|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
'The Tower' has 3 bedrooms which sleep 6 (+baby). It is spacious and beautifully presented - approx. 200 sq m and is set on 4 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.
The living area (on the 1st floor) is a cosy and relaxing area, with 2 turrets (with windows). It is beautifully furnished to a high standard with wooden floors and large sofas. Indoor entertainment includes an integrated sound system with individual room controls throughout the apartment. There is also a cinema room with large comfy sofas and a 60 inch screen for tv and dvd's.
The open plan living area space leads to the fully equipped kitchen area, including oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
On the same floor is the master bedroom which has a super king-size bed which can convert to twin beds on request. There is also an en-suite with bath and shower above. Built-in wardrobe space and another turret with window complete the room. A cot is available if required.
The main bathroom is also located on this floor, with separate bath and shower.
The second bedroom also has a super king-size bed which can convert to twin beds on request. The 'Tower' apartment has an interesting lay-out and this room is on its own level off the first flight of stairs.
The third bedroom has a king size bed and is located up the spiral staircase of the tower on the 3rd floor ( Please note -approx 30 steps up!) A beautiful room with amazing views from windows on 3 sides. (The bed can only be used as a double).
Further up the spiral staircase is the private roof terrace, the perfect place to sunbathe during the day, or relax with drinks in the evening.
Please note there are many stairs to climb! The apartment itself is on the first floor followed by a staircase up to the living area. Further to that is the spiral staircase which has approx 50 steps.
Dollarbeg Castle is ideally situated for both playing/watching golf and sightseeing. Gleneagles is only 15 - 20 min away and visitors are welcome at Dollar Golf Club, only a few minute's drive away. Stirling is only 20 min by car with other amazing castles such as Edinburgh, Scone, Blair and Glamis (childhood home of the Queen Mother) within an hour's drive.
I am a Harley Street Dental Surgeon who lives in London, but loves Scotland.
Susan Williams purchased this apartment in 2012
Having already bought one apartment in the castle a few years ago, the opportunity arose to buy another one! This means two families or more can stay at the castle and have the benefit of lots of space.
I especially like the views from the top of the Tower.
Dollarbeg Castle is an extraordinary villa to use as a jumping off point to visit all of central Scotland. It is an easy drive into Edinburgh, over to St Andrews and up into the Highlands. The town of Dollar has a sufficient grocery store, a great butcher, and one of the best restaurants in the area (Bridge Street Kitchen). We planned this trip with 5 family members for over a year. Susan was spectacular in her communications, her promptness in responding, and her willingness to help guide us around the area.
The castle apartment is extremely well furnished and professionally done. The pictures don't do it justice! It is challenging to understand the layout of the apartment from the pictures but two of the bedrooms are basically on the main floor with the living room and kitchen and both bathrooms. On the way up to the rooftop terrace, there is a small media room with awesome surround sound. Up some more steps is the 3rd bedroom and finally the access to the terrace. The view from the terrace is 360 degrees of fantastic Scottish country side with a clear view across the valley of Castle Campbell.
Dollarbeg is a great combination of old world charm, country living, quiet surroundings with all the modern touches. In addition, most of our whisky tours were within an hour or two. Our favorites that we visited were Glengoyne and Edradour...do NOT miss either of these distilleries.
Overall, this was a perfect vacation and I would highly recommend it to truly experience Scotland!
Absolutely perfect! The rooftop terrace is incredible. We have so many beautiful pictures taken from the castle! Our family of four (including two teenage boys) stayed in the apartment for four nights in July. Communication with Sue was detailed, professional and timely, couldn't have been better. We were met on arrival with a welcome basket! We enjoyed the champagne on the terrace, listening to the sheep and watching the sunset. Of course there are a lot of steps, but it's worth it. The three bedrooms and media room gave us room to spread out and relax after a long flight from the states. Everything was top notch- fixtures, furniture, etc. We shopped for food in the village of Dollar, as well as pizza and ate at the Castle Campbell Restaurant. We also ate at a pub in Muckhart which was very authentic with good food and company. Day trips to Edinburg and St. Andrews were easily done, with pleasant drives to both, couldn't have been over 45 minutes. Don't miss the village of St. Andrews - far and away better than the golf course, the ruins are amazing. After our stay at Dollarbeg we traveled to London and Dublin, but the highlight was our time in this incredible castle, everyone wants to return!
My family of 4 plus my father-in-law stayed in the tower apartment for 4 nights in July. The apartment and castle are beautiful. As stated in the title, the apartment is the "tower apartment". The space in cludes a deck on top of the highest tower of the apartment and a bedroom directly below the top of the tower. The apartment has top of the line furnishings and finishes. We enjoyed movies in the cinema room and lounging in the living room after a days of exploring the region. Our only regret is that we didn't stay there longer and keep a day open to just hang around the castle and explore some of the sights close to the castle (Castle Campbell in Dollar and Stirling Castle in Stirling). Dollarbeg is a good base location for exploring Scotland. The castle is about 45 minutes from Edinburg, an hour from Glasgow, and 45 minutes from St. Andrews. While in Dollar we recommend supper in the Castle Campbell Hotel Restaurant. You do need a car and to be able to climb steps in order to use the apartment but it is well worth it. We highly recommend it and hope to make it back there someday.
There is a dry ski center only 8 min away at Tillicoultry, for skiing, snowboarding and blading.
An additional £17.50 non-refundable (accidental damage) waiver fee is added to your balance - or you may pay a refundable security deposit of £250, returned to you within 2 weeks of your departure.
Please ignore any quote given to you directly by 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, by debit or credit card, on the owner's own website, details of which are provided by Susan Williams when you make contact by email.