Lodges at the Mains
Croy, Nr Inverness, Scotland
The Highlands of Scotland offer a fantastic range of things to explore, from magnificent scenery and wildlife to historic sites and adventure sports. The Lodges at the Mains are located within reach of Loch Ness, the Moray Coast, Cairngorms National Park and picturesque Speyside. The lodges look down to the Moray Firth and the far shoreline of Cromarty and Chanonry Point – one of the best places in the UK to see dolphins.
You may also want to try and catch a glimpse of the Highlands' most famous resident, Nessie – Loch Ness is only a 20 minute drive from the lodges. The local area is rich in history and offers some of the most stunning scenery anywhere in the world. There are many historic castles in the area: Cawdor Castle, home of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, is only 10 minutes away; the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness; and the site of the last battle on British soil at Culloden Moor only minutes away.
Within walking distance are many accessible trails and cycle routes and the beach at Nairn and forest at Culbin offer excellent walks. Sailing and kayaking are available locally as well as quad biking, mountain biking and 4x4 experiences. You are also within easy reach of many of the stunning locations from movies and TV series including Skyfall, Brave, Harry Potter and Outlander. The Lodges at the Mains make an excellent base to explore Speyside’s Malt Whisky Trail which starts at Benromach – a mere stone’s throw from the lodges – and continues east to Dallas Dhu, Glen Moray, Cardhu, Glenlivet, Glen Grant, Speyside Cooperage, Glenfiddich and Strathisla. In addition to the Whisky Trail there are yet more distilleries to visit during your stay, including Tomatin, Dalmore, Glenmorangie and Clynelish.
The lodges make the perfect base for a golf break – located just a few minutes’ drive from Castle Stuart Golf Links and less than 10 miles from Nairn Golf Club. Famed Links courses including Royal Dornoch – regularly rated in the world’s top ten courses – and Tain, Brora and Moray are within easy reach, while hidden gems at Fortrose and Rosemarkie, Spey Valley and Boat of Garten, make this the perfect destination for a luxury Highland golf break.
These luxury lodges are built to give visitors a truly wonderful holiday experience with the least impact on the environment. State-of-the-art green technology, including ground source heating, solar panels and cellulose insulation, combines with stylish interiors and stunning views to give the modern Scottish feel. Relaxation and comfort are assured in the peace and tranquillity of the woodland setting, home to abundant wildlife. The lodges look onto a man-made lochan where otters have been spotted! Feeders allow you to watch Red Squirrels and there are a huge variety of birds easily seen from the lodges including Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Jays, Heron, Buzzards and many more.
Each Lodge has their very own wood fired hot tub. Totally natural and in keeping with the birch wood setting - no chemicals, just soft clear Scottish water heated by a wood fired stove. Just imagine sitting out under the stars in a beautiful oval hot tub for two: perfect for those romantic evenings – just add a glass of champagne, your favourite music, lie back, relax and let the happiness soak in.
- 2 lodges
- Bedrooms – 1
- Bathrooms – 2
- Washing machine/dryer
- State-of-the-art 37" HD TV with
Blu-Ray DVD player
(with a collection of classic films),
multi room sound system
and iPod docking station
- Selection of books,
maps and board games
- Free Wifi
- Wood burning stove
- Sorry, no pets or children
- Wood-fired hot tub
- Short breaks welcome
- Nairn (8 miles), Inverness (10 miles)
- Inverness airport, 3 miles
- Inverness and Nairn under 20 minutes drive
with every kind of café, restaurant and pub!
The popular Cawdor Tavern is just minutes
away and famed Boath House c15 minutes
- Over 30 golf courses within a 30 mile radius:
Castle Stuart (few mins away), Nairn (10 mins)
and Royal Dornoch the jewels in the crown
- Miles of sandy beaches
- Forest walks on the doorstep
- Speyside's Malt Whisky Trail
- Cairngorm Mountain Resort ski area
- Bird watching
- Salmon and trout fishing
- Deer stalking and shooting
- Cycle routes
- Sailing and kayaking
- Cawdor Castle, 10 mins
- Culloden Battlefield, 5 mins
- Loch Ness, 20 mins
- Dolphin and wildlife spotting
Lodges at the Mains are two architect-designed holiday homes that have been tailor-made for couples. The lodges have each been rated 5 star from Visit Scotland and have achieved the Gold Green Tourism Award - they are true eco lodges. Relaxation and comfort are assured in the peace and tranquility of the woodland setting, home to abundant wildlife, and looking down over a lochan towards the Moray Firth.
A well-stocked hand-made solid oak kitchen with natural stone floors awaits guests and is equipped with modern appliances. A generously proportioned dining area leads off the kitchen with a bespoke dining table of homegrown elm taking pride of place.
The adjoining lounge area is spacious but cosy with a ood-burning stove as its focal point – if you can drag your eyes from the stunning views from every window. There is also underfloor heating hroughout the lodges.
A state-of-the-art 37” HD TV is hooked up to a Blu-Ray DVD player with a collection of classic movies to browse and there is Wi-Fi, a multi room sound system and an iPod docking station as well as a selection of books, maps and board games to keep guests entertained.
An oak and glass staircase leads you up to the top floor of each 5 Star Highland lodge and boasts a mezzanine level with a magnificent whirlpool bath. On the top floor is the beautiful Master bedroom with king-sized bed, high ceilings and built-in wardrobes. There is a second ‘relax’ room - the perfect reading room/craft room/painting room/yoga room with a luxury recliner.
The bedroom is furnished with craftsmen-made furniture of local elm with high quality mattresses, pillows and linen and boasts a balcony and seating area with panoramic view to the Moray Firth.
There is an adjoining en-suite shower-room with eco-friendly toiletries that have been sourced locally to reduce the carbon footprint.
Outside you can relax in the wood-fired hot tub under the stars or admiring the view.
Full directions will be provided on booking.
High quality bed linen and towels, heating and logs for the wood-burner.
Cost and availability:
Change over day is flexible. Check in from 4pm, check out 10am. Short breaks welcome.
To book this 5 star eco lodge with a hot tub, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.
direct to the owner
Lodges at the Mains, Mains of Croy, Croy, Inverness IV2 5PH