PHOTO: Glen Affric Estate courtesy of Oetker Collection
One of my favorite hotel groups Oetker Collection is launching this month a really exclusive -- and cool -- program. Entitled "Masterpiece Estates," grand historical house like the Glen Affric Estate in Inverness, Scotland will be available for 100% private rentals. As with all Oetker Collection hotel properties, guests will be looked after by an impeccable team and charming host who is there from the moment of your arrival, ready and equipped to handle every need.
The Masterpiece Estate experience will also offer sumptuous tailor-made dining options, a vast range of activities, and the faultless service and surroundings you would expect from an Oetker Collection property. Here are the three properties available now.
PHOTO: View from the Glen Affric Estate courtesy of Oetker Collection
#1 -- GLEN AFFRIC ESTATE
This graceful Victorian Lodge and Stable Cottage is set on the shores of stunning Loch Affric, surrounded by 10,000 acres of wilderness, in the central Scottish Highlands. Stays at Glen Affric are priced from $16,900 per night during season, based on accommodation for up to 20 guests in the Lodge and Stable Cottage for a minimum of two nights. Accommodation is provided on an all-inclusive basis. (The property may look familiar to you as it is owned, in part, by James Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge's brother.)
PHOTO: Farleigh Wallop House courtesy of Oetker Collection
#2 -- Farleigh Wallop House
Owned and tended by the same family since the 15th Century, Farleigh Wallop House sits at the heart of a 4,000 acre estate down an ancient tree-lined avenue. Also, despite being an hour from hustling London, the house (set back from the road and hidden by woodland) feels like the quaint, storied English home that it is. Stays at Farleigh Wallop are priced from $9,000 per night during Season, based on accommodation for up to eight guests. Additional accommodation can be provided for up to a further 13 guests for a supplemental charge of $430 per person per night.
PHOTO: Hound Lodge at Goodwood (c) Sery Kim
Formerly the kennels for the foxhounds of the Goodwood Hunt, this exclusive ten-bedroom sporting lodge has undergone an extensive restoration and refurbishment. Included within your stay The Goodwood Hotel offers extensive leisure facilities with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, 36 station gym and dance studio with a variety of classes and flood lit tennis courts. Other activities you may wish to add to your stay are a tour of Goodwood House, a visit to The Cass Sculpture Foundation or a Gin Trolley Experience; in-room Elemental Herbology treatments can also be arranged for you. However you choose to spend your time with us, your dedicated contact can talk through the options and costings further with you and make your stay truly memorable in your own personal way.
The lodge has 10 double bedrooms and the rate for up to 20 people for dinner, bed and breakfast is $15,680 per night. Note wine, spirits and cigars are not included within the nightly rate and all activities are subject to availability.