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Welcome to Scatwell House


Scatwell House and Gardens offer a superior quality location for a memorable holiday, special celebration,wedding or productive corporate event. There is an abundance of activities close by, so you don’t have to venture far if you don’t wish to.


Scatwell House lies in perfect tranquility and seclusion about 6 miles north west of the hamlet of Marybank in the heart of Strathconon, considered by many to be one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens. Though 17 miles long, the glen is not a through road so there is only light local traffic and as a result remains a tranquil, protected and very secure location. The surrounding countryside is renowned for its striking scenery ranging from the dramatic mountains, streams and lochs of the Highlands to the semi ancient native woodlands. Indeed many fine examples of ancient trees can be found in Scatwell gardens.


Scatwell House


The gardens are of approximately 25 acres and have 52 species of Tree,from around the world and the woodlands yield a variety of flora and fauna. Scatwell House really is a wonderful destination whatever your purpose.


To discuss your requirements and availability please contact:


William A Powrie

Moorlands House

Ferry Road



Tel: 07768 615562



We are only 22 miles from Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. The A832 trunk road (6 miles) connects to the A9 Inverness to Perth road and affords good access to both the north and south. There are local services in the Victorian Spa Village of Strathpeffer (6miles) and Dingwall (12 miles) with its range of individual shops including Antique and Book,while Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, offers a wide range of shopping, leisure and cultural facilities. Inverness Airport lies 8 miles east of the city and offers daily flights to London, other UK destinations and parts of Europe. There is a railway station at Inverness, with mainline and a sleeper service to London.( Euston and Kings Cross)



The Gardens and Woodlands

Covering some 25 acres ,Scatwell House enjoys beautiful gardens and woodland walks,rich in both flora and fauna. The grounds have a variety of trees from all corners of the globe,many of them labeled to aid identification. Some of the more unusual include Lawson Cypress (NW America),Sawara Cypress( Japan),Vilmorins Rowan (W China),Nootka Cypress (Canada) as well as the some fine examples of the more widly known such as Oak,Beech,Ash,Lime and Elm.( The trees are mentioned in the book “Trees of the Northern Highlands” by John Miller.


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Being situated in the heart of Strathconnan the bird life is as varied as it it numerous. Last year (2013) 53 species were recorded including a variety of Buntings, Warblers, and the more favourite garden birds. In addition we had some interesting visitors this last year such as Golden Eagle, Scottish Crossbill, Red Kites, Crested Tit, Waxwing, Wryneck, Osprey, Perigrine Falcon, Merlin and Hen Harrier.


Bird life at Scatwell House


There is also a Victorian walled garden which hosts a variety of Plants and Fruit Trees as well as a very large Victorian Glasshouse. (This is currently under restoration with an aim to restoring its functionality)