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View towards this unique property
View from the landscaped gardens
Relax by the fire or curl up with a good book in the libray
Enjoy a game of snooker in the snooker room
Dine in style in the beautiful dining room
Formal dining room with access to the gardens
Living room with open fire
Spacious open plan living
Charming kitchen/diner
Kitchen
Games and music room
Spacious four poster bedroom
Bedroom
Double bedroom with ensuite
Double bedroom with open fire
Emporor bedroom
Double bedroom
Double Bedroom
Jack and Jill Bathroom
Single bedroom on top floor
Alfresco dining
Enchanted walled gardens to explore
History and heritage awaits
Play a game of tennis
Birds eye view
Stunning views surrounding the castle
Perfectly secluded spot
1 / 30  View towards this unique property
2 / 30  View from the landscaped gardens
3 / 30  Relax by the fire or curl up with a good book in the libray
4 / 30  Enjoy a game of snooker in the snooker room
5 / 30  Dine in style in the beautiful dining room
6 / 30  Formal dining room with access to the gardens
7 / 30  Living room with open fire
8 / 30  Spacious open plan living
9 / 30  Charming kitchen/diner
10 / 30  Kitchen
11 / 30  Games and music room
12 / 30  Spacious four poster bedroom
13 / 30  Bedroom
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15 / 30  Double bedroom with ensuite
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17 / 30  Double bedroom with open fire
18 / 30  Emporor bedroom
19 / 30  Double bedroom
20 / 30  Double Bedroom
21 / 30  Jack and Jill Bathroom
22 / 30  Single bedroom on top floor
23 / 30  Alfresco dining
24 / 30  Enchanted walled gardens to explore
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26 / 30  History and heritage awaits
27 / 30  Play a game of tennis
28 / 30  Birds eye view
29 / 30  Stunning views surrounding the castle
30 / 30  Perfectly secluded spot

Airlie Castle

Airlie, Angus
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Four Poster
Sky TV
Tennis Court
Castles
Party houses
Wedding venues
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning 18th-century castle with historic feature, large private formal garden and a 30,000-acre estate to explore
  • Idea for salmon and trout fishing on the local rivers and enjoy a game of tennis or croquet on the lawn
  • Within reach of  the famous golf courses in Carnoustie and St Andrews
Property code: CA011

A fairytale castle in the Angus Glens, within easy reach of the coast and the Cairngorms. Perfect for history lovers and those looking for an active family break.

This stunning castle enjoys a spectacular location in the heart of the 30,000-acre Airlie Estate. Surrounded on three sides by dramatic tumbling rivers, this beautiful family home is steeped in history and retains many original features. Situated at the end of a long tree-lined drive, this secluded property is just 20 miles north of Dundee. With an extensive walled garden, tennis court, games room and opportunities for fishing and stalking, this magnificent castle has everything you need for a truly exceptional holiday. The main house sleeps 14 guests and also includes two hours’ housekeeping per day.  The Castle makes for an enchanting wedding venue and catering can be arranged.

 

Despite its grand and imposing exterior, this marvellous property has a charming and welcoming interior, with vaulted ceilings, original features, a four-poster bed, an AGA and open fires. Beautifully furnished throughout, the castle offers a fantastic mix of the stylish, traditional, quirky and modern. There are seven cosy bedrooms and a number of fresh and spacious living areas including a playroom, snooker room, library and drawing room.

 

Entering this fantastic castle, you will find the elegant kitchen which is kitted out with a wealth of equipment and utensils, and features a dining table perfect for enjoying breakfast or a snack. There’s also a spacious playroom with table tennis, as well as a cosy snooker room. The ground floor also features a boot room, WC and utility room.

 

Stepping up to the first floor, the light and cheerful drawing room is an ideal space to relax in, with comfortable seating and a lovely open fire. A further open fire can be found in the beautifully book-lined library. You can share a formal meal in the ornate dining room which has plenty of space for up to 14 guests.

 

The bedrooms are distributed across the second and third floors. There are seven bedrooms spread over the second and third floors.  They include a master bedroom with a four-poster bed with en-suite bathroom.  One double bedroom and an emperor bedroom that shares a bathroom.  King sized bedroom with en-suite.  The third floor has one single bedroom a king size bedroom leading to nursery room with 3 single beds, 2 family bathrooms and a WC. 

 

Heading outside, you can explore the extensive grounds, relax in the large walled garden, play tennis, football or croquet, have a BBQ, enjoy miles of walks, or take part in stalking or trout and salmon fishing.

  • 7 bedrooms – 3 king size, 1 emperor, 1 double and 4 single beds
  • 5 bathrooms - 2 en-suite bathrooms, 2 bathrooms on attic floor, 1 jack and jill bathroom
  • 3 separate WC''s
  • Aga, dishwasher, drinks fridge, chest freezer, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Highchair and cot
  • Open fires with fuel provided
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV with Sky, DVD player
  • Walled garden with garden furniture, tennis court, BBQ, croquet lawn, goalposts and play areas
  • Ample parking  
  • 2 dogs welcome - restricted to the basement level of the Castle
  • 2 hours of housekeeping daily included
  • Catering by arrangement
  • Shops and pubs within 4 miles
  • At an additional cost there is also a separate cottage with two twin bedrooms and a bathroom that would accommodate 4 additional guests.  To book the cottage please enquire at point of booking for further details.
  • Arrival: 16:00 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
  • Please note there is a refundable £1,000 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

This is a great base for exploring this lovely area, with the Loch of Lintrathen (5.5 miles) and the RSPB Loch of Kinnordy Nature Reserve (4.5 miles) both nearby. You can also visit the historic Glamis Castle and its stunning gardens (9 miles). The castle is the setting of Shakespeare's Macbeth and is the childhood home of the Queen Mother.

The local market town of Forfar (12 miles) has a range of places to eat and drink, and is home to a number of attractions including the Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, Forfar Loch Country Park and the Pitmuies Gardens. You will also be close to the delightful town of Kirriemuir (6.5 miles), which is home to the Kirriemuir Camera Obscura, the fascinating Gateway to the Glens Museum and the birthplace of JM Barrie – the creator of Peter Pan.

There are several golf courses in the area, including Alyth (4 miles), Glenisla (3.5 miles), Kirriemuir (7 miles) and Rosemount at Blairgowrie (11 miles). Other places of interest include the Redwings Mountains horse sanctuary (14 miles), the Pictish Room (16.5 miles) and the tea rooms and nature reserve at Murton Farm (14 miles). Heading north, you will reach the outskirts of the breathtaking Cairngorms National Park (20 miles).

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ebba 16th April 2022

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Lovely castle and location.

Reviewed by Paul 22nd December 2021

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wonderful property, amazing location and fascinating history... all made for a special Christmas. we were made to feel very comfortable by the incredible staff on the estate..

Reviewed by Jane 31st July 2021

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We had an amazing week at Airlie castle with extended family (age 9 to 80). Such a beautiful location and house full of character. We made full use of the tennis court, table tennis and snooker table and loved the walks around the estate, the river and relaxing in the grounds and felt little need to venture out too often. Would love to return one dRead moreay. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel 10th July 2021

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View towards this unique property
View from the landscaped gardens
Relax by the fire or curl up with a good book in the libray
Enjoy a game of snooker in the snooker room
Dine in style in the beautiful dining room
Formal dining room with access to the gardens
Living room with open fire
Spacious open plan living
Charming kitchen/diner
Kitchen
Games and music room
Show 18 moreSpacious four poster bedroom

Location

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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