Regarded as one of the UK’s favourite actresses, Rose Leslie is best known as Ygritte in the hit TV series Game of Thrones.
She grew up in Wardhill Castle in Aberdeenshire, which is now available for short break lets through Cottages & Castles.
Sue Bourne, from the company, said: “This is a really beautiful property that is clearly adored by the owners.
“The attention to detail lavished on every room has created a simply stunning and vibrant home.
“The formal reception rooms are decorated in heritage colours, with luxurious fabrics and textiles complementing the colour scheme.
“The snug, with its open fire, oil paintings and pretty printed wallpaper is an ideal place to enjoy a cosy evening, while the games room, complete with table tennis table, is perfect for keeping the children entertained.
“There are many modern additions, but Wardhill has retained all the grandeur and elegance associated with a castle of this age.
“Surrounding the castle are lovely grounds. The woodland is the perfect place for family walks and children will love exploring the walled garden. There is something quite magical about Wardhill.
“The grandfather of the current owner pulled down an enormous wing of the castle to make it smaller and more manageable for future generations to look after.
“There are still corridors upstairs that lead to nowhere due to the missing wing, but that all adds to the mystery,” she added.
Clan Leslie acquired the castle in the 1100s. The Clan has owned a large number of properties in Aberdeenshire but Wardhill is special because it is the only property still within the same family today.
The castle is set on private land near Meikle Wartle, Inverurie, among fields and trees.
There are also two separate cottages on the grounds that are already available as holiday homes through Cottages & Castles.
South Lodge is a former gatehouse, which has been refurbished and modernised, with a new kitchen and bathroom. It offers a perfect holiday cottage for a family of four.
Woodland Bothy, as the name suggests, is a traditional Scottish property with one room serving as kitchen/sitting room/double bedroom, decorated in vibrant colours, with a rustic wooden ceiling, log-burner and exposed stonework on one wall.
Ashleigh Jedan, of Cottages & Castles, who has worked with the estate, said: “ The Leslie Clan has plans to offer further properties to guests, potentially creating some glamping pods or huts in the beautiful grounds of the estate.
“These will have hot tubs to enable guests to truly relax and enjoy the stunning Aberdeenshire countryside. This area is a perfect place to enjoy some quality time as a couple or as a family.”
Contact: 01738 451610 or visit www.cottages-and-castles.co.uk for more details.