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The Laird's Wing

Forres, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1060406)

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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Brodie Castle Cottages

Tucked away in a historic area of the Highlands are three astounding properties, resting on the tranquil grounds of the National Trust for Scotland’s Brodie Castle, with access to a wealth of idyllic walks around the lush gardens, an adventure playground and serene ponds. Guests are able to visit the imposing castle itself and explore the captivating turrets, historic art, meet the bronze orangutan statue, or simply enjoy an afternoon coffee and cake at the castle’s café. The properties range from a romantic retreat, to a family-friendly getaway, to a palatial apartment for a large group gathering, each the perfect choice for a celebratory break with your loved ones. Explore the beautiful flora and fauna encompassing the properties; the grounds are famed for their extravagant display of daffodils in the spring, a remarkable sight, with trails and bird hides to discover too, for the ultimate wildlife watching experience. The town of Forres is easily accessible, boasting various shops, pubs and cafés to stock up on any essentials and delight in an evening away from the kitchen. Alternatively, travel to the bustling seaside town of Nairn, where you'll find fantastic amenities alongside three spectacular beaches. There are plenty of popular attractions in the nearby area, which offer the chance to discover the adventurous landscape of Scotland, including the Cairngorm Mountains, the famous Loch Ness and the glorious views and coastal attractions from Findhorn. Spend a day at one of the beautiful beaches in Moray Firth or visit the astonishing Cullen Bay and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience dolphin watching. Discover the intricate backstory of Scottish battlefield history at Culloden, also owned by the National Trust for Scotland and view the amazing Pictish carving at Sueno’s Stone. Visit the thriving Highland capital of Inverness; sitting alongside the calming River Ness, home to a theatre, cinema complex, fine dining and plenty of shopping facilities. Various National Trust for Scotland properties can be found throughout this area, so make sure to visit the Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland, Culloden, Hugh Miller Museum & Birthplace Cottage, Inverewe Garden, Kintail & Morvich (The Five Sisters), and Torridon. Choose Brodie Castle Cottages for a once in a lifetime stay for the whole family to enjoy.

The property

Indulge in a royal experience at the National Trust for Scotland-owned The Laird's Wing, an extension wing of the 16th century Brodie Castle.

Flaunting fine art and antique furnishings, as well as being steeped in centuries of history, The Laird's Wing makes the perfect base to celebrate a family occasion in style.

This outstanding three-storey property is the former home of the late Ninian Brodie, and keeps its traditional character throughout with original flagstone flooring, impressive stairs, parquet tiles and antique décor.

Enjoy formal family dinners in the grand dining room, with plenty of space for your whole party to get together for delicious meals.

Find the spacious kitchen/diner, equipped with antique crockery on a large Welsh dresser, accompanied by a range of useful appliances and additional dining seating for seven.

Also found on the ground floor is a convenient cloakroom, as well as access to your very own private courtyard, a tranquil space where you can get lost in a captivating novel as you enjoy the remarkable scenery.

Make your way up to the first floor, home to the regal sitting room with plenty of seating, to enjoy a cup of tea with your loved ones, surrounded by antique paintings to admire.

There is also a study/games room on this floor, where you can spend a quiet moment to yourself or where the little ones can find hours of entertainment.

Be sure to utilise the first floor cocktail kitchen, offering awe-inspiring views of the lush gardens and fitted with a breakfast area, this space offers true tranquillity.

After a day of exploring the grounds, settle in for a relaxing evening, taking your pick from one of the period bedrooms, which all benefit from pretty feature fireplaces, ample storage in antique dressers and various seating areas.

Find a double and a twin on the first floor, whilst the second floor is home to two further doubles and three further twins.

Prepare for the day in one of four bathrooms, allowing you to choose from a soothing bath or brisk shower.

Take a scenic stroll along the castle grounds, indulging in peaceful walks throughout pretty gardens, lovely lakes and an adventure playground for the little ones.

Experience the life of a laird at this magnificent property, The Laird's Wing, a once in a lifetime stay.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1060408 and 1060400, together sleeping 20 guests.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Seven bedrooms: 2 x second-floor double, 1 x double, 3 x second-floor twin, 1 x twin
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, two basins and WC
  • Shower room with shower, two basins and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor cocktail kitchen
  • Dining room
  • First-floor sitting room
  • First-floor study/games room
  • Central heating
  • Electric range cooker, oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, mini fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, WiFi, CD player, and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for five cars
  • Private courtyard with seating and access to the shared castle grounds
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: If you are bringing your dog on holiday, please bring a lead, basket and your dog’s bowls, please note that dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture, you may like to bring an old towel to wipe muddy paws
  • Note: If you wish to include breakfast and/or evening meals during your stay (for an additional charge), please contact Brodie Castle directly on 01309 641371 to receive a list of our recommended caterers
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

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About the location

FORRES

Kinloss 3.5 miles; Findhorn 6 miles; Nairn 10 miles; Elgin 12.5 miles, Inverness 27 miles

The pretty town of Forres is one of Scotland's oldest small towns and boasts an array of historical monuments, museums and castles, as well as impressive parks and award winning gardens. Forres is an ideal starting point for exploring the Malt Whisky Trail being home to two of the Distilleries, and in close proximity to another five! Forres boasts two golf courses and some excellent fishing opportunities. Ideally placed for visiting the atmospheric fishing villages that are dotted along the north east coastline and just twenty seven miles from the capital of the Highlands, Inverness, it is a great base for a holiday. You can immerse yourself in history with Cawdor and Brodie Castles, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George all within easy reach. Alternatively, you can spend time at Findhorn enjoying the beach and looking for seals or a day's watersports finishing with a drink overlooking the bay whilst the sun goes down. A five minute drive from Forres will take you to Califer Hill Viewpoint, providing stunning views across the Moray Firth, Findhorn and beyond.

3 floors, step access

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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