Queen Victoria’s Milking Shed Turned into Luxury Home

March 23, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst

A dairy made to so that the English Queen Victoria can milk some cow while on a four-day honeymoon with her husband Prince Albert in Taymouth Castle in Highland Perthshire in 1842, is to be redeveloped into a luxury home. According to the report, the dairy’s redevelopment into a luxury home is part of a plan to reconstruct the 19th-century A-listed Taymouth Castle to its former grandeur.

Queen Victoria’s Milking Shed Turned into Luxury Home

Inline with A-listed renovation in Scotland, the Assembly Rooms on George Street’s renovation has received a funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

While the milking shed’s redevelopment into a luxury home, and the whole castle into a luxurious hotel, is said to be proposed by the Meteor Property Fund, a London-based investment firm.

A proposed £74 million or US $121.16 million redevelopment project of the luxury home and the whole A-listed property into the first 6-Star hotel in Scotland was already started but stopped four years ago.

The 150-room castle-hotel is said to feature a health spa, equestrian centre, and luxury lodges.

To help finance the restoration, according to the report, the London-based investment firm plans to construct about 160 luxury vacation homes on the 450-acre land near Kenmore. The vacation homes are said to be built in phases.

The dairy is one of several buildings in the property that are going to be redeveloped. Plans for the restoration of the luxury home and 86 other properties are to be submitted Perth and Kinross Council.

According to Martin Mortimer, the development manager at Meteor Property Fund, the reconstruction of the A-listed old dairy into a modern luxury home would become a “fabulous piece of property” with a historical background.

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