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The ultimate way to enjoy the magnificent scenery and open roads of the Highlands.
Celebrate a special occasion, or buy someone special the ultimate gift – our exclusive three day short break combines hire of a stunning Ferrari 360 Spider with a choice of luxurious five star Highland castle hotels.
Collect the car in Edinburgh, then head north to the stunning Fonab Castle in the heart of Pitlochry, or go west via Glencoe or Loch Ness to the ultimate in luxury at Inverlochy Castle.
Or if the choice is too difficult, simply ask us to provide you with a tailor-made combination!
Our exclusive short break provides a heady combination of a fabulous driving experience in a stylish, yet discrete, Ferrari 360 Spider and unforgettable accommodation in your choice of historic castle.
The 360 Spider is Ferrari’s 20th road-going convertible and is a record breaker in two quite different ways. Without doubt it is the best spider Maranello has ever produced in terms of engineering, looks and performance. And, thanks to the exclusive experience Ferrari has accumulated as a Formula 1 constructor, it is the most technologically advanced convertible available today. Despite the car’s mid-mounted V8 engine, Ferrari’s engineers have found a way of creating a hood that folds away at the touch of a button inside the engine bay, ensuring a beautiful, sleek appearance.
We will recommend routes so that you can enjoy the magnificent grandeur of the scenery and the sweeping open roads of the Highlands, whichever castle option you select.
Your accommodation choices are as follows:
Completely modernised with no expense spared, your stay here will be a luxurious, bordering on decadent, castle experience.
This 19th century baronial manor has been brought bang up-to-date yet still managed to retain its essential ‘Scottishness’. With eye-popping views across the loch and the village of Pitlochry just a short stroll across the bridge, the location is ideal too.
Half of the 26 sumptuous rooms are in the old castle and the other half are to be found in the attached new wing and come complete with balcony or terrace. There is an amazing Penthouse Suite at the top of the castle, ideal for a very special occasion.
As you would expect, much attention has been paid to the food and guests can choose from fine dining and fabulous views in the restaurant or a more relaxed ambience in the brasserie. Either way, the Residents Lounge, with its wide selection of Gin and Malts, is the picture perfect place to end the evening.
Nestled among quintessential Scottish scenery of mountains, lochs and glens close to Ben Nevis, Inverlochy is the ultimate luxury experience. Immaculate attention to detail and fine furnishings, many gifted from the King of Norway, allow you to settle quickly in to living like royalty throughout your stay.
A refined atmosphere pervades throughout, reflected in the jacket and tie dress code for gentlemen at dinner. A menu carefully combining the finest seasonal and local produce awaits you on both evenings, deservedly earning a Michelin star and AA 3 Red Rosettes.
The West Highlands are on your doorstep, including brooding Glencoe and mysterious Loch Ness, or get off the beaten track and head into the wilder, remote peninsula of Ardnamurchan or seek out the beautiful beach at Camus Darroch, famous as the setting of the iconic film, Local Hero.
The Ferrari is collected in Edinburgh, and you can combine it with a two night stay in your choice of castle hotels as described.
Option A – staying in Fonab Castle Hotel, a luxury five star castle located on the banks of Loch Faskally. Price is £1485 per person for departures in April & October, and £1575 per person for May to September, based on two people sharing a double “Castle Signature” room for two nights on a bed & breakfast basis and three days’ hire of the Ferrari.
Option B – staying in Inverlochy Castle Hotel, a luxury five star castle in the west Highlands, near Fort William. Price is £1895 per person for departures in April & October, and £1950 per person for May to September, based on two people sharing a large double room for two nights on a bed & breakfast basis and three days’ hire of the Ferrari.
This holiday starts & finishes in Edinburgh. Glasgow can be arranged as a pick-up or drop-off point, subject to availability. The delivery charge is £100 each way.
Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions and recommended routes from your specified starting point, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.
All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.
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This short break can be arranged from April to October.
Availability is individually checked for a hand-picked selection of smaller hotels, guest houses and other independent businesses, so please bear with us and we will respond in 1-2 working days.
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We guarantee to refund this service charge if you believe that arranging your holiday through McKinlay Kidd has not met your expectations for value. All we ask is that you write to us within 7 days of your return and explain your reason for claiming the refund. This will ensure that we can improve the experience for all our future guests.
Thank you for making our holiday, and my first time to Scotland, truly memorable and enjoyableMichael & Tracey, Auckland, New Zealand
You start to involuntarily say "wow!" every couple of miles...my three-day dream.Matthew Bell, Article for The Independent
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