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Grants Of Freuchie Castle

Dulnain Bridge, The Highlands
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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Four Poster
Castles
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Unique 16th-centrury castle within the Cairngorms offering landscape views of the Scottish Highlands
  • Set within one acre of grounds enjoy the many outdoor activities from the Castle's doorstep
  • Ideal for skiing with Aviemore nearby, golf at Speyside, or explore castles and famous distilleries  

 

Property code: CA244

A unique stay to excite all the family, discover the mysterious spiral staircases, fairy tale turrets and original 16th-century transcriptions in this stunning converted castle.

Built by the second son of John Grant of Freuchie in 1598, this tower house is steeped in history and oozes traditional charm. Settle into this magnificent castle for a magical escape and climb the spiralling staircase to gawp at the spectacular views over Strathspey. Standing tall in the Cairngorm National Park, a recognised AONB, find yourself amongst challenging hikes, strolling spots and close to wonderful wildlife including golden eagles and otters. For the sporty guests amongst you, dust off your salopettes and pay the School of Snowsports a visit to cruise down the slopes in style.

Greeted by the quirky structure and fairy tale turrets of this 16th-century abode, step inside and kick your shoes off in the front entrance. Head into the kitchen/diner for a warming cup of tea and begin making exciting adventure plans for the days ahead. Experiment with hearty flavours and cook up a storm for all to enjoy in this large space which has a cavernous feel due to its curved exposed brick ceiling. Dine communally at the table which comfortably seats ten and raise a glass to holidaying in the Highlands! Step down into the conservatory where you can put your feet up and unwind in this light, bright room. Floor to ceiling patio doors let the outside in and welcome views across the Cairngorms, creating a tranquil environment.

Climb the staircase to the first floor where the Great Hall awaits. Settle down on cosy sofas and admire the charming antique pine panelling; lap up the warmth from the log burning stove. This room is great for relaxing, yet sociable evenings and the traditional features tell tales of years gone by, reminding you of your fabulous location and setting.

Spiralling up to the second, third and fourth floors, you can find a romantic four poster room, two twin bedrooms and two Tower bunk rooms. Each room is sumptuously decorated to ensure a restful, rejuvenating night’s sleep. Two rooms have bunk beds so younger guests can enjoy fun holiday sleepovers and play games together before snuggling off to doze.

Unfortunately, the layout and spiralling staircase at this tower-house mean it is not accessible for those with mobility issues or who rely on wheelchair access.

Boasting an acre of land, brew a delicious mug of coffee and head out in the morning for a stroll around the grounds. A dose of Scottish fresh air is a sure-fire way to get your day off to a good start.

 

  • 5 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twins and 2 bunk bedrooms, ideally suited to children
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 family bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC. Roll-top bath in master bedroom and wash basins in both twin bedrooms
  • 1 separate WC on ground floor  
  • Fridge, freezer, electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with video and DVD, CD and digital radio, iPod dock
  • Open fire - first basket of logs included
  • General store 1 mile, local town 3 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Please note this property has narrow spiral staircases which may not be not be suitable for some guests
  • Arrivals on Sundays  - 6 nights only 
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Entertain the troops and head 6 miles to the Landmark Forest Adventure Park for a family-friendly day. Learn fun facts and marvel at the inhabitants of the Dinosaur Kingdom, venture into the Lost Labyrinth and reward yourself with panoramic views if you dare climb the 105 steps of the Forest Tower.

For a gentler day, navigate the Scottish Highlands by steam train and hop on the Strathspey Steam Railway which was brought back to life in 1978 and is just 14 miles from home. Hear the guards whistle and set off on your adventure, exploring the area as people would have done in years gone by. Treat yourself to an afternoon tea or experience life in the officer's saloon!

Hit the slopes at the School of Snowsports in Aviemore, 15 miles from your door where you can ski, snowboard or simply sledge through snowy landscapes. Brush up on old skills or try your hand at something new and impress fellow guests with tricks and jumps!

If you don't wish to jump in the car, a whole host of exciting walks lie close to home in the Cairngorms National Park. Pack up a picnic, grab your coat and step out to discover glassy lochs, native wildlife and majestic moorland.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Shawn 12th August 2023

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A great property and surrounding area. We came for my wife's 50th as a treat and were very satisfied. Would strongly recommend it to anyone who fancies something a bit different

Reviewed by Alexander 22nd July 2023

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Great for a special occasion. A quirky place - the grandchildren thought they were living in Hogwarts.

Reviewed by Laura 27th May 2023

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We had a wonderful week. The castle is just stunning. The area is beautiful and we didnt want to come home. Just lovely

Reviewed by Tabitha 8th April 2023

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Reviewed by Craig 11th February 2023

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Great property, 2nd time there. Thanks very much

Reviewed by Sarah 22nd October 2022

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What can we say... 7 of us had the time of our lives in the castle. Isolated, cosy, breath-taking location and with dark skies to die for. Close to lots of attractions...we esp loved the Cairngorm Reindeers and Landmark Adventure Park. Perfect in every way. Thankyou.

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