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Your Very Own 5 Star Scottish Castle - Your Very Own Home from Home

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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:13
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:6.5
  • Property type:Castle
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beautifully restored private home consistently awarded 5***** by Visit Scotland

A unique Scottish Castle . . .

Fenton Tower is a magnificent, fortified; 16th Century tower located 18 miles East of Edinburgh near the coastal town of North Berwick. The castle’s location was originally chosen in the 11th Century because it afforded panoramic views in all directions and has had many distinguished visitors, among 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 has now been meticulously restored, and opened in 2002 to provide 5-star accommodation for up to 13 guests. Set amongst rolling countryside and surrounded by many of the worlds’ most famous golf courses (Muirfield, Gullane & North Berwick) Fenton Tower is the perfect base for a magnificent golfing experience.

The location of the Tower makes it ideal for all kinds of country, sporting and recreational activities. Arrangements for parties of up to eight guns for Grouse, Partridge and Pheasant shooting, as well as fly fishing on the rivers Tweed and Tyne can be arranged. With horse riding, archery, and 5-star local attractions (including The National Museum of Flight, home to Concorde, and the Scottish Seabird Centre) all within a stones-throw of the Castle, your visit to East Lothian will be one you will want to repeat.

. . . an unforgettable welcome

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.

All bedrooms come complete with Freeview televisions, DVD players and radios. Bathrooms come complete with Penhaligon Toiletries, Bath Robes and White Company Towels

On-Site Activities;

Clay Pigeon Shooting
Horse Riding

Local Activities;

Driven Grouse pheasant / partridge shooting

Edinburgh is a 30 minute train journey from Fenton Tower


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

Property Type

  • Castle
  • 8094 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 13
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old and over...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Travel Cots with bedding and highchairs available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is only permitted outside the building ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please apply to the manager for more information....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

  • Seton: 2 twin/ single


  • Sydserf: 1 twin/ single

    This room is not en-suite...moreless

  • Erskine: 1 king, 1 child bed

    This room can be kingsize OR twin bedded - lake view...moreless

  • Ruthven: 1 king, 1 child bed

    Antique Half Tester bed + bed available for 1 child...moreless

  • Stewart: 1 king, 1 child bed

    This room can be kingsize OR twin bedded + 1 bed for child...moreless

  • The Garrett: 1 king

    This room can be kingsize OR twin bedded + 1 bed for child...moreless

  • Carmichael: 1 double, 1 child bed

    4-poster bedroom + 1 bed for child...moreless

  • All of our bedrooms are under-floor heated and come with Freeview televisions and DVD players, direct-dial phones and complementary boutique gin and locally produced malt whisky...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Ruthven: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Antique Victorian drench / spray shower...moreless

  • Carmichael: toilet, tub, shower

    Double marble sinks and roll-top bath...moreless

  • Stewart: toilet, tub, shower

    Double marble sinks and roll-top bath...moreless

  • Erskine: toilet, tub, shower

    Beautiful antique copper roll-top bath...moreless

  • Garrett: toilet, shower


  • Seton: toilet, shower


  • The Throne Room!: toilet

    Antique 'Thunderbox' lavatory...moreless

  • All main bathrooms come complete with sumptuous White Company towels, Penhaligon toiletries and bath oil(where appropriate) and bath robes. All bathrooms are under-floor heated...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    3D DVD player in the library plus DVD players in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Games:

    Various board games and cards...moreless

  • Music Library:

    A selection of cd's...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Sky TV in the library and free-view in all bedrooms....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player with iPod dock in the Library iPod docking speaker in the Great Hall...moreless

  • Television:

    3D television in the library plus TV's in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Wide selection of DVD including children's entertainment...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    A private chef can be booked to cater for your group. Please apply to the manager for more details....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 32 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The fire in the Great Hall can be lit....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The entire castle is under-floor heated...moreless

  • Internet:

    Full unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the property...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is available to guests for the purposes of making tea and coffee....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The house comes complete with tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits...moreless

  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$9,628 $38,512

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $193 per night, per additional guest

New Year
Dec 28 - Jan 2, 2018
6 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$11,553 $46,214

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $231 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



Standard / Off-Peak Rates - Based on 8 guests B&B. Additional guests (max 13) will be charged individually on top of the standard rate

Christmas and New Year Rates - Based on 13 guests for a minimum of 3 nights B&B

Dinner - £70.00 per person per night (minimum 8)

Guests will be subject to Fenton Towers terms and conditions.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
North Berwick
110 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
North Berwick
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
North Berwick
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hill End, Edinburgh (artificial)
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
North Berwick

Car: Recommended


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

About: Ian Simpson & John Macaskill are two friends who have known each other since school and who own the Tower jointly. Ian and his family live on a neighbouring farm whilst John lives in New York with his family.

Why North Berwick, UK:
Ian's grandfather bought the farm that the ruined tower stood on in the late 1800's. Ian and John used to play in the ruin as children, and vowed that when they 'grew up' they would restore the castle to its former glory. Their vision was realised in 2002 when the house opened to the public after standing as a ruin for over 350 years.

The Unique Benefits at this Castle:
Their love for the old tower is evident as no expense was spared during the restoration. The house benefits from modern conveniences such as under floor heating and power showers that similar properties do not have, as well as a warm, welcoming family-run atmosphere.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

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  • The view from the drive

    The view from the drive

  • Fenton Tower from the North

    Fenton Tower from the North

  • The Great Hall

    The Great Hall

  • The Library

    The Library

  • Carmichael Bathroom

    Carmichael Bathroom

  • Ruthven Bathroom

    Ruthven Bathroom

  • Stewart with twin beds

    Stewart with twin beds

  • Erskine Bathroom

    Erskine Bathroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Wedding


  • Deep and crisp and even!

    Deep and crisp and even!

  • Fenton Tower

    Fenton Tower

  • Evening


  • Welcome


  • Tea in the afternoon

    Tea in the afternoon

  • Carmichael


  • Ruthven


  • Stewart


  • Erskine


  • Garrett Sitting Room and Battlements

    Garrett Sitting Room and Battlements

  • Celebration


  • Your own Scottish Castle

    Your own Scottish Castle

VRBO #569876

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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