Nancy and John Patrick Wright and their sons rescued Plane Castle from ruin during the 90's and made it their family home. They now live in the Guard House, and let out the Castle in two separate self catering rental accommodations, sleeping 8 in the Manor House and up to 8 in the Tower.
Plane Castle, the baronial house of the Sommervilles, Lords of Plane from 1428 to 1643, is located 6 miles south of Stirling, on the edge of the Bannockburn battlefield. Both Plane Tower 1430,a nd the Manor House 1528, have recently been sympathetically restored while introducing the facilities and comforts of modern living.
Plane Tower is offered for self-catering accommodation sleeping 4 to 8 people. The adjacent Manor House with 4 double bedrooms is available for self catering either separately or together with the Tower, and the two are connected by a walkway.
The Grounds cover 3 to 4 acres, and include rose gardens, shruberies, orchards, walks, a band-stand/pavilion, a hobbit-cave, a hide, a play-house, sculptures, fossils, rocks and cliffs, and a large pond with a rowing boat, and is the home for families of geese, ducks, doves, rabbits, and a roost of peacocks on the balcony.
We also run guided outings to selected castles, battlefields, and an introduction/instruction in Archaeological Dowsing of Roman and Medieval sites.