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Muckrach Castle
Dulnain Bridge
(5 reviews)
From £1,097 per week
Sleeps 10
5 bedrooms
1 double, 2 twins

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 29 Mar 2019£1,097£330
Sat 30 Mar 2019Fri 31 May 2019£1,323£400
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 28 Jun 2019£1,659£500
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

Description

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.

PROPERTY CODE: N607

Layout

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.

Facilities

  • 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

    (5 reviews)
    Muckrach Castle reviews
    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

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    A:
    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    B:
    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

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