Old Newton House is a wonderful historic house overlooking Doune Castle in Perthshire. Your own exclusive use 16th Century fortified house for up to 12 guests. Perfect for friends & family gatherings and small unique weddings.
Old Newton is described in the Scottish history books as a 16 th century L-plan
fortalice, although there is evidence for some sort of building on the site from the
Exchequer Rolls of Scotland in 1435. The house was built for defence and
therefore only recently, in the 18 th and 19 th centuries, were the rooms on the
ground floor developed for domestic use. All bedrooms were upstairs many of
It has welcomed some of Scotland’s most illustrious guests including Prince
Charles Edward Stuart, the enlightenment philosopher David Hume, and Sir
Walter Scott who wrote The Lady of the Lake here. More recently it has been
home to the cast and crew of Outlander the popular series written by Diana
Gabaldon, who also came to visit. New guests will recognise the many scenes
from the first series that were filmed here.
There are five public rooms. The morning room, the dining room, the music
room - with a Steinway piano, the longroom, which as its name suggests is a very
large family room with TV and snooker table. Finally at the heart of the house is a
good sized kitchen with an Aga. There is also a large scullery for food
preparation and storage.
The house has its own chapel, which may be hired for weddings or other
The house is set on a private estate surrounded by acres of parkland. There is a
walled garden for the exclusive use of guests. There is parking for about 6 cars.
We have two gardeners who tend to the gardens throughout the year.
The beautiful village of Doune is within easy walking distance and there you can
find everything from food supplies to designer clothing.
Dogs are most welcome with certain restrictions on the Estate.
Old Newton sleeps 12 comfortably but can accommodate 2 extra small people.
There are 3 bedrooms in the tower, which has a narrow spiral staircase.
The top floor has the Prince Charles Edward Stuart room, which has a super-king
Below there is the Walter Scott bedroom, which has twin beds.
Next door, the David Hume bedroom also has twin beds.
There is a shower room and a bathroom both with WCs for the use of these 3
In the centre section of the house, reached by a steep narrow staircase there is
an attic bedroom with a large double bed, a single bed and a bathroom, which
although not en suite is for private use.
The Chinese room, with a smaller double bed, also has a private bathroom next
The Hayloft has a double bed, a single bed and is served by a shower room with
Minimum stay is 3 nights.
2018 list prices
Low season £400 per night
Mid Season £575 per night
High Season £800 per night
Waitrose, Sainbury and Tesco all deliver to Doune.
We have names of cooks if people want to have a special occasion catered for.
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