Old Newton of Doune

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 them steep.

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.

Dogs are most welcome with certain restrictions on the Estate.


Hotel Facilities

6 Bedrooms
Pet Friendly
Free Wifi
Open All Year
Customer Parking

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 ceremonies.

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.

Old Newton has a Steinway piano in the music room - perfect for a singalong after dinner!!

Check out a recent Blog article here  from The Wee White Dug Blog.


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Old Newton of Doune
FK16 6EA
+ 44 (0) 1786 842600

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Our Rooms


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-kingbed. 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 bedrooms.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 door.The Hayloft has a double bed, a single bed and is served by a shower room with WC below. Minimum stay is 3 nights.2019 list pricesLow season £400 per nightMid Season £575 per nightHigh Season £800 per nightWaitrose, Sainbury's and Tesco all deliver to Doune.We have names of cooks if people want to have a special occasion catered for.



There is a wonderful dining room within the house for you to enjoy entertaining family and friends- local cooks can be arranged if needed.  The kitchen is fully equipped to help you prepare wonderful food for your guests.

Reasons to Stay

Reasons to Stay

Your very own 16th Century fortified house for up to 12 guests.Stay where the cast and crew of Outlander stayed whilst filming in Scotland.  The house has its own chapel, which may be hired for weddings or other ceremonies. Old Newton is set on a private estate surrounded by acres of parkland.The beautiful village of Doune is within easy walking distance.Dogs are allowed with certain estate restrictions.  

Our Location


Old Newton is located just outside of Doune overlooking Dounce Castle a wonderful location to explore this part of Scotland.  The estate is perfect for long walks and the village of Doune is within easy walking distance.  Perfect if you fancy a drink or gloing out for dinner in the local bars & restaurants of Doune.

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