Tower O'ess


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  • #Wifi
  • #Hot Tub
  • #Ev Charger
  • #Quirky
  • #Castle
  • #Romantic
  • #Rural
  • #Adults

£1,395.00 up to £1,520.00 per week as of 30/12/2023

This wonderful gatehouse conversion is idyllically set on the banks of the River Tanar and offers the discerning traveller a rare opportunity to indulge in luxury self-catering accommodation in a unique property dating back to the height of the Victorian era.

Towe O’Ess is an historic listed building dating back to the 1870s. It was originally built as an imposing gateway to the glen, but was reimagined as a fully operational gatehouse by 1918. The tower is a luxurious romantic hideaway, complete with an outdoor hot tub, double-ended slipper roll-top bath and a luxurious super king bed.

The intimate living room contains a wood burning stove with access to unlimited logs, a large television, Wi-Fi and a variety of games and books. The perfect accompaniments to while away the evenings with your loved one. The spiral staircase elevates you to the bedroom and bathroom with a walk in shower and luxurious toiletries and bathrobes provided as standard. From here you can access the glorious rooftop where you can survey the land just like noblemen from the past. Enjoy the serenity and tranquility of the woods that surround you and listen out for the babbling Water of Tanar below, a peaceful way to start your day before you head out into the glorious landscape, or it is the ideal place to enjoy drinks whilst gazing at the starriest of night skies.

The kitchen comes fully equipped and is the perfect space to cook up a romantic feast alongside a dishwasher and a washer/dryer for your convenience. There's also a luxurious hot tub situated in the garden along with decking and outdoor furniture, perhaps the perfect place to complete your day after your adventures in the surrounding countryside.

The Glen Tanar Estate is a joy to behold - stretching across 25,000 acres of Caledonian pine forests, heather-clad hills and fertile farmland, the estate is situated in Royal Deeside. Home to Scotland’s most easterly Munro, Mount Keen, as well as the tumbling Water of Tanar and the River Dee, Glen Tanar is in the east of the Cairngorms National Park and includes a large National Nature Reserve. Wander through purple-clad hills and towering ancient pines, breathe in the scent of pinecones and sap, hear the soft crunch of footstep on trail, and the gurgle of the Tanar, as you make for Mount Keen.

Sporting activities on offer include salmon fishing, deer stalking, grouse shooting and trout fishing - please contact the estate prior to arrival to ensure availability. Why not partake in some wildlife photography and snap the rare golden eagle or red squirrel in their natural habitat? The estate offers sessions capturing some of the amazing wildlife and you can view this from one of the many hides located across the estate. Whatever the occasion this romantic highland retreat is quite simply sheer bliss and is set to take your breath away.


  • The Queens Hut

    • 4
    • 5 nights Min Stay low season 7 nights high seasons

    This picture perfect log cabin in a forest teeming with wildlife is a fantastic rural escape. Spot red squirrels and ospreys before stepping out to the banks of the loch for lazy days by the water's edge. Built for Queen Mary, King George IV's wife, this stunning property really is fit for royalty. Dunecht Estates have renovated the Hut, keeping it up to date with modern styles and conveniences, yet have worked hard to protect its heritage. On arrival guests follow the meandering private driveway through towering pines trees down to the banks of a shimmering freshwater loch where the Queen’s Hut emerges, blending in perfectly with its surroundings. Twin iron benches and tables are found at the front of the Hut where guests can rest tired feet and take in views of the water. The interior is sumptuous with elegant furnishings throughout. Visitors arrive in the blue shaker-style kitchen that is well equipped with an island and stools for enjoying breakfasts and light suppers. A formal dining table is found in the sitting room, which is exquisitely furnished with classic sofas and tweed upholstered chairs, and antlers mounted on walls next to framed prints and portraits. Wildlife watch from the large window seat, dine in comfort at the expansive dinner table for 6 or cosy up in front of the log burner with an after dinner dram, this room has everything you need to unwind and switch off from the outside world. The master bedroom is simply stunning with a chaise lounge at the end of the king sized bed. A large, freestanding copper tub stands in the window where guests can soak in the hot, sud-filled water while watching the squirrels play and listening to the birdsong. The cabin is totally secluded so privacy is guaranteed. A further bedroom has twin beds which may be joined to make a double. With peaceful surroundings and dark skies, luxury linens and mattresses, a good night's sleep is assured. There is plenty to do to keep guests occupied at the Hut, with walking paths just beyond the garden gate and just a 15 minute walk away the popular The Boat Inn where guests can enjoy a few drinks or some hearty grub. The Hut is near the Scottish Castle Trail and salmon fishing is available nearby on the Birse Beat of the River Dee.

    £310.00 up to £440.00 per night

  • The Gatsby

    • 4
    • 2 nights min stay

    In spectacular Aberdeenshire, The Gatsby is the perfect choice for that big and special gathering. This magnificent house in Torphins, around 23 miles from Aberdeen, can accommodate up to 24 guests in its 11 bedrooms, and plenty of premium features to make sure every single one of them loves the place. Let’s start outside - in the garden you have a decadent hot tub, and a deck with table and chairs and a barbecue. There’s room for seven in that hot tub, by the way. Inside, there's plenty to do. Be sure to gather in the drawing room where there's a baby grand piano, which is perfect for entertaining yourself or others, if you choose not to venture to the local pub just moments away. You can go straight from the deck to the kitchen, with its own bar, two wine fridges, and two of lots of other things, including ovens, dishwashers and fridge freezers. The dining room is an elegant and relaxing place to enjoy your meals, while the living room offers a large TV with DVD and Sky Q. The drawing room is perfect for evenings catching up with friends over drinks beside the open fire. Numerous bedrooms are spread across the first and second floors, all of which are filled with super-comfy beds and beautiful furnishings, designed to ensure guests get a fabulous night’s sleep. There are eight king size double bedrooms in total, as well as one twin, and two triple bedrooms. Seven of the bedrooms have their own en-suite for added privacy and comfort. Cots and high-chairs are also available should any particularly young guests be with you. The local area has something for everyone, from golf courses to galleries, and the splendour of the Cairngorms National Park makes outdoor pursuits all the more pleasurable. Fishing, canoeing, horse riding, cycling, whatever your sport, you can count on a breathtaking backdrop. There are also some impressive places to eat nearby. The aforementioned local, The Learney Arms, is one, with tempting bistro dining it will be hard to resist - particularly when it’s just next door. If you prefer the food to come to you, that’s no problem. A skilled local chef is on hand for catering, and well worth booking in advance if you’ve got a big occasion to celebrate, something The Gatsby is simply great for.

    £1,100.00 up to £1,980.00 per night

  • Britania Hotels

    • 3
    • 1 night

    Britannia Aberdeen Hotel Information Check in and Check-out Check in and Check-out Check-in 4pm; check-out 10am Car Parking Car Parking Free onsite car parking; disabled parking at the rear; no restrictions Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Free in public areas; unlimited access in bedroom for £7 per 24 hours per device Meal times Meal times Visit the food & drink page for more information Pet Friendly Pet Friendly Pets accepted; £10 per pet per night; max. 3 pets per room Entertainment Entertainment Singers perform on some Friday evenings Conference/Wedding Facilities Conference/Wedding Facilities There are no conference facilities; the lounge seats 120 people; speak to hotel for more information No Smoking/Vaping No Smoking/Vaping Smoking and vaping is prohibited in all public areas and bedrooms

    £49.00 per room