The Inchmarlo Retirement Village comprises the Care Home, housed in Inchmarlo House, a Georgian B-listed mansion house, magnificent parkland and several neighbourhoods situated within the 100 acre estate. There are currently approximately 200 homes spread across nine neighbourhoods, ranging from one bedroom apartments to four bedroom detached houses with their own driveway and garage.
The neighbourhoods are:
- Queen Victoria Park
- Garden Wood
- The Courtyard
- East Park
- Prince Albert Way
The estate features many fine specimens of beautiful plants, attractive flowers and spectacular trees which make up this stunning garden paradise.
The estate is abundant with Azaleas and Rhododendrons and have been open on the third Sunday in May under Scotland’s Gardens scheme for over 50 years. Funds raised are shared between Scotland’s Gardens’ Charities and Inchmarlo’s designated charities, Alzheimer Scotland and the Forget-Me-Not Club of Banchory.
This secure and secluded retirement village also features well maintained private roads providing easy access to Home Owners’ homes.
Inchmarlo has numerous walks scattered throughout the 100 acre Estate through landscaped housing developments and woodland paths within the 6 acre Woodland Garden. Seating is provided at various points.
To the south-east of Westfield is the Duck Pond, which provides a popular venue for visiting grandchildren to feed the ducks.
The Company chose to retain the Pet Cemetery which was installed over 150 years ago by previous owners of the Inchmarlo Estate.
Inchmarlo encourages Home Owners to bring their pets to Inchmarlo with them. Their pets, if desired, can be buried within the cemetery. Many have their own headstone showing the companionship that pets have brought to their owners over the years.
The Main Drive
The 1930’s Lodge House stands proud at the entrance to the Inchmarlo Retirement Village and marks the beginning of the main drive that provides access to each of our neighbourhoods and leads ultimately to the stunning Georgian Mansion – Inchmarlo House.
So famous were the gardens at Inchmarlo that Queen Victoria instructed her coachman to drive through Inchmarlo on her way to and from Balmoral, which is why one of the roads through the Estate is known as ‘the Queen’s Drive’.
From the Main Drive you can see some of the tallest trees in Britain as well as an array of trees, shrubs and flowers. It is this beautiful environment that makes our retirement village so special.
The main drive is dominated by 4 Chamaecytaris trees known as “The Three Ladies in Crinoline”. According to the Tree Register, the 6 acre Woodland Garden contains some of the largest specimen trees in Britain, some over 50 metres tall.
“The beautiful grounds, especially the gardens and magnificent trees, give endless pleasure, and the wildlife with its rich variety is a constant source of interest.”
Pinefield Home Owner