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The Preston Tower Apartment, Fyvie Castle

£1,995.00offer £1,596.00 | 26th October 2018 - 29th October 2018
  • Dates available
  • 4 StarExcellent
  • Aberdeen & Grampian
  • 16
  • 8
  • Not allowed
The glorious silhouette of Fyvie Castle stands among hectares of landscaped parkland, steeped in centuries of history. This impressive apartment is one of the Trust's most prestigious holiday properties and stretches across the castle's Preston and Seton Towers. Read More >
Four floors of winding nooks and mezzanines, and rooms packed with antique furniture make a stay at Fyvie feel like stepping into the life of a true Scottish Laird.
 
Accommodation details

  • 4 storeys - accessed by a spiral staircase

  • Sleeps 16 - 4 double and 4 twin bedrooms

  • Dining room

  • Kitchen

  • Drawing room

  • 1 bathroom with original roll top bath

  • 3 showers rooms with WCs

  • 3 additional WCs

  • Electric storage heaters

  • Public transport accessible

  • EPC Rating: G12

 
About Fyvie Castle
Fyvie is about as fairytale as castles come. Its huge handsome structure is a prime example of Scottish baronial architecture. Inside, elaborate wood panelling, suits of armour and tapestries symbolise the wealth and power of the castle's succession of owners.
 
Over 800 years of history are built into Fyvie's walls. King William the Lion stayed on the site in 1214 when touring Scotland. Over time, each generation of new owners has expanded the castle to its monumental size. Fyvie's towers are all named after one of the five families who succeeded the estate in turn.
 
The castle also contains an outstanding collection of art, including works by Raeburn and Gainsborough. Where medieval stone cedes seamlessly into Edwardian opulence, a visit to Fyvie is unforgettable.
 
Things to do

  • Try to find the missing weeping stones in the grounds, said by ancient prophet Thamas the Rhymer to hold a curse on the castle until they are found.

  • A stay at the Preston Tower leaves you perfectly situated to explore the area's other castles. Craigievar is an hour and a half's drive away but the rewards will hit you as soon as you lay eyes on its magical pink-harled turrets.

  • Pitmedden Garden is closer by. Five miles of weaving geometric boxwood hedging, fountains and dripping orchards make this restoration-period restored garden a relaxing day out.

 
Getting there
Fyvie Castle is just off the A947, 26 miles north of Aberdeen and 21 miles from Aberdeen International Airport (Dyce).
 
Available for short breaks throughout the year (Monday to Friday and Friday to Monday). Full weeks run Saturday to Saturday.
 
Planning a wedding? The Preston Tower Apartment is also available for events like wedding receptions. Such additional activities must be agreed in advance with the Property Manager and this will incur an additional charge.
 
Discounted prices are available for smaller groups within 1 month of departure. Please contact the Holidays Department on 0844 493 2108 for further details.
 
Please note that guests will be asked to provide credit/debit card details as a good housekeeping deposit to cover any damages/ breakages which may occur. The deposit is £500 and will only be processed in the event of any damage to the property and its contents. < Hide

The Harrison Flat, Gladstone's Land

£400.00 | 26th October 2018 - 29th October 2018
  • Dates available
  • 3 StarVery Good
  • Edinburgh & The Lothians
  • 2
  • 1
  • Not allowed
Gladstone's Land is a unique historic building on the Royal Mile that was built to be the home of the wealthiest residents of Edinburgh. The oldest part was constructed during the reign of Mary Queen of Scot's and reached its full magnificence when the Gladstone family purchased and extended the property in the early 1600's. We are often described as a 'hidden gem' and lie just a stone's throw away from Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of the 'Old Town' Read More >
The area is famous for having the world's first sky scrapers and Gladstone's Land is one of those last remaining tenements. Guests in our self-catering holiday apartments soak up the atmosphere of historic Edinburgh whilst enjoying arguably one of the best addresses that the city has to offer; the Harrison Flat is the perfect cosy base for exploring the city.
The Gladstone family, originally made their home in the top floors of the building and rented out the lower floors to a Knight and his family, and a Minister from St Giles Cathedral amongst others. When the Trust rescued the building from demolition in 1934, a wealthy Edinburgh resident gifted the Trust 1000 Pounds to help renovate the property and create apartments for those of little means.
Forming an essential part of Edinburgh's Old Town silhouette, the Harrison Flat sits of the second floor of the property. In its heyday it was rented out to a wealthy Merchant named John Riddoch who imported expensive spices, lace, ribbon and trinkets. He also owned the very high-end Grocer on the ground floor which sold all the ingredients you needed to create a banquet for your VIP's and he owned the Tavern that nestled in the cellar where you could enjoy a wee dram or two!
To Make Your Stay Extra Special

    On arrival, you will be greeted by the following complimentary gifts:
  • Refreshing selection of Luxury Teas

  • Fresh ground coffee from our local supplier

  • All of our cleaning supplies are sourced from the environmentally friendly brand, Method.
    Accommodation Details

    • Sleeps 2 - One Twin Bedroom. Egyptian cotton
      bedding with luxury Himalayan fibre duvets.

    • Sitting room with Smart TV, HDMI cable and digital radio.

    • Kitchen - Fridge with freezer compartment, oven,
      hob, washer/dryer and microwave.

    • Shower room C

    • Gas central heating.

    • EPC Rating: D55

    • The apartment is located on the fourth floor of
      the building via a steep turnpike staircase.


    About The Area:
    Situated on the Lawnmarket of the Royal Mile, we are
    right in the heart of Edinburgh's atmospheric Old Town.
    Discover the oldest part of the city, once home to many
    important literary and philosophical figures, including
    Robert Burns and Thomas Geddes. You are spoilt for
    choice with visitor attractions and galleries that
    represent Edinburgh's rich cultural heritage with
    the Whisky Experience, Mary King's Close, the National
    Galleries, St Giles Cathedral and the National Museum
    of Scotland all a short walk away, as well as numerous
    independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
    Things To Do

    • Take a stroll along the Royal Mile and adjacent
      streets to find shops selling both traditional and
      lcoal products.

    • Taste Scottish and International cuisine, with a
      vast array of local restaurants and cosy cafes
      available in the area.

    • Take a walk in the beautifully laid out and
      award winning,Princes Street Gardens.

    • Soak up some culture at one of the many festivals
      Edinburgh hosts, including the world renowned
      'Fringe' Festival each August.

    • Visit the elegant New Town and see how the High
      Society of the 18th century lived by visiting the
      National Trust for Scotland's Georgian House.

    • Getting There
      Gladstone's Land is located in the Lawnmarket at
      the top of the Royal Mile. Waverley Railway
      station is a ten-minute walk or a short taxi
      ride away.
      Edinburgh International airport offers a bus link to
      Waverley Station and a tram service also operates
      from the airport to the city centre.

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The Gladstone Flat, Gladstone's Land

£400.00 | 26th October 2018 - 29th October 2018
  • Dates available
  • 3 StarVery Good
  • Edinburgh & The Lothians
  • 2
  • 1
  • Not allowed
Gladstone's Land is a unique historic building that was built to be the home of the wealthiest residents in Edinburgh. The oldest part was constructed during the reign of Mary Queen of Scot's and reached its full magnificence when the Gladstone family purchased and extended the property in the early 1600's. We are often described as a 'hidden gem' and lie just a stone's throw away from Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of the 'Old Town'. Guests in our self catering holiday apartments soak up the atmosphere of historic Edinburgh whilst enjoying arguably one of the best addresses the city has to offer. Read More >
The Gladstone Family originally made their home in the top floors of the building and rented out the lower floors to a Knight and his family, and a Minister from St Giles Cathedral amongst others. When the Trust rescued the building from demolition in 1934, a wealthy Edinburgh resident gifted the Trust to help renovate the property and create apartments for those of little means.
- Forming an essential part of Edinburgh's Old Town silhouette, the Gladstone Flat provides views over the city and into the hidden courtyards that surround the rear of the building. The area is famous for having the world's first sky scrappers and Gladstone's Land is one of those last remaining tenements.
The Gladstone flat takes pride of place at the top rear of the building and offers the perfect cosy base for exploring the city.

To Make Your Stay Extra Special

    On arrival, you will be greeted by the following complimentary gifts:
  • Refreshing selection of Luxury Teas

  • Fresh ground coffee from our local supplier

  • All of our cleaning supplies are sourced from the environmentally friendly brand, Method.

Accommodation Details

  • Sleeps 2 - One Double Bedroom. Egyptian cotton bedding with luxury Himalayan fibre duvets.

  • Sitting room with Smart TV, HDMI cable and digital radio.

  • Kitchen - Fridge with freezer compartment, oven, hob, washer/dryer and microwave.

  • Shower room C

  • Gas central heating.

  • EPC Rating: D55

  • The apartment is located on the fourth floor of the building via a steep turnpike staircase.


About The Area:

    Situated on the Lawnmarket of the Royal Mile, we are right in the heart of Edinburgh's atmospheric Old Town. Discover the oldest part of the city, once home to many important literary and philosophical figures, including Robert Burns and Thomas Geddes. You are spoilt for choice with visitor attractions and galleries that represent Edinburgh's rich cultural heritage with the Whisky Experience, Mary King's Close, the National Galleries, St Giles Cathedral and the National Museum of Scotland all a short walk away, as well as numerous independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

Things To Do

  • Take a stroll along the Royal Mile and adjacent streets to find shops selling both traditional and lcoal products.

  • Taste Scottish and International cuisine, with a vast array of local restaurants and cosy cafes available in the area.

  • Take a walk in the beautifully laid out and award winning, Princes Street Gardens.

  • Soak up some culture at one of the many festivals Edinburgh hosts, including the world renowned 'Fringe' Festival each August.

  • Visit the elegant New Town and see how the High Society of the 18th century lived by visiting the National Trust for Scotland's Georgian House.

Getting There
Gladstone's Land is located in the Lawnmarket at the top of the Royal Mile. Waverley Railway station is a ten-minute walk or a short taxi ride away.
Edinburgh International Airport offers a bus link to Waverley Station and a tram service also operates from the airport to the city centre.

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