Sunday, December 3, 2017

Food - local. Puddledub

Deliveries available.
Ham, pork pie, scotch eggs.
Bacon, sausages.

Shop also in Kirkcaldy arcade

Monday, November 27, 2017

Hopetoun house South Queensferry

Hopetoun house
3 miles from holiday cottage

 Coastal road from Hopetoun house

Tea rooms open until September
Farm shop

Food - Supermarkets

Nearest -  (2 miles) Tesco Duloch 6:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Morrissons Kirkcaldy  (9 miles) 

 Mist counter

Good patisserie and vegetable counters
 white asparagus

Friday, November 24, 2017

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh. Kitchen.

  • Feature hand made 2" solid sycamore work surface,
  •  cut, planed, jointed and finished by Chris
  • Fridge/freezer.
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 4 ring hob on:- 
  • double oven, includes grill
  • Slow cooker
  • 4 piece  toaster
  • hand electric blender
  • electric juicer
  • electric food processor
  • spice rack
  • Several sets of glasses
  • 2 sets of crockery
  • Lots of stainless steel pans
  • Double stainless steel roasting pans
  • All the usual oven trays, baking and serving  dishes, 
  • Cafetiere, Basic coffee filter, T. pot, etc.
  • Recipe books
Professional oven cleaning from Dalgety Bay 25.3.2013
 01383 824707

Type of kitchen disposables

also a kitchen roll
Hand wash up liquid
Dishwasher liquid
Spray clean
Liquid scourer

Scottish Hospitality basket
with tea, coffee, shortbread and oat cakes
 local bread, cake and  eggs 
Miniature malt whisky
local craft beer if available

Plastic bottles and drink tins
Paper & cardboard
Glass bottles
raw vegetable peeling compost

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh Scotland. Lounge

Living room
2 x 2 seater settees and single arm chair

 View of 3 bridges from front of cottage.
(Historic rail bridge, road bridge, new Queens crossing.

Dining and seating for 4 at Victorian breakfast table  in  18 foot long  lounge.
(or larger table in conservatory.)

Oak mantlepiece, window seat, original floorboards,
stripped doors, sash windows, slate tiles, mullions.
Oak secondary double glazing.

 Log burning stove with radiator radiators,
 storage heater and electric wall heater.

Lots of good books, family d.v.d's,  c.d's, board games, toys.

Antique bookshelf from Glasgow University


Holiday cottage near Edinburgh - Bathroom

Feature elm shelving, bath and sink facings

  • Shower over bath
  • Electric shaving point
  • storage heater
  • wall mounted electric heater
  • radiator (when solid fuel fire is hot enough)
  • Soap and shower essentials
  • Towels, bath mats

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh. Bedrooms

Ideal for a couple or family - 2 parents and 1 or 2 children maximum.
Cot,  high chair and baby equipment can be requested on booking.
From £295 low season to £540 per week in high season,
based on 2 adults and up to 2 children.
shelves, mirrors, etc.

Poster in Living room and a view of the real thing!

View  of Forth Rail Bridge from bedroom window.

Mirror and shelf in main bedroom.

Many wooden features made by Chris.

2 bedrooms, main bedroom with double and single.

                                                                      Main bedroom 

                                                                    small twin room

Logs and cottage stoves

Log burner in living room at no. 2 cottage

Log stove in conservatory at no. 2 cottage

Log burner at No.1 cottage

11.1.2014 - The weekend volunteers

 Log splitting into the log mangers for seasoning

Trailer loads to the cottage log bins

Some of the cottage log store bins,waiting for a fill-up.

A few hours and a ton of  oak and ash off cuts
are harvested into logs

The truncator
 Holds several lengths of wood instead of sawing up one branch at a time 
with a 2nd person holding the other end.
 Then tip straight into a barrow or trailer. 

Log deliveries if we can't harvest enough

Cottage Fuel (2 baskets of logs, a bucket of coal and a moderate use of electricity  included
but an honesty donation system for extra wood, coal & heavy electricity usage

would be great, thanks.)

Dunfermline Andrew Carnegie birth place

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Dunfermline Abbot House

                                                           Beautiful wrought iron gates.

Lovely historic building, 5 miles from the holiday cottage.

Dunfermline, near Edinburgh and Pittencrief Park

5 miles from holiday cottage

Tourist Information street at Kirkgate
with Dunfermline Abbey in background

Andrew Carnegie Glen gates at Chalmers Street

Also tea rooms

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Animals - Hare Roe deer video

Front garden of holiday cottages

A herd of them live in the woodland
and can be seen regularly.

Video of deer

 In surrounding field but live in our woods.
Seen frequently resting in the meadows.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Food Eastern buffet Dunfermline

3 miles from holiday cottage
                              Eastern buffet

                             Fife Leisure Park, Whimbrel Place
:                         KY11 8EX Dunfermline 
                          Fife Scotland

Monday, October 23, 2017

Aberdour gallery

 10 miles from holiday cottage

 Old butchers shop

Pottery, paintings, crafts, etc.

Arbroath restaurant and video

Old Boatyard restaurant
1hour 20 minutes from the holiday cottage,
either over the Tay bridge or via Perth.

Oysters, hake, cod and chips, burgers

Motown theme evening with the Gillettes
Another wonderful themed evening



August 2014

9.5.2014 - Lovely Spanish themed dining evening with:-
Rainbow over Arbroath Harbour

Statue of Declaration of Independence

The harbour

 The fish  shop (pink)

Arbroath smokie tart for 1 starter, 
Arbroath smokie  chowder another,
Arbroath smokie pate for another,
tuna cerviche and a 
 slow braised belly pork, etc.

Sea Bass for 1 mains, 
traditional haddock and chips for the others
(we loved the scalloped potato).

Sticky toffee pudding and home made salted caramel ice cream.

Everything as always was delicious.

November 2013 - Another highly enjoyable meal and evening.
This time the Italian theme evening.

Overlooking harbour 

March 2013 theme night.
Two of our party said it was better than the food and entertainment on  cruises.

As seen with Michael Portillo on Great Railway journeys  22.1. 2013

Excellent food, wine,  location, staff and management.

Fish shop at the harbour
That's the one in pink