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Grants Of Freuchie Castle

Dulnain Bridge, The Highlands

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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Four Poster
Castles
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Unique 16th-centrury castle within the Cairngorms offering landscape views of the Scottish Highlands
  • Set within one acre of grounds enjoy the many outdoor activities from the Castle's doorstep
  • Ideal for Skiing with nearby Aviemore, or enjoy a round of golf within Speyside, explore castles and famous distilleries  
Property code: CA244

A unique stay to excite all the family, discover the mysterious spiral staircases, fairy tale turrets and original 16th-century transcriptions in this stunning converted castle.

Set in an acre of ground, this romantic and historic castle, whose walls hold the secrets of bygone times, is a magnificent backdrop to a peaceful and idyllic holiday in the Cairngorms National Park. Built in 1598, the fairy-tale property boasts turrets and spiral staircases, as well as a modern conservatory that really makes the most of the amazing views over rolling fields criss-crossed by traditional dry-stone walls. Brimming with Scottish charm, this quirky, characterful house can’t fail to bring a smile to your face.

The cosy kitchen with its vaulted ceiling feels a world away from everyday stresses, and after a long day outdoors, the whole group can pitch in to help prepare a well-deserved hearty dinner, with a dishwasher to help with clean-up duty. On sunny evenings, retire to the conservatory while the children play in the enclosed garden. Or on wintry days, settle back on the sofas beside the roaring open fire in the living room on the first floor while the winds whistle outside. Put a family film on for a movie night or curl up in the window seat with a good book. With three sofas plus armchairs and window seats, there’s room enough for everyone to gather together in the evenings, maybe even get some traditional games going like charades. Kids will love scampering up the spiral staircase to the second and third-floor bedrooms, and there are plenty of options whatever the family set-up, with two bunk rooms, two twin bedrooms and a master bedroom with an antique four-poster bed and a free-standing bath. Discover secret nooks, tartan walls and exposed stone – if you can take your eyes from the sweeping views over Strathspey.

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  • Arrivals on Sundays only for 6 nights
  • 5 bedrooms: 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms and 2 bunk bedrooms, ideally suited to children
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 family bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC. Roll-top bath in master bedroom and wash basins in both twin bedrooms, 1 WC on ground floor  
  • Fridge, freezer, electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with video and DVD, CD and digital radio, iPod dock
  • Open fire  -first basket of logs included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • General store 1 mile, local town 3 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Please note this property has narrow spiral staircases which may not be not be suitable for guests with walking difficulties
  • Arrival: 16:30 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 £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Entertain the troops and head 6 miles to the Landmark Forest Adventure Park for a family-friendly day. Learn fun facts and marvel at the inhabitants of the Dinosaur Kingdom, venture into the Lost Labyrinth and reward yourself with panoramic views if you dare climb the 105 steps of the Forest Tower.

For a gentler day, navigate the Scottish Highlands by steam train and hop on the Strathspey Steam Railway which was brought back to life in 1978 and is just 14 miles from home. Hear the guards whistle and set off on your adventure, exploring the area as people would have done in years gone by. Treat yourself to an afternoon tea or experience life in the officer's saloon!

Hit the slopes at the School of Snowsports in Aviemore, 15 miles from your door where you can ski, snowboard or simply sledge through snowy landscapes. Brush up on old skills or try your hand at something new and impress fellow guests with tricks and jumps!

If you don't wish to jump in the car, a whole host of exciting walks lie close to home in the Cairngorms National Park. Pack up a picnic, grab your coat and step out to discover glassy lochs, native wildlife and majestic moorland.

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Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Beverley 23rd October 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 16th October 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay, the castle was warm and comfortable and great fun to be in, the children loved it. It is in a beautiful situation and there are many places to walk and there are lots of fun activities near by.

Reviewed by Susan 14th August 2021

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Reviewed by Helen 1st August 2021

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Amazing place to stay. Had great times cooking with the family, playing hide and seek and singing in the sitting room.

Reviewed by Bruce 17th October 2020

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Great location to explore the area around Aviemore and the mountains. So many activities within 10 miles Mountain biking for all levels, golf, walking and water sports to name a few. The beach at Loch Morlich is a must for kids and dogs. Castle was nice and warm for the hole break with cold temperatures outside and the log fire was great with a gooRead mored stock of logs. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Stella 4th September 2020

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The castle was an amazing find and suited our family perfectly. Such a unique place to stay . Very cosy and comfortable with beautiful views and so close to lovely walks and amenities.

Reviewed by Julie 10th August 2020

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Reviewed by Sheila 2nd August 2020

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LOCATION

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