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Are you looking for a little elegance from your exclusive use let in Ireland?

Why not add to the experience for this Irish castle option offered on a self-catering (or vacation rental) basis and hire a local caterer to cook for you?

You can then choose the extent to which you require the services of the chef - whether it be the night of your arrival, allowing you to rest after your journey, or a meal to celebrate a special occasion during your stay - or why not push the boat out and have a fully catered option throughout your stay?

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Crom Castle in the Heart of the Ireland’s Lake District

On the shores of Upper Lough Erne in County Fermanagh lies one of the most important nature conservation sites owned by the National Trust – Crom Estate. This 1,900 acre estate includes the largest surviving area of oak woodland in Northern Ireland and one of the most important and least spoilt freshwater habitats in the British Isles.

Hidden amongst the trees is Crom Castle, owned by the Crichton family, Earls of Erne, in what is know as Ireland’s Lake District!

The castle is split into two, the West Wing, sleeping 12 and then for larger groups into Lord Erne’s side of the castle, which sleeps and extra 4 when the whole castle is taken (subject to availability). From Lord and Lady Erne’s drawing room you look out over the deer park and panoramic views of Old Crom Castle in the distance.

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Drimdarroch Cottage is set in the heart of the beautiful landscape of the Castle Lachlan Estate on Loch Fyne. 

A beautifully converted farm dwelling set in the 1500-acre estate, Drimdarroch provides the perfect setting for your Scottish holiday. 

Situated in Strathlachlan on the shores of Loch Fyne, Argyll, and about a 75-minute drive from Glasgow Airport, Drimdarroch is a great holiday location, both for families and groups of friends. 

The cottage commands panoramic views over Loch Fyne and offers luxurious accommodation over two floors, sleeping up to eight people.

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Barony Castle is built around a 16th century tower house and sits in 25 acres of Scottish countryside, less than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh. 

The castle has 72 en-suite bedrooms, including a selection of luxurious Privilege Rooms and Junior Suites. There are also a number of rooms that are suitable for families.

Barony Castle is currently available for both Christmas and New Year.

Christmas packages run for either two or three nights and include dinner, bed and breakfast, the highlight of which is a traditional Christmas Day Lunch, with a visit from Santa Claus for the children.

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Situated at the head of a 6500 acre estate and enjoying magnificent mountain scenery, Dalmunzie Castle is one of those places that once you're there, you never want to leave. 

Luckily, the castle offers superb dining, so you don't have to drive for miles to find something to eat. The castle feels particularly proud of the food & beverages that it provides. Having been recommended in the Michelin Guide for the last five years (2007-2013), a high consistency of product can be guaranteed.  

With the candles low, unobtrusive service on hand, and wonderful food & wine to enjoy, we hope you’ll enjoy an event meant to be special. Dinner is enjoyed in the expansive dining room, with views over the front lawn in the spring & summer months. Alternatively private dining may be arranged in the James Graham Library. 

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Traquair Fair Returns with an Americana Theme!

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 2015.

11am – 6pm (music until 8pm).

Traquair Fair will be returning in 2015 with a spectacular Americana theme. One of the Borders’ most popular events, the fair is staged on a bi-ennial basis.

Following on from a 1960’s theme in 2013, this year the fair will highlight all things American. With a great line up of music including Country, Bluegrass, Folk and Roots, as well as workshops in Jive Dance and Line Dancing, the fair will be jumpin’ and jivin’ throughout the day.

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One of the most sought after castles in England, is the majestic Walton Castle. 

It is situated in the unspoiled seaside town of Clevedon, a Victorian town overlooking the estuary of the River Severn, the longest river in Great Britain.

Walton Castle is a short drive away from Clevedon Town, and only a half hour walk, which would be a delight for those who love walking, as it offer some of the most beautiful scenic surroundings.

The town is situated on the Bristol Channel coast, offering coastal walks along the shoreline. 

One of the must-visit attractions, is the Clevedon Pier. Completed in 1869, it is one of the most important Victorian piers in the country, and it's recognised as one of the finest in the country and a national monument. It is always open to those who want to take a walk and admire the views.

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The special Winter Wedding All-Inclusive Package at Coombe is available on selected dates in October, November & December 2015. 

Winter Wedding All-Inclusive Package at Coombe Abbey

Available on selected dates in October, November & December 2015. 

The 'Winter Wedding Package' is available for up to 70 guests and includes the following:

Arrival drink of mulled wine;

Mince pies on arrival;

Four course wedding breakfast;

Half a bottle of wine, per adult, throughout the wedding breakfast;

Prosecco for the speeches;

Evening buffet;

Toastmaster until the end of the wedding breakfast;

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Traquair Castle, the Oldest Inhabited House in Scotland, has an amazing jaw dropping special price offer for small weddings.

If you're looking for a venue for a small wedding for just the two of you, Traquair Castle is offering the following fantastic package:

- Civil or religious ceremony in the castle's chapel or licensed rooms;

- Overnight accommodation for 2 in one of Traquair's 3 fantastic bedrooms;

- Dinner for 2 - enjoy dinner in the Oldest Inhabited House in Scotland!;

- Full Scottish breakfast the following morning;

- Bottle of house sparkling wine - Cuvée Catherine.

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Forter Castle is one of our most popular castles for a festive stay....

Forter Castle is set within 3 acres of private grounds and every room provides its own wonderful view of the stunning surrounding landscape. Six individually-designed bedrooms offer accommodation for a maximum of 12 adults, and the magnificent hall, which spans the entire width of the castle, affords guests a truly relaxing experience.

The area surrounding Forter Castle offers not only stunning scenery, but the opportunity to enjoy the glens: walking, riding, cycling or by whichever means you prefer. The mountains offer both skiing and snowboarding during winter months, or if you prefer, mountain-biking and hiking. For those with a passion for water, rivers, lochs and beaches offer numerous aquatic activities. For the purest of thrill-seekers, activities from paragliding to bungy jumping can also be found within the locality. You could enjoy a round of golf or a visit to a local distillery - so very traditionally Scottish!

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