Eagle Brae Log Cabins
Set amongst wild glens, grand mountains and lavish lochs, the idyllic 8,000-acre Struy Estate in Inverness-shire is your location for lavish outdoor luxury, Scottish Highlands-style.
Struy Estate has been owned by the Spencer-Nairn family since the 1930s. Today, the family's current generation have taken their fresh, natural surroundings to a whole new level, realising a long-held dream in the process. That dream was to build the ultimate Highlands holiday experience, featuring all the comforts of home teamed with a unique, refreshingly warm atmosphere you'll fall in love with from the moment you arrive.
Eagle Brae is a naturally wildlife-steeped, proudly sustainable site that is self-sufficient for utility and energy, using a micro-hydro scheme to provide electricity and hot water. Additionally, each cabin comes with its own bio-mass boiler. The site has a genuinely warm community feel throughout, yet there is also plenty of privacy for those who need it.
Each of the 7 individually-named Eagle Brae log cabins are uniquely hand-crafted, well-secluded from each-other on a hill that overlooks the magical Highland glens. Built in 2013, from sustainably-sourced Western Red Cedar logs and utilising authentic Norwegian techniques, you can be sure of the finest al-fresco hideaway that blends beautifully into the natural surroundings, with grass-insulated roofs to add plenty of warmth and charm.
Every cabin features its very own character and offers truly amazing views, ranging from the sparkling River Glass to secluded wildlife-strewn ponds. There's a whole wealth of beauty and interest built in, with each cabin featuring artistic Himalayan-carved wooden furnishings, stylish natural décor and hand-woven fabrics.
Choose from four smaller cabins, Tringa, Parus, Sylvia and Strix. These each feature one double bedroom, whilst the larger cabins, Buteo, Loxia and Aquila, include an additional en-suite bedroom upstairs and two single log beds on the mezzanine..perfect if you can't choose between an assortment of guests to bring along with you!
All of the cabins feature a sociable open-plan living space that includes a sitting room with squashy sofas, plus a kitchen and dining area all joined under a stunning cathedral ceiling, making you feel immediately at home. An upper floor mezzanine features exquisitely carved balconies that overlook your living space, while the versatile bedrooms can be set up as twins or doubles.
As if all this isn't enough, you'll find all the comforts of home waiting for you inside, too. Contemporary fixtures and fittings make relaxing and cooking easy, an eco-friendly wood burner will keep everybody toasty, and you can even enjoy WiFi connectivity and a dedicated office space for those who absolutely have to keep an eye on work while they're away!
Of course, it isn't just the cabins you'll enjoy at Eagle Brae. Eager adventurers will find a whole new challenge has been set in the shape of the nearby Scottish mountains - known as munros - standing at over 3,000 feet high! Fishing for salmon in the rivers or trout in the lochs is a tranquil and picturesque experience not to be missed, while the humble walk becomes a genuine delight amongst Strathfarrar's pinewood forest and wildflower grasslands.
Enjoy golf, pony trekking and even a spot of husky-sledding nearby, and when you're finished for the day, Eagle Brae offers a selection of mouthwatering home-cooked meals should you feel you've used up more than enough energy needed to cook. You can also order groceries, wine and quality food from the handy Eagle Brae intranet - and of course, Eagle Brae's friendly owners Mike and Pawana are on hand to help with any additional suggestions you may need.
So come and sample a fresh slice of Highland living, the Eagle Brae way - where you'll soon find your biggest challenge is attempting to return to everyday life again!
Things to note
Short breaks are permitted within 30 days of arrival on request, for selected dates - enquire for details. Minimum booking period is a week (Apr to Oct) and 2 nights (Nov to Mar, except festive period). Check-in time is 4pm, well behaved dogs are permitted upon time of booking and there is a maximum number depending on the cabin chosen- a surcharge for dogs also applies.
Region: Struy, Inverness-shire
Cost (from): £580 (2 nights)
Sleeps: Up to 6 per cabin
Bedrooms: 1-2 per cabin
Minimum stay: 2 nights (low season)
Property ref: 421
Facilities7 cabins are available in total sleeping either 2 or up to 6 guests, and each offers something a little different in style, layout and facilities. Please refer to the property's website for the full information on each cabin.
Fishing, bird watching, walking, kayaking, canoeing, golf, pony trekking, husky sledding.
At a glance
- 7 hand-crafted hilltop log cabins, privately situated within a sustainable family estate in Inverness-shire. Each feature either one or two double bedrooms that can be converted to twin rooms if needed, and larger cabins have two single log beds on the mezzanine, allowing for 6 guests in total
- Easily accessed by road, rail and air (Inverness rail station and airport are the closest).
- On site are shopping facilities and home-cooked meals can also be ordered. The nearest village is Beauly, 13 miles from the site and featuring shops, restaurants and amenities.
- There are plenty of opportunities for adventure close by, from mountain climbing, walking, fishing and sledding.