As guests in the Urquhart family home, you will have your choice of room, each beautifully decorated with period furniture including original four-poster beds.
You will have the castle and grounds to yourselves, though we are on hand should you need anything (see catering & services below). The castle sleeps 10 and each of the five bedrooms has its own bathroom. Cots are available upon request.
Photographs of some of our rooms are available below – Fraser Room, Kings Room (currently unavailable), Blue Room, The Old Nursery, White Room and Holly Room. See also Reception Rooms, Kitchen and Bathrooms.
A short walk through the woods brings you to the Craigston North Lodge, also available for self-catering stays, see North Lodge for more.
In the evening you can sit by a roaring log fire in the drawing room and enjoy a good whisky from one of the many local distilleries.
The castle has a fully equipped traditional kitchen, with modern appliances for self catering. Meals can be eaten in the kitchen in the dining room or in the Colonial Room.
Your hosts can help you choose from the best local produce: game, lamb and Highland beef; fish from nearby Macduff; and seasonal, organic vegetables from our neighbour.
Complimentary wifi is provided.
We hired Craigston Castle for a long weekend with a group of seven ladies and had an absolutely wonderful time from start to finish. Everything was just perfect. From Betta’s warm and attentive hospitality, to the incredible rooms and very comfortable bathrooms, to the fully equipped kitchen, to the endless activities that we spent our days exploring. We tasted whiskies, visited a great nearby distillery, lounged about in front of the fire and had lots of delicious dinners. I couldn’t recommend Craigston more, we’re already planning to go back again soon! I love Craigston Castle! A unique place, very fascinating and with a warm atmosphere. Beautiful furniture design, very gentle welcome, friendly family management that makes you feel at home. The castle is within a wonderful territory, wild and with a lot of nice animals: deer, sheep and cows. The surroundings are very nice, with many villages by the sea and other castles to visit. I suggest you make your next relaxing vacation there!
Notes on booking
The castle is currently let on an exclusive self catering basis for around 12 of the best weeks in the year. We can also arrange catering and other services, see below.
We welcome direct booking and recommend reserving your dates in plenty of time.
The North Lodge is available year-round.
Catering and Services
The following services are available for an extra cost but need to be booked in good time:
- Welcome hamper
- Maid service / extra cleaning
- Airport pick up / drop off
- Baby sitting service
- Local day trips
Please note there is a small burn that flows 30 yards away to one side of the castle and a pond, this small area is not suitable for unsupervised children.
Dogs Allowed: YES. Maximum of 2 only. Additional charge per booking. Restricted to ground floor only.