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You are warmly invited to experience the magnificence of the Highlands of Scotland and all it has to offer from the luxury of House Scotland 5581. Scatwell, a private home which has been beautifully restored, is one of the finest country houses in the Highlands. It dates back to the 1600's and is set in a site once occupied by the Picts and the Vikings.
House Scotland 5581 is a welcome oasis for private holidays. House Scotland 5581's 20 landscaped acres of garden are perfectly located amidst the soaring mountains of Ross-shire. Neighboring estates offer deer-stalking and the River Conon fishing. Other recreations include golfing, hiking, mountaineering, skiing or just enjoying the scenery. All, within a 90 minute drive The house also provides an excellent corporate retreat for secluded and secure strategic planning or just an exclusive client get together.
House Scotland 5581 will graciously accommodate 20 persons in 10 en suite bedrooms, entrance hall, drawing room, paneled sitting room, large dining room and kitchen, billiard room and bar room, library and office, and estate hall seating 60 persons.
The present owners bought the house and policies in 1995 and have spent considerable time and money on refurnishing, modernizing and decorating the house to the highest standards. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with attractive Italian ceramic tiles. The public rooms have a wonderful atmosphere created by excellent working fires and a surround sound music system. House Scotland 5581 provides for any preference; from the large entrance hall - a venue for a dance or two; to the elegance of the formal drawing room, perfect for pre-dinner drinks; to the paneled sitting room with its comfortable sofas and large screen television with digital-satellite connection. The dining room has a superb ambience and 20 can dine comfortably in luxurious surrounds. The billiard room has a full size snooker table and the inter leading bar room is a great venue for informal get-togethers of up to 40 people. The library has a selection of books and the office provides all modern telecommunications such as fax, computer, modem and photocopier. The kitchen at House Scotland 5581 is modern and well equipped.
During the recent refurbishment, most of the internal walls were rebuilt and insulated to North American standards. Secondary glazing and elaborate cornice were installed throughout. The electrical wiring and plumbing was renewed. A new water supply was sourced to provide pure spring water from a 120 ft deep well.
Since the late 1800's, House Scotland 5581 has had several owners who were responsible for much of the planning and planting of the gardens. Today, the gardens and grounds of Scatwell are well renowned and a key feature of the property. The gardens prove a popular attraction when they are open to the public once a year with traditional Scottish musicians performing at various locales. The gardens were featured in an article in the August 5th, 1999 edition of the U.K.'s, Country Life magazine. There are superb specimen trees from many parts of the world which have been labeled, including mature conifers, silver firs, oaks, beeches, birch, monkey puzzles, cedars and Japanese umbrella pine.
Today House Scotland 5581 ranks amongst the finest mansions in the Scottish Highlands.
In addition, there is an Estate Hall which is available for events or conferences. The hall, which has excellent acoustics, has a raised stage and seating for 60 people. The hall service area has a cloakroom with a toilet and a kitchen with built-in cupboards, stove, fridge and wash basin.
House Scotland 5581 lies amongst some of Scotland's finest sporting country. The River Conon is a well-known salmon and trout river with rods available for rent. Deer-stalking, shooting and fishing can be rented on many of the nearby estates. In late autumn the roar of the stags can be heard from the gardens at House Scotland 5581 and the constant hoot of owls is not uncommon. Occasionally the majesty of a great golden eagle will cast its shadow over your path as it swoops in search of prey.
House Scotland 5581 is offered to rent on a self-catering basis with a housekeeper and gardening/maintenance staff support. The house is fully equipped to wine and dine twenty persons and if you so wish we can arrange for you to employ cooking staff who will purchase the food and drink required for your stay and prepare and serve your meals. Make your own menu selection or leave it up to the cook, whatever your preference. Stock the bar with the drinks of your choice, not forgetting the great malt whisky's from the glens that surround you. Alternatively, you can eat out at the many excellent restaurants all within 30 minutes drive from House Scotland 5581.