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Drumblair House

Forgue, Aberdeenshire

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Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
pets Dogs welcome 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Quirky
Castles
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A historic home with some parts dating back to the 1580s the ideal base for a friends or family get together  
  • Share celebratory dinners in the formal dining room or dine out in the harbourside restaurants
  • Convenient for the stunning beaches at Banff and Sandend and sample the local whisky at the Glendronach Distillery
Property code: CA110

Sitting in 8 acres of fabulous gardens and grounds, this wonderful seven-bedroom property is ideal for family gatherings and special occasions in a superb location close to the Aberdeenshire Coast.

Your holiday home will be your fairy-tale castle at this magnificent, historic, castellated residence near Forgue in Aberdeenshire. Up to 12 guests can luxuriate in its lavish interior, which includes seven bedrooms; celebrate special occasions around its great table and stroll in the sunshine in its immaculate grounds, extending to 8 acres. Go walking, fishing or simply enjoy a touch of the high life during your group stay.

 Find exquisite character meets contemporary comfort at this splendid Grade C-listed abode, which dates back in part to the 16th century. Enter via a resplendent reception hall, featuring an elegant staircase and leading to your outstanding living space. Wander through to the lounge, where you can bask in the glow of the open fire. Spill into the family room, where members of your party can watch TV, choose a DVD or set up a board game, while a second open fire crackles in the background. Enjoy the splendour of your generous kitchen, which comes with a four-oven Aga and has a farmhouse feel at one end and a great dining space, overlooking the garden, at the other. Find a useful boot room and a WC at ground-floor level too, as well as one of your sumptuous bedrooms and its en-suite shower room. Follow your graceful staircase up to the first floor to choose between your other six beautiful bedrooms. Two of these share a Jack and Jill bathroom, while the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and access to smaller rooms, which could be ideal for children. Enjoy the novelty of having a family shower room in the turret and a second staircase. Amble through your glorious gardens to soak up the serenity. Light the BBQ for group feasts on summer evenings and play games of cricket out on the lawn. You’ll find there is ample parking at your special holiday home.

 

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  • 7 bedrooms - 4 doubles, 1 twin, 2 singles
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 ensuite bathroom with bath and handheld shower plus WC, 1 shared ensuite bathroom with bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 ensuite bathroom with bath and WC and shower over bath
  • Oil central heating - heating oil metered at 10 litres per day included
  • Electricity included
  • Open fire - wood included
  • Ornamental fireplace in one of the bedrooms
  • 4-oven AGA (oil included), 4 plate hob and electric oven (located in the utility room), fridge, freezer and dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV, video, DVD players, selection of books, games, music and films, Wi-Fi
  • 2 dogs welcome (restricted to ground floor)
  • Ample parking
  • Garden furniture, BBQ
  • Nearest shops 4 miles
  • Local Farm Shop 3 miles
  • 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
  • Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

This is a fantastic rural part of Scotland, ideal for those who want to make the most of being in the great outdoors while still being within easy reach of plenty to do. Head to the Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre (11.5 miles) for skiing and roller skiing no matter the weather, or get friendly with owls, eagles and more at the North East Falconry Centre (13 miles). Little imaginations will love the Grampian Transport Museum (22.5 miles) that has ever-changing exhibits and multi-media presentations.

Enjoy plenty of walks around the area, whether you want a leisurely stroll or a more challenging hike. Complete a 6-mile route starting in Huntly (9 miles from the property), through Kinnoir Wood (8.5 miles) and around the Hill of Mungo before looping back into the village. While you're there, take a look at Huntly Castle (11.5 miles), the ruins of the ancestral home of the chief of Clan Gordon, Earl of Huntly.

Less than a mile from the house, the GlenDronach Distillery is well worth a visit with its regular daily tours, showing visitors how its whisky has been made since it opened in 1826. After sampling some single malts, head to Turiff (9.5 miles) where there are plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from. Further afield, yet within easy reach is Aberdeen (35 miles) where you'll get the taste of city life if you crave the hustle and bustle. Take some time out for retail therapy, walk the cobbles of Old Aberdeen or watch at the harbour mouth to see if you can spot any dolphins.

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This property is personally managed by Lisa.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by mark 19th February 2022

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Reviewed by David 28th December 2021

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A very comfortable and well equipped house. It felt more like a home than many rental houses.

Reviewed by Heather 16th October 2021

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Great holiday. High standard of cleaning and best equipped holiday cottage we have lived in.

Reviewed by Neil 27th July 2021

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Our week at Drumblair House was far too short. We absolutely loved it. The house and grounds proved to be ideal for a large family gathering. Big enough for entertaining and space to avoid being on top of each other. The house is a comfortable family home with everything you could possibly need. It was clean, the kitchen fully equipped and bathroomRead mores thankfully lacking Victorian plumbing. The gardens are lovely and full of wildlife: red squirrels, wood peckers and roe deer. Strongly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Caitlin 24th July 2021

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This house was perfect for a group getaway and I imagine would be great for a family getaway too. Really well equipped house with lovely grounds and the beds in particular were so comfortable, everyone in our group commented on how well they slept! Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Joanne 3rd July 2021

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We really loved this house it is such a lovely setting and the grounds are beautiful. The kitchen is amazing enjoyed cooking on the aga and watching the birds in the garden. We had a lovely day at sunny side beach and the children enjoyed the falconry. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Robin 12th June 2021

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Beautiful welcoming historic house set in the most lovely grounds. Well equipped in all areas including a great barbecue and area for al fresco dining. Kitchen/ diner room is perfect with a great TV room. The house felt like someones home. One of the bedrooms is a corridor for another bedroom. We would recommend this property and hope to return.

Reviewed by Gillian 7th June 2021

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A wonderful house and grounds, fabulous range of equipment and owners very friendly and looking to help with any questions. Including on foot directions to the local whiskey distillery. 6 of us had an amazing time.

Reviewed by Sam 29th May 2021

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This is a stunning property and a perfect place to host family and friends. The kitchen dining area is a wonderful space to gather, the garden and walled garden in particular are beautiful. It is extremely homely, full of family treasures, antiques, excellent bedrooms giving it a truly Scottish baronial home feel.

Reviewed by Mark 25th July 2020

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We chose Drumblair House at last minute. We were nervous given Scotland was just coming out of lockdown, but we needn't have worried. It was a wonderful place to stay, comfortable, loads of amenities, particularly suited for a larger group where we could lose ourselves in house and grounds, or come together around the huge dining table. We played tRead moreable tennis, croquet, and the owner made great recommendations including a nature boat trip (from Macduff) and walking up Bennachie. A fab holiday. Hide

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