Argyll, Scotland

A Loch Awe hotel break: Taychreggan Hotel, Argyll

Many moons ago I stayed at a fabulous hotel on the shore of Loch Awe. Taychreggan Hotel had a reputation for fine dining, great service and stunning views. The 300-year-old hotel had started life as a drovers inn, and although it had gone upmarket, it had retained its old world charm. Fast forward a number… Continue reading A Loch Awe hotel break: Taychreggan Hotel, Argyll

Argyll

Helensburgh: The Garden City of the Clyde

Destination Helenburgh got in touch recently to invite us to the Clyde coast town for a spring break. Helensburgh is probably best known for The Hill House, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but there's more to the ‘Garden City of the Clyde’ than iconic architecture. The bustling Argyll town has green space aplenty, great eateries, quality independent… Continue reading Helensburgh: The Garden City of the Clyde

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Sea air, scenery and seafood: a winter break in Oban with Hostelling Scotland

Our 2022 travels got off to a flying start then Covid struck, confining me to the house for ten days. Miraculously Mr G dodged the contagious lurgy and a stint of house arrest. By the time my quarantine ended I was stir crazy. Luckily, freedom day coincided with a planned winter break in Oban, where… Continue reading Sea air, scenery and seafood: a winter break in Oban with Hostelling Scotland

Argyll, Scotland

A relaxing hotel break in Argyll – Portsonachan Hotel & Lodges, Loch Awe

As winter approaches and the daylight hours shorten, I love nothing better than spending a day outdoors, rambling in the crisp, cool air, followed by a cosy night cooried inside with good food, wine and company. I recently did just that on a relaxing hotel break in Argyll with my two favourite boys. Our base… Continue reading A relaxing hotel break in Argyll – Portsonachan Hotel & Lodges, Loch Awe

Argyll, Scotland

Exploring Argyll: a summer break at Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village

We recently returned from a wonderful short break at Argyll Holidays Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village. We love Drimsynie as it’s a great base for exploring Argyll. Our accommodationOn previous stays at Drimsynie we've stayed in their Osprey hot tub lodge and Ptarmigan hot tub lodge. Our home for this trip was a Pond View hot tub… Continue reading Exploring Argyll: a summer break at Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village