Rewilding my life

If you have ever wanted to run away to the wilds of Scotland and stay, I invite you to come along as I share the story of life at The Gardener's Cottage.  

Beginning in April 2019 I started my next great adventure in a cottage and greenhouse beside a mostly unloved walled garden of a slightly wild estate on the west coast of Scotland.  I'll attempt to rewild and reroot myself while I search for a slower, more sustainable life with a deeper connection to a place that I've longed for.  I'll wander the five hundred acres of the estate, including visiting the standing stones and neolithic cairn, introducing myself and my sheepdog Alfred to the ancient trees in the woodland and the seals that visit the loch shores.   I'll begin to explore Scotland and my ancestral connection to this land and see where that takes me.

I aim to steward and curate a space that creates restfulness and supports creativity and sustainability for myself and my guests.  Each month I send my Patrons (you can subscribe for as little as $10 USD per month) an old fashioned letter in the mail with musings and lessons from the journey, what I'm learning about the land and creatures that call it home, and just generally trying to root myself into this new way of life.  Subscribe here to receive your first letter this month! 



Use the excuse of Valentine's Day to gift someone you love (including yourself) a little Wild Rest experience at The Gardeners Cottage this year. 

Package includes:

  •  Three nights stay here at The Gardeners Cottage, all meals included.

  • Glasgow Airport or Dunoon Ferry Terminal (for those who come by train) pick up and return.  

  • A Day Spa experience at the beautiful Portavadie Spa including a 55 minute treatment and access to all the facilities including the heated infinity pool overlooking Loch Fyne.  (Transport to and from the spa).


All for just £499.00  


Your guest won't have to worry about driving or shopping or thinking about anything logistical.  That in itself is one of the most restful experiences you can offer anyone!   The Cottage is nestled next to the walled garden of a traditional Scottish estate on the edge of Loch Fyne.  During your stay you can wander the grounds, enjoy the multiple beaches, ancient woodlands, and even visit some standing stones!


The Cottage is about 2 hours from Glasgow.  Gift vouchers need to be used by September 30, 2020.  Preferred dates will be subject to availability.  We'll coordinate the available spa treatment menu with the preferred dates.  


The private accommodation is within the Gardeners Cottage, but is located in its own wing of the house and includes a private double bedroom and shower room.  The room has it's own access to outdoors as well as a small patio.  


Message me here if you are interested and we'll get the experience underway for your lucky recipient. 


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