2 Bedroom Former Castle Gate House in the Queen Elizabeth Forest, Aberfoyle, Stirling, Scotland
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Set within the atmospheric Queen Elizabeth Forest near Aberfoyle, Duchray Castle is a magnificent gothic property, and in its grounds you will find this converted Victorian gate house. What better setting for a memorable holiday?
Historic Duchray Castle (once linked with the infamous Rob Roy) is a place of huge character and elegance, and at its gateway you will find Duchray Lodge, a beautifully converted house offering cosy accommodation and access to a wonderful estate. Whether you want to snuggle up in front of a fire or get out and about for some classic outdoor pursuits, this is a glorious setting for a Scottish holiday.
There’s plenty to do on the estate itself, or further afield you can play golf at the 18-hole course in Aberfoyle, go fishing at the Lake of Menteith fishery, bike along National Cycle Route 7 and go horse riding. Red squirrel, deer and a huge variety of birds are frequently seen on the Castle estate and our location in the heart of the forest means that miles of forest track are just outside our gates for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to enjoy. The tourist attractions of the Loch Lomond and Stirlingshire areas are easily accessible and the lack of light pollution allows superb opportunities for star gazing on clear nights.
We are just a 1 hour drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports or there is a bus from Stirling to Aberfoyle which runs Monday - Saturday and takes just less than an hour. If you’re coming by car, Aberfoyle can be reached along the A81 from the south (Glasgow) or the A873 from the east (Stirling). See the website for detailed driving directions. There are two taxi companies based in Aberfoyle - both do airport transfers as well as local journeys.
Edinburgh or Glasgow, 1 hour
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Several in the local area
The Lodge was completely renovated in 2016 and now has two bedrooms (a double and a triple), a newly fitted kitchen and bathroom and a lounge with a log burner, armchairs and a dining table.
There are 90 acres of formal gardens, woodland and fields for guests to enjoy. On the estate you can walk, cycle, fish and horse riding or try falconry, clay pigeon shooting and yoga.
Also on site is the main castle, which sleeps 8, and the West Wing, which sleeps 4, so groups of up to 19 can be comfortably accommodated. Duchray Castle is a wonderful wedding and events venue, with space to accommodate 50 for a seated meal. The castle and its grounds are available to hire for filming and photo shoots and for meetings and corporate team building/away days. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Special meals and party nights can be arranged.
Conditions of Rental
To confirm and secure your booking a non-refundable deposit is required. The remainder of the amount is due at least one month prior to your arrival. Sorry we can not accommodate dogs in The Castle. Minimum stay is 3 nights.