Right in the heart of the Highlands with sweeping views across Glenisla, this corker of a castle is about an hour's drive north of Perth; a place of rolling skies, mist-covered mountains and, according to legend, stone-throwing giants.
Available for weekly (or monthly) stays in March, April, May, June, July, August 2020
Price quoted for 1 week rental
Weekly rate £ 7500 (EUR 8100)
Glenisla, Perthshire, Scotland. 2h by car or train from Edinburgh. The nearest shop is a good half-hour drive away
Interior designer Katherine Pooley has given the rooms new swagger with cast-iron chandeliers, antler candlesticks, sofas swathed in family tweed and tartan and cut-crystal decanters of whisky on every bedside table. If you're the first to arrive, bag the Laird's Room with its massive four-poster (so large it had to be cut in two and hoisted in through a window before being re-bolted together) and steer the children up the spiral staircase to the attic, which sleeps four under the rafters and has an imaginatively stocked dressing-up box. Downstairs, the dungeon has been converted into the kitchen and there's even a 10-seater chapel where Simply Red singer Mick Hucknell got married.