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Sleeps - 24
Region - Highlands & Islands
Sporting Driven Grouse · Driven shooting · Salmon Fishing · Shooting
Activities Beach · Entertainment · Golf · Snooker/Billiards
Facilities Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Wifi
Features Fully Catered
Perfect for luxury house party stays, Aldourie Castle resides on a private Scottish Highlands Estate just metres from the southern shoreline of famous Loch Ness. Whether for a multi-generational family holiday or to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary, guests can take over the only habitable Castle on Loch Ness as their own home fully serviced and staffed.
With a unique and welcoming atmosphere the Castle is ideal for small groups but can accommodate up to 24 guests. Aldourie sits in a world of its own cocooned by enchanting woodland and magnificent Highland landscapes yet is only 30 minutes from the airport. Activities and country sports can be organised from shooting and stalking to cycling, walking and golfing.
History The only habitable castle on Loch Ness, Grade A-listed Aldourie dates back to 1626 when it was a mansion house but came to prominence in the Victorian era when the Fraser-Tytler family transformed it into an outstanding example of a Scottish Baronial castle, adding numerous turrets and towers. The Castle underwent a £10 million restoration in the early 2000s, when care was taken to restore original features, maintain its unique character and make it fit for luxury house parties of today.
Hire the Castle Aldourie is available for guests to take over as their own home for a weekend, a week or longer. It can be hired exclusively for a variety of events and celebrations ranging from family gatherings, special birthdays, social or sporting house parties, small, intimate weddings or for a corporate event. Aldourie Castle and Estate with its extensive grounds, convenient location, excellent hospitality and sumptuous accommodation, makes a perfect choice for your exclusive Scottish Highland venue.
Things to do The surrounding 500 acre estate offers numerous walks and trails through woodland and along the Loch Ness, as well as a private pier for access by boat or trips on Loch Ness. Aldourie is an adventure playground making the private property with grounds ideal for multi generational holidays. Children will have hours of fun in the man-made tree house, be spooked in the old family graveyard and have a whale of a time zorbing or hunting for Nessie on Loch Ness. Land or water based recreational activities can be organised and helicopter access to the Castle can also be arranged.
A fairytale castle on the banks of Loch Ness, Aldourie has already become a much sought after property for really special house parties, celebrations and events.
An absolutely wonderful stay … 32 friends and family gathered for an extraordinary holiday. All the staff made our week perfect in every way. We made memories that will last a lifetime and we can’t thank you enough. It was magical!
– Multi-generational stay, July 2017.
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The unique atmosphere of Aldourie is incredibly warm and welcoming so you will feel completely at home as soon as they walk through the Castle door. Light fills every room, staircase and passage way with bay windows and secret doors at every turn. Roaring log fires are throughout to entice you to relax and switch off. The original state rooms on the ground floor comprise:
Laird’s Room – start the day with a traditional Scottish breakfast
Red Drawing Room – curl up on cosy sofas and chaise longues with friends or family
Library – enjoy a game of chess or choose from hundreds of books including original Game Books from the Estate
Dining Room – elegantly designed for formal or informal dining
Main Hall – featuring a grand piano and perfect for music and dancing during celebrations
Billiards Room – also featuring a widescreen plasma TV and board games. It’s a snug space to have fun and unwind
The outdoor terrace overlooking Loch Ness is a perfect space for family barbecues or afternoon tea in the summer months.
Aldourie Castle has twelve individual double/twin bedrooms (sleeping 24) over three floors including tower rooms at the top of stone spiral staircases and even a shower in one of the turrets.
The Estate also has a number of traditional cottages which can be taken independently or in addition to the Castle. Aldourie Cottages can sleep between two and six people and have recently been restored to a luxury standard and each has a private garden. Aldourie is the ideal property rental for small parties of guests but can accommodate up to 45 guests with the cottages included.
You can explore and enjoy the Estate’s large and impressive grounds and picturesque parkland, including arboretum, old kitchen garden, family burial ground, enchanting woodland and Loch Ness shoreline. The helpful but unobtrusive concierge team can help you organise any activity both on and off the Estate.
You can salmon fish on the River Ness and we can arrange driven and walked-up shooting and stalking on the local estates. There are some of the finest golf links courses to play within easy driving distance from the castle including Royal Dornoch, the championship courses of Nairn and Castle Stuart.
The experienced team can look after your every need and will ensure that your house party leaves feeling happy, relaxed, fulfilled and looking forward to returning.
Archery, clay pigeon shooting, Segway, 4×4 driving, Highland Games, balloon rides, wildlife spotting, kiting, walking, and cycling.
On Loch Ness we can arrange a fast Rib experience to Urquhart Castle, Nessie hunting tours, Loch Ness cruise, canoeing, zorbing, swimming, mountain biking.
The weekend went so well, better than I ever could have wished for. Aldourie really is a magical place and Lavinia and her team are so incredible. They really are the best of the best and were so lovely to my parents. Thank you so much for all of your guidance, arranging and help Jenny. It really has been such an amazing experience, and Mum loved every minute of it.
Spargo family, Kent October 2016
Aldourie far exceeded our expectations. The house is, of course, remarkable. But the service and food provided by Lavinia and Richard were what made our stay so memorable. We will be back!
Jon - 60th Birthday Party, Boston, USA
“A fairytale experience, wonderful hospitality, a tiny piece of us will remain here forever”
John, Nessa, Lloyd and Maria
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