Lochside Castle, Scotland

This fairytale castle nestles on the quiet southern shore of the mystifying and serene Loch Ness. The gothic baronial Castle evokes a romantic setting with turrets and towers aplenty, set amidst picturesque woodland in a 500 acre estate. Even in Victorian times, the castle accommodated sporting and holiday parties for the aristocracy. Now the Listed  Highland Castle remains a stunning venue for a memorable highland experience, whether the ultimate Scottish house party or a luxurious corporate retreat. The Estate is conveniently situated just 30 minutes from Inverness airport, and has three charming cottages for extra accommodation.

The dramatic scenery of the highland landscape outside is matched by a grand interior. The atmosphere is marvellously Scottish, seemingly unchanged for hundreds of years. Oil paintings of nobility cover the rich red walls of the drawing room, and roaring fireplaces envelop the rooms in warmth. The finest furnishings fill the castle: exquisite rugs, silk curtains, crystal chandeliers and superb antiques abound.

The many rooms of the Castle will enchant and relax all its guests.  The airy Hall with doors leading on to the terrace is excellent for banquets and parties, and is also licensed for weddings. A marquee is available for larger parties or weddings of up to 180.

Guests can snuggle up by the fire with a book in the Library, or enjoy breakfast amidst old family crests in the beautiful panelled Laird’s Room. Those looking for some entertainment will find it in the Billiard Room with TV, DVD and Wii, or can relax in the sumptuous ruby red Drawing Room with its Murano glass chandeliers, card tables and stunning views down to the Loch.

The Castle bedrooms are elegantly decorated, some very grand with four poster beds, draped in velvet and brocade. Each of the bedrooms and bathrooms is wonderfully unique, with a mixture of chic simplicity and fabulous eccentricity, while the bathrooms evoke a charming Edwardian feel.

The Castle is a superb venue for corporate hospitality with luxurious interiors, a huge choice of rooms for any work that may need to be done and excellent catering and service. In fact, all the benefits of a hotel with the added privacy and exclusivity of your own castle.

The grounds of the Estate span 500 acres of garden and woodland, with a new outdoor swimming pool, and gently sloping lawns down to the beaches on the shore of the Loch. Peaceful walks in the grounds will reveal the wonderful wildlife, and the spectacular scenery will amaze. The Scottish Highland setting offers many activities, including fishing on the Loch, falconry displays, shooting, golf, whiskey tastings

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