A unique stay to excite all the family, discover the mysterious spiral staircases, fairy tale turrets and original 16th-century transcriptions in this stunning converted castle.
Built by the second son of John Grant of Freuchie in 1598, this tower house is steeped in history and oozes traditional charm. Settle into this magnificent castle for a magical escape and climb the spiralling staircase to gawp at the spectacular views over Strathspey. Standing tall in the Cairngorm National Park, a recognised AONB, find yourself amongst challenging hikes, strolling spots and close to wonderful wildlife including golden eagles and otters. For the sporty guests amongst you, dust off your salopettes and pay the School of Snowsports a visit to cruise down the slopes in style.
Greeted by the quirky structure and fairy tale turrets of this 16th-century abode, step inside and kick your shoes off in the front entrance. Head into the kitchen/diner for a warming cup of tea and begin making exciting adventure plans for the days ahead. Experiment with hearty flavours and cook up a storm for all to enjoy in this large space which has a cavernous feel due to its curved exposed brick ceiling. Dine communally at the table which comfortably seats ten and raise a glass to holidaying in the Highlands! Step down into the conservatory where you can put your feet up and unwind in this light, bright room. Floor to ceiling patio doors let the outside in and welcome views across the Cairngorms, creating a tranquil environment.
Climb the staircase to the first floor where the Great Hall awaits. Settle down on cosy sofas and admire the charming antique pine panelling; lap up the warmth from the log burning stove. This room is great for relaxing, yet sociable evenings and the traditional features tell tales of years gone by, reminding you of your fabulous location and setting.
Spiralling up to the second, third and fourth floors, you can find a romantic four poster room, two twin bedrooms and two Tower bunk rooms. Each room is sumptuously decorated to ensure a restful, rejuvenating night’s sleep. Two rooms have bunk beds so younger guests can enjoy fun holiday sleepovers and play games together before snuggling off to doze.
Unfortunately, the layout and spiralling staircase at this tower-house mean it is not accessible for those with mobility issues or who rely on wheelchair access.
Boasting an acre of land, brew a delicious mug of coffee and head out in the morning for a stroll around the grounds. A dose of Scottish fresh air is a sure-fire way to get your day off to a good start.