What makes The Glen, Diana and Guy Scott’s manor house close to the coast at Kilbrittain, so special? It’s not simply the beauty of the house, although it is very beautiful, or its impressive vintage: it dates from 1860, and is appropriately creeper-clad. It’s not even Diana’s capacious skills as hostess, at which she is the best. No, there is something else going on here, in this beautiful house, which unfolds itself at the end of a long avenue of mature trees, just a stone’s throw from the sea.
The Glen is one of those places that seem to tap into our need and desire for nostalgia, so there is something fundamentally primal about it. You might have been reared in an elegant Gorbals tenement, but when you step in the door of The Glen you will feel you not only belong here, you will feel you were somehow born here.