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The Fortalice

Chateau with 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in Kirriemuir West, Scotland

From £4,069 per week

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Chateau to rent in Kirriemuir West, Scotland

  • Chateau
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Open fire

Chateau overview - owner's description

Rich in history, this house was originally built in 1560 and subsequently partially destroyed in 1640 by the Duke of Argyll.

Rich in history, this house was originally built in 1560 and subsequently partially destroyed in 1640 by the Duke of Argyll. The Fortalice has been painstakingly rebuilt and renovated with modern comforts by its current owner. Set over five floors, this property has 7 bedrooms, sleeping 16 comfortably and boasting luxurious comfort without compromising original character.
The Great Hall is dominated by the wonderful, vast log fire and exquisite hand painted ceiling. It is perfect for a celebratory dinner, business venue or an intimate wedding, which is complimented by the small and unique chapel on the ground floor. All who visit learn to use the castle as their own and greatly enjoy the warmth of both its own unique charm and the magnificent outdoors that surround it.
This Castle in Glen Isla is exquisitely positioned and set against a stunning backdrop of rugged Perthshire countryside. It is perfect as a sumptuous bolt hole for total relaxation or for those wishing to participate in all the area has to offer.
The owners have recently renovated the attic creating an additional space providing 4 single beds, please ask our concierge team for further details and costs.
Please note: Prices for Christmas and New Year are POA


Lower ground floor: Kitchen, breakfast room, chapel and loo.
Upper ground floor: The Great Hall and Roberts Room with four poster bed.
First floor: The Lairds Room with en-suite bathroom and four poster bed.
Second floor: Sebastian's room with four poster bed.
Third floor: Julian's room with King Size bed and en-suite bathroom, Katharine's room with Four poster bed. Family bathroom.
Top floor: Samantha's Room with Four poster bed.
Attic: Garret Room with four single beds.
The castle has been rebuilt and refurbished to offer harmony between the 16th Century and modern 21st Century style living. The kitchen is very well equipped and includes a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a huge range. The breakfast room is ideal for the first meal of the day or for intimate suppers and the crockery with its tartan designs recalls the Highlands. The tiny chapel on the ground floor is exquisite and gives the castle its heart.
The Great Hall is magnificent with a beamed painted ceiling. The roaring log fire and comfy sofas make it the ideal place to totally relax surrounded by fascinating memorabilia, family photos and books. The views from all the windows are breathtaking.
Up the spiral stairs, the bedrooms are all individually furnished, each one having its own style. There are four posters, tartan rugs, cashmere throws, heating, electric blankets and decanters of whisky. The family bathroom is huge. Two bedrooms have en suite facilities and each of my family thought their bedroom was the best! They are all lovely and very comfortable.


EDINBURGH: Distance: 74.21 miles, about 2 hours 26 min
GLASGOW: Distance: 105.41 miles, about 3 hours 6 mins
ABERDEEN: Distance: 78.89 miles, about 2 hours 28 mins
DUNDEE: Distance: Distance: 37.27 miles, about 1 hours 28 mins
PRESTWICK: Distance: 128.19 miles, about 3 hours 32 mins
DUNDEE RAILWAY STATION – Distance: 37.27 miles, about 1 hours 28 mins
ARBROATH RAILWAY STATION - Distance: 40.54 miles, about 1 hours 49 mins
PITLOCHRY RAILWAY STATION - Distance: 24.2 miles, about 1 hours 9 mins
PUB/BAR/RESTAURANT- THE GLENISLA HOTEL - Distance: 5.31 miles, about 16 mins
TESCO, BLAIRGOWRIE: Distance: 18.55 miles, about 53 mins
The Fortalice is a convenient base for hill walking and other sporting activities. World famous golf courses such as St Andrews, Gleneagles and Rosemount are all close by. Renowned rivers for salmon and trout fishing are on the doorstep, namely the River South Esk, the River Isla and the River Tay. Pheasant, partridge, grouse and stag shooting can all be organised nearby by arrangement. Glenshee is easily accessible for those wishing to participate in winter skiing and snowboarding.


  • No fires in bedrooms.
  • Do be careful with your water consumption.
  • Do not tamper with the heating system in the castle or Piggery.
  • Do keep the gate shut and your dogs in the grounds.
  • Do pick up after your dogs and dispose of the mess in the bucket buried next to the dustbins. Please do not allow them on the furnishings.
  • Do not drive or park on the lawn.


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This chateau is:

51.29km from Dundee Airport

Prices and availability

Updated 21 January 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 21 January - 13 July 2018: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 14 July - 3 September 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 4 September - 21 December 2018: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 22 December 2018 - 4 January 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 5 January 2019 - 5 January 2024: the minimum stay is 3 nights.



  • Refundable Breakage Deposit

    £1,000.00 per booking, paid locally



7 bedrooms, Sleeps 16


3 bathrooms


DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi


Central heating, Open fire, Car hire optional

Suitable for