Visitors to Angus can live like a real Lord or Lady by staying at a house with real-life royal connections.
Glamis House, located within the Glamis Castle estate, has been renovated and is being offered as rental accommodation for corporate functions and weddings.
The venue boasts one master apartment, four en-suite bedrooms and one double bedroom, sleeping up to 12 adult guests. There is also a heated therapy swimming pool in the games room and access to a range of sporting pursuits on the estate.
Tommy Baxter, general manager of the Glamis Castle estate, said it was a “perfect opportunity” to provide something the business has lacked for years.
He said: “Quite often we have high profile visitors or guests of weddings or other functions but we’ve never had the right accommodation to put them up.
“We have always lacked somewhere that can fill this gap and Glamis House just gave us this perfect opportunity.
“It is a beautiful late-Georgian property that we have renovated to a really high standard. We didn’t want to let it out to a long-term tenant because we felt it was just too special for that.”
The house was built between 1800 and 1802 to accommodate Patrick Proctor, the Factor to the 10th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne on the Glamis estate.
It was later occupied by Charlotte Grimstead, Lady Glamis, widow of Thomas, Lord Glamis. Two of Charlotte’s sons inherited the Strathmore title – Thomas, who became the 12th Earl in 1846 and Claude, 13th
A significant matriarch of the Strathmore family, Charlotte’s portrait hangs in the Dining Room at Glamis Castle. Glamis House effectively became the Dower House until 1881, when it reverted to its original purpose and became the Factor’s House once more.
In the late 20th century, Glamis House became the residence of Mary, Dowager Countess of Strathmore & Kinghorne, widow of the 17th Earl, who lived there for several years, during which times HM The Queen, HM The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret were regular visitors.
For further information contact Doreen Stout on 01307 840393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.