People sometimes ask us: “what exactly is a Mini Manor?” Good question. It is a rather lovely large property with 5 or 6 bedrooms. We have 7 of them - all situated in the grounds of Achnagairn Estate. We call them Mini Manors because no other description quite fits. They are too large to be lodges, too contemporary to be cottages and too Scottish to be villas. They make the perfect spot for a getaway with family or friends. We also have two other properties on the estate: The Cottage, sleeping two people in a cosy space, and Wildwood - sleeping up to six people.
As we come out of lockdown, you couldn't find a more perfect place to reconnect with family and friends: the Mini Manors are secluded, safe and beautiful, with a room for everyone if you are still trying to keep some distanced.
You can hire an entire Mini Manor on an exclusive use basis (5-6 bedrooms – sleeping up to 12 guests). Explore each of the different unique Manors below, and book your favourite.
Or, if you are looking for a setting for a large group, you can book multiple of our 7 Mini Manors exclusively, and even consider taking the castle as well for exclusive use of the whole estate. If you are a bigger group all escaping together but still distancing, this is a great option.
The solution to a family holiday conundrum. You know the situation — you want to go away with a group of family or friends, but you don’t want to be scattered over countless hotel rooms. You want all your home comforts — but in an environment that’s a bit more . . . special. And that’s where Mini Manors come in...Katie Wood, The Sunday Post
Each of our Mini Manors has been refurbished to a 5* standard: some are traditional but most modern. Each has its own theme; added to which every bedroom has a unique name, identity and atmosphere. You can book an individual Mini Manor (and choose which you'd like!), or take multiple. Which will you choose!
This Mini Manor's theme is a tongue-in-cheek look at all that is Scottish. From stags on the walls to our treasured writers on the bookshelves, this Mini Manor steers away from the overwhelming amounts of tartan and fusty decor and instead has a fresh and clean cut but yet undeniably Scottish feel. It has 5 ensuite bedrooms
This 6 bedroomed Mini Manor is one where we have truly gone to town with every bedroom! As you would expect from the name, each room is based on a book or collection - of poems or songs or films. We have the extraordinary 1001 Nights and the stunning “Three men in a boat” where we even went to the extent of having a boat-maker build one into the walls!
A 6 bedroom Mini Manor. For centuries, there has been a special understanding between the Scots and the French and this Mini Manor pays homage to that relationship. From the billowing “tricolore” flag on the staircase, to the map of the capital in the Paris room, no detail is overlooked in this French theme.
'Time flies', particularly when you are having fun. Each of the large bedrooms in this 5 bedroom Mini Manor has something to do with the passage of time. Some of the rooms have terrible puns in their title such as Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow (sorry!), Knight Knight…
In Life’s Pleasures, we have picked all the things we enjoy and named a bedroom after each - eg Sea Breeze, Art, Classical beauty (one of our favourites - there’s even a bath in the huge bedroom!). There are 5 bedrooms in total.
With 6 bedrooms, this Mini Manor takes as its theme the idea of music and each room is named after a song. Each song is very different - from UB40’s Red Red Wine, through to iconic “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” sung breathlessly by Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen prefer Blondes”.
Stag is a little different from the other Mini Manors. As we do have so many weddings in the Castle, we find that this Mini Manor is perfect for the groom and ushers to stay the night before. It has a pool table, an outrageous lamp featuring nymphs (all in perfect taste of course!) and even a James Bond room! It has 5 bedrooms of which two share a bathroom. But goodness, what a bathroom! Mega-bath doesn’t even start to describe it.
On the estate, we also have two smaller sets of accommodation: the Cottage, and Wildwood Flat.
Perfect for two people, the Cottage is a cosy space with a spacious bedroom, comfortable living room and its own kitchenette and dining space.
In one of our Mini Manors, situated above an event space is Wildwood - a four-bedroom space with its own kitchen and living area, perfect for up to six guests.