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Dalnaglar CastleGlenshee, Perthshire
Sleeps: 20

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Dalnaglar CastleGlenshee, Perthshire

Sleeps - 20

Region - Angus & Fife

Sporting
Mixed sporting · Personal ghillie · Salmon Fishing · Shooting · Stalking · Trout Fishing

Activities
Boats · Walking / Hiking

Facilities
Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Self-Catered

Rental
From £6,300 per week

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Dalnaglar CastleGlenshee, Perthshire

Sleeps - 20

Region - Angus & Fife

Sporting
Mixed sporting · Personal ghillie · Salmon Fishing · Shooting · Stalking · Trout Fishing

Activities
Boats · Walking / Hiking

Facilities
Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Self-Catered

Rental
From £6,300 per week

Dalnaglar Castle is set upon a naturally elevated site in the heart of Glenshee, which translates as ‘The Valley of Peace’ and is known locally as ‘the fairy glen’. Originally an 18th century hunting lodge, Dalnaglar Castle was commissioned by Lord Clyde, Queen Victoria’s banker, and designed by Her Majesty’s architect from Balmoral.

The Castle is a wonderful location for large groups, as well as a superb venue for short breaks, anniversaries, family birthdays and reunions. Situated in a tranquil and peaceful glen, it is also a great location for business meetings and retreats.

Dalnaglar has eight en suite double/twin rooms, plus two rooms with a shared bathroom. Each room is individually designed and has a character all its own. Public rooms include a comfortable sitting room, well stocked library, elegant dining room over-looking the garden and a reception room, all with their own fireplaces. Guests have exclusive use of the castle and grounds.

The estate is situated on the banks of the River Shee and has a beat just under a mile offering excellent salmon and trout fishing. There is also trout fishing on our private Loch. A ghillie is available upon request.

Driven or walked up days, and duck flighting can be arranged. Red deer and roe deer stalking can be arranged on nearby estates.

For the outdoor enthusiast there is clay pigeon shooting on the estate, hill walking to experience the breathtaking scenery. Quad and mountain biking, falconry and pony trecking can be arranged locally.  There are also a couple of paddle boards for guest’s use on the loch. The local distillery, Persie, can also offer tutored gin tastings!

For the golfer there are over 100 golf courses in the surrounding area, including Gleneagles, Carnoustie, St Andrews and Rosemount.

Set amidst the atmospheric Scottish Highlands, Dalnaglar Castle provides the perfect escape from the strains of everyday life.

Should you require additional accommodation, Dalnaglar have 5 cottages available to rent bringing the total accommodation capacity up to 44 guests. Perfect for extended friend or family gatherings or corporate team building events.

2021 Rates
Low Season (Jan, Feb, March, November, December – excluding Festive Season) £6,000
Mid Season (Easter, April, May, June, September) £6,800
Peak Season (July, August, Late May Bank Holiday and October Half Term) £7,500
Christmas and New Year 2021 = £9,800

2022 Rates
Low Season (Jan, Feb, March, November, December – excluding Festive Season) £6,300
Mid Season (Easter, April, May, June, September) £7,200
Peak Season (July, August, Late May Bank Holiday and October Half Term) £7,900
Christmas and New Year 2021 = £10,300

Short breaks available upon request in Low and Mid Season. Please speak to us for a special rate.

Rates includes fishing for 2 rods on the River Shee for brown trout and salmon.
Unlimited fishing on estate lochs.

Please note daily housekeeping is not provided. If required this can be provided at an additional charge and by prior arrangement.
We can also provide you with contact details for suitable chefs / cooks.
Separate staff accommodation available.

We say...

Dalnaglar is situated in Highland Perthshire and offers a wealth of activities in the area, including skiing at Glenshee, numerous golf courses nearby, salmon fishing and shooting and provides very comfortable accommodation for up to 20 guests.

Accommodation

Dalnaglar Castle has been refurbished to give the complete combination of 21st century facilities and conveniences, including computerised heating and plumbing, while retaining the character of a spacious stately home.

The castle has 10 well-appointed bedrooms for 20 guests.

Bedroom Configuration
Four double en-suite bedrooms (one four-poster)
Four twin ensuite/private facilities bedrooms
Two twin bedrooms with shared bathroom.

Public rooms include a drawing room, library, dining room seating 20, breakfast room.

Cottages
Tower Cottage – 4 (1 double and 1 twin – 2 bathrooms)
Keepers Cottage – 6 (with 2 bathrooms). Hot tub and decking
Dalnaglar Cottage – sleeps 5 – only has one bathroom
Easter Cottage – 5 – (2 twins, plus a single – 2 en suite bathrooms)
Wester Cottage – 4 – 1 twin and 1 double with en suites
All cottages have Sky Sports and Sky Movies and Wifi

£1,000 for each cottage per week rented in conjunction with the Castle
Keepers Cottage is £1,200 per week.

Sporting

Fishing
There is salmon fishing for just under a mile on the Dalnaglar beat of the River Shee, which is a tributary of the Tay, and borders part of the Estate. The season runs from mid January until the beginning of October. Salmon fishing rods are available to hire for use on and off the Estate.

Brown trout are plentiful in the scenic estate loch which is surrounded by enormous Douglas Spruce. Some very big fish have been caught and the loch has not been fished heavily for a number of years. You are welcome to fish with or without the boat. Ghillie is available to assist. Rods and flies can be hired from the Estate.

Stalking
Red Stags are available in September. Roe Buck stalking is available from April until October.

Driven and Walked-up Shooting
There are several extremely high quality and welcoming shoots offering all types of driven and walked up game surrounding the Estate, including Grouse, partridge, pheasant and duck. As always, we are happy to arrange this for you, or alternatively can help suggest and put you in contact with the relevant people.

Hawks
We are able to offer Harris Hawks and Red Tailed Hawks which clients can fly to rabbits in Dalnaglar Castle parkland. In addition, we can offer the opportunity to see and handle Owls, Kestrels etc. An amazing opportunity to try something new or improve on skills you may already have.

Activities

The experienced staff at Dalnaglar are happy to organise any addition you may need, such as transport for tours of local places of interest or live local entertainment, including a piper, whisky tasting, guided walks or a story teller, etc. at cost price. Please contact us for an exact price for your requirements.

Situated in one of Scotland’s most rugged and spectacularly beautiful glens, Dalnaglar Castle lies above the flat water meadows of Shee Water, which meanders down the wooded vale. No matter which direction you choose to travel in to Dalnaglar, you will find some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery.

The Glen provides one of the main routes through the lower Grampians. To the south, just 30 miles away, is the beautiful and historic city of Perth. Also within easy reach, Edinburgh is a mere two hours. To the west are Pitlochry and The House of Bruar – known as ‘the Harrods of Scotland’ – and Balmoral lies to the north. Indeed, Dalnaglar is ideally situated for visits to many other famous Castles and historic sites.

The Estate is 8 miles from the Spittal of Glenshee ski resort, and within easy reach of fabulous sightseeing and a multitude of other activities.

Golf
Local courses are: Braemar (the highest course in Scotland, and possibly one of the most breathtaking, with the Cairngorm Mountains rising up each side of the course), also the Championship course at Rosemount and Blairgowrie, or the smart professional course at Glenisla. In total there are over 100 golf courses in the surrounding area including Gleneagles (90 minutes) and St. Andrews. We are happy to make any arrangements you may need for your golfing needs.

Don’t forget, Dalnaglar isn’t just for those in pursuit of sport, but also for anyone who wishes to explore the wonders of rural Scotland and relax in exquisite surroundings, away from the strains of every day life.

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