Outside

Contemplating  in Nature

We have acquired a garden that has been much loved and cared for by a previous owner, having year round interest with daily surprises, from a carpet of snowdrops, to a pond, to a raspberry patch. The inner garden extends to an acre with five acres of surrounding paddocks, now cut with paths and planted with 1600 indigenous trees inviting you to walk the land. The land includes spaces dedicated to the elements – Air – Earth – Fire – Water, with intentional seating spots and an 11m labyrinth based on a medieval layout for quiet contemplation and inner inquiry. Lots of space to observe and immerse yourself in nature, and to appreciate the stunning, panoramic views to the Ochils in the North, and Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps to the West. Over the years we have been building a wellbeing trail which is an ideal setting for complementary, external art installations -if you are an artist who would like to display in and sell your works in such a setting please get in touch

To see how the house sits in the land an arial photograph is available.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts

Rachel Carson

 

Inside

Once a gamekeepers cottage Cherry Tree Lodge has been lovingly renovated and extended to provide modern, comfortable accommodation whilst maintaining the homely character of the original building.

To get an overall idea of the layout and size of the rooms a floor plan is available.

Sleeping

Seven light and spacious twin bedrooms – four of which can be made up as superkings, sleeping 14, themed around water, mountains and forest each with a mix of private, shared and en-suite bathrooms and  a stunning view of the Scottish countryside.

Relaxing

We invite you to make yourself at home; the space is yours while you are here. We ask guests to use digital devices in their rooms and whilst being a television free space, we do have an extensive and eclectic library of books, games, CD’s and DVD’s which you can borrow from during your stay. The space is unsuitable for small children.

 

Just want to sit and relax? – Take your pick from the lounge/group room, the veranda, the library, the patio or the sun room…

You are welcome to join in the daily morning meditation or you can use the meditation room for your own practice  or Yoga whenever it is available. We have a well-being cupboard with lots of guided meditation cd’s. We also have an eclectic library for you to enjoy. As a B&B guest you can use the multifunction studio for artistic creation offering a donation for materials used or for yoga and dance or an additional meditation space.

At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I’ve made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills

Ringo Starr

Group Space

The group space is flexible to cater for art, yoga, meditation, bodywork and even team retreats. There are two group focal points outside with the 11m diameter labyrinth and the popular fire pit. There are three insdie group spaces; the main group room, studio outbuilding and the meditation room with plenty of breakout seating areas.

Cherry Tree Lodge Taster Tour

If you would like to get a feel for what we are about, you are welcome to join one of our regular tours where you will hear about what we have been doing since we arrived, what is happening now and the potential plans for the future. You will also hear about the people and organisations that have been involved so far – maybe you will be one of those involved on an ongoing basis in the future. Just by being on the tour you will be a part of what is happening here. You can check the date of our next tour here.  

Walking and exploring the area

 From here you can walk up the Black Devon valley towards Knockhill. There are plenty of walks within a short driving distance: Dollar Glen, the Fife Coastal Path, Glen Devon and the Ochils, Loch Leven and many more.

Whether coming for B&B or extending your stay before or after a retreat here you will find plenty to see and do in the local area.