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Sleeps 14 adults Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms 4 Pets 2 Welcome Region Morayshire Town/village Forres
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Historic Castle Apartment, near Forres (040)

Be part of the 400 year history of this beautiful castle by staying in this stunning apartment and you too can be the laird of all you survey for the duration of your vacation

Steeped in history and dating back to 1567, this rose-coloured, turreted castle with ties to Robert the Bruce is set within its own substantial grounds, of mixed parkland and woodland in the northern coastline of Scotland.  'The Lairds Wing', a substantial apartment within the castle accomodating a group of up to 14 guests, is set over three floors enjoying private access to and from this unique holiday home on its north side.   

Fine art, antique furniture and centuries of history make this huge apartment a splendid place to celebrate family occasions or spoil your visiting guests. This fine holiday home has been furnished and fitted out to comfortable period home standard.  There's no better place to experience the life of a contemporary Laird than in this castle to stay in Scotland.

The fine dining room is located at ground levelDine in style in your own castleThe well equipped kitchen is next doorThe reception rooms and accommodation is on the floors aboveThe impressive large drawing room is located on the first floorThe TV room is a fun comfortable roomThe first floor galley is perfect for making drinks

Living Space

Reception rooms

There are three entrances to the castle, by the side, rear courtyard and inner entrance near the café. Whichever entrance you take, they all lead to the main hall and the impressive stairwell.

With a dining/kitchen and separate dining room at ground level, the elegant drawing room with delightful views to the east over the walled garden is located on the first floor. It's a comfortable room filled with fine furniture and period pictures relating to the history of the castle. 

There's also a galley kitchen next door, making it more convenient, to enjoy drinks in the drawing room, whilst the children can be entertained in the TV room, which is further along the corridor.

Kitchen / Dining

Both the dining room and kitchen are to be found at ground level, next door to each other. The dining room is a very elegant room, decorated with portraits on the wall and with matching table and chairs, where all 14 people can dine in great comfort and style.

The kitchen is large in size, coupling up as a kitchen and a breakfast room. Very stylish and well equipped, the large range cooker is ideal for cooking for the group size. With plenty of work surfaces and storage, there is plenty of space to prepare all the meals required. A table in the kitchen can seat up to 8 people, allowing you to stagger breakfast in the morning or for catering for smaller groups.

  • Bed, Four Poster
  • CD Player
  • Cooker, Range
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Dressing Gowns
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Fridge, Wine Cooler
  • Galley kitchen
  • Garden, Walled
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Microwave
  • Play area, wooden
  • Pond, Ornamental
  • TV
  • Walking, woodland
  • Washer Dryer
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Castle, stunning
  • EPC Rating = F
'Flockeys' bedroom is one of two located on the first floor'Flockeys' en-suite shower roomThe 'Lairds' twin roomThere are 3 family bathrooms, with this one on the first floor'Blinkbonny' room has an impressive four poster bed'Darklass' twin room on the second floor'Cotterton' twin room on the second floorAnother of the shared bathrooms'Bankhead' bedroom is a double on the second floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 14

All the bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the first and second and floors.  Accommodation is provided for a group of 14 adults in 7 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms and 1 shower room, as follows:

First floor

‘Flockeys’ bedroom, with double bed, with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin;

‘Laird’s’ bedroom, with two single beds; bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c, footbath and wash hand basin.

Second floor

‘Blinkbonny’ bedroom, with four poster double bed; bathroom, with bath only, w,c and wash hand basin;

‘Cotterton’ bedroom, with two single beds; bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, with w.c and wash hand basin;

‘Bankhead’ bedroom, with double bed;

‘Muirside’ bedroom, with two single beds;

‘Darklass’ bedroom, with two single beds.

  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 4 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Double Room/s With Ensuite Shower Room
There are acres of nature trails to discoverEnter through this impressive entranceOn offer is this Visit Scotland 4 star rated castle apartment

Grounds & Surrounds

Located 23 miles east of Inverness and 3 miles west of Forres, this castle is to be found within its own grounds in a woodland setting with allocated parking to the side of the castle.  Guests can play croquet in the castle grounds or wander through acres of nature trails, spotting swans, ducks and red squirrels. Famous for its extravagant display of daffodils in the spring, the extensive grounds also offer trails, bird hides and an adventure playground. 

Forres offers a variety of local independent retailers, cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as a major superstore.  Nearest supermarket is Tesco in Forres and is open 7 days a week.  Activities in the area include fishing on the Findhorn and Spey, golfing at Nairn and Castle Stuart, and the beaches at Findhorn.

Whisky distilleries in the area include Benromach and Dallas Dhu. Fort George, Elgin Cathedral and the Culloden Visitor Centre are great places to visit.


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; heating and electricity.

Notes & Warnings

This property does not required a deposit, the owner requests you leave the property in good order.

The castle and grounds (not the apartment or its private access) are open to the public at certain times of the year. The castle houses a magnificent collection of furniture, ceramics and artwork, including works by 17th-century Dutch masters and 20th-century Scottish Colourists. It also boasts an impressive library containing over 6,000 volumes.

One complimentary tour of the castle is included within the rental.

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.

Dogs are welcomed on the ground floor of this property only.



The small but picturesque town of Forres, in Moray, is a tranquil location to enjoy Scottish Highland life. With the River Fondhorn nearby, and the Burn of Mosset running through the town, there is plenty of beautiful walking available. The nearby 16th Century Brodie Castle is a treasure trove of antiquities and architecture, and has an impressive adventure playground for the kids! The town has two distilleries; Benromach is a working site with a visitor centre, and although Dallas Dhu no longer distills, Historic Scotland has preserved the site in perfect working order, for visitors to explore. Forres has a 18 hole golf course set in beautiful parkland, and is home to Sueno’s Stone, a 20 foot pictish carved monument encased behind glass, commemorating the historic Norse war. Legend has it this is also where Shakespeare’s Macbeth met the witches!


Located in the Highlands on the north coast of Scotland, Moray is one of the smaller of Scotland’s counties. There are some mountainous features including Bin Hill, but its main draw is the magnificent coastline, along the Moray Firth. Dolphin watching is most popular, with boat trips available to spot the many sea creatures that frequent the area. Seals, porpoises and the occasional whale have been seen in the Firth. The area of Culbin Sands, Culbin Forest and Findhorm Bay is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the Sands are an RSPB Reserve. The county is in the heart of Whisky country, with a vast number of distilleries in the area, including the historic Dallas Dhu, pristinely preserved and open to the public. For real enthusiasts, the Whisky Trail takes in many of the local distilleries in this area and is worth investigating! Towns and villages in the county include the fishing town of Lossiemouth on the north coast; Elgin, the historic city, home to the dramatic Elgin Cathedral ruins; and Forres, home to Brodie Castle and the Falconer Museum. Other attractions in the area include Spynie Palace, the former residence of the Bishop of Moray, Knockando Wool mill at Aberlour. 

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 Morayshire Type of location Countryside Nearest shop 3 miles Nearest supermarket 3 miles Nearest pub 3 miles
Nearest Airport
Inverness 16 miles
Edinburgh 160 miles
Nearest Train Station
Forres 3 miles
Dallas Dhu Distillery is one of many to visitTake a drive across Dava moorPluscarden Abbey is nearbyDiscover the Moray Firth fishing villages like Portsoy


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.

21st January 2019 Excellent 

The on site housekeeper was SO welcoming . The extra touches in the castle made it feel extra special. Wonderful attention to detail.

Service rating : Thanks, we do our best to be genuinely helpful.

Product : So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We know the housekeeper does her very best to make every guest feel welcome.

28th September 2018 Great 

Everything was excellent except for the idiosyncratic heating and a nest of wasps in one of the wall that were not told about

Service rating : Look forward to welcoming you back to Scotts in the future.
Product : The housekeeping staff have taken care of the wasps nest, thanks for highlighting this. So pleased to hear your enjoyed your stay

2nd January 2016 Excellent 

The Brodie staff were wonderful. They were friendly and anxious to make our family gathering a perfect Christmas holiday. The Lairds apartment was beautiful, well cared for and created a special atmosphere for our family.

Service rating : Perfect to hear, thank you for your feedback! We would be delighted to help again in the future!
Product : Thank you for your excellent comments, great you also found the staff onsite helpful, it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas holiday!

12th September 2013 Great 

The property was good and well equipped except for some missing champagne glasses which were missing even after the owners assured us that there was a full complement.
There was also a problem with the heating system cutting out, this fault was temporarily repaired but still exists when we left.

Many thanks for your feedback. We are pleased you found our service and website helpful. A report has been sent to the castle for a review to improve the service in future. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help with any future holiday plans to Scotland and we will be happy to assist!

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