Discover the wistful romance of Scotland’s stunning landscapes, at this luxury, turreted lodge guarding the historic Monzie Castle…
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights
East Gatehouse Lodge is a luxury, Scottish retreat, housed within a beautifully turreted cottage on the working Monzie Estate. Surrounded by its 4,000 acres of wild, rural scenery, it is a peaceful haven where you can relax in blissful tranquillity. Explore the breath-taking country landscapes of Scotland’s Perth and Kinross region, watching the grazing, farmland cattle and the rare, local wildlife. Sparkling lochs and cascading waterfalls adorn the rolling, open pastures, along with enchanted woodlands, and the iconic Monzie Castle.
The 19th century lodge has been expertly restored and is a striking, gothic figure in Scotland’s rich and interesting history. Its imposing castle turret guards the arched stone entrance and is etched with the wistful romance of a bygone era.
Step beyond the gatehouse door to uncover the secrets of the estate, exploring the quirky octagonal rooms and the winding, spiral staircase. The impressive original features ooze with the echoes of the past, and have been dressed with handpicked antiques and contemporary home comforts.
Unwind in the cosy sitting room with its warm, period elegance or the light-filled dining room next to the modern, bijoux kitchen. There are traditional armchairs beside a roaring open fire, along with classic paintings, sophisticated prints and quaint, latticed windows. The chic, country kitchen is perfect for sampling the delicious local produce, or trying the exclusive home-cooked dishes of the Estate’s bespoke, in-house catering.
Two carefully crafted staircases lead up to the sweet cottage bedrooms, which include a charming master double and a plush twin/double room. Each has been finished with sink-in beds and fluffy duvets and has pretty floral touches and super-soft furnishings. A stylish bathroom joins the two sumptuous bedrooms and boasts an original Edwardian slipper bath from the ancient Monzie Castle. Designer toiletries and fluffy towels add a touch of indulgence and join the timeless fittings and vintage floor tiles.
A flourishing cottage garden lies beyond the gatehouse arch, where the wonders of the estate are waiting to be found. While away your days gazing out across the country beauty, watching the dewy morning sunrise or the star-studded vistas. Wait for the scurrying red squirrels or the circling birds of prey, or throw on your hiking boots and head out on the estate.
Discover the mysterious stone circles or take a tour of the historic castle, fishing on the nearby rivers or heading to the drama of the Highlands. There are golf courses aplenty and an array of charismatic towns, including the market town of Crieff which is just four miles down the road. Stop off in its independent boutiques and mouth-watering cafes or visit in the summer months to see the famous Highland Games.
Glasgow Airport 70 minutes, Edinburgh Airport 70 minutes
Price includes VAT, basket of wood for the fire, castle tour (subject to availability), and other costs (toiletries, etc).
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