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Staycation 20207th August 2020
Staycation of a Lifetime
When life gives you lemons, go live in a castle. Trips abroad may not be an option this year, however we have something way better.
A truly one-off opportunity to have your own 9-bedroom luxury castle, a team of talented private chefs and welcoming hosts at your disposal. Tennis court, manicured gardens and 32 acres of complete relaxation and seclusion for an unbeatable 2-day experience just minutes from Scotland’s glorious capital city.
Arrive at the castle from 2pm to a welcome glass of fizz, check into your luxury bedroom and take some time to explore one of Scotland’s most unique castles. More than 90 pieces of carefully selected modern art grace the walls and grounds of this beautifully refurbished home.
Afternoon tea is served in the lounge, and our library bar is fully stocked with the finest malts, boutique Scottish gins and vintage champagnes should you require a pick me up after your journey. Relax in your own handmade roll top bath, before changing for drinks, canapes and a four-course dinner with accompanying wines, showcasing the best of Scotland’s seasonal larder and introduced by our head chef.
Coffee in the Marble lounge with selected malt whiskies provided by our sommelier, or a glass of fizz from the champagne bar are all included.
A choice of Full Scottish or continental breakfast, then the day is yours to explore with an individual picnic lunch prepared for you by our chefs.
We can recommend walks along the beach, or a wildlife-spotting boat trip on the river Forth from nearby South Queensferry. Fruit picking in neighbouring Craigie’s Farm and walk along the coast to Dalmeny. For some retail therapy, Edinburgh’s shops and sights are 30 minutes away, and we can arrange a personal shopping experience with a professional stylist.
Back to your castle for a more relaxed dinner, perhaps a barbecue, then a movie or games to round off a perfect stay.
Breakfast and a final walk around the estate, before check-out at 11.30am with a lifetime of memories.
We have limited availability over the next few months and expect this to be very popular. Our experience price is £9000 for a two day stay, inclusive of food, drink and board as above for up to 18 people. Extra nights and experiences can be added, please ask one of our team.
Covid 1913th April 2020
There is absolutely no doubt that this is a tragedy on a never seen before scale. The immediate effects on health, society and the economy are huge, the ramifications are immense and unfathomable. What felt like a bad dream is now a stark reality, and nobody can say how and when it will end. But it will end, and how we come out of this is up to us all.
Like every other individual and business in the country, and indeed the world, we have felt the effects hard at Carlowrie in what was shaping to be our busiest and most dynamic year. The majority of our team are on furlough and we are operating with a skeleton staff to keep the communication lines open, the castle safe and the bills paid.
We are focussing on the other side. Our business and our essence is that of togetherness and that is how we will get through this and come out stronger. Together we can share pain, help heal, socialise, motivate and inspire. We have regular calls and video chats (we love Zoom) with the team. We are looking at a whole new style of social media interaction including playlists, blogs and tales from the characters who make up our own wee family. We want to reach out to our suppliers, put together Q&A sessions for our clients, video tours of the castle. We want to remain excited, driven and even more together than before.
The Carlowrie crest that hangs above our front door translates from Latin into Be Mindful. We are and will remain. We will emerge brighter, better and ready to run. Don’t wait until the other side – call, email, zoom, write – be together with us now.
Isobel Plaque6th March 2020
March 2020 is Women’s History Month and we are so proud to announce that our very own legend Isobel Wylie Hutchison has been recognised by Historic Environment Scotland for her incredible life achievements with a commemorative plaque.
The plaque will be displayed for all to enjoy at Carlowrie, Isobel’s home for 92 years, and we’ll be announcing soon when the unveiling will take place. Keep your eyes peeled.
To find out more about Isobel visit our IWH page.
UK Wedding Awards – Best Castle Venue20th February 2020
We’re thrilled to be the winners of the Best Castle Wedding Venue at the UK Wedding Awards. A massive thanks to all our wonderful clients and friends who’ve experienced the unique Carlowrie hospitality and took the time to vote for us.
This award is testimony to the incredible team we have and the time and effort invested in our clients to ensure their special day is more than they ever dreamed off.
If you’re planning your special day or simply looking for inspiration, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
Isobel Inspired31st January 2020
Andrew our CEO likes a challenge and committed himself to walk up Mount Kilimanjaro on the Machame route recently. He took on this feat after being inspired and encouraged by Isobel (Wylie Hutchison) and her incredible treks and expeditions.
Andrew took two items from our Isobel Wylie Hutchison Collection on his journey to the summit; our hand knitted, plant hand-dyed Carlowrie Jersey and our Hutchison Haversack made from Harris Tweed, the same kind of Harris Tweed Isobel used to wear.
This is Andrew’s first mountain expedition but we are pretty sure it won’t be his last.
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