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Sleeps 18 adults
+ 4 children
Bedrooms 11 Bathrooms 6 Pets 2 Welcome Region Inverness-shire Town/village Beauly
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Highland Castle + Cottage, near Beauly (153B)

This wonderful castle sits proudly in its own private estate, enjoying stunning views down a Highland glen, only 40 minutes from a major International airport.

This historic Scottish castle is located west of Inverness, sitting centrally within its own 12,000 acre private sporting estate. The L-plan building dates back to the 13th century with later additions added in the Georgian and Victorian eras. The grounds are substantial and consist of lawns, which are ideal for football or croquet. A hot tub is available from June to October. The main section of the building i.e. the heart of the castle is let on an exclusive use basis. A small section to the front is retained for the owner’s occasional use.

2018 only; if your numbers exceed 16, a 3 bedroom cottage on the estatemay be booked as extra however in 2019 this cottage will be let independently of the castle.

From 2019; the owners private wing will be relocated to the top floor and the castle will be able to accommodate 16 adults + 4 children (total 20).

The reception hall has an impressive array of stuffed animal headsThe drawing room with antiques and comfortable sofasThe hallway has a magnificent sweeping stairway to the floors above.Formal dining room with fine mahogany dining table and chairsThe well equipped kitchenA full sized billiard table and table football table in the games roomTable tennis is also available for light hearted funOriginal features throughout the castle include the dinner gongAll the castle bedrooms are on the first and second floorsFabulous feature pitch pine staircaseWell equipped and modernised kitchen in the estate cottage.Cosy sitting room in the additional estate cottage.

Living Space

Reception rooms

You enter the building at ground level from the rear through a small porch. There’s a large, tiled utility room for drying wet outdoor gear, followed by a store room leading back outside the building to the hot tub (available for guest use from June to October). A large traditional games room with full size billiard table and table football table is also on this level, perfect for keeping everyone entertained. Access to the main living space is up a spiral staircase.

From 2019: guests may access the castle from the front or back and have greater use of all floors. Some will remain locked as they are used by the owner when no one else is in residence. The managers will retain a private section on the top floor which may sometimes be occupied but no facilities are shared except the back staircase. If we are in residence we will be using the back door.

First Floor
Whilst the rear entrance to the castle is modest, once you’ve made it up onto the first floor you’ll come across a magnificent grand hallway with a wood panelled sweeping staircase, which is more “Monarch of the Glen” than “Gone with the Wind”. This reception hall continues on and there is a very impressive array of stuffed animal heads. The drawing room is comfortably furnished with fine antique portraits and an open fire; the perfect spot to discuss plans for the day ahead. The dining room, breakfast room and kitchen are also located on this level along with two bedrooms and a shower room.

Kitchen / Dining

First Floor
Situated on the first floor are all the reception rooms, including the dining room, breakfast room and kitchen. The dining room is a formal room with a fine mahogany table comfortably seating up to 18 guests.
The kitchen is located opposite and is a simply furnished functional room, with two cooking ranges, both of which have 6-ring gas hobs and double ovens. A kitchen table can seat up to 6 people in this room, but there is also a breakfast room next door that can seat 8 people.

In-house catering
If you’d like to upgrade your holiday to include some home baked meals, the housekeeper can make herself available as extra with reasonable notice, so please do ask at the time of booking if this is something that appeals to you.

Ground Floor
Additionally there’s a spacious tiled utility room on the ground floor which has access from outside and inside. A perfect spot for drying wet coats and boots (and dogs!). If you are thinking of bringing a pet, please do note the owners insist on dogs being restricted to use of this room only and are not permitted anywhere else in the castle. It may therefore only suit owners of dogs who are used to this sort of arrangement.

  • Bed, Four Poster
  • Catering quotes available on request
  • Complimentaries, Bathrobes, toiletries
  • Cot
  • Croquet Set
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing, Ghillie available
  • Freezer
  • Freezer, extra
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Fridge, extra
  • Garden, Walled
  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms
  • Heating, Central
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping Services Available
  • Internet Access
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Open Fires
  • Oven, hob, gas
  • Piano, Upright
  • Snooker Room
  • Sporting activities available
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • TV, Sky
  • View, Game
  • Walking, guided, hill
  • Walking, woodland
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Oven, double, hob, gas/electric, 6 ring
  • Castle, stunning
Room 1 is a double room with a fine antique bed on the first floorRoom 2 is the first floor twin room with single sleigh bedsModern shower cubicle on the first floorRoom 3 is a four poster double bedroom on second floor.Relax in one of the luxurious dressing gowns, available for each guestMonogrammed towels with complimentary biscuitSecond floor shared bathroom with a massive marble edged bathtubRoom 4 is another gorgeous four poster double room on the second floorLuxury extras in the form of toiletries, bath robes & towels available.Room 6 is a double bedroom on the second floorRoom 8 is the bright and spacious family room on the second floor.Room 1 is the first floor double bedroom in the cottageRoom 2 is the first floor twin bedroom in the cottageRoom 3 is the first floor twin bedroom in the cottageEn-suite shower room for room 3

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 18 + 4

Accommodation is provided for a group of 12 adults and 4 children in 8 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and 1 shower room, as follows:

First floor – accommodating 4 guests
Room 1, double bedroom, with double bed;
Room 2, twin bedroom, with two single beds; shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

Second floor – accommodating 12 guests
Room 3, double bedroom, with four poster double bed; bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin;
Room 4, double bedroom, with four poster double bed;
Room 5, twin bedroom, with two single beds; w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin; bathroom, with bath only and wash hand basin;
Room 6, double bedroom (which adjoins to single room next door), with double bed;
Room 7, single bedroom (which adjoins to room next door), with single bed;
Room 8, accessed by separate stairs, is a triple bedroom, with three single beds.

Ground floor, Cottage (2018 only)

Room 1, double room, with double bed; bathroom, with bath, w.c and wash hand basin;

Room 2, twin bedroom, with two single beds, with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin;

Room 3, twin bedroom, with two single beds, with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet and wash hand basin.

From 2019

Third Floor – accommodating 4 guests
Two additional bedrooms will be made available on this floor but given the access (high spiral staircase and relative remoteness from other side of the castle) will not be suitable for children or the infirm.

Room 9, double bedroom wc and washbasin adjacent
Room 10, double bedroom - shared bathroom accessed by stairs to fourth floor

In 2019 the cottage will be let independently of the castle and may not be available for booking. Please check with us first before confirming your booking. 

  • 1 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
  • 2 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 Four Poster Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room
  • 1 Family Room With One Double Bed And Two Single Beds With Shared Bathroom
On offer at this fabulous castle is the main section sleeping 16 people.Surrounded by lawn and parkland just 18 miles from InvernessThere is a hot-tub exclusively for castle guestsThis historic castle sits within its own 12,000 acre private sporting estateExterior of the add-on cottage with the additional accommodationWith 3 bedrooms for 6 people.The Chisholm Crest - on the wall of the castleSecluded in a countryside setting not far from InvernessSit and enjoy a picnic and soak up the beautiful views.The estate groundsFishing on the estate can be added as an extra

Grounds & Surrounds

Situated within a private estate, surrounded by lawn and parkland. Located 18 miles to the west of Inverness, nestled within a glen surrounded by hills in the country. With a general store nearby, the major supermarkets are found in Inverness. There are sporting activities available on the private estate, including fishing. For the golfer the nearest golf course is a few miles away at Aigas. Further good courses can be found at Inverness, as well as Castle Stuart. Loch Ness is close at hand, so trips to see Nessie are a must. The Culloden Visitor Centre is a popular attraction. Trips to see the Moray Firth dolphins on dolphin watch boats are fun for all the family.


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 4:30pm and are asked to depart by 10:30am 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 and heating, with initial supply of logs for the open fires included within the rental.

The smaller front section of the castle is not included, and is used by the owner for limited holiday use. The main section of the castle and grounds are included.

Please note the housekeepers have daily access for light duties on behalf of the house. 

Notes & Warnings

Please note that the housekeepers have daily access for light duties on behalf of the house.

Due to negative experiences in the past, Stag and Hen groups may not book this property unless discussed at the time of enquiry with prior approval being sought from the Owner.  Changes to the terms and conditions may apply, including an increase in the Good Housekeeping Deposit. 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.

Fireworks are not permitted at this property.

By prior arrangement only, 2 well behaved dogs are welcome.  They will be restricted to the spacious tiled utility room on the ground floor which has access from outside and inside.  Dogs will not under any circumstances be permitted further into the castle or on any of the other floors, so may only suit pets who are used to this sort of arrangement. 

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.

2019 - Changes to the Property

Please note the cottage will be let independently of the castle in 2019, which means it may not always be available for overflow guests. However, the castle itself will increase in occupancy to 20 (18 adults + 2 children) with an addition of bedrooms on the third floor. 


Situated in a lovely countryside setting, on the banks of the river Beauly, just a 20 minute drive from Inverness, is the small, picturesque village of Beauly. The river is best known for its Salmon fishing, and there are beats available nearby, if you would like to book a fishing day. The riverside is also a tranquil and beautiful location to enjoy walking, whether it be a hike or a gentle stroll! If you are staying with the whole family, take a trip to Robertson’s, the Larder and Children’s Farm, where the kids can experience a real working farm, and get involved, with opportunities to meet and feed the animals. A large play area will also entertain them, whilst you can enjoy the array of local and Scottish food offerings of The Larder farm shop. Before you leave, stop by the site of the once great 13th Century Beauly Priory. Now only the ecclesiastic and peaceful ruins of the Abbey Church remain, but the site is a beautiful spot to enjoy some down time. 


Inverness-shire is one of the largest county areas in Scotland. Located in the Highlands, it is predominantly mainland, but still has coastline to the west and the east, and includes the Outer Hebrides, Skye and a number of smaller Inner Hebridean Isles. The neighbouring historical county of Nairnshire is now commonly included withing the boundaries of Inverness-shire. The county has a diverse range of attractions and activities for all the family. For thrill seekers, and those in search of invigorating activities, there are two ski resorts, Cairngorm and Nevis Ski Centre, a number of activity centres and much in the way of walking and mountain biking can be found in the Highlands. For something traditionally Scottish why not pay Nessie a visit at Loch Ness? And what about a trip to stand in the shadow of the great Ben Nevis (or walk up it if you are so inclined!)? Visit the Calloden Battlefield, the site of the last battle on British soil, or take a train ride out to the west coast, over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by Harry Potter’s Hogwart's Express! The Outer Hebrides are a 200 island chain off the far north west of Scotland. Inhabited for over 6000 years, the islands have a huge historical heritage, and also contain Sites of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserves. The Isle of Skye is typical of the Scottish Highlands; with 20 Munros on the island, there is much to entertain the avid walker! Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands is a bustling and thriving city and home to the estimable red sandstone Inverness Castle. Other towns include Fort William, located in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Kingussie on the Cairngorm National Park, and Nairn, an attractive seaside holiday spot on the Moray Firth.

North West and Skye

About the Area

The northern section of Scotland provides some of the most dramatic scenery that the country has to offer with stunning natural beauty. The options include travelling up the east coast, through the central region or via the western section. Choosing the east coast, from Inverness to John o’ Groats, is a distance of 120 miles. This takes in the “Black Isle” which has the Moray Firth and the Cromarty Firth on either side. Continuing on the A9 through Easter Ross, and the scenery starts to get more dramatic with the peak Ben Wyvis dominating the area. The towns that you pass through include Dornoch, Golspie, Brora and Helmsdale, with the historic cathedral at Dornoch a highlight. Beyond and you enter the sparsely populated region of Sutherland, where there are vast open spaces of moorland and heather, which meets the high cliffs to the east. There are two main towns in the northern section and they are Thurso and Wick. The north east section is the county of Caithness, and there are a lot of Norse influence in this area, having been the closest point of contact to Norway and Viking invasions. It is a favourite for tourists who like to go to John o’Groats, and it is historically known as the “start of Great Britain”, being one end of the longest distance between two inhabited points in the UK, Land's End being the other. John o' Groats is 876 miles (1409.78 km) away from Land's End in Cornwall. At the north coast is the Pentland Firth, which looks out to Orkney and a car ferry can be caught from Scrabster to Stromness. Both Orkney and Shetland have amazing historical sites and are well worth visiting. Travelling along the north coast takes you to Tongue, and it is here that the central route can be taken using the A836. This follows Loch Loyal, past Ben Loyal, Loch Naver and through Strath Vagastie and Strath Tiffy before reaching Lairg. The road is a single track road with passing places and as it is so scenic, there is no hurry. Travelling from the west coast, from the great glen of Scotland and the magnificence of Loch Ness, along the A87, this is a route that is well trodden by tourists, as this is the “road to the isles”. Along the way, it is lochs and glens, with Loch Lochy, Loch Garry, Loch Cluanie, the Five Sisters mountain range, before reaching Loch Duich and one of the most photographed and iconic castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle. From here, the road leads to the Isle of Skye and access onto many of the other islands, or north. Travelling north, takes in a perennial favourite, Plockton, and continuing on you travel through Lochcarron, Kinlochewe, Ullapool and Scourie, with harbour villages of Lochinver and Kinlochbervie, well worth visiting. Once you get to the top of Scotland, you reach Durness and the most north westerly region which is Cape Wrath, and this section of Scotland is covered.


In the North Highlands and Skye, there are many attractions, but it is the geography that is the most appreciated. The line of the well known verse states “speed bonny boat, over the sea to Skye”; but nowadays, there is a bridge for the main west coast route onto the island. However, the West Highland Line links Mallaig railway station by rail to Fort William, Oban and Glasgow. This rail line, which is in use through the summer only, has been frequently voted the top rail journey in the world. Once on Skye, it is dominated by the range of mountains through the spine of the island which are the Cuillins, which is a haven for walkers. To the north near Uig, is Dunvegan Castle, the clan seat of the Macleods, which is open to the public. Whilst Skye can easily occupy a visitor for weeks, there is also access to many of the other islands, including Raasay, Uist and Harris. Back on the mainland, it continues to be all about lochs and glens. From the great glen and Loch Ness, travelling north, it a series of straths, glens, mountains and vast open spaces. In fact 40% of all the Munro’s, mountains that are above 3,000 feet in height, are in this region. Some of the more prominent ones include Ben Wyvis, Ben Hope and Ben More Assynt. The clan history of this area is fascinating and includes well known clans such as Mackay, Sinclair, Sutherland, Munro, Urquhart, Mackenzie, Fraser, Mackinnon and Macleod. On Skye, Dunvegan Castle is the clan seat and nearby can be found Macleod's Tables, which are two curious flat-topped hills that are prominent from many parts of Skye. The ascent to the top is a straightforward but rough moorland walk. Apart from travelling the region and enjoying its natural beauty, there are many castles to visit. The iconic Eilean Donan Castle is the most visited castle in this region and definitely worth seeing, even if you see nothing else in Scotland. Castle Urquhart at Loch Ness, Dunrobin Castle, Castle of Mey, Dornoch Cathedral and Dunvegan Castle and Castle Armadale on Skye are all worth visiting, along with the many historical sites on Orkney. Many signposts are written in both English and Gaelic, the Scottish language, and it is in this region where the language is kept alive. Shinty is the local sport, which to an outsider is the equivalent of hockey without rules, and if you have a chance to see a game, then it is an exciting fast paced game, which comes with crunching tackles. With regard to weather, it can be a mixed bag. Traditionally, in general the west is wetter than the east, but there are pockets that have micro climates. In the west, the gulf stream keeps the climate milder and there are a number of well known gardens, like Inverewe Gardens in the North West, which are world class. All-in-all, there are plenty of interesting attractions to visit in this region.

Things To Do 

Once you have seen the scenery and visited the castles, there are many interesting activities in this region. The food, especially the seafood is world renowned and if you can find a local restaurant or hotel that offers the seafood dish of the day, then it will be a worthwhile experience. The Kinloch Hotel and The Three chimneys, both on the Isle of Skye have excellent reputations, whilst the following 3 restaurants are also well known; 1, Fishmarket restaurant, Mallaig; 2, Captains Galley, Scrabster; 3, Plockton Shores, Plockton. Whilst this area is not the heartland of the whisky industry, there are a number of distilleries, which are well worth visiting. On the mainland they include Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Loch Ewe, Clynelish, Glen Ord and Pulteney. On Orkney there is Highland Park and on the Isle of Skye there is the Talkisker distillery. Visitor Centres, include the Falls of Shin, Assynt, Bright Water, Glengarry and Torridon. Of sporting interests, there are many rivers to fish for salmon, including the rivers Naver, Lochy, Helmsdale, Carron, Glass, Oykel and many more, not forgetting the numerous hill lochs for wild brown trout. Deep sea diving is a popular past-time, particularly off the west coast and places like Ullapool offer charter trips, where sea-fishing is readily available too. In this area, the golf courses are not as many, but the stand out golf courses are at Royal Dornoch and Skibo, though the 9-hole golf course at Durness, is a wonderful challenge and is the most north westerly golf course on mainland Scotland. Interestingly enough a young John Lennon used to holiday in the north west of Scotland and there is a memorial garden in his memory at Durness. Wildlife abounds in these more remote areas and there are opportunities to see otters, golden eagles and red deer in the wild. To see red kites and sea birds in more detail, the RSPB have a number of centres, including Tollie, Fairy Glen and Dunnet Head. For marine life, there is a dolphin and seal visitor centre at North Kessock or you can go on one of the many dolphin watch boats that monitor the Cromarty and Moray Firths. Chanonry Point being one of the most popular locations to spot the dolphins. For even more active activities, there are a number of outdoor centres and water specialists, to cater for any thrill seeking need, whether it be white water rafting or canyoning. For the surfer, the beach at Thurso East is regarded as Scotland’s prime surfing venue in the north of Scotland and has held major championships. For children, the beaches can be sandy and private havens, and there are excellent ones at Nigg, Whiteness, Dornoch, Dunnet Bay, Torrisdale Bay, Balnakiel Bay, Glenelg Bay and Barrisdale Bay. From the mountain biker to bird watcher, the Munro bagger to the garden enthusiast, there are many activities in the North of Scotland. The natural beauty is outstanding and those that make the time and effort to travel are well rewarded.

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 Inverness-shire Type of location Private Estate Nearest shop 4 miles Nearest supermarket 18 miles Nearest pub 1 mile miles
Nearest Airport
Inverness 27 miles
Nearest Train Station
Inverness 18 miles
Aigas Golf Course just a few miles from the castle.Soak up the scenery.The impressive Kessock Bridge crossing Moray Firth.Watch the seals by the Cromarty Firth


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.

3rd May 2018 Excellent 

Excellent location and accommodation.

Service rating : So pleased to hear, always happy to help. 
Product : That's just what we like to hear! Thanks for the feedback. 

6th July 2017 Excellent 

Erchless Castle could not have been more beautiful, comfortable, spacious, or magical.

Service rating : Thank you for your feedback, we are s pleased you found the team responsive and it was a pleasure helping with such a special celebratory trip for you all! We hope we might be able to help again in the future. 

Product : Wow what a fantastic photo, thanks for sharing! It looks like you all had a wonderful time for the birthday celebrations, with the castle making a perfect venue. Great that you found it comfortable and spacious, adding some extra magic to your stay!

21st April 2017 Excellent 

Scotts Castle Holidays were very helpful in helping us choose the location giving quite a few options and answering our many questions. When we actually booked the process was made very simple with online payments split into the deposit, main payment and security deposit (which was returned within a week of returning). Before departing on our holiday we received plenty of information regarding directions and arrival instructions. Couldn't have been any smoother.

Service rating : Wow, thanks so much for your lovely comments, we will certainly pass these on! It sounds like you all had a superb holiday, with everyone enjoying all aspects of the castle, grounds and what is on offer.

The team at the castle are always very accommodating and helpful, so great to hear you thought so too! We're thrilled you would recommend a stay here and don't forget to claim your loyalty discount with us if you wish to return again yourselves.

Product : We're delighted you rated our service excellent and found our team helpful whilst narrowing down the options for your holiday in Scotland.

Great to hear you found the booking process simple, with the handy online payment options and speedy GHD return. 

We hope to hear from you again in the near future, should you wish to plan another adventure with us! 

30th March 2017 Excellent 

great experience Lording it up in a fantastic castle

Service rating : Thank you for your lovely feedback, we're thrilled you found our service superb and all queries were handled quickly. We hope to be of help again in the future.

Product : Great that you rated this Highland Castle 5 stars, sounds like everyone had a fantastic time!

7th August 2016 Excellent 

Brilliant castle and surroundings for celebrations. Comfortable beds and friendly staff. We had a great time and loved that we were left to enjoy the castle but knowing that there were people there if needed for anything. This castle would be hard to beat as it has everything you would expect a castle to have. Huge rooms and great walks.

Service rating : Thank you for your excellent feedback, we're delighted that you found our communication excellent, we would love to be of help again in the future.

Product : Fabulous to hear you enjoyed the celebrations at the castle, finding the beds comfy and the onsite staff helpful. Sounds like everyone had a fantastic time!

Should you ever wish to return, don't forget to claim your loyalty discount next time.

1st May 2016 Excellent 

Exactly what we expected, the castle was perfect !

Service rating : Thank you very much for the feedback, glad you found our booking service helpful.

Product : Wonderful to hear that this stunning Highland Castle was all you hoped for, we would be delighted to assist with your next trip to Scotland!

6th January 2016 Excellent 

Our second New Year visit to this property. Well laid out, warm, spacious. Fantastic part of Scotland, walks straight from the house. Near beautiful Glen Affric. We all love this property and would come again. Only downsides are very soft beds, kitchen dated and not well laid out. This year logs for fire did not burn well so had to buy coal, but overall a fantastic venue for a large gathering of family or friends.

Service rating : Thank you for the lovely feedback for our service. Great that you found our team helpful and polite, please don’t hesitate to get back in touch if we can assist with any future holiday plans!
Product : Sounds like another lovely stay was had by all at this beautiful castle! Glad that you found the accommodation spacious and well laid out, this is such a perfect property for a large get together and we would be delighted to welcome you back again for another Hogmanay!

11th November 2015 Excellent 

A lovely weekend with fantastic rooms and atmosphere.

Service rating : Many thanks for the lovely feedback, great to hear you found our service helpful and that we were able to assist with your plans while you were travelling.
Product : Sounds like the castle was perfect for your Highland holiday and we look forward to hearing from you again in the future. If you would like to re book, don't forget we offer a loyalty discount!

15th April 2015 Great 

Erchless Castle is an amazing property and gorgeous grounds. The bedrooms were lovely, decorated very well, and the beds were very comfortable. Overall though we were disappointed with the state of the kitchen, and bathrooms. They were both very dirty. The kitchen had mouse droppings all over, all the plates, pots, glasses and cutlery were dirty, as well as the tables and furniture. The main living room was beautiful, but again the sofas need either cleaning or replacing. The policy of keeping dogs on only the first floor is a shame. Either allow them at the property or not. It was not an optimal situation. Otherwise, Scotts Castle was helpful, and the area of Beauly where Erchless is located is peaceful and scenic.

Service rating : Lovely to hear you found us helpful, it was a pleasure to help with your holiday plans and we hope we can again sometime!
Product : Thanks so much for your review, glad to hear you had an amazing time at this historic castle! The owners are very sorry to hear your comments, they assure us they will investigate fully and implement any deep cleaning required. It may be helpful to know the housekeepers are always on hand if you have any concerns throughout your holiday and are happy to pop back over to resolve any problems that may arise. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help with future plans.

8th January 2015 Excellent 

Our party loved everything about the property. It was perfect!

Thanks for your comments, any feedback is always helpful!

Sounds like there were smiles all around after your stay at this historic highland retreat. We are delighted to hear that your group enjoyed their stay!

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again in the future if you would like to rebook again sometime.

19th November 2014 Excellent 

Our stay at Erchless Castle was absolutely brilliant, from the warm welcome from Lisa , to the comfort and cosiness of every room in the castle, we will certainly return to Erchless in the future. 10\10

It's always nice to receive great feedback, thank you! It was a pleasure helping with your trip and hopefully we can again in the future.

So pleased the castle met your expectations and you all had a fabulous time. We look forward to hearing from you again soon should you wish to return!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

12th November 2014 Excellent 

great location, friendly and helpful housekeeper! comfier than expected!

Thank you for your feedback, its much appreciated!

Sounds like a great time was had by all at the castle, lovely to hear you had a comfortable stay. We hope we can be of help again in the future with any holiday plans you may have!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

27th August 2014 Excellent 

Wonderful time spent at Erchless. Although it is a castle it maintains a very homely comfortable atmosphere. Bedrooms were all excellent with very comfortable beds and extras like fluffy white dressing gowns. Beautiful surroundings and a very peaceful setting.

Thank you for your feedback, so pleased that you found our service helpful, we hope we can be of assistance again in the future.

Sounds like you all enjoyed your time at this great castle and made the most out of the property and grounds - great to hear!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

23rd April 2014 Excellent 

Was a lovely time due to the company, the weather and the setting. However the castle was not spotlessly clean and toilets could do with replacement seats. We would still book it again since we had a great time

Thank you for your comments, we shall certainly pass these onto the owners but great to hear you had a nice time overall.

The Good Housekeeping deposit is refunded as per our normal procedure, 7 days after your holiday. However having spoken with the owners we have been able to agree to return this earlier for you which may be helpful.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of help again in the future.

Scotts Castle Holidays

12th February 2014 Excellent 

The castle was even better than I had expected! It was the perfect setting for our birthday party and stay in beautiful Scotland! We will always remember!

Thank you for your positive feedback, we are delighted to have been able to assist with your celebratory trip and its great that you all enjoyed your holiday!

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if we can help with any future trips and remember to claim your loyalty discount next time!

Scotts Castle Holidays

30th October 2013 Excellent 

Extremely comfortable and spacious as you would imagine. Nothing was too much trouble and very warm and cosy especially the beds. various array of options to things to see and do there and out and about

Thank you for your comments. The arrival information is a generic email, as most of our visitors are travelling from outside of Scotland but we apologise for any misunderstanding.

We are pleased you had a nice time at Erchless Castle and great to hear that you are already thinking of re booking a property for next year, we would be delighted to help with future plans!

Scotts Castle Holidays

24th April 2013 Excellent 

Excellent venue for a large family party. Expected a large castle in Scotland to be cold but was very warm and comfortable.

Many thanks for your feedback, and we are glad to hear that you found our payment service helpful. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful stay, and enjoyed this beautiful castle. Don’t forget to claim your Loyalty Discount next time you book with us.

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17th April 2013 Excellent 

We all had a wonderful time there. The dining room was great for our 16/17 people to get together each evening as was the lounge for afterwards. Open fire in lounge was great with logs supplied. The odd problem like the heating settings not being correct after the clocks changed was sorted quite quickly. Kitchen was well equipped although some more tea/coffee mugs would be very useful when they are all in the dishwasher. Plate warming cabinet in kitchen was very useful for warming plates and keeping food hot for next course. A proper drying room would be a very useful addition for those coming off the hills after rainy/snowy days with wet clothing and boots.

Many thanks for your comments following your stay, all feedback is much appreciated. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful holiday, and enjoyed this beautiful property. We have recently introduced a loyalty discount scheme for returning customers, and look forward to assisting you with future plans.

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23rd January 2013 Excellent 

The Castle was amazing, I had a fantastic time.

Thank you for submitting your feedback further to your holiday at Erchless Castle, we are delighted to hear that you found our service to be helpful and great that you had an amazing time at the property.

We hope to be of help with any future holiday plans you may have and dont forget to claim your Loyalty Discount next time you book!(T &C's apply)

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