This year was yet another busy one and our best so far. Though, compared with the same time last year, it looks like 2019 is going to be even more successful. There aren't many free weeks left in the peak months (a snapshot of bookings as of 10 Dec 18): Week Cottage Heather Fern 06-Apr-19 [...]
A new boiler system and oil storage tank fitted during the middle of last month, preparing for Winter. Some nice views for one day whilst visiting.
Some pictures from a recent working visit. Some painting and general tidy up. The sheep in the field at the back of the cottage have started lambing this last week. Local wild birds visiting too. The weather has started improving, lovely views over the last 3 days. Quick view of vacancies left: May 12th to 19th [...]
The cottages have now both been equipped with 60/40 Fridge-freezers, replacing the fridges with small ice boxes. Already equipped with washing machines and dishwashers, there's no room left for any other major kitchen appliances. So we've no made part of the barn into a utility room that guest can use, fitted with a new 10kg tumble dryer.
Up at cottages going some work in preparation for Visit Scotland's grading visit in 2 weeks. Yesterday morning was a cold start but it brightened up later, great scenery.
This time last year, we only had about 3-5 bookings for the peak summer periods. We’re obviously doing something right, we’re getting returning guests and lots of new ones, 13 bookings over same season currently, with others outside these dates. More people booking early. Thinking of booking? Particularly for multiple weeks/both cottages for family gatherings, availability [...]
Wishing all our past and future guests a Happy New Year. Things already looking better than last year at this time for us, with bookings trebled, wow. We must be doing something right. August '18 is already starting to fill up. We’re almost finished with recent round of refurbishments and upgrades; all bedrooms now with [...]
Travelling up to the cottage Saturday night (18th Nov 17), to do some maintenance work and awaiting delivery of new tumble dryer and fridge/freezers (replacing the old fridges). Hope the weather stays reasonable so we can do some painting and wood protection work outside.
We started in March with improvements to Heather cottage, with new Oak furniture in the bedrooms plus new mattresses too, see earlier posts. In May we replaced the sofa-bed in Heather too. Then in early October we put new Oak furniture in the bedrooms of Fern cottage and new mattresses too. In mid October, we replaced the roof [...]
Despite the time of year, at the end of October it was almost a summer's day with the weather. Plus we had daily visitors as company for breakfast.