Luxuriate in the grandeur of your own Scottish castle, set within parkland grounds and gardens, beautifully furnished with antiques and still presenting fascinating some period features and painted ceilings.
Situated near Banff in Aberdeenshire, this magnificent Georgian tower house is the ideal place to stay for special occasions and family gatherings. With 13th-century connections, the original home was redesigned in 1536 and the Gothic tower was added in 1829. It is still a family home today with separate spacious accommodation for up to 18-holiday guests and helpful owners nearby if needed.
Step inside this exquisite home where traditional features, opulent style, and lavish furnishings add character, from the painted ceilings in the Great Hall and drawing room plus chapel murals adding a medieval touch to the property, which features magnificent antique furniture and art. Your brood may also enjoy the contemporary conveniences of the TV and DVD player in the living area, and TVs with Freeview in a few of the bedrooms.
Rustle up delicious meals in the kitchen and enjoy tasty brunch in the spacious breakfast room which has ample room for guests before you all head out for the day to explore the region. There’s also a formal dining room with a vaulted ceiling, suitable for smaller groups, an ornate chapel for special occasions, and a more irreverent games and billiards room with a pool table where you can challenge fellow-guests to a play-off. After muddy walks outdoors, you’ll also find the boot room and shower room on this floor convenient.
Climb the spiral staircases to reach the bedrooms where guests will jostle to nab their favourite named room - each one offers style and space in equal measure. Two of the bedrooms have pull-out single trundle beds, sleeping an additional two people in each bedroom if required – great for families with children. On the first floor there are two stylish king-size en-suites, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, and two separate family bathrooms. Guests will love to unwind in the drawing-room and channel aristocratic heritage in the Great Hall which offers sheer opulence with a painted ceiling and the grandest of style.
Head up to the second floor to find a romantic double bedroom en-suite, with a four-poster bed. There are also two family en-suite bedrooms on this floor (one has 3 steps down to the en-suite).
Outside, you’ll find spacious gardens set in 40 acres of private grounds, though the highlight is surely the infinite swimming pool (unheated) where guests can enjoy a refreshing daily plunge. There’s also the option to hire the garden’s pavilion studio for parties and weddings (additional fees apply). Two four-legged friends are also welcome to join you at this wonderful home (ground floor only) and its magnificent surroundings which simply beg for country walks. There’s private parking available for guests and a shop and pub a short drive away (4.5 miles).
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.