Bed and Breakfast
Country House bed and breakfast accommodation, with optional dinner
Aberdeen Dyce Airport 25 minutes
Aberdeen 45 mins. Cruden Bay 50 mins.
Wifi internet access available.
Country House bed and breakfast with optional dinner
Though easily accessible from Aberdeen, and central for exploring Aberdeenshire and North East Scotland, Warthill is completely secluded in the midst of 250 acres of parkland pastures and mature woodland as though it were a world on its own.
A tourist brochure might say 'Bed and breakfast in a Scottish castle', but it's more subtle than that: this is an ancient turreted house with 12 foot thick fortifications dating from the medieval period, Georgian and Victorian additions, and owned by the same family, the Leslies, for hundreds of years. And today it is Candida and Sebastian Leslie who welcome you to stay for bed and breakfast, with the option of dinner as well.
There are lovely walks on the estate, among ancient trees and shrubs, a sedgy loch with wild duck and flowery meadows. Nearby, Aberdeenshire's famous castles, ancient stone circles and golf courses are within easy driving distance.
Hundreds of years have left a patina of age on Warthill - faded carpets, the occasional mark and worn patch - the pictures, furniture and light conjure a tangible air of the passing of time.
A story from the 1745 Rebellion
Warthill Leslies sided with Bonnie Prince Charlie during the 1745 rebellion. The Laird was away with the Jacobite army when the Government troops passing nearby sent a detachment to burn Warthill to the ground. The Laird's chamberlain managed to bribe the soldiers to report back that they had done just that, but leave the house untouched. Then he organised straw bales to be piled in front of the house and set on fire. Later when the Government officers saw the plumes of smoke rising above the trees in the distance they was satisfied that the report of the soldiers was indeed true.
Below left and right;
Three views of the bedroom which looks out over the park in front of the house. Large double bed with carved and gilded headboard and bathroom (bath, basin and wc) en suite. Each of the three bedrooms has TV with Freeview facilities.
Below left and right;
Green room at the top of the house, with large double bed. This room has a private adjacent bathroom (bath, basin, wc). A further double bedroom with canopied bed in a wing on the side of the house with its own bathroom en suite.
Breakfast, and optional dinner:
Right; Breakfast and dinner are served in the Dining Room.
Optional Dinner menu examples
You are welcome to bring your own wine if you like.
Special diets catered for (with advance notice please).
Within a few miles there are also other good places to eat, and a genuine Aberdeenshire pub about a mile away.
£50 per person per night, and including breakfast.
(£60 single occupancy, per night)
Optional dinner is £25 per person.
Wifi internet access available. Pets by arrangement, and no smoking please. Please note we do not take credit cards.
To enquire or to book:
Candida and Sebastian Leslie
Aberdeenshire AB51 5BJ
Tel: 0165 1821276
Mobile: 07917 889 286
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 165 1821276
Mobile: 44 7917 889 286
Please tell Candy and Sebastian you found Warthill through About Scotland!