A romantic Victorian country house
nestled in a woodland forest
The Manor Rooms reflect the romantic Victorian country homes of the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s. The quaint floral wallpapered rooms are filled with antique furniture, China, paintings and silverware. These rooms overlook gardens and woodland forests that makes for a setting that is charming to say the least.
Emily’s Byre serves delicious genuine Indian food specializing in ‘The Northern Frontier’ cuisine. The Scots have been influenced for centuries by Indian cuisine and spices, as it was during the time of the Raj in the 19th century, that Indian recipes were brought by a Scottish regiment and adapted for locals. Housed in an old byre (cowshed) with a cozy bar, one can have a real good time in this relaxed and rustic farmhouse.
Services & Amenities
- Complimentary breakfast
- Luxurious goose down duvets and pillows
- Soft white cotton linen
- Credit cards accepted
- Family rooms available
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access
- Non-smoking property
- Pet friendly hotel
- TV – LED flat screen HD
- Accessible rooms and facilities
- Drying room facility
- Pick up and drop to hiking locations
- Ensuite rooms with fluffy towels, bathrobes, bedroom slippers and hair dryers
- Souvenir and gift shop
- Iron and ironing board
- Electronic safe
- Tea and coffee hospitality tray
History of Rokeby Manor
Rokeby Manor is a late Georgian early Victorian Manor House.
The house, earlier known as Craigard, was first built as part of a farm in the 1840’s and thankfully it has retained many original features such as the old cowshed, attached to the side of the house. The Rhodes family were the first tenants of Craigard and James Rhodes worked with Thomas Telford at the Caledonian Canal.
In the 1860’s, Craigard was the house and office of Factor (estate manager) George Malcolm who worked for Edward “Bear” Ellice, the Laird (estate owner) of Glengarry. He lived here for over 30yrs and was viewed with a great deal of respect within the community. Tom Mackenzie was the last factor to occupy Craigard and he worked for the Ellice Estate as well. Craigard stayed within the Glengarry estate until the 1940’s when it was sold to the government department developing the hydro schemes in the glen and surrounding area. It then became the Engineers offices. Later in the 1960’s, Craigard opened its doors as a guest house.
The lounge and dining room still have their original wooden shutters and one can see the last factor Tom Mackenzie and his wife Allison’s initials etched on the windows of the house.
Rokeby Manor is a modest 19c house that was built with local materials by traditional hand-made techniques. It is a glimpse into the artisanship and architecture that was typical of rural Highlands history.
We believe the weariest of hearts will be restored when you spend time at any of our Black Sheep Hotels.
Only once you witness its wonders, will you come to believe in the magic of the Highlands of Scotland!