The luxurious Castle on the Blair Estate in Ayrshire is seeing an increase in enquiries as a result of this week’s announcement that foreign holidays are off the agenda. Following interest from the “Bridgerton effect”, which brought enquiries on the back of the TV programme, the Estate is now anticipating that luxurious castles like Blair are going to be the new summer villas.
Ideal for larger groups of families and friends, Blair has a range of staycation options. The main Castle with 17 sumptuous bedrooms, handmade beds, luxury throws and an in-house butler, offers the ultimate staycation for larger groups seeking out seclusion and comfort. Also on the Estate are two self-catering properties: the East Wing of the Castle has five luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms and a superb kitchen for friends and family; the cosy Garden Cottage sits in its own grounds with two bedrooms.
As one of Scotland’s oldest inhabited homes, Blair has welcomed kings, queens and dukes through its 900 year history. Blair offers the full Bridgerton experience with formal rooms, a butler and house staff including an in-house executive chef, providing the best in service. The Castle can be booked in advance for small and larger groups and through the summer guests can opt for a wide-range of activities from foraging to mini highland games, mindfulness and forest bathing, gin and whisky tastings and falconry.
Visitors can reach Blair Estate in as little as 25 minutes from Glasgow Airport and it is close to the Scottish Border with fast motorway access, making it easy to reach from all over the UK and internationally.
The estate is run by Sallie Hendry who was Business Development Director of the world-famous Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London, working especially on incoming State visits and government guests. She brings the five star style to all elements of the estate and is available for profiles, interviews and commentary.
The estate has been awarded the ‘We’re good to go’ COVID-19 industry standard and a ‘Safe Travels’ certificate approved by the World Travel and Tourism Council, signifying compliance to Government and public health guidance. Also, the estate has recently been awarded a Green Tourism Silver Award by the Green Tourism board for its commitment to environmental sustainability.