Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Kelpies Falkirk



To commemorate the horses that pulled the barges
on the  Forth and Clyde canals




Tours from £4 to £7 per person

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Indian Bombay Cafe Dishoom Edinburgh


10 miles from holiday cottage.

Could be queues but worth it



Atmospheric dining 




Starter of lamb or vegetable samoosa & 3 sauces



Grilled fragrant chicken skewers




Saturday, April 9, 2016

Balgove Larder and steak barn

40 miles from holiday cottage

Steak barn -
Open Friday to Sunday from midday



Rustic, open fire cooking  of
Balgoves own steaks, sausages and burgers.


 









Some real cheeses





Meringues



Speciality chocolate bars



Coffee and vegetables




Drinks



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Food - Cowdenbeath. Butchers

(formerly Tom Courts) quality local butcher

Good quality  pakora.
Shop cooked and Hand sliced pork and lamb
Lamb chops


 traditional butchers
(next to Morrisons supermarket)
Famous "Scotch pies" (lamb mince in a hot watercrust pastry)

Good meat and ready prepared meal suggestions.
Cooked meats, chicken or portions
Pies and pastries

Their own ready cooked meals.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh - Concierge service



 
We provide a concierge type service:-
On line or in person
to fix or replace items, give further local information, etc.

 There are maps, books, leaflets, menus in the cottage and we
 will happily provide any further specific local information that you request.

Local suppliers 
these are the ones we use...
  • Real bread, cake, free range eggs, etc.Woodlea stables, 2 miles north.
  • Butcher Hugh Black at Cowdenbeath  also does excellent home made meals.
  • Puddledub pork outlet at Dobbies, Duloch Park,Dunfermline


Phone numbers for  deliveries:-
Hair and nails 01383 824586
Handmade soap  07772 825948
Taxis 07952 5156080

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Soap - Local producer Cluny


A brilliant endeavour

phone 07772 825048

Lavender from Star Fife


wrapping guest size bars (or wedding favours)





The green and white bar is part aloe vera
(apparently men like it for shaving as there is it has moisturising qualities)




Nettle soap




Re-stocking the shelves after a sell out



some essential oils


Good for vegans





Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Culross

Culross
Stills video
11 miles from holiday cottage


Palace






Film locations

Biscuit cafe
01303 882050

http://www.culrosspottery.com/garden/index.html




It has been featured on the T.V. programme "Coast" and is packed with character such as the roof pan tiles, heritage colours, crow steps, quaint narrow roads between distinctive buildings.

It's wealth came from exporting salt and coal to the Low Countries,
returning with ballast of terracotta pan tiles.

Outlander film location


Rating - Alastair Sawday

Inspected and Selected by Sawday's - a Special Place



Our holiday cottage has now been inspected and accredited by Alastair Sawday.
Their criteria is not "posh" properties but somewhere 
that will fit in with the Sawday's ethos of good unusual places to stay.
Click on their link and browse the type of properties and areas they recommend.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dundee

40 miles from holiday cottage



 

City of Jute mills, jam and journalism






Home made sweet and savoury pastries



Arancini