Turns out you don’t need a crown to spend the night in the company of royalty. Prince Charles has opened a Scottish bed and breakfast like no other.
The Prince officially opened Granary Lodge in May, which is located within the grounds of the Castle of Mey. The castle is the former holiday home of the Queen Mother, which she painstakingly renovated and saved from ruin.
There are 10 individually styled bedrooms – two of them suits – and a drawing room with views over the Pentland Firth to Orkney. The lodge was renovated by the Prince’s Trust and the rooms are furnished with floral upholstered headboards and classically-style homewares.
A freshly-cooked breakfast using “quality, locally-source ingredients” is provided in the morning.
The website invites guess to “round off your day off with a wee dram from the bar while relaxing in our drawing room, enjoying the sunset.”
It also lists a few ideas of things to do in the area, including:
- A day trip through The Flow Country
- Old Pulteney Whisky Distillery, Wick
- Bird-watching at St John’s Pool bird hide
- Puffin-watching at Duncansby, Dunnet Head or Drum Hollistan
- Achavanich Standing Stones
- Whaligoe Steps
- Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, near Wick
- A walk at Duncansby Stacks
Bookings can be made here.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.
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