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Unique Victorian mansion house with period details - 14 bedrooms.

Bedrooms 14
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Victorian stately home for up to 28 with modern comforts surrounded by woodland.

Guests have said that it is just like having your own stately home for the weekend and there is certainly a Downton Abbey feel about Kinblethmont House.

Its unique atmosphere comes from the house's Victorian pedigree mixed with its contemporary comfort and homliness. Please scroll down to the bottom of the facilities section to see links to our own website and video -it will give you a good idea of what it is like on Kinblethmont estate.

There are 14 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms so we can comfortably accommodate up to 28 but it also works well with smaller groups.

Having had many family parties here ourselves, we can thoroughly recommend Kinblethmont as a large holiday home for gatherings of friends or family reunions for short breaks or weekly lets. In the summer you can play croquet or badminton, visit the unspoilt beach at Lunan Bay or just relax on the sheltered terrace in the sun with a coffee or gin and tonic while the children (of all ages!) play.

All around you can hear wonderful birdsong and if you are patient you can hear the drumming of the woodpeckers that regularly visit the feeders outside the kitchen.The house is set amidst mature woodland with specimen trees and there are some lovely woodland walks around the estate at all times of year. The immediate area is also particularly suitable for cycling.

In the winter you may prefer to cuddle up in front of a roaring log fire and play parlour games or try your luck at snooker or table tennis. The more adventurous may even decide to check out the snow sports at Glen Shee or the Lecht. Whatever the weather the children will have huge fun exploring the extensive woodland policies or playing hide and seek.

All house lets include linen, towels, bathrobles, electricity, central heating and logs for fires. We can also arrange child and baby furniture (cots, high chairs etc) and office facilities.

For those wanting some help with catering we have contacts that can provide special meals, some food for you to put in the oven or full catering - just ask and we will get you a quote.

We also have good contacts and ideas for special days out.

Please note that many of our bookings are for weekends and we need a full clear day to get the house ready therefore we do not take Saturday start bookings and we can only take full week bookings from Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Please 'Enquire Now' is you have any questions.

Please click on 'About Jessica Ramsay' for guest comments.

More Details

Property Manager
Jessica Ramsay
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

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’Thanks to this fairytale venue, we had our dream wedding! Kinblethmont house was perfect accommodation for our bridal party and then the Studio cottage next door was just perfect for our mini honeymoon afterwards! ..’
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Arbroath in Angus

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 28 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • West Wing bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Tower bathroom with bath .
    South wing bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bathroom with deep victorian bath near sunrise bedroom
    South wing bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , bathroom with deep victorian bath near green room and rose r
    Ground Floor en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room for daybreak room.
    South Wing en-suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bathroom for master bedroom suite
    South wing shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large shower room near the blue bedroom
    East wing lower shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large shower room on East wing lower
    East wing lower bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large bathroom with deep bath with shower over
    East wing upper shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room with electric shower
  • 9 bathrooms in total + 4 separate WC
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • West wing - Barty's room - 1 Double Bed , Large beroom with 4 poster bed and garden views
    West Wing - Audrey's room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bedroom with garden views
    South wing - Yellow room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom suite with 4 poster bed and en-suite bathroom
    South wing - blue room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Very large bedroom with garden views
    South wing - sunrise room - 2 Single Bed , With twin beds that can be made into a double bed
    South wing - green room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom with 4-poster bed and garden views
    South wing - Rose room - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom with single 4-poster and additional single bed
    East wing Lower floor -Lavendar room - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom with 2 single beds - can be made into a double
    East wing Lower - Bluebell room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom iwth double bed and wash handbasin
    East wing lower - Willow room - 2 Single Bed , 2 singles that can be made into a double with en-suite WC
    East wing Upper Floor - Bear room - 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom
    East wing Upper floor - rhino room - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom that can be made up as a double
    East wing Upper floor - Monkey room - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom that can be made up as a double
    Ground floor - Daybreak room - 1 Large Double Bed , double bedroom near kitchen area with en-suite shower room
  • 14 bedrooms in total. 8 double bedrooms and 6 twin bedrooms Any of the twin bedrooms can be made up as doubles
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering


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Unique Victorian mansion house with period details - 14 bedrooms.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A rare, beautiful & majestic weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

Kinblethmont House is a truly wonderful place to spend time away from 'normal' life. We felt so lucky to have the run of this historic, art-laden gem of a house. There were 25 of us gathered for a long weekend and no-one wanted to leave. We also had run of the grounds and beautiful walks through the estate. To the side of the house there is a beautiful lawn, with a croquet lawn, we spent a fair few hours there playing, talking and drinking fizz! The walled garden can either be a tranquil place to read a book, sipping a G&T, or a fun-filled space for all (there is a table tennis, a volleyball net, a badminton net and other 'toys' that you can use).

The house is fantastically appointed to make staying in it so easy - there's absolutely everything that you need. There's an inspired trio of gadgets - a walk in industrial fridge, an industrial glass washer (takes 30 seconds!) and an industrial crockery and cutlery dishwasher. All of the rooms are delightful - with period furniture and wonderful art.

But what makes Kinblethmont such a dreamy place to stay is that the Ramsay family give you the run of it for the whole of your stay.

If you are thinking of a really special place to celebrate anything - I'd urge you to stop your search here - you really won't regret it!

Jane & Mike

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous setting for our family get together

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location for our family get together, house was amazing, a real treasure trove of antiquities to interest all ages. Extremely well kitted out with everything you could possibly need for a large get together. I would definitely recommend Kinblethmont to anyone, only piece of advice would be to bring slippers for younger guests as old wooden floors did cause a few splinters for a few of our younger children but other than that this place was a real find for our family celebration and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone from under 5s to over 70s. Go you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another amazing stay at this gorgeous big house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay at Kinblethmont with our gang of friends to celebrate New Year. With a party of 18 adults and 14 kids (ages 2-16), yet again the venue was perfect for all our needs. Loads of public rooms means plenty of space for everyone, and the refurbishment works particularly to the bathrooms and kitchen, have made Kinblethmont even better than ever. Bedrooms are so warm and comfortable and the little luxuries of toiletries and bathrobes is a lovely touch. It's location is ideal to enjoy nearby Lunan Bay for a New Year's Day jaunt, and whilst it's handy for the shops in Arbroath for last minute supplies, it really does feel like we're a million miles away from the world when we are here. Thanks again to Jessica, Penny and team for making our stay just perfect again. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect weekend at Kinblethmont House

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the weekend was perfect - the house and the grounds were stunning, ideal for a large group like ours. The facilities were exceptional (indoor - the snooker table, table tennis, sky television, grand piano, large dining room and outdoor, in the walled garden - the football, volleyball / badminton nets, etc. etc. and the beautiful grounds more generally). The bedrooms and en suites were all extremely comfortable and the extra touches (robes and white company towels, for example), made us all feel very at home.

Penelope, Jessica and Robert were also uniquely helpful in advance of the weekend. I have organised these types of trips a few times before and never had such proactive and willing engagement. The caterers that were recommended (Sinclairs) were superb - I would thoroughly recommend that other groups do the same as us and invite them in for the full weekend - and arranging for the paintballing company (Skirmish) to come on site worked extremely well.

All in all we had a fantastic time. A truly 10 out of 10 weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that this group enjoyed their stay. While many groups choose to self-cater some like this one like to be spoiled a bit with a catered weekend - it actually can be very good value and we have all the equipment to keep the caterers happy. Robert very much enjoyed helping to suggest activities for the weekend - the estate is pretty large and we managed to find an excellent piece of woodland for the paintballing. We also have many other suggestions - please ask!
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An amazing experience in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

The property is magnificent from the outside first view of the house to the beautifully kept gardens.

Once inside the House it is breathtaking, huge spacious rooms with spectacular period furniture.

We were greeted by Penelope who expertly showed us around the House. The house was very well set up with everything you could possible need for your stay, the standard of equipment within the house was outstanding. The walled garden is a beautiful area, safe and perfectly manicured, a fun place with areas set up for games.

Our family had an amazing time and would recommend the House as a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that these guests enjoyed their stay. Every group that comes to stay at Kinblethmont House is unique and we will always be very happy to help you with your plans. Penny will discuss the bedroom layout etc with you in good time before your visit to make sure it is just right for you and then give you a quick tour on arrival so you know how everything works. There are large private gardens surrounding Kinblethmont house and a short stroll away is the walled garden which is shared with the 5 holiday cottages on the estate.
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Incredible property in an incredible location

  • 5 of 5

We booked the whole house for a double 60th birthday celebration for family and friends for the Easter weekend 2017. We planned for the whole weekend to be fully catered and Roberts recommendation of Marshall Wilkie proved an inspired choice. The food and service were second to none and there was an unianimous view amongst our group that the whole experience was perfection. That combined with a number of events we had planned resulted in valuable memories that will remain with everyone for a very long time.

If I had to do it all again, I would change nothing! Thanks to Robert, Jessica, Penelope, Marshall and his band of gold.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that these guests enjoyed their stay. We were able to team them up with Marshall for a fully catered weekend but you can also self-cater, have a special meal catered for or have some food for the AGA dropped off - it is up to you. This group had a lot of organised events and we are very happy to make suggestions and help you find good things to do.
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Letham Grange
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lunan Bay
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

There is so much to do in the area from beautiful exploring local beaches and hills, visiting castles and distilleries, playing golf on the famous golf courses, bike riding, hill walking and the visitor attractions in the historic city of Dundee.

Approximately 3 miles from the historic East Coastal town of Arbroath and 4 miles from the beautiful unspoilt beach at Lunan Bay. Kinblethmont is ideally located for exploring the local area from Dundee to the Angus hills and north to Stone haven. Our guests also take day trips as far as Edinburgh to the South and Loch Ness to the North


Prices & Availability

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  • All rentals include bed linen, towels, towelling robes, heating, electricity and logs for the fire.

    There is a rural wifi connection with speed of approx 2Mb.

    Extra faster wifi can be provided via a mobile wifi box for £30 per 10 Gb data.

    Sorry no pets.