The family home of the Duke and Duchess of Fife is set at the end of a tree-lined avenue and is surrounded by lush parkland, mature woods and farmland. The apartment and tower are light and airy – you can book both if you’re a group – and are opulent without being stuffy.
Find a hamper of shortbread and seasonal fruit to welcome you, and a modern kitchen with masses of room to cook and entertain – ask about breakfasts and home-made suppers. Macduff Tower’s rooms have hand-drawn walls and splendid views; the airy bedrooms in Lauderdale Apartment all have sitting areas and desks nestled into window bays. You’ll find bookcases stuffed with interesting books and local information.
The whole of the 7,000-acre estate is yours to explore – walk, cycle or fish for salmon on the family’s two beats on the South Esk. Play tennis, have a barbecue in your own private garden area, swim in the lake. History buffs will adore exploring Dunnottar and Edzell castles too.