Whether you want to experience a true royal lifestyle on your next holiday, or you simply fancy a countryside getaway, then why not visit a luxury B&B with an official royal stamp of approval?
Prince Charles has officially opened a bed and breakfast named the Granary Lodge in the grounds of the Queen Mother’s favourite castle, the Castle of Mey, in Scotland — and rooms reportedly start from £145 (AU$270) a night.
Charles, who’s also known as the Duke of Rothesay, paid a visit to Scotland last week to officially open the luxury accomodation.
The Castle of Mey is a Scottish property that once belonged to the late Queen Mother, according to Clarence House’s official Instagram page. The estate was an official royal residence until 1996, when the Queen Mother gifted it to The Queen Elizabeth Caste of Mey Trust.
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Today The Duke of Rothesay visited the @castleofmey in Caithness to officially open the refurbished Granary Lodge. @theprincesfoundation has worked to create the Lodge, a new bed and breakfast in the grounds of The Castle of Mey overlooking The North Sea to Orkney. The accommodation will be owned and operated by The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, of which HRH is President, and profits raised will go towards maintaining and operating the estate as a tourist destination in the North Highlands of Scotland. The castle was the property of The Duke of Rothesay’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, from 1952 to 1996, when Her Majesty gifted it with an endowment to The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust. The Queen Mother set about renovating and restoring both the castle and its gardens and parklands, which extended to about 30 acres. 📸 PA & @royalcollectiontrust
There will be just 10 bedrooms available, including two suites which feature a lounge area and a drawing room with beautiful views of the Pentland Firth and Orkney.
A freshly-cooked breakfast is also included and is “made from quality, locally-sourced ingredients”, according to the website. Meanwhile, inside the lodge, royal photographs line the hallways, paying tribute to the royal family’s vibrant history.