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Kinnairdy Castle

Huntly, Aberdeenshire
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Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Castles
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Historic 14th-century castle with original features including stained-glass windows
  • Set on extensive grounds with miles of beautiful river walks
  • The castle has two salmon & trout fishing beats along the River Deveron
Property code: 89020

This stunning castle has a real wow factor right from the moment you drive into the grounds. With plenty of unique touches, it provides a memorable backdrop for a large group of friends or family. With four bedrooms and sleeping up to seven people, plus two dogs, the property is in a beautiful location on the River Deveron – a fantastic spot for those who love to fish. However, this large home also has countless stunning walks from the front door, so even non-fishers will enjoy a stay.

The property’s tower house helps to make the imposing building even more impressive. Parts of it even date back to the 14th and 15th centuries. However, while it retains many original features which give it character, such as stained-glass windows and a vaulted ceiling in the dining room, it has all the modern-day amenities you should need for a comfortable stay. The living areas are homely and cosy but at the same time, those original features give it a real castle experience.

The entrance is via the side door that leads into the kitchen. This space has everything required to cook up a good meal and is a great place to gather for breakfast and chat about the day ahead. There is a small lounge area on the ground floor with a Smart TV which then leads to the dining room. It’s easy to host an unforgettable dinner party for family and friends and enjoy time together around the dining table, and light up the wood burner on those cooler winter nights. There is a WC and utility area next to the stairwell for your convenience.

Take the stairs to the first floor, where you will find the shower room and three beautifully decorated bedrooms: one super-king-size, a king-size and a double. The main lounge is accessed by a few steps from the first floor and is in the original tower part of the castle. It’s a great place to read, relax, and unwind, with another wood burner to keep you cosy on colder evenings.

On the second floor, you will find a twin bedroom and a bathroom with a beautiful Victorian-style bath.

Outside, there is a large courtyard and garden area with seating and a BBQ, with lots of grassed areas for the children to play. It is laid mainly to lawn with plenty of mature shrubs and trees befitting of the castle’s age. Thanks to having so much land, there’s off-road parking for up to six cars.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 king-size, 1 small double, and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with bath and WC
  • Electric range and hob with double oven and warming drawer, Smeg fridge small freezer, dishwasher, and microwave
  • Utility room/WC with washing machine; tumble dryer located in the outbuilding
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Smart TV in the ground floor lounge
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Courtyard gardens with outdoor dining furniture and a charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • 2 trout and salmon beats for 4 rods are available to book by arrangement with the owner
  • Beach 13 miles, shop and pub 3 miles
  • Private water supply
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Make a pile of sandwiches for your party, lace up your walking boots and venture off on group outings along the banks of the River Deveron. Organise a tour of the Glendronach Distillery, nestled 5.5 miles away in the Valley of Forgue and one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. Plan a day out to historic Banff, 12.5 miles away on the coast, where you can wander the shops, dine out and discover the Scottish town that so entranced Robert Burns and Lord Byron. While you are here, visit the stately home of Duff House and play a round or two of golf on one of the town’s two courses.

Lee Davies

This property is personally managed by Lee.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steven 22nd October 2023

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Reviewed by Michael 1st October 2023

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Great week as always,has everything you need on site and help on hand, beautiful location, very comfortable accommodation at kinniardy castle, we be back for sure!

Reviewed by Matt 22nd September 2023

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What an amazing place, we all loved it (especially the dog and our youngest, who is 6, and had been telling his teacher all week he was going to a castle!) It was amazing, like a movie set, and very photogenic! Jim was a star, so helpful and kind (Maisie was also very patient with our puppy, who is only just 1 year old), I very nearly got dragged dRead moreown the rabbit hole of fishing! A fantastic weekend at a fantastic venue! Hide

Reviewed by Kevan 10th September 2023

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Excellent location very helpful owners would recommend for peaceful break

Reviewed by Beverly 20th August 2023

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We absolutely loved our time at Kinnairdy Castle. The setting is beautiful and peaceful, with lovely walks along the nearby river. The castle itself has lots of space, but still feels cozy (especially with the log burner on in the lounge) and staying in a castle is a fantastic experience. The Warden (Jim) was friendly and knowledgeable. Good internRead moreet and water pressure. Some aspects could be better e.g. newer towels, better outdoor furniture, etc, but overall it was a lovely holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 25th June 2023

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Absolutely loved the castle and its location. Walks with the dogs along the river were fantastic. Lots of character but still cozy. Comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by David 18th June 2023

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I know that people have their own view of paradise be it Foreign lands culture and food but Kinnairdy is a paradise. So calm peaceful beautiful its quite breathtaking. I saw this as soon as we arrived and looked over the river Deveron. I said to my wife this is a very special place. Thank you to Colin and Joanna for allowing us to stay in their wonRead morederful home. Also a special mention to Jim and Masie his constant companion. Our morning blethers were great. Hide

Reviewed by Nicholas 12th June 2023

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Well what can I say we absolutely loved pur stay Jim the groundsman was a lovely man nothing was too much trouble the welcome pack was lovely

Reviewed by Olivier 21st May 2023

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Beautiful venue in a beautiful surroundings. Will recommend to anyone who wants to ecplore this part of Scotland

Reviewed by Rachael 18th May 2023

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What an amazing stay! The castle and grounds were taken care of so beautifully. The owner and warden were warm, welcoming and very quick to answer any questions. We had several lovely walks around/from the property with the highlight being an easily accessible walk along the River Deveron. It is truly a special place and I could not a recommend it Read moreenough. Hide

Reviewed by Maggie 9th April 2023

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We had the most amazing time at Kinnairdy Castle, set in wonderful surroundings and with a homely but elegant feel. The welcome goodies were delicious and the care and support were there if we needed it with housekeeper in a cottage down the private drive. Local beaches were clean and inviting, beautiful countryside, two large well-stocked supermarRead morekets within 15 minute drive at Huntly. We had a family get together and the kids loved the rope swing and walks by the river. Heartily recommend ! Hide

Reviewed by Paula 29th March 2023

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Friendly welcome, lovely castle providing a wonderful experience and relaxing break

Reviewed by Kevan 26th February 2023

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Excellent break away very relaxing, property is very spacious and clean and comfortable. Owners are very welcoming and informative of the castle and the surrounding area. Will definitely be coming back at some point.

Reviewed by Greg 11th November 2022

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We stayed for 5 nights and had a fantastic time. V. welcoming host. Definitely a memorable place to stay with a load of history attached. There were five of us and there was plenty of space - including the wonderful sitting room upstairs and the vaulted dining room. The castle was well equipped, and very warm and cozy with the central heating and lRead moreog burners. Our dog loved it too and appreciated the treats in the welcome package! :) Would definitely stay again if we were holidaying in the area. Hide

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