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Sleeps - 20
Region - Aberdeen & Grampian
Sporting Salmon Fishing
Facilities Snooker / Billiards · Wifi
Features Fully Catered
Rothes Glen, a Scottish Baronial mansion is characterised by its square central tower, four stories high on the eastern side, and the corbelled and crow stepped gables with cannon water spouts. The main entrance opens to an imposing reception hall with a fine Italian mosaic tiled floor. From the hall leads the magnificent stone staircase, with its decorative cast and wrought iron balustrade, leading to the first floor galleried landing, lit by a stained glass laylight.
The dining room has a richly decorated plaster ceiling, while the drawing room and adjoining library have fine panelled ceilings and white marble fireplaces. Off the western hallway, with Victorian tiling, is the snooker room which links to the tasting room. Beyond is the walk-in safe and whisky vault. There is a newly installed kitchen and pantry, and arranged off the inner courtyard are the stores, game larder, kennels, walk-in cold room and woodshed, and there are wood fires throughout the ground floor.
There are ten suites on the first floor which have been appointed to the highest standards of Scottish country luxury. There is high speed Wi-Fi throughout the castle, and helicopter access and private parking available. The gardens and grounds are extensive and private. The house is approached by a cherry tree lined driveway, and on the western side of the house is a formal lawn, terrace and rose garden. In the meadow are some stunning specimen trees, which leads down to the private lochan accessed by a bridge. The property is surrounded by beautiful countryside offering a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, salmon fishing, stalking and shooting.
Whisky at Rothes Glen The owner of Rothes Glen founded Scotland Magazine and Whisky Magazine, so you can expect Scottish heritage and a great whisky range throughout the house. On arrival you receive a dram of the house whisky, and each bedroom contains a decanter and set of Glencairn glasses to enjoy during your stay. There are whisky cabinets with the house collection in the ballroom and tasting room available for purchase by the dram or decanter. There is a walk-in safe in which each guest has their own personal whisky safe and 24-hour security system for complete peace of mind. With a well-stocked humidor, and no corkage charge should you wish to provide your own drinks, the house is prepared to deliver the very best whisky experience.
Should you wish to explore the many whisky experiences in the area, Rothes Glen is in the heart of the region. Unique whisky tours can be arranged including food-pairing tastings, as well as access to closed distilleries and whisky personalities; blenders, ambassadors and distillery managers.
Speyside and the Moray Firth With Elgin 3 miles to the north, steeped in history with its 13th century cathedral, it has an impressive range of shops, and the Moray Firth is nearby with sandy beaches, bird watching on the estuaries of the Spey and the Lossie, and sea fishing, dolphin watching and yachting anchorages. The Cairngorms and ski slopes of Aviemore and the Lecht are within easy reach.
Rothes Glen is situated just to the north of Rothes, in the heart of the Spey Valley. Inverness Airport is 40 miles (1 hour) to the west, and Aberdeen airport 58 miles (1 hour 15 minutes) to the east. Aviemore train station, with direct connections to Edinburgh and on to London, is 43 miles (1 hour). There is a private helicopter pad and unlimited parking with electric car charging points.
Exclusive Use Extensively refurbished during 2020 and 2021, Rothes Glen is a luxury, exclusive use castle with accommodation for 22 guests and traditional Highland hospitality. There are new fixtures and fittings throughout the house including a magnificent family kitchen with twin gas and electric cookers, dishwashers, fridges, freezers; real fires and stoves in four ground floor rooms; wi-fi in all rooms; and replumbing and rewiring of the whole property. There is a wide selection of indoor and outdoor games which can be enjoyed throughout the gardens and grounds which extend to 11 acres and include a private lochan with rowing boat, rose terrace and fountain terrace. There is a helicopter landing area in the front meadow.
The ten King Size bedrooms are all en suite, and all the large bathrooms have under floor heating, heated towel rails, showers and baths. There is an inner courtyard with table tennis and barbecue, off which are the stores, kennels, walk-in cold room, woodshed, golf, fishing and gun rooms. The dining room, drawing-room (with baby grand piano), library, ballroom (with full size snooker table) and tasting room have all been redecorated and refurnished, and their fine panelled ceilings and fireplaces all restored.
To discuss your individual requirements or particular dates please contact us.
House Tariff Exclusive Use rentals include the following:
• Private use of the whole house. • 10 King Size bedrooms and 1 Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with underfloor heating and heated towel rail. The ground floor bedroom is an accessible suite with a large sitting room. • Welcome tea or dram on arrival. • Daily full Scottish breakfast. • Daily afternoon tea. • Daily housekeeping. • Use of, golf, fishing and gun store, drying room, kennels and all outdoor amenities. • All electricity, heating and logs for fires. • Internationally renowned Rothes Glen chef available for all meals. • Rothes Glen house assistant available to plan itineraries, book activities and assist guests with any enquiries. • Personal service to purchase drinks from the house whisky collection at cost, served by the dram or in 100ml decanters. • Rothes Glen personal gifts for each suite.
2 nights £10,000 3 nights £15,000 4 nights £18,000 5 nights £20,500 6 nights £23,000 7 nights £25,000
Magnificent Scots Baronial mansion that has been given a new lease of life to provide a luxury, exclusive use experience in the heart of Speyside….the whisky country.
History Duncan Dunbar, became, during his lifetime (1849-1891), the biggest private ship-owner in the world. He left his vast wealth to his sister, Phoebe, who with her husband Edward Dunbar-Dunbar, bought the Birchfield Estate in 1870. Birchfield House suffered a devastating fire in 1891 and the Dunbar-Dunbars rebuilt the house in 1893, renaming it Glen of Rothes. They only occupied it during the summer months for shooting and entertaining while spending the winter in Forres and Kinloss.
In 1892 the young architect the Dunbar-Dunbars chose to design their grand and imposing summer villa was Charles Chree Doig, the pioneer of the iconic Chinese-style pagoda-shaped Doig ventilator and moderniser of more than fifty-six of Scotland’s leading malt whisky distilleries.
Encouraged by the arrival of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire in 1848, the country houses and castles of the Highlands of Scotland came into their own during the months of August and September. It was considered fashionable to escape from London, and so began the Scottish Season. Among those who took the sporting lease was H.H. Asquith, the statesman and, from 1908, the British Prime Minister.
During the second world war the house was requisitioned by the Army, and in 1948 the family decided to sell their home, asking for its name to be changed to Rothes Glen. It became a thriving hotel known throughout the Highlands until in 1998 it became a private home once again.
The property is surrounded by beautiful countryside offering a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, salmon fishing, stalking and shooting.
There is a wide range of activities to enjoy including:
4 x 4 safari Archery Bushcraft Canoeing Clay pigeon shooting Dolphin spotting Guided mountain biking Helicopter rides Off road driving Salmon and trout fishing Sea fishing Shooting Skiing Stalking Walking and wildlife safaris White water rafting
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