Category: Sleep

River Cottage, Luss, Loch Lomond

| May 6, 2015 | Reply
River Cottage, Luss, Loch Lomond

Like many people, I am often guilty of rushing past the west shore of Loch Lomond on as I push on to the Highlands on the busy A82. I was recently lucky enough to stay at in the picturesque village of Luss. Here quaint cottages, historic churches, riverside walks and the bonnie bonnie banks of […]

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Ballathie House Hotel, Perthshire

| May 6, 2015 | Reply
Ballathie House Hotel, Perthshire

The long private drive through the leafy grounds hints at the grandeur to come to at Ballathie House Hotel. A real country house hotel, the public rooms boast roaring fires and floor to ceiling windows that look out over the manicured lawns and River Tay beyond. The first time we visited Ballathie we stayed in […]

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Aikwood Tower, Selkirk

| January 12, 2015 | Reply
Aikwood Tower, Selkirk

We spent the 90-minute drive to Aikwood Tower, just outside the Borders town of Selkirk, telling the children that we were staying in our own castle. conjuring up stories of knights, princes and princesses. We may have been exaggerating, but this 16th century tower surpassed my high expectations right from the start. Luxurious and Unique […]

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Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles, Scottish Borders

| February 3, 2014 | Reply
Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles, Scottish Borders

Tucked into a fold of rolling hills in the Scottish Borders between the market towns of Peebles and Galashiels, the four star Cardrona Hotel is a great family-friendly base for exploring this picturesque region. The surrounding area replete with attractive towns and stunning countryside offers plenty to do. Brilliantly one of Europe’s leading mountain bike […]

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Kilfinan House, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll

| January 15, 2013 | Reply
Kilfinan House, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll

Self-catering escapes in Scotland have never been more popular and it is easy to see why at Kilfinan House. This is the ideal place to hide away from the world and indeed from the vagaries of the wild weather than often ravages through this remote corner of Argyll. The brilliant thing for me about this […]

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The Chester Residence, Edinburgh

| November 20, 2012 | Reply
The Chester Residence, Edinburgh

Many visitors wander around Edinburgh’s New Town goggle eyed at the spectacular Georgian sandstone buildings that soar from the historic streets. They can only dream of living inside one of these tall ceiling, big window palatial abodes at the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. That is until now. Now that is […]

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Luxury Self Catering in the Scottish Highlands

| November 20, 2012 | Reply
Luxury Self Catering in the Scottish Highlands

Self catering has always been a tempting option for a holiday with the freedom it allows, not to mention the privacy. There have not always been a glut of luxury self catering options in Scotland, though mercifully that has all started to change especially north of the Highland Boundary Fault. Here are some properties that tick […]

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Stonefield Castle Hotel, Tarbert, Argyll

| November 12, 2012 | Reply
Stonefield Castle Hotel, Tarbert, Argyll

Not many Scottish hotels enjoy a location as stunning as Stonefield Castle Hotel. Tucked just a couple of miles outside Tarbert on the northern cusp of the Kintyre Peninsula this retreat reclines in thick forest and lush vegetation, with sweeping views out over the shimmering waters of Loch Fyne towards the Cowal Peninsula. The Stunning […]

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Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

| November 12, 2012 | Reply
Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

Knockinaam Lodge is tucked in its own wee hollow right down by the shores of the Irish Sea on the Rhins of Galloway in Dumfries and Galloway. Portpatrick is the closest town just to the north while the Mull of Galloway and Scotland’s southernmost point lies a scenic drive in the other direction. Knockinaam Lodge Enjoys […]

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The Peat Inn, By Cupar, Fife

| November 9, 2012 | Reply
The Peat Inn, By Cupar, Fife

The Peat Inn lies tucked in deepest Fife, but only an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and easily accessible from the M90. It is housed in the hamlet of Peat Inn, which has grown up around this historic inn. The seaside villages of Lower Largo and St. Monans are just a short drive away to the […]

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