Category: Sleep

Newly Revamped Highland Hideaway

| February 20, 2020 | Reply
Newly Revamped Highland Hideaway

Is your image of Scottish youth hostels still stuck in the ancient past when dorms were the only option and communal chores were the norm? Well the new wave of impressively revamped hostels across the country from Hostelling Scotland (the catchier new name for the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association) will come as a massive surprise. […]

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Dundee Celebrates the 100th Hotel Indigo

| August 29, 2019 | Reply
Dundee Celebrates the 100th Hotel Indigo

It’s fitting that design led boutique brand Hotel Indigo chose to open a hotel in Dundee. This is after all the city that UNESCO proclaimed their first ever official City of Design. It is a Scottish hub built upon a classic design past and a sparkling design present and future. Boasting a hotbed of creative […]

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Luxury Escape on a Family-run Farm in Fife

| April 6, 2018 | Reply
Luxury Escape on a Family-run Farm in Fife

The Why Recline with wood burning stoves and hot tubs in luxury self-catering accommodation. All set on a working farm amongst the rolling hills of Fife. A truly unique feature is the equestrian centre where you can stable and ride your own horse. The Where At Lindores in North Fife near the village of Newburgh, just a […]

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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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