Monday, 4 May 2015

Je Suis Prest in Beauly

I don't think I've ever written a blog post about a carpet before, but I just had to share this amazing carpet with you!

"Je suis prest" - I am ready - is the motto of the Fraser Clan and well known to Outlander fans.  It's the carpet of the Lovat Arms Hotel in Beauly in the heart of Clan Fraser country.  We stayed there recently on a trip up to the Scottish Highlands.

The Lovat's rooms are decorated in the Fraser tartan and lovat green.  Lovat green is a muted green colour which you often see in tweed jackets and kilt socks.  It was supposed to have been made popular by Thomas Alexander Fraser, 12th Lord Lovat (1802-1875) who was fond of hunting, fishing etc.  Good camouflage colour when out on the moors!

The dining room is beautiful and would make an amazing backdrop for a wedding.

There's even a cosy wee nook where you sit by the fire and read all about the history of Clan Fraser.  This is a wonderfully unique hotel and ideal if you are looking for a change from the usual standard modern hotel accommodation.  The staff were really friendly and we had a lovely time.

Even if you are just passing through Beauly, I would recommend stopping off at the Lovat Arms for a coffee, drink or lunch - you must get a look at that carpet!

Love, Liz


Mac n' Janet said...

As a big fan of the Outlander books I'd love this place.

mamasmercantile said...

Looks like an amazing place to stay.