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The Lodges at the Mains - spring time

Spring Bloggy!

WELL, I can scarcely believe the last bloggy was in December! What a start to 2019. Once a year we have a group of friends to the Lodges to celebrate not only a new year, my birthday (well there have to be some perks to having a January 6th birthday when all the Christmas and…

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Wood fired hot tub at the Lodges at the Mains near Inverness

Hot (tub) off the Press!

They are here and ready for you! Our beautiful two person, Scottish larch, eco-friendly hot tubs are now in situ. We’ve been working hard to make their setting as natural as possible and we’ve used, not only hazel fencing but recycled, traditional, Scottish slates for the edging detail. Our little planter is made from recycled…

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Swinging in the hammock

The Secret is Out!!!

Bloggy has been rather quiet for the past few months, in fact some might say secretive. Quiet would imply simply relaxing and ‘hanging out’ with nature, enjoying the fantastic summer weather which carried on into Autumn, you know the feeling. Lying on the hammock, gently swaying in the breeze, sipping a cocktail and contemplating life……..oh…

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Bluebells

Spring … doing its thing!

Wow, what a wonderful few weeks we’ve had here in the Highlands…. Spring has most definitely sprung. Beautiful spring blooms…. love is all around at the Lodges! The bluebells are out and the sky has been clear blue The perfect spot to listen to the birdsong We are sailing …. well Donald is! Couldn’t resist…

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Jay with nuts

Busy birds and busy bees!

So we are now well into 2018, week 9 approaching and month three. Whilst the rest of the country has struggled with snow, high winds, frost, ice and very unsociable conditions, here in Croy we have had a slight covering and no disruption at all. Yes the wind has been biting and any outside bird…

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Buds ready to burst

Winter blues?!

We simply couldn’t resist sharing a few photographs taken this February …… blue skies, crisp walks and spectacular wildlife on our doorstep – winter can be wonderful. The Lodges sitting pretty behind the frozen lochan Swan on the lochan Beautiful frozen lochan Phil the pheasant enjoying the views! A red squirrel enjoying some lunch at…

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The 'magic' chair in our Relax Room

Exciting times at the Lodges

Mid July now and several weeks have passed since you last heard from Bloggy. There have been two major changes this Spring/Summer at the Lodges at the Mains. Summer in full bloom at the Lodges The first has been the planting of many more trees and shrubs. We’ve planted trees this time which will produce…

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Spring at the Lodges

Spring Update!

Well, two months late and almost Spring time but poor Bloggy has been a little bit under the weather (nothing at all to do with the fantastic Hogmanay celebrations which are a tradition in Scotland). However Bloggy is made of good strong Highland genes and has recovered remarkably well to start of a new season.…

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The Lodges at the Mains, 5 Star Luxury Eco Lodges near Inverness

* Stop Press – Breaking News *

Well, it’s hard to believe but our little Bloggy has grown up and left home. Off into the wide blue yonder and excited about the next few months of adventures. Now as everyone knows when the chicks fly the coop there is more often than not a spare room. Well the Lodges at the Mains…

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Randolph's Leap

Autumn in the Highlands…

October Shenanigans Well, it may be November but as far as Bloggy is concerned it is still October. Why? Well for two reasons. One the weather in October was yet again amazing and two we promised to write once a month and so here we are! So October shenanigans and autumn in the Highlands here…

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