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  • Published on Monday, 06 November 2017
Christmas break?

Christmas Day is exactly 7 weeks today - I know I know!  Turkeys will be cooking, there will be wrapping paper and mince pie crumbs everywhere, and general merriment will ensue.  There is always lots going on during the Christmas holidays too.  Here in Scarborough, Boxing Day is great fun and starts with The Fishermen & Firemen's Boxing Day football match around 10:30 on the beach - this is Scarborough's oldest surviving custom. The annual fancy-dress raft race starts around 12:30 - absolutely hilarious watching people 'race' on their home-made rafts - all for charity so well worth it!  The atmosphere in town is buzzing all through the Christmas period of course with Christmas Markets and Santa's Grotto.  Our Bay Farm cottages in Scotland, or Thwaite Cottages near Barnard Castle, are the answer if you want beautiful countryside, views and peace and quiet.  At Bay Farm, you won't be too far from Inverness if you want to jolly it up a a little too ;) and at Thwaite Cottages you are not too far from Durham for a nice evening out.  So, if you are thinking of going away for Christmas, who you gonna call? :)

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  • Published on Friday, 14 April 2017

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.

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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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