The majestic 16th century Taymouth Castle on the banks of the great River Tay in Perthshire is about to undergo a major programme of restoration to convert it into a luxurious Highland community and golfing resort.
The first section will be the restoration of principal rooms within the castle, built in a neo-Gothic style in 1550, which features a rare original vaulted plaster ceiling in the main tower. Further intricate renewal will include work on the Queen Victoria Suite of rooms where the monarch stayed in on one of her first visits to the Highlands in 1842.
The castle is scheduled to re-open later in the year and the project also includes the major re-modelling of the 1920s James Braid-designed golf course situated within the old deer park of the estate. Leading Scottish-based golfer Stephen Gallagher has been appointed to work in conjunction with the Weller Design team on this aspect of the project.
They plan is to extend the course from 6,066 yards to 7,100 yards, bringing it in line with modern day expectations, and restore many of James Braid’s original design characteristics which have been lost over the years. The aim would be to complete the works in 2012, well in advance of the Ryder Cup in 2014.
Also planned are a number of leisure and residential properties around the estate in a variety of sizes and styles using a range of natural materials in sympathy with the local architectural vernacular. Each will offer spectacular views over the course and surrounding landscape, including exclusive properties on the banks of the River Tay.
The estate will offer a concierge service to support all the properties and its residents. This will include a rental management scheme for the seasonal resident or investor, a home concierge and butler service, an exclusive golf membership package, and travel management, including helicopter transfers.
Accessible by road from Glasgow and Edinburgh in 90 minutes or by helicopter in 30 minutes, Taymouth Castle will provide luxurious highland living and sporting holidays in one of Scotland’s most historic and beautiful castle estates.