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£250 Off July Self-Catering Breaks at Craufurdland Castle

The castle dates from 1245, one of the oldest in Ayrshire and is situated within a small country estate with scenic views, yet just 35 minutes from Glasgow. Original oil paintings, antique furniture, log fires and warm colours make this a cosy, peaceful retreat for a weekend break or longer. Bedrooms at the castle are certain to impress with the largest bedroom actually being the castle’s original dining hall with a vaulted ceiling. Woodland walks, bicycle trails and an abundance of wildlife will delight the visitor.


Craufurdland Castle, located within the Craufurd family estate in Ayrshire, is now offering a £250 per week discount on a 7 night self-catering castle rental, for up to 16 guests, for weekly stays commencing 30 June 2017 and 7 July 2017.

NOW £2,490 - REDUCED from £2,740.

That's less than £22.50 per person per night, based on 16 guests sharing the property.

BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

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7 Nights for the Price of 6 in Perthshire, Scotland.

Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland's most important stately homes. In the intervening centuries, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce. The Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artefacts and the grounds are renowned throughout the world, making the stately home one of the most popular attractions in Scotland.


Enjoy a colorful and exciting self-catering stay in this historic Scottish castle, once the crowning seat of Scotland's Kings.

Available to hire for up to 6 guests, the Balvaird Wing offers 5-star luxurious accommodation for just £500 per night. If you book the castle for the full 7 nights, this is offered at £3,000! That's just £72 per person per night, based on 6 adults sharing the castle wing on an exclusive basis.

Relax and enjoy the magnificent views over the parks to the River Tay or take a tour of the palace and explore the grounds, just don't get lost in the magnificent Murray Star Maze!

''What a find! I couldn't have asked for more - to stay at Scone Palace was an extra special treat on my recent 'milestone' birthday.''

So, go on, treat yourself…. 

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Celebrate New Year 2017 at Fasque Castle

Fasque Castle is an award-winning exclusive use castle, situated at the heart of a stunning country estate in rural Aberdeenshire. Sumptuous rooms, delightful touches and splendid surroundings...Fasque Castle knows how to make you feel truly welcome and comfortable with its range of superb accommodation. With 19 bedrooms in the castle and cottages scattered around the estate, there is plenty of room for parties of all sizes!

Fasque Castle - an exquisite country estate with a beautiful Baronial mansion at its heart, is offered for exclusive use, located in the Scottish Highlands.

The castle offers 19 superb bedrooms, sleeping a maximum of 38 adults, with the option of additional guest accommodation in cottages on the castle's estate.

The castle is currently available for a minimum 2 night stay priced at £9000 per night for bed and breakfast accommodation.

Additional meals and activities can be organised and would be priced separately.

This works out at less than £240* per person per night for this five-star luxury property.  
*(Based on 38 guests)

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Celebrate Christmas at Blairquhan Castle 2017

The castle is enviably located in the heart of a 2000 acre estate of woodlands, countryside and an idyllic park of about 500 acres laid out from 1800 onwards, and is an exceptional place for a diverse range of groups to enjoy themselves. The castle can be yours exclusively for a variety of functions including private house parties, weddings, conferences and garden tours.

The perfect way to spend Christmas, surrounded by family and friends!

Blairquhan is one of the finest regency castles in Scotland. The castle has been discreetly modernised to provide very comfortable facilities and a unique location for visitors, guests and special events, with its spacious and elegant rooms and its extensive secluded grounds

House parties for a minimum of 20 and maximum of 26 guests offer the run of the castle at this very special time of year. Eat, drink and be merry!

Blairquhan is located 50 miles south of Glasgow and Glasgow International Airport. Edinburgh and Edinburgh Airport are less than 100 miles away, therefore the castle offers easy access for guests travelling from further afield.

Whether you are planning a full-scale shindig or a quiet, private experience for close family and friends, Blairquhan Castle can accommodate your every wish.

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Celebrate Christmas at Chateau de Jallanges 2017

The imposing Château de Jallanges was built in the 15th century by King Louis X1 for his bankers and is situated in the heart of the beautiful Loire valley, only 8 miles form the historical town of Tours.Jallanges is a private château with superior table d’hôtes dining, designed around the number of guests being welcomed.

Enjoy a Christmas break in the heart of the beautiful Loire valley, just 10km from Tours.

The château offers seven individually restored bedrooms on its usual bed and breakfast package over the festive period.

It is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful Loire region with fantastic châteaux and exceptional vineyards. Wander through the old town of Tours with its cobbled streets, old cafes and half-timbered houses. Enjoy an al-fresco meal in the main square.

Christmas is offered on a bed and breakfast basis - normal rates apply.

“Everything was perfect... I can recommend this château to everyone. Amazing decorated rooms and the best breakfast. Everyone there is very helpful and friendly. A wonderful place to stay."

Jan Beutler
Germany

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Welcome 2018 In at Blairquhan Castle

The castle is enviably located in the heart of a 2000 acre estate of woodlands, countryside and an idyllic park of about 500 acres laid out from 1800 onwards, and is an exceptional place for a diverse range of groups to enjoy themselves. The castle can be yours exclusively for a variety of functions including private house parties, weddings, conferences and garden tours.

The perfect way to welcome in 2018, surrounded by family and friends!

Blairquhan is one of the finest regency castles in Scotland. The castle has been discreetly modernised to provide very comfortable facilities and a unique location for visitors, guests and special events, with its spacious and elegant rooms and its extensive secluded grounds.

House parties for a minimum of 20 and maximum of 26 guests offer the run of the castle at this very special time of year. Eat, drink and be merry!

Blairquhan is located 50 miles south of Glasgow and Glasgow International Airport. Edinburgh and Edinburgh Airport are less than 100 miles away, therefore the castle offers easy access for guests travelling from further afield.

Whether you are planning a full-scale shindig or a quiet, private experience for close family and friends, Blairquhan Castle can accommodate your every wish.

The castle is offered for a minimum 3-night stay at a rate of £8000 per night for bed and breakfast accommodation.

Dinner on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, is offered at £85 per person, per day.

Dinner on other dates is offered from £60 per person, dependant on your menu choices.

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June Dates at Walton Castle Discounted by 20%!

Walton Castle is a Grade II listed detached hill top castle with 360 degree views over North Somerset, the Bristol Channel and over to Wales. The castle has a secluded setting and is only 2 miles from the unspoilt Victorian seaside town of Clevedon, near Bristol. The main part of the accommodation is housed on 4 floors in an octagonal keep sitting in the centre of a stunning cobbled courtyard and private lawned area. Below the keep are several self-contained bedrooms located in the outlying turrets. The property is set in an acre of private grounds and is a unique choice for a special family celebrations or for week-ends away.


June 2017 weekend dates are discounted from £6,450 to £5,160, giving a saving of £1,290 on a 2-night break!

Extend your stay to a full week and enjoy a £2,430 discount down to £9720. Based on 20 people staying for the full 7 nights, that's less than £70 per person per night for a 5* luxury castle experience.

All rates quoted are for self-catering (vacation-rental) accommodation, however, caterers can be brought in, if required, for an additional charge.

"This castle was PERFECT for our event. We rent a home every year to celebrate spring with friends from all over the world. This year was a bit more special as it was my 40th birthday and I wanted to be the Queen of a Castle. This castle provided party rooms to host the party, along with B&Bs nearby for additional guests to stay at. Thanks!"

If this or any other dates are of interest, please get in touch using the buttons below, or calling us on +44 (0)1422 323 200.

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Celebrate Christmas at Dalmunzie Castle 2017

Dalmunzie Castle is a stunning quintessential Laird's mansion turreted in the Scot's Baronial style and standing proudly at the head of a 6500 acre estate dating back to 1510. Enjoying magnificent mountain scenery, Dalmunzie is located in a hidden part of Highland Perthshire, yet is less than two hours from Edinburgh airport. Peace and tranquillity are a feature of life at Dalmunzie with fires & lounges contributing to a relaxing haven from the outside world.


Would you like to spend Christmas in a Scottish Castle Hotel, set in a 6500 acre Perthshire Highland estate, wrapped in a blanket of snow? Yes...then read on...

Dalmunzie Castle is offering a fabulous three night break, arriving 24 December 2017, which, in addition to dinners, lunches, breakfasts, afternoon teas and drinks receptions, boasts a whisky-tasting session, and a brass band, plus a falconry display.

Arrival day: Christmas Eve

Arrive and unpack, then meet fellow guests in the lounge for Mulled Wine and Mince Pies and meet the team that will look after you throughout your stay.
Before dinner, enjoy a whisky tasting session with a whisky professional, who will teach you all about how malts are made.
A local piper will play some traditional Scottish music before you enjoy a 5-course dinner in the restaurant at 8.30pm.
After dinner, enjoy a night cap of your favourite malt from the tasting before heading to bed to see if Santa has been!

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Celebrate Christmas at Lochhouse Tower 2017

Lochhouse Tower is an historic, luxurious self catering property sleeping up to 6 guests. Located in Moffat, in the heart of southern Scotland.


Lochhouse Tower is ideally positioned in the heart of the beautiful Southern Uplands of Scotland, surrounded by nature reserves, rolling hills and open countryside, but only a short walk from the attractive tourist town of Moffat. What better way to spend a relaxing festive break with family, than walking the hills, taking in the sites and scenery, then relaxing and unwinding in your own hot tub spa, overlooking your own loch?

Available for Christmas 2017, Lochhouse Tower is offered for a 7 night stay. The tower sleeps a maximum of 6 guests and can be yours for just £2318 per week.

Perfect for your family festive getaway!

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Celebrate Christmas in True Irish Style at Dromoland Castle.

Dromoland Castle is one of Ireland's finest castle hotels, and offers guests the experience of living like landed gentry, surrounded by luxury, beauty and service. Dromoland is one of the few estates tracing its history to native Gaelic Irish families of royal heritage. Today, Dromoland Castle mixes old world elegance with modern day comforts; the castle serves as one of the most desired destinations in Europe. Here, the vitality of the castle lifestyle endures.


Enjoy a truly memorable Christmas with your family and friends. Sit back and let the team at Dromoland take the stress out of Christmas.

Christmas 2 Day Package “Deck the Halls”

Arrive on 24 December (Christmas Eve) and enjoy a welcome reception with canapés from 6pm, followed by dinner at 7pm (or dinner at 8.30pm for the last minute shoppers!), Christmas carols and a visit from Santa. 

On Christmas Day, enjoy a hearty breakfast and traditional Christmas Day lunch. Later that evening, enjoy a light "Pick & Go" buffet supper on your lap in front of the log fires or in any of the castle's beautiful public rooms.

Before you leave on 26 December, enjoy another hearty breakfast.

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