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Sleeps 9 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 Pets 2 Welcome Region Angus Town/village Brechin
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Castle Apartment, near Brechin (024a)

One of the most impressive looking family owned castles in Scotland, stay here and you will be able to dine out on the experience for years!

This outstanding castle apartment can be your home for a group of friends and family for the week or weekend. Set in 1,300 acres of superb landscaped grounds, this impressive castle, built in the 1790s, is a magnificent landmark in the Angus countryside. This west facing apartment is located on the second floor and is accessed by a separate internal staircase.

The sitting room, with an open fire, is set within the corner of the castle, with a feature snug area in a turret. You can dine in style in the elegant dining room or choose to breakfast in the kitchen. The five traditional and comfortable bedrooms offer accommodation for up to 9 guests, with four individual bathrooms available. A tennis court is available to use, as well as access to areas on this private estate which is not open to the public.

The sitting room is large enough for the whole groupWhat better than a warming open fireThe dining room is beautifully furnishedThe kitchen is perfect for catering for for the group sizeAnother of the bathrooms

Living Space

Reception rooms

The sitting room is a comfortable room, with an open fire, and is situated within one of the corners of the castle, with a cosy alcove within one of the turrets. It is well appointed with two comfortable sofas and a mirror above the fireplace. Whilst there is no TV in this room, there is one in the entrance hall, which houses a sofa and is a spare room, which acts as a TV room. All the rooms are tastefully furnished in keeping with the period of the castle and are brimming with antiques and finery.

Kitchen / Dining

The kitchen is a functional kitchen, with everything you would expect to find, a cooker, microwave, dishwasher and upright fridge freezer. It is modest in comparison to the grand setting. There is also a table and chairs in here, so 4 people can dine if numbers are smaller or breakfast is being staggered. The dining room is a more elegant room, with large table and comfortable chairs that seat 9 people in comfort and style.

Why not upgrade to semi or fully catered? 

Breakfast option

For those on a short stay we can provide a hamper with everything you will need to start your day.
Coffees, teas, cereals, farmhouse bread, butter and homemade marmalade and jams together with fruit, yoghurt and croissants will be left in the kitchen along with bacon and eggs to welcome you. Ideal for parties arriving late at night and not wanting to shop. Please order direct with the housekeeper a week in advance of your stay.

Per head £9 plus VAT (min 4 people)

Don’t want to Cook’ option

For any groups we can leave a homemade supper (with a main course and pudding, condiments and refreshments) for heating up in the apartment. Ideal for those arriving late and not wanting to start cooking! Please order direct with the housekeeper a week in advance of your stay.

Per head from £13 plus VAT (min 4 people)

Total pampering
For larger groups (8 persons and over) we can provide a 3-course dinner and breakfast all cooked and served for you together with daily cleaning. Drinks to be clients’ responsibility. Our housekeeping team will take care of everything for you, from making beds and tidying the kitchen to serving you a wonderful dinner. Come back to an immaculate house and the knowledge that you can simply put your feet up and soak up the atmosphere. There is an option to add packed lunches if you are fishing or heading out hill-walking. We can do this for 6 people but it will incur a £5 surcharge.  Plenty of notice required so please let our booking team or the housekeeper know if you'd like to consider this package.

Per person per day £75 plus VAT.

  • Accommodation, Additional
  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Housekeeping Services Available
  • Internet Access
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Open Fires
  • Oven, hob, electric
  • Tennis Court
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
The 'North' twin bedroomThe 'Green' bedroom is a double roomOne of the four bathrooms The 'Hunt' bedroom is a large bedroom in sizeThe 'Middle' bedroom has the largest room spaceThe 'Blue' bedroom is a cosy single room

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 9

Accommodation is provided for a group of 9 adults in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms, as follows:

Second floor

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

‘Green’ double room, with double bed;

‘Blue’ single room, with single bed; bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin;

‘Hunt’ double room, with double bed;

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

  • 1 Single Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
The magnificent castle frontage will take your breath away!The inner courtyard entrance to the apartment The ultimate castle experience for a family holiday or group getawayDoesn't this Scottish Castle look breathtaking at night?The holiday apartment is located on the second floorThe commanding gates to the castle groundsRed squirrels are about the grounds

Grounds & Surrounds

The castle is situated within its own secure private policy, surrounded by parkland and a deer park, set in 1,300 acres of countryside. Access to the policy is via electronic gates and there is a designated private parking area for a number of cars for the apartment. A communal tennis court is available on the estate.

Fishing on the South Esk can be arranged for you by the estate as extra. The Uppper Beat has a wonderful fishing hut and is walking distance to the castle. 

For golfers there are good golf courses in Brechin and Montrose, with the championship course at Carnoustie, 19 miles away. Beaches at Lunan Bay and St Cyrus are nearby. Family activities can be found at Brechin Castle Centre.


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.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen & towels; electricity; oil central heating and an initial supply of logs.

Notes & Warnings

PLEASE NOTE: The apartment is accessed by a stairwell leading up to the 2nd floor and may not be suitable for less able guests.

Please arrange directly with housekeepers prior to arrival (subject to availability).

We have 6 brand new GIANT mountain bikes at the castle complete with helmets and puncture repair kits that can be hired by the day or week. There are also maps and trails to take with you if you want some inspiration and guidance.

Per bike per day £10/per week £40


Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.

There is an allocated garden space in the grounds designated to this apartment.

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.

Please note that whilst Internet connection is available - it is not fast and it is not suitable for streaming and large data downloads. It can also be variable in strength and reliability.

Dogs are welcomed in the kitchen and sitting room areas of this property only.



Located in the rural Angus countryside, on the banks of the river South Esk, Brechin once enjoyed city status, thanks to its cathedral. Nowadays it’s recognised as a town, although is often still referred to as a city! The cathedral stands next to a unique and interesting 11th Century round tower, one of only two in Scotland of the style.  The town’s main attraction is its fantastic Caledonian Railway. The heritage steam railway runs a seasonal tourist service from the town’s Victorian Terminal up to the Bridge of Dun. The town has a strong Pictish history, and the Pictavia visitor attraction is an interesting exhibition of this heritage. The centre also has an adventure playground and nature trail for the kids! Golf can be found at the attractive parkland 18 hole Brechin Golf Course. 


From pristine sandy beaches, rolling agricultural landscapes and the majestic heather clad hills and lush forests of the Angus Glens, Angus offers a range of breath taking scenery to soak up. Out in the countryside there are many Munros which offer superb walking opportunities or there is some of the best salmon and sea trout fishing in Scotland. The city of Dundee has a vibrant and lively centre; a great family day out, with fantastic shopping facilities! The harbour is home to the Discovery Point Visitor Centre, home to the spectacular ship RRS Discovery. Arbroath is an old fishing port famous the world over for its smoked fish, the Arbroath Smokie. It was here, in the Abbey, that the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. The coastal town of Montrose offers beautiful sandy beaches, and is home to a large nature reserve known as the Basin, a haven for wildlife, a special favourite for wading birds due to its muddy nature! There are also wonderful beaches at Lunan Bay and St Cyrus. The spectacular Glamis Castle, which was the childhood home of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, is a fantastic family day out, and golfers must pay a visit to the famous Carnoustie championship golf course. 

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 Angus Type of location Private Estate Nearest shop 2 miles Nearest supermarket 2 miles Nearest pub 2 miles
Nearest Airport
Dundee 30 miles
Aberdeen 48 miles
Nearest Train Station
Montrose 7 miles
Travelling though this arch brings you into EdzellThe coastline at St Cyrus where there is an excellent beachTake in the views from the Cairn'o Mount on the way to Royal DeesideDunnottar Castle is a nice trip further up the east coast


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.

24th June 2018 Excellent 

Kinnard Castle is a majestic castle tucked away in beautiful woodlands - a haven for wildlife. The castle, its décor and the grounds speak for itself - an amazing place of beauty. The extensive gardens and woodlands can be seen from the apartment where you can watch deer, pheasants, squirrels and rabbits - just magical. From the moment we arrived at the gatehouse and started the drive to the castle we were in awe.

Kinnard Castle is a very special place offering a sense of royalty. Entrance via the romantic courtyard leads you to the stairs of the apartment. All rooms have impressive period detail, they are comfortable, cosy and have the most amazing fireplaces. You have to see it to believe it.

We can't wait to return.

Service rating : Thanks so much, look forward to welcoming you back to Scotts.
Product : We agree, its a stunning place, I'll pass your comments to the owner who will be delighted to hear you had such a great time

13th August 2015 Excellent 

What a fabulous location - peaceful, stunning, everything you could wish for - great base from which to explore

Service rating : Thank you for your excellent feedback, glad we could assist with your last minute plans! We hope to be of help again in the near future.
Product : Fabulous to hear you had a peaceful stay, we totally agree the castle and grounds are stunning! Please let us know if you ever wish to return, we would be delighted to help!

15th November 2014 Excellent 

Beautifully furnished and very cosy, despite being very large!

Many thanks for your feedback much appreciated!

So pleased you enjoyed your holiday at this fabulous castle apartment, we hope we can help with any plans you may have in the future!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

17th September 2014 Excellent 

Absolutely perfect, our own castle for our honeymoon

Great to hear you found our service efficient and professional ... and also enjoyed this beautiful castle for your honeymoon - congratulations!

We hope that should you ever wish to return to Scotland, that we can be of help once more.

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

4th September 2014 Excellent 

We absolutely loved staying at the castle. The rooms were amazing and the grounds were so beautiful. We loved waking up to see the deer outside - the most lovely views. It was also a super base for touring around Angus and there were two beautiful beaches close by - Lunan Bay and St Cyrus. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

Thank you for your great feedback, it's a pleasure to hear you found both the booking process and staff helpful.

Sounds like you all had a great time at the castle and made the most out of your trip .. we hope we can be of help should you ever wish to return!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

28th August 2014 Excellent 

The apartment was amazing, so much room and history to surround ourselves in. Very comfortable, everything we needed was there.
Brilliant support from Jan who was extremely friendly, genuine and a lovely lady.

Thank you for your invaluable feedback. It sounds like a great time was had by all and we will certainly pass your comments on to the owners.

Should you ever wish to re book again, please don't hesitate to get in touch we would be delighted to help!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

9th July 2014 Excellent 

We were given a very warm welcome from Jan the Castle's housekeeper on arrival. The apartment was huge and wonderful, full of beautiful pieces of furniture. It was like having our very own stately home! Rather a long trek up the stairs but hey it's in a castle and to be expected and proved to be good exercise. The rooms were lovely, the beds comfortable with good quality bedding, the whole apartment was clean and surprisingly warm. It is Scotland and even in summer we did use the open fire on a couple of evenings to take the chill off and for ambience. Boy does that fire pump out the heat, best open fire I have ever experienced. The castle estate grounds are great for a walk and the tennis court fun. We had a great time and will definitely return, but for longer as a week was not long enough! :-)

Thanks so much for your comments. Great to hear that you were pleased with our service throughout and enjoyed your stay at this lovely Castle!

We look forward to hearing from you when you wish re book again in the future. And would be delighted to help again!

2nd June 2014 Excellent 

Good facilities, well prepared and maintained. Excellent location.
Missed a close sitting out area, but good walking

Thank you for your feedback and further to our conversation, I’m sorry you found our requirement to bank a security bond unreasonable. Should you wish to return to MacDuff again, we’d be happy to ask the owner if she’d consider offering to waive or receive the bond from you herself.

We prefer not to receive the bond any more than 7 days up to the holiday start date. We offer this service for the benefit of owners and clients for FREE with a guaranteed 7 day return for online debit/credit payments. Cheque & bank transfers are accepted but take longer to return which we advise in our literature. Most agencies letting large holiday houses of this nature require a security bond, generally payable to the owners direct. We feel holding it ourselves provides a measure of security guests may otherwise not enjoy.


9th October 2013 Great 

The ambience of the castle environment was fine with lots of space inside and out. A few thoughts though;

1 the heating didn't seem to come on so whilst the open fire kept the lounge warm on an evening it was on the cool side in the mornings especially the bathrooms

2 The 60 steps up to the level of the apartment were an issue especially when unloading/loading the car. I think I climbed 2500 feet in the week. A small mountain! Just need to make this clear in any advertising etc

3 a small issue was that only one of the two bedrooms was available initially, rectified on request to the housekeeper.

4 kitchen was nicely equipped with everything needed

Thank you for your positive comments and review. Having inspected this wonderful apartment many times and stayed here in the past, I have tried to make everyone aware that it is on the second floor and have mentioned this five times in the advertising text, including a warning that it may be unsuitable for the less able. I am glad to hear that the housekeeper rectified any other minor issue and we recommend that these are dealt with directly to ensure you have the type of holiday that you envisaged. We look forward to helping with any future plans to visit Scotland, and don’t forget we offer a loyalty discount to returning guests.

Property Manager
Scotts Castle Holidays

8th April 2013 Excellent 

Everything fantastic! We all had a wonderful relaxing time. Beautifully furnished, surprisingly warm and a lovely blend of old and new. Throughly recommend and hope to return in the future.

Thank you for your positive feedback, lovely to hear that you had a fantastic stay at this beautiful property and may wish to return again!

Great that you found our service to be excellent, we would love to welcome you back on holiday with us again in the future. Should you wish to book again, don't forget Scott's Castle Holidays offer a Loyalty discount for returning guests (T&C's apply)

Scotts Castle Holidays

1st January 2016 Excellent 

Loved it. Four generations staying here for the Christmas week. Nine people in total from 20 months to 82. Plenty of space for everyone. Very well appointed with nice big rooms. All beds nice and comfy. Spacious dining room, big kitchen. Everything we needed was provided.
Loved the big open fire in the sitting room. A huge pile of firewood provided on arrival, and plenty more available if required.
Four bathrooms was a great help, especially with continual hot water.
The grounds were lovely, and we had several walks around the estate. Our 20 month old grandson loved seeing the deer and horses. He also enjoyed himself immensely in the apartment as the corridors were great for him to run up and down.
One of the biggest plusses for me personally was the silence and darkness at night when going to sleep. No ambient light and only the noise of the countryside.
All in all a wonderful week, and would definitely recommend staying here.

Service rating : Thank you for your excellent feedback, great to hear you found our service efficient and we hope to be of help again in the future!
Product : It sounds like you all had the best time for your Christmas stay! Great to hear you found this quaint castle apartment comfortable and spacious, it sounds like there was something for everyone but it looks like your wee grandson had the most fun exploring the castle and grounds!

Any feedback is considered invaluable, so thank you very much for taking the time to comment. Don't forget to claim your loyalty discount if you wish to return again in the future.

16th August 2015 Excellent 

Wonderful, beautiful, spacious, private and well equipped. Couldn't ask for more.

Service rating : Great to hear the lovely key holder Jan met you on arrival, and we would be delighted to place your loyalty discount on the next stay at the castle should you wish to return.
Product : Sounds like the stay was the perfect castle holiday you wished for!

8th January 2015 Excellent 

This apartment has everything you could need for a family/friend gathering/holiday.
The beds were extremely comfy, the bathrooms well appointed and the Lounge very inviting with large comfortable sofa's and a log fire. It was very relaxing and peaceful place to stay.

Many thanks for your feedback. We were delighted we could be of help with your plans, so pleased you found our service helpful.

Sounds like you all enjoyed the fabulous apartment, which I am sure the owners will be pleased to hear too! Great you had a relaxing stay, to see in the New year!

We hope to help again in the future, if you would like to rebook.

19th November 2014 Excellent 

We really settled down very quickly as it was warm and inviting on initial approach . The rooms were all different , with great 'old' character furniture that you just would not get in the likes of Premier Inns . The beds were very comfortable with its feather down quilts , and the baths large with plenty of warm water to sink into. The lounge was large , comfortable and wow to have a log fire blazing on cold nights reminded me of my childhood. The large dining table was much appreciated as we had invited several local friends to lunch and so the sense of family was enhanced and the lunch really enjoyed. Jan the housekeeper was a bonus , so willing to help and was a fount of information about the history of Kinnaird Castle and lots more.
The countryside ..... well there is plenty of it , and for a while we could pretend to be Lord and Lady of the manor viewing our estate .
Yes we would love to go back and we most likely will .

26th August 2014 Excellent 

Was sad to have to leave. Loved the window seats in the turrets in the living room and walks around the estate.

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful apartment. I have stayed in this castle myself and loved the walks around the estate and the deer park, it was a wonderful experience and felt like having my own castle!

Scotts Castle Holidays

19th April 2013 Excellent 

Spacious and comfortable, real sense of history.

Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful stay in this beautiful castle. Don't forget we offer a loyalty discount to returning clients, and I hope we can help with future holiday plans.

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