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Sleeps - 12
Region - Angus & Fife
Activities Golf · Mountain biking · Riding · Walking / Hiking
Features Dogs Allowed · Self-Catered
Rental From £4,250 per week
Rich in history, originally built in 1560 and subsequently partially destroyed in 1640 by the Duke of Argyll, Forter has been painstakingly and sympathetically rebuilt and exquisitely renovated to modern comforts by its current owner, International interior designer Katharine Pooley. Set over five floors there are six bedrooms sleeping twelve comfortably, all boasting luxurious comfort whilst not compromising on the castles original character. The Great Hall is dominated by the wonderful vast log fire and exquisite hand painted ceiling and is a perfect setting for a celebratory dinner for sixteen (or buffet for twenty six), business venue or an intimate wedding, which is complimented by the small and unique chapel on the ground floor. Local chef John Ramsey can be booked to prepare fabulous 3 or 4 course meals accompanied by beautiful wine. In addition he can also provide full catering during your stay.
Forter Castle in Glen Isla is exquisitely positioned and set against a stunning backdrop of rugged Perthshire countryside. Ideal as a sumptuous bolt-hole for total relaxation or alternatively, for those wishing to participate in all the area has on offer. It is a convenient base for a wide range of sporting activities. World famous golf courses such as St Andrews, Gleneagles and Rosemount are all close by. Well renowned rivers for salmon and trout fishing are on the doorstep, namely the River Tay. River Isla and the River South Esk. Pheasant, partridge, grouse and stag shooting can all be organised nearby by arrangement. Glenshee is easily accessible for those wishing to participate in winter skiing and snowboarding. Forter is also situated at the base of the Cataran Walking trail.
In addition to the 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms, The Garret provides four extra single beds enabling occupancy for up to 4 children (aged under 12 years). It is the perfect hideaway at the top of the castle and especially loved by the younger visitors to Forter.
Located forty minutes from Dundee Airport, where there are daily flights from London City. Edinburgh Airport is a ninety-minute drive away.
Forter Castle is steeped in history and offers extremely comfortable accommodation for up to twelve guests. It is ideal for a special occasion, an intimate wedding or a family gathering.
Thanks you for a wonderful experience on our most special of days. May the “keep” stand for another 1000 years. Warm regards Mick Hucknell
The castle proved to be the perfect venue set in the most fabulous location and it was the perfect setting for our wedding. ….It was an unforgettable experience and it was everything we had ever dreamed of and more. Steven & Alice.
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The accommodation at Forter occupies five floors, each reached by a stone spiral staircase. The castle sleeps twelve comfortably; there are three four poster beds, two doubles and one further room with the option of being a double or twin. Each room has its own character and atmosphere and the new addition of storage heaters means that your evenings will be both toasty and relaxing. It has recently been refurbished, boasting a kitchen full of modern conveniences, including catering oven.
The magnificent great hall has comfortable seating for up to 18 and can accommodate up to 26 for dinner. The vast log fire and painted ceiling makes these unique surroundings perfect for any special occasion.
A small chapel is available for an intimate wedding or christening by arrangement.
Accommodation comprises Six bedrooms. Hall. Small chapel. Spacious and well equipped Chalon kitchen. Breakfast room. Cloakroom/W.C.
First floor: Great hall/sitting/dining room with open fire in inglenook and rugs on heated flagstone floor. Split floor (11 steps from First floor): Double bedroom with four poster bed
Second floor: Double bedroom with four poster bed and screened area with free standing antique bath, wash basin and W.C.
Third floor: King Size Double bedroom with 5′ four poster bed.
Fourth floor: 2 Double bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room with W.C. Family bathroom with shower over bath.
Fifth floor: Twin bedded room with zip and link beds (double by arr).
The Garret: Provides four extra single beds for children. It is the perfect hideaway at the top of the castle and especially loved by the younger visitors to Forter.
Please note that, for insurance purposes, the maximum adults allowed to stay is 12, plus up to 4 children aged under 12 years.
Features & Facilities • Linen (duvets) and towels inc • Elec, convector heaters and gas underfloor heating, Logs included, •TV for DVD’s only •Extensive DVD and CD library • Music system, • Payphone, • Microwave, • Dishwasher • F/freezer • Auto wm • T/dryer • Highchair • Cotbed •Hairdryers • Parking • Garden and grounds of 3 acres • Terrace with furniture • Private weddings and catering in the Great Hall for receptions (max 25 persons) by arr • 4 mountain bikes available foc • Baby sitting by arr • Unsuitable for the infirm • Pets – 4 well behaved dogs max. All linen is included in the rental.
The Castle will be prepared for your arrival, however any further housekeeping services are extra and should be by arrangement with the housekeeper directly and ahead of your arrival.
The Perthshire countryside provides some great opportunities for walking amidst stunning scenery. It is a good area for birdwatching, and sporting activities such as trout and salmon fishing and stalking can all be arranged locally.
There are a number of golf courses locally including the Championship courses of Carnoustie and Gleneagles within an hours drive.
Horse riding can be arranged locally, and in season there is skiing at nearby Glenshee. The property also has four mountain bikes for guests’ use.
The property is excellently placed to visit the historic houses of Glamis, Balmoral, Blair Atholl and Scone Palace.
Thanks you for a wonderful experience on our most special of days. May the “keep” stand for another 1000 years. Warm Regards Mick Hucknell
The castle proved to be the perfect venue set in the most fabulous location and it was the perfect setting for our wedding. ….It was an unforgettable experience and it was everything we had ever dreamed of and more. Steven & Alice
Steven and Alice
Dear Margaret, This is just to thank you for all your help in renting Forter Castle for Kathleen and Gordon's wedding. We had a wonderful time. Just being there was a unique experience. We loved it. We were very grateful for your advice and help along the way. With Kind Regards Helen Standen
Mrs H Standen, Edinburgh, Scotland
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