Category: Argyll & Perthshire

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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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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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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Hazel Cottage, Loch Awe, Argyll

| October 25, 2012 | Reply
Hazel Cottage, Loch Awe, Argyll

Hazel Cottage reclines on a tree-lined bank just back from the shores of Loch Awe, Scotland’s longest inland loch, and easily one of its prettiest. A scenic but straightforward drive from the Central Belt and a hop, skip and a jump to Oban and the world of ferry opportunities that opens up. Stunning Location Right […]

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The Butler’s Quarters at Ardkinglas

| October 19, 2012 | 2 Replies
The Butler’s Quarters at Ardkinglas

Up over the ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ from Loch Lomond, this oasis reclines amidst the grand old trees of the Ardkinglas Estate. Ardkinglas House itself stands right on the shores of sinewy Loch Fyne offering sweeping views of the famous loch, while the Butler’s Quarters lies tucked away on the ground floor of the house. […]

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Blair Castle Woodland Lodges, Highland Perthshire

| October 18, 2012 | Reply
Blair Castle Woodland Lodges, Highland Perthshire

Tucked just off the A9 in Highland Perthshire at the heart of Atholl Estates in Blair Castle. One of Scotland’s most attractive castles also enjoys a stunning natural setting, surrounded by a fold of hills, glen and woodland. The Castle and its woodland lodges are just a short drive north of Pitlochry and easily accessible […]

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Portavadie Marina, Argyll

| August 21, 2012 | Reply
Portavadie Marina, Argyll

So marinas are just for avid yachties. Right? Wrong. Stunning Portavadie Marina in deepest, wildest Argyll is a world class marina, but also offers a remarkable array of accommodation, from posh backpacker dorms through to stylish luxury apartments and on to one of the most romantic escapes for a honeymoon couple imaginable. And that is […]

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Ardeonaig Hotel, Nr Killin

| August 21, 2012 | Reply
Ardeonaig Hotel, Nr Killin

In the 19th century Victorian travellers used to flock to the trains that ran all the way up to the banks of epic Loch Tay and then join the steamers that plied its silvery waters so that they could appreciate the stunning scenery that Highland Perthshire offers in such wild abundance. These days the trains […]

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Cloag Farm Cottages, Perth

| August 21, 2012 | Reply
Cloag Farm Cottages, Perth

Perthshire is famous for its high class hotels, country house retreats and posh hunting, shooting and fishing lodges, but there is another side to one of Scotland’s most alluring regions too. You can opt for a simple self catering escape instead. A great value option that allows you to save some cash. Money that you […]

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