Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh - Concierge service



 
We provide a concierge type service:-
On line or in person
to fix or replace items, give further local information, etc.

 There are maps, books, leaflets, menus in the cottage and we
 will happily provide any further specific local information that you request.

Local suppliers 
these are the ones we use...
  • Real bread, cake, free range eggs, etc.Woodlea stables, 2 miles north.
  • Butcher Hugh Black at Cowdenbeath  also does excellent home made meals.
  • Puddledub pork outlet at Dobbies, Duloch Park,Dunfermline


Phone numbers for  deliveries:-
Hair and nails 01383 824586
Handmade soap  07772 825948
Taxis 07952 5156080

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Soap - Local producer Cluny


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





Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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


Rating - Alastair Sawday

Inspected and Selected by Sawday's - a Special Place



Our holiday cottage has now been inspected and accredited by Alastair Sawday.
Their criteria is not "posh" properties but somewhere 
that will fit in with the Sawday's ethos of good unusual places to stay.
Click on their link and browse the type of properties and areas they recommend.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dundee

40 miles from holiday cottage



 

City of Jute mills, jam and journalism






Home made sweet and savoury pastries



Arancini

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Forth Estuary - 3 Bridges - Queensferry Crossing. History of tunnels and bridges

4.3.2015
History of crossing the Forth
11.1.2016
View from holiday cottage:-
 3rd bridge now higher than Inverkeithing spire












Dec 15



13.12.2014
Progress north and south of  the new bridge











24.11.2014










October 2014



September 2014




26.4.2014
Look what's appearing over the road in South Queensferry













3rd bridge over the Forth Estuary
.Watch it being built while you are here on holiday.
3 miles from holiday cottage.
21.12.2013
Queensferry crossing
   24.1.2012 

Caissons



Crane from barge - early January 2013


 View under Forth  road bridge


You need to look twice at this one:-
Side of block of container type offices with
 proposed sketch of 3rd bridge at base of photo.


Internet Images of F.R.C.

F.R.C. information from Transport Scotland