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Sophie Buchan

'Balamory' Castle with nine bedrooms available for rental for £2k per night

If you grew up watching the successful TV show Balamory, you may recognise this building - and you won't need to be told who lived in it.

The iconic pink castle is now up for tourist rental and is being advertised as a five stars property. As well as being a castle, which in itself is pretty impressive, it offers a range of on-site activities including archery, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding.

In addition, local activities are also said to include gold, sailing, driven grouse pheasant/partridge shooting, cycling, walking and beaches nearby.

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Fenton Tower is said to have been built in the 16th century and is located 18 miles east of Edinburgh near the coastal town of North Berwick. This historic house has been used by the likes of ITV and the BBC and what could be better than staying in Archie’s very own castle?

According to rental site Vrbo, the castle’s location was originally chosen in the 11th Century because it allowed panoramic views in all directions. The property has also welcomed "distinguished visitors" with one of them being King James VI of Scotland, son of Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley, who took refuge there as he fled from the rebel army in Fife across the Firth of Forth.

The tower was modernised before opening back up in 2002. (Vrbo.)

Having been restored and opening back up again in 2022, the tower can sleep up to 13 guests. All bedrooms come complete with Freeview televisions, DVD players and radios whilst their bathrooms come complete with Penhaligon toiletries, bath robes as well a White Company towels.

Writing about the castle on their website Vrbo said: "A visit to Fenton Tower, whether for one night, or one month, will never be forgotten. A warm Scottish welcome, simple luxury and comfortable surroundings await you, with our small, dedicated team there to guide, advise and facilitate your every requirement.

"You can treat our 20 acres of private land as your own as you daydream by our secluded loch, or just gaze out across the undulating East Lothian countryside. Your stay at Fenton Tower will be like no other. Our team will ensure that your itinerary is as full, or as relaxed as you would like . . . after all . . . this is your castle."

There are nine bedrooms. (Vrbo.)

The cost for a room per night in the stunning castle costs a little more than what you may think however with the host asking for £2,190.

Out of 12 reviews, each have been a full five star rating with the most recent review having been about a 60th birthday in April of this year.

Reviews mention that the castle is "stunning and so homely and comfortable." Another person has described it as "simply majestic."

People come here for all sorts of celebrations. (Vrbo.)

The 8094 square foot castle also sits on shared grounds with a modern building overlooking stunning scenery. Perfect for if you want to relax with a good book and a cuppa tea.

The maximum number of overnight guests is 13 whilst the minimum age to rent is 30-years-old and over. You can take kids with you and up to two dogs of any size.

However whether you're attending for a wedding, a birthday party or a family gathering, guests have been asked not to smoke inside.

If you're keen to rent out the castle, you can visit the rental listing here.


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