The Chester Residence is best in show for Scotland’s hard-working farmers

The life of a farmer is not an easy one. Up before the break of dawn and back in bed after the sun sets; working the land come rain or shine 365 days a year – and all with the heavy burden of responsibility bearing down on their shoulders.  

There’s little chance of a social life and although the Scottish countryside offers one of the most beautiful offices anywhere in the world, with no near neighbours – and often no work colleagues – it can be a lonely existence.

It’s no wonder then that The Royal Highland Show – now in its 179th year – is a can’t miss event for the farming community across Scotland and beyond. Staged at the Royal Highland Centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh from June 20 to 23, the show brings together livestock, crafts, food and drink – all that the best bits of rural living.

It’s not often that farmers have the chance to escape the daily grind, so when they do take a break, they naturally want accommodation that’s the cream of the crop. And, in this instance, The Chester Residence has plenty of pedigree.

The glamorous surroundings of our apartments may be a world away from the cosy, homely atmosphere of the farmhouse, but they offer optimal opportunity to relax and unwind after a hard day at the show.

They might not be measurable in hectares, but our spacious apartments provide plenty of room to roam. The buzzing and vibrant New Town is right on our doorstep, with a plethora of busy bars and restaurants to choose from.

But if the bright lights of the city don’t appeal and a little R and R away from milking, ploughing and looking after livestock is all that’s required, we’ve got that covered too. With breakfast delivered right to the apartment, we’ll even make sure of a long-overdue lie-in.

Check out our accommodation page to see the full range of our apartments – and all the extras that can be added on to make time out of the office even more memorable.