A robust 13th century castle hides an exquisite example
of a Georgian dwelling within its curtain wall.
The three ranges, North, East and West, with their oak panelling and four poster beds, make up the stunning and luxurious accommodation welcome guests from March 2016.
The long abandoned ruin of Mingary castle has been painstakingly renovated by a team of highly skilled craftsmen, who have made good the crumbling stonework, long lost roofs and floors buried deep in undergrowth, so once again Mingary can provide its guests with the finest of Highland hospitality.
Sitting on the coastal fringes of the 12,000 hectare Ardnamurchan Estate, Mingary is at the heart of some of the finest countryside in the UK, its mountains, moorland and seawaters are teaming with rare and beautiful flora and fauna.
The Ardnamurchan peninsula was a strategic stronghold, a place of great importance when wishing to oversee Mull, Skye and the rugged West Coast. Long after the Vikings have left our shores it has become the perfect starting point for an exploration of everything this unique region has to offer.
In spring 2016 Mingary Castle will lower its drawbridge for the first time in 150 years.
Having crossed the drawbridge you enter the courtyard via a stone entrance way, turning the corner you are suddenly surrounded by the tall white walls of the three ranges. Entering the North range by the main door you are greeted by the warm oak panelling and Caithness stone flooring that runs throughout the entire ground floor. Climbing to the first floor you will find the large cosy sitting room with hot refreshments to welcome you after your journey.
Heading to the bedrooms on the second floor you find the MacIain room, the largest bedroom in the North range. It has two windows looking out to the courtyard, an en suite marble bathroom with a copper bath and its very own dressing room.
Across the hallway the MacDougall bedroom, with half height panelling and crewel fabric lined walls is an intimate space. A small doorway cuts through the castle wall and leads to the most spectacular bathroom which has been created within the intramural passage way; nicknamed 'The Chapel' bathroom it has been said there is an old altar at the end of the room where the walk in shower now resides.
The top floor, occupied by the McCain Suite is flooded with daylight, with views over the castle curtain wall to the sound of Mull and beyond. The two bedrooms with their hand crafted four poster beds have direct access to the battlement walkways and share a family bathroom, with marble walls and views to the stars.
The West range contains the MacDonald Suite. Enter into a private sitting room with wood burning stove and kitchenette. At the top of the beautifully hand carved staircase, is the large bedroom with antique four poster bed and en suite.
Outside in the courtyard is a set of stairs giving access to the lower battlement walkways with panoramic views of the coast. Heading out of castle via the South facing sea gate will take you down to the volcanic rock promontory and closer to the waves.
You will be met with a hearty welcome at the end of your journey where you will be given a tour around the castle and an opportunity to explore, then you can sit back, relax and let us take care of you and your family and friends.
"Being treated royally for a couple of days has been quite nice, Wonderful hospitality and people here."
Brenda, Collage Station, TX
"Exquisite in every way. Thank you for a great stay."
Ian & Reseda, Perth, Scot