Auchterarder House has recently been sensitively and carefully restored, over a period of 18 months, to become one of the most luxurious country houses to rent in the Scottish Highlands. As one of the most comfortable private homes in Scotland, it is now opening it’s doors for the first time in it’s history, as a private house to rent for exclusive use.
Set in 20 acres of beautifully kept gardens, including a lochan (Scottish for small lake), this Scottish Highland mansion enjoys stunning views over the Grampian mountains to the west and the Cairngorms to the north as it sits in the very centre of Scotland – a very peaceful and private spot. Auchterader House has the benefit of being just 5 minutes’ drive from Gleneagles Hotel with its famous golf courses, health spa and Andrew Fairlie’s highly respected 2-star Michelin restaurant along with the many other activities they have on offer.
Auchterarder House has a rich history dating back to 1832 when it was built by Scottish architect, William Burn, for Lt-Col. James Hunter. Designed for entertaining, it is a Scottish Highland manor house that welcomes its guests with warmth and enormous comfort. This grand country house to rent is perfect for house parties of all ages, with a host of activities available in the grounds as well as others to be found locally. There is something for everyone which makes it an ideal Scottish Highlands house rental for a special occasion with a private garden providing a place of contemplation with plenty of room for exploring and relaxing.
Accommodation for 20 people in 10 double ensuite bedrooms including one ground floor bedroom & bathroom which are fully equipped for disabled access. Four of the bedrooms have sofa beds for additional children if needed.
There is additional staff accommodation available in the front lodge.
Drawing room, library, dining room, inner hall, reception hall, cinema room, gym, sauna, shoot room, conservatory & billiard room.
Electric gates and security cameras offer a high level of security to the property, which is surrounded by tall trees and shrubbery, so very private.
20 acres of beautifully kept gardens and grounds, including a barbecue area.
A charming lochan (Scottish for small lake) stocked with brown trout. Guests are welcome to try their luck with a fishing rod.
Hard wired fibre in 2020 to provide excellent wifi.
Glasgow and Edinburgh International Airports under 1 hours drive away.
Centuries ago, the ancient Royal Burgh of Auchterarder was strategically positioned on the road from the Royal residence at Scone, near Perth, to Stirling Castle. During the battle of Sherrifmuir, the Earl of Mar’s rebel army burned the old village to the ground and today that battleground lies just a short distance from Auchterarder House.
We had no idea Scottish baronial homes were so comfortable and the master suite is far grander than any hotel. We even caught a fish in the lochan right in front of the house. What fun. Thank you for such a spoiling time.
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The house sleeps 20 people with 10 double ensuite bedrooms, including one ground floor bedroom with fully disabled bathroom. 4 of the bedrooms, which are very large, have sofa beds so can comfortably sleep 28 people in the main house if required. There is also additional staff accommodation available in the Lodge Cottage if necessary.
Each of the bedrooms has been individually designed and is ensuite. They are large rooms full of their own character and extremely comfortable.
The bathrooms all have a bath and a shower.