by Stéphane Bern and Franck Ferrand Photographs by Guillaume de Laubier Foreword by the Dowager Countess Cawdor
Cawdor, one of Scotland’s most magnificent estates is the focus of Highland Living. Reflecting both the rusticity of the locale and the elegance of the castle’s grounds and interiors, inspiration and visual delights await as the door is opened to the castle’s gardens, kitchens and private apartments. Coupling impressive antiques with cosy creature comforts, Angelika Cawdor has created a charming décor of discerning Scottish style within this historic house.
Accompanied by exquisite colour photography, the book opens with a history of Cawdor Castle, from its beginnings in the late 14th century and tales of Macbeth, to the present day in which the estate spans 18,000 acres of forest, grazing land and wildlife management, an exquisite kitchen garden, modern organic gardens, a glorious cutting garden and, of course, the manor with its attractive tapestries and furnishings.
Cawdor tartans and Highland colour tones add to the perspective of what life is like on a working estate in Scotland and make this book a page-turner of vibrant images, information and insight. A section on the recipes of Cawdor Castle shows off Scottish culinary traditions—porridge, salmon, and haggis, as well as modern recipes for other traditional delights—partridge, roast rhubarb and apple crumble, and ginger beer, to name a few. The book is completed by an address book of the best places to visit, restaurants and lodges, and shopping for everything from chocolates to organic vegetables.
A sumptuous book devoted to a special part of Inverness, Highland Living will be cherished by anyone who adores the traditions of Scotland and Scottish life.
Hardback - 208 pages & 160 illustrations in colour