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Erchless CastleNr Beauly, Inverness-shire
Sleeps: 20

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Erchless CastleNr Beauly, Inverness-shire

Sleeps - 20

Region - Highlands & Islands

Sporting
Salmon Fishing · Stalking

Activities
Golf · Riding · Snooker/Billiards · Walking / Hiking

Facilities
Hot tub · Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Self-Catered

Rental
From £2,250 per week

Estate Details

Erchless CastleNr Beauly, Inverness-shire

Sleeps - 20

Region - Highlands & Islands

Sporting
Salmon Fishing · Stalking

Activities
Golf · Riding · Snooker/Billiards · Walking / Hiking

Facilities
Hot tub · Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Self-Catered

Rental
From £2,250 per week

Erchless Castle was the ancient home of the Chief Clan Chisholm from the Norman Conquest until 1935. The estate extends to 12,000 acres from the Upper Beauly to the top of the Phillain at 854m and offers salmon fishing over 12 miles of the River Glass, which is divided into 6 rotating beats, together with Red Deer stalking in September and October.

The castle was originally built at the beginning of the 14th century, as a classic Norman style L- shaped Keep complete with pepper pot turrets. Georgian and Victorian additions were made to give the castle the form it has today. The Victorian wing provides the main letting accommodation, with 7 large bedrooms, a large Georgian dining room and all modern facilities.

Beauty treatment packages, archery and mini highland games available upon request.

Salmon Fishing rates
Two rotating beats available. Four rods per beat Mon- Sat inclusive.
July – £50 per rod per day – £1,200 per beat
August – £60 per rod per day – £1,440 per beat
Sept/October £70 per rod per day – £1,680 per beat

There is a ghillie available at an additional charge.

Stalking for hinds / stags available.

2018 Castle rental – 14 adults + 2 children
Jan – 31 March £2,250
1 April – 30 June £2,400
1 Jul – 11 Aug £2,975
12 Aug – 27 October £3,950
28 October – 15 Dec £2,050
Christmas 21- 28 Dec £3,750
New Year £4,200

It is possible to rent two additional bedrooms in the private wing of the castle.  This would bring the total accommodation up to 20 (18 adults and 2 children). This would provide two extra double bedrooms, 1 x bathroom and 2 x additional wc’s.  The cost for this is £750 per week. Not suitable for children or the infirm as the rooms are up three floors on a spiral staircase. It does mean that guests can use the front door too.

The maximum number of guests allowed are 18 adults and 2 children.
Please speak to us for more information.

2019 Castle Rental for up to 14 adults and 2 children

January – 31 March                                         £2,250                (£2,950)
1 April – 30 June                                              £2,500               (£3,250)
1 July – 11 August                                             £2,975                  (£3,750)
12 August – 27 October                                   £3,750                 (£4,750)
28 October – 15 December                             £2,250                (£2,750)
Christmas   21- 28 Dec                                    £3,750                (£4,550)
New Year                                                            £4,200                (£4,950)

For larger groups’ two additional double bedrooms, bathroom and 2 wc’s are available to rent at an additional cost (maximum 18 adults and 2 children). These rooms are at the front of the castle on the third floor and are not suitable for children. Use of these rooms also enables guests to make use of the front door.  The cost to rent the additional rooms is indicated in brackets.

Short Breaks available upon request (not in Peak Season)

Dogs
Dogs are welcome in the utility room on the ground floor. Guests wishing to bring dogs or other animals should inform the Estate or agent at the time of booking.

We say...

For nearly 700 years Erchless Castle, of pepper pot turrets and steep gables, was home to the Clan Chisholms. Now you can savour that history when you stay in these wonderfully magical surroundings.

You say...

We’ve loved our time at Erchless Castle! What a special place and Alison and Greg are lovely and wonderful at all they do – very positive contributors to the overall experience. Alison cooked several meals for us and it was so nice to just relax, enjoy the food and only have a little clean-up to do afterwards. The “kids” (they’re all getting too old to be called that) are laughing and talking in the hot tub as I write this. They’ve had such fun and most importantly created some wonderful memories. Dowdall family, USA, June 2016

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Accommodation

The castle was originally built at the beginning of the 14th century, as a classic Norman style L- shaped Keep complete with pepper pot turrets. Georgian and Victorian additions were made to give the castle the form it has today. The Victorian wing provides the main letting accommodation, with 7 large bedrooms, a large Georgian dining room and all modern facilities.
The Castle has Sky TV.

Ground Floor:
Large ground floor utility/drying room with oil fired Aga
Washing machine and tumble dryer
Games Room – containing Billiards table and table football
Boot Room

1st Floor
Kitchen – large and well equipped, including microwave, 2 electric ovens with gas hobs, dishwasher
Breakfast room – seats 8
Dining Room
Drawing Room with open fire
Bedroom 1 (Italian Room) Double
Bedroom 2 Twin

2nd Floor
Room 3 (Tartan) Double with adjacent single bedroom
Room 4 Twin
Room 5 Super King size Four poster
Room 6 Double King size Four Poster
Attic Room (Dormitory 3 beds)
Main Rooms are equipped with hairdryers and towelling dressing gowns.
Bedding is Egyptian cotton sheets.
Toiletries by the Highland Soap company
There are a total of three bathrooms. There is one shower room and two bathrooms, one with a shower over the bath.

Private Wing
It is possible to rent two additional bedrooms in the private wing of the castle.  This would bring the total accommodation up to 20 (18 adults and 2 children). This would provide two extra double bedrooms, 1 x bathroom and 2 x additional wc’s.  The cost for this is £850 per week. Not suitable for children or the infirm as the rooms are up three floors on a spiral staircase. It does mean that guests can use the front door too.

Activities
Croquet set (in the hall!)
Mountain bikes – four adult and two childrens subject to availability
Full size Billiard table in the games room.
Hot tub (from end of May to November)
Wi Fi

Dogs
Dogs are welcome in the utility room on the ground floor. Guests wishing to bring dogs or other animals should inform the Estate or agent at the time of booking.

Sporting

Fishing

Salmon
The River Glass is a beautiful river divided into 6 beats of 4 rods each, fly only, rotating daily. Fishing runs from mid June to mid October.

Trout
There is trout fishing on the River Glass until the beginning of October, by arrangement.
Also on the Long Loch (Loch Fada) throughout the season.
There is no charge for trout fishing.

There is a ghillie available at an additional charge by prior arrangement.

Stalking
Red Deer stalking for 1 rifle available in season.

Activities

Strathglass is a wonderful area for walking and birdwatching and there are several golf courses nearby. The village also provides an excellent base if you are looking for more energetic pursuits and some of the most beautiful mountains and glens in Scotland, including the renowned Glen Affric, lie on its doorstep. Cycling is popular in the local area and the village is the finishing line for the annual Highland Cross when participants travel from the west coast to the east coast of Scotland by cycling and running.

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Testimonials

We've loved our time at Erchless Castle! What a special place and Alison and Greg are lovely and wonderful at all they do - very positive contributors to the overall experience. Alison cooked several meals for us and it was so nice to just relax, enjoy the food and only have a little clean-up to do afterwards. The "kids" (they're all getting too old to be called that) are laughing and talking in the hot tub as I write this. They've had such fun and most importantly created some wonderful memories.

Dowdall family, USA
June 2016


Erchless Castle was wonderful and the surrounding area beautiful, we felt like aristocracy whilst there and would recommend it to all our friends. Thank you so much for all your help and assistance. We will certainly contact you again for future Scottish holidays.

Mr N Seraphin, Dorset


We had a great time at the Castle, the whole family had plenty of room to spread out and we wanted for nothing, everyone was very reluctant to leave. Lisa was very kind and welcoming and while on hand if we needed her, was not at all intrusive.

Mrs Pearson, Lincoln


We had a wonderful time at Erchless and would highly recommend to other guests. The castle is charming and comfortable. Lisa is of a personable nature and although we didn’t require her I felt that she was always on hand to assist if required. George the ghillie is such a lovely man and nothing was too much trouble for him, he tried his very best to find us some fish and deer! Never the less with only one catch we still had a splendid time!

Mr & Mrs C Amos, Staffordshire


Overall we all had a thoroughly good time and we all agreed that we would definitely come back again for a repeat holiday! Thanks for all your help with arrangements - the 40th birthday week really couldn't have gone any better!

Jo McKay, Buckinghamshire


Our stay at Erchless was wonderful and far exceeded our expectations in every way. Helen could not have been more accommodating. This is a very special place and we are so happy to have been able to experience it. The descriptions do not do it justice. Many thanks. Mary

Mary Prudence, Oak Park, USA


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