Bennachie Castle

History, style and comfort in one stunning combination

Bennachie Castle

900 years of history…

…one perfect place to stay

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This incredible 12th century castle in the heart of Aberdeenshire, with its breath-taking views, is the perfect location for weddings, photo shoots or weekends away with family and friends. The beautiful parkland around the castle is perfect for scenic walks, as well as ‘glamping’ around the walled garden. In all, there are 400 acres of managed woodland for you to explore!

The castle sleeps sixteen and has wonderful modern bathrooms and a new, wonderfully newly-fitted kitchen with two AGAs and a central island, ideal for friendly chats as the meal is being prepared and perfect if you want to cater for yourselves. Kitchens are always a magnet for folk in any property, but perhaps the central focus in this house is the magnificent drawing room. The stylish and sumptuous sofas are strewn with comfy cushions, the large open fireplace is inviting and friendly while the huge windows, with their magnificent drapes, look out on the lawn bringing a sense of the spectacular and the historic to this wonderful venue. And there is a piano for evening musical gatherings.

At mealtimes there is the dining room that can comfortably accommodate all your houseguests for formal dining. And for a little quiet time, there is the snug, which mixes tradition with comfort featuring, as it does, lovely leather armchairs, a large sofa, and beautiful lamps – perfect for an after-dinner brandy and a chat (or an afternoon snooze!)

3 nights: £4,995

Based on a weekend stay

Accommodates 16 people

In eight lovely castle bedrooms.

Within 400 acres of parkland

In rual Aberdeenshire with views of the Bennachie hill tops

Early to bed, early to rise…

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The bedrooms in the castle are sublime. They are all fitted out with comfort and style in mind – all supplemented with a dash of panache. All double beds are King-sized. The Spanish Bedroom has a double bed and en suite bathroom; the Georgian and Turret Bedrooms have a double and antique twin beds respectively with a shared bathroom; the Honeymoon Suite has a fantastic four-poster bed with an en-suite bathroom with both a shower and a freestanding tub; the Gold Room and Garden Rooms both have double beds and en suite shower rooms; the Green Room and Yellow rooms have double beds and share a bathroom.

Good food and good company… perfect!

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If you want to cater for yourselves, that’s fine! Why not? Cooking and eating together can be fun and the facilities are great. Why not eat out on the terrace using the gas-fired barbecue? And as this part of Scotland boasts some of the worlds finest produce in terms of beef, pork and fish, all of which can be obtained locally, you can enjoy the finest of fare. Or, if you’d rather have somebody do the hard work for you, we can arrange a chef to come and cater for that special meal. And, of course, there are lots of fabulous local restaurants. We’ll be happy to give you some recommendations.

Glamping in style

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Hidden away in the most tranquil setting behind a walled garden lies a little secret: a beautiful stone woodland glamping cottage that offers total quiet and perfect​ peace. This is a romantic little hideaway that is the ideal love nest if you are looking for that special weekend with your soul mate. The cottage is open plan with a fantastic wood-burning stove. It’s a cosy little nook where you can luxuriate in the luxurious Kingsized bed and indulge yourself in the beautiful freestanding Victorian bath. But shh! Don’t tell anyone. This is a little secret best kept to yourselves!

Have fun: be active!

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There is so much to do round about. At the house you can take an evening stroll around the garden or enjoy table tennis. In season we can arrange shooting trips. The iconic whisky trail runs from distillery to distillery up the Spey River, boasting some of the finest whisky distilleries on earth. The breath-taking views alone make this a worthwhile day but finding out about Scotch whisky and having a few sampling sessions make this a real treat. Of course there are lots of wonderful walks as well as go-karting and archery close at hand. And it wouldn’t be Scotland without fantastic golf and fishing. One thing is for sure, you need never be bored!

Bannachie Castle

Prices and availability

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Bennachie Castle is available for private hire on an exclusive basis.

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Available

Booked

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

Prices below include VAT and are based on a residential stay; wedding rates are available by calling us on 01242 352 747.

  • Weekend (Fri-Mon): £4,995
  • Week (Fri-Fri or Mon-Mon): £6,995

Christmas and New Year Bookings 2019

  • Christmas: 3 night stay £9,995
  • New Year: 3 night stay £9,995

Includes:

  • Wifi
  • Open fireplaces
  • Traditional dining room
  • Oil fired AGA
  • Library
  • Snug/TV Room
  • Victorian Drawing room & Grand Piano
  • Outside terrace with gas fired BBQ
  • Garden
  • Ping pong table
  • Hairdryers
  • Toweling dressing gowns
  • Toiletries

The Little Cottage pricing

  • Low Season (September – May) – £99 per night
  • High Season (June – August) – £120 per night

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

Booking details:

The deposit to book is 1/3 of the total cost, with the baance due 12 weeks prior to your stay.

There is a refunadble cautionary deposit of £500.

Included in the rent:

  • Wifi  and TV
  • Open fireplaces
  • Traditional dining room
  • Oil fired AGA
  • Library Snug
  • Unique Victorian Drawing room with piano
  • Outside terrace with gas fired BBQ
  • Garden
  • Ping pong table
  • Hairdryers
  • Toweling dressing gowns
  • Toiletries

Optional Extras:

  • In house chef  – price on application
  • Airport transfers – price on application
  • Bagpiper – price on application

Things to do…

Golf:

Aberdeenshire is a golfers paradise. With over 50 courses to play in the region, it boasts some of the best golf courses on earth including the 6th oldest course in the world and the world renowned Trump course at Balmedie.

The Whiskey Trail:

The iconic whisky trail that runs from distillery to distillery up the Spey river is unique globally, boasting some of the finest whisky distilleries on earth.

The trail takes in seven world famous distilleries in the heart of the Spey and allows not only tasting sessions but detailed knowledge off the history of Scottish malt whisky. Coupled with exceptional landscape with breathtaking views it is a must for those seeking the solace of city life.

Country Sports:

Country sports are very much part of the heritage in the North-East of Scotland from fishing to stalking and shooting as well as an array of outdoor activities including go-karting and archery at Lochter Activity centre which is only 10 mins away by car:

Local Restaurants:

This part of Scotland boasts some of the worlds finest produce in terms of beef, pork and fish. Below are some links to some fabulous local restaurants all close by:

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

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