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Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom & Ireland


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Luxury Holidays At Candacraig

Enjoy complete privacy, unmatched hospitality and stunning scenery at this luxury exclusive-use estate in the Scottish Highlands. A baronial mansion that was originally built in the 17th century and extended by the same architect that built the Royal Balmoral Castle nearby, Candacraig was also, until 2014, the Scottish mansion of Sir Billy Connolly and Pamela Stephenson. It offers 12 luxurious bedrooms with assigned private bathrooms, an elegant tartan dining room, wood-panelled drawing room, games room with full-size snooker table and a whiskey library stocked full of top Scotch. The rich heritage is matched by some ultra-modern touches – including a sustainable biomass heating system and state-of-the-art kitchen. Outside, around 18 acres of grounds are yours to enjoy, combining private woodland and perfectly kept lawns with a flower-filled Victorian walled garden and lochan fed by the River Don. Enabling you to truly unwind and enjoy the magic of Candacraig, a stay includes the services of a house manager, butler, housekeeping team and night porter, while a Highlands chef can be arranged to serve up delicious, locally sourced cuisine. Thanks to its incredible location in the Cairngorms National Park, a stay at the estate also ensures easy access to a variety of outdoor adventures and quintessentially Scottish activities – from archery and fishing with a local, to whisky tasting with an expert and tours of Highlands castles.

  • Type: Luxury Private Estate
  • Summary: A private-use baronial mansion in the Highlands
  • Feature: 18 private acres of woodland, gardens and its own lochan
  • Rooms: 12 luxury rooms
  • Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom & Ireland
  • Nearest airport: Aberdeen Airport
Location and transfer

Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, Candacraig is approximately 1 hour from Aberdeen Airport, 1 hour 30 minutes from Inverness Airport and 2 hours 40 minutes from Edinburgh Airport by private car transfer.


Sleeping up to 24 guests, Candacraig is home to twelve luxurious bedrooms, each one unique in layout and décor, yet complete with top-quality furnishings and beautiful private bathrooms with luxury Aesop toiletries (some en suite and some adjacent).

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Lakes & Mountains

Surrounded by rugged natural beauty, Candacraig is located within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, inviting you to enjoy a range of adventures amid the majestic mountains. Head out hill walking, mountain biking, kayaking, 4WD tours, axe-throwing and more, soaking up the spellbinding scenery and embracing the great outdoors.

Private Estates & Castles

Whether travelling with a family of multiple generations or a group of friends, Candacraig offers an utterly luxurious home-from-home. Enjoy the highest level of privacy without compromising on the standards and quality you'd find in a five-star hotel, with dedicated staff ensuring that you experience the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. With plenty of space both inside and out, the estate is also a wonderful choice for a fairy tale wedding or other celebration.


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Independent Reviews

Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Service award. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more.

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