Silverwood Estate at Errol adds a Rustic Bistro and Wedding Barn
New leisure and wedding resort, Silverwood at Errol, has announced that it will open its custom built Rustic Bistro & Wedding Barn on 2 September 2019. The new addition to the luxury estate is to capitalise on burgeoning foodie and wedding markets throughout the Carse of Gowrie area.
Picking up on Silverwood’s relaxed, rural style, and picturesque location, with its own trout lochan forming a centrepiece, the Bistro’s design reflects that of a traditional log cabin, with a clean, contemporary edge, and some quirky features. Stunning wrought iron style lighting is a feature, as is an eye-catching bar with a wood clad frontage.
Also recently added to the resort in the same log cabin style, is an office and reception building near Silverwood’s entrance, and a charming wooden pagoda bedecked with foliage, which is ideal for an intimate bridal ceremony.
Owned and run by Rod Sim and his wife Adelle, Silverwood initially launched last year offering thirteen luxury self catering lodges for sale as holiday lets. Finding itself at the centre of a radius of wedding venues, many without additional guest accommodation on site, the couple realised there was huge potential to service this market, with Silverwood able to initially accommodate up to sixty four wedding guests in the one location. Six more lodges have been sited, with Silverwood now having the capacity to sleep a total of ninety people.
The growing business soon put together its own wedding packages to host weddings on site. Rather than offering marquee events, Rod and Adelle decided to invest in a bespoke structure which could host exclusive use weddings and events, together with offering locally sourced food, including trout from its own lochan.
“We are delighted to be opening this fantastic new Bistro,” said Silverwood Managing Director, Rod Sim. “We have two weddings booked in for this year, eight for next year, and two already booked for 2021, such is the demand for venues in this beautiful Carse of Gowrie area.”
“We have realised our vision in creating this custom built building which is both quirky and modern, a real asset to the resort,” added Rod.
“Most importantly, we now feel that we have established a signature style here at Silverwood, with the use of clean, modern timber, which complements our luxury lodges.”
With the facility to fish the trout loch, which is currently on a “catch and release” basis, Silverwood is offering fishermen the opportunity to have their trout cooked to order in the new Bistro.
“Our food here is very clean and modern – simple and unfussy, focusing on good quality produce and seasonality,” said Rod.
“We have a great chef who is providing a stunning, varied menu showcasing local fish, meat, and fresh local vegetables and berries. We’ve also teamed up with renowned artisan bakery, Wild Hearth of Comrie, who are providing their signature sourdough breads and sourdough pastries. We hope to become known for delicious homebaking too, for the many local customers who will pop in for coffee and cake.”
Rod explained that the next major phase of development at Silverwood, currently with planning, would see fifteen privately owned holiday lodges cited on the estate, together with a new pitch n putt area, activity area, and children’s play park.
“With such a picturesque setting, and on site golf, fishing and dining, Silverwood is an ideal location for families to enjoy Perthshire and Angus,” said Rod Sim. “With so much family entertainment ten minutes either way, to Perth or Dundee, there is lots on offer. Silverwood is also a great location at which to enjoy some quiet time too,” he added.
“We’re also delighted that we have achieved a VisitScotland brown sign for the business, which is now in place marking us as a destination attraction,” finished Rod. “It’s a very exciting time for us, and we are confident that the new Bistro will be very well received by our new customer base.”
Further details www.silverwoodlodges.co.uk