What could be a more unique and magical than staying in genuine castle? How about making the castle your exclusive home for a week or two and invite your friends and family to enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of comfort and luxury of being treated like kings and queens?
Renting a magnificent castle for you next holiday will offer a truly unforgettable experience, providing incomparable hospitality and an elegant setting in which to relish in opulent comfort.
Scotland is probably one of the best locations if you are looking for inimitable features and spectacular locations, with most of the castles boasting historical backgrounds that go back for centuries. These fairylike abodes are often set in dramatic landscapes and can even provide a haunted atmosphere if you are looking for something truly authentic!
Although there are many splendid castles throughout the land this particular one has been chosen by the author Edward Coutts Davidson for it embodies the essence and enchantment of what life at a castle was all about, with an added touch of impeccably renovated living spaces along with first class discreet service.
The Castle Fionn, located just 5 miles out of Inverness in the North East Scotland lies just outside the boundaries of the Caimgorms National Park. Its exclusive location gives it all the charm of the grandeur of past ages.
This castle is listed A-grade for it is a perfect example of Scottish Baronial architecture. During the 16th century Scotland the style of the spartanly functional tower houses was gradually replaced by a blend of the French Châteaux of the Loire and the Scottish vernacular as well as touches of the Gothic and Romanesque architecture. These residences and castles took on a renewed splendor which later developed into the most striking form of Scottish Baronial architecture.
Castle Fionn is a perfect example of Scottish Baronial architecture with its towers and turrets that bestow such glamour and magnificence to the abode. Within the castle walls the setting is warm and welcoming, with luxurious fittings and furnishings that are aloof with pomp, rendering the atmosphere relaxing and homely.
During your stay you can enjoy exploring the castle’s spiraling staircases, towering turrets, legendary wall murals and magnificent drawing rooms and halls, or if you are lucky enough even find secret passages within the ancient walls. The decadent marble floors, elegant furniture and fine antiques fit in harmoniously with the interior’s grandeur.
This classic Scottish castle has been tastefully restored in order to create a characteristically sumptuous residence that provides luxury, traditional ambience and comfort. The fifteen bedrooms range from self-contained apartments to majestic four-poster bedrooms on to more intimate single rooms, each with a character of its own and can accommodate up to 43 guests.
The bathrooms are beautifully equipped with stand-alone copper bath tubs, impressive murals and marble floorings. To add to the comfort and luxury of the Edwardian atmosphere, plush towels and scented bath products have been added for the guests to indulge in.
The Castle Fionn is the ideal place in which to relax, either in front of the grand fireplace in the wooden-floored sitting room enjoying a glass of local whisky or in the castle’s library, here again in front of a roaring fire in the company of a good book. Throughout the castle there are banqueting tables, fireplaces, chandeliers, elegant tapestries of velvets, tartan and cashmere as well as the unique décor of magnificent artwork and antique books.
The castle’s strategic position provides a magnificent view over the 20 mile-long Loch and the surrounding rolling hills. As you drive up the tree-lined avenue that winds up through the vast sloping lawns you will suddenly feel projected into the magnificence of past ages. Strolling through the gardens and original kitchen gardens you can also admire the immaculately preserved historic greenhouses as well as the orchards or walk through the woods and down to the castle’s marina to enjoy the scenic landscape across the waters.
You can also take advantage of the castle grounds and gardens to organize weddings, receptions, picnics and other garden party events. The castle’s terrace offers an ideal setting for enjoying drinks and meals during warmer days.
When you rent the castle a staff is at your disposal to help you organize or arrange any catering needs or partying occasions as well as taking care of the daily household tasks of keeping the rooms in tip top condition during your stay.
To top it all, within this Scottish castle you can taste some of the best cuisine prepared by award-wining chefs who will prepare five star menus using local produce, such as smoked salmon, meats, venison, Scotch beef, roasted duck and game casseroles all complimented by the best wines arriving from Edinburgh.
Hunting, horseback riding and fishing can also be enjoyed in the area as did the lords of the castle many centuries back. Other activities on the water are also proposed as well as archery and clay shooting and during the winter months you can reach the nearby ski lifts for some skiing or snowboarding.
Castle Fionn is located in an area of historical and cultural interest and also offers other outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering and golf courses. For those who enjoy more cultural and typical local interests, there are local whisky distilleries to visit or plenty of other historical sites the area of Inverness has to propose visitors.
If you are arriving by airplane the castle is situated just sixteen miles from Inverness airport, direct flights arrive and depart regularly from and to Manchester and London. The railway station is only seven miles from the Castle Fionn.
This luxury castle holiday in Scotland is an unforgettable and unique escapade into a past of royal abundance with the comfort of modern facilities.
This Article is written by Edward Coutts Davidson Singapore.
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