The White Tower of Taymouth Castle is a place of exceptional beauty and peace; a perfect hideaway for up to four people, accessible yet private, ancient, yet with every modern comfort and surrounded on all sides with breathtaking scenery.
A place where eagles soar and stags roam and a spot with romantic Royal connections: that's the White Tower! Come and enjoy!
The White Tower has been recently upgraded and renovated to a very high standard and has been awarded 5 star status. The luxurious kitchen, with it's black granite work surface and complete with modern appliances has a dining area that opens directly on to the terraced patio (great for outdoor breakfasts etc.). Below, is the Sauna and shower room. There is a comfortable lounge with log fire, a cosy wee Library with it's own west facing window, double en suite bedroom, a beautiful en suite master bedroom with it's own chandelier and a spectacular roof top terrace complete with circular hot tub. There are flat screen televisions in the lounge and both bedrooms and sky digital is provided, compete with a "movie" and "sport" package. Needless to the say the furnishings are luxurious. The Tower lies on a secluded knoll, above the valley of the river Tay. It's a spectacular location with beautiful scenery for 360 degrees. The views are a feature: they catch the breath, with each one better than the last! Below, lies the valley and Taymouth Castle. To the north, the mountains march into the distance and to the west beautiful Loch Tay, particularly visible from the roof top patio.
The White Tower was built about 1506, the look-out tower for the magnificent Taymouth Castle, home of the Marquis'of Breadalbane, owners of one of the largest estates in Scotland. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed at the Castle during their honeymoon in 1842; they were captivated! For Victoria, it was the start of a love affair with the Scottish Highlands that was to last a lifetime. Empress of India, Queen of the vast British Empire: the world was her oyster but her heart was to ever be in the Highlands and it all began at Taymouth!
The Tower's immediate grounds extend to eight acres but with all the hills and forest around, you will feel that it all belongs to you! As you are in Scotland, you are welcome to walk anywhere, even in fenced off areas, as long as you shut gates and act responsibly! There is ample parking, an adjacent wood shed and access off the A827 is via a private road.
Bring your camera! The countryside surrounding the White Tower is a photographer's dream, no matter the season or, indeed, the weather. Stunning spring mornings with the mist filling the valley below; long summer evenings with the sun dipping below the distant mountains; hoar frost on the trees and snow on the hills; lochs and glens, colours & shadows; an absolute joy! Kenmore, the Loch and the river, as well as the Castle make wonderful backdrops and the historic and picturesque Rob Roy Way passes close to the Tower: a time to be grateful for the digital age!