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Aldourie CastleLoch Ness, by Inverness
Sleeps: 24

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Aldourie CastleLoch Ness, by Inverness

Sleeps - 24

Region - Highlands & Northern Scotland

Sporting
Driven Grouse · Driven shooting · Salmon Fishing · Shooting

Activities
Beach · Boats / RHIB / Sailing · Entertainment / Falconry / Highland Games etc · Golf Courses nearby · Mountain Biking terrain · Walking / Hiking / Hill Climbing · Whisky Tasting / Distilleries · Wild Swimming

Facilities
Boathouse · Mobile Coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Wi-fi

Features

Rental
£POA

Estate Details

Aldourie CastleLoch Ness, by Inverness

Sleeps - 24

Region - Highlands & Northern Scotland

Sporting
Driven Grouse · Driven shooting · Salmon Fishing · Shooting

Activities
Beach · Boats / RHIB / Sailing · Entertainment / Falconry / Highland Games etc · Golf Courses nearby · Mountain Biking terrain · Walking / Hiking / Hill Climbing · Whisky Tasting / Distilleries · Wild Swimming

Facilities
Boathouse · Mobile Coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Wi-fi

Features

Rental
£POA

Aldourie, a 300-year-old Baronial castle set on the banks of Loch Ness has been sympathetically reimagined to create a beautiful house and one-of-a-kind exclusive stay, surrounded by 500 acres of gardens, woodland and wildflower meadows.

Aldourie Castle is a classic example of Scottish Baronial architecture, having achieved that status in the 19th century, the property has evolved, both physically and in its use, over a period of around 220 years. Today, the castle with a bewitching silhouette characterised by multiple towers and turrets, situated between the southern shores of the famous Loch Ness and the steep sides of the Glen, has been sympathetically transformed to create a beautiful house decorated with informal elegance, and is available for exclusive hire.

The devoted team at Aldourie, welcome guests for an unforgettable experience that will leave an enduring impression. 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 Inverness Airport.

The Boathouse, a vast structure, with a whimsical hull-shaped roof, makes an inviting spot for sundowners on the Loch. A truly unique location for dining, recreation and relaxation…

The Steadings, with stunning rustic interiors and romantic courtyard create a magical setting for events, such as weddings, and special birthdays.

A further five charming cottages – all private, self-catered and distinctive in character – are also available to rent within the grounds. Aldourie Cottages can sleep between two and six guests and have recently been restored to a luxury standard.

As an organisation, Aldourie is dedicated to the rehabilitation of some of Scotland’s most precious landscapes. By staying at Aldourie, guests are contributing towards Wildland’s 200-year vision to protect the essential nature and rewilding of the Scottish Highlands.

We say...

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.

You say...

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!

 

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Accommodation

A series of thoughtfully curated spaces have been designed for hosting bespoke events and special occasions with the help of renowned architect Ptolmey Dean.

Sleeping up to 24 guests, with 12 fittingly handsome suites, each boasting expansive views of Loch Ness or the rambling gardens, Aldourie evokes a unique sense of atmosphere that makes one feel instantly at home.

The Great Hall, Billiards Room, Library, and Dining Room, elude a relaxed grandeur with unsurpassed beauty, that invite guests to celebrate as formally or as informally as they wish.

Aldourie Castle sleeps 24 guests with additional accommodation available in the Estate Cottages.

The Boathouse, a vast structure, with a whimsical hull-shaped roof, makes an inviting spot for sundowners on the Loch. A truly unique location for dining, recreation and relaxation…

The Steadings, with stunning rustic interiors and romantic courtyard create a magical setting for events, such as weddings, and special birthdays.

Sporting

Salmon and trout fishing and Stalking may be available by arrangement.

 

Activities

Aldourie is your base for exploring the vast Scottish Highlands and enjoying a varied selection of fantastic onsite activities.

Explore and enjoy the Estate’s large and impressive grounds and picturesque parkland, old kitchen garden, family burial ground, enchanting woodland and Loch Ness shoreline, including The Boathouse.

Take pleasure in a personal tour of the idyllic Aldourie gardens, your Estate guide will reveal normally unnoticed secrets of the land, flowers and plants. A short stroll from the castle the walled garden, produces fruit and herbs for the castle kitchen, whilst the cutting garden produces an extensive array of flowers which are imaginatively put to use to decorate the interiors. Learn also how the Estate are working with nature to conserve the Scottish Highlands.

For those who seek a bespoke experience, Aldourie can arrange for any type of individual activity, from a behind-the-scenes whisky tasting to lively Highland games. On site archery, axe throwing, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, Highland Games, guided walking/cycling are all possible. On Loch Ness, a Rib boat tour, canoeing or a simple, invigorating dip!

The Boathouse is a wonderfully unique space for meditation and yoga – the terrace offers a spectacular view along the water …..

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.

  • Clay Shooting
  • Archery/Axe throwing
  • SUP/Canoeing on the loch
  • Yoga
  • Highland Games
  • Rib boat tours
  • Guided walks
  • Guided biking
  • Falconry display
  • Garden Tour

Aldourie also have some electric bikes for guests to use to explore the estate.

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Testimonials

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


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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