From its Victorian roots as a traditional Highland sporting estate, Ardverikie has long been at the forefront of sensitive habitat management and conservation. We are now moving into a new era where we are focused on our contribution to the fight against climate change. We have been producing zero carbon renewables since 1990 with our hydro power station, and this was expanded in 2017. The focus on renewable energy remains a core part of how Ardverikie is managed, and how we continue to develop as a commercially successful enterprise, owned and run by the descendants of its original founder. This has enabled us to diversify into a number of other areas covering holiday cottages, filming, and forestry. The combination of these activities enable us to continue with our stewardship of the landscape, built environment and local community whilst we play our part in tackling climate change and habitat improvement.
Sleeping from 3 to 13 people in a variety of locations around the Estate we have properties to suit all sizes of group and budget, and they are all dog friendly too!
Those people booking our cottages may also enjoy (subject to availability) the unique privilege of being able to book exclusive tours of the main reception rooms of Ardverikie Castle, to see inside a family home which has remained largely untouched since it was built in the nineteenth century as the ultimate expression of Victorian Gothic splendour.
Ardverikie is one of Scotland’s oldest and most famous deer forests. Having been in the same ownership for over 150 years, Ardverikie is in the unique position of having been sympathetically managed with a core value of environmental stewardship for that entire period.
This has led to the diverse landscape and species mix that we are able to enjoy today. Our herd of over 1000 Red Deer roam the hills around the estate, and are carefully managed to ensure not only their health and vitality but also to make sure that their numbers do not adversely affect the habitat.