Everything We Know About Prince Charles’ New Bed and Breakfast

The British royal family is full of surprises these days. It was announced that Prince Charles recently opened a bed and breakfast. The establishment was renovated by The Prince’s Trust, which is Charles’s foundation. The Granary Lodge Bed and Breakfast, located in Caithness, Scotland, is on the grounds of the Castle of Mey. Prince Charles officially opened the bed and breakfast on May 1. Here’s everything we know about Prince Charles’ new bed and breakfast.

Prince Charles| Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images
Prince Charles| Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images

The history of the Castle of Mey

As you probably guessed, the Castle of Mey has a rich history. The Castle of Mey used to be a retreat and residence for Prince Charles’ grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. She was the property owner from 1952 to 1996. The bed and breakfast, located not far from the castle, was renovated and transformed from a storage building and attached cottage.

What you’ll find at The Granary Lodge Bed and Breakfast

There’s plenty of room at The Granary Lodge Bed and Breakfast, as there are 10 bedrooms, which include two suites. Each day, you’ll receive a breakfast cooked at the lodge. If you have food sensitivities, you’re in luck. The establishment offers gluten-free options. There is also a drawing room, a lounge with a fireplace, and bar onsite.

How much you’ll pay to stay at Prince Charles’ bed and breakfast

The Granary Lodge Bed and Breakfast|Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images
The Granary Lodge Bed and Breakfast|Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images

So, how much will you have to shell out to stay at this fancy B&B? If you’re thinking of making a trip to Scotland so you can stay at the Granary Lodge, expect to pay about $208 per night. If you’re a pet owner, you’re out of luck. Pets are allowed at the castle but are not permitted at the Granary Lodge (assistance dogs are an exception).

What you won’t see on the menu at Prince Charles’ bed and breakfast

There’s one food you likely won’t see on the menu at the new bed and breakfast. It has been revealed Prince Charles doesn’t eat foie gras, according to The Express. The publication says Prince Charles banned foie gras from Buckingham Palace because of the cruel way it is produced. “Foie gras is considered a luxury food product made from the liver of a duck or goose but is produced by the act of force-feeding the animal corn through a tube. It is illegal to make foie gras in the UK, but not illegal to sell,” reports The Express. Former royal chef Carolyn Robb spoke about Prince Charles’ stance on foi gras in a documentary titled Inside Fortnum and Mason: The Queen’s Grocer.

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