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Ethie Castle, Inverkeilor,Angus, DD11 5SP Angus, Arbroath DD11 5SP Scotland
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Now under new ownership, Ethie Castle is the magnificent home of the Earl of Wigtoun. We look forward to welcoming our guests and providing them with friendly attentive service and warm Scottish hospitality. Ethie Castle is situated within a lovely peaceful rural area in Angus. We offer bed and breakfast...with a difference. A stay in one of Scotland's magnificent castles, steeped in history. Comfortable rooms with tea and coffee making facilities. Wi-fi and televisions in every bedroom. A comfortable feature sitting room for guests. Use of our all weather tennis court and access to our stunning gardens and grounds. Our breakfasts are not to be missed and include ingredients from our kitchen garden and eggs from our happy hens. We also cater to sporting parties and can provide use as a film location. We also offer the hire of our lovely lawns as a wedding venue location. We can help you arrange marquee and catering arrangements.
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Ethie Castle, Inverkeilor,Angus, DD11 5SP Angus, Arbroath DD11 5SP Scotland
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loriZug wrote a review May 2014
Switzerland9 contributions17 helpful votes
The castle ist not fully accessible for guests and many rooms are just being furnished by the new owner. For us this was no problem because we were out most of the time. Breakfast was amazing. Our wonderful host catherine is a gem and the places good soul. We loved it...
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Date of stay: May 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope that you return to Ethie Castle again in the future.
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Aberdonians wrote a review Nov 2012
North East Scotland9 contributions6 helpful votes
My partner and I accompanied by two friends decided to take ourselves off for the night to Ethie Castle and what a delightful place it was too. Our host, Kirstin de Morgan, was extremely welcoming, interesting and lots of fun. The castle has been beautifully restored and is the epitomy of good taste. We had a wonderful dinner in the formal dining room with well lit fire and after a fair bit of champagne and wine headed off to bed. In the morning we had a very tasty breakfast including rhubarb from the garden, before being given a guided tour of the castle by Kirstin, which covered the great hall, drawing room, tapestry room and a fair few other rooms as its a rambling pile. I note that two earlier reviews state that if you are civil partners / same sex relationship this may not be the place for you. For the record this is utter nonsense and is a non issue since Kirstin as our host couldn't have been more friendly and we parted with hugs and kisses so there you go. Finally, I would recommend Ethie Castle to anyone who wishes to stay in a unique environment with a host who really knows how to look after her guests. Many thanks Kirstin; we shall return !
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Date of stay: November 2012
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Responded 05 Jun 2014
Ethie Castle is now under new ownership and management. We hope that you will return to Ethie in the future and enjoy a stay with us. Please see our website for updated information ethiecastle.com
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HMN_12 wrote a review Oct 2012
Edinburgh, United Kingdom53 contributions12 helpful votes
To celebrate our wedding anniversary, each year we try to visit or stay at a castle, tower or country house. Ethie Castle has the character and charm of many other castles on the outside but doesn't fail to disappoint on staying unlike some of the others we have previously visited. Greeted by Yvonne, she made us feel welcome and at ease very quickly. Up the turnpike stair, in to a lovely, clean and well decorated four poster room with a large ensuite bathroom (lovely roll top bath) which the threshold goes over the original gateway (hence the upwards steps) and the first head ducking experience of our stay for my OH who is quite tall. The room was very welcoming and clean and unlike some castles, it was surprisingly warm. Knowing how cold some castles can be, we had come well equipped with fleeces and layers but they were not needed. The breakfast was lovely and set up so well for the day, we didn't feel like eating again until nearly dinner time which was also good food with excellent local and fresh produce. The dogs were charming but not in your face after their first greeting. The gardens were lovely to explore and try to figure out the layout of the castle externally. A day out to explore Arbroath Abbey then up the coast to Stonehaven and stop off at Dunnottar castle completed the day before heading back to the castle for dinner. Be aware that unless by prior agreement, you are not expected to stay within the castle during the daytime. This didn't bother us as we got lovely weather but other travellers may find this unusual. Yvonne's tour of the castle on our last morning gave us an insight to some of the history and some of the troubles that Ethie has suffered and Ethie is fortunate that the new owners of the castle have spent so much time, effort and obviously money to restore/maintain the castle after a period of lack of such care. We look forward to re-visiting this special place. Warm hearted people, special place and lovely area all combine to make this a lovely and relaxed short break for us. For those seeking the modernity with the soulless predictability of main chain four or five star hotels, then please leave the castle to those of us who can appreciate its quirks and charms.
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Date of stay: October 2012
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Responded 05 Jun 2014
Ethie Castle is now under new ownership and management. We hope that you will return to Ethie in the future and enjoy a stay with us. Please see our website for updated information ethiecastle.com
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Matte D wrote a review Sep 2012
Montreal, Canada13 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at Ethie Castle one night in mid-August. It was a very unique experience. First, be warned that the place is a bit hard to find, so make sure you get good directions; we took a few wrong turns before we found an unassuming road with a sign that read Ethie Farms. The grounds are truly phenomenal and the structure impressive and duly imposing. We were pleasantly greeted and shown to our room. Because the castale is occupied by a family, you will see family photos, perhaps hear young voices, and encounter the family dogs. That being said, it was a very quiet and restful place to stay for a night. The breakfast was extremely tasty and like other places we had stayed, the foods were local and farm fresh. There is no internet or television here, but lots of reading materials were available in our room. Some of the furnishings and decorations were quaint antiques and some just seemed a bit dated. There was also a bit of a musty smell in our room (probably to be expected in an old stone building) which was very faint but nevertheless there. If you suffer from allergies, you might react to this, but we were fine. I agree with another reviewer that staying in a castle is not for everyone: the winding stairs might be difficult for some to navigate and you won't find all the lastest amenities of a city hotel. Also, we were never shown any of the public rooms advertised on the website; I would have liked to enjoy a show in the television room or perhaps read a book in the sitting room. All in all, it was a memorable stay and we are so glad we took the host's recommendation to visit Lunan Bay just a short drive away the morning we left. It is an amazing beach with stunning views. We also took in a light supper at The Chance Inn in Inverkeilor nearby and highly recommend the food.
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Date of stay: August 2012
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Responded 05 Jun 2014
Ethie Castle is now under new ownership and management. We hope that you will return to Ethie in the future and enjoy a stay with us. Please see our website for updated information ethiecastle.com
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Lou187147 wrote a review Jul 2012
Paris, France28 contributions42 helpful votes
Ethie Castle is a unique place to stay. The castle and the gardens are very beautiful and atmospheric. Yvonne, the housekeeper, was friendly and helpful. The owner has 4 dogs who are not kept separate from guests (liable to beg for food at the table or to try and jump on your lap) so it's probably not the right place for you if you don't like dogs. We found the breakfast a little disappointing - the blueberries were frozen and therefore soggy and the bacon was rather over-cooked. Other reviewers have mentioned how good the food is but we weren't actually offered any dinner. The castle is very cold and you should be aware that you are not allowed in the property at all between 10.30 am and 5 pm, not even to rest in your bedroom. Although this is an incredible venue, we feel reluctant to recommend it based on the attitudes of the proprietor. She shared with us (unsolicted) some narrow-minded views that are liable to offend some customers. In particular, we feel that same-sex couples may not get a warm welcome here.
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Date of stay: July 2012
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Responded 05 Jun 2014
Ethie Castle is now under new ownership and management. We hope that you will return to Ethie in the future and enjoy a stay with us. Please see our website for updated information ethiecastle.com
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