Auchendean

Owners/occupiers

Bought in July 1986 from Robert & Eileen Troup (now of Tulloch), gas & peat dealer

Uses

From 1987 until 2007 used as a small hotel; 2007 onwards used as a B&B linkto:http://www.auchendean.com[[Auchendean Lodge B&B and Self Catering Flat website]]

Built by

Built by the MacIntosh (?McIntosh) family who lived at Speybend (next door to Auchendean) at the time The son who acquired the land from the Seafield Estate was a butler at Castle Grant

Construction date

Plans dated 1908 Decorators inscriptions below wallpaper and under the lead roof (found when decorating and putting on a new roof - latter in 1990 after a damaging storm) suggest March 1911 was the date the building was completed

History

  • 1986 - 1987 converted to a small hotel with 9 bedrooms, 3 of which were en-suite.
  • 1989 converted 2 rooms to ensuite
  • 1990 converted double garage (with 2 rooms over) to a flat, by adding a third garage & 3rd first floor room, one of which was altered to a bathroom
  • 1997 combined two rooms in the attic into one large en-suite, adding large windows to take in the views
  • 2001 converted flat above garage to self catering unit
  • 2007 after 20 years of trading Eric Hart and Ian Kirk closed the hotel in October 2007 and changed it back to their own residence, using a few rooms for Bed & Breakfast accommodation. The self catering flat is still operational