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Sleeps 12 adults Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 3 Pets 3 Welcome Region Angus Town/village Alyth

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Luxury Scottish Castle, Alyth

Enjoy a holiday of a lifetime at this Luxury Scottish Castle which could be from the whimsical Brigadoon or the romantic Outlander

Standing proud at the head of a glen in a stunning setting, this is what you imagine a castle should look like in Scotland. As a fortified tower house, it was built in 1560 to an L-plan design as a strong defensive property to withstand attack and protect its occupants. However in 1640, the Duke of Argyll destroyed the castle after a long-standing dispute and it was not until 1990 when it was restored to its former glory. Within you'll feel as if you're stepping right back to the 16th century, with its stone walls, vaulted rooms and Great Hall. Fortunately you'll also be able to enjoy  the sorts of modern comforts those living here in centuries past could not.

Refurbished and redecorated with immaculate style and taste, the castle feels like a family home and you its distinguished guest.  The Great Hall is the “wow” room, with its impressively painted ceiling and large inglenook fireplace, however, you'll find a myriad of delights wherever you look. With six individually designed bedrooms from the second floor up, this self-catering castle will accommodate up to 12 guests quite comfortably.

Access to these floors is by stone turnpike stairs which may not suit elderly visitors or guests with young children. If you're in the market for a small intimate wedding, you'll find the private chapel will do the trick. Whatever the reason for visiting Scotland we would be surprised if you didn't feel this experience to be one of your  'Top 10 Best Ever Holidays'! 

Roaring fires, bracing walks and stockings hung by a rather impressive castle fireplaceThe Great Hall on the first floor is a large open plan living spaceThe magnificent hall spans the entire width of the castleThe great hall is where you will also find the dining areaThis year treat your family to a Christmas holiday that will not be easily forgottenScotland has some of the finest small food producers in the countyThere is room to sit and enjoy an informal meal in the kitchenHoliday in a castle in ScotlandThe chapel offers a quiet refugeWhere better spend your Christmas than a castle in Scotland

Living Space

Reception rooms

As with many tower houses in Scotland, you'll find the reception rooms on the first floor along including the Great Hall. Spanning the length of the castle this spacious room covers the whole floor and is part living space, part dining area. Unlike guests from years past, you will enjoy the benefits of modern underfloor heating.  In addition, comfortable sofas and armchairs surround a large open fireplace.  A great space in which to thaw out or dry off after a day on the Angus glens!

If you look up, the magnificent painted ceiling tells the tale of the history of the castle in pictorial form. Elsewhere the Great Hall is decorated with traditional furniture, family portraits and crossed claymores.  At ground level the diminuitive chapel seats up to 16 people and is ideal for a small wedding, with humanist ceremonies the most popular these days. 

Kitchen / Dining

The kitchen and breakfast room are also located on ground level, next door to one another, with the main dining being held in the Great Hall on the floor above. 

You'll find the kitchen well equipped with all the mod con's and comes with a large cooking range with 8 hobs and 2 ovens, with plenty of working space to cater for a group of 12. 

A word of warning for tall guests to watch out for the low arch at the cooking end.   The rest of the room has plenty of head clearance so perhaps those taller than 5ft 9 inches get a reprieve from cooking duties?!

Up to 8 people can enjoy breakfast in the vaulted room next door to the kitchen, or larger groups can dine together upstairs in the Great Hall at a traditionally long refectory table with padded tartan seats (seating between 14/16 people). To the side of the room is a small pantry, with a hot plate and additional storage, which services this room efficiently at mealtimes.

  • 5 Star Venue
  • BBQ
  • CD Player
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooker, Range
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden Furniture
  • Garden, enclosed
  • Heating, underfloor
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Turret areas
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Bikes available
  • Chapel, private
A drop of Scotland's finest?This self contained glamorous bedroom sweeps across the entire breadth of the castle'Lairds Room' is a large room with a free standing bath, wash area and four poster bed'Roberts' room is found at the top of its own private staircaseBright and light 'Roberts Room' has stunning viewsBeautiful attention to detail makes this an outstanding holiday destinationTop floor shared bathroom'Samanthas Room' at the top of the castle has high ceilings and beautiful paintingsDeep breath and relax ... 'Katherine' named after a queen is glamorous enough for royalty'Sebastian' is a bright bedroom with a sumptuous four poster'Julian' bedroom features an en suite shower room and a comfortable double bedBathroom detailsEnjoy a holiday in Scotland with your friends and family in this castle holiday let

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 12

You will find all bedrooms and bathrooms from the second floor up. All are individually named and can be identified and chosen for guests in advance. The master bedroom is the “Laird’s” room which takes up most of the second floor, with a fine four poster double bed and walk-in bathroom area. “Robert’s” four poster double room is also on the second floor, but has its own stairs from the Great Hall. On the third floor, can be found “Katharines” double room, “Sebastian’s” four poster double room and “Julian’s” room with a double bed and en-suite shower room. On the top floor is “Samantha’s” twin-bedded room, which shares the family bathroom located on the floor below. A tray with complimentary beverages are provided in all bedrooms.

The bedrooms are all accessed via steep stone stairs which may not be suitable for the less mobile. The open fires in all bedrooms are ornamental and for health & safety purposes must not be used by guests. 

  • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 3 Four Poster Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Double Room With Ensuite Shower Room
  • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom With Bathroom Suite
Set in an acre of enclosed private grounds at the head of a glenCastle in Scotland,near Alyth for self catering holidaysThis amazing castle in Scotland could be yours for your next self catering holidayScottish Tower House for self catering holidays near Balmoral, ScotlandIn 1640, the Duke of Argyll destroyed the castle after a long-standing dispute and it was not until 1990 when it was restored to its former gloryCastle in Scotland near Glenshee, perfect for holidays in summer and winter.

Grounds & Surrounds

Set in an acre of enclosed private grounds at the head of a glen, surrounded by fields and hills, this is a very scenic spot all year round.  

There is a patio laid out to the front with garden furniture set up in the summer months overlooking the lawn and surrounding scenery. With a short gravel drive, you'll find parking for up to 6 cars.  For special occasions, the castle can be floodlit on request. 

Due to the proximity to the farm, livestock and damage to the surrounding areas, use of helicopters or setting off fireworks & chinese lanterns cannot be permitted. 

Activities are numerous in this area, with sight-seeing and walking being top of the list. Glamis Castle and Balmoral Castle are both nearby, with the Angus Glens and the Cateran Trail being ideal for walking trips. For those with an interest in golf, the course of Rosemount is nearby, as well as numerous local courses at Alyth and beyond. In the winter months with Glenshee practically on the doorstep this is a perfect base for ski-ing and winter sports.

The nearest shops are in Alyth, whilst Blairgowrie has the nearest supermarkets. Both Dundee and Perth are nearby for city trips.


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 3 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, heating and an initial supply of logs. 

Notes & Warnings

A maximum of 3 dogs are allowed with prior permission from the owner at the time of booking.  Guests are respectfully asked to ensure their pets are restricted to the ground floor only and adhere to the pet policy.

It is important to note the stone stairs *may not be suitable* for the infirm or unsupervised children.

Mobile reception poor due to hills and stone walls. Connection is fine halfway up a field. 

Due to the proximity to the farm, livestock and damage to the surrounding areas landing helicopters or setting off fireworks & chinese lanterns are strictly not permitted. 

The owners of this particular property reserve the right to withhold the Good Housekeeping Deposit (GHD) for up to 3 weeks following the date of your departure.  This is a variation to the standard 7 day GHD terms. The condition of booking has been expressely stipulated by the owner and cannot be revoked by any representative of Scotts Castle Holidays.

Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. 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.

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.



From pristine sandy beaches, rolling agricultural landscapes and the majestic heather clad hills and lush forests of the Angus Glens, Angus offers a range of breath taking scenery to soak up. Out in the countryside there are many Munros which offer superb walking opportunities or there is some of the best salmon and sea trout fishing in Scotland. The city of Dundee has a vibrant and lively centre; a great family day out, with fantastic shopping facilities! The harbour is home to the Discovery Point Visitor Centre, home to the spectacular ship RRS Discovery. Arbroath is an old fishing port famous the world over for its smoked fish, the Arbroath Smokie. It was here, in the Abbey, that the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. The coastal town of Montrose offers beautiful sandy beaches, and is home to a large nature reserve known as the Basin, a haven for wildlife, a special favourite for wading birds due to its muddy nature! There are also wonderful beaches at Lunan Bay and St Cyrus. The spectacular Glamis Castle, which was the childhood home of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, is a fantastic family day out, and golfers must pay a visit to the famous Carnoustie championship golf course. 

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 Angus Type of location Countryside Nearest shop 12 miles Nearest supermarket 15 miles Nearest pub 2 miles
Nearest Airport
Dundee 35 miles miles
Edinburgh 72 miles miles
Nearest Train Station
Pitlochry 20 miles miles
There are great walks locally including the Cateran TrailA trip across to Royal Deeside for more beautiful sceneryThere are plenty of outdoor activities at Glenshee in summerWhilst in the winter months Glenshee is great fun too


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.

28th February 2016 Great 

The location and decor of Forter castle were excellent and we had a marvellous stay. My friends did however complain that the bedrooms were very cold and Margaret the housekeeper confirmed that the storage radiators appeared not to be working very well. I think for the money that this should have been better.
The service by Scotts castles was good and communication excellent

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Grab a Winter break at this stunning luxury castle : w/c 4 & 11 November was £3750 per week now just £3000 per week.
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