Google+ Rent a Cottage Scotland: 2013

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Cottage Scotland visit to Arbroath Marina

Cottage Scotland visit to Arbroath Marina 
Mild weather on the day of my visit to the old harbour on the Shore Arbroath Angus





Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Rent a Cottage Scotland Amazon Local Whisky Tasting Session

Rent a Cottage Scotland Amazon Local Whisky Tasting Session



One and a Half Hour Whisky Tasting Session
Drinking Classes

The Whisky Mavericks experience is a free thinking and fun look at the wonderful world ofuisge beatha - the water of life (that’s ‘whisky’ to the layman). Your whistle-stop tour of all things whisky will see you being guided through production methods and history (and some of the crazy stories that accompany this gorgeous elixir). Give the perfect gift this Christmas to the whiskey lover in your life with today's fantastic deal.
£24 (regular price £65) for a Whisky Mavericks tasting class for one
£47 (regular price £130) for a Whisky Mavericks tasting class for two
90-minute class includes six drams of different whiskies including mini whisky cocktails
Learn about the history and production of whisky in fun, sociable classes, and delight in crazy, tasty surprises such as instant whisky sorbet
The perfect Christmas gift
For the facts about alcohol, visit DrinkAware.com

What You Need to Know:

Sold by Drinking Classes
While you may buy as many as you like each voucher must be redeemed by a different individual
Bookings are required and are subject to availability
The merchant requires a notice period of 72 hours for cancellations or rescheduling, or your voucher will be considered used
Customers must be 18 years of age with valid ID
Session lasts approximately 90 minutes
Maximum of 30 people per class
Valid on option purchased only
All classes are organized centrally via Drinking Classes not through the venue, for all enquiries or questions about dates please contact 0207 097 8993
Drinking classes hosts at locations in over 20 cities nationwide and subject to change
Entire redeemable value of the voucher must be used in a single visit
Available for use beginning the day after purchase
The amount paid for the voucher does not expire. The remaining promotional value of the voucher above what you paid for is valid through 13th June 2014, and will expire immediately after such date. 

Rent a Cottage Scotland video Old Smeaton Bridge on the Tay Perth December

Rent a Cottage Scotland video Old Smeaton Bridge on the Tay Perth December

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Festive Amazon Local Deal Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two

Festive Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two with Mulled Wine and a Christmas Gift

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow
Treat yourself and get into the festive spirit with today’s offer from Radisson Blu. This stylish hotel in Glasgow offers superb dining experiences in the heart of the city: enjoy a festive afternoon tea with a warming glass of mulled wine as well as an indulgent glass of champagne – you’ll even be given your very own Christmas gift to take home.
£29 (regular price £59.90) for a festive afternoon tea for two people
Includes mulled wine, a glass of Piper champagne and a Christmas gift to take home
Tea comprises a selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones
The chic and modern hotel was chosen to host the Scottish Bafta Awards 2013

What You Need to Know:

Sold by Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow
Buy as many as you like; send as many as you like as gifts
Limit 1 voucher per customer per visit
Available for reservations from 29th November until 31st December 2013
Reservations are required and are subject to availability
The merchant requires a notice period of 24 hours for cancellations or rescheduling, or your voucher will be considered used
Not valid 25th December 2013
Must be 18 or older with a valid ID for alcohol
Festive afternoon tea voucher valid 7 days a week from 1pm until 5pm
Menu items subject to change based on seasonable availability or market change
Any additional food or drink items ordered will be charged at their regular price
Entire redeemable value of the voucher must be used in a single visit
Available for use beginning 29th November 2013
The amount paid for the voucher does not expire. The remaining promotional value of the voucher above what you paid for is valid through 31st December 2013 and will expire immediately after such date. Learn More
Other conditions apply

Cottage Scotland visit to Arbroath Angus Harbour November 2013

Cottage Scotland visit to Arbroath Angus Harbour November 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

Monday, 11 November 2013

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Cottage Scotland recommends The Isles of Glencoe Hotel from Amazon Daily Deal


Stunning Scottish Highlands Break for Two with Restaurant Voucher




The Isles of Glencoe Hotel from Amazon Daily Deals


Positioned on the banks of a peninsula and with far-reaching views across the beautiful Loch Leven, The Isles of Glencoe Hotel is the perfect place for a Scottish Highlands escape. Spend a day on the stunning surrounding landscapes of Fort William and Glencoe, cruise Loch Linnhe or take a leisurely sailing expedition to Seal Island while viewing the fascinating collection of marine wildlife.

Take a loved one and spend a night at this cosy hidden gem for £69 (worth up to £149.30). Your stay includes a voucher to spend £20 at the hotel’s Lochside restaurant as well as a pre-dinner drink each. Take your pick from the elegant Scottish menus that comprise locally sourced ingredients and save room for a hearty Scottish breakfast the next morning. Don’t forget to visit the hotel’s renowned leisure centre for a relaxing session in the bio sauna or a dive in the heated swimming pool. Today’s travel deal offers repose, tranquillity and relaxation all in one.

What You Need to Know:

Sold by The Isles of Glencoe Hotel
Reservations are required and subject to availability
Valid for two adults in a loch view double or twin room
Valid for stays until 23rd December 2013
Bookings must be made by 18th December 2013
Valid for a one-night stay only
Additional nights can be added at the normal hotel rate
A £20 supplement is applicable for Saturday night stays
For additional information prior to booking please contact The Isles of Glencoe Hotel on 0844 855 9150
Dinner will be served in the Lockside restaurant between 6.30pm - 9.30pm
To view a sample menu click here
Dinner voucher is per stay and can only be redeemed against food purchases
Check in from 2pm, check out by 1pm
Voucher valid for new bookings only
Customers must be 18 years of age to check in
No amendments or cancellations accepted
Buy as many as you like; send as many as you like as gifts
Entire redeemable value of the voucher must be used in one booking
Available for use immediately after purchase
Our price and discount is based on The Isles of Glencoe Hotel rate for a loch view double room plus breakfast and dinner found on The Isles of Glencoe Hotel website. This rate was available at 3.03pm on 23rd October 2013, based on a one-night stay commencing on the 28th October 2013
The amount paid for the voucher does not expire. However, if you book after 18th December 2013 you will only be entitled to £69 towards a one-night stay at The Isles of Glencoe Hotel. Learn More

Cottage Scotland video of Autumn Ducks on the River tay Perth

Cottage Scotland video of Autumn Ducks on the River tay Perth

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Cottage Scotland deal Loch Lomond Getaway Rowardennan Hotel


    Loch Lomond Getaway with Homemade Refreshments
    Rowardennan Hotel


    Provided by Amazon local deals

    Dramatic scenery, rugged terrain and a mountainous landscape combine to create the show-stopping views offered by the remarkable Rowardennan Hotel. Spend two nights at the hotel with a loved one for just £89 (worth up to £206.76), or take three nights for £129 (worth up to £302.76), and observe the outstanding natural beauty of one of Scotland’s most famous lochs.

    Your stay includes a welcoming hot drink served with lovingly homemade scones, cream and jam. After enjoying your complimentary Full Scottish breakfast each morning, take to the highland hills and tackle the great Ben Lomond, or relax with a leisurely boat ride on the loch. Whatever you decide to do, today’s travel deal is a real treat for lovers of the great outdoors.

    What You Need to Know:

    Sold by Rowardennan Hotel
    Reservations are required and subject to availability
    Valid for two adults in a double room
    Valid for stays until 31st March 2014
    Valid for a two or three-night stay only
    Please note the hotel is closed Monday and Tuesdays
    Additional nights can be added at the normal hotel rate
    For additional information prior to booking please contact Rowardennan Hotel on 01360 870273 (between 9am and 6pm) or email overnight@rowardennanhotel.co.uk
    Not available for stays on bank holidays
    Check in from 2pm, check out by 11am
    Voucher valid for new bookings only
    Customers must be 18 years of age to check in
    The merchant requires a notice period of 48 hours for cancellations or rescheduling, or your voucher will be considered used
    Limited to five vouchers per purchaser per option; additional five vouchers per option may be sent as gifts
    Limited to one voucher redemption per individual
    Entire redeemable value of the voucher must be used in one booking
    Available for use immediately after purchase
    Our price and discount is based on the Rowardennan Hotel rate for a standard double room plus breakfast and dinner found on the Rowardennan Hotel website. This rate was available at 11.12am
    on 17th October 2013, based on a one-night stay commencing on the 8th November 2013
    The amount paid for the voucher does not expire. However, if you book or travel after 31st March 2014 you will only be entitled to £89 towards a two-night stay or £129 towards a three-night stay at Rowardennan Hotel.Learn More
    Other conditions apply

Monday, 4 November 2013

Rent a cottage Scotland recommends this Amazon Deal

Jupiter Hotels






Amazon Daily Deal
The  Mercure Hotel Perth a 15th century converted watermill, has multitudes of character and charisma that speaks for itself. Located in the city of Perth on the banks of the River Tay, the hotel has offered the same warm highland hospitality for years. Stay for a night at the hotel for just £49 (worth up to £115) or take two nights for £135 (worth up to £174.90).

Your stay includes Full Scottish breakfast and late checkout until 6.00pm, so you are free to enjoy the charms of this historic hotel. Choose the two-night option, and you’ll be treated to a delightful three-course meal at the hotel’s brasserie with a complimentary bottle of wine. Taste delightful home comforts such as sea bream fillet, pork cutlet and black pudding fritter, or wild mushroom and spinach open lasagne. Then head for a nightcap and put your feet up at this charming, original Scottish hideaway.

What You Need to Know:

Sold by Jupiter Hotels
Reservations are required and subject to availability
Valid for two adults in a double or twin room
Valid for stays from 13th December 2013 until 31st Match 2014
Bookings must be made by 15th December 2013
Bookings to be made via telephone - Booking hours are 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday, and 10am - 4pm Saturday to Sunday
Valid for a one or two-night stay only
Additional nights can be added at the normal hotel rate
For additional information prior to booking please contact central reservations on 0844 8159118
Not available for stays between 24-26th December 2013, 31st December 2013
Check in from 2pm, check out by 6pm
Dinner will be served in the restaurant between 6pm - 9.45pm
Dinner is from the daily Brasserie menu or an allocation of £22 per person will be offered from the A La Carte Menu
Children up to the age of 12 years stay free when sharing a room with two paying adults
Voucher valid for new bookings only
Customers must be 18 years of age to check in
The merchant requires a notice period of 48 hours for cancellations or rescheduling, or your voucher will be considered used
Buy as many as you like; send as many as you like as gifts
Entire redeemable value of the voucher must be used in one booking
Available for use immediately after purchase
Our price and discount is based on the Mercure Perth Hotel rate for a standard double room plus breakfast and dinner found on the Mercure Perth Hotel website. This rate was available at 10.34am on 29th October 2013, based on a one-night stay commencing on the 3rd February 2013
The amount paid for the voucher does not expire. However, if you book after 15th December 2013 you will only be entitled to £49 towards a one-night stay or £135 towards a two-night stay at Mercure Perth Hotel

Friday, 1 November 2013

Monday, 28 October 2013

Cottage Scotland video Deer Sculpture Scone Palace Perth October

Deer Sculpture Scone Palace Perth October
Looking very realistic, 2 deer sculptures captured in the Grounds of Scone Palace Pertshire

Afternoon Tea at the Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh


Classic Afternoon Tea with a Bellini Cocktail for Two People


The Scotsman Hotel




Not all afternoon teas are created equal and the one on offer at the North Bridge Brasserie at The Scotsman Hotel is definitely a cut above. Enjoy this delicious tradition in the refinement of this grand Edinburgh five-star hotel, with sparkling Bellini cocktails to go with the sparkling company and conversation. A perfect afternoon treat.
£35 (regular price £55.80) for an afternoon tea including a Bellini cocktail for people
The classic afternoon tea includes a selection of traditional sandwiches, freshly baked fruit scones with jam, clotted cream and a variety of freshly baked cakes, cupcakes and biscuits
Enjoy your choice from a selection of teas and coffees including Traditional Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Latte and Cappuccino
You'll also be treated to a Bellini cocktail made with crème de peche, blended with peach purée and topped with Prosecco
Go to Amazon Local deal for more information

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Cottage Scotland visit to the Abbots House Arbroath

Cottage Scotland visit to the Abbots House Arbroath
Stone carvings at the Abbots house Arbroath Abbey

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Cottage Scotland visit to Hopetoun House

Cottage Scotland visit to Hopetoun House
Hopetoun house located near the Forth bridges designed by William Bruce but in 1721, William Adam was asked to remodel and enlarge the House which you see today.





More Hopetoun photos

Hopetoun House near Edinburgh 18th September

Holiday Cottage Scotland visit to Hopetoun House near Edinburgh 18th September
Hopetoun House is the residence of the Earl of Hopetoun. Located near South Queensferry to the west of Edinburgh, Scotland, it was built 1699 and designed by Sir William Bruce.


Thursday, 12 September 2013

Holiday Cottage Fife photos of late summer flowers Fife Scotland

Holiday Cottage Fife photos of late summer flowers Fife Scotland
Flowers located in and around Fife Lower Largo Crail and St Andrews





Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Tractors old and New Scone Perthshire

Tractors old and New Scone Perthshire
From an agricultural show Scone Perth, interesting display of tractors old and new.





Our recent fishing trip catch of Mackerel near Arbroath Scotland

Our recent fishing trip catch of Mackerel near Arbroath Scotland
This was our afternoon catch from a short fishing trip off the coast of Arbroath. Could they be any fresher?
The fish were uthen smoked and used by a local restaurant for their Arbroath Mackerel pate.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Cottage Scotland visit to Loch Lomond August 2013

Cottage Scotland visit to Loch Lomond West Highland Way August 2013





Join the walk on a short video

Monday, 26 August 2013

Friday, 23 August 2013

Cottage Scotland video Wojtek Base Player Edinburgh Fringe August 2013

Cottage Scotland video Wojtek Base Player Edinburgh Fringe August 2013
Wojtek Pilichowski, one of the most popular Polish bass players with amazing technical skill.





Thursday, 22 August 2013

Peter Pik at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 2013

Peter Pik at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 2013

Peter Pik plays guitar at Edinburgh Festival



Peter Pik plays Whiter Shade of Pale



Peter Pik plays Santana

Show Hawk Duo Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Show Hawk Duo Edinburgh Fringe 2013
Holiday Cottage Scotland video taken at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe August 2013

Cottage Scotland video Seals playing at the Bellrock Lighthouse Arbroath

Cottage Scotland video Seals playing at the Bellrock Lighthouse Arbroath

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Scottish Pipers Perth Scotland August 2013

Holiday Cottage Scotland video of Scottish Pipers Perth Scotland August 2013
Playing during the Perth kilt run 10th August 2013.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Should I buy some Arbroath smokies?

Should I buy some smokies?
I think the seagull was eyeing up his diner.
Taken at the Shore Arbroath marina.
More Holiday Apartment Arbroath photos

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Arbroath Seafest Kimbers Men Singers

Arbroath Seafest Kimbers Men Singers
Video taken at the old Boatyard Restaurant Arbroath during the Seafest 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013

Kinnoull Perth Burial Ground Graveyard

Kinnoull Perth Burial Ground Graveyard
Many interesting stones and famous Perth people buried in this ancient graveyard

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Model of the Arbroath Abbey Angus Scotland

Model of the Arbroath Abbey Angus Scotland
The model is located opstairs in the exhibition area Arbroath abbey

Sunday, 7 July 2013

The Undercroft Arbroath Abbey Angus

The Undercroft Arbroath Abbey Angus
Located under the Abbot's House Arbroath Abbey Scotland

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Janettas Ice Cream Shop St Andrews Fife

Janettas Ice Cream Shop St Andrews Fife
31 South Street 
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9QR
Tel 01334 473 285
The most popular ice cream shop in St Andrews if not all of Fife!

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Perth Smeaton bridge over the River Tay

Perth Smeaton bridge over the River Tay
Cottage Perth video of the Smeaton bridge taken from Tay Street Perth

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Sea Harbour at Lower Largo Fife

Sea Harbour at Lower Largo Fife
Holiday Cottage Fife video of the Sea Harbour at Lower Largo Fife June 2013

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Monday, 22 April 2013

The Beach at Lower Largo Fife April

Cottage Scotland video Beach at Lower Largo Fife April
Featuring a crazy wee dog running around

Friday, 19 April 2013

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Friday, 22 March 2013

George Street in Perth March 2013

George Street in Perth March 2013
George Street in Perth built to link the High Street with the Perth Smeatons Bridge. The building looking down George street, one of the highlights of Georgian Perth is the Perth Museum and Art Gallery built in 1822.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

View from balcony over the River Tay Perth

View from balcony over the River Tay Perth
This is the view to the Tay from the Holiday Apartment in Perth

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

On a ski tow Aviemore Ski Resort Scotland

On a ski tow Aviemore Ski Resort Scotland

Cottage Scotland Snow Jumps Cairngorm February Scotland

Cottage Scotland Snow Jumps Cairngorm February Scotland

Funicular Railway Aviemore Cairngorm February 26th

Funicular Railway Aviemore Cairngorm February 26th
Cottage Scotland trip on the Funicular Railway Aviemore Cairngorm February 26th

Monday, 25 February 2013

Friday, 22 February 2013

Cottage Scotland video Dunkeld Cathedral

Cottage Scotland video Dunkeld Cathedral

Cottage Scotland photo album Perthshire February 2013

Rent a cottage Cottage Scotland photo album Perthshire February 2013
Short group of Perthshire photos from my travels around the county in February

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Cottage Scotland video Dunkeld and Birnam Station Perthshire

Dunkeld and Birnam Station Perthshire
Described as a small Victorian station on the Perth to Inverness train line

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Cottage Scotland Aberdour Castle Dovecote

Cottage Scotland Aberdour Castle Dovecote
The Aberdour Castle Dovecote provided a rich source of meat for the Earl of Morton and his family.


Saturday, 2 February 2013

Highland hills and snow Perthshire

Highland hills and snow Perthshire
The snow was falling, the wind was blowing, then the sun came out.....

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Cottage Perth video Spittal of Glenshee Hotel 26th January

Cottage Perth video Spittal of Glenshee Hotel 26th January
Stopped for lunch by the fire at the Spittal Hotel this afternoon on a run to Glenshee

Friday, 25 January 2013

Cottage Scotland favourite Burns Song 25th January

Cottage Scotland favourite Burns Song 25th January
Eddi Reader and Phil Cunningham sing classic Burns song Aye Fond Kiss.


Lyrics to Aye fond Kiss by Robert Burns

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae cheerfu' twinkle lights me,
Dark despair around benights me.
I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy;
Naething could resist my Nancy;
But to see her was to love her,
Love but her, and love for ever.
Had we never loved sae kindly,
Had we never loved sae blindly,
Never met—or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
Fare thee weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare thee weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, enjoyment, love, and pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Huntingtower Perthshire today in the snow 24th January

Huntingtower Perthshire today in the snow 24th January

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Scotland 2013 Calender by Allan Wright

Rent a Cottage Scotland recommends the Scotland 2013 Calender by Allan Wright
The 2013 Scotland Calendar with envelope featuring 12 full page images and daily month to view calendar grid below.
Images of - Ben Cruachan and Loch Etive, Sunset over Inchmurrin Loch Lomond, St Abbs Head Nature Reserve, Atlantic Ocean at Luskentyre Isle of Harris, Glencoe Lochan, NTS Falkland Palace, Highland Calf in Heather, Balmoral Castle, Buachaille Etive Mor Glencoe, Salisbury Crags and Edinburgh City, Falkirk Wheel, Pollok House Glasgow.
Buy Scotland 2013 Calender on Amazon

Monday, 21 January 2013

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Cottage Perth video Oldest Oak Tree in Perthshire

Oldest Oak Tree in Perthshire located just outside Birnam



Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Rent a cottage Scotland Old Photo Amulree Village

 Old Photo Amulree Village Perthshire
Situated in Dull parish, Perthshire, on the left bank of the Bran, 10 miles WSW of Dunkeld station