Manka’s Inverness Lodge
“WOW. What a place to ‘get away from it all’. It’s simple and very quirky, but incredibly welcoming. Accommodation is in a variety of restored estates, varying from an old hunting and fishing lodge to a boathouse or a cabin. The style is Ralph Lauren-esq, rustic-meets-contemporary, country chic, maximized for comfort and relaxation. What with the extremely comfortable bed and the absolute silence of the scenery, I had some of the best nights sleep ever. I didn’t hurt that I had spent the day hiking in the fresh air and gorgeous scenery, followed by a deliciously filling, fireside seven-course supper... If you come looking for big-brand service and uniform style then you’ll be disappointed... Life goes at a slower pace here, so expect the odd delay or service hiccup. It didn’t bother us in the slightest, we just enjoyed the sense of relaxation - and the views."
- Trusted friends Debbie & Jim Langston, Los Angeles
(Date Experienced: August 2012)
The Lodge works as a romantic break or a multi-generational family trip - there really is something for everyone and staying in private cabins makes it feel secluded.
Your nearest and dearest, of any age.
Woken by the sun peeking through the window blinds (bring a mask if you like to lie in) and admiring the views from the boathouse before freshly-cooked breakfast was delivered to our cabin.
Best time to go
Spring and Autumn are relatively mild and wonderful for the foliage.
Service can be slow - sit back relax and go with it, it’ll all work out eventually.