Hi, my name is Maxine and I'm the proud owner of West & East Cally Lodges, I thought it may interest you to know a little bit about my background and the renovations done on both lodges over the past 20 years.
I’m a British photographic stylist and interior designer with more than 30yrs experience creating rooms seen in magazines and homes around the country. I’m also the author of ‘Interior Colour Revolution’ a unique tool for choosing and using colour as well as a keen ice dancer, gardener and motor rally enthusiast. I've tried to use all my expertise to make the lodges as true to their period as possible whilst still providing all the comforts of home.
I bought West Lodge about 20 years ago having only visited the area for a brief time but instantly fell in love with Gatehouse and the Galloway Hills. In March 2017 I bought East Lodge and spent the past year in full renovation mode. Although there's been many ups and downs, I'm hopeful they'll bring much needed rest and relaxation to all my guests.
In future blogs I'll go into a bit more detail on the renovations and post some pictures but please do come back as you'll be surprised by some of the work and the findings we made.