Achnagairn Estate, Achnagairn Estate, Kirkhill, Inverness, IV5 7PD

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Achnagairn Estate

We are thrilled to have been chosen as the luxury accommodation partner closest to the start (and end!) of the route. If you are looking for something special, you have come to the right place. Our motto is ‘’Escape the Ordinary’’ and we provide truly inspirational stays so our guests leave refreshed and invigorated. Set on 30 acres, 7 miles away from Inverness city centre, Achnagairn provides a perfect escape for the North Coast 500 visitor: from a fabulous dinner in our Table Manors Restaurant, through to wonderful accommodation, whether an en-suite bedroom in our Mini Manors, or the exclusive hire of an entire Castle if you truly want to travel in style!

But don’t just take our word for the fact it’s so special. After all, we may be a little biased… Instead, listen to the experts: we have a 5* rating from Visit Scotland for exclusive use of the castle, and for the self-catering Mini Manors in the grounds, as well as a 5* AA rating for accommodation at the estate. And as for the restaurant, it has as many reasons to be proud. Our chefs are delighted to have received the coveted accolade of Two Rosettes from the AA for culinary excellence and have just been awarded ‘’Restaurant of The Year’ by Highlands and Island Food and Drink Awards 2018.

Come and see for yourself!

Mini Manors

Whether you are looking for an en-suite bedroom, either B&B or with a delicious dinner in a hotel-style mini manor or hire an entire mini manor with gorgeous kitchens and living rooms for a special self-catering experience, we can cater to your needs.

Hotel-Style Mini Manors: B&B accommodation in hotel-style bedrooms

Are you after just one or two rooms for your stay? If so, look no further. We offer gorgeous, individually designed en-suite 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 just as you would in a hotel. The only difference is that our many bedrooms are not all in one building, but are spread within several Mini Manors. Overnight stays are available including only breakfast, or with a dinner in the award-winning restaurant.

Self-Catered Mini Manors: 5-6 bedroom self-catering Mini Manors

Self-catered Mini Manors can be hired 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. For an even more decadent experience, go for one of our Mini Manors with its own hot tub.

Table Manors, Two AA Rosette Restaurant

Table Manors Restaurant, located in the grounds of the estate, has as many reasons to be proud. 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.

Come and enjoy their creations at the restaurant, or when hiring the castle, enjoy the privilege of a tailored menu in the ballroom or more intimate wood-panelled dining room for your group.

Our chefs are working on a special NC500 tasting menu, which will bring in elements of cuisine from stops along the route!

Achnagairn Castle

Do you really want to push the boat out? Whether you are looking for your fairy tale wedding venue, or you are a corporate or a large group of friends with something to celebrate, Achnagairn Castle, Harper Bazaar’s No. 1 wedding venue in the UK, is the ultimate indulgence. With its vaulted ballroom and 24 individually designed bedrooms, this is the most luxurious way to experience the Highlands. (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).

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