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Fasque Castle Cottages - Avenue Cottage

Fettercairn, near Laurencekirk , Aberdeenshire | UKC2428 4 Grade:
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Set on an estate surrounded by wildlife and glorious countryside, and with activities on-site and available locally, this property couldn’t be better for outdoor enthusiasts.

Nestling in the grounds of Fasque Estate, these five stunning detached cottages sit in the glorious countryside of southern Aberdeenshire, on the border of the Scottish Highlands. Ideal for a short or long break at any time of the year, they have been meticulously designed with traditional comfort and an individual elegance in mind. They range from a fairytale romantic hideaway, to sumptuous family homes. Guests are free to roam the extensive grounds of the estate, which is home to a wealth of wildlife - look out for the private deer herd on the banks of the lochan, or you may see squirrels, woodpeckers and buzzards whilst following the many paths and walkways that criss-cross the grounds. Activities are available on site, including shooting, clay pigeon shooting and horse riding, and catering and housekeeping are available by arrangement. The estate would have been one of the main employers in the area. Employees were housed in the properties on the estate, as indeed they still are today. Sir John Gladstone bought the Fasque mansion in 1829 and his son, William Gladstone, Queen Victoria’s prime minister, was a frequent visitor throughout his life.

The Garden Rooms (ref UKC2426) makes for a truly romantic retreat, with its turret and cosy open fires in the living room and bedroom. Set in the walled garden of the estate, this is a wonderful property offering privacy and has been imaginatively furnished to emphasise comfort and luxury. The Gardeners Cottage (ref UKC2427) has large sliding patio doors in the kitchen which open out to a sun filled patio. Enjoy a glass of wine or al fresco dining in total privacy. This property lets the outside in and offers an exceptional level of comfort. Surrounded by its own private garden, Avenue Cottage (ref UKC2428) is a delightful two bedroom cottage that has been elegantly furnished throughout. With up-to-date facilities and zip and link beds, it offers ideal accommodation for families or friends. Gardeners Bothy (ref UKC2429) is a gorgeous house offering a luxurious interior in convivial surroundings. It has a large open plan living area, and the kitchen opens out to the secluded patio and garden on two sides. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and one on the first, which has large Velux windows maximising the light and views. The Stables (ref UKC3863) was built in a square shape with a fully enclosed inner courtyard landscaped with water features and stylish planting, the house is a wonderful choice for extended families with children of all ages. Guests will love the different sitting areas, styled with flair and comfort in mind and the beautiful bedrooms offer a boutique experience with partial walls concealing extravagant en-suite bathrooms, luxurious beds and plenty of space.

Country houses and castles abound in the surrounding areas, such as Crathes Castle near Banchory, with its turrets and gargoyles. There are gardens and woodland walks, as well as craft activities for the children. The ruins of Dunnottar Castle may look familiar to film fans, as the castle was one of the inspirations for Disney Pixar’s animated ’Brave’. Dating back to 1824, Fettercairn Distillery near Laurencekirk is one of Scotland’s oldest malt whisky distilleries, and offers summer tours Monday to Saturday. Royal Lochnagar Distillery lies next to Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside, and retains much of its original charm. Match your desire for whisky knowledge to one of Lochnagar’s three tours throughout the year. Brechin Castle Centre provides a variety of activities for families, including nature trails, miniature railway and model farm. For those keen on wildlife, there is a visitor centre at Montrose Basin Nature Reserve, where you can enjoy a telescopic view of the local wildlife, from migratory birds to seals. Visitors to Fasque Castle are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities. For golfers, the championship links at St Andrews and Carnoustie are tantalisingly close, and several local golf courses are available at Brechin, Letha

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and tiled floor.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and coal for open fire included. Welcome pack. Laundry service available by arrangement. Catering available by arrangement. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture, summerhouse and children’s play area. 400 acres of landscaped grounds with woodland (shared with other properties on site). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Visit Scotland 4 Star. Please note: This property has a water supply from a spring and there is a lake in the grounds.

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Features

  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Childrens Play Area
    Childrens Play Area


Customer Comments

  • 9

    Joel 

    07/03/2020
    Confirmed guest, 06/03/2020
    Fantastic cottage with everything to a very high standard. Perfect for our week away. Shame not a little more detail about possible local walks around estate and local area. Very peaceful. Will go back.


  • 10

    Michelle 

    14/12/2019
    Confirmed guest, 13/12/2019
    Delightful cottage in stunning location. The cottage has kept its original features including a log fire which is useable but has a modern twist. Has everything you need and a lovely welcome pack awaits you on arrival.


  • 10

    Penny 

    16/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2019
    We loved our stay in this cottage, it’s very secluded but yet easy to access the estate which is stunning. The welcome pack was a lovely thought. Some nice walks straight from the door and excellent golf courses nearby. You can soon be in the Cairngorms or on the beach.


  • 9

    Janine 

    20/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 13/09/2019
    Lovely well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting. We had a great holiday. Our only comment would be to consider a hard floor in the hall as you step straight into the hall.


  • 9

    Bill 

    29/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 30/08/2019
    Fantastic cottage for dog owners - totally enclosed garden gives peace of mind. Great walks straight from the front door, good local shop just a twenty minute walk (try the rowies for breakfast instead of toast) and well situated for day trips by car. Add to that an easy drive from the central belt and what’s not to like. One of our best short self catering stays for quite a while.


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