Set in the beautiful Angus countryside Glamis House offers a unique experience for the perfect getaway.
After undergoing a prestigious renovation Glamis House is available as a luxurious self-catering rental accommodation that sleeps up to 12 adult guests. The House has 1 master en-suite apartment, 4 en-suite double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom. There are extensive gardens and access to a full range of sporting pursuits on the estate and, further afield.
Glamis House was built in 1800 -1802 for the accommodation of Patrick Proctor, the Factor to the 10th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne on the Glamis Estate. It was later occupied by Charlotte Grimstead, Lady Glamis, widow of Thomas, Lord Glamis. Two of Charlotte’s sons inherited the Strathmore title – Thomas, who became the 12th Earl in 1846 and Claude, 13th Earl. She was therefore the great grandmother of Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (the future Queen Mother). A significant matriarch of the Strathmore family, Charlotte’s portrait hangs in the Dining Room at Glamis Castle. Thus, Glamis House effectively became the Dower House until 1881, when it reverted to its original purpose and became the Factor’s House once more. It was occupied by Andrew Ralston, Glamis Estate Factor until 1912, when his son, Gavin Ralston succeeded him as Factor, and carried on living in Glamis House until 1949.
In the late 20th century, Glamis House became the residence of Mary, Dowager Countess of Strathmore & Kinghorne, widow of the 17th Earl, who lived there for several years, during which times HM The Queen, HM The Queen Mother and HRH Princess Margaret were regular visitors. Michael, 18th Earl, then made Glamis House his home with his third wife. The 19th Earl decided to renovate Glamis House in 2017 so this notable historic residence can continue to be enjoyed and appreciated by a wide range of people for years to come.
Glamis is a small village in the Angus area of Scotland. It is situated in the foothills of the Angus Glens, four miles from Kirriemuir, the birthplace of J.M Barrie, and five miles from the market town of Forfar.
The local area of Glamis has pre-historic traces. Within the village stands the Glamis Manse stone, an intricately carved Pictish stone. There is also a number of other Pictish stones in the surrounding area such as the Eassie Stone and Hunter Hill Stone.
Situated in Glamis village is Glamis Castle, home to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to the public. It has been the ancestral home of the Lyon family since the 14th century. Glamis Castle was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret.
Angus, Skotland, Bretland