The castle can only be booked completely by large groups, rather than rooms by individuals. Great Rail Journeys have provisionally booked over 30 weeks in 2013. It is also booked out for private weddings.
Whilst in the style of traditional Scottish Tower Castles, this Victorian mansion (built between 1899 and 1901) is very spacious and has been modernised to provide en-suite rooms without detracting from the original style. Since all guests are from single groups, rooms are not locked and the bar works on an "honesty book" basis creating a wonderful "house party" atmosphere.
The rooms do vary in size and comfort: generally the higher up the castle the better they become. Rooms on the ground floor can be draughty.
The staff (all employed locally) go out of their way to make all the guests feel welcome and "special".
The castle is run by the friendly chef, who produces copious amounts of very high quality cuisine for the group meals, with limited choices for each course. Sometimes he gives a cookery demonstration in the amazingly well appointed kitchen.
The location is exceedingly remote, but this should not present a problem if travel arrangements are made by the group booking the castle. Wedding guests would need good directions and plenty of time, although since there is only one road along the peninsular it is hard to get lost.
The distillery on the estate was still a building site in January 2013. It seems improbable that this will be operational much before 2014.
- Also Known As:
- Glenborrodale Castle Acharacle, Scotland