As a result of coronavirus, my previously booked secret trip to Mauritius to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary was no longer going to be possible after BA cancelled all flights in December 2020. Taking a risk back in January 2021 when cross-border travel was still not permissible under government regulations, I booked a week in…
You can see a lot of thought has gone into the design of this refurbishment in order to give it a modern feel but still with a nod to tradition for this gracious old lady. I raise my hat to the family who have carefully looked after this establishment for 26 years now.
Sometimes in life you just have to take a chance – go with your instincts and move forward. Such was the case with my very first Airbnb booking.
And that’s what led me to Sula, a holiday cottage on a secluded beach in rural Argyll in the Scottish Highlands.
The Cliffs Hotel, owned by the Choice Hotel Group, is an older Victorian-style hotel located on Queen’s Promenade approximately one mile from the town centre.
As a food reviewer, I’ve been exceptionally lucky to have eaten in some of the best restaurants and tasted some of the finest dishes, but sometimes, just sometimes, you leave somewhere in the sure and certain knowledge that a relatively unknown eatery is set for stardom!
Having stayed overnight at the Allan Ramsay Hotel in Carlops, we decided not to eat out and to try the restaurant’s own menu. And what a lucky decision that was. In fact, it was that good I’ve decided it merits a review all of its own.
If you, like me, dislike modern or boutique style hotels, preferring something with a bit of character, perhaps an older coaching inn, with wooden beams and open fires then you’re going to love the Allan Ramsay Hotel in the Scottish Borders area of Carlops near Midlothian.
A family owned and run former coaching inn tucked away in the heart of Lanarkshire. Family friendly, large rooms and excellent service.
Glenluce is a small rural village situated off the main A75 leading to Stranraer in the County of Wigtownshire. Its main claim to fame is the 12th-century Cistercian abbey, but it’s also home to the wonderfully relaxing and peaceful Whitecairn Holiday Park.
It’s fair to say the west coast seaside town of Oban isn’t renowned for having a huge selection of five-star hotels – in fact, it struggles to get above a reasonable three-star level. However, don’t let that put you off visiting. There are some establishments that reach that level of luxury and comfort you crave,…