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Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0

Castle Balbegno

Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire | UK34579 4 Grade:
5 years


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WOW! What a place to have a great holiday with extended family! There are so many original features, like the the dungeon and banqueting hall, yet such a comfortable house and spacious grounds for all to enjoy!


A stunning castle and home, steeped in history, set in spacious grounds on the outskirts of Fettercairn.

Ground Floor:
Dining room: With open fire.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, range, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed (access from one side only).
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
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First Floor:
Living room: With open fire, Freeview Smart TV with Netflix and wooden floor.
Bedroom 3: With super kingsize bed and wooden floor.
Bedroom 4: With double bed and wooden floor.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds and 2 single pull-out beds and wooden floor.
Bedroom 6: With kingsize bed, sloping ceiling and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With shower over roll top bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Enclosed lawned walled garden. Wood-fired hot tub for 4 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: Access is via a rough track.There are 6 steps in the garden.

This amazing property really has the wow factor, yet informal enough to really relax and enjoy a fabulous holiday in a unique setting! With a very absorbing history, this was the childhood home of William Gladstone, the former Prime Minister, and is stuffed with interesting artefacts and paintings. Juxtaposed is the unique style of the present owners, ensuring a high standard of comfort, with deep mattresses and high-quality bedding lying side by side with original features. The remains of the castle are accessed from the main part of the Victorian house and feature the most fabulous banquet room with double vaulted ceiling, stone floors and depictions of the coats of arms of the forbears. A truly amazing space to host a special dinner.
In addition, the original 15th Century dungeon with its thick stone walls, has been converted into a bar with pool table. The rest of the house is very comfortable and spacious, with a large separate dining room, a large drawing room with open fire in surround, and overlooks the lovely lawns to the front of the property. The bedrooms are of various sizes and all feature comfy beds, crisp linen and plenty of space and light.
Although in a wonderfully rural setting, the castle is only one mile from the pretty village of Fettercairn, with its Royal Arch, matched by the one in nearby Edzell. Fettercairn has a good hotel serving food, as well as a lovely restaurant and a well-stocked village shop. Edzell with its selection of shops, tearooms and parks also has a very good golf course where visitors are welcome. Excellent walks abound from the doorstep (the area is ideal for wildlife lovers), or slightly further afield at Glen Prosen, Clova, Glen Isla and Glen Esk.
Numerous golf courses are within a short drive, and this coupled with excellent beaches at St Cyrus and Montrose, make it an ideal spot for a varied and relaxing holiday. Take the Victorian Heritage Trail from Fettercairn to Braemar for an interesting day out through some gorgeous scenery or visit the numerous castles and stately homes which populate the area. The Distillery at Fettercairn is worth a visit, or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful area.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Castle
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

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