Invergloy Riverside Lodges

Invergloy Riverside Lodges

Three Cottages set in 14 acres of beautiful wooland garden on the banks of Loch Lochy, perfect fishing

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Invergloy Riverside Lodges provides flexible accommodation in three uniquely designed lodges, ideal for week long family holidays or short breaks, it’s a perfect space for couples families or groups of friends in all seasons.

Arkaig, Blair and Cluanie Lodge each sit in an elevated position on our 14 acre woodland garden overlooking Loch Lochy and the mountains beyond. Arkaig and Cluanie Lodge, both newly refurbished, boast a cosy new wood burner inside for cold highland evenings.

With only three lodges on this large property you have an unrivalled sense of privacy and seclusion. We believe in sustainable tourism and supporting local economy wherever possible and have taken measures to ensure this, from good recycling facilities to sourcing Scottish made products to use and enjoy in the lodges.

Each Lodge sleeps up to 6 persons in three bedrooms:
Upstairs in Arkaig and Cluanie Lodge is one super king bedroom which can be converted into two twin beds and one double bedroom. Blair Lodge has one Double bedroom and one twin bedroom. The main floor of all lodges has one bunk-bed room
The open plan Kitchen, dining, Living room on the main floor has huge windows on three sides opening the space up to the beautiful views. With a well equipped kitchen with all the essentials including fitted ceramic hob, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kettle and more.
In the Lounge there is a wood burning stove (in Arkaig and Cluanie) or a coal effect electric fire place (Blair), flat screen TV, and a selection of games and DVD’s. The lounge leads onto a large enclosed decking area overlooking the gardens a perfect place for a glass of wine in view of the sunset and also a safe play area for children and pets.

Our Private beach, gorge, river pools, Rhododendron tunnel, fishing pond and Barbeque beach hut are all within the 14 acre grounds for you to enjoy and we are centrally located with easy day trips to many of the top destinations in Scotland including Glen Coe, Glenfinnan, Loch Ness, Aviemore and Isle of Skye



Telephone Number

01397 712684

Sleeps

6

Pets

allowed

Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge

Cot and High Chair

Available free of charge

Beach

Within a short walk

Pub

Within a short drive

Secure Cycle Storage

Under cover

Fishing

On site

Golf

Within a 10 minute drive

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Real Fire

Wood Burning Stove

Eco Friendly

At Invergloy Riverside Lodges we do our best to care for our environment, we provide recycling facilities at each lodge for all, paper, cans, plastic and glass. We encourage renewable energy with the use of our woodburning stoves which use a combination of wood sourced from our own woodland garden and environmentally friendly briquettes. We also focus everything we do on locally sourced products, from the soap in the bathroom which is made in the local village and made to order hampers of locally sourced produce, to the décor, throws made in Loccarron cushions made in Glasgow and so much more. Our commitment to local sustainability is sincere.

Historical Connection

The original Invergloy Estate was created some time in the middle of the 19th Century. Riverside Lodges is just one corner of the original vast estate owned by General Bailey, Great Great Great Grandfather of Sir Richard Branson. Sadly the original estate house was totally destroyed by fire in 1948 and the ruins were later bulldozed flat. If you walk along from our private beach through the rhododendron Tunnel to the present Invergloy House, you will pass the site where the old house stood.
In it’s heyday Invergloy was impressive. The estate stretched right over the hill behind us, across all of Upper Glen Gloy and up to the watershed between the glen and Glen Spean, so anyone standing on the edge of Invergloy land could have looked down on Roy Bridge. Two entrances served it; each with a gate-keeper’s lodge and long drives lined with the newly fashionable rhododendron shrub. There were substantial kennels, a schoolroom for children of the estate workers and house staff. In the walled gardens there were great quantities of topsoil imported from Ireland on the proprietor’s own ships. These ships were able to use the Caledonian Canal to enter Loch Lochy, and they off loaded their cargo at a private pier built specially for the purpose. Much of the building materials and lavish furnishings arrived via the same route.

Around 1901 the Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway Company approached the then owner of Invergloy, a Mr Bailey, for permission to track across his land on their way from Spean Bridge north-east to Loch Oich. Permission was granted and a private “halt” was built for Mr Bailey’s use. Grandiose plans for the line to continue to Inverness were never implemented, so it stopped at Fort Augustus, and never had a hope of being profitable. It closed before World War 11, reopened briefly for the carriage of munitions during the war, then closed for good in 1946. With the rails lifted, the bridges mostly removed, and with brambles and rhododendrons rampant, the route is barely passable for walkers, but Invergloy Halt is still there, in the form of a reconstructed guesthouse.

Unusual Building

The Lodges at Riverside were constructed in the late 1970's to a very unusual design, very open airy and modern for their day, they were designed by a local architect and construction was finished in 1980. They boast beautiful unusually shaped picture windows (5 on each side) of the 2 story open kitchen living room and dining area with large glass doors leading onto huge secure decking to the front of the lodges which overlook the gardens, Loch Lochy and the mountains beyond.