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Sleeps 15 adults Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms 6 Pets 2 Welcome Region Perthshire Town/village Perth
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Large Country Mansion, near Perth (141)

This large holiday house is only 40 minutes from Edinburgh, St Andrews and Gleneagles, allowing you to see the best that Scotland has to offer without having to travel too far.

Situated within South Perthshire, this large country mansion is set in its own private grounds surrounded by lawns and mature trees. Built on the site of a Roman watchtower, this magnificent mansion was formed during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries to be the stunning property that it is today. Whilst it has a grand air, the house is a comfortable house, and feels like a home from home, with its large kitchen, dining room, drawing room, games room and the many bedrooms. There is a private apartment within the mansion for the housekeeper, with its own separate access to the rear. This is a large holiday house, which should be perfect for family holidays, events or occasions, activity based groups or golfers to get-together to enjoy their break in their own space.

Please note we are currently accepting bookings within 3 months of arrival dates.

The drawing room is located on the first floorAnother angle of the elegant drawing roomThe stylish dining room is also on the first floorIt is even better when it is full of peopleThe expansive kitchen is located at ground levelThe large kitchen, with table for informal diningThe games room is very well stocked, with snooker and table tennisLiving space, between games room and kitchenAll the accommodation is on the floors above

Living Space

Reception rooms

The impressive drawing room is to be found on the first floor with a great view overlooking the grounds to the front. With a grand piano, sumptuous sofas, large over-mantle mirror and open fire, this is a glorious room to retire to at the end of the day. Back at ground level, there are a selection of other rooms to enjoy. In the large kitchen there is a bay window area with some comfortable seating. The secondary sitting room next door is ideal for children to play games and watch TV. Whilst the even bigger games room next door is just fantastic, with a full size snooker table, assorted games and a table tennis table.

Kitchen / Dining

The very large spacious kitchen is located at ground level with a bay window and large table for everyone to gather at. With a traditional AGA and AGA companion there are plenty of cooking capability to cater for the group size. On the floor above is the stately dining room with large table that can seat up to 25 people if required. A galley kitchen is located opposite it to facilitate the serving of the meals.

  • Aga
  • BBQ
  • Bed, Four Poster
  • Board Games
  • CD Player
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Galley kitchen
  • Games Room
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Open Fires
  • Oven, hob, electric
  • Parking, 20 cars
  • Piano, Grand
  • Piano, Upright
  • Snooker Room
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Telephone, Honesty System
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • TV, Freeview channels
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
Room 1 is a first floor double room with a feature double bedRoom 2 is a cosy double room on the first floorRoom 3 on the first floor is a twin roomRoom 4 is the master bedroom on the first floorThe master bedroom's en-suite with roll top and his'n'hers basinsRoom 5 is a single room on the first floorRoom 6 on the second floor has a beautiful four poster double bedThe spacious and chic ensuite bathroom to the four poster roomRoom 7 is a double room with en-suite on the second floorRoom 8 is the only twin room on the second floorThe en-suite bathroom to room 8

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 15

Accommodation is provided for a group of 15 adults in 8 bedrooms, with 6 bathrooms, as follows:

First floor -  room 1, double room, with feature canopy double bed; room 2, double room, with double bed; room 3,  twin room, with two single beds; bathroom, with bath and wash hand basin only; w.c, with w.c only; room 4, master double room, with double bed with en-suite bathroom, with bath, w.c, two wash hand basins and separate shower cabinet; w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin; room 5, single room, with single bed; bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin.

Second floor - room 6, double room with four poster double bed; private bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c, wash hand basin and separate shower cabinet; room 7, double room, with double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin; room 8, twin room, with two single beds, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • 1 Single Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
  • 2 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 Double Room/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom With Bathroom Suite
Welcome to this magnificent holiday house near PerthIn a private setting in mature woodlands and groundsThere is plenty to explore at this holiday house in PerthshireThe private drive takes you up to the holiday houseIn early summer there is great colour to be found in the grounds

Grounds & Surrounds

Set within its own substantial grounds, accessed by a shared farm drive. Located in south Perthshire, 1 mile from Aberargie, 7 miles from Perth and only 40 miles from Edinburgh. With general stores in the vicinity, there are many superstores to be found in Perth, along with a wider selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. For golfers, there are good golf courses in the area with St Andrews and Gleneagles only about 30 minutes away. For other activities, fishing on the Tay is available locally, whilst the Scottish off road driving centre is nearby. Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national Aquarium is a great family outing and can be found at North Queensferry.


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 are included within the rental.

Notes & Warnings

Please note we are currently accepting bookings within 3 months of arrival dates.

Please note that the driveway is not suitable for low slung sports cars.

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.

Stag and Hen bookings may book this property on the understanding that the GHD is increased to £800.

A housekeeper lives at the rear of the property and has access to the grounds and limited access to the house.

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

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.


Found on the banks of the River Tay, Perth is a small delight in the beautiful rolling countryside of Perthshire. Perth has formerly enjoyed the status of Capital of Scotland, and has only very recently regained its city status. The city is rich in history, most prominent is possibly the magnificent Scone Palace where many Scottish Kings were crowned over the Stone of Destiny there.  Elsewhere in the city the new Concert Hall is a fantastic venue, home to a varied programme of events and shows. Perth has plenty to offer by way shopping and eating, with a range of opportunities located down and around the High Street. There are also two tranquil and large parks to ramble and picnic, the North and South Inch. 


Perthshire is a natural choice for visitors as geographically it is in the very heart of Scotland. Its popularity is no wonder; with the lush lowland pastures of the south meeting the rugged grandeur of the Highlands, this county is beautifully rich in scenery and magnificent landscapes. The old county of Kinross-shire is now generally considered to be part of this region, and the local council area is now called Perth and Kinross. Kinross sits beside the beautiful Loch Leven, with Lochleven Castle nearby. The central point is the city of Perth, the fair city bustles with life, with the river Tay running through it. The impressive Scone Palace is nearby, which was the crowning place for Scottish Kings. Perthshire is also home to the world famous Gleneagles Hotel and leisure complex. This is also Big Tree Country, with the world's highest hedge at Meikleour, Europe's oldest tree, the widest conifer in Britain, the sole survivor from Shakespeare's Birnam Wood and many more fascinating trees. Why not visit Glenshee and take part in some skiing, or try mountain biking through the many hills and glens. Blair Castle is an impressive site, and with expansive grounds and an adventure playground, will entertain the whole family. 

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 Perthshire Type of location Countryside Nearest shop 3 miles Nearest supermarket 7 miles Nearest pub 1 mile miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh 38 miles
Nearest Train Station
Perth 7 miles
Perth is only 10 minutes awayThere is easy access on the M90A trip to Loch Leven offers walks and cycle pathsElcho Castle is nearby or take the train into Edinburgh


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.

18th March 2019 Excellent 

Incredible property, more than enough space and things to occupy 11 adults of all ages and 2 young children!

Service rating : Thanks so much, look forward to helping with your future plans
Product : We agree! So pleased to hear you had a great time, hope you can tempt you back.

5th November 2017 Excellent 

It was such a beautiful house in an outstanding area. The bedrooms were all lovely with very comfortable beds and stunning views but the living areas were incredible: a large kitchen with wood burning stove and a table to seat 15; a games room with snooker, drums and table-tennis; a beautiful formal living room with grand piano and an elegant dining room that we used for our celebratory dinner.

We all had the most amazing time and I would definitely recommend Ayton House to anyone looking for a house in the area.

A few helpful suggestions to improve the experience:
A welcoming fire in the kitchen upon arrival would have been nice
The central heating wasn't working in one area of the house so the heaters could have been put on to warm them up
The hot water in all the bathrooms was sporadic or non-existant

Service rating : It was a pleasure helping with the celebratory trip, we're delighted you found the service helpful and staff courteous. We hope we can help again in the future!

Product : Wow, thanks for your feedback, it sounds like the whole family had a brilliant time for the 50th birthday weekend. Great that you found the bedrooms comfortable and the living area's impressive.

We'd love to assist with a return visit in the future (don't forget to claim your SCH Loyalty discount next time!) and we'll certainly pass on your comments for improvements where possible.  These larger houses often come with the hot water quirks, given the age and nature of the buildings on offer. However we do hope the onsite housekeeper was able to assist with the heating glitch for you.

Thanks again for your review and we look forward to helping again sometime.

17th November 2016 Excellent 

Great from the moment we were led around the property. All the facilities we required. Wonderful stay.

Service rating : Fabulous to hear and it was lovely to help with the celebratory trip! We hope to hear from you again in the future.

Product : Sounds like all had a lovely time enjoying the house and grounds. Please don't hesitate to get back in touch if you'd like to re book for another wonderful stay soon.

11th May 2016 Excellent 

The house was excellent. I was a little concerned about taking young children to the property. But we were welcomed upon arrival and my concerns were laid to rest.

The property was large enough to keep all 15 of us entertained and the kids loved the grounds.

Service rating : So glad to hear this mansion was the perfect venue for your special celebration, we would be delighted to help with any future plans for another get together.

Product : Great that you found the mansion so family friendly, there’s certainly plenty to keep all generations happy including the fantastic games room and the grand piano.

7th May 2016 Excellent 

Am amazing property. Spent my 40th birthday here with my most treasured group of friends. It felt like our home for the weekend and was so comfortable, relaxing and welcoming. Well equipped, lovely attention to detail and so much to see and do especially for the kids- the hens were a constant source of wonder! Every one of us would come again and we feel so lucky to have been able to borrow your little slice of Perthshire paradise.

Service rating : Many thanks! Glad you found the booking process smooth and our team efficient and helpful.

Product : Thank you for the lovely feedback, great that the birthday celebrations went well and you found the accommodation comfortable and well equipped. Glad the younger ones in the family also enjoyed the trip!

26th April 2016 Excellent 

Huge mansion house. Good cooking equipment, although electric oven was better than aga. Many rooms, with spare beds all around, I would suggest saying capacity to sleep 20. Beautiful sitting room and dining room especially. Neighbour was very helpful by first guiding us around, showing us the woodshed/how to light the fire.

Service rating : Thank you for taking the time to leave us excellent feedback, great you found the booking process smooth.

Product : Many thanks for such a fantastic review, lovely to hear the mansion was well equipped for your group size and that you had a nice welcome upon arrival. We do advise that the accommodation layout of 8 bedrooms is best suited to a group of 15 guests staying but great you found the rooms spacious and I’m sure the impressive drawing room was perfect for relaxing in.

18th February 2016 Excellent 

Beautiful place - perfect for our large reunion of friends, with lots of space and grounds for the kids to run aroundin, and beautiful rooms to spend the evenings in once they had gone to bed. Grand, but with a relaxed atmosphere. Saw a woodpecker on the bird feeder too.

3rd January 2016 Excellent 

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Service rating : Great to hear you rated our service excellent! It sounds like you had a fantastic stay at the mansion, enjoying the games room and grand piano. Totally agree the housekeepers are very accommodating here, so glad they could help with anything you needed throughout your stay.
Product : Thank you for your excellent comments regarding the house and grounds, as mentioned it sounds like you all had a fantastic stay and any feedback is always helpful.

7th December 2014 Excellent 

We loved the house. It felt like a home. I was running a training weekend and could not have asked for a better venue for it. It was so so warm and homely - loved the many pianos and cannot recommend Ayton highly enough. We felt at home and were reluctant to leave!

Thank you for your kind comments, so pleased we could help with your stay and you found our service excellent!

Great to hear the lovely Ayton House was perfect for your training program. Sounds like the whole group managed to enjoy their stay!

Nice to see you are already thinking of returning to a property for next year, hopefully we can be of assistance again!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

23rd October 2014 Excellent 

Three generations of the family arrived at Ayton House to celebrate a 90th birthday. The generosity of the house soaked up everyones needs with warmth and homely charm, the games room a particular hit for younger members. The dining room comfortable sat twenty one for dinner and the kitchen facilities and cooking apparatus were plentiful enough to prepare for a small army. All bedrooms were very comfortable, the impressive grounds and local area lovely to enjoy, which in all made for an excellent celebration weekend.

Many thanks for your feedback. Great that you found our service to be excellent, we were so pleased to have been of help with your holiday plans and also the birthday celebrations within the family too!

It certainly sounds like you all had an amazing time enjoying this lovely property and its grounds and we hope we can be of help again in the future, should you and your family ever wish to re book with us!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

1st July 2014 Excellent 

Ayton house is a spectacular property ,had a very memorable family holiday at ayton house .

Thanks so much for your comments, feedback is always useful to ensure we can constantly improve our service where necessary. We are pleased you had a great time at the property and found our services helpful!

We look forward to hearing from you again in the future if you would like to make another booking.

22nd May 2014 Excellent 

We were a group of 13 friends and stayed at Ayton House May 2014. I can honestly say that everyone in our party loved the house. It was a beautiful big house with lovely bedrooms, spacious lounges and kitchens and well equipped. The thing was that we all felt really comfortable in it, and the main lounge was so brilliant - light and airy and relaxing. I can't think of a single downside to our stay - so much so that we want to book for next year!

Many thanks for taking the time to submit your comments. We are delighted that you had an amazing time at Ayton house and have found our booking process helpful and informative throughout your reservations.

We would love to hear from you again and help with any future plans. Don't forget to claim your loyalty discount next time!

Scotts Castle Holidays

25th August 2013 Excellent 

It was a fantastic place to stay, great location for a large group with plenty to do at the property! We would love to come back as it was a magical place to stay.

Many thanks for your feedback, lovely to hear your group enjoyed their stay at Ayton House. We look forward to helping with any future plans to visit Scotland, and don’t forget we also offer a loyalty discount to returning guests!

Scotts Castle Holidays

31st December 2012 Excellent 

Ayton house was superb, homely ,spacious and welcoming.

Thank you for your correspondence, I am so pleased you would use our services again, and thank you for your feedback on Ayton House. I’m so pleased your enjoyed your stay.

Scotts Castle Holidays

13th December 2012 Excellent 

Beautiful house and perfect for our weekend.

Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had a good time! We have recently introduced a Loyalty discount scheme for returning guests, and if we can assist with any future trips, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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