Inverlochy Castle



Client:Inverlochy Castle Ltd
Location: Fort William
Project Conception: 1984 – 1996
Project Status: Complete
Area: n/a m2
Project Value: £n/a


Inverlochy Castle sits on a low rise in front of a lochan with Ben Nevis as a backdrop. The castle was built in 1863 for Lord Abinger and is now Listed Grade ‘B’ by Historic Scotland. In 1969 Inverlochy was transformed into Scotland’s first country house hotel and has since become the preeminent exemplar of its type. Maxwell & Company was appointed to work with the owners on an annual programme of refurbishment and alterations for a period of 13 years until the family sold the castle in 1996. During that period we upgraded the bedroom suites, altered the north tower to provide additional bedrooms, carried out repair and renovation works. We also designed proposals for alterations to the dining rooms, the gate lodge and the carriage house in the walled garden. In a separate project, Maxwell & Company worked with the owners to design the Factor’s House Hotel (Q.V.) in the castle grounds, altering and extending the former estate factor’s house to create a small boutique hotel and restaurant. Invaluable professional experience was gained in the design and management of private hotels during the years spent working for the owners  and this subsequently informed projects such as those at Glenborrodale (Q.V.) and Skibo Castles (Q.V.).