An ultra-romantic ‘zen den' retreat, complete with an al fresco hot tub, magically secluded on a historic West Highlands estate with artist-worthy views of Ben Nevis.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Boasting a magnificent location in the heart of the West Highlands, Inverskilavulin Estate is home to a luxurious selection of lodges, for discerning travellers who want to experience Scotland at its naturally beautiful best.

Secluded in a magical glen that thrives with nature, there’s a blissfully remote feel to the historic estate. Yet with Fort William just a few miles away, and a bracing range of outdoor activities right on the doorstep, there’s plenty to help you while away that precious holiday time… if you can bear to leave your lodge, that is!

Superbly nestled at the top of a hill, the estate’s newest addition, Frances’ Sketch Pad, has been lovingly designed to meld with the awe-inspiring natural landscape.

Here you can savour south-facing views that lead your gaze over wild plants, whispering trees and a shimmering lochan, out towards the Ben Nevis mountain range.

Not only is the scenery perfect for two romantic souls grown weary of bustling city life, it’s also ideal for inspiring creative spirits. The owner’s mother, Frances, loved to paint the view from this very spot, so in her honour, you’ll find a fresh sketch pad, along with some paint and colouring pencils, to capture it for yourself.

Better still, you can choose your favourite view-capturing position whatever the weather, since the entire front of the lodge opens out onto a magnificent viewing terrace. Or for an extra treat at sunset, simply pop open a bottle of bubbles and fire up the soothing hot tub, for full sensory perfection.

Inside awaits a symphony of modern and minimalist comforts that include a relaxed open plan living space with a soft-glowing log burner and a Smart TV for snuggly evenings in, and a well-equipped kitchen that makes preparing romantic meals a breeze (there’s even a pod coffee machine, to help charge your mornings).

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At a glance

  • A luxurious and romantic lodge for two, secluded at the top of a hill on a secluded rural estate in the West Highlands, 9 miles from Fort William.
  • Savour magnificent views of the Ben Nevis mountain range from the expansive terrace, or with a glass of bubbles in the al fresco hot tub.
  • Inside awaits a sumptuous open plan living space, a well-equipped kitchen, and a kingsize bed to curl up.
  • Freshen up in the walk-in shower, then get ready to plan your day!
  • Add to your stay with ‘extras’ that include prepared two-or-three course meals, and a selection of in-lodge treats.
  • Choose from a wide range of activities, shops and restaurants in the surrounding area, or let the owners design an itinerary just for you.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Hot Tubs


Luxury lodge, sleeps 2 guests.  Open plan living/dining space: sofa, wood-burning stove, Smart TV, dining table and chairs, access to large furnished terrace, well-equipped kitchen with microwave, oven and stove top, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, pod coffee machine, kettle, dishes and silverware, cooking basics.  Kingsize bedroom, walk-in shower with WC, sink, towels, toiletries, access to hot tub.  Private parking.

Local Activities

Walking, hiking, climbing, skiing, horse riding, fishing, golf, watersports, history tours, ferry trips, nature watching, picnic spots, independent shops, bars, restaurants.

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At the end of a long, hard day of exploring or doing absolutely nothing, you can curl up in a downy kingsize bed, topped with a high quality mattress and dressed in fresh linen, for the soundest night’s sleep.

And when morning finally rolls around, there’s a walk-in shower waiting to help you freshen up, complete with luxury toiletries and a stack of fluffy towels.

If you’d like to add even more indulgence to your stay, how about arranging a delicious two-or-three course meal to be prepared for you, or arriving to a chilled bottle of bubbly and tempting cake?

The friendly owners are also happy to put together a bespoke itinerary just for you, created from the many delights you’ll discover in the area, including natureful walks and cycling routes, independent shops, history tours, ferry trips, and activities that span golf and horse riding to skiing and climbing.

If you’re going it alone, the ‘Outdoor Capital of Europe’ – otherwise known as Fort William – is just nine miles away, boasting restaurants and shops galore.

(Of course, if all this sounds a little too energetic, you’ve always got the option of simply pouring a drink and admiring those jaw-dropping views from your terrace, instead!)

Things to note

There is a selection of pet-friendly accommodation on the estate to choose from, each sleeping 4-6 guests.

Where you'll be staying

Nr Fort William, The Highlands

What the guests of Frances’ Sketch Pad say

“Beautiful Lodge in a Beautiful Setting: We really loved the lodge, it is in the most beautiful area with the most breath taking views. The bathroom and kitchen were beautifully kitted out and the door from the bathroom to the hot tub is a very clever idea! Loved how many doors there were, if you opened them all up you felt like you were outside!”

“The property is well located, close enough to Fort William but far enough away to feel like you are remote. Our lodge was perfect – well appointed with all the necessary amenities including good connectivity. I did a zoom call with the US with no issues at all. The lodge was immaculately clean when we arrived.”

“We stayed in Frances Sketch Pad for three nights and it was fantastic! The Lodge itself is clearly finished to a very high standard with breathtaking views over to Ben Nevis. It can be hard to find somewhere that has the luxury feel and be dog friendly at the same time, but they have nailed it here. The hot tub is amazing & is the perfect spot to relax after a day of walking. Morning coffee sat with the bi-folding doors open, looking out to the hills was just bliss! We had a very warm welcome from the hosts who chatted over the lodge and gave us recommendations for local dining etc. Would highly recommend for a couples getaway.”

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