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Drumblair House

| Forgue, Aberdeenshire
12
7
4
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Castles

At a glance

  • Elegant grade C listed historic home with some parts dating back to the 1580s
  • Set in 8 acres of gardens and grounds to explore
  • Share celebratory dinners in the formal dining room
  • Relax in front of the warmth of the wood burner
  • Sample the local whisky in the village distillery
  • Close to the stunning beaches at Banff and Sandend
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.

If you can tear yourself away from your holiday hideaway there is plenty to see and do within easy reach of your house. Discover the atmospheric ruins of 17th-century Conzie Castle (7.5 miles) and share a picnic in the grounds. Take a tour of GlenDronach Distillery (1 mile) founded in 1826, taste some of their sherry-matured whiskies and pick up a bottle of your favourite. Pull on your walking boots for a hike up Oxen Craig and Mither Tap (14.5 miles) for uninterrupted views across the highlands. Spend the day sunbathing and playing beach cricket at Banff (17 miles) before feasting on locally caught seafood in one of the harbourside restaurants.

With turrets and towers stretching from the roof, from the moment you first glimpse your holiday home you will know you are staying somewhere special. Follow the driveway through the grounds and park your car by the entrance porch, the ideal place for leaving coats and boots. Step into the entrance hall to be greeted by the ticking of the grandfather clock. Leave your keys on the occasional table and head into the main living space. Off the hallway is your warm and welcoming drawing room, a cosy space decorated in warm tones with artwork adorning the walls. Sink into the plump sofas and enjoy the flames flickering in the open fire as you chat the night away. For family movie nights head into the family room, a light and airy room with comfortable sofas and windows overlooking the grounds. The spacious kitchen/diner is a sociable space with original floorboards, pitch pine units and bright crockery arranged on the dresser. Plan your day over a coffee at the rustic breakfast table where younger guests can sit and enjoy their cereal. Keen cooks will appreciate the well-equipped kitchen that boasts a four-oven AGA, four plate hob and electric oven (located in the utility room), fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Rustle up a meal of locally sourced produce to share around the formal dining table that comfortably seats all guests and enjoys views across the garden. Off the kitchen you will find the handy utility room/boot room with a washing machine and dryer for your convenience. On the ground floor, you will also find the first of the seven bedrooms, a bright and airy twin bedroom benefitting from an en-suite bathroom with bath with shower attachment and WC. There are two sweeping staircases leading to the upper floor, one accessed from the family room and the other in the main entrance hall. Ascend to the first floor where you will find six stylish bedrooms, most enjoying garden views. The spacious and airy double four-poster bed invites you to snuggle up under its canopy and drift off for the night. Two double bedrooms have sumptuous soft furnishings and eclectic artwork on the walls. These bedrooms access a contemporary Jack and Jill bathroom with WC. The master double bedroom boasts a coronet bed head and muted tartan bedstead and headboard with wonderful views across the garden. Two single bedrooms are accessed from the master bedroom, one with a pretty four-poster single bed which young guests will adore. The master bedroom also enjoys a spacious en-suite bathroom with WC. A door from the bedroom accesses the rear staircase leading to the ground-floor family room. The tower shower room with WC is a generous room with unusual floor-level window.

With acres of grounds to explore, including shady woodlands and formal gardens, spend your days strolling the grounds or reading a book beneath a sheltering tree. Spread your picnic blanket on the lawn for some sunbathing or enjoy garden games in the extensive grounds. Wake up with a morning coffee on the suntrap rear courtyard or socialise late into the evening with a relaxed al fresco BBQ.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Ample parking
  • Garden furniture, BBQ
  • Nearest shops 8 miles

Guest comments

Reviewed by Miss Duffus, July 2019

We booked Drumblair as accommodation for guests at our wedding which was in the area. It was perfect for this. We had 12 guests, who all loved their stay. The grounds are just beautiful and it was an idyllic setting. The dining room comfortably accommodated both of our families, and friends the night before the wedding for a meal. It as a great staRead morey, and I would definitely recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Grupping, May 2019

Having visited the house for my 21st birthday celebration with family, I couldn't think of a better place to celebrate my upcoming wedding with my girls for my hen party. What a brilliant house! We had an incredible time, it had everything we could wish for, and more... the games barn at the back was great fun, and although the weather was not on fRead moreorm, it was lovely to snuggle up infront of the fire in the lounge and reminisce. Would thoroughly recommend this house!! We will be back for more family celebrations in the years to come. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Archibald-tough, November 2018

I cannot express enough that this venue was stunning, homely and great value for money. Drumblair was spacious to hold a great party but also gave us numerous rooms to split into for some downtime in the comfort of a homely venue. There was nothing more comforting sitting in front of a crackling fire, in the countryside on a cold day. The Kitchen iRead mores also located between two living rooms making it a lovely meeting/central point for large parties. We also used a small outbuildings for a morning workout and walked the lovely gardens. Parking was not an issue for numerous cars. WiFi only worked in one room but you're on a break, so who needs the net!! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Keeble, September 2018

Beautiful, comfortable house with all mod cons but in a country manor style. Stunning gardens too! Great beaches at Banff and Sandend, incredible fish shop at Whitehills called Downies and a delicious restaurant at Fordyce - The old Kirk Cafe and Bistro. Make sure you book in advance!! Needless to say we enjoyed all the local distilleries too!

Reviewed by Mr Irvine, July 2018

Drumblair House was the perfect setting for our family get-together. We ranged in age from 20s to 80s and the house with its good outdoor space and lovely grounds suited our needs well. It was a great base from which to explore coastlines and castles, but the house was also lovely just to relax in and spend time together; it was well-equipped with Read moreeverything needed to prepare family meals for large numbers. Hide

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