The White Tower
Enjoy a taste of traditional Scotland in this historic 5-star tower retreat surrounded by truly stunning Highland views.
Guests at The White Tower at Taymouth Castle call it the ‘ultimate Scottish retreat', and you'll find it hard to disagree! Surrounded by glorious Highland views, decorated in traditional Scottish style, this gorgeous hideaway will leave you feeling like the monarch of your own glen.
Recently featured on BBC's 'Gone Fishing', The White Tower offers a secluded retreat for couples or a small group to step away from the madness of life and relax in total luxury. With a 5-star rating from Visit Scotland, you can enjoy every modern comfort in this historic home. What's more, it's the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon, or intimate fairy-tale wedding!
Built in 1306, the tower formerly served as the lookout tower for nearby Taymouth Castle, which you'll spy in the valley below. Once the home of the Marquis of Breadalbone, Taymouth Castle played host to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1842, sparking the young queen's love affair with the Scottish Highlands. Today, the tower has been painstakingly restored by local architect Eric McKenzie Strickland and his wife, Naomi - all so you, too, can be smitten by this beautiful home and location.
Its former role as a lookout tower is surely what makes The White Tower so unique today. With an unbeatable vantage point above the valley of the River Tay, indulge in breath-taking, 360° views from the privacy of your rooftop patio. There's the magnificent castle itself to marvel at, as well as the tranquil Loch Tay to the west and dramatic mountains to the north - a photographer's dream all year round!
Inside, The White Tower is every bit as glorious. From the entrance vestibule, you'll come to a well-appointed kitchen and dining area - a ‘delight in white', where high-backed, padded dining chairs make for comfy get-togethers over home-cooked comforts. On finer days, dine on the outdoor terrace against a Highland backdrop. There's even a BBQ for ultimate summer entertaining.
Guests can get cosy in the luxurious lounge, furnished with local tweed drapes, leather sofas, and finished with a wood-burning stove. Put your feet up after a day in the hills, and relax back in front of the flat-screen TV and DVD player. Bookworms will love unwinding in the cute and cosy library above, where they can curl up under a blanket and escape in the pages of a good book!
To take your relaxation up a level, why not let off some steam in the fabulous sauna? Located a few steps down from the kitchen, off from the handy utility area, there's no better way to warm up and chill out.
The two luxurious bedrooms are found on the first floor, and both boast décor fit for a queen (or prince regent!). The first - a double room - features an en-suite shower room, as well as the most spectacular decorative headboard and views of Loch Tay from the bed.
The Master bedroom is just as magnificent; a circular room, it comes with luxurious drapes and a romantic canopy over the bed. It also has its own full bathroom, and stairs up to the roof terrace. Here, you can relax back in the hot tub, sipping Champagne and counting the stars. Surely nothing could be more perfect.
With eight acres of grounds surrounding The White Tower, you can guarantee privacy and space throughout your stay. What's more, beyond the grounds, you're surrounded by hills and forest, which you're free to explore at your own leisure. With hardly another soul in sight, you'll feel like it all belongs to you!
Touching base with civilisation isn't tricky though; just a ten-minute drive away is the village of Kenmore, where you'll find shops and a restaurant, and a wealth of activities to try on and around Loch Tay. There's also the Scottish Crannog Centre, where you can learn about Perthshire life over 2500 years ago.
Of course, that all depends on whether you want to leave the comfort and luxury of The White Tower. With such a beautiful bolthole to enjoy, you'd be forgiven for soaking up every second of your stay!Things to note
Minimum 3 night stays, although 2 night stays are considered at a supplementary rate, can be booked for exclusive use. No smoking, no pets.
Region: Kenmore, Perthshire
Cost (from): £350 per night
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 253
Sleeps up to 4, master ensuite double bedroom, ensuite double bedroom, bedding & towels provided, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, lounge, wood-burning stove, utility area, sauna, shower room, flat-screen digital TV, DVD player, library, rooftop terrace, hot tub, BBQ, patio furniture.
Highland safaris, walking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, trampoline, Hot Box outdoor sauna, caves, cinema, bungee, whisky tours, castles, art galleries, museums.
At a glance
- Restored medieval lookout tower in Perthshire, overlooking Taymouth Castle
- Luxurious, 5-star, self-catering accommodation with hot tub and sauna
- Sleeps four (2 double bedrooms, both en-suite)
- Surrounded by 8 acres of grounds, with hills and forest beyond
- Indulge in 360° views from rooftop terrace
- Perfect for a Highland retreat - either for activities or total relaxation
- 10 mins from Kenmore and shores of Loch Tay