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The Great Hall, Dollarbeg Castle

Scotland / Dollarbeg, Clackmannanshire
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Full description
Stay in the stylishly converted, former Great Hall of a 19th century baronial landmark, close to Edinburgh and boasting spectacular views of the Ochil Hills.

One of the last Gothic baronial style buildings of its kind to be built, the imposing Dollarbeg Castle dates back to the 19th century, surrounded by three acres of immaculate gardens, and the picturesque woodland central Scotland is known for.

The vast, magnificent Great Hall was once used for dancing and socialising back in the 1930s, before serving as a base for RAF radar control during the Second World War.  

These days, you'll find it stylishly transformed into a sumptuous apartment for four guests, boasting grand, vaulted ceilings, and picture windows that showcase panoramic views of the stunning Ochil Hills.

You'll feel like royal guests, as you scan your elegant surroundings, noting their beautiful blend of vintage-style furnishings and accessories with high-end 21st century facilities.

The impossibly spacious Great Hall itself is on the first floor, complete with sociable, open plan spaces for cooking, dining, and lounging in regal comfort. Here, deep, embroidered sofas and gilded mirrors add historic drama, while polished oak floors, ceiling spotlights, and modern kitchen appliances bring contemporary style.

Relax with one of the many books, jigsaws and games you'll find generously provided, or switch on the 55" UHD Smart TV, and watch a Netflix movie together instead.  

Head back downstairs to stake your claim on your favourite of two luxurious bedrooms. The kingsize master features an en-suite bathroom and its very own dressing room (ideal if you've packed your ceremonial robes!)

Meanwhile, the second double has easy access to a private bathroom...so there'll be no queueing for morning freshen-ups.

Sit with your first coffee of the day, watching the sun rising over the hills, then it's on to planning the day ahead over a hearty home-cooked breakfast!

Your superb location in the heart of Scotland means you won't have the chance to get bored, as there's so much to see and do in the local area. You can also simply jump in the car to reach the centres of Edinburgh or Glasgow within an hour.

If it's iconic scenery you're after, pay a visit to the mesmerising Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park... just don't forget your camera. Ochil Hills Woodland Park, with its wondrous array of woodland walking routes, is well worth a few moments of your time, too.

Not forgetting that favourite national pastime, golf. The world-class courses of Gleneagles and St. Andrews are within temptingly easy reach, for those who fancy spoiling a good walk.

Wear your souls (and your soles!) out in the local area, before heading back to reward yourselves with a sunset tipple, and another wonderful evening at your holiday castle.

Things to note


2-night minimum stay (5 nights at Christmas/New Year). Check in from 4pm, check out by 10am. Pets are not permitted.

Tried and tested

"Covid restrictions changed our original holiday plans so we booked at the last minute to stay at The Great Hall to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary - what a great choice we made! The apartment is fabulous and in a brilliant location with St. Andrews and Loch Lomond only an hour away. A visit to the butchers in Dollar plus the local farm shop stocked us up with food to cook in the fabulous kitchen, with the excess walked off up Dollar Glen & Castle Campbell. It was such a relaxing week in The Great Hall, hopefully we will return in the future."
 
"We couldn't have chosen a more perfect location to spend our honeymoon! Everything about The Great Hall exceeded our expectations; just fantastic! We enjoyed trips out to St. Andrews, Blair Castle (where we got engaged) and Stirling. We will certainly be recommending The Great Hall to family & friends and hope to return ourselves very soon!"
 
"Perfect stay for relaxation and recharging of batteries; ideal for walking and cycling. Fantastic kitchen facilities - everything a chef would need! The welcome hamper was delightful and the cleanliness excellent. One of the top self-catering places we have stayed in, across the world. Will highly recommend to all."

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The basics

The basics


Region: Dollarbeg, Clackmannanshire
Cost (from): £129 per night
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1721

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Facilities

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Luxury castle apartment, sleeps 4 guests.  Private entrance hall leads to two ground-floor bedrooms with hairdryers, bedside lamps and full-length mirrors, kingsize master with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, double with access to a private bathroom.  Upstairs to family bathroom and large open plan living/kitchen/dining space with sofas, 55" UHD Smart TV with satellite, Netflix, Apple TV and NOW TV, soundbar with Bluetooth, selection of books, jigsaws and games, dining table with 6 chairs, plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, cutlery, kitchen with washer/dryer, dishwasher, double electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer with ice trays, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, baking equipment, condiments.  Broadband, linen and towels, iron/ironing board, umbrellas and walking sticks provided.  Outdoor table and chairs, private parking for 4 cars.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature watching, National Parks, shops, pubs, restaurants, local activities, historic sites

At a glance

At a glance

  • A stylish apartment for up to 4 guests, magnificently converted from the Great Hall of the 19th century Dollarbeg Castle in central Scotland.
  • Less than an hour's drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, the castle is surrounded by three acres of gardens and woodland, with mesmerising views out to the Ochil Hills.
  • There are two ground-floor bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The kingsize master also features its own dressing room.
  • The vast Grand Hall itself offers relaxed, open plan spaces for living, dining and cooking, with modern appliances and entertainment.
  • There is plenty to see and do in the local area, with National Parks and world-famous golf courses in easy reach.
Tried and tested

"Covid restrictions changed our original holiday plans so we booked at the last minute to stay at The Great Hall to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary - what a great choice we made! The apartment is fabulous and in a brilliant location with St. Andrews and Loch Lomond only an hour away. A visit to the butchers in Dollar plus the local farm shop stocked us up with food to cook in the fabulous kitchen, with the excess walked off up Dollar Glen & Castle Campbell. It was such a relaxing week in The Great Hall, hopefully we will return in the future."
 
"We couldn't have chosen a more perfect location to spend our honeymoon! Everything about The Great Hall exceeded our expectations; just fantastic! We enjoyed trips out to St. Andrews, Blair Castle (where we got engaged) and Stirling. We will certainly be recommending The Great Hall to family & friends and hope to return ourselves very soon!"
 
"Perfect stay for relaxation and recharging of batteries; ideal for walking and cycling. Fantastic kitchen facilities - everything a chef would need! The welcome hamper was delightful and the cleanliness excellent. One of the top self-catering places we have stayed in, across the world. Will highly recommend to all."

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