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Castle Balbegno

Fettercairn, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 1040195)

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  • Sleeps 13

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "This stately home is an absolutely stunning place to stay."

    The grounds are magnificent, the local village of Fettercairn, only one mile away, is very pretty and has all the amenities we needed. The home itself is beautifully decorating and finished, with stunning old oil portraits of the Gladstone family, and there is even a painting by one of the Dutch masters. There is adequate heating and hot water, the beds have thick duvets and comfortable pillows. The kitchen has everything needed for home cooking and more. The laundry room is a bonus! We loved out stay here, and would definitely consider re-booking!

    Reviewed by DaveAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at the castle."

    It was amazing, Loads of space. Interesting history, beautiful views and good facilities and great opportunity to live in a castle!

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2020

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x family room with 2 x doubles, 2 x doubles, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor single
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, overhead shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • 2 x dining rooms
  • First floor sitting room with open fire
  • Utility room
  • Lower ground-floor games room
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Gas range cooker with gas stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, a selection of books and games, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1.1 miles
  • Note: The hire of private butlers and chefs can be arranged for an additional cost upon request
  • From the 1st September 2020 this property will have a hot tub

The property

Castle Balbegno is a luxurious awe-inspiring castle, sitting proudly in the village of Fettercairn, Scotland.

Made up of a grand 18th Century house and an imposing 15th Century castle, this magnificent property provides a fabulous base for any group holiday or family celebration.

Once home to the famous Gladstone family, this attractive accommodation is filled with fantastic family portraits and beautiful antique furnishings, giving you a sense of luxury from the moment you step through the front door.

Cook up a storm in the quirky farmhouse kitchen where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast at the beautiful wood table, before heading outside to see everything Scotland has to offer.

Spend your evenings socialising in the well-appointed dining room and admire the grand gold framed paintings of the home's former residents.

Retire to the fabulous sitting room featuring a remarkable feature fireplace and traditional open fire that lies within, turning on the TV to find an entertaining movie for the whole group to enjoy.

Kick back and relax in the swanky underground games room, once used as a dungeon back in the 15th Century, where you can enjoy a friendly game of pool or grab a drink from the wide selection available at the bar.

Entertain your friends and family with a banquet in the grand hall boasting striking high ceilings and beautiful original oak flooring.

At an additional cost, you can have someone dress the space for the occasion and hire out your very own private chef and butlers to serve your meal.

Guests with limited mobility will benefit from two beautifully decorated bedrooms located on the ground floor, including a stunning powder blue double bedroom with a magnificent black four-poster bed and matching furniture or a snug single with bright red walls and charming oak bed.

Climb the staircase to the first floor and discover two further double bedrooms, one of which was formerly the bedroom of William Ewart Gladstone, Britain's oldest Prime Minister.

This bedroom has been styled with willow green walls and an attractive brass bed, making it a fabulous place to rest your head at the end of an action-packed day.

The first floor is also home to a spacious family bedroom consisting of two double beds and an airy family bathroom boasting a traditional roll top bath and overhead shower.

To the back of the property lies a pretty pink bedroom with two delightful oak beds, complete with crisp white bedding and an attractive armchair with a quirky Russian doll cushion.

Spend summer days hosting friends and family in the garden exploring just some of the twenty-thousand acres of luscious green land.

Take a relaxing stroll through Denlethen Woods or visit the nearby Edzell Castle to see its well-kept gardens and landscapes.

Grab a drink at the local pub or pick up groceries at the supermarket for a quiet night of home-cooking.

Head to St. Cyrus to hike the St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve Viewpoint for extraordinary land and seascapes like no other and walk along the pebbled sands of Inverbervie Beach.

Book Castle Balbegno for an unforgettable holiday to Scotland with your nearest and dearest.

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About the location


Laurencekirk 4 miles; Aberdeen 33 miles.

The small Aberdeenshire village of Fettercairn is situated an hour from Aberdeen by car and is also close to the Cairngorms National Park. Fettercairn has a shop, café and hotel, as well as a 16th century cross in the village square and a memorial archway that was erected in 1864 to commemorate the visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. On the edge of the village is Fettercairn Distillery, and only four miles away is the market town of Laurencekirk, which has a range of amenities including supermarkets, butchers, pubs, bakers and a Post Office. Only twelve miles away is the wonderful St Cyrus three mile long beach, or take a visit to the centre commemorating noted writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon, who set many of his books in this area. Also within reach is the Cairngorms National Park, which has something for everyone with a number of activities and attractions. Fettercairn is an ideal Aberdeenshire base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas