Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Edinburgh - Food. Leith and Valvona and Crolla. Cafes.


This Edinburgh shop has offered good food and service for decades.
There is also a cafe at the back and a venue for the Edinburgh fringe festival.



!0 miles from the holiday cottage.


We keep returning for this Gorgonzola dolcelate 

(they do a picante version also)










                                                                   Great variety of pasta

Good quality vegetables

Large garlic



Amaretti biscuits






Cafe 10.2.2014. Clean, traditional. Good hot chocolate.








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


Soap - Local producers Crossgates and Cluny


These 2 are  Eucalyptus and Charcoal  by Hajnalka



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





Holiday cottage near Edinburgh video No. 1 cottage. Welcome basket

Welcome basket has  these typical items
 including local  bread and eggs when available,
 unpackaged fruit from Woodlea stables.

Bathroom:-Handmade natural soap

video 8.1.2016


animoto video.



From £350 low season to £525 high season ( Edinburgh festivals.)

visitscotland guide

Holiday Cottage near Edinburgh (No.2.cottage ) video

Next door to No. 1 cottage (same facilities)
Available April to October.
  
This is a brief walk through video at No.2 holiday cottage.
24th February 2012


Conservatory



18.6.2013
Wisteria

Living room




Exposed sandstone walls and old pine bookshelves


  Oak board wood panels in hallway

                                                     
                                                     





 main bedroom with double bed

small bedroom has 2 single beds

Bathroom with shower over bath



Kitchen with double oven, microwave, etc.


View from living room window 
(sunny and ground mist.)


November Beech leaves in the drive


Sunset on sandstone walls



Back garden

                           

Access to woodland

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh - Woodland and meadow Wild flowers. Bluebell wood. Snowdrops

May
Native bluebells







Lesser celandine 


Snowdrops February

 in holiday cottage woodland lane 





Guardian 12.5.12 " whatever our age. Socio-biologists have revealed that there are powerful psychological benefits to spending time in natural environments and that the people in their tests underestimated just how invigorated, peaceful and good they would feel after something as simple as a walk in a woodland…"

Sarah Raven BBC2 8.2.2012 "


Some of our meadow flowers:-
  • yellow vetch
  • self heal
  • 3 types orchid
  • orange hawkbit
  • clover
  • scarlet pimpernell

Some of ourWoodland plants:-
  • lesser celandine
  • bluebell
  • snowdrop
  • ferns
  • dog's mercury
  • lesser stitchwort
  • meadowsweet
Mushrooms:- Puffball, shaggy ink cap, dryad's saddle
Don't be tempted to eat plants and mushrooms you don't know.

Dandelions



Many grasses, rushes.
Wild Fruits:-
raspberries,  strawberries, brambles, elderberries, gooseberries, white currant.
Wild rose, honeysuckle.
.
These rocks at the base of the silver birch trees were from
the old Donibristle aerodrome runway near Hillend, Fife.
The moss and trees have grown over them in the last few decades
and they form the link from the back Orchid meadow to the upper campers' meadow pitches.

The deer regularly use this route.