Strathdon Castle

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Sleeps: 24 - 26 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 12

Overview

Fully Catered Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

Strathdon Castle makes a wonderful baronial retreat for those who wish to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the Cairngorms National Park. The 17th century mansion makes a luxurious base with plenty of attractions to visit and outdoor pursuits to participate in, right from the front door! Set within eighteen acres of grounds, guests will have complete privacy and tranquillity while the major towns of Aberdeen and Inverness are just an hour away. 

In recent years, Strathdon Castle has undergone major renovations and refurbishments and today seamlessly blends its rich history with updated interiors and furnishings. The main house can comfortably accommodate up to twenty-four guests across twelve individual and well-appointed bedrooms, each boasting an en-suite bathroom, luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding and L’Occitane toiletries.

On the ground floor is the elegant entertaining space which comprises of opulent drawing and dining  rooms as well as a contemporary, fitted kitchen. The whisky library makes a wonderful place for the adults to retreat to in the evenings, followed by a game of snooker in the billiard room, after busy days spent exploring the remarkable highlands. On the first floor are the nine of the bedrooms, while on the second floor are the remaining three bedrooms. Four of the bedrooms are double rooms while the rest are either king or superking, three of the bedrooms can be made into twin rooms making them ideal for children or friends to share.

Strathdon Castle’s real wow factor can be found outside in the impressively expansive grounds, guests have access to eighteen acres of private woodland and manicured lawns, including a Victorian walled garden and a private lochan which is fed by the River Don. There are outdoor dining facilities and a barbecue, perfect for warm Summer evenings as well as a children’s play area, excellent for keeping the little ones entertained.

*For those in larger parties, an annex with two en-suite bedrooms is available for an additional charge, use of this raises maximum capacity to 26. We advise that these rooms are best suited to a nanny, chef or additional staff. To make use of these rooms, please enquire at time of booking.

*There may be reduced rates for those in groups of less than 6, please enquire for information.

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What you should know…

  • Two of the bedrooms share the use of an en-suite bathroom and so this would be ideal for a family room, however, there are seperate locks and so guests will retain their privacy!
  • We recommend that particularly young children should not be left to explore the grounds alone due to their large size and the open nature of the lochan

Property Features

Fully Catered Heritage Collection Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Ground Floor
- Entrance hall
- Drawing room
- Whisky library
- Dining room
- Pantry
- Kitchen
- Billiard and TV room

First Floor
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom x9

Second Floor
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom x3

Exterior Grounds
- 14 acres of private grounds
- Victorian walled garden
- Dining facilities
- Barbecue & bonfire pit
- Children's play area
- Private lochan

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Cot(s) and highchair(s) available
- Selection of board games, DVDs & toys
- Plenty of parking

*For those in larger parties, an annex with two en-suite bedrooms is available for an additional charge, use of this raises maximum capacity to 26. We advise that these rooms are best suited to a nanny, chef or additional staff. To make use of these rooms, please enquire at time of booking.

*There may be reduced rates for those in groups of less than 6, please enquire for information.

Location

About the surrounding area of Strathdon Castle
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Strathdon Castle holds a wonderful location, nestled within the beautiful Highlands and makes a luxurious base for those who wish to explore the remarkable Cairngorms.

Guests of Strathdon Castle will enjoy the opportunity to unwind in complete tranquility, while being just an hour from Aberdeen and Inverness.

There is plenty to see, do and explore in the surrounding area, including visiting the Queen's Balmoral Castle, tasting whisky at one of the numerous excellent distilleries or enjoying an outdoor pursuit of your choice.

Places to visit within 50 miles (or a 1 hour drive) from Strathdon Castle:

- Corgarff Castle
- Balmoral Castle & Estate
- Craigievar Castle
- Royal Lochnagar Distillery & Visitors Centre (17 miles)
- The Glenlivet Distillery (25 miles)
- The Glenfiddich Distillery (36 miles)

Outdoor pursuits in the local area:

- Cycling & mountain biking
- Fishing
- Hiking & walking
- Horse riding & pony trekking
- Off-road driving experiences
- White-water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, gorge swimming & river tubing
- Golf

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Aberdeen

(62km)

Nearest Town/City Aberdeen

(62km)

Nearest Village Strathdon

(2km)

Nearest Train Station Aberdeen

(62km)

Nearest Restaurant Kildrummy Inn

(16km)

Nearest Supermarket Bellabeg

(1.7km)

Nearest Golf Alford Golf Club

(30km)

Region

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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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Strathdon Castle is ideal for those travelling with children, kids and teenagers are bound to love running around and exploring the extensive grounds! There is a play area for the little ones to enjoy as well as a selection of books and DVD’s to keep them occupied. For the really little ones, cots and highchairs can be provided at the property.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Fully Catered
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Catering at Strathdon Castle

Strathdon Castle's very own chef can provide full catering for approximately £150+ VAT per adult per day, for all meals, snacks and staffing. *This is only an approximate price as all menus are tailored to the client.*

All wines and spirits are additional, and all soft drinks, water, tea/ coffee are inclusive. Guests are welcome to have their own wines shipped to Strathdon Castle prior to the event.

Activities available at Strathdon Castle
Please note that all activities will incur an additional charge and are suibject to availability.

- Archery
- Bomb Disposal
- Clay Shooting
- Croquet
- Cycling
- Falconry
- Fire brigade challenge
- Fishing
- Land Rover Navigational Challenge
- Whisky Tasting

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters 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
- Babysitting/childcare services

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 fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Strathdon Castle makes the ideal venue for a special birthday, anniversary or business event. Unfortunately, the castle cannot hold weddings or marquee events.

The castle has three conference rooms.

Maximum boardroom style: 20
Maximum theatre style: 20
Maximum banquet (sit-down dining): 32
Maximum reception (stand up buffet): 50

Please enquire for more information and for event pricing.

 

 

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit Please enquire
Arrival time 2.00 pm
Departure time 12 noon
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price with daily housekeeping
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in rental price
Internet access? Yes
Pets welcome? Sorry, no pets
Changeover day Flexible
Other Ts and Cs Cot(s) and highchair(s) are available at the property for no additional charge

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 20% UK VAT

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people: For every additional guest up to 26, it will cost an additional £210 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 £13,125 £17,500 £21,875 £26,250 £35,000
* Christmas + New Year - - - - £42,882
Jan 4th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £13,125 £17,500 £21,875 £26,250 £35,000
* Christmas + New Year £12,256 £18,384 £24,512 £30,640 £42,882
Jan 4th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 £13,125 £17,500 £21,875 £26,250 £35,000

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people: For every additional guest up to 26, it will cost an additional €227 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 €14,216 €18,591 €22,966 €27,341 €37,908
* Christmas + New Year - - - - €46,445
Jan 4th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €14,216 €18,591 €22,966 €27,341 €37,908
* Christmas + New Year €13,274 €19,402 €25,530 €31,658 €46,445
Jan 4th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 €14,216 €18,591 €22,966 €27,341 €37,908

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people: For every additional guest up to 26, it will cost an additional $251 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 $15,665 $20,040 $24,415 $28,790 $41,773
* Christmas + New Year - - - - $51,181
Jan 4th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $15,665 $20,040 $24,415 $28,790 $41,773
* Christmas + New Year $14,628 $20,756 $26,884 $33,011 $51,181
Jan 4th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 $15,665 $20,040 $24,415 $28,790 $41,773

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • This is truly a one-of-a-kind place on Earth

    Posted by Jeanne Bender on 14/09/2018

    f you'd like to visit a stately Manor that will make you feel like a prince and a princess. This is the place. Where royalty has visited and celebrities have slept. This beautiful home rests on Acres of lush landscaping and is decorated to fit a king. We rented a car and visited neighboring castles and we're not disappointed. When we packed our bags and said goodbye to the incredible staff and the wonderful owners. We promise to return.

  • Thank you!!!

    Created on 10/08/2018

    Just wanted to Thank you and the whole team for making our visit to Strathdon Castle such a success it was a magical event!
    The house was amazing, The staff helpful and very paitent. The organisation spotless.

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