The major room at Lagafater is the Drawing Room. With a wooden floor, large carpet, heavy walls and soft furnishings this room is perfect for larger group sessions and even recording. The furniture is soft and welcoming and can be moved to create a large single space for collective sessions. A Boudoir practice piano in the corner provides an old but playable sound and with no-one else around, the music can be as loud and as late as you want.
Lagafater started life as an Edwardian shooting lodge and retains many of the small, task-specific rooms for servants and household guests. Now no-longer used for hunting, the rooms offer wonderful spaces for small practice sessions, recording, reading or writing, and, if required, make perfect recording studios. Local wool from the Lagafater Estate can also be organised for removable acoustic treatments, if required.
With no mobile phone signal, WiFi or cable internet, the lodge is the perfect location for escaping the distractions and demands of modern technology. Take the opportunity to reconnect with yourself, with your music and with the stunning natural environment of the Estate. The Lodge also offers total isolation from cars, planes and other background noise, so whether to record or just to be inspired - Lagafater is the perfect place to be.
Sleeping sixteen comfortably, the Lodge features four double, four single and two twin bedrooms. In addition, two sets of connecting doors make the accommodation ideal for families. Modern mattresses and hypoallergenic pillows, along with traditional and electric blankets all combine for a refreshing night's sleep in the original brass bedsteads. All bedrooms (bar No. 3) contain a washbasin, and the downstairs 'Cook's Bedroom' is ideal for ease, early risers or the designated cook.
Kitchen table seating 10+
Full central heating
Dishwasher & washing machine
Light daily housekeeping
Outdoor seating area with BBQ
Dining table seating 16
Small pool table
Utility room for washing and drying clothes
3 x Doubles
1 x Four-Poster
2 x Twins
1 x 'Cook's Single' (downstairs)
3 x Singles
Lagafater (Gaelic: ‘long hollow’) originally formed part of the ancient lands of the Earl of Cassillis, and passed variously through the hands of the Dalrymple Hamilton, Stewart and de la Poer Beresford families prior to the second half of the nineteenth century. At this point, the estate was united with the neighbouring farm of Dalnigap by William White Millar, before being sold to the noted Victorian industrialist, Cedric Randall Boult.
Probably incorporating an older building, the present house was enlarged to accommodated parties shooting on the extensive grouse moors, or fishing the Main Water of Luce. After the death of Cedric in 1949 Lagafater passed to his daughter Olive as his son (Sir Adrian Boult) was musically preoccupied. Upon the death of Olive in 1980, it passed to Sir Nicholas Spicer Bt, Cedric's step-great-grandson. It remains the much loved project of both Sir Nicholas and his two sons.