Dunvarlich House, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

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Much is spoken of Living History both from an educational and enjoyment perspective. Dunvarlich House is, not only a delightfully warm, welcoming and spatially vast holiday home but quite possibly the best preserved and authentic piece of living history I personally, have experienced. A classic … [Read more...]

The Mill at Lewinshope, Yarrow Valley, Selkirkshire

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Familiar as I am with the Scottish Borders, the breathtaking inland scenery of Scotland’s borderlands never ceases to impress. Completely identifiable, with bursts of lowland and flat pastures contrasted against hillside towns and villages with beautiful forest-lined backdrops, it offers a unique … [Read more...]

The Scott Apartment, Edinburgh

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In esteemed company indeed, albeit 200 years apart, the geographical location matched and I was in awe of spending time at one of the known homes in Edinburgh of the great literally wonder that is Sir Walter Scott. Historical novelist playwright and poet, famed throughout the globe, Scots born … [Read more...]

Appin Holiday Homes, Appin, near Oban, Argyll

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Appin Holiday Homes offer a welcoming self-catering stay in a picturesque and fascinating location, between Oban and Fort William, overlooking the mystical Sea-Loch of Loch Creran. Only minutes from the West Coast, Glencoe is also just a short drive away and some of the best scenery Scotland has to … [Read more...]

Birchlea Lodge, Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway

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Birchlea is a superior, well-appointed and luxurious log cabin in a picturesque setting near the seaside village of Kippford and on the edge of beautiful National Trust land. The forest lodge is constructed from Norwegian pine trees, extending to its encompassing verandas, from which panoramic … [Read more...]

Lagnakeil Highland Lodges

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There could be no more scenic a location, than the glen side hills on which Lagnakeil Highland Lodges stand. Sited to take full advantage of the stunning West Coast scenery, Lagnakeil’s little gathering of lodges and cottages is a peaceful retreat and photographer’s dream. A Highland home in … [Read more...]

Press Mains Cottages, Coldingham

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“Relaxed, peaceful haven”, they said....”watch wildlife from your bedroom”, sounded like the remedy to a difficult few weeks and a short trot away from my last visit in the Scottish Borders, Press Mains Cottages was my oasis for the soul, if only for one night. Absorbed in the Berwickshire … [Read more...]

Dundream, Kirkcolm, Stranraer

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Do you ever dream of escaping to a beautifully remote, idyllic retreat, far away from reality with spectacular views and a wealth of varied wildlife for company? I did precisely that when I explored Scotland’s south-west recently and discovered my Xanadu in Dundream – the soul of rural … [Read more...]

Hilton Coylumbridge Lodges, Aviemore

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This place really ticks all the boxes for a relaxing but activity packed holiday in the heart of the Highlands. Somewhere which manages to cater fully for children at the same time, offering exclusive grown up areas, takes the prize in my book. Our lodge, Scandinavian in appearance, is our … [Read more...]