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View towards this unique property
Relax by the fire or curl up with a good book in the libray
Dine in style in the beautiful dining room
Formal dining room with access to the gardens
Perfectly secluded spot
Living room with open fire
Spacious open plan living
Charming kitchen/diner
Kitchen
Double bedroom with ensuite
Double bedroom with open fire
Double bedroom
Spacious four poster bedroom
Bedroom
Twin bedroom
Enjoy a game of snooker in the snooker room
Games and music room
Bathroom
Alfresco dining
Enchanted walled gardens to explore
History and heritage awaits
Pretty exterior
Birds eye view
Stunning views surrounding the castle
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2 / 25  Relax by the fire or curl up with a good book in the libray
3 / 25  Dine in style in the beautiful dining room
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Airlie Castle

Airlie, Angus
Sleeps 18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Luxury
Family friendly
Four Poster
Sky TV
Tennis Court
Castles
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning 18th-century castle with historic features
  • Large private formal garden and a 30,000-acre estate to explore
  • Tennis court and croquet lawn for fun competitions
  • Housekeeping included, and catering by arrangement
  • Within reach of golf courses and Carnoustie and St Andrews
  • Great fishing on the local rivers
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, with additional space for four further guests in the adjoining cottage. This wonderful property also includes three hours’ housekeeping per day. Catering can be arranged, and the castle also makes an enchanting wedding venue.

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 an open fire. Beautifully furnished throughout, the castle offers a fantastic mix of the stylish, traditional, quirky and modern. There are nine cosy bedrooms and a number of fresh and spacious living areas including a children’s playroom, billiards 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 a tennis table, as well as a cosy billiards 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 a dozen guests.

The bedrooms are distributed across the second and third floors. On the second floor, the master bedroom features a four-poster bed and an en-suite bathroom. There’s also a double room with a wrought iron bath and twin basins, as well as a triple room for children and a single room with access to the main bathroom. The third floor has a further triple room, a double and a single.

The property also includes a self-contained charming cottage with a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and two delightful twin bedrooms.

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.

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.

  • 9 bedrooms – 2 triple, 3 double, 2 twin and 2 single
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC, 1 small bathroom, 1 family bathroom in the cottage, wrought iron bath in second floor double bedroom
  • 3 separate WC''s
  • Aga, dishwasher, drinks fridge, chest freezer, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • Highchair and cot (charge applies)
  • 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  
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • 3 hours of housekeeping daily included
  • Shops and pubs within 4 miles

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).

This property is personally managed by Carol.

View towards this unique property
Relax by the fire or curl up with a good book in the libray
Dine in style in the beautiful dining room
Formal dining room with access to the gardens
Perfectly secluded spot
Living room with open fire
Spacious open plan living
Charming kitchen/diner
Kitchen
Double bedroom with ensuite
Double bedroom with open fire
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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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