In an ancient Caledonian forest, beside two of Scotland’s most beautiful glens, are the luxurious log cabins of Eagle Brae.
On a steep hillside above the River Glass on the 8000-acre Struy Estate in Inverness-Shire, sits Eagle Brae, a small and exclusive village of 7 beautiful self-catering cedar log cabins.
For those looking for unique Scottish Highland accommodation, Eagle Brae offers true luxury – an incredible sense of place in the landscape, wonderful peace and quiet, and a genuine warmth in welcome. Sit on the deck of your cabin, a glass of wine in hand and be surrounded by the business of Highland life; grouse moors, wandering red deer, Eagle Brae’s own goats, and wheeling birds of prey.
We stayed in Loxia, a family sized cabin which sits on its own lake (complete with its own ducks) and has a wide-ranging view across the river below. Outside, the cabin has a cool Scandinavian mountain vibe with a wildflower grass roof, and easy chairs perfectly positioned to watch the sunrise over the hills with your morning coffee.
Inside, the smell of cedar hits you on entry. Eagle Brae’s log cabins are made in Canada, and the wonderful warm spicy smell instantly transports you to the mountains of British Columbia. Owners Mike and Pawana Spencer-Nairn met in India and the cabins are decorated with wood carvings from the Himalayas and beautifully quirky handmade fittings such as antler lights and cuckoo clocks.
With log burners, underfloor heating provided by their own sustainable biomass boiler and five-star hotel standard bathrooms, wifi and a great DVD selection, Eagle Brae is so far from an identikit log cabin experience, it takes your breath away.
Receiving a warm welcome from Kyla, Eagle Brae’s Bernese Mountain Dog.
If you can tear yourself away from the wood burner, Eagle Brae offers all the sporting estate activities a budding Highland laird could wish for – from camera stalking to husky racing and fly fishing.
Nearby you can visit Scotland’s most beautiful glens, Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar where there are waterfalls to discover and Munros to bag. Further afield is Loch Ness and the Great Glen, explore Urquhart Castle, watch the boats at Fort Augustus on the Caledonian Canal and discover the Highland capital of Inverness – don’t miss the organic pizza & beer at the Black Isle Bar in Inverness.
For more things to do in the area, visit Inverness & Loch Ness.
Eagle Brae offers a full concierge service, including food deliveries, home cooked meals and as a treat, there is a fab goodie bag (I won’t ruin the surprise!) awaiting your arrival, so you can settle in and just enjoy these wonderful cabins. We fell totally in love with Eagle Brae and were incredibly reluctant to leave. Eagle Brae is Highland Scotland at its most beautiful.
Love from Scotland x
Stay at Eagle Brae
We were invited to stay at Eagle Brae on a complimentary basis.
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