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The Coach House, Holmwood House

£810.00 | 22nd August 2020 - 29th August 2020
  • Dates available
  • 3 StarVery Good
  • Glasgow, Ayrshire, Argyll & Arran
  • 5
  • 3
  • Not allowed
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This Victorian oasis lies just a few miles from the cosmopolitan centre of Glasgow, providing a holiday base that is tranquil, relaxing, and only 20 minutes away from the heart of the action.
Set in acres of surrounding greenery, Holmwood's former Coach House would have accommodated the merchant owner's stable grooms. The house has plenty of space for all the family, with its own enclosed garden for children to play in safely.
Accommodation details

  • 2 storey - entry is on the first floor via an external stairway

  • Sleeps 5 - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single

  • Sitting room/dining area

  • Kitchen

  • Spacious bathroom with bath and shower over bath

  • Downstairs WC with wash basin

  • Gas central heating

  • Electric fire in sitting room

  • Private parking available

  • EPC Rating: D55

... Our guests said...
"... a beautiful property in a beautiful setting...As my wife wrote in the visitors book, it is like a suburban oasis. Thank you so much." (Mr.Knowles, Wallasey)
About Holmwood House
James Couper, a local paper manufacturer commissioned the building of Holmwood House in 1857. By 1858 it was complete, designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson and widely thought to be his finest domestic work.
Richly ornamented with neo-classical motifs and acres of surrounding greenery, the house is a symbol of how mercantile wealth grew to compete with aristocratic inheritance during this fascinating period in history.
About the area
Glasgow is a vibrant cultural hub, home to world-class art exhibitions, pioneering theatre practitioners and Scotland's national ballet company.
Holmwood is ten minutes away from Glasgow city centre by train, with a walk of ten minutes to the station.
Things to do

  • Cook up a storm with fresh vegetables purchased from Holmwood's own vegetable garden.

  • Spend a night at the theatre. The Citizens Theatre offers traditionally staged plays, the Arches has great atmosphere and an avant garde programme, while the Tramway is a fantastic contemporary space created from an old tram shed.

  • Visit the Tenement House to see a different side of Glasgow life, from the early 20th century. This four room house was lived in by independent woman, Miss Agnes Toward for over 50 years.

Getting there
Holmwood is on Netherlee Road, Cathcart, Glasgow and is 4 miles south of the city centre. Netherlee Road is off Clarkston Road (B767). The nearest station is Cathcart, 1 mile away.
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Courtyard Cottage, Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

£795.00 | 22nd August 2020 - 29th August 2020
  • Dates available
  • 3 StarVery Good
  • Royal Deeside
  • 2
  • 1
  • Dogs allowed
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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.
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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The Preston Tower Apartment, Fyvie Castle

£3,395.00 | 22nd August 2020 - 29th August 2020
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  • 4 StarExcellent
  • 16
  • 8
  • Not allowed
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Based on the Scottish Government Covid-19 Guidelines we can currently only accommodate parties up to 8 people from a maximum of 3 households at this property. These restrictions will be reviewed by the government on or around 11 September 2020.
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.
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
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