Esk Castle - Tower & Apartment

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Sleeps: 4 - 8 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


Chateaux & Castles Country Estate Ideal for Kids
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Fallow and red deer stride around the beautiful 1300 acres of rolling parkland that surround the history and charm of Esk Castle. This magnificent 15th-century castle is poised between the Angus Glens and the unspoiled dune filled coastline of Scotland. It has been home to the Carnegie family, now Dukes of Fife, for over 600 years. Unspoilt nature, luxurious living and an unforgettable array of holiday memories await!

Esk Castle is perfect for every season, with something to do and enjoy all year round. The estate has salmon and sea trout fishing and can offer pheasant shooting in winter months. Ideal for family groups, whether you are fishing, golfing or simply enjoying time together at this spectacular venue, we cannot recommend it enough.  

The living spaces are separated into two separate apartments, that can be rented together or separately. Macduff Tower is the first, with ample room for four guests. For couples or a small family, this impressive apartment boasts a panorama of views over the park. The grandeur of the rooms makes the Tower ideal for entertaining, yet there is still a cosy and homely feel so you can cuddle up in front of the log fire embracing the intimacy and romance of the castle. Each room is generous, offering plenty of space to spread out and relax. There is a well-equipped kitchen and larder, a dining room to seat ten and a large sitting room with the atmospheric log fire. The two large bedrooms are brimming with character and furnished with four-poster beds. Equipped with en-suite bathrooms, including a claw foot bath and views over the park and castle terrace, it is impossible not to relax in these indulgent spaces.

The rooms can be combined easily with those of the Lauderdale apartment to accommodate large groups. This new apartment can accommodate six guests in the three spacious double rooms. In the same way as the rest of the Castle, the rooms pay homage to the buildings history, with charm and character taking centre stage in every space. Two of the bedrooms boast super-king beds, whilst the third bedroom is furnished twin beds. There is another large family kitchen, with a social sitting and dining area.

A welcome retreat for any group or couple, this peaceful estate is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. With gardens, barbecues, a tennis court and rolling, beautiful countryside, there is nothing left to desire!

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What you should know…

  • The castle itself is very cosy, heated by an impressive biomass boiler
  • All guests will be provided with complimentary towels, linen and toiletries and the apartments are equipped with cleaning materials and laundry facilities
  • There is storage space downstairs ideal for leaving bicycles or perfect for dogs should you need it

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Lauderdale Apartment
- Large family kitchen with sitting/eating area
- Superking bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Superking bedroom with en-suite shower room (can be made into twin)

Macduff Tower
- Well equipped kitchen and larder
- Richmond Four Poster - en-suite, separate bath and shower
- Bull Twin - en suite, hand held shower
- Alexandra Double - separate bathroom, stand up shower
- Tredegar King - separate bathroom, stand up shower
- Lily Twin - en-suite, walk in shower
- Dining room with seating for up to ten
- Large sitting room with log fire and a supply of logs
- Laundry room

Additional Facilities
- Wifi
- Hairdyrer
- Washing Machine
- Ironing Facilities
- Dishwasher
- TV


About the surrounding area of Esk Castle - Tower & Apartment
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling
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Esk Castle is located between the Montrose Basin and Brechin adjoining the river Southesk. The Estate covers some 7,000 acres of low lying land, with a combination of good arable land, forestry and permanent pasture, which has been under the stewardship of the Carnegie family since 1400. The Carnegie family, now Dukes of Fife, have cared for the land for over 600 years, and this stability and care has allowed wildlife to flourish, making for an idyllic escape that feels like a luxurious retreat to any visitors.

There are Farms, Forestry, Game and Fishing departments, that all work together to keep the estate in its exceptional state. Wild habitats, with endless varieties flora and fauna can be found all over the grounds and have to be explored during your stay. The land also includes a Site of Special Scientific Interest on Rossie Moor, an unspoiled lowland moorland that sits on the hill overlooking Montrose. Another Special Area of Conservation on the estate, is the Southesk River, for its salmon and fresh water pearls. The estate also actively participates in the red squirrel project, so if you keep an eye out during your stay, you are likely to spot some of these along with woodpeckers, kingfishers, ospreys, owls and many other bird species.

On top of all the work and diligence put into caring for the natural landscapes and wildlife on the estate, the family has not forgotten the human experience of these spaces. There are miles of paths laid out for you to follow, taking in the breath-taking scenery, follies and views over the river and lake. There are also plenty of walks and cycles that you can discover along the quiet roads of the estate.

Bringing the castle and its grounds into the 21st century, there is a focus on renewable energy. The estate biomass boiler was also built in 2016, as part of a 100kw hydro-electric scheme and is in operation on the river Southesk, offering power to the national grid.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dundee Airport

(46.6 km)

Nearest Train Station Brechin

(5.6 km)

Nearest City Dundee

(43.3 km)

Nearest Town Brechin

(5.7 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Caledonian

(5.6 km)

Nearest Supermarket Lidl

(5.4 km)

Nearest Beach Montrose Beach

(11.4 km)

Nearest Golf Brechin Golf Club

(7.8 km)

Nearest Tennis Montrose Tennis Club

(11.1 km)


 Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow. But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

We cannot imagine any children that wouldn’t be impressed by the opportunity to stay in a castle as magnificent as this! Families with kids are among some of the best guests to visit this grand holiday home on the Scottish coast. Esk Castle offers a slice of history, built in the 15th-century, kids can spend their time dreaming up stories and tales of times gone by and the exciting goings on in the castle. As well as a lesson in history, the castle lends itself to a lesson in nature, and kids are sure to love learning about all the wild habitats, flora and fauna in the area.

For kids that love a lot of activity, there is a tennis court for you all to enjoy. The grounds also offers plenty of space to run and play, with picnics and games of hide and seek among our younger guest’s top choices! There are several quiet roads on the estate that lend themselves perfectly to cycling, s we would recommend getting the whole family onto bikes, heading out for an afternoon to explore the many wonders Esk Castle has to offer.

Beyond the castle grounds themselves, there is something to suit everyone in the local area, from the ruined splendour of Edzell and Dunnottar Castles to boating trips from Arbroath harbour, as well as fishing and lighthouse adventures, that are sure to set your children’s imaginations on fire!

Another great activity for our younger guests, is a ride on the Caledonian Steam railway which passes close to the castle and is another fun and memorable way to explore all the best spots and views the area has to offer.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling


Oliver's Extras

  • Hamper with milk, toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets and a local fudge.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Catering Packs at Esk Castle
- Breakfast (minimum of 4, 1st morning only) - £10 pp
- Meal (minimum of 4, 1st evening only) - £15 pp
- Fully catered (minimum of 6, dinner, breakfast, daily housekeeping) £95 pp/pn

Other Facilities                     
- Bike hire: £10/day or £40/week                   
- Housekeeping: £22 per hour 
- Fresh bed linen and towels: £25

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? No stag or hen do's allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Other Ts and Cs None of the fireplaces are functional. The house is heated with a community wood chip boiler which keeps everything very warm even in the coldest weather.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 £1,882 £2,352 £2,822 £3,293 £3,610
Mar 22nd 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 £2,241 £2,802 £3,362 £3,922 £4,300
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,882 £2,352 £2,822 £3,293 £3,610
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - £5,489
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 £1,882 £2,352 £2,822 £3,293 £3,610
Mar 21st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 £2,241 £2,802 £3,362 £3,922 £4,300

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 €2,047 €2,559 €3,071 €3,582 €3,928
Mar 22nd 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 €2,438 €3,048 €3,658 €4,267 €4,679
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €2,047 €2,559 €3,071 €3,582 €3,928
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - €5,972
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 €2,047 €2,559 €3,071 €3,582 €3,928
Mar 21st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 €2,438 €3,048 €3,658 €4,267 €4,679

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 $2,219 $2,774 $3,329 $3,883 $4,258
Mar 22nd 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 $2,643 $3,304 $3,965 $4,626 $5,072
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $2,219 $2,774 $3,329 $3,883 $4,258
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - $6,473
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 $2,219 $2,774 $3,329 $3,883 $4,258
Mar 21st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 $2,643 $3,304 $3,965 $4,626 $5,072

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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