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Sleeps 16 adults Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms 6 Pets 2 Welcome Region Aberdeenshire Town/village Inverurie
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Wonderful Heritage Castle, near Inverurie (214)

What if your future was the past? Well it could be if you choose to holiday in style at this beautiful Scottish castle with over 900 years’ of history.

This outstanding “Outlander” style castle sits in 250 acres of beautiful parklands in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Of 17th century origin with a 12th century core and later additions in 1801 and 1851, the owners of this stunning castle have cleverly managed to retain its amazing heritage and authenticity whilst giving guests comfortable, modern facilities. In recent years a Biomass 24-hour central heating system was installed, which in a property this size is a most welcome addition, given it’s now toasty warm 24/7. A luxury we’re sure the original inhabitants would have very much welcomed had the technology been around back then.

The substantial grounds make a great space to relax in. The castle is south facing which means it gets a lot of light at the front which lends itself to al fresco entertainment in the summer months. Located 22 miles North West of Aberdeen airport (an hour’s drive), this is an ideal venue to enjoy the Grampian Mountain range.

For anyone looking for a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ booking a group of family and friends into a castle like this for an historic holiday in Scotland couldn’t get more authentic than that. Popular with three generational families looking to celebrate milestone occasions and overseas visitors looking for a ‘cultural experience’. 

Living Space

Reception rooms

When entering by the front door, you’re welcomed into a large hallway which leads through into the morning room where pre dinner drinks can be served. Beyond this a vast elegant drawing room designed for entertaining has double doors leading into a grand formal dining room, with a table that can seat up to 20 people. The stylish drawing room, with an open fire and views to the front, is a large expansive room, with a selection of comfortable sofas and chairs for your group to relax in. With an impressive feature marble fireplace with antique gilt mirror above, this is a room that exudes grandeur and is the perfect place for a drinks party, or just to chill in style.

Next to this the morning room is the ideal space to congregate next to the sideboard where the drinks and ice bucket are kept for refreshments.

On the other side of the hallway is a second reception room known as ‘the library’ with the ambience and feel of a traditional gentlemen’s club. It has impressive bookcases full of leather bound books. The seating here is comfortable in wonderful authentic distressed leather armchairs and a sofa, with the addition of a desk and wifi.

There’s also a snug located behind the kitchen with an open fireplace and is the cosiest room in the castle. It’s a favourite with the children and is a great spot for guests to unwind, either for a bit of TV downtime, one to one chats or for some quiet holiday reading. It has TV with Sky and DVD’s as well as wifi.

The recently modernised catering kitchen is to the rear, beyond which is a ping pong table guests can take outside as well as a croquet set.

Kitchen / Dining

The dining room next door to the drawing room is a great space adorned with family portraits with a very large dining table to seat up to 20 people. This is a traditional dining room with a formal feel which comes alive when full of people. In the summer months al fresco dining may be possible to take advantage of the south facing frontage that gets so much sun.

The kitchen is located to the rear of the house and is a modernised multi-purpose kitchen to be used as a catering kitchen or as a homely country style kitchen. A large oil-fired AGA , along with two traditional electric ovens and induction hobs, are available to cater for large groups. The large central island workspace also provides seating for up to 4 people, which means children can be fed here and quick breakfasts for those who are up early.

  • Accommodation, Additional
  • Aga
  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden Furniture
  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Microwave
  • Open Fires
  • Oven, double
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Mobile reception
  • TV, Sky or Freeview
Lairds BedroomLaird's BedroomLaird's Ensuite BathroomLaird's Ensuite BathroomLaird's Ensuite Bathroom'Georgian' bedroom with king size double bed'Georgian' bathroomSpanish Bedroom, with antique king size bedSpanish Bedroom ensuiteGarden Room En-suite shower room for 'Garden' bedroom'Green' bedroom - a spacious double'Green' bedroom - with bath 'Gold' bedroom with king size double bed and en-suiteEn-suite bathroom for the 'Gold' bedroomAnother comfortable twin bedroomShared bathroom on the second floor Yellow room, a cosy twin bedroom

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 16

Accommodation is on the first & second floors.  All bedrooms and bathrooms have been superbly furnished and updated in recent times. Bathrobes, toiletires and slippers are provided in all guest rooms for use during their stay. 

Groups of up to 16 adults and 1 child can be comfortably accommodated in 8 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms, as follows:

First Floor
Bedroom 1 “Georgian” bedroom, has a king size double bed and is a suite that is connected to the next door bedroom, via a corridor with steps to;

Bedroom 2 “Turret” bedroom, with two single beds, which has direct access to the shared bathroom (with “Georgian” bedroom), with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin; Double shower unit; a separate w.c is available in the front tower off the corridor;

Bedroom 3 “Spanish” bedroom, has an antique king size double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin;

Bedroom 4 “Garden” bedroom is a rear facing room, with king size double bed, with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin;

Bedroom 5 “Lairds” bedroom is the largest bedroom on offer, with half-tester king size double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with freestanding feature slipper bath with shower attachment, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin;

Bedroom 6 “Gold” bedroom, with king size double bed, with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

Second floor
Bedroom 7 “Green bedroom, with king size double bed; freestanding bath in the bedroom and basin in the bedroom as well as a shared bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin;

Bedroom 8 “Yellow” bedroom, is a twin-bedded room with two single beds and a child’s bed.

  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 King Size Double Bedroom With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Family Room With Three Single Beds With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 King Sized Double Room With Ensuite Shower Room
  • 2 King Size Double Bedroom With Ensuite Bathroom
 Stay in your very own 'Outlander' style castle set with 15 friends

Grounds & Surrounds

Situated within 250 acres of grounds in a rural location accessed by a sweeping drive, surrounded by woodlands with a view overlooking Bennachie, makes this a fabulous rural base when staying in Aberdeenshire.

The grounds include a front lawn which is south facing and there is plenty of parking available to the whole group. An indoor/outdoor table tennis table is made available for guest use along with garden furniture, a BBQ and a croquet set. 

Located 22 miles north west of Aberdeen airport (an hours drive), this is an ideal venue to enjoy Aberdeenshire and the city of Aberdeen. For supermarkets, then nearby Inverurie is 9 miles away. For golfers, there is a good local course at Insch, with Royal Aberdeen and Trump International Links course within an hour. Fishing is available on the river Don, Dee or Deveron.

For sight-seeing, Fyvie Castle is nearby and well worth a visit and the “Whisky Trail” is available in the area.

Top 3 Things We Love

- its 'wow' factor; these places were built to entertain in style and the state rooms are simply stunning 

- now the castle is heated 24/7 by a Biomass boiler it's very cosy which means you won't need to pack your thermals! 

- its location; nestled into the north west section of the Grampian Mountain range you're in for some stunning views, walks and day trips.  Yet it's only a 3 hour drive from Edinburgh (through spectacular scenery)

Conditions

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 are included within the rental, with an initial supply of logs available for the open fires.

Notes & Warnings

CATERING & TRAVEL
Transfers to and from Aberdeen airport can be arranged with advance notice, along with in-house catering and a piper.

WEDDINGS
Whilst certain wedding parties are accepted please contact us to discuss prior to booking. A facility fee is applicable for any wedding that goes above the capacity of the house as well as for the use of the grounds and marquee. Weddings are not allowed in the castle itself, they are only welcomed as outdoor events. 

PETS
Two pets are welcomed on the ground floor of this property, please refer to the pet policy.

COT & HIGHCHAIR
This property can supply a cot & highchair, please make sure you submit a note on your booking form requesting these items are put out for your arrival.

GROUP TYPES
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.

INTERNET
Unlimited use, with best coverage available at the front of the castle. Mobile phone coverage is available.

REAR WING - Occasional Owner Use
From time to time the owners may be in residence using the rear wing, (with own separate entrance). Guests will unlikely be aware of their presence unless specifically requested.

LocationInverurie

Nestled in the valley of the River Don, in Aberdeenshire, the small town of Inverurie is known as the Heart of the region of Aberdeenshire called Garioch.  The town is home to the Glen Garioch Distillery, open to visitors who wish to learn more about the great Scottish whisky. Inverurie Golf course offers pleasant parkland and 18 holes for visiting golfers. A few miles south of the town is the striking Castle Frazer, where you can wander the baronial tower and attractive grounds and gardens. For keen walkers and explorers, the town is close to Bennachie, offering gentle walks or hikes to the top, the countryside has beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. The Bennachie Centre offers a lovely starting point to your exploration, where you can learn about the heritage of the place and people who lived in the area. 

Aberdeenshire

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 Countryside Nearest shop 9.5 miles Nearest supermarket 9.5 miles Nearest pub 7 miles
Nearest Airport
Aberdeen 22 miles
Nearest Train Station
Inverurie 9.5 miles

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