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Sleeps - 18
Region - East Lothian
Sporting Shooting · Stalking
Activities Entertainment · Golf · Walking / Hiking
Features Fully Catered
Predating the first English conquest of Scotland, the 2,000 acre estate has been an important part of East Lothian for over 900 years. Colstoun House started life as a defensive tower, the house has grown over the centuries into its current form. Since the foundations were laid for the original Cumber Collstoun the house has been home to the Broun family who now invite you to enjoy this unique experience.
Colstoun house is a wonderful venue for you, friends and family to escape to. A long-weekend, shooting break, bridal party or seasonal break, Colstoun House is available for fully or part catered house parties for up to 18 guests. Colstoun becomes exclusively yours for parties of 6 and up. For larger parties they are able to offer accommodation for additional guests in the recently refurbished estate cottages (13 additional bedrooms).
The team at Colstoun will help to make your House Party unique, providing menu suggestions for your stay, exclusive tours of our local distillery, advice on local golf courses, and for the more house minded individuals guided tours of the House and Grounds.
Whether it be wine and whisky tasting in the 18th century cellars, clay pigeon or driven shooting, a team building experience or a management retreat, when you host your event at Colstoun their friendly and professional team help to make the estate yours.
The original stables and courtyard, which sit in the grounds below the house, have now been converted and developed to provide a unique event space holding up to 200 guests.
The hire of the venue includes the event space and outside courtyard, and use of the kitchens, grounds and gardens.
Located 20 minutes southeast of Edinburgh, Colstoun is a perfect location for family and corporate events, wedding receptions, team building days, special birthday parties and celebrations.
With over 900 years of history, Colstoun is one of the oldest and most distinguished properties in Scotland.
“I am not sure where to start to express my gratitude for your hospitality for Katie’s 21st weekend! We ALL had a wonderful time. The venue was perfect and all the elements I had requested came together beautifully. We all felt totally at ease in your house and what a beautiful house it is! That it exceeded our expectations was a bonus and you will never really know how much this meant to Katie. Thank you all from the very bottom of my heart!”
Anonymous, December 2016
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It is possible to rent Colstoun House for exclusive use groups. Accommodation in 9 bedrooms:
6 x Four Poster Bedrooms (one with ensuite and dressing room)
2 x Twin/King Bedrooms (Zip-and Link)
1 x King Size Bedroom
There are an additional 13 Bedrooms in the adjacent Cottages.
All bedrooms have access to one of 5 bathrooms.
All bedrooms are named after their contents, their decoration or their previous function.
The Rose and Thistle rooms are four-poster bedrooms. These rooms were named in the mid-18th century, around the time of the construction of Edinburgh’s ‘New Town’.
The Red Room, another four-poster, takes its name from its furnishings and situation. Located on the West-front of the house, the Red Room is often bathed in glorious shades of red from the setting sun.
The Old School Room takes its name from this prior function. Located at the north end of the west front, the Old School Room contains the door to the bartizan turret and a beautiful four-posted double bed.
The Indian Room is situated in the north east of the house and was named to commemorate the promotion of the 1st Marques of Dalhousie (James Broun-Ramsay) to the position of Governor-General of India. This bedroom contains several watercolour prints brought back by the Marquess from India, and the trunk used to transport them.
The Napoleon Room is positioned in the south-east of the house. It was named in recognition of the Napoleonic prisoners of war who were incarcerated near the house.
The Saffron Room a twin/king bedroom is located on the East Front of the house and is decorated with rich saffron dyed silks.
The George room another twin/king bedroom is located in the centre of the West Front and has wonderful views over the West Lawn.
Both clay and Pheasant shooting can be arranged at Colstoun. The driven Pheasant shoot can accommodate bags of 60 to 200 birds and must be arranged with 9 months’ notice.
The shoot has over 20 drives and can easily provide two consecutive days shooting without covering the same ground twice. 900 acres of the Colstoun estate are made up of woodland cultivated solely to provide a great shooting experience over the whole season.
This is the genuine Scottish country house experience with optional sporting facilities such as stalking, pheasant shooting and trout fishing, not to mention Colstoun’s close proximity to East Lothian’s twenty two golf courses.
Colstoun cookery school is the only all-inclusive residential cookery school in Scotland. We run a number of courses aimed at all ages. Learn the basics or hone your skills in quiet rural surroundings. We have our own walled garden right next to the school cottages where we grow many of the ingredients you will use.
In addition Colstoun can offer a variety of private courses, including Floristry, Afternoon Tea making, Millinery and Art. They can also provide team building games and meeting facilities.
Colstoun has pheasant shooting days, roe buck stalking and duck flighting available on the estate.
"I am not sure where to start to express my gratitude for your hospitality for Katie’s 21st weekend! We ALL had a wonderful time. The venue was perfect and all the elements I had requested came together beautifully. We all felt totally at ease in your house and what a beautiful house it is! That it exceeded our expectations was a bonus and you will never really know how much this meant to Katie. Thank you all from the very bottom of my heart!"
Anonymous December 2016
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