A royal-style country manor for group breaks that demand something extra-special, set within a 400-acre Scottish castle estate that forms the ‘Gateway to the Glen'.
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Inviting your favourite people to join you for a break at a Scottish country estate is sure to make you feel like royalty before you’ve even arrived.

Happily, Fettercairn Stables and Estate more than meets such grand expectations!

A luxuriously converted stable with its very own courtyard and water feature, the sumptuous retreat is set within the 400-acre Fasque Castle Estate by the ancient village of Fettercairn… where you’ll discover a Royal Arch that commemorates Queen Victoria’s preferred route to Balmoral.

Sleeping up to twelve guests and their two well-behaved dogs, there’s plenty to keep everybody both enthralled and occupied. Even the lobby boasts magnificent views over the courtyard, while big and little kids alike will love the fun games room, complete with board games and a console!

Oh, and if you think you’ve spotted the huge, gleaming kitchen somewhere before, you could be right, since it was once featured on The Great Food Guys TV show. With two islands, an electric AGA, and sparkly glamorous worktops, be warned: there could be heated arguments about who gets to cook.

Enjoy those celebratory banquets in the formal dining room, or if the sun’s out, head to the patio for an informal barbecue instead. The estate is known for its wildlife, so you may catch a glimpse of a soaring eagle, or a cheeky red squirrel! Keep an eye out for the resident peacock who roams the grounds, too.

(Oh – and banquet-wise, feel free to indulge as much as you like… safe in the knowledge that the ground-floor gym will help you work off all those calories later on!)

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At a glance

  • A luxuriously converted stable with its own courtyard, set within the 400-acre Fasque Castle Estate in Aberdeenshire, conveniently close to attractions including the Cairngorms and the coast.
  • The stable sleeps up to 12 guests and 2 well-behaved dogs, with kennels at the entrance.
  • Features include a games room, a gallery snug/library, and a well-equipped ground-floor gym to help you work off those calories from banquets in the formal dining room!
  • There are six bedrooms to choose from, including 4 superking rooms and 1 family room with 2 double beds on the first floor, and a romantic kingsize four-poster room on the ground floor.
  • Enjoy the sunset on your furnished patio… perhaps saying hello to the resident peacock as he roams the estate grounds!
  • There are many attractions in the local area, including nature reserves, castles, and distillery tours.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups


Converted stable, sleeps 12 guests.  Kennels for 2 dogs at entrance, into lobby with storage space.  Snug/games room with seating, board games, TV, console.  Gym with cross trainer, weight bench and weights.  Hallway to open plan kitchen/lounge with wood-burner, Smart TV, Sonos music system and sound bar, kitchen with 2 islands, electric AGA, electric hob and oven, espresso machine, dishwasher, wine cooler, American-style fridge/freezer.  Formal dining room with table and chairs for 10, small lounge area with seating.  Separate ground floor WC.  King-size four-poster bedroom with en-suite bath, shower and WC.  First floor gallery-style library/snug overlooking the kitchen area, utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.  5 en-suite bedrooms: 4 superking, 1 family room with 2 double beds.  Outside: private courtyard with water feature, furnished patio with barbecue.  Private parking for up to 5 cars, electric car charging point.  Wi-Fi and logs included.

Local Activities

Mountain walks, beaches, wildlife watching, historic sites, distillery tours, shopping, nature reserves, castles

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The first floor is home to a gallery-style library and snug, which is ideal for anyone who fancies some private reading time before bed… which is not far away, as the first floor also boasts five gorgeous, individually styled sleeping spaces.

If you’re quick, you can stake your claim on the magnificent superking master room, with its glamorous mahogany roll-top bath at the foot of the bed! The second superking features a gilded bed frame and a glorious ensuite with a free-standing bath, while the third en-suite room – with two double beds – is ideal for families.

In fact, with each room bursting with style and personality, no-one has to miss out on any grandeur as they rest their heads for a dreamy night’s sleep.

What to do when you wake up? Amble into the village, book a distillery tour, or perhaps set out on an invigorating mountain walk – the choice is yours! You could also visit the local nature reserve at Montrose, or take in the magnificent Dunnottar Castle, which inspired the Disney film, Brave.

Whatever you choose, you’re sure to feel that just one royal visit to Fettercairn Stables and Estate won’t be enough… so get those thinking caps on, and come up with another excuse to celebrate, soon!

Things to note

There is a small additional charge for each dog accompanying you on your holiday.

Where you'll be staying

Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire

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