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Garden Lodge

Poolewe, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park, IV22 2LG (Ref. 1060413)

4.8

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Lindsay

    “Brilliant cottage.”

    First the minor issues, Yes the midges are a pain ( a midge net and smidge sorts them out) and the cottage is right next to the visitors entrance to the garden so not exactly private. But, don’t be put off. The cottage is spotlessly clean and well maintained. Loads of space and so quiet and peaceful. Make sure you are first in for the master bedroom, the view is to die for. Everything you can need is catered for. Having the visitor centre so close is a blessing, lots of helpful advice and ...

    First the minor issues, Yes the midges are a pain ( a midge net and smidge sorts them out) and the cottage is right next to the visitors entrance to the garden so not exactly private. But, don’t be put off. The cottage is spotlessly clean and well maintained. Loads of space and so quiet and peaceful. Make sure you are first in for the master bedroom, the view is to die for. Everything you can need is catered for. Having the visitor centre so close is a blessing, lots of helpful advice and really friendly. Regular access to the garden especially when no one else is there is a very special experience. An unexpected bonus regular seal sightings. Don’t miss the boat trip.

    - Lindsay, August 2021

National Trust For Scotland

Whether searching for your next city to explore, or seeking a homely dwelling to relax in with your loved ones in rural surroundings, the wonderful collection of properties from National Trust for Scotland is sure to have something perfect for you. Discover the beauty of Scotland's two national parks and stunning countryside, with lots of properties catering to a wealth of outdoor pursuits to enjoy on your doorstep, with some featuring additional facilities for angling, field sports and cycling, making it easy to enjoy your stay to the fullest. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the lively city scenes of Scotland, with properties in and around Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow, all teeming with historic sites, beautiful architecture and plenty of entertainment. Being Scotland's largest conservation charity, National Trust for Scotland has been able to beautifully preserve and renovate many historic buildings to offer unique holiday locations. With over two-million visitors each year across twenty-seven castles and great houses, forty-six munros, thirty-five major gardens and designed landscapes, and seven national nature reserves, National Trust for Scotland has something for everyone. Each property is equipped with all you need for a self-catered stay, with kitchens complete with essential appliances and more, dining areas to come together for hearty meals, and many sitting rooms boasting open fires or woodburning stoves to settle down in front of, not to mention elegant bedrooms and sparkling bathrooms where you can feel refreshed. Bring your canine companion along with you to some of the properties, and keep up to date with the world via the WiFi connections offered in most cottages. With more and more people discovering the beauty and allure of Scotland every year, ensure your stay is special with a National Trust for Scotland cottage.

About the property

Garden Lodge is a quaint ground floor cottage resting within the world-famous Inverewe Garden, an exotic National Trust for Scotland botanical attraction, created by Osgood Mackenzie in the late 19th century.

This unique lodge offers a memorable escape for a family or group of six to delight in a tranquil retreat in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Feel welcome as you enter this contemporary property, decorated to a high standard and boasting homely and comforting touches throughout its three ground floor bedrooms and inviting living areas.

Rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal in the spacious kitchen/diner, benefiting from a lovely circular breakfast table where you can enjoy your morning coffee, alongside all the self-catering amenities you'll need during your stay.

A formal dining setting can be found in the living/dining room, with a lovely long table for you and your guests to enjoy an evening meal, catching up over a bottle of wine and good company.

Once you are settled in for the evening, get cosy in the lounge space whilst the woodburning stove creates the perfect ambience.

When it’s time to get some rest, retreat to one of the beautiful bedrooms, comprising a double and two twins, hosting ample storage and pretty décor throughout.

Prepare for a day of adventure in the shower room’s large walk-in shower, or sink into a hot morning bath in the sparkling bathroom.

Wake up early and delight in an alfresco breakfast in your very own private garden, taking in the glorious sunrise with your loved ones in this peaceful setting.

As dusk nears and the sun starts to set, Inverewe Garden begins to empty and you and your guests have free reign of the lush, sub-tropical-style oasis, filled with eucalyptus, Chinese lantern flowers and Californian lilac, meandering down to the shores of Loch Ewe.

Wander the gardens, taking in the unique scents and perfumes of the rare and exotic plants, from Wollemi pines, Himalayan blue poppies and rhododendrons from China, Nepal and the Indian subcontinent.

Enjoy the locally sourced food at Osgood’s Café for an afternoon lunch, or grab a silky cup of coffee at the Bothy in the morning as you explore the area, before heading over to the visitors centre to plan your day.

Take a leisurely stroll over to the charming village of Poolewe, home to a village shop, weekly market and a hotel offering a welcoming pub and restaurant, or alternatively venture over to Gairloch, a stunning village community with a local butcher’s, museum, takeaways, leisure centre and a golf course.

Take a walk along the stony, secluded beach in Gairloch, offering breath-taking views of rugged moorlands and far-reaching views over to the Isle of Skye, or visit Firemore Beach, just under seven miles away.

Make Garden Lodge a stop along the magnificent North Coast 500, with the staggering route running right through Poolewe, offering you the chance to explore winding back roads and beautiful bends through Scotland’s finest coastal scenery!

Discover a wealth of adventure activities throughout this exciting area of the Highlands, including the Pinewood Trail and the Kernsary Path on the estate, where you can spot pine martens, buzzards and even stag.

Head to the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, within easy reach, or spend a day out on a boat cruise with Wester Ross Sea Adventures.

Garden Lodge offers an unforgettable escape to this amazing National Trust for Scotland area of the Highlands.

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twins
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, WiFi, CD player
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Electric vehicle charging points on-site
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Private garden with lawn and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 1 miles
  • Note: Assistance dogs only are allowed
  • Note: If you're planning to explore the gardens, bring midge repellent spray
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

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About the location

POOLEWE

Dingwall 50 miles; Ullapool 50 miles.

The pretty village of Poolewe sits in the shelter of Loch Ewe, at the mouth of the River Ewe where it tumbles down from Loch Maree. It is a pretty place in an area of spectacular scenery and is home to a well-stocked shop, small swimming pool and two hotels. The world-renowned Inverewe Garden (National Trust for Scotland) is half a mile across the bay from the village. The site was developed by the botanist Osgood Mackenzie from 1862 until his death in 1922. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, it is home to exotic plants, imported from all over the world – a must for all visitors to the area. Firemore beach is five miles to the west and north along the coast is Gruinard Bay with its striking sands; a series of attractive beaches skirt the bay and a number are easily reached from the main road. With spectacular scenery, mountains, excellent hillwalking, golf, fishing, wildlife cruises and much more, this is a great area for a holiday!

Not pet friendly

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas