ou can feel your stresses away as you travel up the tree-lined driveway to Melville Castle. Before you are even inside the castle, it bowls you over with its magnificent turreted exterior – described as being of “outstanding architectural and historic significance”. This initial feeling of relaxation continues as you step inside the 18th century castle’s welcoming entrance where a roaring fire and a comforting aroma greet you. A grand carpeted staircase dominates the hallway, but I opt to take the lift to my room on the second floor.
When I swing the door open of my superior double room (one of 33 bedrooms), its sheer size and gorgeous four-poster bed ( pictured below) overwhelm me.