The Anam Cara retreat centre is located just outside Inverness in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The centre is set in seven acres of land which offers a delightful network of paths through a rich and varied landscape. There is also an extensive wooded area and a sheltered fruit and vegetable garden embodying permaculture principles.
Accommodation comprises of caravans which have been significantly modified, set into the earth, insulated and externally clad with timber, and bordered with a live ‘fence’ of willow. Each can accommodate five people mostly in single rooms.
Nutritious, wholesome, vegetarian meals are provided; with special diets catered for on request. Organic produce is used as availability allows – an evergrowing proportion of which is produced in Anam Cara’s own garden. All meals are prepared by experienced cooks, with participants assisting in the ‘Helping Hands’ wash up rota.
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