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Sleeps 16 adults Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Aberdeenshire Town/village Inverurie

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Castle Tower Apartment, near Inverurie

Staying at this celebrated castle allows you to experience centuries of history in comfort and style, which those before you like Robert the Bruce could only imagine.

This is one of Scotland’s great castles and dates back to the 13th century, with five towers, each built and named after one of the five families who owned it in succession; of which one tower is now available to let for family and group holidays within easy drive of Aberdeen and the Moray Firth coastline. 

It is run by the National Trust for Scotland, and the main section of the castle is available for guided tours by the public, whilst the garden and grounds is open all year round. The letting apartment was refurbished in 2015 and comfortably accommodates a group of 16 guests, spread over four floors accessed via steep central turnpike stairs.  All the rooms have an old school charm and castle-like feel, and there is never any doubt you are staying in a real castle. Set amidst open parkland, with a loch and beautiful mature gardens, which all provide beautiful spaces for short or long walks in the country.

The drawing room is a delight with period antiques and fine historical portraitsGet comfy on the plush sofas in the cosy drawing roomThe large and elegant dining room is fit for any banquetThe Castle Tower is perfect for a group looking to explore the North East of ScotlandThe kitchen was modernised in 2015 and is on the second floor next to the dining roomThe library snug, perfect if you are looking for a little peace and quiet Carpeted turnpike stairs in the tower

Living Space

Reception rooms

Set over 5 floors, the impressive  receptions rooms are to be found on the 2nd floor of this tower, which is accessed via the turnpike stairs. The large elegant drawing room forms an L-shaped room, with windows overlooking to the front lawn of the castle and to the other side, the inner courtyard. With comfortable sofas and armchairs, there are period antiques and fine pictures throughout. Next door is a snug area, which is a library, which is ideal for children to play in peace and quiet or to get away for a moment to read the paper in your own space.

Kitchen / Dining

Set beside the drawing room on the second floor can be found the dining room, which is a very elegant room, with ornate ceiling work and tall windows with impressive curtains. The fine mahogany table and chairs seats everyone in great style and is ideal for a fine feast or special occasion meal.

The well equipped kitchen is next door, which was modernised in 2015, is more modest in scale and style, but is adequate for the needs of the group size. There is everything you would expect with an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and upright fridge freezer.

  • CD Player
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Garden, beautiful
  • Garden, Walled
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Microwave
  • Oven, hob, electric
  • Parking, 5 cars
  • Telephone, Honesty System
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV, Freesat channels
  • VCR
  • Walking, woodland
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Castle, stunning
'Parkburn' double bedroom on the first floor with a shared bathroomYou'll find stylish finishing touches in all of the bedrooms'Preston' double bedroom on the first floorSpacious bathroom with double shower cubicle'Tolquon' twin room on the second floor'Camaloun' double bedroom on the third floorThird floor landing spaceModern bathroom with shower cubicle'Fermartyn' twin room is located on the third floor'Gourdas' twin bedroom on the third floor'Rothiebrisbane' twin room at the top of the towerAll bathrooms are shared between the eight bedroomsThere are four bathrooms at the castle apartment

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 16

First floor - Parkburn double room with double bed; bathroom, with very large deep Victorian roll top bath, w.c and marble wash hand basin; Preston double room, with double bed.

Second floor - Tolquhon twin room, with two single beds; w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin.

Third floor - Camaloun double room with double bed; shower room, with shower cabinet with fixed shower and attachment, w.c and wash hand basin; separate w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin; Darnabo twin room, with two single beds; Gourdas twin room, with two single beds; Fermartyn twin room, with two single beds.

Fourth floor - Rothiebrisbane twin room, with two single beds; shower room, with shower cabinet with fixed shower and attachment, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • 3 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 5 Twin Bedroom With Shared Shower Room
 The self-catering apartment is located in the right towerDriveway beyond the gates leading up to the castle and groundsEntrance to the castle apartmentTo a Visit Scotland 4 star rating on a self-catering basisPerfect self-catering location in Scotland in all seasonsSet within its own grounds, which are open to the publicThe castle is set in mature gardens and open parkland, with plenty of wildlife around!

Grounds & Surrounds

Located 23 miles north of Aberdeen, at the edge of the village of Fyvie, within its own walled grounds and gardens, which are open to the public. With a general store, pub and hotel in the village, the nearest major superstore can be found in Inverurie, which is 10 miles away.

Golf courses can be found locally at Oldmeldrum or further afield at Cruden Bay or Royal Aberdeen. Fishing on the river Ythan or Deveron can be arranged locally. The Castle Trail is a draw in this area.  The nearest distillery is Glendronach. There is easy access to Aberdeen with its restaurants, clubs and shops. A falconry centre can be found near Huntly.

Conditions

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 and electricity

Notes & Warnings

Whilst the apartment is completely private, the main section of the castle is available for guided tours by the public, and the garden and grounds are open all year round.

The turnpike stairs are steep running over 4 floors, which means children and guests with walking difficulties should take extra care.

Travelling with a baby? The cot and highchair are not stored in the apartment. If you'd like to use them please make this known when you confirm your booking, so the owner knows to bring them out on arrival. 

LocationInverurie

Nestled in the valley of the River Don, in Aberdeenshire, the small town of Inverurie is known as the Heart of the region of Aberdeenshire called Garioch.  The town is home to the Glen Garioch Distillery, open to visitors who wish to learn more about the great Scottish whisky. Inverurie Golf course offers pleasant parkland and 18 holes for visiting golfers. A few miles south of the town is the striking Castle Frazer, where you can wander the baronial tower and attractive grounds and gardens. For keen walkers and explorers, the town is close to Bennachie, offering gentle walks or hikes to the top, the countryside has beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. The Bennachie Centre offers a lovely starting point to your exploration, where you can learn about the heritage of the place and people who lived in the area. 

Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire, located on the north east of Scotland’s mainland, boasts a unique array of landscape and heritage.  The historic county of Banffshire on the north coast is now commonly considered to be part of Aberdeenshire. The many miles of easterly coastline offers rugged cliffs as well as sandy beaches and appeals to watersport enthusiasts. The inland westerly border incorporates the Cairngorm National Park, attracting walkers and explorers. The region is home the Lecht Ski Resort, and Glenshee Ski Resort, so really can cater for a massive range of sports! Investigation of the Castle Trail is a must – the trail takes in 17 of the best castles Aberdeenshire has to offer, including Balmoral Castle, seasonal home to the Royal Family. Aberdeen plays a part in the oil and gas industry forming a land base for the North Sea oil rigs, however don’t be deceived by what you may find here – the city has won the ‘Britain in Bloom’ award a record breaking 13 times, thanks to its incredible number of parks and gardens, and is home to a beautiful stretch of sandy beach. Its nickname the ‘Granite City’ is courtesy of its quarrying history, and the famous 'Granite Mile' (Union Street) is home to many shops. The traditional neighbouring towns of Banff and Macduff sit on either side of the River Deveron, a popular fishing river, and nearby you will find the magnificent Duff House. Other large towns in the area include Peterhead and Fraserburgh, both fishing towns on the north east coast, and the market town of Inverurie. 

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 Aberdeenshire Type of location Countryside Nearest shop 0.2 mile miles Nearest supermarket 10 miles Nearest pub 0.2 mile miles
Nearest Airport
Aberdeen 25 miles
Nearest Train Station
Insch 10 miles
Aberdeen 28 miles
Country scenes in the surrounding area near HuntlyExplore the house and grounds at Duff House in BanffTake a drive through the local area and explore the countrysideCraigievar Castle near Alford, part of the Castle Trail

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