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16th century Medieval Castle

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Castle in Colliston, Arbroath, Scotland - Secluded Location With Private grounds

Stunning medieval castle with turrets, priest hole, great hall, magnificent fireplaces. Updated to include modern kitchen and bathrooms. Spacious accommodation, close to the sea and golf courses including Carnoustie.lm.

Seven large bedrooms and four reception rooms providing all the comfort for extended family and friends.

10 acres of grounds, lawned, woodland and fields. Bar-b-que and outside seating.

please note from 2018 the owners may be onsite for part or all of your stay in separate accomodation, please check with owners

More Details

John Lansley
Member since: 2009
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About John Lansley

We currently live in Scotland where we are renovating a castle for use as a holiday rental. We have two grown up children and a beautiful new grand daughter. We have one dog who travels with us to France and up and down the country.she loves nothing better than being in the car going somewhere. We love travelling and exploring new places, we became involved in holiday homes because of our own love for self catering accommodation and to try to provide that little bit extra or bit different. Each year we try to improve the houses as much for our benefit as for our guests, as our family and ourselves enjoy the house and surrounding area.

Why John Lansley chose Arbroath

we have been overseas on and off for the past 10 years and John has now retired and we wanted a new project and this one came along.

we fell in love with the area and the history of the castle


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Arbroath in Angus

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Situated on first floor, walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Old Victorian wooden bathroom with original features
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom with jacuzzi bath and large separate shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom to bedroom 5
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom to bedroom 4
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , On ground floor near the kitchen
    Toilet 2 - Toilet , On ground floor, old Victorian toilet in turret
  • Two bedrooms en-suite, 3 other family bathrooms which include walk in shower, whirl pool bath and traditional cast iron bath with wooden surround
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed , On first floor with disabled walk in shower room opposite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This room can be either a superking double OR twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Four poster en-suite bedroom and shower room.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size four poster bed with ensuite bath and shower room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Family room with a double bed and two single beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , Situated in one of the turrets in the castle
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1. 1st floor: twin double beds 2nd floor: 2. double king size 3. Either a superking double or twin beds 4. four poster bed and en-suite shower room 5. four poster with en-suite bathroom 6. Family room with double and bunk beds 7. Turret double A cot and travel cot are available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation over three floors, kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, laundry and games room on ground floor, lounge, snug, great hall and one twin bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, 6 bedrooms and additional bathrooms on the second floor Outside: 10 acres including 2 large grassed areas, woodland and large parking area. Wendy house and small football goal, Utility Room: Two freezers, washing machine and dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels provided. No supplement for electricity or heating. Logs for the wood burner supplied. Other: Large dining room with large dining table Snug room with settee and arm chairs and separate flat screen tv Great hall with large settees, nice sunny room in the afternoon Games room Dungeon/storage room


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16th century Medieval Castle
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Perfect property for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

We loved Colliston Castle! This place is the perfect location for a family reunion. It's homely and user friendly and we had a simply marvellous time here. We used ALL the facilities on offer, the hot tub was in constant demand, we played snooker on the slightly skew mini snooker table in the evenings and enjoyed numerous games of croquet on the lawn in the sunshine in the late afternoon. The children had lots of fun on the various ride on toys that they found in the Wendy house and had acres of space to run wild in. The castle is very well equipped and there was nothing we couldn't find, 2 dishwashers were a dream and with 2 babies in the party the washing machine and dryer were a godsend. We were spoilt for choice when it came to where to dine and settled for breakfast in the newly completed sun room, lunch in the outdoors under a large umbrella and we dined in style in the 'posh' dining room in the evening. Terrific place and great fun!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Set in a lovely location this castle was perfect in every way.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!! Spectacular!!

  • 5 of 5

The castle was amazing, so much bigger and more beautiful than we expected. Great hot-tub and lovely grounds for a wee dram on a cold autumn day in the sun. Already planning a possible second visit. John and Sue were both lovely and made the trip even better.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Colliston Castle was everything you would expect in a Scottish castle. We just loved our stay. We had the perfect family holiday with adults and children enjoying all that was on offer. Facilities were great I had the perfect bath in my room and the showers were amazing. I just loved the family kitchen and massive dining room. The children loved exploring the nooks and crannies. The hot tub was amazing (who needs bubbles) family night's playing games round a roaring log fire just perfect. Hope to be back soon

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Un séjour exceptionnel

  • 5 of 5

Accueil parfait, lieu unique, et région magnifique font de notre séjour un excellent souvenir, pour un groupe nombreux.


  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very interesting place and great location

  • 4 of 5

great location, wonderful history lesson and connection to so many sites in the area. The house was comfortable and ample room for a large family or group of friends. The owners were very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Letham Grange
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lunan Bay
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you are interested in using us as a special interest holiday location, please contact us to discuss

Golf. There are many golf courses in the area, both link and other, including Carnoustie


5 miles from Lunan bay, pristine sand dune beach, beach cafe and free parking, dog friendly.

Arbroath Coastal town including marina with sea trips, fishing, sea side recreation


Easy driving, hour and half north of Edinburgh on dual carriageway to Arbroath

Airport at Dundee (flights from city airport, London)

Edinburgh airport hour and a half, domestic and international flights

Aberdeen airport one hour, domestic and international flights

Train station in Arbroath, direct service to London, Kings Cross, good service to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen

5 minutes drive from Arbroath to Coliiston castle


Glamis castle half an hour

Edinburgh one and a half hours driving or direct train into Waverley station

Aberdeen one hour driving, direct train into Aberdeen

Lunan bay 15 minutes drive

Arbroath nearest shops, 5 minutes

Further Details:

Several supermarkets in Arbroath, none 24hours. Nearest 24hour supermarket is on the kings way in Dundee. On line supermarket delivery is available in this area.

Butt and Ben restaurant in Authmithie is excellent for that special meal but needs to be booked especially for large parties. Harbour grill provides excellent food and gives us a discount for our guests. Otherwise good cheap food available at the pubs in Arbroath. High tea at the Colliston Inn recommended but you need to book even for small groups.

Angus glens are beautiful and provide many walking paths.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes: prices will stay the same for 2017.
Available for weekly hire or long weekends, please contact us for details. We take an initial deposit of £300, balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to commencement of your holiday
Minimum stay rate is for three nights

Changeover Day:
Variable, please contact us. Arrival after 4pm. And departure by 10am unless alternative arrangements are agreed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.