Lickleyhead Castle is a 16th century grade A listed building in the heart of Aberdeenshire. The entirety of the building is exclusively available to paying guests. The property features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms/washrooms, a dining room, a large kitchen, a music room, a games' room, a living room and the cavernous great hall amongst others. There are four usable fireplaces, a grand piano, a pool table, a library and a complementary few drams of whisky for those staying in the laird's room. The exterior is breathtaking: the castle is surrounded on three sides by flowing water from the fore and back burns and a woodland that has been allowed to grow for at least a couple of centuries. Wildlife can frequently be viewed from the windows, be it red squirrels or eagles, which this writer has personally seen landing on a trampoline for children. There is ample parking on the wide driveway. Groups of up to fourteen could stay in comfort - we would allow up to sixteen.
The room the laird of the castle would have traditionally slept in. Guests would bed down in a four poster.
- Type Superior King
This room is named for the castle's 16th century laird, John Forbes. It features a traditional Scottish box bed (modern mattress!)and has been decorated to match the period.
- Type Superior Double
This room is named for the Lumsden family who owned the property in the Victorian era. It is the top most room in the castle with fantastic views across the surrounding woods and fields.
- Type Double/Twin