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Sleeps 10 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 5 Pets 2 Welcome Region Aberdeenshire Town/village Turriff
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Impressive Scottish Castle, near Turriff (192)

With over 400 years of history, staying at this magnificent unique castle situated north of Aberdeen, is like stepping back in time in a historical novel.

Once through the gates of the 200 acre policy of mixed woodlands, the drive sweeps through the grounds, over the “lover’s bridge” and up to the front of this impressive fortress. The original castle was built in 1607, with later additions in the 18th century, which has belonged to the same family continuously since inception. It is a unique looking castle structure, with a tall imposing 5-storey central double-tower, with two projecting wings.

Today the castle is available on a number of basis, be it B&B or for serviced weddings – but it is advertised here for those who wish to book the whole castle on a self-catering basis for exclusive use for up to 10 people (not including weddings). Traditionally decorated with period furniture and antiques throughout, there is a wonderful blend of family history and uniqueness in style. All the bedrooms are individual in character and have their own allocated bathrooms. The grounds include a croquet lawn, a decorative pond and interesting walks within the enclosed policy. A housekeeper lives in a separate wing of the castle and looks after the house and grounds on a daily basis, discreetly going about their business on behalf of the house.

Enter and feel like a king or queen of your own castle Come inside and get ready for a fabulous holiday The large drawing room is located on the first floorDecorated with period furniture and antiquesYou can feel the history everywhere400 years of history just waiting for youThe elegant dining room is located on the first floorThe vaulted kitchen is located at ground levelA less formal sitting room is also availableThis castle has 2 sets of turnpike stairs to find the bedrooms

Living Space

Reception rooms

On the first floor is a large grand drawing room with panelled ceiling and open fire, comfortable sofas and additional seating, with large picture windows overlooking the lawn to the rear. This is a wonderful room to entertain in style, whatever the occasion. An additional ante room, a smaller sitting room, adjoins this room, which is accessed by massive wooden panelled doors. Beyond is the “smoking room” which is a secondary sitting room with TV. Additionally at ground level is a games room.

Kitchen / Dining

The dining room is to be found on the first floor beyond the drawing room and is a small elegant room, which can seat up to 10 people in comfort. Next door is a small butlers pantry with a dumb waiter to bring food to the table. This is because the vaulted kitchen is on the ground floor below the dining room and the dumb waiter is the quickest means of transfer. Within the kitchen you will find a traditional AGA, as well as a gas range with 5 hobs and double oven. This is a simply furnished room with traditional whitewash and arched ceiling. A long table can seat up to 10 people for more informal meals. A larder is next door for further storage of foodstuffs and cooking equipment.

  • Aga, 2 hobs, 4 ovens
  • BBQ
  • Bed, Four Poster
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooker, Range
  • Croquet Set
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Galley kitchen
  • Games Room
  • Garden, Wildlife pond/s
  • Hall, great
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Housekeeping Services Available
  • Internet Access
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Open Fire
  • Telephone, Honesty System
  • TV
  • TV, Freeview channels
  • Walking, woodland
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Wooded area
  • Castle, stunning
The 'White' four poster bedroomWetroom on the 2nd mezzanine levelThe 'Nursery' bedroom on the second floorThe 'Blue' four poster bedroom on the second floorSecond floor bathroom with overhead showerThe 'Fraser' bedroomThere is a good ratio of bathrooms to bedroomsThe 'King's' bedroom is located at the top on the third floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 10

Accommodation is provided for a group of 10 adults in 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and 2 shower rooms, as follows:

Between First and Second floor – ‘White’ bedroom, with antique four poster double bedroom; shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

Second floor – ‘Blue’ bedroom, with antique four poster double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c, bidet and wash hand basin; bathroom with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; ‘Nursery’ bedroom, with family room with double bed and child’s bed; w.c with w.c and wash hand basin.

Between Second and Third floor – ‘Fraser’ bedroom, with double room with double canopy bed and single bed; wet room shower room, with shower cabinet, under-floor heating, w.c and wash hand basin.

Third floor – ‘Kings’ bedroom with double bed; bathroom with bath with shower over, w.c, bidet and wash hand basin.

On request, it may be possible to make-up a bedroom at ground level.

  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
  • 1 Family Room With Double Bed And Single Bed And Private Shower Room
  • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Family Room/s With Double And Single Beds With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom With Bathroom Suite
This is your sight of the castle on arrivalImagine the games you could play on this beautiful lawnThe back view from one of the walks in the gardenThe entrance drive to the castle

Grounds & Surrounds

Set within 200 acres of enclosed grounds, including a lawn to the front and rear, there is plenty of parking for your group at the front of the castle. Access in and out is by a separate driveway, whilst another driveway services the cluster of cottages that is just out of sight. Located 38 miles north of Aberdeen (approx 1hr 20 mins drive), near Turriff, where there is a supermarket and plenty of other facilities available. Golf courses can be found locally or further afield at Cruden Bay, Trump International or Royal Aberdeen. The nearest distillery is Glendronach distillery. Access to beaches and the Moray Firth is within 12 miles.


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 and heating, with initial supply of logs included within the rental.

Notes & Warnings

Please note that the bedrooms and bathrooms are accessed by steep spiral stairs from the first floor upwards.

Whilst this property can supply a 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.

Please note that stag and hen groups are not allowed and that weddings are only accepted for serviced bookings.

There is a private water supply at this property, which is checked and approved on an annual basis by the local authority.


The small agricultural town of Turriff is situated by the river Deveron in Aberdeenshire. The town has a rich history, dating back for centuries, and is said to be connected with the Knights Templar! The Auld Post Office Museum has some interesting displays of local architecture and information on the heritage of the town. Nearby the NTS Fyvie Castle was a 13th Century Royal Stronghold, and now showcases an opulent Edwardian era interior, and some interesting collections of art, arms and armour. Turriff has a 18 hole course which enjoys lovely views of the Deveron, and the town is home to a beautiful public park, which contains a childrens play area, a seasonal boating lake, and crazy golf.


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 Private Estate Nearest shop 4 miles Nearest supermarket 4 miles Nearest pub 4 miles
Nearest Airport
Aberdeen 33 miles
Nearest Train Station
Inverurie 26 miles
Aberdeen 38 miles
Sandend Bay on the Moray Coast is a popular day tripPortsoy is just around the corner and offers a lovely day outSunset over 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.

25th April 2017 Great 

The castle was impressive. It was comfortable and warm. Bathrooms were very good and linen and towels were excellent. The owners were very helpful, kind and interesting. Facilities were good although the TV was small (never used by us). Kitchen facilities were excellent and there were extra linen, blankets and pillows.The reason for only 4 stars was the lack of complete privacy. The owners came and went in some parts of the let part. They were very nice but coming into let areas without warning also extended to their visitors coming in through front door and into what I had assumed was our private areas. I think there needs to be a clear delineation between the let parts and the retained part of the castle with the visitors of the owners also recognising the letting. For instance, visitors arrived coming through front door and into the main living areas when some of our party were still in night clothes relaxing. I appreciated the changing of flowers and taking away rubbish but a balance needs to be reached

Service rating : Great to hear! We hope to be able to help again in the future.. 

Product : Many thanks for your review, any comments are helpful to provide improvements where possible. We are currently reviewing your feedback to improve the access situation as suggested.

We're delighted you found the castle impressive, with comfortable, warm rooms and excellent extra's! Also great to hear the owners were helpful, it sounds like they made you feel very welcome. Should you ever wish to book another holiday please don't hesitate to get back in touch, we'd be delighted to help.

24th July 2015 Excellent 

Craigston is located in one of the most the most beautiful country sides we have ever experienced. To be a part of their journey, restoration and preservation was priceless. Our family dinners sitting, around the farm table in the kitchen are what life is all about.

Service rating : Lovely to hear you found our service excellent and the owners on site helpful and accommodating too. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to re book in the future .. a loyalty discount awaits you!
Product : Sounds like you had the perfect holiday at this impressive castle, enjoying the property and groupds! With some memories to share around dinner no doubt .. we do hope you may wish to return sometime!

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