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Fasque Castle Cottages - Gardener’s Cottage

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Fettercairn, near Laurencekirk , Aberdeenshire
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms3
Pets 2
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Description

Set in extensive grounds with a wealth of wildlife and surrounded by a large private garden, this property offers stunning accommodation for family or friends.

Nestling in the grounds of Fasque Estate, these four 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.

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, Letham Grange, Stonehaven and Montrose. Beach 12 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 20 guests.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With open fire, Freeview TV and Sonos music system.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, wooden floor and patio doors leading to garden.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, toilet and double basin.
First Floor:
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and sloping ceiling.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
Bathroom 2: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and coal for open fire included. Cot. Welcome pack. Laundry service available by arrangement. Catering available by arrangement. Large lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. 400 acres of landscaped grounds with woodland (shared with other properties on site). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: 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
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses


Customer Comments

  • 10

    25/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2018
    Lovely cottage, very nicely renovated, had a great time.


  • 8

    15/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2018
    Outstanding and very well equipped cottage that was really good value for money. The bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are incredible. Sat on a castle estate the cottage is secluded. You are free to wander around the grounds. Fasque castle is not open to guests staying in the cottage. Just a short walk to Fettercarin village which has a lovely pub serving great food and a very friendly welcome. There are a few cafe's / restaurants and a local store. The nearest supermarket is about a 15 min drive away. The cottage is next to the deer park, which you can see from the windows. I would have given the cottage more stars but it was a bit too far east and away from the Cairngorms.


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