The royal family has opened a new bed and breakfast at Castle Mey

John Baikiem/Courtesy of The Granary Lodge at The Castle of Mey

Prince Charles is a man who wears many hats — and only one of them is a (eventual) crown. He’s the heir to the British throne. He’s an organic farmer. And now, he’s behind a Scottish bed and breakfast.

Renovated by the Prince’s Trust, Charles’s foundation, The Granary Lodge is a cosy getaway in Caithness, Scotland. On May 1, the prince himself officially opened the property, which is located on the grounds of the Castle of Mey.

So what’s it like inside this royal lodging?

It has just ten bedrooms — two of them, suites — all with different decor styles and details. Take a room with a floral-patterned headboard and framed drawings of crustaceans, or another adorned with warm renderings of botanicals. A light blue bathroom features a standalone tub.

There’s a drawing room with views overlooking the North Sea and Orkney, where a fire is always crackling. A warm homemade breakfast, comprised of local ingredients, greets guests every morning.

Today, The Duke of Rothesay visited The Castle of Mey in Caithness, Scotland, to officially open The Granary [email protected] has worked to create The Granary Lodge, a new bed and breakfast in the grounds of @thecastleofmey overlooking The North Sea to Orkney.

— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) May 1, 2019

The Castle of Mey, tucked away in the Northern Highlands, includes 30 acres of parkland. It’s famous for its walled garden, and, all in all, receives around 25,000 visitors a year.

Mey used to belong to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. She purchased it in 1952 and, after overseeing massive renovations, vacationed there each year in August and October.

When her royal highness passed away in 2006, she left the property to The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust. All proceeds from the Granary Lodge will go back into running the estate — ensuring that it can be a retreat for generations to come.

Below, get a glimpse inside Prince Charles's new Scottish Highlands lodge.

From the archive: The Castle of Mey, the Queen Mother's Scottish retreat (1959)