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“The beauty of the surrounding country, with its rich background of wooded hills, altogether formed one of the finest scenes imaginable� Queen Victoria

Unique Taymouth Castle Estate will be an unrivalled guest experience and a destination in its own right, putting it on the world map in terms of quality and standards. The Castle’s stunning architectural style and unique history has been preserved whilst the development will offer world class facilities within this beautiful scenic estate.

Transformational The Castle, which is being converted into a prestigious 5 star hotel will provide the setting for, an extensive state of the art health spa, a range of restaurants and the privately owned luxury estate properties all built in an distinctive architectural style and to exceptional standards. Outdoor amenities will include: the upgraded championship standard James Braid designed 18-hole golf course offering a challenging golf experience in the inspiring parkland setting, some of the finest and most famous river and loch fishing available, and an equestrian centre within the 450 acre estate.

At the gateway to the highlands of Scotland Located on the shores of Loch Tay the Castle’s location makes it the ideal base to explore this inspiring part of the world. With the mountains, lochs, forests, deer, salmon and golf, the estate provides a total experience from the best Scotland has to offer. Only one and a half hours from Edinburgh by car or half an hour by helicopter.

Dornoch Nairn

Boat of Garten Spey Valley Aberdeen

“ ...the beauty of the surrounding country, with its Taymouth

Carnoustie Perth Scotscraig

Gleneagles Ladybank Edinburgh Glasgow

Troon Turnberry

St. Andrews

rich background of wooded hills, altogether formed one of the finest scenes imaginable.�

A brief history of Taymouth The Campbells of Glenorchy first entered Perthshire in the 15th century but it was not until 1550 that the first building commenced on the site where Taymouth Castle now stands for Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, the 6th Campbell Laird of Glenorchy. The Castle was completed by 1559 and was typical of its time as it was constructed in the Z-plan – a fortified house with a hall and chamber. Sir Colin died in 1583 and his title passed to ‘Black’ Duncan Campbell of the Cowl. He was a pioneer of forestation and planted a large number of the imposing trees still standing at Taymouth. His great grandson John became the first Earl of Breadalbane and his son, the 2nd Earl.

Queen Victorias Visit The 2nd Marquis adapted the west wing between 1838 and 1842 to include a library and state bedrooms which were used by Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort in 1842 during their stay. Taymouth inspired the romantic imagination of the young Queen Victoria, who wrote in her Leaves of a Highland Journal: “At a quarter to six we reached Taymouth... the beauty of the surrounding country, with its rich background of wooded hills, altogether formed one of the finest scenes imaginable.”

Full range of facilities and activities All the hotel guests and private property owners on the estate will benefit from: Hotel – a 5* luxury boutique hotel with preferred booking for owners Restaurants – a Michelin star chef plus a whisky bar and spikes bar Spa – access to all facilities including the indoor swimming pool and gym Golf – membership of the 18 hole championship standard golf course with preferential access to affiliated golf courses Country Pursuits – exclusive fishing on the River Tay, shooting, riding, sailing on the nearby Loch Tay Concierge service – Including estate management and a property letting service

Residences Private residences within the estate will be available for purchase, giving their owners the freedom to come and go as they please whilst having the option of a letting service to enable them to obtain an income from their property. All properties benefit from the use of the Taymouth Castle Hotel which lies at the heart of the estate. Houses will be available in a variety of sizes, styles and settings and will be constructed using a range of natural materials including stone and timber. Each house will be contemporary in design with the emphasis on space, comfort and privacy. Riverside properties will enjoy unencumbered frontage to the River Tay, with exterior deck areas directly on the river, the views enhanced by the use of glazed balconies. Optional hot tubs can be installed on the exterior decking areas.

General Specification The residences are designed by award winning Scottish architects McKenzie Strickland and incorporate pitched roofs and other distinctive design features including stone chimneys and exterior fireplaces, timber panelling and render. A number of the units incorporate stone gateways and bridge walkways to the riverside units. Generous use of exterior timber decking and glazing enhance the views from the exterior and interior of the units. A number of the living areas also make use of the vaulted ceilings whilst the accommodation includes en-suites, walk in wardrobes to a number of the bedroom areas plus lobby areas and vestibules. The specification of the kitchens includes granite, quartz or corian worksurfaces, Bosch stainless steel or integrated appliances, stainless steel or Corian sinks and travertine marble or solid wood flooring. In the bathroom areas the feeling of quality is continued by the use of Sottini and Bette sanitaryware with Hansgrohe taps and marble flooring and wall tiles. Technology is high on the list, with fitted burglar alarms, integrated audio and media systems, ‘Tilevision TV’ in the main bathroom and CCTV on site security.

Golf Side Residence

River Tay

Smokehouse Restaurant

The Estate Family Spa


Castle & Spikes Bar

Scandinavian Spa

The Fort

The Dairy

Highland Riverside Golf Side

The Dairy Byre

Apollos Temple Golf Clubhouse

Equestrian Centre

“The beauty of the surrounding country, with its rich background of wooded hills, altogether formed one of the finest scenes imaginable� Queen Victoria

The Hotel As one of the finest castles in Scotland, Taymouth Castle will offer grandeur and stature from the outside and detailed architectural splendour on the inside. The individually themed rooms will reflect the castle’s impressive history while providing exceptional comfort and style. Owners and guests will be welcomed in the traditional reception area before ascending the stone stairs within the magnificent galleried tower to gain access to their hotel suites. The extensive and ornate reception areas also provide generous spaces to relax and unwind, read a book or enjoy a leisurely coffee.

The Restaurants The impressive principle rooms of the castle provide the perfect setting for a range of restaurants, including the spectacular Barons Hall and the Breakfast Room. Taymouth’s position in the Highlands will enable chefs to draw from a range of fresh ingredients from seafood from the West coast, beef from nearby Angus and salmon from the River Tay which borders the estate. There will also be informal dining and a traditional whisky bar.

The Spa In addition to enjoying the experience of a 5 Star ‘boutique-style’ hotel, guests and residents will be able to avail themselves of the spa, pool and gym complex. The hotel will be the perfect setting for the luxurious destination spa. Every aspect will enhance the therapeutic treatments including a wide range of natural facials, body treatments and massages. The relaxation rooms and the spacious, naturally lit covered castle courtyard will allow visitors to rest before and after treatment.

Golf The golf course is an original design by James Braid, the famous creator of over two hundred golf courses throughout the UK, including the renowned layouts at Gleneagles, Blairgowrie and Carnoustie. The remodelled golf course has been inspired through a collaboration between Scotland’s current number one home base golfer Stephen Gallacher and international golf course specialists Weller Design. The new routing will measure 7,039 yards from the championship tees, with a par of 72. Great care has been taken to restore the original design features that had been lost over time, especially in the bunkers, and a number of the existing tees and green complexes. Incorporating the River Tay into the new routing has also been a priority, as previously it was not visible from any location on the original design. In the castle itself, a spike bar and golf reception will be located on the ground floor.

Outdoor Pursuits Taymouth Castle will offer a range of facilities including fishing rights to one of the foremost salmon rivers in Scotland. There are a number of other country pursuits including shooting, riding, walking and sailing on the nearby Loch Tay, which is within minutes walk of the gates of the estate. Beyond the estate await the magnificent Scottish Highlands which provide the perfect opportunity to experience some of Britain’s finest scenery. The estate gillies will be happy to arrange any of the activities, including advice on fishing or shooting. The local community also offer a range of activities to suit guests’ individual requirements. Tayside, Kenmore, Perthshire, Scotland, PH15 2NT

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“The beauty of the surrounding country, with its rich background of wooded hills, altogether formed one of the finest scenes imaginable” Que...

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“The beauty of the surrounding country, with its rich background of wooded hills, altogether formed one of the finest scenes imaginable” Que...