Thursday, March 06, 2008

Painting Glencoe's Three Sisters mountains sounds good to us

One of the most famous spots in the world where climbers meet. The Climbers bar at the Clachaig Inn, best bar meals in the area.

Many folks go to the cottage for rest and relaxation at any time of the year. You can do your own thing and meet up at Crafts and Things..... here is a lovely e-mail from Moyna...

Hi John,
Sorry for not getting back to you earlier but we got back home and had to galvanize ourselves straight into work which is always more difficult after a holiday! However, I have been meaning to email you to say that we had a really wonderful time.....might even be the best holiday my husband and I have had so far.

The cottage is absolutely marvellous and the young Filipino man who does your maintenance told us that you and your wife have hardly had a chance to enjoy it yourselves this year because its been so busy! I can easily see why that is so....your efforts to provide comfort and information surpasses any other place we have been to as I have also mentioned in the visitor's book.

Your notes and the books and maps etc are all so useful for a stay in that husband loved your little Scottish library. I found the kitchen wonderfully well equipped (this was my first experience of a self-catering.....we've always stayed in B&B places before) so it was easy to organize our meals and we didn't eat out as much as we had thought we was so much nicer to come 'home' and relax over a home-made meal.

However, we did check out the Clachaig Inn more than once because we liked the atmosphere there. We also liked the little Crafts & Things place which was much better value for money than the Craft Cafe overlooking Stalker Castle.....although I ended up buying a hugely expensive cashmere cloak at C&T because I couldn't resist it but will now have to scrimp and save to recover from that!!

We did several of your walks but the one Gareth did on his own seems to have been the highlight of his holiday....he did the walk to the 'Lost Valley' while I sat in the car in the car park and painted the Three Sisters. I had a bypass last year so I could only do the flat I did the Lochans one several times because I liked the colours there too.

We just love the Glencoe area and I have to go back and do some more painting of the mountains. I come from India and usually there is nothing that can compare with the Himalayas but the Glencoe mountains are just as forbidding and awe inspiring even if not as high.....I just love the formations and shapes and at this time of course, the autumn colours are unbelievable. We will definitely go back there soon.

All in all it was a lovely stay, thank you........we've had a great time and we would definitely recommend 3 Bayview to our friends and relatives. Gareth's sister's family live near Teessside and visit Scotland often so they would be interested for sure....

Will be in touch soon when we want to go're really lucky to have that place!

Warm regards to you and Gillian...Cheers and many thanks again. Moyna

Thank you Moyna, you were lovely.

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