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Sleeps 24 adults Bedrooms 13 Bathrooms 10 Pets Not accepted Region Perthshire Town/village Meigle
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Beautiful Historic Mansion, near Meigle (022)

If you are looking for a large holiday house in Scotland, then this wonderfully atmospheric country house, offering elegance and comfort, makes this the ideal venue for larger groups.

This elegant Georgian mansion house, with its 13th century stone spiral staircase at the core of the building, is a well-appointed historic large holiday home. Brimming with period features and antique furniture, this magnificent mansion house will be the perfect venue for your family holiday, intimate wedding or weekend away for a large group. You will be met by the professional housekeeper, who manages and maintains the house, whilst the bookings are on a self-catering basis, if other services are required, like catering or additional housekeeping then this can also be arranged as extra.

With accommodation for up to 24 people and a dining capacity for 30 people around one table, it is an ideal large holiday house. The main drawing room is a very large room, with many other seating areas around the house available for use. The dining room is superb and dining here is always a highlight. A games room is also available. Situated within 16 acres of well-maintained grounds and policy, there are lawns, woodlands and a walled garden to explore. The outdoor swimming pool is heated from June to August inclusive.  

This Robert Lorimer designed drawing room is a feast for the eyesThe spacious and elegant dining room always proves popularOriginal turnpike stairs still forms the core of this holiday houseGarden views from the sitting roomAnother attractive view from the bay windowThe splendid billiard room for evening entertainment

Living Space

Reception rooms

On entering, there are a series of halls which run through the house like a railway carriage, with the entrance hall having a snug area. The main feature of this grand house is the large drawing room, which was added in the 1920’s and was designed by the renowned architect Robert Lorimer. It is a large impressive room with painted panelled walls, ceilings with swags, tall picture windows and is just a show-stopper of a room. With large sofas, grand piano, and antiques – this is a superb room to entertain in. (Please note that for insurance purposes the fire cannot be lit in this room).

Steps take you along the corridor to what is known as the writing room, which is an area with some seating, then to the main inner hall and then to a secondary sitting room, which has comfortable seating and a TV. Additionally, there is the games room with full size snooker table which can be found on the floor below. The best Internet coverage is within the games room, kitchen and secondary sitting room.

Kitchen / Dining

The large kitchen on two levels can be found to the rear of the house, with two distinctive areas, one for cooking and the breakfasting area which has a country pine table that can seat up to 8 people.

The kitchen was renovated to modern standards in 2018 and has been equipped with all the modcons required to cater for large groups.  Cooks will be able to enjoy the use of an Electric Aga, Gas Hob and double oven with microwave plus two dishwashers to keep on top of all that used crockery!  

There's plenty of storage for dry and wet goods. A new Miele frost free fridge freezer has been installed as well as a Gorenje under counter fridge.  And you'll find all the usual kitchen gadgets from food processors to 6 slice toasters.

The dining room is a long elegant room, just off the kitchen, which faces out to the main lawn. A long table can be arranged to fit the group required, anything up to 30 people around the table, making it ideal for entertaining a large group.

  • Aga
  • Billiard room
  • CD Player
  • Cooker, Range
  • Cots, 2
  • Croquet Set
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Garden Furniture
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair, 2
  • Internet Access
  • Microwave
  • Snooker Room
  • Swimming Pool, outdoor
  • TV
  • TV, Sky
  • VCR
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • BBQ, 2
  • Toaster, commercial
  • Laundry room
  • MP3 Player
  • EPC Rating = E
The 'Cox' first floor double bedroom is one of the largest bedroomsThe 'Cox' double room - another angleThe 'Nairne' double room on the first floorThe shower room available to the 'Nairne' bedroomThe 'Strathmore' bedroom on the first floor The 'De Tyrie' first floor twin bedroomThe bathroom available to the 'De Tyrie' bedroomThe 'Glamis' double bedroomThe 'Lady In Waiting' bedroomThe 'Bruce' first floor twin bedroomThe allocated bathroom for the 'Bruce' bedroomThe 'Wallace' first floor twin bedroomThe 'Warncliffe' twin room on the lower ground floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 24

Accommodation is provided for a group of 24 adults in 13 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms and 4 shower rooms, as follows:

Lower Ground floor

‘Elizabeth’ twin bedroom, with two single beds; bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin;

‘Wharncliffe’ twin bedroom, with two single beds and wash hand basin.

First floor

‘Cox’ suite consists of bedroom with king size double bed, bedroom with single bed, bedroom with small double bed, en-suite bathroom with bath only and wash hand basin, separate w.c and separate shower room;

‘De Tyrie’ twin bedroom has two single beds; bathroom, with bath, w.c and wash hand basin;

‘Nairne’ bedroom consists of a double bed; bathroom, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin;

‘Sidlaw’ single bedroom with single bed;

‘Lady-in-waiting’ double bedroom with double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath only and wash hand basin; separate w.c; bathroom, with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin;

‘Bruce’ twin bedroom, with two single beds and wash hand basin;

‘Wallace’ twin bedroom, with two single beds, with en-suite shower-room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin;

‘Glamis’ suite, with double bed and wash hand basin, with en-suite sitting room, with en-suite bathroom, with bath, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin;

‘Strathmore’ double bedroom with double bed; shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • 2 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 3 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 Twin Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
  • 2 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room
  • 1 Double Bedroom With Private Shower Room
Welcome to this delightful holiday house near PerthThe view across the front lawn to the holiday houseThe unheated external swimming pool, for summer season only (from 2018)

Grounds & Surrounds

Set within 16 acres of enclosed grounds, that is shaped like a balloon, with the long string being the tree lined drive up to the main policy. Surrounded by mixed woodlands there is a formal lawn to the front of the house, where croquet can be played or a marquee can be erected. An outdoor heated swimming pool is available weather permitting from June – August.

There is parking for about 10 cars to the front and for more to the rear of the house.

It is located 18 miles north east of Perth, situated in the Vale of Strathmore, in the shadow of the Sidlaw hills. A village store, pub and hotels can be found within 2 miles of the property. Blairgowrie, Perth and Dundee have supermarkets for bulk shopping. Glamis Castle is nearby, with the Angus Glens and the Cateran Trail being ideal for walking trips. For those with an interest in golf, then the course of Rosemount is nearby, as well as numerous local courses at Alyth and beyond. In the winter months, nearby Glenshee provides a perfect base for skiing and winter sports. A clay pigeon shooting centre is in the vicinity.


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen & towels; electricity; oil central heating.

Notes & Warnings

Subject to booking there may be flexibility on arrival and departure times, with further information available closer to the time by the housekeeper.

Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair, please make sure you submit a note on your booking form requesting these items so the owner knows to put them out for you on arrival.

Please note that all fireplaces are decorative fireplaces only and not in working use.

Please be aware that the piano at the property is unused and not tuned on a regular basis, and is more a decorative item than a functional playing piano. Guests are welcome to play the piano, but for those wishing to arrange a musical event, then the provision of a professional keyboard may be more appropriate.


A facility fee is applicable for any weddings that require a marquee on the front lawn


Perthshire is a natural choice for visitors as geographically it is in the very heart of Scotland. Its popularity is no wonder; with the lush lowland pastures of the south meeting the rugged grandeur of the Highlands, this county is beautifully rich in scenery and magnificent landscapes. The old county of Kinross-shire is now generally considered to be part of this region, and the local council area is now called Perth and Kinross. Kinross sits beside the beautiful Loch Leven, with Lochleven Castle nearby. The central point is the city of Perth, the fair city bustles with life, with the river Tay running through it. The impressive Scone Palace is nearby, which was the crowning place for Scottish Kings. Perthshire is also home to the world famous Gleneagles Hotel and leisure complex. This is also Big Tree Country, with the world's highest hedge at Meikleour, Europe's oldest tree, the widest conifer in Britain, the sole survivor from Shakespeare's Birnam Wood and many more fascinating trees. Why not visit Glenshee and take part in some skiing, or try mountain biking through the many hills and glens. Blair Castle is an impressive site, and with expansive grounds and an adventure playground, will entertain the whole family. 

Highlands and Islands

This region takes in Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness and the islands include the Inner and Outer Hebrides as well as Orkney and the Shetland islands. For spectacular scenery the Highlands of Scotland provides some of the best, with a huge expanse of area full of mountains, lochs and glens full of romance, wildlife and scenic beauty. The heritage of this area includes Culloden, taking the ferry to the Isle of Skye or just taking in one of the many castles like Eilean Donan. There is also an immense range of wildlife to be found. 


Area Perthshire Type of location Private Estate Nearest shop 1 Mile miles Nearest supermarket 8 miles Nearest pub 1 Mile miles
Nearest Airport
Dundee 12 miles
Edinburgh 58 miles
Nearest Train Station
Dundee 12 miles
Perth 18 miles
In summer this area is abundant with soft fruit for saleScone Palace is a popular visitor attractionIn summer or winter, Glenshee Ski centre is closeby


Feefo is an independent feedback service used by Scotts Castle Holidays to give you an opportunity to see how other guests feel about this property.

20th September 2019 Great 

A great house and once all backlog in maintenance is done it will be 5 *
Fantastic kitchen and dining room with sufficient crockery, glasses and linnen.
Surrounding is beautiful and very quiet.

Service rating : Thanks for your feedback, we're eager to get photos of the new kitchen and glad to hear you enjoyed all the mod cons!
Product : The owner loved having you to stay and hopes you'll return again by which time he hopes it'll have moved from a comfortable 4 star to luxury 5 star property with all the work he has planned!

14th August 2019 Excellent 

Fantastic house , very well equipped very clean , super pool and very friendly and helpful service from Douglas .Would recommend to anyone looking for a special location for family gathering .We had a unforgettable week st Drumkilbo

Thanks for the five star review - we would agree that it's a brilliant venue & very centrally located in Scotland for family gatherings.

28th September 2018 Great 

Great house for a family gathering.

Service rating : That's great news! Thanks for the recommendation. We look forward to helping with your next holiday.

Product : Yes, we think so too! Glad to hear you had a great time. Thanks for the feedback.

5th May 2017 Great 

Brilliant venue for our large group, including 9 children. Own website described it as 5 star and certainly would not describe it as that, more faded grandeur ! Our main concern was the tone of the pejorative notices everyone, we felt the same message could have been given in a much more pleasant fashion. The house was amazing and we had a wonderful time but we did feel these notices were as a result of previous difficult guests.

Service rating : Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear that you found our service friendly and helpful. Sorry for any confusion regarding lightbulbs, we've checked again with the owners and replacement bulbs are provided and changed by the housekeeper onsite upon request.

Product : Sounds like you had a fantastic time at this holiday house! Getting helpful messages across and the balance right is not easy, thank you for calling in we have passed on your feedback and overall we are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time.

11th April 2017 Excellent 

Fantastic property, well supplied with everything required for a special occasion.

Service rating : Great to hear you rate our service five stars, glad we could help with the birthday weekend for you all and you found the booking process straight-forward

Product : Sounds like you all had a fantastic time at this holiday house and enjoyed the celebrations, great to hear you had everything you needed. If you ever fancy a return visit for another birthday, please don't hesitate to get back in touch.

31st March 2017 Excellent 

Property was stunning and spotless
Perfect for large groups

Service rating : Thrilled to hear you found our service efficient and prompt at answering your queries, along with clear travel documents. We hope to help should you plan any future trips, don't forget to claim your loyalty discount next time!

Product : Totally agree this stunning mansion is perfect for large groups. Glad you rated it five stars and found it spotless! Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you ever plan to return.

5th January 2017 Excellent 

We planned a family week together and this was the perfect location to relax and enjoy our Christmas reunion.

Service rating : Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, it was a pleasure to help with your Christmas break and we're glad you found all of our information and courtesy follow ups helpful along the way.

Product : Sounds like a lovely relaxing Christmas break was had by all at this beautiful mansion, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you ever wish to return.

23rd October 2016 Great 

The whole family loved the property - perfect for a large group of people.

Service rating : Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, glad that you found our service helpful and the booking process was smooth and hassle free! 

Product : Great to hear your family loved the stay in this beautiful mansion, we would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future should you wish to book a return trip! 

7th May 2016 Excellent 

Drumkilbo was perfect for our 50th Birthday party of 19. The rooms were spotless, the beds comfy with fine cotton duvets & linen. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need with adjacent bar area & beer/wine cooler! Dining room beautiful and a great reception/sitting room at the other end of this marvellous house.
The owner, a charming gentleman, was able to join us for afternoon tea. We will be back to Drumkilbo - need to find another excuse well before our next big Birthdays in 10 years!

Service rating : Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback for our service. Great that you found all our team helpful and friendly on the phone, and that viewing the property also helped with making the plans for your special get together.  Don’t forget to check our holiday idea page with tips on cooking for large groups and organised activities!

Product : Sounds like this stunning mansion was all you hoped for, and perfectly suited for your celebration. We agree, the dining room and grand drawing room are ideal for a large gathering, and I’m sure meeting the owner was a lovely welcome. Don’t forget to claim your loyalty discount for your next trip!

10th April 2016 Excellent 

Great house with plenty space and had a grand feel! A few too many rules came out of wood work just before event but we worked around them! I think previous bad experiences led to rules!
Weather was dry which made for a better occasion as we could use the grounds and be outside. Plenty bathrooms, warm water available all the time. Comfy beds and decoration in keeping with the house.

Service rating : Thank you for your feedback, we were delighted to help with your weekend away and hope we can be of assistance again in the future - great to hear you found our service friendly and professional, we are certainly very happy to help with any of those little extras where possible!

Product : We are delighted to hear you had an excellent time at this beautiful mansion and that the weather was kind to you throughout your stay, sounds like you really made the most of the house and grounds! Great that the misunderstanding regarding catering was resolved swiftly between yourselves and the owners, we are always very happy to double check these extras for guests beforehand if notified at enquiry stage, to avoid any confusion as given the nature of letting such unique large  houses, they all come with different guidelines. Don't forget to claim your loyalty discount if you ever wish to re book.

18th February 2016 Great 

We have stayed here before. Great house, the kitchen good do with a bit of an upgrade. We self catered and took a lot of the food part prepared so we managed fine.

Service rating : Delighted to hear you found us helpful, it was a pleasure assisting with your return trip to this beautiful mansion. Can't wait to help arrange your next stay!
Product : Thank you for your feedback, all comments are invaluable and we will pass these on. We are pleased you enjoyed your second visit, sounds like you were all very well prepared and hope to hear from you again in the future.

21st November 2015 Excellent 

The house was perfect for our needs. Only negative comment was there were lots of lightbulbs out, but overall we were delighted and the household manager (Carol) was great. They were also kind enough to accommodate our request not to take the extra cottage at late moment. I understand the owner was actually staying there while we were on premises so we were lucky it worked out for them to do this.

Service rating : Thank you for your review, so pleased to of been of help with such a special booking for you and you found our team a pleasure to deal with. We hope we may be able to help again in the future!

As explained from your initial enquiry, all of our properties usually let for self-catered holiday purposes, however there are a few venues that are very geared up for weddings but extra fees would apply for hosting this onsite. This is a standard charge for use of the house over and above the usual self-catered rental and the rates are set and requested by the owners to cover additional strain/ use of the facilities onsite rather than additional supplies which would normally be provided by the group.

I am sure the owners would be very happy to help clarify this further for you, if you are still unsure of the charges that were payable.
Product : So pleased that the house was perfect for your needs and it sounds like you have some lovely memories from your big day! We totally agree Carol is very accommodating and a great help, lovely to hear any minor niggles were resolved promptly for you!

With regards to the cottage adjustment, fantastic that we could arrange the refund before your stay, the owners were very happy to offer this. Should you ever wish to re book please don’t hesitate to get in touch we would be very happy to help and look forward to hearing.

28th October 2015 Excellent 

A home not just an accommodation. Has everything you need for your stay. Spacious rooms. Clean and social kitchen and dining room .

Service rating : We are delighted to hear you couldn't of found our team more helpful whilst planning your trip! Thanks so much for your feedback and we hope to hear from you again in the future.
Product : Great to hear such excellent comments and glad you found everything onsite you needed during your stay, as well as clean, comfortable rooms.

Don't forget to claim your loyalty discount if you wish to re book with us again in the future!

27th July 2015 Great 

Drumkilbo was wonderful and meet our needs.

Service rating : Great to hear - hope we can help again in the future!
Product : Glad to hear this beautiful house met your need and sounds like you had a nice holiday! Please don't hesitate to get in touch again in the future!

20th November 2014 Great 

Had a great time , only down side was there early departure required on the day of leaving 10 was early, 11 or even better 12 would have gave us a chance to have breakfast together and still have time to tidy up

Thank you for your comments, glad you found our website and communication helpful!

Lovely to hear you had a nice time overall at this beautiful house. Although the housekeepers do try and be as flexible as possible with check in/out times, they do have a tight time frame to turn these large properties around in between groups, so a later check out is sometimes not possible. It’s always worth asking though just in case!

By all means if you wish to book again please get in touch and if a later check out is a requirement, we would be happy to ask on your behalf prior to booking. Although this is often something that cannot be confirmed until nearer to the time.

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

27th September 2014 Excellent 

Property was excellent and reception and tour by housekeeper was very good, inluding the tip about arriving ahead of guests so we could be shown around properly. Also being flexible enough to allow us to access property earlier was helpful!

Many thanks for your feedback and glad you found our service helpful. We are pleased that on this occasion the owner was able to accommodate your request to open up the pool for use, we hope your family had a wonderful stay in this beautiful mansion and we look forward to hearing from you again in the future!

Scotts Castle Holidays

17th September 2014 Excellent 

Amazing house all guests had a fantastic weekend some said best weekend they have ever had. Recommended caterer was also fantastic Mark Buille

Many thanks for your feedback, lovely to hear that you all had an amazing time .. sounds like your evening dinner was also very nice!!

We hope we can be of assistance again in the future if you ever wish to return.

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

11th September 2014 Great 

Impressive property but poorly appointed.

Thank you for your feedback and we have always found this property to be impressive. We welcome all suggestions regarding improvements and these can be passed on accordingly. We are glad that you found our service to be efficient and helpful, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Antony Sherlock
Property Manager

9th July 2014 Excellent 

An excellent property and a wonderful experience.

Thanks for the feedback, and lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay in this stunning mansion. Look forward to helping with your next trip to Scotland!

Scotts Castle Holidays

5th February 2014 Excellent 

Fantastic grand house, impressive gardens. Great place for large groups to stay.

Lovely to hear your group enjoyed their stay in this beautiful house, we do offer a loyalty discount to returning guests so we would be more than happy to apply this discount to your next holiday booked through us!

Scotts Castle Holidays

15th November 2013 Excellent 

All of our party thoroughly enjoyed their visit from the youngest to the oldest. Accommodation was comfortable and well equipped even for 20 people. The only drawbacks were the very variable mobile phone signals - depending on the phone company some guests could not get a signal at all - and some of the bedrooms were a bit cold even with the heating on. The grounds were beautiful even this late in the year. Everyone enjoyed exploring and seeing the deer and red squirrels was a particular highlight.

Many thanks for your feedback. Great to hear that you found our website and service helpful!

So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Drumkilbo House overall and managed to catch glimpse of some of the wildlife too, we shall certainly pass all of your comments on.

Don't forget we offer a loyalty discount for returning guests and we would love to help with any future plans you may have to re book.

Scotts Castle Holidays

30th October 2013 Excellent 

We stayed here for a surprise 25th Wedding Anniversary and had no issues what so ever. The property was absolutely stunning, and the tour from the owner Mr Bunting was most informative and helpful. Every person in my party, from 3 years old to 73 years old throroughly enjoyed themselves. I would definately stay here again.

Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you found our service to be efficient and helpful and we would love to assist with any future plans you may have!

Also, great to hear you enjoyed your celebrations at Drumkilbo House, we shall certainly pass your comments on to the owners. Don’t forget we do offer a loyalty discount for returning guests, should you like to re book!

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