“A remarkable setting”

Luxury exclusive use castle in the Cairngorms National Park, sleeping up to 26 adults


Candacraig is an inspiring retreat in the Scottish Highlands. Steeped in history and surrounded by the wild beauty of the Cairngorms National Park, this breath-taking Baronial mansion is the perfect place to stay.

Previous owners of the property included Anita and Gordon Roddick, founders of the Body Shop, who undertook major renovations before selling to Billy Connolly and Pamela Stephenson. Candacraig has attracted many Holywood celebrities as regular guests.

The new and present owners bought the property in 2014 and have added their own individual style to the wonderful facilities on offer to guests.


Guests can enjoy exclusive use of the property, including the impressive formal dining room, drawing room, games/billiards room, whisky library (which through many years of collecting provides a leading selection of single malts), plus 12 individually-styled bedrooms, mostly ensuite, all with direct dial telephones, Egyptian cotton bedding and L'Occitane toiletries.

The house can sleep up to 26 guests. Within the grounds of this beautiful property, guests have full access to 18 acres of private woodland and manicured lawns, including a large Victorian walled garden, private lochan, fed by the River Don, perfect for catching dinner.