Heritage House Highlands

by James Cameron in Kirkhill, Scotland, United Kingdom

Heritage House Highlands

£80

£385,000 target 21 days left
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 18th November 2020 at 3:22pm

Purchase and renovation of a 1776 building in the Highlands with a rich and fascinating history to continue to host our unique experiences!

by James Cameron in Kirkhill, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Greetings from the Scottish Highlands!

We are a Scottish husband and wife team who together with our 5 children warmly welcome visitors to the Highlands into our home to sample some real genuine local Scottish food, hospitality and experiences! We absolutely love meeting new people to share our knowledge of Scottish history, heritage and traditions, food, drinks, good humour and general bonhomie! In sharing (on a very personal level) our wonderful traditions and culture we hopefully give our guests something very memorable and a little piece of Scotland in their hearts for ever! We are very proud of the fact that the experiences we currently offer are some of the highest rated on the Airbnb experiences platform and we welcome you to have a look!! (check out our Celtic handfasting ceremony at https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/814566 , our family dinners at https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/707821 and our jewellery making classes at https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/844569 )

Devastatingly our current venue is no longer an option so now the Camerons seek a new home and experience venue that we can fill with love, life and laughter.  As the world changes people crave a more human connection to the destinations they visit and above all we want to continue to welcome travellers from around the world to share a wee piece of this magical area with.

We have found the perfect hidden gem!!  Wardlaw Country House; built in 1776 it shares its Jacobite history with its neighbour, Wardlaw Mausoleum which is believed to be the final resting place of Lord Lovat, The Old Fox. It has fallen into a little disrepair and requires some TLC to bring it back! That’s where we come in! We are ideally placed to bring our existing Highland experiences and more here and turn it into a family run historic building of significant Jacobite importance for visitors from around the globe.   There are 10 bedrooms, many reception rooms and just under 2 acres of gardens that are perfect for handfasting ceremonies, afternoon teas etc and plenty of room for our planned cut flower beds and raised vegetable beds for our guest meals and lunches ensuring our visitors have the best of produce all year round! There are large stables at the property that we plan to renovate into 3 elegant and traditional Highland holiday apartments.

As passionate ambassadors for Scotland we both have many skills to bring to this project! James is a mountaineer with a keen interest in politics, sociology, photography, the outdoors and his dinner party “tall tales” are legendary!! Kacey is a History and English literature graduate, drama teacher, historical tour guide, self-proclaimed whisky connoisseur, foodie, flower arranger and lover of Celtic folklore!

This is where YOU come in!! We cannot do this alone and need to raise £420,000 towards the purchase and renovation of this wonderful historic venue dating back to post Culloden battle and any amount of help would be so genuinely welcomed and above all appreciated!

We are offering various gifts as way of a wee thank you and are delighted to speak to any major benefactors about taking on board equity in our company that will continue to run and operate experiences from our new venue.  

Currently there is no one in Scotland offering travellers a chance to meet a genuine family in such surroundings with such great, funny musings on family life, culture and the way we live.  Tales of our 5 children and the universal challenges we face have now been spread over the world and we would love you to be a part of our family history too!

To all the lovely people from all over the world who we have met I sincerely hope we meet again and any help you can give or if you know anyone who may visit Scotland in the future we can offer some great experiences. Check out our website, www.heritagehousehighland.com  

Thank you for your time, stay safe and Best wishes!!

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

Failte (Welcome!)

You will receive the standard name on our donor page, a celtic blessing on a card, a pretty celtic necklace, your name etched onto our family cairn and you will receive a gift voucher for 2 to attend one of our famous "dinner with friends" events at a date of your choosing ( no use by date!).

£20 or more

You're a star!

Have your name written on our virtual donor page along with our eternal gratitude and welcome to visit us for a cup of tea anytime!

£50 or more

Celtic blessings

Asd well as your name on our donor list and our eternal gratitude we will send you a beautiful handmade celtic blessing on a card for you to keep or gift.

£100 or more

Charm of the Celts

name on our donor page, the beautiful celtic blessing on a card and a pretty celtic necklace.

£150 or more

Cairn Capers

as well as your name on our donor page, beautiful celtic blessing on a card and celtic necklace you will also have your name etched onto one of the stones in our family cairn which you are most welcome to visit anytime!

£500 or more

Warm thoughts

As well as the celtic blessing on a card, a pretty celtic necklace, your name etched on our family cairn and delicious dinner with friends for 2, you will also receive a beautifully handpicked quality tartan blanket to " coorie in" with!

£1,000 or more

Clansman

As well as the celtic blessing on a card, a pretty celtic necklace, your name etched on our family cairn and delicious dinner with friends for 2, beautifully handpicked quality tartan blanket to " coorie in" with you will also receive a very special wooden clan crest ready to hang on your wall!

£2,000 or more

Family Heirloom

As well as the celtic blessing on a card, a pretty celtic necklace, your name etched on our family cairn and delicious dinner with friends for 2, beautifully handpicked quality tartan blanket to " coorie in" with, a wooden clan crest you will receive a beautiful silver plated quaich inscribed with the name or message of your choice from which to enjoy your single malt!

£2,500 or more

Highland Experience

As well as the celtic blessing on a card, a pretty celtic necklace, your name etched on our family cairn and delicious dinner with friends for 2, beautifully handpicked quality tartan blanket, wooden clan crest and inscribed quaich you will have a gift voucher for any one of our experiences for 2 ( if you can't make it to see us we would be delighted to send you a boxed experience for you to do at home!)

£5,000 or more

Benefactor's hall of fame

As well as the celtic blessing on a card, a pretty celtic necklace, your name etched on our family cairn and delicious dinner with friends for 2, beautifully handpicked quality tartan blanket and inscribed quaich and a gift voucher for any one of our experiences for 2 we cannot wait to have your beautifully handmade family crest with name plaque and message hung in our grand entrance hall for all who visit to see!

£10,000 or more

Highland Hampers and Holidays

As well as the celtic blessing on a card, a pretty celtic necklace, your name etched on our family cairn and delicious dinner with friends for 2, beautifully handpicked quality tartan blanket, quaich, experience gift voucher for 2, family crest and name plaque in our hall of fame you will also receive a luxury hamper for 2 and a sumptuous week's stay for 2 with us whenever you wish including dinner, bed and breakfast!

£20,000 or more

VIP Highland Hampers and Holidays for Life!

The mother of all rewards! This entitles you to all the gifts the other pledges receive BUT you will also be sent a Christmas hamper for 6 every year for life and be warmly welcomed for a week's stay for 6 every year for life with us to include dinner, bed, breakfast, drinks, guided private tours of the area and generally most other little things your travelling heart desires!! We can't wait to meet you and yours!!

Let's make 'Heritage House Highlands' happen

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