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Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie’sshildhood nome now available as a holiday let

The castle is set on private land near Meikle Wartle, Inverurie, among miles of fields and trees.

Rose Leslie’s childhood home in Aberdeenshire is now available as a holiday property. One of the UK’s leading actors, Rose Leslie is best known as Ygritte in the series Game of Thrones. Wardhill Castle, where she lived as a child, is available for short breaks through Cottages & Castles.

The property is a luxurious country retreat, with a long and distinguished history. Clan Leslie acquired the castle in the 1100’s. The Clan has owned a large number of properties in Aberdeenshire over the years but Wardhill is special because it is the only property which is still within the same family today.

Sue Bourne, managing director of Cottages & Castles, said: "This is a really beautiful property which is clearly adored by the owners. The attention to detail lavished on every room has created a simply stunning and vibrant home. The formal reception rooms are decorated in heritage colours, with luxurious fabrics and textiles complementing the colour scheme. The snug, with its open fire, oil paintings and pretty printed wallpaper is an ideal place to enjoy a cosy evening, while the games room, complete with table-tennis table, is perfect for keeping the children entertained. There are many modern additions, but Wardhill has retained all the grandeur and elegance associated with a castle of this age. Surrounding the castle are particularly lovely grounds – the woodland is the perfect place for family walks, and children will love exploring the walled garden.

“There is something quite magical about Wardhill. The grandfather of the current owner pulled down an enormous wing of the castle to make it smaller and more manageable for future generations to look after. There are still corridors upstairs that lead to nowhere due to the missing wing, but that all adds to the mystery!”

The castle is set on private land near Meikle Wartle, Inverurie, among miles of fields and trees. Aberdeenshire is renowned for its whisky distilleries and castles, many of which are open to visitors. There are also numerous golf courses in the vicinity, including Royal Aberdeen, Trump and Oldmeldrum.

There are two separate cottages in the grounds at Wardhill which are already available as holiday homes through Cottages & Castles. South Lodge is a former gate house which has been refurbished and modernised, with a new kitchen and bathroom, to offer a perfect holiday cottage for a family of four in an idyllic setting. Woodland Bothy, as the name suggests, is a traditional Scottish property with one room serving as kitchen / sitting room / double bedroom, decorated in vibrant colours, with a rustic wooden ceiling, log-burner and exposed stonework on one wall.

Ashleigh Jedan of Cottages & Castles, who has worked with the estate to help promote the properties, said: “The Bothy has numerous quirky and stylish touches and is a wonderful, secluded setting for a couple seeking to truly get away from it all. There is no TV or WiFi in the property, making it even more of a blissful retreat.

“The Leslie Clan has plans to offer further properties to guests – potentially creating some glamping pods or huts in the beautiful grounds of the estate – these will have hot tubs to enable guests to truly relax and enjoy the stunning Aberdeenshire countryside. This area is a perfect place to enjoy some quality time as a couple or as a family.”

Cottages & Castles has around 450 properties in its portfolio in Scotland, from large and historic castles and manor houses to simple but ‘n’ bens in spectacular rural locations. The firm is Scotland’s leading specialist holiday lettings agency.

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