Eighteenth century home of the Maxwells of Monreith, who have lived here continuously for over 500 years, the present Laird, Sir Michael Maxwell, is often in residence. Naturalist and author Gavin Maxwell found inspiration whilst living in Monreith House, prior to writing “Ring of Bright Water” and other books.
This fine mansion house stands in an extensive country estate, overlooking the White Loch of Myrton, is only one mile from the harbour village of Port William and is surrounded by the substantial arboretum and woodlands, much of which was planted in the nineteenth century by Sir Herbert Maxwell, a well known botanist and prolific author. The house boasts an impressive collection of his paintings of Rhododendrons and other flowers.
The apartments are let on a self catering basis, with all linen supplied and changed weekly.
The Lairds Apartment has recently been refurbished and covers the whole of the first floor and includes, sitting room, four poster en suite bedroom, two further double ensuite bedrooms, one twin bedded room and a sofa bed, sleeping 8+1. There is a large well equipped country kitchen/dining room on the ground floor.
On the second floor, there are 3 further apartments
Captains Apartment – double bedroom with single, twin bedroom, bow windowed large living room with kitchen, bathroom and shower room.
Garden Apartment - 2 twin bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living room.
double bedroom, double sofa bed, bathroom, living room with kitchenette
All apartments have their own central heating, colour digital TV and well equipped kitchen. There are superb views from all apartments. The snooker room, with full size table, library housing the largest private collection of books in Scotland, dining room,music room with Steinway piano and card room are open to guests to soak up the historic and cultural atmosphere of this important country house.
Loch fishing is available for guests.
|There is also a comprehensive catering kitchen available for larger groups
As we appreciate that everyone’s requirements differ, we will be delighted to help you plan your stay with us. Please contact us for details of tariffs and arrangements that can be made for group bookings.
Tel 01988 700248
Port William DG8 9LB
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Archaeology, Standing Stones, Iron Age Fort, early Christian sites and much more. Port William is central to many visitor attractions. (more)
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White Loch taken from the front of the house