Thursday, April 25th, 2019
The estate is categorised as 5* exclusive use - it is possible to hire out the entire castle for a large group or en -suite bedrooms in our beautiful 5 star mini-manors for smaller groups or individuals.
Our motto of “escape the ordinary” informs everything we do. From the determination of the chefs to find the freshest ingredients, to the detail paid to each and every one of our unique bedrooms, with their individual names and themes. The concept of a personalised feel was born out of our owners’ frustration with the uninspiring lack of personality that they experienced in most of the top hotels. Why must everything always be beige and bland? Bland is never something that our visitors accuse us of – our food is innovative, and our design is playful and full of flair. But one thing we do share with the top establishments in the world is our obsession with pleasing you, our guests. If you’re happy; we’re happy. And that goes for every one of our staff.
Come and see for yourselves!
At Achnagairn our motto is "Escape the Ordinary” and that drives all we do. It’s a mantra we hear our staff repeating all the time. For everything we do, we ask ourselves – is that truly extraordinary? With luxury accommodation offering 5* exclusive use, outstanding food and friendly, dedicated staff who are always happy to go not just the extra mile but maybe a whole league further!
We have a 5* rating from Visit Scotland for exclusive use of the Castle, and 5* rating for the self-catering Mini Manors in the grounds, as well as a 5* AA rating for catered accommodation on the estate. The level of luxury and pride in what we do is just as palpable in Table Manors Restaurant. Our highly talented young chefs, both of whom have won the Young Highland Chef of the Year award, have received the coveted AA Two Rosettes for culinary excellence and have recently been awarded ‘’Restaurant of The Year” by Highlands and Island Food and Drink Awards 2018.
Not just the extra mile- we go a whole league further for our guests!
Achnagairn Estate’s location in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland is simply breathtaking.
Set in a glorious 30 acre estate with gorgeous views and stunning grounds of Kirkhill, only 7 miles away from Inverness city centre and barely half an hour from the airport, with access to daily flights from all 3 London airports, the estate is close to Loch Ness, 3 championship golf courses, famous whisky distilleries and other great local attractions (also ideally located near the start/ finish of the popular North Coast 500 route).
With its fairytale setting, complete privacy, wonderful grounds and an array of activities and local attractions nearby, the estate provides the visitor with a luxury escape and a perfect base to explore the Highlands!
Achnagairn's Mini Manors- our luxury holiday accommodation in the estate grounds.
Looking for top luxury for your dream wedding or big celebration? Achnagairn Castle exclusive use.
Looking for fantastic comfort? Mini Manors, our luxury holiday accommodation in the estate grounds.
Looking to indulge in gourmet food? Table Manors, our 2AA Rosette Restaurant.
We have luxury accommodation in the form of individual bedrooms, whole properties for self-catering and a gorgeous castle too for exclusive use. Achnagairn Estate is also home to the award-winning, two AA Rosette Table Manors Restaurant.
You may wish to stay in one of our Mini Manors, perfect for individual travelers, family and group of friends for a Stag or Hen do. These spacious, comfortable lodges each sleep up to 12 guests – you can hire the entire lodge, starting at £700 per night for a five bedroom or an individual room (B&B) from £100 per night.
If you are looking to indulge in gourmet food created by award winning local chefs, Table Manors Restaurant, located in the estate grounds, is the ultimate culinary experience with prices for a 3 course meal starting at £30.
Achnagairn Castle ranked top of the Best UK Wedding Venues by Harper's Bazaar Magazine
With its vaulted ballroom – the only one in the Highlands, 24 individually designed bedrooms and stunning grounds, Achnagairn Castle is the most luxurious way to experience the Scottish Highlands.
Achnagairn Castle ranked top of the Best UK Wedding Venues by Harper's Bazaar Magazine.
The castle was built around 1812, and despite undergoing a major refurbishment, it has been restored to its former glory and still retains many period features.
Why not read more about the grand history that has shaped Achnagairn Castle.
Please note that the castle can only be hired on an exclusive use basis, i.e. All bedrooms, reception rooms and the ballroom taken together.
The estate has all you would expect from a luxury venue: enormous and beautifully fitted rooms, marble bathrooms with whirlpool baths, stunning grounds, great service and gourmet food but beyond that, we have three characteristics that truly stand out:
The rooms are all luxurious with a 5* standard, and yet still retain a unique boutique feel. Individuality has always been our ethos: each bedroom (Castle and Mini Manors) is specially designed, with its own name and feel/theme. No two are alike.
Achnagairn Estate boasts a 24 bedroom historic castle, complete with vaulted ballroom - the only one in the Highlands. Available on an exclusive use basis only.
Featuring seven spacious mini-manors a stone’s throw from the castle, we offer both history and 60 en-suite bedrooms (24 in the castle, and 36 in the mini manors).
A historic Scottish Highlands Castle full of character, the ideal get-a-way for anyone.
We also offer B&B and self-catering options in our 7 luxury Mini Manors, located in the estate grounds. You can hire an entire Mini Manor for exclusive use with 5-6 bedrooms, sleeping up to 12 guests, starting at £700 per night or an individual ensuite room (B&B) from £100 per night.
If you are after just one or two rooms for your stay, we offer gorgeous, individually designed ensuite bedrooms in several large houses clustered round the restaurant. We have called them Mini Manors, because they are too grand to be cottages, too big to be lodges, and too Scottish to be villas. So what are they? Each has 5-6 bedrooms, and you are welcome to take individual bedrooms or all 6. Overnight stays are available including only breakfast, or with a dinner in our award-winning Table Manors restaurant.
You can rent an entire Mini Manor on an exclusive use basis. These 5/6 bedroom Manors are ideal for groups of friends or colleagues looking for a stay in a fabulously designed house. These Mini Manors have gorgeous kitchens and living rooms for your group to relax. Your group has the choice of self-catering, or indulging and dining in the restaurant on the grounds.
We have 7 large Mini Manors, each with 5 – 6 bedrooms & sleeping 10-12 people, meaning that we can sleep up to 76 people across 38 bedrooms.
Spacious & Contempary- Achnagairn's Mini Manors are perfect for any group and any event.
If you are looking for gourmet food and locally-sourced produce, Table Manors Restaurant, located in the estate grounds- is the ultimate culinary experience. Come and enjoy their creations at the restaurant for an exquisite experience that will both amaze and delight your senses!
Our highly talented young chefs, both of whom have won the Young Highland Chef of the Year award, have received the coveted AA Two Rosettes for culinary excellence and a Best Breakfast award and five gold stars for service. In November 2018 we were awarded "Restaurant of The Year" by Highlands and Island Food and Drink Awards. Our Executive Head Chef – Euan Walker – has been awarded the Rising Star of the Year 2018 by Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards.
If you are looking for a truly memorable culinary experience that your whole group will remember long after you return home, why not hire one of Table Manors Restaurant’s head chef to cook a tailored menu for your group?
When hiring the castle, you can also enjoy the privilege of a tailored menu in the ballroom or more intimate wood-panelled dining room for your group.
Our Executive Head Chef – Euan Walker – has been awarded the Rising Star of the Year 2018 by Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards
Located just a 20 minute drive from Inverness, Achnagairn is the perfect location for starting and finishing your NC500 road trip! We love being a key partner of the NC500 and our chefs have been inspired to create special NC500 menus.
Heralded as one of the world’s most famous road trips, the iconic NC500 route skirts the coastal edges of the North Highlands, spanning just over 500 miles of breath taking coastal scenery where you’ll find white sand beaches, serene lochs, rugged mountains, large sea caves, hidden gems and a wealth of unforgettable experiences. The route itself runs from and to Inverness, and takes you through the heart of the Highlands heading up to the west coast and back via the rugged north coast - taking in the regions of Wester Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Easter Ross, the Black Isle and Inverness-Shire.
With so much to do and see, Achnagairn Estate, provides the visitor with a really great base for exploring the surrounding areas and attractions in Inverness and the Black Isle.
An array of activities including hiking, cycling, whisky trails and a cruise down Loch Ness can be enjoyed with Achnagairn as your base. Glen Affric, Urquhart Castle, the Caledonian Canal and three Championship Golf courses lie within a 45-minute drive.
You can find out whether Nessie really does exist with Loch Ness boat trips. Jacobite organises cruises and tours of Loch Ness. Only 7 miles away from the estate, you can also visit Glen Ord Distillery, located in Muir of Ord, the home of Singleton. It is the only remaining single malt Scotch whisky distillery on the Black Isle. Visitors can expect a range of different tour and tasting options.
If you are interested in fly fishing, TroutQuest has a base just off the Black Isle to provide custom guided fly fishing excursions for individuals and small groups of anglers throughout the counties of Ross-shire, Sutherland and Caithness.
Also if you are looking for a brilliant day trip and want to venture a little further afield, why not visit the breathtaking Dunrobin Castle, which is around 47 miles away from the estate in Golspie, Sutherland.
We are committed to provide truly inspirational stays so our guests leave refreshed and invigorated.
As an award winning team, we are always striving to deliver the best customer service and satisfaction to our guests with a personal touch. Our friendly and dedicated team is comprised of rising talent with industry veterans having over 20 years’ experience within the luxury hospitality industry. All of the team have excellent local knowledge and are proud to provide the best service in the Highlands!
We are committed to provide truly inspirational stays so our guests leave refreshed and invigorated.