Stay on a Scottish Estate – Part 1
Scottish estates provide a wilderness like no other: a wilderness in which you can immerse, explore and relax.
In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of planning a holiday sometimes we over-look and miss the really special places that are available too. Have you ever thought of getting a group together and staying on a Scottish estate? Many estates in Scotland have groups of cottages which offers up a ‘mini village’ way of life which really appeals to us. If you are from a big family or like to go away as a big group of friends you will find some of the party want to spend every minute together and some want time apart. You may also be organising a corporate event, or a small wedding – this is the perfect solution! Being rurally located they are the perfect base for those outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore and those who are really keen for that much needed digital detox.
In two or three blogs I am going to share the estate holiday homes we have in our portfolio so that you know what’s available to you for your future trips. Let us know what you think of these awesome places in the comments section below.
Corrour Estate is a remote 57,000 acre Highland estate on the edge of Rannoch Moor. You will be thrown in to the wilderness upon your arrival to Corrour, with the nearest public road being 17 miles away. You may even be surprised to hear that you can in fact get to the estate by rail, with its very own station, ‘The Station House’, being set down an off-road track from the main lodge in the middle of nowhere! Once a remote wilderness where shepherds flocked sheep and drovers took their cattle to market, it is now a conservation-minded sporting estate where many guests come from all over the world to experience a luxurious retreat or to get out walking on the hills. The lodge and its eight holiday homes combine old fashioned appeal with modern comforts. Although it is unlikely you will have a party of 78 (unless it is a wedding), the holiday homes can accommodate up to that many people at one time. All of the cottages are self-catering, but catering can be done at the lodge with prior arrangement. This is a lovely place for your group to book out some cottages and stay close by each other. Here are three of the cottages on Corrour but you can find the full collection over on our website here.
Hidden away amongst our 4000 acres of Ross-shire countryside, just 30 minutes north of the city of Inverness, sits Brahan Estate – a wonderful place for outdoor adventure. Being the traditional home to the Seaforths, the Chiefs of Clan MacKenzie, the history around this lovely place is just fascinating. It was here, on the steps of Brahan Castle, that the Jacobite MacKenzies became the first defeated clan forced to surrender their arms and swear allegiance to the English Crown! There are seven holiday homes of all sizes which can accommodate couples, families and larger groups and with activities on the estate including fishing, birdwatching, walking and shooting you won’t be short of things to do. If you are a keen golfer there are seven golf courses close by to the estate. This is a really peaceful part of the world where you can really get out and explore, and if you want to get a taste of the Capital of the Highlands to go out, eat good food or get your fix of retail therapy, then you are only half an hour’s drive away. Here are three of the cottages but you can find the full collection over on our website here.
This estate offers an idyllic and peaceful setting in Blacklunans, Perthshire and this is the perfect place for outdoor exploring whether it is hill walking, skiing in Glenshee, cycling or golfing. To be honest, it is even the perfect place for doing nothing and relaxing – which, let’s face it – we all need! The closest town to Drumfork is Blairgowrie (13 miles) where you will find a large Tesco to stock up on everything you will need during your stay. There are some gorgeous holiday homes on the estate that we have on our books including Rose Cottage (sleeps 8) and Chauffeurs Cottage (sleeps 6) which have been newly renovated to provide luxury accommodation to its valued visitors. All with private hot tubs and swanky interiors, they also have underfloor heating throughout the ground floor as well as cosy wood burning stoves in the sitting room. Every little detail has been thought of in these cottages and you will notice that as soon as you walk through the door!
You will be excited to hear that all three of these estates are DOG LOVERS! So you will be able to take your whole family with you, leaving none of your furry friends out. If you are interested in staying in any of these amazing places but you have further questions, then you can do a bit more research over on our website, or you can give our helpful sales team a call on 01738 451 610. We are always happy to help.
I hope you have enjoyed part 1, let us know what you think. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for part 2 at the end of the month!
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