SCOTLAND AT IT'S BEST
During the past few months, thanks to my clients heightened interest, I've become a wee bit of a Scotland holiday expert! From touring the North Coast 500, cruising over to the Orkney Isles and how best to avoid the summer midges. All in all I've learnt Scotland has a fantastic amount to offer, incredible white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, history, gin distilleries, whisky tasting, scenery, wildlife, golf, walks and food. I have thoroughly enjoyed this staycation geography lesson.
Step back in time for an immersive escape up North, offering the much needed seclusion and solitude of Scotland’s bountiful wilderness. The authentic properties and warm-hearted locals will charm you at every stop, highlighting their love for tradition and cultural heritage. Stay at luxurious properties as a perfect hideaway to reconnect with those who matter most, while visiting fairy-tale castles steeped in history perched upon pristine lochs and jagged mountainscapes. You may also wish to slow your travel to a more romantic pace, harkening back to a luxurious past as you are propelled through valley and vale by Belmond's iconic Royal Scotsman train. Booking ahead for 2022 is now recommended, giving you something exciting to look forward to with loved ones, although you may find space during 2021 if your dates are flexible. I am here to support you from start to finish to Haste Ye Back to Scotland’s coastal shores.
For a taste of adventure and getting off the beaten path, Scotland has incredible opportunities out at sea: whether spotting basking sharks underwater, mastering the art of fishing with an expert ghillie, sea kayaking or sailing, make the most of their pristine and undisturbed coastline. On land, enjoy foraging your fresh ingredients with a head chef, trekking or cycling through beautiful countryside, or dining outdoors under the stars - every experience will enthrall you. Don’t leave without a bespoke kilt fitting as your ultimate souvenir!
Family Fun at Gleneagles
True to its name as the ‘Glorious Playground,’ Gleneagles is a quintessential British statement inspired by roaring 20’s heritage, to keep families and couples entertained from the moment they step foot in this luxurious country estate. A lush ecosystem surrounds three championship golf courses and equestrian stables, with options to fly Harris hawks, train gun-dogs, partake in shooting and off-road driving. During the half-term, the Little Glen & Den programme teaches kids a love for the outdoors; from building shelter and nature frames, hunting for bugs, or texture rubbing - they will treasure these experiences forever.
Hebridean Sea Safari & Glenapp Castle
Glenapp Castle has a wonderful secret for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure: the Glenapp boat whisks you away on a Hebridean Sea Safari, offering a glimpse of coastal castles, stunning uninhabited islands, magnificent sea and birdlife, a fresh seafood lunch, and luxury glamping at a remote beach to really get away from it all. With your own private chef, dining under the stars whilst warmed by a dram against the sound of waves will surely titillate the senses! Compliment this with nights at their hidden estate in Ayrshire, whose ornate interiors and magical forests and gardens will urge you to return and call it your home.
Set in a 19th century abode, Inverlochy Castle is tucked in a discreet valley of the Scottish Highlands, where the falls of Glen Nevis, sparkling blue loch and mountains of Glencoe will speak to your soul. Indulge in their renowned restaurant which is an exceptional experience in itself, with Albert and Michel Roux Jr. displaying their culinary mastery as they feature modern British cuisine with French influences. The Gate Lodge offers the ultimate privacy for your family retreat, choosing from activities such as wildlife & photography tours, whitewater rafting, clay pigeon shooting, off-road driving or skiing at Nevis' range during the winter.
If you'd like to plan your Scottish adventure get in touch with me.