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Sleeps - 16
Region - Angus & Fife
Sporting Driven shooting · Salmon Fishing · Trout Fishing · Walked-up grouse · Walked-up shooting
Activities Golf · Riding · Walking / Hiking
Facilities Tennis court
Features Dogs Allowed · Self-Catered
Rental From £4,500 per week
Airlie Estate lies on the Southern side of the Angus Glens spanning the magnificent Glen Clova, Glen Moy and part of Glen Prosen as far as Balmoral to the North. There is over 30,000 acres of what has been quoted as, one of the finest sporting estates in Scotland. It has been in the Earl of Airlie’s family ownership since the 12th century and prides itself on its quality of sport and scenery.
‘Keeping a fifteenth century Scottish castle in the family hasn’t been easy. Airlie, as we have called the pink sandstone structure since 1432, was not built by my family – it was bought, presumably for its fine defensive position, thought that did not stop the Earl of Argyll from burning the place to the ground almost two centuries later, during the Bishops’ Wars. There’s a famous ballad, The Bonnie Hoose o’ Airlie, that recalls the terrible event and the smoke and flames so high. In 1746 another disaster arrived on the heels of the Jacobite Rebellion, when King George II confiscated what was left of the charred family seat. It wasn’t until half a century later that the then Lord Airlie was allowed to return from exile in Versailles. With a retinue of French masons, according to family lore, he whimsically added a Georgian country house to the castle’s remains. The next significant improvement wasn’t made until late 1800’s, when Blanche Airlie, my great-great grandmother, decided to transform what was essentially a walled vegetable patch into an elaborate topiary garden. But all this bloody history seems to pale next to the task that I have inherited, which is to restore this family jewel to its former glory’. An extract from David Ogilvie in Vogue magazine.
The castle today makes an ideal place for a family re-union, sporting break or to celebrate Christmas or Hogmanay in style. It is very much a family home and children are welcome.
Weddings Weddings can be held at Airlie Castle.
Weekend Breaks Weekend breaks, to include the Castle and the Cottage, are available from £2,800.
Steeped in history, Airlie Castle makes a dramatic setting for a family holiday or special gathering of family and friends. The estate offers a variety of sporting activities and there are numerous golf courses within striking distance of the castle.
Airlie Castle has accommodation for 14 plus accommodation for 4 in the cottage. However, it is ideally suited to parties of between 14 – 16.
Ground Floor Playroom with Table Tennis table, Record Player. Solid Fuel Burner, French doors to garden. Kitchen with Aga and dishwasher. Sitting Room with open fire. Separate W.C. Utility Room with tumble dryer and washing machine. Boot Room.
First Floor Drawing Room with open fire (CD player). Dining Room seats 10/12 with open fire. WC. Library/Study with an open fire and piano.
Second Floor Master bedroom (Tower Bedroom) with 4 poster, built in wardrobes, steps down to en-suite bathroom with bath, w.c. and basin. Single Bedroom with door to bathroom (main) accessed from hall. Bedroom with 3 single beds for children, open fireplace. Double bedroom with wrought iron bath, twin enamel basins and lovely views.
Third Floor Single bedroom (Pink bedroom) with basin. Separate WC. Small Bathroom. Double bedroom. Further bedroom with 3 single beds.
The Cottage The cottage is part of the castle and comprises: Sitting Room with open fireplace. Kitchen with walk-in larder. Twin bedroom with open fire and hand basin. Further twin bedroom with open fire and hand basin. Bathroom and w.c.
Rental The housekeeper comes in to clean for two hours, three times a week. Additional housekeeping can be arranged. Linen and towels are included.
Shooting Rough shooting can be organised by prior arrangement which takes place in the grounds of Airlie Castle. Pheasant shooting is also on offer at Cortachy Castle Sportings, which is the sister estate to Airlie Castle.
Walking Airlie Castle is 10 minutes drive from Kirriemuir, known as ‘The Gateway to the Glens’ which provide excellent hillwaking together with ski-ing at Glenshee. Airlie Estates have a network of walks which are open all year round, more details can be found at www.airlieestates.com.
Golf The area is well known for its range of outdoor pursuits. Golf courses in the area include Kirriemuir, three at Alyth, and the famous Rosemount championship course at Blairgowrie.
Fishing Salmon fishing is available at Cortachy on the River South Esk.
Games Room Should bad weather prevail or on a winters evening the Castle has the added amenity of a Games Room which has a snooker table and a table tennis table.
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