Stay in a Castle

How often have you visited a National Trust for Scotland property and wished you could stay for longer? We are delighted to offer a number of apartments within some of the Trust's beautifully preserved castles or cosy cottages within the grounds. Steeped in history, these properties provide the perfect base for a family holiday.
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North Mains, Craigievar Castle

  • Dates Available
  • 3 Star Very Good
  • Royal Deeside
  • 4
  • 2
  • Dogs allowed
Wake up to views of Craigievar Castle's winding pink spires in this 18th century estate cottage. Care has been taken to furnish the semi-detatched house in antique country style, as it would have stood when it accommodated the workers who kept the castle looking splendid.
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Fire up the wood burning stove to warm up after a walk in the parkland around the castle.

For larger groups guests may be interested in booking the adjacent South Mains and Steading Cottage.

 

Accommodation details



  • 2 storeys


  • Sleeps 4 - 2 twins


  • L-shaped sitting room with dining area and wood-burning stove


  • Kitchen


  • Compact bathroom with shower over bath


  • Central heating - wet system with steel panel radiators fired by electric boiler


  • Parking available beside the cottage


  • EPC Rating: F31


 

About Craigievar Castle

This fairytale castle, a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, has stood for almost four centuries against a backdrop of rolling hills. The great tower still looks just as it did when completed in 1626. Inside is a fine collection of family portraits and original furniture.

 

Waymarked walks lead through the surrounding 90 acres of parkland. Look out for swallows, fieldfares and redwings.

 

About the area

Craigievar Castle lies between the rivers Dee and Don, a 40-minute drive from the city of Aberdeen. Alford is the nearest town with a butchers, a bakers, pubs and restaurants. Most of the area is agricultural, and wildlife is abundant. Red squirrels and roe deer are a common sight in the woods, the elusive wildcat is present but rarely seen, and ospreys can even sometimes be seen fishing in the nearby rivers.

 

Things to do



  • The Alford Heritage centre pays tribute to the workers of the area. Set in the old auction mart it contains displays on village and farm life from the past.


  • 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

Craigievar Castle is 6 miles S of Alford, 15 miles N of Banchory and 26 miles W of Aberdeen.

 

This holiday accommodation is available for winter and festive breaks. However, the access road to the castle may become impassable in heavy snow. Although this happens infrequently, in the event of this curtailing your holiday we will refund any days of the holiday that were not used. < Hide

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Steading, Craigievar Castle

  • Dates Available
  • 3 Star Very Good
  • Royal Deeside
  • 4
  • 2
  • Dogs allowed
Every fairytale castle needs a grounds cottage with roses climbing the walls, and this picture perfect house is Craigievar's. The cottage originally accommodated the castle's estate workers and is built around a cobbled courtyard, overlooking Craigievar's famous pink turrets.
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Gentle walks can be found round the castle's kitchen garden, or venture further into the waymarked woodland paths. An open fire will be ready and waiting to be lit when you get back.

 

For larger groups guests may be interested in booking the adjacent North & South Mains.

 

Accommodation details



  • 1 storey


  • Sleeps 4 - 1 double, 1 twin


  • Sitting/dining room - 3 steps down from hall, with open fire


  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom with bath and shower over bath


  • Immersion water heater


  • Electric storage and panel heaters


  • Parking available at the side of the cottage


  • EPC Rating: F21


 

About Craigievar Castle

This fairytale castle, a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, has stood for almost four centuries against a backdrop of rolling hills. The great tower still looks just as it did when completed in 1626. Inside is a fine collection of family portraits and original furniture.

 

Waymarked walks lead through the surrounding 90 acres of parkland. Look out for swallows, fieldfares and redwings.

 

About the area

Craigievar Castle lies between the rivers Dee and Don, a 40-minute drive from the city of Aberdeen. Alford is the nearest town with a butchers, a bakers, pubs and restaurants. Most of the area is agricultural, and wildlife is abundant. Red squirrels and roe deer are a common sight in the woods, the elusive wildcat is present but rarely seen, and ospreys can even sometimes be seen fishing in the nearby rivers.

 

Things to do



  • The Alford Heritage centre pays tribute to the workers of the area. Set in the old auction mart it contains displays on village and farm life from the past.


  • 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

Craigievar Castle is 6 miles S of Alford, 15 miles N of Banchory and 26 miles W of Aberdeen.

 

This holiday accommodation is available for winter and festive breaks. However, the access road to the castle may become impassable in heavy snow. Although this happens infrequently, in the event of this curtailing your holiday we will refund any days of the holiday that were not used.

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South Mains, Craigievar Castle

  • Dates Available
  • 3 Star Very Good
  • Royal Deeside
  • 7
  • 3
  • Dogs allowed
Situated next to North Mains and adjacent to Steading Cottage, our three properties would make an ideal booking for a larger group booking.
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Accommodation details



  • 2 storeys


  • Sleeps 7 - 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms (first floor) and 1 single bedroom (ground floor)


  • Sitting room


  • Farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area


  • Bathroom with shower over bath (ground floor)


  • Private garden


  • Parking available beside the cottage


  • EPC Rating: E49


 

About Craigievar Castle

This fairytale castle, a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, has stood for almost four centuries against a backdrop of rolling hills. The great tower still looks just as it did when completed in 1626. Inside is a fine collection of family portraits and original furniture.

 

Waymarked walks lead through the surrounding 90 acres of parkland. Look out for swallows, fieldfares and redwings.

 

About the area

Craigievar Castle lies between the rivers Dee and Don, a 40-minute drive from the city of Aberdeen. Alford is the nearest town with a butchers, a bakers, pubs and restaurants. Most of the area is agricultural, and wildlife is abundant. Red squirrels and roe deer are a common sight in the woods, the elusive wildcat is present but rarely seen, and ospreys can even sometimes be seen fishing in the nearby rivers.

 

Things to do



  • The Alford Heritage centre pays tribute to the workers of the area. Set in the old auction mart it contains displays on village and farm life from the past.


  • 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

Craigievar Castle is 6 miles S of Alford, 15 miles N of Banchory and 26 miles W of Aberdeen.

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