Garden Lodge, Inverewe Garden

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Osgood Mackenzie, the man who created the horticultural Shangri-la of Inverewe Gardens, spent his final years living in this bright spacious lodge. With views of eucalyptus, Chinese lantern flowers and Californian lilac trailing down to the shores of Loch Ewe, Garden Lodge is an intoxicatingly beautiful place to relax among hundreds of rare and exotic plants.
You'll have free run of the gardens after sunset when they are deserted, or first thing in the morning when the light is perfect. The cottage is furnished in contemporary Scottish style.
Accommodation details

  • 1 storey

  • Sleeps 6 - 1 double and 2 twin bedroom

  • Sitting room with wood burning stove and dining table

  • Kitchen with dining area

  • Bathroom

  • Shower room

  • Oil-fired central heating

  • Private garden

  • Parking available

  • EPC Rating: D61

With effect from 31 October 2015, the property will sleep 6. There will be 3 bedrooms - 1 double and 2 twins.
About Inverewe Gardens
Osgood Mackenzie's plan to create a 54-acre garden from windswept moorland on a rocky peninsula beside Loch Ewe raised a few eyebrows in its day. His vision is still astonishing today, with some of the worlds largest growing trees planted into holes hewn out of the bedrock, nurtured by the warm currents of the North Atlantic Drift. In 2009, Inverewe's gardeners were delighted to introduce the world's most northerly planting of eight Wollemi Pines. A three mile network of paths weaves around the garden, and the surrounding landscape is rich with wildlife and spectacular views.
About the area
With glassy lochs, paths carving through moorland and vast beaches this corner of Wester Ross is a place to reconnect with nature. Poolewe is the nearest village, within walking distance from the lodge, with a hotel restaurant, a weekly market, and a post office. Gairloch lies 6 miles away; the butchers shop is a good place to stock up on local game, eggs and sausages.
Things to do

  • Take advantage of the gardens at dusk when they come alive with scents (don't forget your midge repellent!) or get up early for an alfresco breakfast on the lawn and photograph the opening buds.

  • Try the generous seafood platters at the Fish Box Bar in Gairloch then walk off your indulgence on the stony beach that looks across to the Isle of Skye.

  • There are a number of walks round the estate and further afield where you may bump into pine martins, buzzards or even stags.

Getting there
The Inverewe Estate is off the A832 by Poolewe, 6 miles from Gairloch. Achnasheen is the nearest railway station, 35 miles away. D&E Coaches offer a connection during high season (01463 222 444). Westerbus run a connection from Inverness to Poolewe Mon - Sat all year (01445 712 255).
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Green Tourism Award

Green Tourism Award - Silver

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From inside the UK call 0131 458 0305
From outside the UK call +44 (0) 131 458 0305