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Craigston Castle

Castle hosted by Alex
12 guests6 bedrooms10 beds6 baths
Entire home
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The space
Craigston Castle, built by, and home to, the Urquhart family since 1604, is currently owned by William P. Urquhart. It is located on the north east coast of Scotland – considered by National Geographic to be one of the most beautiful coast lines in the world. Whilst staying at Craigston you have an excess of choice, by which I mean you can either stay at home and read a book by the fireside or you can organise for a massage carried out by a professional massueuse directly in your room, or enjoy a tailor-made and personal whiskey and gin tasting in the drawing room. There are board games, cards, croquet mallets, badminton and football equipment all available. If you are feeling a little more adventurous you can go fishing, clay pigeon shooting, play golf or go horse riding. Please note however that most of these activities must be booked a lot in advance.
There are a number of lovely walks just outside the front door and if you feel like cycling there are mountain bikes available for hire. Courses are held at Craigston at specific times of year include painting and cookery, and we are always open to other suggestions. Golf: the northeast of Scotland has 70 golf courses to choose from and we are ideally situated to allow the keen golfer to play on a different course every day of the week, including the world famous Royal Aberdeen and the Trump International Golf links. Through our partners, with prior notice, we can organise a golfing itinerary that is tailored to your specific requirements and abilities as well as whisky and castle trails

Guest access
•Enjoy access to almost all of the castle with 6 bedrooms each beautifully decorated with period furniture, including some original four-poster beds, Each room has its own dedicated bathroom (2 are en-suite). The main reception rooms include the spacious drawing room, anti drawing room; Queens room with satellite TV. The traditional kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances with plenty of storage room in the adjacent larder. Meals can be eaten either in the kitchen or in one of two dining rooms. .
•Staff onsite if support needed
•Smoking and use of candles are not allowed
•Please note that stag and hen groups are not allowed and that weddings and big parties are only accepted for serviced bookings.
•A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at the property, for an additional charge, are restricted to the ground floor only and prior agreement is required.
•Craigston castle and estate is a safe place but there are some potential hazards. Please ensure that small children are supervised near the burn (stream), the pond and in any other area that you consider dangerous
•COT & HIGHCHAIR. Whilst this property can supply a highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.

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The space
Craigston Castle, built by, and home to, the Urquhart family since 1604, is currently owned by William P. Urquhart. It is located on the north east coast of Scotland – considered by National Geographic to be one of the most beautiful coast lines in the world. Whilst staying at Craigston you have an excess of choice, by which I mean you can either stay at home and read a book by the fireside or you can organise for a massage carried out by a professional massueuse directly in your room, or enjoy a tailor-made and personal whiskey and gin tasting in the drawing room. There are board games, cards, croquet mallets, badminton and football equipment all available. If you are feeling a little more adventurous you can go fishing, clay pigeon shooting, play golf or go horse riding. Please note however that most of these activities must be booked a lot in advance.
There are a number of lovely walks just outside the front door and if you feel like cycling there are mountain bikes available for hire. Courses are held at Craigston at specific times of year include painting and cookery, and we are always open to other suggestions. Golf: the northeast of Scotland has 70 golf courses to choose from and we are ideally situated to…

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
TV
Hair dryer
Washer
Heating
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Location

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

The Castle is William Urquhart’s home (and you will be hosted on site by a family member or close friend) but is marketed by Alex (William’s cousin) and is located in Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom.
There is a long tradition of whisky-making in the Grampian Highlands – especially in the Spayside area (30 minutes away). Here you will find a fabulous malt whisky trail which includes eight different distilleries, each with their own special features. If you take the malt whisky trail you can visit Benromach, Cardhu, Dallas Dhu Historic Distllery, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, The Glenlivit, Glen Moray, Spayside Cooperage, Strathisla. Some other local distilleries include:

Aberfeldy Distillery

Ardmore Distilleries

The Balvenie Distillery

Glendronach Distillery

Glengarioch Distilleries

Royal Lochnagar Distilleries

Bannfshire Coast

Nicknamed Scotland’s secret dolphin coast, Bannfshire is a place of undisturbed natural beauty where dolphins, gannets, porpoises, puffins, and the occasional whale make their home. It is dotted with fishing villages such as Penan (famous for the filming of “Local Hero”), Sandend and Crovie which have remained remarkably well preserved and which have resisted the advances of too much modern development.

The coastline is dramatic and breathtaking but very accessible and safe with many cliff top walks and wonderful beaches; Castles

There are a great many castles to see in Aberdeenshire and many form part of the Castle trail. The must-see castle, of course, is Balmoral Castle on Royal Deeside which was bought by Queen Victoria 1852. Others in the area include Haddo Country Park, Fyvie Castle, and Craigievar (which inspired Walt Disney to create the castle we see in his famous films); I think that about wraps it up.
The Castle is William Urquhart’s home (and you will be hosted on site by a family member or close friend) but is marketed by Alex (William’s cousin) and is located in Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom.
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Hosted by Alex

Joined in February 2014
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Having worked in the property market in Italy and Britain for over 25 years, I have managed to build a portfolio of villas in Tuscany and apartments in London and Rome which I personally manage and part own. I also help my cousin William Urquhart with his family home, Craigston castle. I actually stay in each of my properties on a rotation basis in order to guarantee that the best standards of comfort and functionality are met.
Having worked in the property market in Italy and Britain for over 25 years, I have managed to build a portfolio of villas in Tuscany and apartments in London and Rome which I pers…
During your stay
A family member or close friend (Elisabetta) will be on site in a separate apartment and available to provide help and advice.
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House rules
Check-in: After 12:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $1286

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