Courtyard Cottage, Drum Castle, Garden & Estate


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  • Royal Deeside
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Late Booking Discount - 25% off breaks 01 October - 3 November 2017

We are delighted to offer 25% off late availability discounts on selected NTS holiday accommodation in October 2017.

This last-minute offer only applies to holidays booked after 26th September 2017, and is available for a limited time only.

Only 10 miles from the heart of Aberdeen, this charming 16th century apartment at Drum Castle is an intimate one bedroom apartment that is surprisingly spacious.
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With log burning stove and central heating throughout, the historic residence is warm and cosy.
Located in the ancient courtyard of the NTS's oldest 14th Century castle, which was given by Robert the Bruce, this little gem makes an idea starting point for a visit to Royal Deeside. The exquisitely beautiful Estate of Drum, with its 16th century Chapel, Garden of Historic Roses and Scene of Special Scientific Interest Woodland, makes a perfect romantic getaway for 2.
 
Accommodation details

  • 1 storey - accessed by staircase

  • Sleeps 2 - 1 double

  • Open-plan Living room with wood-burning stove and Kitchen

  • Bathroom with shower over bath and under-floor heating

  • Electric ‘intel’ heaters

  • Public transport accessible

  • EPC Rating: D58

 
About Drum Castle
Drum is one of Royal Deeside’s top historic attractions, just 10 miles from Aberdeen. It is one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and is set beside an ancient oak woodland and a walled garden that contains a fine collection of historic roses which perfume the air.
 
William de Irwyn was gifted the Royal Forest of Drum and the Tower of Drum by King Robert the Bruce in 1323. The tower has benefitted from various improvements over the centuries, including a Jacobean mansion house extension in 1619 and Victorian adaptations, such as the impressive library converted from the lower hall.
 
About the area
There is an exquisite 17th century chapel in the grounds of the castle, along with the newly-opened Old Laundry, the award-winning Wildlife Garden and the Garden of Historic Roses, which has over 200 varieties, representing rose cultivation from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
 
On the Drum Castle Estate are 3 trails, each 1.5km long, including the Wood of Drum, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and home to oak trees dating from 1740, as well as red squirrels, red kites, roe deer and badgers.
 
Things to do

  • Crathes Castle has a fascinating history and is beautifully preserved, less than 20 miles away.

  • Take a picturesque drive through Royal Deeside's ancient caledonian pines to end up at the Mar Lodge Estate, a spectacular setting for walks and picnics.

 
Getting there
Drum Castle is 3 miles W of Peterculter, 10 miles W of Aberdeen and 8 miles E of Banchory.
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Services

Colour televisionDishwasherDogs AllowedMicrowaveNo smokingOpen fireProperty available for festive breaksProperty available for winter breaksWashing machine

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Facilities nearby

Bird-watchingCycling GolfHill walkingHorse-ridingShooting/stalking

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Holiday details

  • 3 days (Fri - Mon) starting on the 22nd June 2018
  • Cost of your holiday £440.00
  • Dates 22nd June 2018 - 25th June 2018
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