The Mingary Castle restoration blog was written by Jon Haylett, who lives in the local village of Kilchoan. Now that restoration is almost complete Holly and Chris Bull will take over to report on bringing the Castle back to life.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Are we nearly there yet?!

So first I must start with an apology that this is the first blog in two weeks. It has been a very busy two weeks, launching our new website and making bookings LIVE! Plus starting the long but VERY enjoyable task of turning the inside from building site to luxury hotel. I thought I would share the progress so far......
The sitting room is coming together and will be a wonderful place to unwind with a good book or enjoy your canap├ęs before going downstairs to dinner.
The MacIain is the master bedroom in the North Range, it comes with its own dressing room and a sumptuous 4 poster bed.
Those who have been following the restoration blog will recognise the MacIain's bathroom with its splendid copper bath - it also has a shower for those not wishing to go for a swim.

The MacDougall is the smallest of the rooms but still has plenty of space to swing a cat. But you have to watch your head as you go through a wee door into the best bathroom in the castle (in my opinion)....... the MacDougall bathroom is built in the inter-muriel passage way. It's two arrow slot windows look North over the garden and there is even a seat in the shower where supposedly there was an old alter was found, giving it its nickname 'The Chapel' bathroom.
Up on the top floor of the castle is the McCain Suite, named in thanks to Mr McCain who generously made a substantial donation to the Mingary Castle Restoration and Preservation Trust, we are looking forward to welcoming him and his family to stay in May. This room is know as McCain East .............
 ......which shares this wonderful bathroom with..........

McCain West. The additional perks with this Suite is the views out across to Mull and the joy of having the top battlements all to yourself. The West range is still being used for Sandra's sewing room but hopefully I will be able to share photos of that soon.

Also we will be starting to blog more frequently on where will be focusing on the suppliers, local activities and events happening at the Castle - so I hope you will check that out from time to time too.

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