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Drumkilbo House

Meigle, Angus
Sleeps 24
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms 12
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
10 more

At a glance

  • A stunning listed building dating back to the 13th century reputedly once owned by Robert the Bruce
  • Full of fascinating historical details, such as period fireplaces a stone spiral staircase and elegant and bright reception rooms to host that special party
  • Situated in 14 acres of landscaped grounds, including a woodland garden and croquet lawn with outdoor heated swimming pool


Property code: CA112

A majestic listed property, reputedly once owned by King Robert the Bruce, set in extensive grounds with a woodland garden and croquet lawn in the heart of Perthshire.

Situated on a beautiful site originally owned by Robert the Bruce, this fabulous house makes a wonderful base for discovering the tranquil Perthshire countryside. Parts of this impressive listed property date back as far as the 13th century, including the stone spiral staircase in the magnificent entrance hall. This extensive property offers idyllic accommodation for a large family get-together including weddings, group celebrations, business seminars or corporate events. Set in spectacular grounds, and with ample space for 24 guests, this is a fantastic house for relaxing in.

This large holiday retreat offers spacious and welcoming accommodation, and has been tastefully decorated and stylishly furnished throughout. The magnificent public rooms feature rich furnishings and an array of interesting objects and details, and provide ample space for you to gather. The house also features 13 sumptuous bedrooms.

Entering this historic property you will find yourself in the impressive Robert the Bruce entrance hall. The ground floor features a number of public rooms including a small reception hall with a bar area, a spacious grand drawing room perfect for receptions, and a useful writing room for guests needing to catch up with some work. There’s an additional lounge with a large bay window overlooking the beautiful garden. The formal dining room seats up to 30 guests and offers lovely views across the garden and is perfect for enjoying a lavish celebratory meal which can be prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen. The kitchen also features a useful breakfast area ideal for grabbing a quick snack. Exploring the ground floor further there’s a utility room, butler’s pantry and a billiards room.

The first floor offers 13 elegantly decorated and cosily furnished bedrooms. The Cox Suite comprises two double bedrooms (one of them with a 7’ bed), a single bedroom, bathroom, shower room and separate WC. The Glamis Suite offers a double bedroom (with 5’ x 6’6’’ bed), en-suite shower room and dressing room. The Nairne Suite also features a double bedroom (with 5’ x 6’6’’ bed) plus an additional single bedroom and an en-suite shower room. There are three twin rooms each with a separate bathroom: the De Tyrie Room, the Bruce room and the Wharncliffe. There are two further twin rooms – the Elizabeth Room and the Wallace room, the latter with an en-suite shower room and cot. Two further double bedrooms can be found – the Strathmore Room features a separate shower room, and the Lady in Waiting (with a 5’ x 6’6’’ bed) has an en-suite bathroom and separate WC.

Outside there are 16 acres to explore, with landscaped gardens and ancient woodland, including a 200-year-old elm. There’s plenty of space to sit back and enjoy al fresco meals, or you could take part in a game of croquet on the croquet lawn.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 13 bedrooms - 6 doubles, 5 twins, 2 singles (configuration detailed below)
  • 5 bathrooms, 7 shower rooms
  • 2 cots and 2 highchairs available
  • Miele Frost Free Fridge/Freezer, 2 x Gorenje under counter Fridges, 2 x Neff Dishwashers, Kenwood Food Processor/Liquidiser, Under counter freezer
  • Gas Hob, Electric AGA, AGA Kettle, Double Oven (Fan Assisted) and Microwave. 2 x Coffee Machines, 1 x Cafetiere, Toaster, Quooker instant hot water and sinkerator
  • 24 bottle Wine Cooler
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer etc
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Catering available by arrangement
  • SKY TV
  • All fireplaces within the property are feature fireplaces only and not for working use
  • No fireworks, tents/campervans/bouncy castles
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool available June to August
  • Private parking
  • Private garden with woodland and formal garden
  • Childrens' enclosed trampoline
  • Property suited to weddings, corporate events, business seminars and house party groups. Local service providers can be arranged to provide for all individual needs
  • Shops - 1 mile away in Meigle

Suite/bedroom configuration detailed below:

  • Suite 1: 7ft double bedroom, separate bathroom (three bedrooms). Double bedroom, separate shower room. Single bedroom (plus cot). Separate toilet
  •  Suite/room 2: Twin bedroom, separate bathroom (no shower)
  • Suite/room3: Double bedroom, separate shower room
  • Suite/room 4: Double bedroom: (5ft x 6ft 6ins bed), en-suite shower room, dressing room
  • Suite/room 5: Twin bedroom (plus cot), en-suite shower room
  • Suite/room 6: Twin bedroom, separate bathroom (no shower)
  • Suite/room 7: Double bedroom (5ft x 6ft 6ins). En-suite bathroom (no shower)and separate toilet
  • Suite 8: Double bedroom (5ft x 6ft 6ins). En-suite shower/toilet. Single bedroom
  • Suite/room 9: Twin beds. Separate bathroom
  • Suite/room10: Twin beds

This property provides a wonderful base for exploring this beautiful part of the Scottish countryside, with Perth (20 miles), Kirriemuir (10 miles), Forfar (11.5 miles) and Dundee (14.5 miles) all within easy reach. Keen golfers have a range of courses to try including Strathmore (4 miles), Alyth, Glenisla (both 4.5 miles), Blairgowrie (10 miles) and Kirriemuir (11 miles), with the famous St Andrews only a little further afield (26 miles). Local attractions include Glamis Castle and Gardens (6 miles) – the setting of Shakespeare's Macbeth, and the Meigle Museum (1 mile) with its display of thousand-year-old Pictish stone carvings. Keen walkers and nature-lovers can explore the Loch of Lintrathen (10.5 miles) and the RSPB Loch of Kinnordy Nature Reserve (9.5 miles). The picturesque town of Kirriemuir is the home of Kirriemuir Camera Obscura, the fascinating Gateway to the Glens Museum and the JM Barrie Birthplace – in honour of the creator of Peter Pan. The bustling market town of Forfar offers a variety of independent shops, restaurants and pubs, and is home to attractions including the Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, Forfar Loch Country Park and the Pitmuies Gardens. A wonderful area for horse riding, cycling and fishing, other attractions within easy reach include the Pictish Room (18.5 miles), Redwings Mountains horse sanctuary (18 miles) and the tearooms and nature reserve at Murton Farm (14 miles). Heading north, you will reach the edge of the glorious Cairngorms National Park (24 miles), with the popular Glenshee Ski Centre a little further on (33 miles).

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Helen 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Jay 14th August 2021

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A very well kept and equipped Manor House surrounded by a well kept garden. Perfectly placed to explore this area of Scotland and to relax. Service was exceptional.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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