All of our holiday houses can be self-catered, partially or fully catered. The Estate cook can provide for your every need, from cheese scones and chocolate cakes, to freezer cooking left for your arrival, to breakfast and every other meal including children’s tea. We can BBQ for you or provide picnics on the hill, brought to a picturesque spot, complete with Tartan rugs in the heather. Any or all of this can be arranged secretly: our honeymooners love to order champagne and canapés as a surprise.
Scotland is famous for the quality of its ingredients, much of it organic. Our aim is to produce food that truly reflects the Estate’s location; our own organic venison and game, heather-fed Blackface lamb, Aberdeen Angus beef, excellent local cheese and organic vegetables. We can bring you wonderfully fresh seafood from the North Sea and Atlantic Coasts: we offer seafood feasts including local, freshly caught (normally that day) lobster, oysters, mussels, crabs and prawns. Our menus change to reflect the best foods the seasons have to offer. Wild raspberries grow on the fringes of our woods and blueberries all over the moor. We get our organic strawberries, raspberries and blueberries from the Queen’s own supplier, 20 minutes from the Estate, in the famous berry fields of Strathmore. Why not settle back for some quality time and let someone else do the work?
We can arrange wine and whisky delivery and can advise on whiskies compatible with particular menus.
We also offer specialist evenings, for example a Burns Night which starts with a whisky tasting, then a local piper plays you into dinner, followed by the famous ‘Address to the Haggis’ by Robert Burns, and the opportunity to taste Haggis: (vegetarian Haggis can be provided).
Foodies love our trips to the local salmon smokery to sample the best which Scotland has to offer and/ or trips to the best distilleries.