September 19, 2012 § 15 Comments
So, it appears I’ve neglected the site for a few months, sorry about that!
Anyhow, a few months ago some of my family, friends and I all went away to celebrate my 21st birthday. We stayed at this amazing castle on the west coast of Scotland. Known as Castle Lachlan, it slept 15 comfortably but we managed to squeeze in a couple extra! It had 7 bedrooms, a kitchen with a giant pantry, a huge dining room with a billiard room off the side, a fancy ‘drawing room’ and 4 nice bathrooms.
This is the castle from the outside. I loved the twisting stairs leading up to the front door. It looked especially nice at night time when the windows were all lit up. (Click images to enlarge).
This is the fancy fancy drawing room, complete with grand piano!
The kitchen was one of my favourite rooms. It had great space for everyone to socialise in and was always cosy from the Aga. The pantry was great for storing the crazy amounts of food we brought with us! I loved the country house decor that was featured throughout the castle, but especially in the kitchen.
The dining room was a very fancy room! I loved the huge table and the candelabra. We held our own murder mystery party in here which was amazing fun, being in a castle made the atmosphere even better.
The billiards room was fun. Lots of drinking and games went on in here. It opened into the dining room so we spent a lot of time in between the two.
I loved all the bedrooms in the castle. They were all decorated traditionally, with each room having a different colour scheme. This first bedroom was my favourite. It had its own en suite AND its own nursery off to the side.
This is the bedroom me and a couple of my friends stayed in. I loved the metal beds. There was also loads of room in front of the beds which we used for additional sleeping space which was handy. This room was on the very top floor so had amazing views of the surrounding ground.
The main bathroom in the house was cute, I loved the wallpaper.
The grounds of the castle were great for exploring. There were forests surrounding it, with a small loch only a field away. There were loads of outdoor activities to try out near by and the ‘Old Castle Lachlan’ ruins to explore.