New spa hotel in Scottish castle

New spa hotel in Scottish castle
New spa hotel in Scottish castle

The majestic Scottish golf & sporting estate of Taymouth Castle is undergoing a series of restoration and re-modelling projects to modernise the estate into a luxury highland community and golfing resort.

The first of which has been the restoration of principal rooms within the castle, built in a neo-gothic style and features a rare original vaulted plaster ceiling in the main tower. The original castle dates back to 1550 with a wealth of historic gems and further intricate restoration works are underway including work on the Queen Victoria Suite of rooms where she stayed in on one of her first visits to the highlands in 1842.

As one of the finest castles in Scotland, it offers grandeur from the outside and exquisitely detailed architectural splendour on the inside. The castle will open later in the year with further facilities opening next year offering a unique and unrivalled guest experience.

The project also includes the major re-modelling & upgrading of the existing original James Braid designed golf course, situated within the old deer park of the estate.

Leading Scottish based golfer Stephen Gallacher has been appointed to work with the Weller Design team about how best to bring the original 1920’s James Braid routing up to 21st century championship standards.

Plans are to extend the 1920s designed course from 6,066 yards to 7,100 yards, bringing it in line with modern day expectations for a championship golf course. The proposals also include restoration of many of James Braid’s original design characteristics including raised green complexes, steep faced pot bunkering and rolling fairways, which have been lost over time. The aim would be to complete the works in 2012, well in advance of the Ryder Cup in 2014.

There are also plans to create a number of leisure and residential properties around the estate. The residences will provide a variety of sizes, styles & settings all constructed using a range of natural materials in sympathy with their natural setting and local architectural vernacular. Each property is a unique design in itself, demonstrating the latest in luxury highland living and creative innovation.

Each residence will offer spectacular views over the course and surrounding landscape, including exclusive properties on the banks of the River Tay.

The Estate will also offer a concierge service to support all the properties and residents. This will include a rental management scheme for the seasonal resident or investor, a full home concierge and butler service, an exclusive golf membership package, and travel management (including helicopter transfers).

Easily accessible by road from Glasgow and Edinburgh, in one and a half hours or by helicopter in just 30 minutes, Taymouth Castle will provide luxurious highland living within one of Scotland’s most historic and beautiful Castle Estates.

Date: 25/05/2011

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