Minimoon hot spot The Invergarry is awarded five-star status

Nailing the five-star milestone before any guest has even darkened the door is quite the achievement but The Invergarry, a new self-catering pad in Royal Deeside, has pulled off a transformative refurbishment.

Converted from an Edwardian gardener’s cottage close to the River Dee and with views across to Birsenmore Hill and Craigendinnie, The Invergarry has been restored, extended and treated to fresh interior design. Now, there’s a luxury kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, as well as floor-to-ceiling glass and a wall of bi-folding doors taking full advantage of the surrounding countryside vista.

“When we first saw the place, it was in much need of TLC,” says owner Sheila Fraser. “We had a vision of how we could bring it back to life and felt there was a definite gap in the market for something upmarket, with its own identity and style in this area. We’ve thrown in some romantic and quirky features, but only those who stay will find out what they are.”

Spoiler alert: there’s a wet room with doors out to the garden and a minimoon-ready hot tub.