What’s been reported as the UK’s first 100% vegan hotel is gearing up to open its doors to paying guests this June.
Saorsa 1875 will open in Highland Perthshire next month and will be completely free from animal products, comprising 11 bedrooms and a restaurant that will serve plant-based and vegan dishes.
Owned by Jack McLaren-Stewart, 26, and his parents Sandra and John, who are all vegans, Saorsa 1875 will take over the former Birchwood Hotel.
Jack and his parents have spent the last eight months renovating the hotel in Perthshire to create the 100 per cent vegan experience.
All of the house-keeping products will be eco-friendly and cruelty-free, and the hotel’s power system, Ecotricity, is Vegan Society certified.
The ingredients will be grown in Saorsa 1875’s vegetable patch or sourced from local suppliers with all wines, spirits and cocktails at the bar will be vegan, too.
The hotel’s Facebook page says: ‘Designed for vegans, vegetarians and the plant-curious, Saorsa 1875 balances the building’s Victorian gothic origins with modern amenities to offer the minimal design and neutral tones of Northern Europe.”
Saorsa 1875 will also offered cooking classes, health and wellness retreats and outdoor activities after its launch.