Lodges at the Mains offer two superb holiday retreats where eco values are every bit as important as luxury. Gaining 5 Star recognition, the luxury lodges are available to adults only (unfortunately no children) and sit in a stunning tranquil wooded setting, offering a warm Scottish welcome to the discerning traveller at any time of the year.
Conveniently located, Lodges at the Mains is just a short car ride from the airport at Inverness for those who want to escape for a few nights of pure relaxation. For those who can stay a little longer, Loch Ness, Speyside (the famous Malt Whisky Trail starts near the lodges at Benromach), the Moray Coast and the Cairngorms National Park are all within easy driving distance, offering an abundance of attractions.
Built to the highest of standards, whilst respecting the environment wherever possible, guests can enjoy stylish kitchens made of solid oak, the latest of technology (including HD televisions, Wi-Fi internet access and multi-room sound systems), comfy lounges with a log burner, and a Whirlpool Jacuzzi bath. All this and stunning views of the Moray Firth from the master bedroom balcony - what better way to start the day!
A haven for wildlife, the surrounding woodland provides the perfect setting for relaxing days with a good book, picnics, leisurely walks or wildlife spotting with red squirrels, buzzards and even otters being amongst the many visitors. There are also excellent restaurants for a meal out.
Rich in history, the picturesque landscape is dotted with historic houses and castles including Urquhart Castle ruins (definitely one for romantics!) and the home of Macbeth (Cawdor Castle). Follow in the footsteps of Daniel Radcliffe and Daniel Craig and explore the stunning scenery that was used in the making of Harry Potter and Skyfall, as well as other famous film locations such as Outlander and Brave.
Wildlife enthusiasts should head to Chanonry Point - a good place on the Moray coastline for dolphin spotting, and there are an abundance of outdoor activities to keep all energy levels satisfied. Lace up your walking boots or hop on your bike and explore the North Coast 500 or for something a little more challenging, head to Aviemore for a day hiking (or ski-ing in the winter months!) in the Cairngorm mountains. Golf, fishing, sailing and kayaking are among the other popular activities available in this beautiful part of Scotland.
Eleanor Harcus joined Independent Cottages in February 2016
Scots Pine sleeps two guests and offers superb features throughout.
Additional information: Eco-friendly principles run throughout including complimentary toiletries, solar panels and ground source heating to name just a few. Bed linen, towels, heating and electricity are included in the price. Short breaks available. The Lodges are not suitable for children or teenagers under sixteen.
Star Rating: 5 Star
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