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A Famous Filming Location, Available for Let: Glenfeshie Estate and Cottages in Scotland

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A Famous Filming Location, Available for Let: Glenfeshie Estate and Cottages in Scotland

January 25, 2019

If the Glenfeshie Estate looks familiar, that’s probably because, realize it or not, you’ve seen it before. Over the past few years, it’s played the part of Balmoral Castle in Netflix’s The Crown, and served as backdrop for the iconic scene in The Queen where a bereaved Queen Elizabeth (Helen Mirren), alone in the Scottish Highlands, spots a stag. Owned by Wildland—the same conservationist owners behind Killiehuntly Estate, another of our favorites, and several others throughout the Scottish countryside—the rambling lodge and cottages are available for nightly and weekly stays. Join us for a walk through.

The grand Lodge, which dates to 80, is at the end of a winding, one-lane road that passes through a pine forest, and is &#8
Above: The grand Lodge, which dates to 1880, is at the end of a winding, one-lane road that passes through a pine forest, and is “built to last for centuries, providing comfortable shelter from the elements.” Legend has it that Queen Victoria stayed here on a visit to her friend, the painter Edwin Landseer.
The dining area in the old Kennels Cottage, one of three buildings on the grounds and originally the shelter for &#8
Above: The dining area in the old Kennels Cottage, one of three buildings on the grounds and originally the shelter for “the kennel man whose job was to breed and train the estate’s working dogs.” is newly redone by Swiss designer Ruth Kramer (who also designed A Chalet Reborn in Switzerland) along with part-owned Anne Storm Holch Povlsen. The new interiors mix “classic Scandinavian furniture with elements of the original cottage.”
 Along one wall, a peg rail and shelf in olive green.
Above: Along one wall, a peg rail and shelf in olive green.
There was no kitchen in the cottage as it was, so the team hired a local Scottish craftsman to build one with modern amenities and references to tradition. The cabinets are painted in a hue by Farrow & Ball.
Above: There was no kitchen in the cottage as it was, so the team hired a local Scottish craftsman to build one with modern amenities and references to tradition. The cabinets are painted in a hue by Farrow & Ball.
Above: Fresh eggs at the ready, and flowers on the table, in the self-catering kitchen.
Firewood is included in the weekly rent.
Above: Firewood is included in the weekly rent.
A guest bed made with simple linens, with a stag&#8
Above: A guest bed made with simple linens, with a stag’s antlers above.
A blue bedroom in Kennels Cottage.
Above: A blue bedroom in Kennels Cottage.
A small writing desk in the third bedroom, outfitted with sheepskin.
Above: A small writing desk in the third bedroom, outfitted with sheepskin.
 Coire Domhain, the second cottage on the property, on the banks of the River Feshie, is more formally appointed, in traditional Highland style., with tongue-and-groove walls, seagrass mats, and tartan curtains. &#8
Above: Coire Domhain, the second cottage on the property, on the banks of the River Feshie, is more formally appointed, in traditional Highland style., with tongue-and-groove walls, seagrass mats, and tartan curtains. “The muted color palette of greens and greys mirrors the far-reaching views of the magnificent landscape,” the proprietors say.
Above: Freshly picked thistles from the fields, and a monochrome olive bath in Coire Domhain.
A detail of a writing desk. The cottages are available for weekly lets; the seven richly appointed rooms in the Lodge, partly designed by Ralph Lauren, are available by the night.
Above: A detail of a writing desk. The cottages are available for weekly lets; the seven richly appointed rooms in the Lodge, partly designed by Ralph Lauren, are available by the night.
Kennels Cottage, tucked into a clearing in Cairngorms National Park.
Above: Kennels Cottage, tucked into a clearing in Cairngorms National Park.

More on The Crown, see Inside a Netflix Star’s LA Bungalow, Budget Rental Secrets Included.

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