The Strathcona Lodges (formerly Bell Tower Suites) opened in 2017 and occupy a characterful building in its own right that is located only 50 metres from Glencoe House. The timing of the opening is particularly fitting as the bell from the tower was cast in 1927 by John Taylor & Co and 90 years on we celebrate a new era for the building.
Strathcona Lodges No.10,11,13&14 are 75-85 sqm. in living space and all suites benefit from private walled gardens with hot tubs and alfresco dining areas. The Strathcona Lodges have a modern country look and feel, which is fitting for our Highland location. To see for yourself please click on the arrow below, contained within the image, to view a short film.
The Strathcona Lodges at a glance:
- One bedroom suites over two floors (approx 75 sqm)
- Kitchen with Aga and Villeroy & Boch china and crockery
- Fully stocked fridge to prepare your own breakfast or book a table in the Great Hall for a sumptuous breakfast (subject to availability)
- Flexible dining with a freezer stocked with pre-prepared gourmet meals or pre-book a formally served 5 course dinner in the Great Hall in Glencoe House itself (subject to availability)
- Full scale dining table
- Maxi bar including a range of soft drinks, wines and single malt whisky’s
- Comfortable sitting room with wood burning stove
- TV, DVD player
- Free wifi
- Choice of daily newspaper
- Extravagant bathroom with bath, a free standing shower with twin shower heads, custom made Villeroy and Boch wash stand and bath together with Aveda toiletries
- Bedroom with emperor size bed on the first floor in addition to a WC and walk in wardrobe (please note twin beds are not possible nor additional beds). For to health and safety reasons no children are permitted to stay in The Strathcona Lodges
- A decked private walled garden with planters and flowers
- Alfresco dining facility
- Private hot tub
The Sitting Room
The comfortable sitting rooms of the Strathcona Lodges gain from a wood burning stove that gives a congenial, warming glow and adds to the peaceful feel of the suite. Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy a Nespresso coffee or a drink from the maxi bar and step away from the world for a while. Feel free to catch up on films by putting on the internet enabled 3D TV or slip in a DVD. If there is no escape from work, the sitting room has an elegant desk together with free wifi that allows you to keep in touch.
The privacy of the lodge is enhanced by the fully equipped kitchen complete with stove, Dualit kettle and toaster and full sized dining room table. Dining is a relaxed and private affair where you won’t be disturbed by fellow guests or waiting staff; the suites are fully catered for although meals are not formally served. Breakfast is included in the room rate and the fridge is full of goodies so all you need to do is decide if you prefer locally sourced smoked salmon, a full Scottish breakfast or a continental alternative. Then just prepare and cook your breakfast, all at a time of your pleasing and remember no-one will know if you are still in your pyjamas at lunch time! Alternatively, sit back and let the chef take care of the cooking by booking a table in the Great Hall for a sumptuous breakfast at £12.50 per person (must be booked by 6pm the previous evening subject to availability).
Dinner is flexible, either pre-book a table in the Great Hall of Glencoe House for a formally served candle lit 5 course dinner, or, relax in your suite and delve into your fully stocked kitchen which is full of delights. Choose from a wide range of pre-prepared gourmet meals and simply slip them into the oven and choose your accompanying wine or drinks from our ever-popular maxi bar. The dining experience is also enhanced by the Villeroy and Boch china and cutlery which gives that refined edge. Each lodge also has a picnic basket if lunch on the move takes your fancy. For those little practicalities, the kitchen has an integrated dishwasher and washing machine although all suites are cleaned and served daily.
The bedroom occupies the first mezzanine floor has an emperor sized bed for utmost comfort and relaxation. The spacious wardrobe allows you to bring a full range of clothing so you are always prepared for the unpredictable Scottish weather. The room also has a TV if you want to catch up on the latest news in the morning. For convenience, the bedroom has an en-suite WC and hand basin with Penhaligon’s hand wash and lotion.
The main bathroom is on the ground floor and has an extravagantly large shower with twin Hansgrohe Rain Dance shower heads so there is no need to fight over who showers first. The lavish bathroom is enriched by the slate Villeroy and Boch washstand and bath so all you need to do is choose between bath bombs or bubble bath.
The Private Terrace
All lodges benefit from a decked walled garden area where you can comfortably sit and relax. The prospect of having breakfast outdoors is always a treat, weather allowing of course, and is easy to do as there is outdoor furniture in all gardens. For the ultimate in relaxation, however, nothing beats watching the stars from the privacy of your own hot tub.