South Mains, an addition to the existing holiday accommodation at Craigievar Castle, opened in July 2015. Situated next to North Mains and adjacent to Steading Cottage, our three properties would make an ideal booking for a larger group booking.
2 storeys. This property sleeps 6 guests, with accommodation comprising: 2 twin bedrooms and 1 double bedroom; Sitting room; Kitchen; Bathroom.
Parking available beside the cottage.
Craigievar 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.