Being single storey, Steading Cottage is ideal for those who are less mobile. Gentle walks can be found round the castle’s kitchen garden, or venture further into the waymarked woodland paths. An open fire will be ready and waiting to be lit when you get back.
This cottage sleeps 4 guests, with accommodation comprising:
For larger groups, nearby North Mains Cottage also sleeps 4.
This fairytale castle, a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, has stood for almost four centuries against a backdrop of rolling hills. The great tower still looks just as it did when completed in 1626. Inside is a fine collection of family portraits and original furniture.
Waymarked walks lead through the surrounding 90 acres of parkland. Look out for swallows, fieldfares and redwings.
Craigievar Castle lies between the rivers Dee and Don, a 40-minute drive from the city of Aberdeen. Alford is the nearest town with a butchers, a bakers, pubs and restaurants. Most of the area is agricultural, and wildlife is abundant. Red squirrels and roe deer are a common sight in the woods, the elusive wildcat is present but rarely seen, and ospreys can even sometimes be seen fishing in the nearby rivers.
This holiday accommodation is available for winter and festive breaks. However, the access road to the castle may become impassable in heavy snow. Although this happens infrequently, in the event of this curtailing your holiday we will refund any days of the holiday that were not used.
Craigievar Castle is 6 miles S of Alford, 15 miles N of Banchory and 26 miles W of Aberdeen.