House of Gods Hotel, Edinburgh

“Oh what a night…” I can’t think of House of Gods without this classic playing out in my head. If the hype was to be believed, I was lined up for an exceptional experience at Edinburgh’s very own indulgent extravagance, belting out opulence from the very unassuming Cowgate, in the literal depths … [Read more...]

Cromlix House Hotel, Perthshire

There is something about country houses which primes your relaxation mode. Perhaps the typically vast, open spaces, the sheer beauty of the building or the historical grandeur; whatever it is, stresses vanish, replaced by calm and all is good in the world of a country house retreat. Cromlix is no … [Read more...]

Mansion @ The Meadows by The Edinburgh Address

Familiar with the properties, which typify the name of The Edinburgh Address, I was happy to accept an invite to one of their most recent additions; The Mansion @ The Meadows. Vastly varying in style, era and architecture, each of the homes in their portfolio offer a certain standard, which … [Read more...]

A BLiSSful trip through central Scotland and Briar Cottages, Lochearnhead

Touring Scotland quite often poses a dilemma of where to go, what to do, when to see it; if only because we are somewhat spoiled for choice with regards ‘musts’ to do, see, stay, taste and generally experience. That’s why BLiSS is so fabulous; straddling two neighbouring regions, with a focus on … [Read more...]

Braid Apartments by Mansley, Thistle Street, Edinburgh

The popularity for serviced apartments continues to grow and the trend of this particular accommodation type shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. City centre properties perform particularly well in this area for obvious reasons and Edinburgh’s Braid Apartments are no different. Purchased … [Read more...]

Glen Clova Hotel and Luxury Lodges, Clova, Angus Glens.

Picture the perfect Scottish retreat…. It probably includes rolling hills and glens, glassy lochs, a cosy log cabin, perhaps a hot tub with a view and private sauna thrown in to complete the picture. All of the above is encapsulated at the Glen Clova Hotel and Luxury Lodges; throw in a … [Read more...]

The Station Hotel, Rothes

It isn’t the first time love for an old building provoked an emotional response and it certainly won’t be the last; the decision for Richard and Heather Forsyth to renovate a tired Rothes Hotel most certainly came from the heart. The beautiful sandstone of the Station Hotel shines bright in the … [Read more...]

Douneside House Hotel, Aboyne, Royal Deeside

Fresh from a win at the prestigious Scottish Hotel Awards, Douneside House extended an invite to Must Visit Scotland, to bask in their glory and enjoy a 6-course tasting menu with wines, crafted by Head Chef, David Butters, on whose merits, Douneside was awarded ‘Hotel Chef of the Year 2018.’ It … [Read more...]

The Panoramic Penthouse Apartment, Quartermile, Edinburgh

Rarely does the perfect balance of demand and opportunity present itself; but when it does, and that opportunity involves a property as perfectly apt as The Panoramic Penthouse Apartment, all is right with the world. Invited by Canadian travel publication; Drift Magazine, to write an article … [Read more...]

Banchory Lodge Hotel, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

If my advance communications with Banchory Lodge was, in any way, representative of what to expect from a stay at this, Grade-II listed Georgian building, I knew that I would not be disappointed. Helpful, accommodating and obliging, nothing was too much effort for this close team of hospitality … [Read more...]