Inveran is a magnificent house. To describe it as a B&B is to describe the discovery of electricity as a trick of the light. It is a house which has a fine balance between its internal structures and its external gardens; it is a well-defined and consciously represented space in which one can luxuriate and do nothing or fire up the laptop and work uninterrupted writing a book. It is a truly inspiring house.
It is the presence of the owner, Rosemay Young, OBE, which provides the house with its dynamism and elegance. Rosemary has a depth of experience and enthusiasm that is second to none. Her skills in the kitchen, where she cooks breakfasts with the freshest ingredients (as fresh as can be, given the global trading partnerships within the EU) are matched by her depth of experience in local and international affairs. The layers of detail emerge throughout the day; coffee in the butler's pantry any time; scones or cake (baked earlier in the day by Ms Young) at 4pm and maybe a glass of wine after dinner. Maybe even a bowl of soup if you're hanging around at dinner time. There is also genuine, helpful advice on everything in and around Nairn. If you don't pay attention, you will do yourself a dis-service. If Rosemary suggests watching the video at Urquhart Castle before visiting the ruins, do so - she is a true professional and has your interests at heart.
One warning however. Don't come here for two days and expect to get away in anything less than four. Or six. There is no-where better to go.
As English writer and editor Walter Bagehot remarked: apprehend and applaud.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inveran Lodge is a lovely 1891 Scottish stone house offering three quality bedrooms surrounding a large guest drawing room. Inveran combines the best of B and B with small hotel services and is flexible with guests requirements. Inveran Cottage offers self catering attached to the main house. Off road parking is available to all guests as well as the extensive grounds with ample seating for sunny days. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inveran Lodge Nairn, Scotland