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16th century Medieval Castle

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Castle in Colliston, Arbroath, Scotland - Secluded Location With Private grounds

Stunning medieval castle with turrets, priest hole, great hall, magnificent fireplaces. Updated to include modern kitchen and bathrooms. Spacious accommodation, close to the sea and golf courses including Carnoustie.lm.

Seven large bedrooms and four reception rooms providing all the comfort for extended family and friends.

10 acres of grounds, lawned, woodland and fields. Bar-b-que and outside seating.


Owner
John Lansley
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About John Lansley

We currently live in Scotland where we are renovating a castle for use as a holiday rental. We have two grown up children and a beautiful new grand daughter. We have one dog who travels with us to France and up and down the country.she loves nothing better than being in the car going somewhere. We love travelling and exploring new places, we became involved in holiday homes because of our own love for self catering accommodation and to try to provide that little bit extra or bit different. Each year we try to improve the houses as much for our benefit as for our guests, as our family and ourselves enjoy the house and surrounding area.

Why John Lansley chose Angus & Dundee

we have been overseas on and off for the past 10 years and John has now retired and we wanted a new project and this one came along.

we fell in love with the area and the history of the castle

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Arbroath, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Situated on first floor, walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , Old Victorian wooden bathroom with original features
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , Family bathroom with jacuzzi bath and large separate shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , En suite bathroom to bedroom 5
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , En suite bathroom to bedroom 4
    Toilet 1 - toilet , On ground floor near the kitchen
    Toilet 2 - toilet , On ground floor, old Victorian toilet in turret
  • Two bedrooms en-suite, 3 other family bathrooms which include walk in shower, whirl pool bath and traditional cast iron bath with wooden surround
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double bed , On first floor with disabled walk in shower room opposite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , This room can be either a superking double OR twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Four poster en-suite bedroom and shower room.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , King size four poster bed with ensuite bath and shower room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Family room with a double bed and two single beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double bed , Situated in one of the turrets in the castle
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1. 1st floor: twin double beds 2nd floor: 2. double king size 3. Either a superking double or twin beds 4. four poster bed and en-suite shower room 5. four poster with en-suite bathroom 6. Family room with double and bunk beds 7. Turret double A cot and travel cot are available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation over three floors, kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, laundry and games room on ground floor, lounge, snug, great hall and one twin bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, 6 bedrooms and additional bathrooms on the second floor Outside: 10 acres including 2 large grassed areas, woodland and large parking area. Wendy house and small football goal, Utility Room: Two freezers, washing machine and dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels provided. No supplement for electricity or heating. Logs for the wood burner supplied. Other: Large dining room with large dining table Snug room with settee and arm chairs and separate flat screen tv Great hall with large settees, nice sunny room in the afternoon Games room Dungeon/storage room

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

16th century Medieval Castle
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

One of the best weekend getaways!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the castle was amazing. From the moment I entered the gates of the property I fell in love with it. The grounds of the castle are tranquil and vast. The history of the castle makes it even more of an amazing stay. The inside of the castle was impressive as it was welcoming. John and Sue made us feel at home straight away and made the stay even more enjoyable. We stayed in one of the master suites with an en suite. The room was stunning with its antique furniture and soft furnishings. The bathroom was perfect with a free standing bath facing out onto the grounds. I would highly recommend anyone to stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A magic family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We booked Colliston castle for our annual family get together - thirteen of us plus the pooches! The castle was more than enough room for all of us and was a total fairytale. The kids adored it - they had the freedom to run around playing knights and princesses and that left us grown ups to relax, blether, drink the odd glass of wine (!) and tend to the fire. The castle is stunning - so many beautiful features and nooks and crannies - but not so formal and perfect that you feel you can't touch anything. Plus it has all the conveniences of home - electric showers, dishwashers, washing machines/dryers, even a hot tub!! And super handy for arbroath if you need to pop to the supermarket or go out for lunch. It has the feel of a big country family home, and we felt very welcome and relaxed there. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, so glad you had a great time, it's a wonderful place to play Knights and princesses. The castle has so much space that it gives everyone the chance to do what they want, whether they want to be together or have time alone to think, read and relax.
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5

Great venue for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend here to celebrate a family birthday - the perfect place for it. Everything was what we had hoped for and more. Would definitely recommend and might be back ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Brilliant was ideal for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with the property ideal for our family get together age range 6 to 70 - the grand children had a terrific time (playing hide & Seek). All facilities that we needed were provided the pictures on the website gave a little idea of what to expect but reality was better . Even a deer, red Squirrel, and loads of pheasants in the garden. The owners were very accommodating allowing different start dates and then being most welcoming on our arrival. taking tine to show us around and explain things. I've already been telling friends what a terrific place it was

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Fantastic Family weekend for young and old alike

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we engaged Sue and John, we were comfortable that we were dealing with professionals who knew what they were doing. They helped us all the way along the way and were very much part of your planning process.

The castle is stunning. Secluded enough to guarantee privacy yet well located to ensure that there were places to call upon food and refreshments if needed. The interior of the castle was faultless and we spent many hours exploring and finding new nooks and crannies everywhere we went. A game of hide and seek is essential in this wonderful castle.

I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a wonderful adventurous weekend.

Thanks Sue and John

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great stay, don't think we have found any of your party still hiding, but you never know. Please do a head count.
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5

What an amazing place Colliston Castle is....

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic time ever, even my husband, who was a tad apprehensive about staying in a castle, but he admitted defeat....everyone of the 12 in our party had the most amazing time. We didn't want to leave!

We will definitely be recommending Colliston Castle to all our friends and we all hope to visit again.

When we arrived and had first sight of the castle - wow is an understatement. The photographs on the Internet didn't do it justice.

Thank you so much. Lynn

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a good time. You left it so nice you would not have thought anyone had been here thank you.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Arbroath
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Letham Grange
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Arbroath
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Arbroath
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Glenshee
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lunan Bay
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you are interested in using us as a special interest holiday location, please contact us to discuss

Golf. There are many golf courses in the area, both link and other, including Carnoustie

Coast/Beach:

5 miles from Lunan bay, pristine sand dune beach, beach cafe and free parking, dog friendly.

Arbroath Coastal town including marina with sea trips, fishing, sea side recreation

Travel:

Easy driving, hour and half north of Edinburgh on dual carriageway to Arbroath

Airport at Dundee (flights from city airport, London)

Edinburgh airport hour and a half, domestic and international flights

Aberdeen airport one hour, domestic and international flights

Train station in Arbroath, direct service to London, Kings Cross, good service to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen

5 minutes drive from Arbroath to Coliiston castle

Distances:

Glamis castle half an hour

Edinburgh one and a half hours driving or direct train into Waverley station

Aberdeen one hour driving, direct train into Aberdeen

Lunan bay 15 minutes drive

Arbroath nearest shops, 5 minutes

Further Details:

Several supermarkets in Arbroath, none 24hours. Nearest 24hour supermarket is on the kings way in Dundee. On line supermarket delivery is available in this area.

Butt and Ben restaurant in Authmithie is excellent for that special meal but needs to be booked especially for large parties. Harbour grill provides excellent food and gives us a discount for our guests. Otherwise good cheap food available at the pubs in Arbroath. High tea at the Colliston Inn recommended but you need to book even for small groups.

Angus glens are beautiful and provide many walking paths.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Arbroath, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,038
A$4,326
 
 
Low season
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$779
A$3,202
 
 
High season
21 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$5,019
 
 
Low season
8 Jan 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$822
A$3,288
 
 
Mid season
6 Apr 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,125
A$4,759
 
 
Low season
5 Oct 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$822
A$3,288
 
 
High season
19 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$5,019
 
 
New year
28 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
A$5,538
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$822
A$3,202
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes: prices will stay the same for 2017.
Available for weekly hire or long weekends, please contact us for details. We take an initial deposit of £300, balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to commencement of your holiday
Minimum stay rate is for three nights

Changeover Day:
Variable, please contact us. Arrival after 4pm. And departure by 10am unless alternative arrangements are agreed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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