Eagle Brae Luxury Log Cabins :: Scottish Highlands

Last week, I was lucky to be able to go on a little break with a few of my favourite bloggers to the Scottish Highlands. We set off from Gatwick to visit the Eagle Brae luxury log cabins and enjoyed the most peaceful few days I could have imagined. I often crave a little break straight after Christmas and this year was no exception; as the Christmas excitement faded, I suddenly realised that having something to look forward to was really special.

Having only visited Edinburgh for a flying visit, it was my first time in the Scottish Highlands and it didn’t disappoint one bit. As we flew over Inverness, I could see the snow-capped mountains and with the sun shining away, I could tell it would be a magical break for us all. We drove to Eagle Brae to stay in their Loxia log cabins and to say it was luxurious does not do it justice. Their log cabins are nothing like what I had imagined, made from West Cedar logs and hand-built by master craftsmen using Norwegian techniques. Each cabin has a traditional Scottish feel with wooden furnishing carved in the Himalayas – simply beautiful.

Loxia, where we stayed is a two-storey cabin, which sleeps six people. There are two twin bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. On the upper level, there are two additional single beds by the balcony with a tartan curtain for privacy – I thought these would be really fun if we had brought James and Emma with us. Downstairs, there is an open plan living area, dining table and kitchen; this was wonderful for spending time together in the evening with a glass of wine. Upon arrival, we also saw a little hamper of Scottish food and drink, which I thought was a really thoughtful touch.

As we entered the cabin, it had a warm and cosy feel, which was so welcome as it was quite cold and icy outside. The fireplace in the living room area really made me feel as though I was on holiday and escaping from it all. We instantly felt at home and it didn’t take long at all before we were settled in. That evening, we had three curries delivered to the cabin; a service prepared by Mike and Pawana. I thought this was brilliant to have on your arrival day, as all we had to do was heat them up, making things nice and easy!

Outside the log cabin, Loxia had a pathway of decking and I was blown away by the views on our doorstep. We were lucky as the skies were so clear and we could see all the way to those snow-capped mountains we saw from the plane. By night-time, we were amazed that the stars were bright and twinkling; as a city girl, that’s something I’ve never seen before. The views from outside the cabin were breathtaking and it was the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of tea.

We only stayed for a couple of nights but there really is so much to offer, both onsite at Eagle Brae with beauty treatments, pre-booked activities and groceries and beyond too. I left Eagle Brae feeling refreshed and like we had been there for much longer than we had – there’s something about the Scottish air that felt so different to Brighton. I was also impressed with how helpful the concierge service is, and upon talking a walk around Eagle Brae – we met a stag, who was very at home and didn’t bat an eyelid to us taking a few pictures of him.

You can find out more about Eagle Brae and how to book via the Eagle Brae website – I’ve also filmed a little video of our log cabin below to get a feel for how cosy the log cabin is! The nearest airport to Eagle Brae is Inverness and flights with Easyjet can be as little as £40 return, depending on the time of year. We also visited Loch Ness on a Jacobite cruise and Urquhart Castle, but there is much more to explore in the area too so well worth the trip.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary two-night stay and meal for the purpose of this review

21 Comments

  1. January 16, 2018 / 6:39 am

    This looks amazing! We often visit family in Scotland but never the highlands. it’s about time I had a visit I think! #dreamteam

  2. January 16, 2018 / 6:49 am

    wow, what a beautiful place to stay and explore X #dreamteam

  3. January 16, 2018 / 7:03 am

    It looks stunning! I love the Highlands – being able to visit them is one of the best things about living in Scotland. I’ve never stayed in a log cabin, though – but it’s on my list! #dreamteam

  4. January 16, 2018 / 7:35 am

    Wow! Looks amazing! And what a wonderful photo of that stag. #dreamteam

  5. January 16, 2018 / 8:31 am

    It looks so peaceful there and the log cabin so cozy and warm.#Dreamteam

  6. January 16, 2018 / 10:19 am

    We’ve love to visit the highlands and its great to get away with friends at this time of year. Love the look of the cozy cabin! #DreamTeam

  7. January 16, 2018 / 10:46 am

    I love Scotland but haven’t visited in years, it really is beautiful there. This place sounds amazing, the views are stunning! Glad you had a lovely time xx #dreamteam

  8. January 16, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    The log cabin and misty view looks absolutely amazing!!! I haven’t been to Scotland for years, but I think it’s about time I gave it another visit! #DreamTeam

  9. January 16, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful place. We used to go to the Highlands when I was a kid, but I haven’t been back for years. Looks like you had a fab time. #dreamteam

  10. January 17, 2018 / 10:54 am

    wow! That looks like a dream getaway to me. How beautiful. The cabin looks amazing x

  11. January 17, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    I don’t know whats better, a girls vacation or this log cabin. Looks like great fun! #dreamteam

  12. January 17, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    What a stunning log cabin Bridget! I watched the little video clip and I’m really impressed by the quality of the interior. It looks like a fab place to hang out and well, that view is everything isn’t it. #DreamTeam xx

  13. January 18, 2018 / 5:15 am

    These look so quaint and yet so luxurious inside! I love the pictures, Scotland is my top place that I want to travel when Hubster retires from the military. #DreamTeam

  14. January 18, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    This looks so lovely and your vlog is breathtaking! Inverness is one of my fave places in the world and getting together with fellow bloggers is always such a treat! We need to do one! #DreamTeam xx

  15. January 19, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Oh wow! Those incredible views. Looks amazing.

    #DreamTeam

  16. January 21, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    What a lovely couple days. I love a log cabin somewhere pretty!! #DreamTeam

  17. January 22, 2018 / 9:03 am

    Wow I love the look of these lodges! As you probably know I’m a big fan of self catering accommodation that goes the extra mile, so the curries and food hamper would be right up my street! The scenery looks just stunning too! Hope you had the best time! #DreamTeam

  18. January 22, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Gorgeous photos Bridge! What an amazing time we had, I love our little cabin crew! #dreamteam

  19. January 25, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    That looks absolutely incredible! I hope you had as much fun as it is gorgeous! <3 #dreamteam xoxo

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