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Testimonials

"Our stay at Blair estate was nothing short of amazing"

“Blair Estate we knew from a previous visit, would provide the perfect venue for our strategy meeting. It allowed us to remove ourselves from the day to day and really focus on the task in hand, whilst also being the recipients of some extraordinary Scottish hospitality. The food was outstanding, and the service faultless, yet discreet and understated the entire time. We wanted for nothing in this beautiful home from home location.

This was not our first visit, and it will not be our last – the only complaint would be that our stay simply wasn’t long enough.  The team are brilliant and we could not praise them highly enough.”  Bill Donald, General Manager, LLGC March 2018

“Our four days and nights at Blair Estate were a perfect idyll of comfort and relaxation for all six of our party. Blair House provided a luxurious home for us, whether we were restfully reading by the fires in the Morning Room or Sitting Room, enjoying the first-class cuisine served in the beautiful Dining Room, playing Snooker in the Tower game room, or enjoying a walk through the surrounding 250 acre estate.”

“We left reluctantly, but with memories that will never fade, and a firm wish to return.”  Martin Kirkup, Los Angeles, January 2018

“I want to thank you and your team on a truly wonderful experience for my wife’s surprise 50th birthday destination celebration.  When I came up with the idea of hosting a destination celebration for 35 friends and family at an estate in Scotland, it was daunting to think of the details of how to pull it off and ensure that our guests had a great time.  I can now say that my anxieties of committing a large group of different people, traveling from all over the United States and World, to an estate that I never visited, was completely unfounded.  The four-day experience was everything I had dreamed and envisioned it would be.   The menu and the quality of the meals was outstanding.  The staff was so friendly and accommodating to all our guests.  The estate and property was beautiful.  Driving up the private road and seeing the estate for the first time provided the awe factor I was hoping.  Your itinerary recommendations over the four days provided something for everyone, especially the ice-breaker on the first night with the murder/mystery dinner.  I did not have to worry about anything or any detail; you handled it all.  Our guest loved the experience, and for some, it was a trip of a lifetime.  Have a wonderful New Year!  Mark Skender, USA, December 2017

“We were a group of 20 people and we had a wonderful 6 nights at the Blair Estate during the month of September. The Estate is beautiful, the rooms very comfortable, the food excellent, and the staff are outstanding!

Annie leads the team as they strive to attend to everyone’s needs while exceeding expectations!

I strongly recommend a stay at the Blair Estate for groups looking to enjoy the Scottish countryside, to play golf at the numerous wonderful courses near by, to experience the whisky tours, to eat well, and to have fun!”  John and Silvia,Texas, September 2017

“Our stay at Blair estate was nothing short of amazing. Having read the testimonials, our expectations were already quite high, but it seems Annie and her team keep raising the bar and surpassed our expectations by far. Yes, Blair House has been beautifully refurbished. Yes, the grounds and gardens are immaculately maintained. Yes, the food was absolutely delicious. And yes, all of the activities proposed by Annie were brilliant fun. But what really makes this place stand out, is the people running it. Not your snotty 5 star receptionist, but a team of very personable professionals, who clearly love their job and will do their utmost to make your stay as comfortable as they humanly can. To give just one example: Annie graciously helped us out at 6:00am by driving one of us to Ardrossan harbour since the party didn’t fit into the taxibus (being a meticulous planner, Annie had of course warned us upfront). What’s more, another member of staff drove another person – accidentally left behind – to the harbour to make it just in time for the ferry. Where can you find this type of service these days? Annie and team are also very good at anticipating the mood of the guests and the party as a whole, when to be there and when not to, being flexible with regard dinner timings, etc. These are things you cannot learn and which made our stay unforgettable. If you don’t believe me or the other guests on this page, I would invite you to come and find out for yourself!”
Bas Tonnaer (on behalf of JC Fakkel ’87 USC), Belgium, September 2017

“WOW !! We are struggling to come down to earth having just spent the most unforgettable, magical weekend at Blair House.

From the moment we arrived everything was perfect.  The discrete, friendly team that worked tirelessly all weekend to anticipate our every need – be it a fresh pot of coffee after a morning walk or warm soup after standing in the rain during the Falconry display.
The attention to detail was superb and yet the atmosphere created was one of a home from home – think Downton Abbey not boutique hotel.”

“Formal dinners, informal lunches, barbecues (in the pouring rain) everything was organised with perfection and the food is excellent!

The house is fantastic – a great rambling pile, with multiple staircases, corridors and charming bedrooms.  The beds are to die (or rather sleep!) for – many of our friends commented that they had never slept on such comfortable mattresses….i think we would all have smuggled them home had we been able!  The reception rooms are beautiful and at the same time homely; filled book cases, family portraits & a fabulous piano. I loved the boot room – complete with a full array of wellies and parkas to entice us into the grounds which are spectacular.  Clearly a park for centuries,  the maturity and splendour of the vegetation is breathtaking: alleys of grand beaches, caverns of rhododendron and gunnera, giant laburnum, stunning copper beach, rows of Wellingtonia and the whole wrapped in the excess of green growth that is so spectacular in this temperate rainforest.  The formal gardens are immaculate, the borders beautiful and the hedges trimmed to perfection.

In fact perfection is the only adjective that works for our weekend at Blair House.  I cannot recommend it highly enough!  Thank you to all the team for making our weekend so incredible.”
Natalie & Simon LindsayLondon, June 2017

“On behalf of Donna and myself, may I say what a pleasure our recent stay was at Blair Estate in participating in … our friends birthday weekend.  The setting was as absolutely beautiful.   The property and grounds were grand and our stories of our stay will undoubtedly fall short in description due to it’s beauty.   You and all the staff were so attentive to any and all our group’s needs making our time go seamlessly by, which in doing so for a group of 40 is quite impressive.   We couldn’t have asked for a better experience in large part due to all of you at Blair Estate so please share our gratitude with everyone involved.  Thank you again.   Truly”  Mark Yelmokas, USA October 2016

“Thank you and all the Blair staff for the usual warm and wonderful attention you paid to us during our recent stay at Blair. We all had a lovely time. The changes to the rooms and bathrooms are all tastefully done in a way that I think keeps the wonderful spirit of the place alive.

The meals were all superb – thanks particularly to the dinner chef and to you for the breakfasts. The wine turned out very well too.”
From a 2016 golfing party, USA and UK, September 2016

“I had the pleasure of staying at the Blair Estate 7-9th September 2016 and it left me with memories I will not forget. As a part of a party of 12 guests on a golfing trip and from the moment we arrived both the surroundings and service were incredible.”

“The estate is close to some of the best golf courses in the British Isles and offered the prefect retreat on an evening to discuss the day’s events over a few drinks. We were severed the finest Scottish cuisine and I have to say the West Coast scallops we the best I have ever tasted!

Many thanks from all of the party and we hope to return again soon.”
Jonathan Lupton, Managing Director, Close House, Newcastle upon Tyne, September 2016

As the trip organizer and member of a 12 person Scotland-bound golf outing, I was very dismayed upon learning of the Trump Turnberry Resort renovation closing, having booked it for our stay. After looking at several alternative accommodations, we decided upon Blair Estate and a better choice could not have been made. Envision your own private 17th century baronial country estate situated on 250 acres of field and forest where you are free to roam. Add to this a staff, not only at all times congenial, but helpful with every request. We took the opportunity to have cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the library/salon with group dinners in the main dining room.The food and service rivalled that of a fine restaurant. Having stayed in several similar historical accommodations in the UK and on the continent, the level of detail, cleanliness, and quality of furnishings at Blair would be difficult to replicate.

What we had first thought to be a dilemma, turned into one of the highlights of our trip!” Peter Taubenberger, USA, May 2016

“I cannot begin to express how wonderful our stay was at Blair Estates. Staring with the attentiveness of… all the staff, to the absolutely lovely rooms and the gorgeous grounds and accommodations. What a fantastic way for twelve golfers to start their dream Scotland golf trip. The setting was perfect for building camaraderie among us while eating excellent dinners in the dining room. I can highly recommend Blair Estate for a place to stay and gather with family and friends.” Peter Cordon, USA, May 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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