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  • Published on Friday, 14 April 2017
HAPPY EASTER :)

Happy Easter

 

Are you all set for the chocolate holiday?

Tigh Beag has done incredibly well since its launch a few months ago – our guests have absolutely raved about it, here are a few comments:

“The home is amazing!! The views are incredible and breathtaking. The house came with a book full of recommendations about the area and about the house, which was super helpful. The home itself is exquisite and very cozy.”

“We stayed in Tigh Beag for a couple of nights for my mum's birthday. We absolutely loved the cottage, the pictures do not do it justice! The view was excellent and it was extremely well equipped. The beds were really comfortable and the Conaglen staff were very friendly and helpful during our stay. I would highly recommend this property and we hope you return again for longer!”

“My friends and I stayed here for two nights and we wish we had stayed for longer. The house exceeded our expectations, was beautifully kept and in an excellently secluded location. The rooms are very spacious and we all appreciated having 4 bathrooms at hand during our stay. Waking up in the morning and looking out of the window at the stunning view was enough to want to come back. We all enjoyed our stay and would definitely consider returning in the future.”

“The house is absolutely lovely and typically british! We enjoyed staying there because of all the space in it. Of course the house was perfectly clean and everything is provided in it. Perfect if you're looking for a quiet stay in Scotland. The check in is easy and well explained, it may be better to arrive during the day than at night to see the house! Definitely recommended!”

“Thank you for providing everything as listed on your description, the house had everything we needed during our stay. The house was spotless and to find milk and bread on our arrival was brilliant as we had forgotten to pick some up on the way there. in the evenings it was blissfully quiet, we all slept great in the very comfortable beds. A beautiful place with one of the best views we've had from a holiday house. We were privileged enough to see white tailed sea eagles on two occasions! Had lovely walks in Glen Nevis and also around the west coast. Nothing to fault at all, would stay here again sometime hopefully in the near future.”

Tour de Yorkshire again this year – Stage 1 on 28 April 2017 ending in Scarborough North Bay – our yellow and blue bike is already up in support of this fabulous event.

Lots more guest comments for all our cottages on our website http://www.countrycottageholiday.com/guest-comments

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Come and visit soon

April 2017

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  • Published on Friday, 14 October 2016
Newsletter Oct 2016

As one holiday season ends, so another begins … Halloween, Half Term and Christmas/New Year just around the corner!  If you’re thinking of getting away at all, we still have some availability left – call us on +44 (0)1723 373461 and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. We have just had a last minute availability open up for THE BOATHOUSE and SWALLOW COTTAGE this week commencing 15/16 October – call us now for a very last minute dash to the lovely Black Isle.

Our new addition, Tigh Beag on the gorgeous Conaglen Estate, is ready and waiting for your visit …

This newly built 4 bedroom holiday cottage is set in the West Highlands, with spectacular southerly views across Loch Linnhe. Spacious, secluded and extremely comfortable, it is the ideal place for a romantic, active or relaxing Scottish countryside escape.

The Conaglen Estate has breathtaking scenery, great walking and cycling from the doorstep, a thriving population of red deer, its own Highland cattle and ponies, varied coastal bird life and a growing number of red squirrels. There are white-sand beaches within an hour's drive and numerous options for day-trips – from Glencoe and Mull to Ice Factor (a world-class climbing wall) and the Nevis Range mountain biking trails. Golf courses and ski slopes lie within an hour.

A date for your diaries … It's just been announced that Yorkshire will be hosting the 2019 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Championships:

“Yorkshire has shown it can host world class events with the Grand Départ, the Tour de Yorkshire and now the county has been chosen to host the UCI Road World Championships in 2019. This will be 12 races over eight days in this nine day event. We have got the scenery, we have got the warm welcome and we know we can bring the crowds. We will put on an event to remember - the 2019 UCI Road World Championships will be one to go down in history!” Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire.

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See you soon!

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  • Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016

How about these for 'Before' and 'After' pics? our lovely (and ever popular) Boathouse has just become available mid August so give us a call if you fancy a trip to the Rosehaugh Estate on the Black Isle, near Inverness, Scotland, this summer :)

    

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  • Published on Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Now that the Bluebells and Green Alkanet are flowering beside the road to Bay Farm, it is time to visit Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe near Gairloch on the North-West coast of Scotland.  Choose a day when the weather is dull and grey in the East and it will probably be fine and sunny on the West.

Inverewe is a very special place.  The Magnolias and the Handkerchief Tree are now in flower, and so are the lovely Azaleas along the front drive. These gardens were created by Osgood Mackenzie in the nineteenth century and have matured into a unique collection of plants and trees from all over the world. Take a look at the images on www.wikipedia.org.inverewe

Osgood Mackenzie was the third son of Sir Francis Mackenzie, the twelfth Laird of Gairloch in Wester Ross.  When Osgood was 20 years old in 1862, his mother purchased the Estate of Inverewe and Kernsary for him to give him something to do. He spent the rest of his life creating a truly remarkable garden with plants he gathered on his travels abroad. Osgood Mackenzie died in 1922. He wrote a book about his life in the Highlands called “A Hundred Years In The Highlands”, which gives a fascinating impression of what it was like for a Highlander in the nineteenth century. For instance, he describes how the local inhabitants built the road from Gairloch to Loch Maree during the Potato Famine in 1846. My father once told me that he travelled along that road from Achnasheen to Gairloch in 1911. It is one of my favourite roads in Scotland.

Inverewe Gardens have been well looked after by The National Trust for Scotland since 1952 and Mackenzie’s old House has just been renovated to house an exhibition showing the history of the Estate.

Poolewe is about 2 hours by road from Bay Farm via Loch Maree.  Go there and spend an after-noon exploring the gardens, and visit the exhibition. You will not regret it.

Colin Heape