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Airlie Castle

Airlie, Angus

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Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Sky TV
Tennis Court
Party houses
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning 18th-century castle with historic feature, large private formal garden and a 30,000-acre estate to explore
  • Idea for salmon and trout fishing on the local rivers and enjoy a game of tennis or croquet on the lawn
  • Within reach of  the famous golf courses in Carnoustie and St Andrews
Property code: CA011

Embrace the romantic allure of Angus, famous for its spectacular coastline, fairy tale glens and rolling hills. Based in your very own castle on the grand Airlie estate, this impressive accommodation has everything you need to celebrate in style with acres of grounds at your disposal. Indulge in a spot of fine dining and champagne in front of the roaring fire in the dining room, the clinking of glasses and sounds of merriment lasting well into the night. Both the keen and amateur sportsman will adore the variety of leisure facilities on offer such as croquet, tennis by arrangement, football golf and even fishing and stalking nearby. Sleeping parties of up to 14 guests, this spectacular property is ideal for special gatherings and is an enchanting venue for a wedding.



The castle stands triumphant amongst sweeping lawns and manicured shrubs, its turrets and tower creating a majestic vibe. Inside, each room is brimming with sophisticated charm with traditional furniture and antique artwork. The first two floors are dedicated to socialising, where guests can gather together for some healthy competition in the marvellous playroom or snooker room with darts board, or choose between the drawing room and library to relax with a nightcap. The fantastic kitchen is delightfully equipped for preparing a feast, complete with a rustic table for leisurely breakfasts. The dining room is a treat for the senses, or perhaps you would prefer dining al fresco, sizzling something special on the BBQ. The bedrooms are elegant and comfortable, dressed in deliciously crisp linen, including an irresistible master bedroom boasting a four-poster bed and stairs leading down to an en-suite. A further double bedroom has a wrought iron bath and twin enamel basins, and the remaining bedrooms share a main bathroom on the second floor as well as a smaller one upstairs on the third floor. There’s also a children’s bedroom with three single beds – excellent for sleepovers!


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  • 7 bedrooms – 3 king size, 1 emperor, 1 double and 4 single beds
  • 5 bathrooms - 2 en-suite bathrooms, 2 bathrooms on attic floor, 1 jack and jill bathroom
  • 3 separate WC''s
  • Aga, dishwasher, drinks fridge, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Highchair and cot
  • Open fires with fuel provided
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV with Sky, DVD player
  • Walled garden with garden furniture, BBQ, croquet lawn, goalposts and play areas
  • Tennis Court available by prior arrangement
  • Ample parking  
  • 2 dogs welcome - restricted to the basement level of the Castle
  • 2 hours of housekeeping daily included
  • Catering by arrangement
  • Shops and pubs within 4 miles
  • At an additional cost there is also a separate cottage attached to the Castle with two twin bedrooms and a bathroom that would accommodate 4 additional guests.  To book the cottage please enquire at point of booking for further details.
  • Provisional Short Term Let Licence Number - AN-01149-F
  • EPC Rating - Band F
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £1000 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £60. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

This is a great base for exploring this lovely area, with the Loch of Lintrathen (5.5 miles) and the RSPB Loch of Kinnordy Nature Reserve (4.5 miles) both nearby. You can also visit the historic Glamis Castle and its stunning gardens (9 miles). The castle is the setting of Shakespeare's Macbeth and is the childhood home of the Queen Mother.

The local market town of Forfar (12 miles) has a range of places to eat and drink, and is home to a number of attractions including the Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, Forfar Loch Country Park and the Pitmuies Gardens. You will also be close to the delightful town of Kirriemuir (6.5 miles), which is home to the Kirriemuir Camera Obscura, the fascinating Gateway to the Glens Museum and the birthplace of JM Barrie – the creator of Peter Pan.

There are several golf courses in the area, including Alyth (4 miles), Glenisla (3.5 miles), Kirriemuir (7 miles) and Rosemount at Blairgowrie (11 miles). Other places of interest include the Redwings Mountains horse sanctuary (14 miles), the Pictish Room (16.5 miles) and the tea rooms and nature reserve at Murton Farm (14 miles). Heading north, you will reach the outskirts of the breathtaking Cairngorms National Park (20 miles).


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This property is personally managed by Lisa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Sandra 3rd May 2024

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The house and grounds were very picturesque and probably what you'd expect from a period property. Cant fault the staff for being really welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Not sure it mentions in the description that this property is not the most access friendly as there are steps either up or down to the entrance doors and the bedrooms staRead morert 2 floors above the kitchen. Good spaces for little kids and big kids to play on lower ground floors. Good for peace and quiet. Hide

Reviewed by Kirstie 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Cynthia 13th August 2022

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The house is spectacular and the location wonderful. The housekeeper is most helpful and all the people we encountered during our stay were welcoming and helpful. We were lucky with the weather and so made good use of the tennis, the croquet, the barbaque as well as the indoor facilities. The scorching heat on the Sunday drove many down to the riveRead morer where it was shallow enough even for the 4 year old to enjoy paddling under supervision. Beware - no showers. Hide

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