Hawthorn Restaurant, Benderloch, Oban

Passing trade is something that Hawthorn Restaurant cannot exploit, although with kerb appeal in bucket-loads and a frontage which prompts inquisitiveness, it sits in the Benderloch countryside, 8 miles north of Oban. The village of Benderloch’s derives it’s name from Beinn eadar dà loch, meaning … [Read more...]

Birchlea Lodge, Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway

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...]

The Blue Goose Country Pub, Edinburgh

Hurrah it’s Sunday! My thoughts precisely when the end of last week arrived, following six days of cramming, evening work and ultimately, ticking items off my ever-expanding “To Do” list. For me, for this week anyway, Sunday was going to be our day of rest and relaxation. An invite to The Blue … [Read more...]

The Water of Leith Cafe Bistro, Leith, Edinburgh

A delightful little, unassuming coffee house on Leith’s Coburg Street, where we enjoyed delicious, fresh coffee and home baking from the comfort of a large leather couch. Lovely, friendly staff and a relaxed, easy atmosphere make this a perfect stop off for a cup of tea or leisurely … [Read more...]