Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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 http://ht.ly/2WdYt
  • 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

£42 single oven. £50 double oven



Type of kitchen back up


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

Many wooden features made by Chris,,,
shelves, mirrors, etc.

Poster in main bedroom and a view of the real thing!

View from bedroom window...seeing double



Mirror and shelf in main bedroom


2 bedrooms, main bedroom with double and single.

Main bedroom 



small twin room


Ideal for a couple or family - 2 parents and 1 or 2 children.
Maximum 2 adults and up to 2 children/babies.
Cots and z bed can be requested before hand.
Also high chair and baby equipment.
From £295 low season to £495 per week in high season,
based on 2 adults and up to 2 children.

Out of season self catering B and B.
http://www.woodlandcottages.co.uk/ or e mail chris.barley@virgin.net or phone 01383 417681

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Logs and cottage stoves

Log burner in living room at no. 2 cottage

Log stove in conservatory at no. 2 cottage

Log burner at advertised 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




Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Dunfermline Andrew Carnegie birth place





Dunfermline Abbot House






Lovely historic building, 5 miles from the holiday cottage.

Dunfermline, near Edinburgh and Pittencrief Park

Dunfermline
5 miles from holiday cottage
Tourist Information street at Kirkgate with Dunfermline Abbey in background
Kilt 7.1.2014

Glen gates at Chalmers Street
.http://www.gardenvisit.com/gardens/in/scotland/fife

Pittencrief Park dunfermline:-
http://www.gardenvisit.com/garden/pittencrief_park
Also tea rooms.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Reviews from guests at No.1. Dales farm cottage ( emails, guest book and cards)

These guests and comments make our work a pleasure:-
5.1.2014




4.11.2013
Hello Yvonne,
.. Your house was perfect: the lovely cosy sittingroom, the kitchen the bedrooms….everything, also the Tesco.
We  love yor country and your way of live. I was very relaxed after this week and I am sure we will come again.
 Regards Annette with family
(From another lovely German family.)

.....................

Anne
Thanks Anne. Hope to see you next year.




Thanks also for the mention on FlipKey/Trip Advisor.
Date: 09 May 2011 09:52

Hi Yvonne and Chris,

It was lovely meeting you to,,, i will definately be back, i hope to book
in for the same two weeks for next year.

It was a pleasure leaving you the wine and the Tulips, and also a
pleasure cleaning/ THAT LOVELY COTTAGE.

I was completely rested and feel that it was a total holiday,

I will be passing on your info to every one that is wanting to visit
Scotland....


thankyou for making me so welcome, and enjoy the rest of your summer

My best regards lynn

email address supplied but witheld for privacy.