Glenborrodale Castle



Client: Peter de Savary
Location: Argyllshire
Project Conception: n/a
Project Status: Complete
Area: 3,400 m²
Project Value: n/a


Glenborrodale Castle is a fairytale red sandstone building on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, the most westerly point of the British mainland.

The Castle was designed by Sidney Mitchell, a pupil of Sir Robert Lorimer, in the Scottish Baronial style.  It is Listed Grade ‘A’ by Historic Scotland and it sits in a protected designated landscape. After a series of unsympathetic alterations during the 1970s and 80s, during which time the building was used as a hotel, the castle and its grounds required serious investment.

Maxwell & Company was employed to refurbish and update the facilities and to reinstate original features such as the first floor terrace and balcony. Work to the Castle was carried out using matching materials and detailing.

We created 16 suites, reception rooms, a conservatory and a bar and games room in the Castle.  We also restored the stables and walled garden, reconstructed a green house from photographs of the original and added a hard tennis court. At the loch shore, a boathouse and jetty and viewing platform were constructed. Estate cottages for staff were renovated and a small spa was formed in the old generator house.

The whole project was managed by Maxwell & Company and carried out in just over six winter months in a fast-track contract which required seven day working weeks.