
    Bed 5, Double room with Jacuzzi bath, shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin
    Bed 6, Zip-and-link twin; bathroom, with feature original Victorian large bath tub, w.c and wash hand basin
    Bed 7, Double

  • Set within a wooded policy of 10 acres, there are lawns and private grounds to explore for adults or children. It is located 20 miles north east of Dundee, 5 miles inland from Arbroath, situated in an agricultural setting, accessed by shared farm roads.

    A major supermarket, pubs, shops, restaurants and hotels can be found in Arbroath. There are good golf courses in Arbroath and Montrose, with the championship course at Carnoustie, 11 miles away. Beaches at Lunan Bay and St Cyrus are nearby. Family activities can be found at Brechin Castle Centre.

    There is good walking in the Angus Glens. Fishing for salmon on the Southesk or sea fishing can be arranged locally. There is a paintball activity centre at Edzell. Dundee is ideal for city shopping.

    Approx. 2 hour drive from Edinburgh

  • One Household discount
    50% off the published rate is being offered for any holidays taken between now and the 31st December 2020 (including Christmas and New Year weeks) for single household groups only. Should the guidelines/law change allowing more people to stay at the property the rate will increase according to the number of additional guests invited. This discount applies to all new bookings taken from 6th October 2020.

    No stag or hen parties are accepted at this location. Please note that High Season weekend bookings may be only available close to the actual booking date. Please note that from 2016, the owners have retained a self-contained apartment within the castle and may or may not be in residence depending on the time of year.

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Nearest shop
5 miles
Nearest supermarket
5 miles
Nearest pub
5 miles
Nearest Airport
Dundee Airport 19 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Arbroath 4 miles
Carnoustie 8 miles
Golf Street 9 miles


The grounds include an expansive 10 acres
The drawing room is the \'Great Hall\'
Another angle of the drawing room
A suit of armour stands on guard
The original vaulted entrance hall
Vaulted games room with a pool table and table football
The dining room tables can be joined or remain separate
The country style kitchen
The breakfast room offers flexible dining and would be perfect for feeding the kids
The sitting room is another large reception room
The TV room is a cosy room
Room 2 is a spacious four poster bedroom on the second floor.
En-suite  bathroom for room 2
Room 3 is a family bedroom on the second floor
Room 4 is a four poster double bedroom on the 2nd floor
En-suite shower room for room 4
Room 5 is a double bedroom on the second floor
Shared modern bathroom with jacuzzi bath on the second floor
Room 6 is a twin bedroom on the second floor
Room 7 is a double bedroom on the 2nd floor
In the summer months al fresco dining can take place
Room 1 is a twin bedroom on the first floor
The no-chemicals Hot Tub is very popular
Or just enjoy the grounds at your leisure
Exit by the west drive
Dunnottar Castle is worth a visit
Sitting room


15 December 2019
Rated 5 out of 5

What an absolute pleasure it was to hire this amazing castle for our special day thank you so much to the Lansley’s they were amazing from start to finnish and couldn’t of done anymore for us. All the family had a great time exploring and enjoying both inside and outside of the castle. What a gem of a place.

What a gem of a place.

23 September 2019
Rated 5 out of 5

Absolutely outstading place to rent, highly recommend!
Have just spent 3 nights here for my 40th birthday celebrations. Property speaks for itself out of this world. The owners were very communicative & helpful throughout the whole process so very welcoming & I’ll definetly be back. The accomodation has every amenity you possibly need & more & beds are very comfortable. Local area is beautiful & lots to do nearby

The owners were very communicative & helpful throughout the whole process

17 November 2018
Rated 5 out of 5

We stayed in the Castle and loved it. The castle is very old but well equipped, warm and comfortable and the owners were very welcoming. There was the odd technical issue in such an old buiIdling but this did not stop us from having an enjoyable weekend. They are dog friendly which is also fantastic. Would highly recommend this venue to anyone wanting a special stay in a real castle!

So glad to hear you enjoyed your 'castle experience'. The owners are super helpful and are always as accommodating as they can be. They're hoping you'll return for another visit!

Have used Scotts Castles before and would do so again. Staff are responsive and helpful, and we have always been offered a property that suits us. We are a large group that travels with several dogs and have built up a reputation for treating properties well and the staff at Scott Castles are aware of this and are very helpful in asking owners to accommodate a larger than usual group of dogs. We are delighted with the service we receive, thank you.

Thank you for your lovely comments. It means a lot to the team that their hard work is rewarded with good customer feedback. It goes without saying they're looking forward to helping you with the next trip!

11 May 2018
Rated 5 out of 5

Had this Castle in Arbroath for a three day weekend and what a great experience. Built in the 1500s and now tastefully renovated and fully equipped for large groups, the castle is a unique and great experience and caters for around 16 people so great for a family get together or a big weekend with friends. Beds were super comfortable and the gardens and surrounds are just lovely. A short drive into Arbroath for nice cafes and restaurants and lots to see and do in the nearby areas. Highly recommended and would love to return.

Highly recommended and would love to return.

14 November 2016
Rated 4 out of 5

Ticket all the boxes - was brilliant for family gathering ages 6 to 70 well equipped - owners explained everything and took time and effort to show us round - shame couldn't move the castle round country as like to go somewhere different each year

Great to hear this authentic castle ticked all of the boxes for your family gathering! We hope to be of help with future trips, please don't hesitate to get back in touch.

Overall service was good paperwork & contact was very efficient - only reason didn't give 5 stars was good house keeping deposit was due to be returned in 7 days and it was nearer 14

Great to hear you found our service efficient. Sorry if you missed this information on your paperwork but we do notify all guests that when a Good Housekeeping deposit is paid by cheque, this sometimes may take longer to return. We do offer card payment methods which allow for immediate return which may be helpful for future reference. 

21 July 2016
Rated 4 out of 5

The establishment was well excited with a friendly welding feel. As we had previously communicated with the owners handover was simple and straight forward.

So glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday at this beautiful castle, and that you had a friendly welcome from the owners. If we can help with any future plans for another get together please don't hesitate to get back in touch with us!

Didn't find that they were able to answer questions timeously. Felt it was a struggle to get an answer to a basic question or request for information. This has no reflection on the venu we visited.

Many thanks for your feedback, for any additional information above what is listed on the website, we are always very happy to help where we can as between our property department and the sales team we have all either visited or stayed in our properties. However for questions relating to a specific facility at the property we may sometimes just need to contact the owner on your behalf to clarify as they are often on site themselves so best placed to answer any details!

06 July 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful castle. It exceeded expectations.

Great to hear you all had a wonderful holiday at this beautiful castle!

Friendly and helpful service. Very professional.

Thanks so much for the lovely feedback regarding our service, glad we were able to help with your holiday plans.

07 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

This was a wonderful property in a nice area. We had a great break

Glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope the castle and grounds provided a relaxing break for you all.  

Service was very efficient. Great communication

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our service, it was lovely to help with your plans and great to hear you found our service helpful and efficient.

19 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5

mooi kasteel, veel ruimte en zeer vriendelijke eigenaren

Glad to hear that you found the castle spacious, and the owners friendly and welcoming.

prima service

Thank you for your great comments!

03 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5

John and sue were really friendly and welcoming. The castle was very homely. Surprisingly warm for such a large place. Kids and our dog lived running around outside. Would definitely go back in the future.

Many thanks for your feedback, fab to hear that the castle accommodated your group well and was warm and homely. I’m sure it was also fun exploring the grounds and making the most of the beautiful gardens!

Friendly and efficient staff always emailed me back straight away if I had a query. Would definitely used Scott's castles again in the future

Thank you, great that you found our service helpful and we would be very happy to assist with any future holiday plans you may have.

21 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5

Our stay at the castle was excellent, with great contact from both Scott's castles and the owners

Thank you for your feedback, so pleased you had an excellent stay at the castle and found our service helpful too.

We do hope we may be able to help again in the future, please don't hesitate to get back in touch.

Scott's castle kept me well informed of my holiday , an excellent service

Thank you for your feedback, so pleased you had an excellent stay at the castle and found our service helpful too.

We do hope we may be able to help again in the future, please don't hesitate to get back in touch.

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