Back in 1932 when the manor was built as a private residence, the rooms were naturally built according to the original family’s needs and in keeping with the style of a traditional Scottish hunting lodge. Some rooms are therefore large and stately, whilst others are more modest in size. Marlon’s room is a small standard double/twin room, measuring approximately 92 square-feet in size. It is a side-facing room in the main manor and is not dissimilar to the sort of hotel room one would find in a major European city like Paris or Rome.
Historically, Marlon did not have its own en suite facilities and, like many homes of the day, children or guests would use the water closet across the hall. This separate washroom with full-length bath still exists and Marlon’s guests are welcome to use it, but we have also added a small 30 square-foot lavatory to the room. It has a lovely shower, small sink and compact toilet. Lynn and Marlon are located next to each other and are often used to accommodate families of four since together they work well for a couple with young children. Marlon is also ideal for single guests, short stays and anyone who is not perturbed by compact spaces. Guests who stay in Marlon will also enjoy the privilege of staying in the room named after one of the manor’s original giraffes whose namesake was everyone’s favourite godfather, Marlon Brando, a friend of previous owners of Giraffe Manor. Kindly note that the giraffes do not have access to this room but you will enjoy interacting with them during the breakfast & tea services whilst staying here.