Luxury Scotland October Newsletter
As the nights get shorter and the wonderful Scottish landscape turns golden with a coat of autumn colours, we look ahead to the festive season, presents and places to enjoy celebrations with friends and family.
The luxury yacht Britannia has to be one of the most exquisite venues for a festive event. For presents or personal shopping you couldn’t do better that the wonderful House of Bruar with the best of Scottish country clothing, gifts, jewellery, artworks, a superb Food Hall and now the newly opened Wine, Spirits and Beer Room.
And, if there was one gift I’d put on my festive wish list it would be the Ultimate Scottish Road Trip – The North Coast 500.
Whatever you do or wish for in October – enjoy Scotland.
Jeremy Hawkings, Chief Executive,
Luxury Scotland has teamed up with Lang Atholl to produce the Ultimate Scottish Road Trip – a self-drive tour covering 500 miles of Scotland’s dramatic North Coast 500 in a Lamborghini or similar supercar of your choice.
The Road Trip starts and ends in Inverness with seven wonderful overnight stays in Luxury Scotland hotels. Get ready for an exhilarating road trip, sensation scenery, exciting roads, superb food and wonderful Scottish hospitality.
Situated in the picturesque Highlands of Scotland, The House of Bruar is a one off independent retailer that specializes in country clothing but also boasts one of the finest Food Halls in Great Britain. Bruar’s chairman, Mark Birkbeck, began the business twenty years ago, taking his passion for high end clothing to the Scottish Highlands. The House of Bruar now has its own brand clothing line, but also works extremely closely with other famous brands, such as Barbour and Hunter. The Food Hall itself, however, is over 25,000 square feet in size and is complete with in-house Butchery, Delicatessen and newly launched Wine, Spirits and Beer Room.
From the finest Champagne sourced from the idyllic vineyards of Épernay, Northern France, to the iconic malt whiskies taken from distilleries from every corner of Scotland, this exquisitely designed Wine, Spirits and Beer Room is brimming with the finest and most exclusive single alcohol offering created within British shores.
Complementing the first-class in store experience, is Bruar’s efficient mail order service, which offers next day delivery, from Monday to Thursday each week, to those unfortunate enough to be unable to visit to this iconic store.
For the ultimate Christmas Event then consider the unobtrusive excellence aboard Britannia. This is the perfect setting for a memorable festive evening – on board this famous luxury yacht where kings, queens, world leaders and celebrities once wined and dined. The Britannia Christmas Experience includes a piper and red carpet treatment on arrival, a superb jazz trio and resident pianist playing the original grand piano once played by Princess Diana and Noel Coward.
Your guests will enjoy a sumptuous four course menus and canapés prepared by Executive Chef Mark Alston and his team, using only the finest Scottish produce. Throughout the ship you’ll find exquisite festive touches including a 20 foot Christmas tree on the quayside.
For further information or to make a booking, please contact Britannia’s Events Team on firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone +44 (0)131 555 8800.
Kinloch House is a peaceful Scottish Country House hotel set in 28 acres of woodland about an hour north of Edinburgh. The hotel offers a range of outdoor activities such as 4×4 driving, golf and wonderful fishing, shooting and stalking, cycling along quiet country roads or walking in Perthshire’s Enchanted Forest.Alternatively, you can simply relax in one of the hotel’s lounges.
Escape to Perthshire with an Autumn Break at Kinloch Lodge. Their Autumn Gold rates start at £125 per person for dinner, bed and breakfast.
For an indulgent break, why not head to Scotland’s north east corner and enjoy a night amidst the comfort and luxury of the 5 star Macleod House and Lodge. Whether it’s a romantic getaway or quality time with your friends, you can enjoy a stay in a sumptuous, superior room with a 3 course dinner, 5-star service and a full Scottish breakfast the following morning.
In addition, you can choose one luxury treat – champagne and canapes, Scotch whisky and cheeseboard or tea and cakes. The choice is yours.
Enjoy a relaxed Christmas or Hogmanay at Glasgow’s stylish Hotel du Vin knowing that every little detail is taken care of so that you can spend more time with friends or loved ones. The Full Christmas Package – from £765 per room.
A wonderful three day Christmas break including three nights accommodation, full breakfast each morning, Christmas Day lunch, Boxing Day lunch and a £35 per person food allowance on the first evening with a glass of mulled wine. Hogmanay Package – from £469 per room
Celebrate the start of 2017 in style with Champagne, a tasting menu, live music and a traditional Ceilidh before you retire to a sumptuous guest rooms for the night.
Featuring the finest luxury hotels in Scotland and selected partners from the world of luxury travel.
Our 2016 Luxury Scotland Brochure is an invaluable source of perfect Scottish destinations for the discerning traveller. As well as a special feature on Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink, the brochure contains full details of all our five star hotels, the luxury cruise ship MV Hebridean Princess and the Belmond Royal Scotsman Train.