Bedrooms at Kincardine Castle
When using the accommodation at Kincardine Castle you quickly realise this is not like a nice hotel. It is something far more special - like staying in a grand country house with friends. We have 16 comfortable bedrooms each with its own bathroom.
A guided tour of the bedrooms by Andrew Bradford
All these bedrooms are furnished individually with antiques. All have their own particular character.
The Chinese Bedroom Single Room with en-suite bathroom. Full of old Chinese furniture the main feature is the extraordinary 'drum' bed. This dates from the late 18th century and the only other one we know of in the UK is in London's Victoria and Albert Museum and they don’t allow you to sleep in that.
Emslie. Twin-bedded room with en-suite bathroom. The room was named after the decorator who in 1935 managed to hang the wallpaper inside out - it remained that way for the next 36 years. There are two comfortable single brass beds and the room has a stunning view over Deeside.
Edward's Room. Single room with en-suite shower-room. Large brass bed with an enormous champagne bottle made into a table lamp beside it. We drank that a few years ago - 12 normal bottles worth of fizz in just 65 minutes between 16 people. There's something about a large bottle like that which makes one take it at a run.
The Garden Room Twin-bedded room with en-suite bathroom. The two west-facing windows overlook our walled garden which we are gradually restoring (see the Garden page on this web site). The still-life oil paintings and other pictures, some by my late aunt Elizabeth Cameron, keep the botanical theme going.
Old King Cole Twin or Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Before we made alterations to add the bathroom this room had Victorian wallpaper with an OKC theme, hence the name. The bathroom has fabulous ceramic tiles by William de Morgan who just happened to be married to artist Evelyn Pickering, first cousin of my great-grandmother. (See also the Bird Room). It has another lovely view.
The Tower Room Twin-bedded room with en-suite shower room. Perched high above the front door this room's five windows give astounding views from east to south-west across Deeside.
The Turret Room. Double bed with en-suite bathroom. The twin turrets flank the bed which has a painted headboard formed from the over-mantle which was removed from our Drawing Room fireplace in 1930. This room is a favourite.
The Bird Room. Twin bedded room with en-suite bathroom. So called because of the birds on the wallpaper and not after the laird's girlfriends before he married. Wonderful light room with great view. The bathroom has stunning ceramic tiles by William de Morgan (see also Old King Cole above).
The Queen's Room. Double four-poster bed with en-suite bathroom. Named in honour of a private visit by Her Majesty the Queen and members of her family in 1991. She never actually used it but her coat did lie on the bed. This room overlooks the entrance drive and five windows give views from north-east to south-west.
Maggie's Room. Double bed with en-suite bathroom. This room faces south-east and is lovely and bright in the mornings. It has views over the woodland garden and fields. Maggie is my sister and this was her room when she grew up at Kincardine.
The Nini's Room. Single bedroom with wash basin. Has a private bathroom although this is not en-suite. It has a fine old brass bedstead. Nini was my father's batman (soldier servant).
Charlie's Room. A Twin or Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. You can lie in the bath and admire the superb view.
The Cook's Room. This ground-floor room has a four-poster bed & an en-suite shower room. Formerly called Susan's Room after the previous Laird of Kincardine it has reverted to its original Victorian name. The room has a lovely view over Deeside.
The Butler's Room. Formerly called the Tallboy Room this has reverted to its original Victorian title. One of the twin beds has been lengthened to suit tall guests over 6’ 7”. This ground-floor room has an en-suite shower room which is suitable for a wheel-chair. There is a lovely view from this room over Deeside.
The Footman's Room. Located strategically so that the footman, even if he was abed, could hear the carriages returning and bounce out of bed in time to open the front door for owners or guests. A pleasant single room it has a bathroom a short distance along the corridor.
The Stranger Footman's Room. In Victorian times visitors sometimes brought their own footman with them. Hence the quaint name for this single room which has its own bathroom a short distance along the corridor. In Victorian times the location was such that the occupant could hear an approaching carriage and rush to open the front door. There is a private bathroom close-by. The bedroom looks out onto the carriage sweep and the fields beyond.