Historic accommodation, set in tranquil location
Delgatie Castle sits peacefully amid fields and forests, on a large country estate. It has a long and chequered history, dating back from 1050 and was once home to the late Captain Hay - a feudal baron. Now open to the public, the castle provides a wealth of interest for visitors, plus the opportunity to sample delicious home baking in the cosy tea room. The properties on offer here have been tastefully renovated and refurbished to provide spacious, modern holiday accommodation; which still retains much individual character. Ashwood and Elmwood are two of the four cottages, which form The Coach House; whilst the elegant Symbister Suite, located in the north wing of the castle, has, as you would expect, all the style and ambience of a real stately home - master bedroom. The ground floor of Elmwood (B4272) has been adapted for guests with disabilities, and also has a classification for unassisted wheelchair access. Turriff (3 miles) is home to a host of activities and interests. River fishing, with brown trout and salmon both available at cost. You can play golf on any of the several 18-hole courses in the area, or enjoy some time on a boating lake or even a putting green. Alternatively, play tennis, bowls, or go riding or shooting. Try the indoor sports and swimming pool complex. Nearby there are stately homes and castles to explore, museums and heritage centres, picturesque coastal villages, nature reserves and colourful parks, as well as famous distilleries. Advance grocery service available on request.
All properties: Heating, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair on request. Video. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. Shared enclosed lawned area. Shared use of estate grounds. Ample parking. Visit Scotland 3 Star. NB: Pond in grounds.
All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with vaulted ceiling. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room. Separate toilet.
Private garden area. No smoking. NB: There is a small, unfenced pool in the garden, 100 yards away.
Customer Reviews of Symbister Suite, Delgatie Castle - Sleeps 5
1st comment: This castle was beautiful, friendly and welcoming. The ponies were delightful. It suited 3 generations of our family and all were happy with the things available. The home baking left on our arrival was simply delicious. The best 18th birthday place were could have chosen to celebrate. March 2012.
2nd comment: If you like the great out doors and accommodation with loads of character, atmosphere and an amazing history and wonderful hosts, you won’t find better. Feb 2012.
3rd comment: Dalgatie Castle is a great location and the staff at the castle are really friendly and helpful. There is a good woodland walk detailed on a map in the car park. Wonderful location for a relaxing break. Feb 2012.
4th comment: If you want to feel ever so special then this is the place for you. I can’t explain why it makes you feel this way, it just does. Sept 2011.
5th comment: Loved staying at Delgatey. Something a bit different. The beds in all the bedrooms are really comfy and the master bedroom in the Symbister Suite that we stayed in was amazing. Would definitely return. March 2011.
6th comment: Loved the four poster bed! Very comfortable. Oct 2010.
7th comment: One of the best places I’ve ever stayed in. July 2010.
8th comment: Clean, very friendly owner, beautiful surroundings. July 2010.
9th comment: Very atmospheric with original stonework and windows. Wonderful master bedroom with 4 poster bed. Lots of nooks and crannies. Stunning views. Beautiful grounds with lots of wildlife to see. Oct 2009.
10th comment: Caretaker extremely helpful, accommodation absolutely beautiful. Hoping to return in near future. Will definitely recommend to others. Feb 2009.