By Dan Coles
YOU CAN live like a Laird for just £75 in the grounds of this 14th Century Scottish Castle home to the family who sided with Robert the Bruce but were booted out of Scotland for supporting Charles I of England during the Civil War.
Buried in rich history, the visually mesmerizing castle was erected during the barony of Robert Skene after being granted the title in 1318 by King Robert, who held the crown from 1306 until his death 1329.
The title held by the Skene family until 1827 gave him this impressive build which has been re-modelled several times, eventually becoming the museum it is today.
Ingeniously, an annex cottage has been built in its latest modification giving you the ability to stay on site for a truly unique experience in Aberdeen this year.
The ground floor consists of a living room, kitchen and dining room containing a wood burner, TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wooden floor fitted throughout offering a perfect mix of modern comforts swirled with authentic renovations to completely immerse yourself in this historical treasure.
A stone floor supports the kitchen fitted with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, so there’s no shortage of appliances to make sure you have the most convenient and comfortable stay possible.
The second floor offers two rooms so there’s no need to worry if you’re a family wanting to visit, encompassing an impressive seven beds in total.
The master bedroom contains a wonderfully fitting four poster double, single bed, and for flexible sleeping a pull out just in case of a third guest. Bedroom two also includes a double and single, so there is room for up to seven people.
Other amenities include oil central heating available from October to March for just an additional £30 per booking, high quality bed linen, fresh towels, Wi-Fi, small courtyard with a sitting area, private parking and 30 acres of shared land to enjoy.
Just west of Aberdeen, Royal Deeside’s huge landscapes are in full view as well as the magical golden sands of the coastline that continue all the way to the Banff.
Aberdeen has an impressive collection of restaurants, theatre, bars and plenty of shopping opportunities for any souvenir collectors planning on making the visit.
A real treat given here is the regions vast selection of castles, in fact the region offers more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK. Huntly, Fyvie, Crathes, Balmoral and many other castles are available to tour. If you want to explore every castle, there’s a dedicated tour available online.
The cottage is pricing at £495 for the week but with seven beds in total you’re looking at just £75 each for the week to stay in a genuine piece of Scottish history.
You can take a look and book the cottage here: http://www.cottages.com/cottages/skene-house-cottage-29020
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