Past his duties as a grandfather, philanthropist and future king of England, Prince Charles has taken on a brand new job: innkeeper. Beneath the course of the 70-year-old royal, a brand new bed-and-breakfast on the grounds of a surprising Scottish citadel has formally opened for enterprise to the general public.
Earlier this month, Clarence Home introduced the opening of The Granary Lodge at The Fort of Mey within the Caithness area of the North Highlands, a enterprise coordinated by Prince Charles’ charitable group, The Prince’s Basis.
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“The lodging will likely be owned and operated by The Queen Elizabeth Fort of Mey Belief, and earnings raised will go in the direction of sustaining and working the property as a vacationer vacation spot within the North Highlands of Scotland,” reps for the royal tweeted on Might 1.
The posh bed-and-breakfast formally welcomed friends as of Might 15, Journey + Leisure reviews, and it’s destined to turn into a hotspot. Overlooking “the picturesque North Sea,” the Fort of Mey obtained over 30,000 guests final 12 months between Might and September, as per In the present day.
Naturally, the brand new B&B has historic ties; the Fort of Mey was the retreat and residence for Prince Charles’ grandmother Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mom, for over 4 a long time. The matriarch purchased the then-“derelict” property in 1952 and lovingly restored “each nook” via 1996, Journey + Leisure reviews. Upon the Queen Mom’s demise, she bequeathed the beautiful grounds to The Queen Elizabeth Fort of Mey Belief.
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Now, her grandson, the primary in line to the British throne, has picked up her torch, welcoming followers to dwell like a royal — if just for the night time.
“We’re delighted that the prince’s imaginative and prescient for the Granary Lodge has been realised and hope the event means extra folks will go to the north Highlands of Scotland to expertise its distinctive providing to vacationers,” Prince’s Basis exec Robert Lovie instructed native media on the lodge’s opening. “Our group has accomplished a wealth of laborious work in current months and is happy with the end result, which we hope will encourage folks to spend longer in lovely Caithness — an space so near the center of His Royal Highness.”
The plush 10-bedroom Granary Lodge is close to distilleries and the Achavanich Standing Stones, plus hen, seal and puffin watching, Departures reviews.
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Like every charming bed-and-breakfast, household pictures fill the halls — although the folks pictured are largely royal.
As of this writing, charges start at $208 an evening.