A LUXURIOUS AND SPACIOUS 2 BED APARTMENT IN DOLLARBEG CASTLE

Susan Williams

Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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A LUXURIOUS AND SPACIOUS 2 BED APARTMENT IN DOLLARBEG CASTLE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms,2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4

'The Ballroom Apartment' sleeps 4 (+baby). It is approx. 200 sqm and is set on 2 floors of the exquisitely refurbished Dollarbeg Castle. Originally built in the 19th century for a Victorian railway tycoon, it now combines traditional Scottish baronial architecture with modern comfort and style. Set in 5 acres of communal gardens, the castle is a tranquil and peaceful place to stay.

The living area, formerly the castle ballroom, has a high ceiling and large windows, so is spacious and full of natural light. It is beautifully furnished to a high standard with wooden floors and large leather sofas. Indoor entertainment includes a 50' plasma tv and hi-fi with surround sound. Free Wi-Fi is available and also broadband internet if you have your laptop with you.

This open plan space includes the large oak dining table with seating for 6. Double doors nearby lead to the fully equipped kitchen area, including a washer/dryer.

Downstairs, the master bedroom has a king-size bed and en-suite with shower. There is also a large dressing room within the bedroom which has plenty of storage space. A cot is available if required. The second bedroom has a superking bed which can convert to twin beds on request. There are two built-in wardrobes.

The spacious bathroom also on this floor, has a stand alone bath and separate shower.

Dollarbeg Castle is ideally situated for both playing/watching golf and sightseeing. Gleneagles is only 15 - 20 mins away and visitors are welcome at Dollar Golf Club, only a few minute's drive away. Stirling is only 20 mins by car with other amazing castles such as Edinburgh, Scone, Blair and Glamis (childhood home of the Queen Mother) within an hour's drive.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Williams (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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A luxurious and spacious 2 bed apartment in Dollarbeg Castle
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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A luxurious and spacious 2 bed apartment in Dollarbeg Castle
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Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
winnipeg
5

Royalty for a Week

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, along with another couple, have recently returned from a fabulous holiday in the United Kingdom. Besides the kindness and friendliness of the Scottish people and the outstanding sights and scenery, the ballroom apartment of Dollarbeg Castle was definitely a highlight! We knew from our first communications with Sue, our warm welcome from Christine and the top quality refurbishment of the ballroom apartment, that we had found very special accommodations. Coming from a land with very few castles to a country with so many, and then to actually stay in one, was a dream! I can't add much more to the existing comments other than to say it was a privilege to have been able to share this beautiful holiday home with the owner. Thank you! (One note, if you are two couples travelling together...the master bedroom is outstanding, to say the least. Since we all wanted the experience of staying in such luxury, we took our bedding and swapped rooms halfway through the week. You will understand when you see it!)
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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A luxurious and spacious 2 bed apartment in Dollarbeg Castle
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Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
Richmond, VA
5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay in the ballroom apartment. The pictures looked beautiful but they don’t do the castle justice. It has everything you need for a comfortable vacation home.

The rental process went very smoothly and Christine met us and made us feel very welcomed and at “home”. This was a very quiet/peaceful location but also a great home base to visit many areas in Scotland.

We would love to come back again!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
4

Dollarbeg – what a unique experience

  • 4 of 5
Our stay in Dollarbeg was truly an experience – it must be by far the largest and most beautiful apartment we have ever stayed in. Both from the outside as well as from the inside the castle and apartment was truly wonderful. Very beautifully furnished, with all amenities one could wish and a very large and very clean apartment. We were greeted by Christine, who had a very nice welcome gift for us.

The location of the apartment is very well suited for exploring the southern part of Scotland, including Edinburgh (1 hr drive), St Andrews (1 hr drive) and the Trossachs (1.5 hrs drive), all very worthwhile trips. Alloa has a lot of large supermarkets and is only 15 minutes away.

Internet connection was easy, but the internet speed was slow. It works for emails and some browsing, but larger files or streaming was not possible. In general cell phone reception in the area was good.

As it was cold in Scotland we wanted to turn on the heating – which did not work. As it was a Saturday, there were no repair servicemen available to fix it. Christine was very helpful by providing us some electric radiators but in the end it took till Tuesday (day 4 of our stay) before the heating worked – and fortunately the weather had turned as well so that at that time it was no longer needed.

If we would come back to this area we would certainly stay here again
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A luxurious and spacious 2 bed apartment in Dollarbeg Castle
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Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
5

You Won't Be Disappointed

You Won't Be Disappointed
  • 5 of 5
We chose this rental based on the photos in the listing and the response from the management. The castle is beautiful and the management is very responsive. Everything was as advertised. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the local representative and given the "tour" of the apartment. As soon as we were alone we all looked at each other in disbelief. It was absoutely one of the highlights of the trip just staying at the apartment. The setting is very nice and quiet - really quiet, the apartment is very well appointed and extremely tidy. There is a wonderful entertainment center with movies in the cabinet and CDs for the stereo. WiFi is free and relatively easy to connect to (the key for wireless is under the router). The kitchen very good with all the appliances and utensils / plates / glasses you'll need. Dollar is just down the road for a great meal (Campbell Castle Hotel) and the co-op will have everything you need to stock up for your stay. Our kids loved the place and complained we couldn't spend more time "hanging out". It's in a great spot for day trips around Scotland. Don't miss this opportunity to spoil yourself in this truly unique location; you won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A luxurious and spacious 2 bed apartment in Dollarbeg Castle
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Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
Washington State
5

A great apartment in a central location

  • 5 of 5
Our week long stay in the Ballroom Apartment of Dollarbeg Castle was everything we hoped for and more. The castle is in a beautiful, quiet country setting, yet conveniently located to the sights of Scotland including St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, the Falkirk Wheel, and Stirling. It is a short and lovely walk into the village of Dollar. From the beginning communication was easy and frequent. Upon our arrival we received a warm welcome, which included a beautiful welcome basket. The apartment is beautifully and fully furnished. It is both spacious and comfortable and comes with every amenity. We will definitely plan to return to Dollarbeg Castle on our next trip to Scotland.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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A luxurious and spacious 2 bed apartment in Dollarbeg Castle
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Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
Castle Rock, CO
5

Wonderful Stay at Dollarbeg Castle Apartment

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful 10-day stay at the Dollarbeg Castle apartment. October in Scotland is magnificent, and we couldn't have asked for a better home base to explore the Scottish countryside from. The castle is up a scenic hill from the quaint town of Dollar, which is centrally located in the heart of Scotland. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, St. Andrews, Gleneagles, Sterling, and seemingly everything is just a short drive away through scenic countryside. But nothing was better than coming "home" every day to the castle apartment, which was wonderfully appointed and incredibly comfortable. Though located in a scenic castle, the apartment is modern and spacious, with every amenity. The warm, personal welcome we received from the property manager and the welcome basket with bubbly that awaited us on our arrival absolutely bowled us over after an exhausting international flight. The overall thoughtfullness and excellent communication from both the owners and property manager during the entire rental process were exemplary. We truly loved everything about our vacation to Scotland and the Dollarbeg castle apartment, and hope to return someday soon. Thank you all so much for making such amazing memories for this travel-happy American family.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dollar Golf Club
Nearest Train
5.5 Miles
Alloa
Nearest Motorway
12.5 Miles
M9
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Dry Ski Centre Tillicoultry
Car: necessary

15 - 20 mins from Gleneagles Golf Course.

The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles takes place Friday 26th September 2014 - Sunday 28th September 2014.

Although the apartment has already been booked for Ryder Cup Week, there is a holding list in case of cancellation.

Dollarbeg Castle is located on the outskirts of Dollar, a pretty village in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Surrounded by the Ochil Hills, the apartment is in a quiet, rural setting and yet it is within an hour's drive of Edinburgh and Glasgow and only 15 minutes from Stirling.

The village has a variety of shops including a bakers, butchers and delicatessen and has cafes,restaurants and pubs.

It also has its own castle, Castle Campbell, which has stunning views of Dollar Glen below.

An ideal location for visiting golfers - Gleneagles is 15-20 mins away and Dollar Golf Club welcomes everyone 5 mins down the road.

For other activities, Gleneagles also has a horse-riding centre, shooting and fishing facilities and in nearby Tillicoultry, there is a dry ski slope for ski-ing, snowboarding and blading.

Dollarbeg Castle is a great base for sight-seeing.

Only 13 miles away,the historic town of Stirling makes for an enjoyable day out - with its wonderful castle, a Victorian Jail experience and the famous National Wallace Monument.

The famous Loch Lomond and its visitor centre is a whole day out (about an hour to get there) and even nearer is Loch Leven where Mary Queen of Scots was kept prisoner. Take a ferry and a picnic across the loch to see the castle ruins!

Other castles to see are Edinburgh, Scone, Blair and Glamis (childhood home of the Queen Mother) all within an hour's drive.

For children who enjoy adventure playgrounds and animals there is the Blair Drummond Safari Park which is only a 30 mins drive.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From £112 Per night

Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
MID-SEASON
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 7 2014
2 night minimum stay
£945
 
 
LOW-SEASON
Nov 8 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
£785
 
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
5 night minimum stay
£1,075
 
 
NEW YEAR
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
£1,075
 
 
LOW-SEASON
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
£795
 
 
MID-SEASON
Mar 21 2015 - May 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
£975
 
 
HIGH-SEASON
May 30 2015 - Sep 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 2 NIGHT BOOKINGS ARE FRI AND SAT ONLY

An additional £15 non-refundable security deposit (accidental damage) waiver fee is added to your balance - or you may pay a refundable security deposit of £250 refunded within 2 weeks of your departure.

Please ignore any quote given to you directly from HomeAway as their system does not allow for different nightly rates depending on the length of your stay.
There is a £100 deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
Payment can be made online, on the owner's own website, details of which are provided by Susan Williams when you make contact by email.
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Amenities

Amenities

Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Converts to Superking
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking

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