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Wardhill Castle

| Meikle Wartle, Aberdeenshire
16
8
6
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Castles

At a glance

  • Beautiful 12th-century castle
  • Luxury accommodation for friends and family
  • Stunning property for a special occasion
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Woodland walks straight from the doorstep
  • Aberdeen city centre 24.5 miles
Property code: CA400

Situated on the outskirts of Inverurie within a private estate, this spectacular castle is a wonderful location for a large family and friends gathering, amid luxurious interiors and tranquil woodland.

This stunning 12th-century castle is in a prime location at the heart of Aberdeenshire, surrounded by a wide range of attractions to suit all tastes and ages. Historical properties abound in this area, including Fyvie Castle (8.5 miles), stately home Haddo House (15 miles), and Castle Fraser, Garden and Estate (16 miles).

For sand and sea air, pack a picnic and take a trip to the flat sandy beach at Balmedie (22.5 miles). Aberdeen is a 24.5-mile drive away, where there is the Science Centre, Maritime Museum, and much more to discover. Venturing further afield, younger guests will adore a trip to The Den and The Glen (27 miles), an indoor and outdoor play centre.

The interior of the property is filled with light, colour, and pattern, and is the epitome of classic luxury. On the ground floor, head from the entrance hall into the grand hall, a long and spacious living area with stylish seating, an open fire, and large bay windows. The bright and cheerful kitchen comes well-equipped with an AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, as well as a charming window seat for when you're sneaking a snack in-between meals. Serve formal dinners in the opulent dining room, and afterwards retire to either the snug/library to read a book in front of the fire or try your hand at table tennis in the games room.

The bedrooms can be found upstairs, and they have all been elegantly and sumptuously decorated in a variety of styles and colour schemes. Four of the six king-size bedrooms have their own en-suite: one comes with en-suite bath, separate shower, and WC; two have an en-suite shower and WC; and one has an en-suite bath, handheld shower and WC. The fifth king-size bedroom has its own washbasin, and along with a final king-size bedroom, the twin bedroom, and the triple with three single beds, share the two bathrooms on this floor. Both include a bath, handheld shower, and WC. In addition to the two bathrooms, there is also a separate WC.

Outside is an enclosed lawn, where you can set out the garden furniture and host a BBQ with the magnificent castle as your backdrop. Children and adults alike will love exploring the garden, and beyond it, there are woodland walks to enjoy together.

Please note there is a refundable £800 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 8 bedrooms – 6 king-sizes, 1 triple, 1 twin
  • 6 bathrooms – 2 en-suite bathrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven, AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Open fire – starter pack of logs provided
  • Biomass heating - electricity and heating included
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with BBQ
  • Ample private parking
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs 8 miles
  • Short breaks run from Sunday to Thursday or Friday to Sunday

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Herbert, August 2018

We had an amazing week at the castle. Things started with a friendly greeting and a guided tour. There is a nice balance between the modern bathrooms and classic drawing room. This reminds you you are living in a 17th century building. The only slight negative comment is that some of the furniture still needs a bit of renovation, however this adds Read moreto the overall character of the building so doesn't in anyway spoil the experience. Hide

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