Holiday House Details
Muckrach Castle
Dulnain Bridge
(7 reviews)
From £1,129 per week
Sleeps 10
5 bedrooms
1 double, 2 twins

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 29 Jun 2019Fri 30 Aug 2019£2,247£675
Sat 31 Aug 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£1,659£500
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 01 Nov 2019£1,323£400
Sat 02 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£1,129£340
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£2,510£755
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£3,533£1,060
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£1,152£350
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 29 May 2020£1,389£420
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 03 Jul 2020£1,742£525
Sat 04 Jul 2020Fri 28 Aug 2020£2,359£710
Sat 29 Aug 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£1,742£525
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 30 Oct 2020£1,389£420
Sat 31 Oct 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£1,185£360
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£2,635£795
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£3,710£1,115


Please note this property does not use Cottages and Castles percentages for short breaks. Please see 'layout' for correct information.

Muckrach Castle was built in 1598 by the second son of John Grant of Freuchie and was the original seat of the Grants of Rothiemurchus whose motto “In God Is All My Trust" can still be seen above the entrance. With its fairy tale turrets and stunning views over Strathspey, this 16th Century tower house has now been fully and sympathetically restored and will delight any guest wishing to experience the Scottish Highlands from a unique and very special property. Enjoy family meals in the fully equipped kitchen with its vaulted ceiling and whitewashed stone walls or relax beside a roaring fire in the grand hall with its antique pine panelling and traditional furnishings combining comfort with historic grandeur. The spiral stone staircase continues up the castle to the master bedroom with its four poster bed and two further comfortable twin bedrooms, modern bathrooms and two bunk rooms ideal for children. Set in an acre of ground, this romantic and historic castle, whose walls hold the secrets of bygone times, is a magnificent backdrop to a peaceful and idyllic holiday.

Set within the Cairngorm National Park, the area is one of outstanding natural beauty where many rare species of wild life can be found, including golden eagles, crested tits, otters, and red squirrels. Visit the new Osprey Centre at Loch Garten, where a CCTV camera relays ‘live’ pictures of osprey family life during the summer months. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the area with activities ranging from water sports on Loch Insh to Skiing in Scotland's premier ski resort or enjoy endless bike tracks through breathtaking scenery or conquer a few Munros. Alternatively, stroll along the river banks, cast a fly on the Spey, one of the country’s finest salmon rivers, play a round or two of golf or sit back and enjoy a husky sled ride through ancient pine forests. There is something for everyone at this wonderful holiday location and Muckrach Castle provides the perfect self catering holiday house for a truly unforgettable trip in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland.



Ground floor:

From the main front entrance, there is a small WC to the right.  Immediately next to this is the magnificent stone walled kitchen / dining room with vaulted ceiling.  Through the glass door to the right of the kitchen is the conservatory.  Full length patio doors lead through to an enclosed lawn area.  There are stairs in the conservatory which lead to a separate laundry area located in a small tower.

First floor:

Spiral staircase leading to the Great Hall which has antique pine panelling, open fireplace and under floor heating covered by traditional stone flooring.

Second floor:

Spiral staircase leading to master bedroom with antique four poster bed, wash-hand basin and recessed bath unit.  A modern bathroom with WC is located on this floor, together with a further small bedroom with full sized built in bunk beds, an ideal room for children.

Third floor:

There are two twin bedrooms, both with separate wash hand basins.  There is a further tower room equipped with full sized bunk beds which would be ideally suited for an extra two persons (children).

Due to the unique layout of the building, with a steep spiral staircase to the bedrooms, the castle is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with restricted mobility.

Refundable extra charge: Good Housekeeping Deposit £250 payable to owner.

Please note this property does not use Cottages and Castles percentages for short breaks. Please see 'layout' for correct information.

2 and 3 nights stays - 65% of weekly rent
4 nights - 85% of weekly rent
5,6 and 7 nights - full weeks rent.


  • Dulnain Bridge with local shop - 1 mile
  • Grantown-on-Spey with a wide variety of shops,
  • cafes and hotels - 3 miles
  • Fishing, Shooting, Walking/climbing
  • Skiing, Mountain, Biking, Golf
  • Water sports, Touring
  • CD
  • Digital radio
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Heating Electricity and solid fuel for fire included
  • IPod docking station
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Open fire
  • Television with video player
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (7 reviews)
    Muckrach Castle reviews
    A group of friends stayed here to go hiking in nearby area. Everyone was blown away by the stunning castle and location! It was such a treat for a reasonable cost! Need to be careful on the staircases up to the rooms but it really confirmed you were actually in a castle! We ate in both nights and had all the equipment required. Obviously a quiet location given the thickness of the stone walls and no neighbours! Water pressure in top shower is quite low but that is to be expected. An amazing break and photos, enjoy!
    Ms Patton - June 2019
    Perfect stay for a large family, only prerogative is to love doing stairs :) Lovely traditional architecture and interior decorations. Very tranquil surroundings and many things to discover in the cairngorms.
    Mr Darras - April 2019
    We had a fantastic New Year at Muckrach Castle. We arrived to a beautifully clean and very cosy castle. We were supplied with everything we needed (although a coffee machine would be an added bonus!). We were a stone’s throw away from Muckrach Country House Hotel which was excellent on New Year’s Day for our brunch and then a stagger back. We also enjoyed visiting Loch Morlich and walking the dogs as well as visiting the excellent Old Bridge Inn pub near Aviemore.
    Miss Kinghorn - December 2018
    Had a wonderful week at Muckrach during the October school week. Kids thought the living room was like the Griffindor Common Room from Harry Potter. If you fancy something a wee bit different, I would highly recommend. Iain
    Mr Logan - October 2018
    We had an amazing week seeing in the New year at Muckrach Castle, with our family, friends and dogs. We spent our evenings in the Great Hall, which was cosy once we got the fire going on the first night. The stone spiral staircase lead up the tower to the bedrooms which were all comfortable and warm and nice to have sinks in all the rooms. The bathrooms were modern and clean. The kitchen had a rustic feel but was well very equipped with a great big table, plenty of room for the 8 of us and could have seated more. The standard of cleanliness throughout the castle was excellent. We walked our dogs round the fields for miles with amazing views of mountains all round. We also visited some nearby lochs which were beautiful. The nearby town was well equipped and we found all we needed there. The castle has a quirky feel and is a truly memorable place to stay, we would love to return.
    Mrs Berry - December 2016
    The stay in the castle is a lasting family souvenir (ages 9 to 77) of our Golden Wedding, and the region gave the choice of plenty of activities, from strenuous (visit to Shelter Stone via Fiacaill Coire an t Sneachda) to passive (bird watching!).
    Mr Wright - April 2011
    Spent a week here in early March 11, 2 days of very heavy snow, loved it and so did everyone that stayed. Not a great deal of attractions open but didn't seem to matter. Had a two year old with us and as long as he wasn't left to traverse the stairs alone it wasn't a problem, so long as he was supervised. Sitting room, bedrooms and bathrooms all very warm and well presented, hall got a little cold an draughty but what would you expect in a stone castle 400 years old. Would certainly consider visiting again, even in March.
    Mr Robson - March 2011