With its fairytale turrets and red sandstone facade rising above the rich rolling landscape of the Borders countryside, the outstanding Maitland apartment located in the south wing of Thirlestane Castle is sure to leave its mark.
Originally the laundry quarters of the castle, it has now been sensitively restored and the result is an elegant two bedroom apartment within an outstanding castle setting where guests can truly experience 400 years of Scottish history.
A gentle palette of Farrow and Ball colours have been used in calming greens and greys, harmoniously balanced against the rich red stone of the castle walls. The plush sofas are deep and generous set around a feature fireplace with two outstanding artworks from the castle collections.
The dining space seats six comfortably but with an opportunity for guests to hire the State Rooms or rustic Victorian kitchen for an exclusive dining experience. For those who wish to cook, a stylish shaker style kitchen with sleek granite work surfaces and industrial accents is perfectly sized.
Across the hallway, an original Singer sewing machine gives a lovely nod to the apartment’s past life and the two beautifully appointed bedrooms are enhanced with warm throws and gentle swathes of colour.
This includes a master bedroom in a serene oval room blue and finishes by Ralph Lauren leading into a large en-suite shower room. A further twin room with adjacent bathroom can be configured to a super king for added flexibility.
The grand setting will be the highlight for many and a complimentary tour of the castle is available to guests during their stay. Should you wish to go the extra mile, the castle can also arrange an exclusive private tour with a member of the Maitland family, as well as spa packages, flowers, and catering which can be tailored to your individual requirements.
Overall a unique experience where you can then retreat to your own private quarters in a 16th-Century castle and watch the glorious sunset over rolling Border parklands. A warm welcome awaits you!GROUND FLOOR
The property sits on the first floor on the south wing of the castle. The apartment is accessed via a separate cobbled courtyard with stone steps.
Access into a large hallway with hanging rail and space for outdoor wear.
Open plan living/kitchen/dining area comprising:
Sitting room with two large sofas, feature fireplace, armchair, flat screen TV with integrated DVD player.
Kitchen with large island unit and integrated electrical appliances - ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, large fridge/freezer. Please note there is no washing machine or dryer in the apartment. Please contact us if this is essential to your stay and we will establish if any provision can be made.
Dining space with seating for six guests.
Bedroom one with king size bed, side tables, built-in wardrobe with hanging and storage space.
En-suite bathroom with large walk in shower with rainforest head and separate handheld mixer, heated towel rail, double basins and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link system which can be configured to a 6' super king or 3' twin beds, side tables. There is a cupboard with hanging and storage space in the hall.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over and handheld shower mixer, basin and WC.OUTSIDE
Guests have use of the magnificent castle grounds (with the exception of the Maitland's private garden) and the wider estate grounds including fabulous woodland and parkland walks. During the periods that the castle is closed to the public, guests have use of the courtyard below the apartment which has outside seating. This space is shared with the adjacent Lauderdale apartment which is also available as a holiday let.PARKING
There is a reserved parking space to the front of the castle.BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.DOGS
One dog will be considered on request. Your dog should be clean and dry before access into the wider property, should be kept off the furniture and is not permitted in the bedrooms. It is important to note that there is no private enclosed garden space and your dog must be kept on a lead in the immediate grounds and across wider farmland.GUEST AMENITIES
The bedrooms feature high quality bed linen. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Towels and guest toiletries are provided.
A private tour of the castle is available to all guests during their stay.WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile signal is best on the 02 and EE network. This improves outside in the grounds.HEATING
Heating throughout the property which is thermostatically controlled.THIRLESTANE CASTLE - GUEST PRIVACY
Thirlestane Castle is open to the public Sunday - Thursday from the beginning of May to the end September. This includes a number of key events where the wider grounds do get busy. Guests looking for complete privacy during the day would therefore be advised to book outside the castle opening periods. Please contact us should you require further information.ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION
For guests looking to holiday together, The Maitland Apartment can be booked alongside The Lauderdale, sleeping 2. Both apartments are located within Thirlestane Castle.
|The Maitland Apartment||£510 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.