Luxury comes in many forms. To some it might be five star luxury with a butler to supply cocktails to your sun lounger by the pool. There is another luxury that is becoming increasingly popular that is the luxury of escape. That is escape from everything the modern world throws at us – not just traffic jams but even cars, fast food and 24 hour supermarkets. It is the joy of being just enjoying a comfortable Scottish cottage away from everything you leave your car and use your feet to explore. When it is light you wake and when its dark you sleep. Should you be lucky you will enjoy the wildlife, maybe fish or walk but this is luxury by simplicity not sophistication.
So where can you discover your own piece of true tranquillity? Well the problem is once discovered many people do not like to break their peace by telling others about it As the Hopkins family remarked about Glenfernate “To be honest we’re reluctant to give a rave review in case too many people decided to stay, we should really keep this a secret!” But they could resist to tell of the joy in a holiday where they just breakfast/walk/read/sleep/walk/read/dinner/enjoy the peace and quiet. If your children have asked about Disney holiday then after 10 years of visiting the Hopkins say it is “by far their most favourite place and still choose this over any other holiday, but they don’t need “entertaining” If you need entertainment,”
In a wonderfully remote situation amidst hills and moorland, this simple stone shepherd’s cottage offering complete peace and seclusion. The single track road meanders 5 miles up the glen beyond the farm and goes on into the next glen. The cottage is simply furnished and quite basic – ideal for outdoor types who want a magnificent remote location. This is an opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of a get away from it all holiday. Wildlife abounds in the varied habitat – forests, moorland and hills – bird-watching and hill-walking can be enjoyed here and trout fishing may be arranged.
An alternative is Glen Urquhart. This Scottish cottage goes to show simplicity does not mean not enjoying the creature comforts of life; the open fire, an electric blanket and someone to welcome you to the cottage. Situated in magnificent countryside on the hillside above Loch Meiklie, this charming detached stone cottage nestles in a small hollow, unseen from the nearby lane, and offers total peace and seclusion. Lovely walks from the cottage lead to the hills and lochs beyond.
Mr Stewart stayed there and commented “Stunning surroundings and a huge array of wildlife from soaring birds of prey to deer grazing in the garden.”
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