We were excited last week to be invited to take our collections to hidden gem Cloncaird Castle in Kirkmichael in the Robert Burns county of Ayrshire. Cloncaird Estate is privately owned and the family live in the castle. A stunning Atrium has recently been added which will host approximately 12 luxury events per annum accomodating up to 100 guests.
We had a fabulous relaxed day in the castle and grounds with MacGregor and Macduff highland wear and our tartan collection and day dresses being captured by the very talented John Paul from Inverness. Watch out for our next blog with all the amazing fashion images taken on the day.
We absolutely fell in love with Cloncaird, the elegant and quirky interiors and beautiful grounds. You also have a chance to fall in love with it as the lodges can be booked for short stays which promise to remove you from all the stress of daily life send you home in a relaxed and detoxed.
Here is the press release from the hidden gem that is Cloncaird ………………………..
Having undergone extensive renovation works and collaborated with a whole host of exciting partners to create the ultimate getaway experience, Cloncaird Castle, a 16th century castle situated in Ayrshire, Scotland, will now offer its guests the chance the enjoy a digital detox and Forest bathing along with a holistic spa in a converted tower.
Giving guests the chance to escape the demands of everyday life, Cloncaird Castle has teamed up with Adventure Carrick, who specialise in outdoor adventure activity experiences throughout Ayrshire, in order to offer a digital detox day and retreat that promotes the many benefits of switching off your phone and disconnecting from the modern world.
Each digital detox day or retreat incorporates a full programme of activities that make the most of Cloncaird Castle’s 140 acres of stunning surroundings. As part of the detox and retreat, a guide will introduce you to a whole host of physical activities, while teaching you different ways of practising mindfulness for a better quality of life.
As well as providing an escape from the modern world, the Castle’s atrium and grounds provide the perfect space for weddings and events with a truly unique feel. Top Scottish fashion designer, Joyce Young also used the Castle as a backdrop for her latest collection, producing stunning images that show both the castle and her designs in an incredible light.
Andrew Mellon, Manager at Cloncaird Castle said: “We are extremely pleased that the Estate is also becoming much greener and embracing Eco Tourism, utilising our 140 acres. We have also collaborated with over 30 local makers, artisans and businesses to create the new Cloncaird.
“A highlight last weekend was Joyce Young’s 2020 Collection being previewed and photographed in the Castle and grounds with amazing images being shot, by one of Scotland’s top photographers.”
Providing guests with exclusivity, luxury, and Scottish charm, Cloncaird Castle has refurbished 8 holiday cottages on the estate along with an Honesty shop championing local food and drink products. Local and Scottish provenance along with green credentials is the way forward for this hidden gem.