FIinavon Castle, Angus
FIinavon Castle, Angus near Forfar
Size: 3 bedrooms
Floor: (no elevator)
Amenities: TV, Private terrace, Lush gardens, Fully equipped kitchen, Complimentary Departure Cleaning Included
A wooded drive winds to a yard surrounded by grass and flowering shrubs. Stately redwoods as old as the castle itself stand guard. The smooth stone walkway echoes with footsteps a hundred years old. They guide you to Flat Number 7 at Finavon Castle.
This beautifully appointed corner flat provides the feeling of being at home for up to six people, with privacy and a gorgeous view. From the spacious modern kitchen you can gaze up a graceful hill toward the ruins of an Iron Age Pictish fort. Walk from the combined living/dining room through French doors to a small terrace. A large private yard is edged with a beautiful flower garden. Beyond is a common lawn and picnic area, shared with the permanent residents of the six other flats in this large castle.
Finavon Castle was built in 1856 near the small city of Forfar in Angus. Nearby woods hold ruins of the original 14th century castle -- stronghold of the Earls of Crawford. The history of this land is held in the peaceful glens and ancient stones that are within easy walking and driving distance. A beautiful Scotland holiday awaits you at Finavon.
Beds and Baths: Sleeps six comfortably in one king bedroom, one double bedroom and one twin. Full bath with tub and hand-held shower upstairs, full bath downstairs with shower.
Living Space: Very comfortably furnished living room, with dining table at one end.
Outdoors: French doors lead from the living room to a private terrace and large yard, with grassy common area beyond. Lovely flower gardens, woodland walks to ruins and ancient stones.
Essentials: Beautifully appointed modern kitchen with gas cooktop, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave. Washing machine and dryer in adjacent laundry room. Central heating.
Details: Children over age eight are welcome. Property is not handicapped-accessible. Smoking not permitted. Phone available for making local calls and receiving long-distance calls.
Supermarkets, bakeries, small shops and restaurants six miles away in the town of Forfar.
The golf courses at St. Andrews and Gleneagles are within an hour's drive. Carnoustie is 35 minutes away. Letham Grange, another excellent course, is 30 minutes away.
Spectacular castles nearby include Glamis, birthplace of the Queen Mother and the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth; Dunnottar, situated dramatically on the coast; and Edzell, an impressive 16th century ruin with a unique walled garden.
Sea trout and salmon fishing can be arranged on the River South Esk, which runs through the castle grounds.
Braemar and Royal Deeside are a lovely day trip with superb scenery.
Edinburgh, with its many historic sights, museums and restaurants, is 1-1/2 hours away.
Beautiful walking and hiking in and around Finavon. Excellent hiking in the Cairngorm mountains to the north, or in several beautiful glens within half an hour's drive.
Edinburgh, its airport and train station are 1-1/2 hours.
Glasgow, its airport and train station are 2-1/2 hours.
The nearest train station is 30 minutes away in Dundee.
Rates include gas and electricity, all linen, cleaning service after departure, and heat (when necessary).
Security deposit required.
Note: Rentals begin on Saturday after 4:00 p.m., unless prior arrangements have been made for an earlier arrival.