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Fordyce Castle, Fordyce, Banffshire

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This wing of a 16th century castle offers really delightful 5 star (graded by Visit Scotland) holiday accommodation for 4 guests, and there is a pretty courtyard garden for their exclusive use. This is a very historic house - as the shot-holes show evidence - and was part of the Earl of Seafield's estate for over 300 years. It has been sympathetically restored, retaining architectural features and details, and now has every modern comfort. A special feature is the four poster bed in the main bedroom - very romantic!

The north east of Scotland and the Moray coast is a great holiday location. Fordyce Castle is just over a mile from a safe, sandy beach - and there are lots of other unspoilt beaches nearby. Nearby Portsoy, with its 17th century harbour, is a very pretty conservation village with an annual Traditional Boat Festival, good shops and great places to eat. Banff has finely restored 18th century buildings and is close to Duff House - a magnificent Adam mansion house which displays paintings from the National Gallery of Scotland. There are lots of excellent golf courses in the area and superb fishing on the rivers Spey and Deveron. Wildlife is abundant: you can see ospreys, golden eagles, dolphins and deer in the local area. Fabulous walks along the cliffs are delightful, with small smugglers coves, village pubs and wide empty beaches below the cliffs. The north east corner of Scotland also has a wealth of castles and distilleries to visit - Speyside is home to over half of Scotland's distilleries and a visit to at least one is a must if you are staying here!

  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 2 (1 ensuite shower room)
  • Washing machine/drier
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • TV/Video
  • feature electric fire
  • Short breaks welcome
  • 1hr 15mins from Inverness airport
  • 1hr from Aberdeen airport
  • 20mins from both Huntly & Keith railway stations
  • No smoking
  • Castles, distilleries, fishing
    walking, beaches and golf nearby
  • Good pub food - 2 miles at Portsoy
  • Local shop - 2 miles at Portsoy
  • Private courtyard garden

The self-catering accommodation is in the west wing of the castle and is on two floors - it is all beautifully and tastefully decorated. On the ground floor is an entrance lobby, a fully equipped kitchen with dining table, and a twin bedroom with an ensuite shower-room. The sitting room is on the first floor with a flame effect fire. The double bedroom (with a stunning four poster bed) has great views over the historic kirkyard of St Talorgan. There is also a bathroom with a roll top bath, and a utility room.

Outside is a delightful courtyard garden, for exclusive use of holiday guests - lovely for relaxing in after the day's activities. This historic castle is gorgeous and full of character - no wall is straight and the ceilings are low. It is a perfect place for a holiday in the north east of Scotland.

Location by road:
From the south take the A9 north, just after Aviemore take the A95 to Rothes then the B9015 to Mosstodloch. Then take the A96 for two miles to Fochabers, then on to the A98 coast road, 2 miles after Cullen look for Brown Tourist Sign for 'Fordyce Historic Village'. The castle sits in the very centre of the village.

What's included:
All bed linen, towels and electricity.

Cost and availability.
The cottage is rented out year round. Changeover day is Saturday.
Rental periods are generally a week - although short breaks are welcome. Checking in time is 4pm and checking out is 10am.

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Fordyce Castle, Fordyce, Banffshire, AB45 2SN Scotland UK

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