Monday, September 22, 2008

Lochside cottage near Glencoe offers low cost short breaks in early November

Our little Glencoe cottage sleeps four people and is very very cosy. It looks out over Kentallen Bay and Loch Linnhe beyond. It is really sweet and peaceful here. We offer it for holidays throughout the year.

In November we start to offer the lowest rates of the year and we will do short breaks, during midweek and at weekends. In the summer period we just do week long holidays in the lochside cottage. But all that changes when November arrives.

We have already got some bookings in November, but at the start of the month we can offer three short periods for self catering.

From November 3rd a four day midweek break is available at £195 from the Monday to Friday.

Then on November 7th a three day weekend break is available from Friday to the next Monday also at £195.

Then on the Monday, the 10th, another four day midweek break is available until the Friday (14th). From this date onwards the cottage is booked, sorry.

If you would like to enquire then look at the cottage website and e-mail us please?


The little lochside cottage near Glencoe sleeps 4 people and is very pretty and very cosy

These are the pages on our website which need links from another site such as this to help them with Google.
Cottages in Scotland still available for Christmas and New year
Lochside cottage for self catering in near Glencoe
Availability for the lochside cottage near Glencoe always up to date
Autumn Breaks October November December Glencoe< Winter breaks January February March in Glencoe
Spring breaks, March April May Glencoe
Tourist information glencoe and ballachulish
Facilities for visitors to glencoe, appin and lochaber
Prices in the cottage including low season rates
How to lower your holiday costs
Events and entertainment in Glencoe and Appin
The best way to find your holiday cottage on the internet
News and stories of Glencoe, Appin and Lochaber
Travellers Tales of the Highlands of Scotland blog site
Short holiday breaks in 12 top properties, special last minute deals, self catering Scotland
Special self catering offers in Scotland blog site
Misconceptions about Scottish weather
Wonderful walks in the Glencoe area
Helpful guide for holiday home owners with their web sites blog site

The Vikings are back in the North of Scotland

A huge number of vessels from Sweden,Norway, the Baltic States and the old Viking area have been spotted North of Fort William.

It has been 735 years, almost to the month since the last Vikings raided Scotland in anger.

Then they were driven off Scotland for ever, with the help of a massive storm breaking up their ships. This was a huge change in Scotland's fortunes, after all the Vikings had dominated the West and East coasts for the previous 400 years. They raided, they killed, they took slaves, and later they settled, married the local women and raised local families, often defending their adopted hosts against other Viking raiders.

Their DNA can be found in the Scottish highland families even to-day. Viking DNA dominates in Orkney people.

But to-days Vikings come in peace. Norwegian, and Swedish ships account for most of the extra third in shipping in to-days Caledonian Canal. The huge geological fault called the Great Glen was formed over 400 million years ago to divide North-west and North-east Scotland. The lochs which were formed were joined up by canals around the 1800's by Thomas Telford.

Loch Ness itself is the deepest and longest loch in Scotland. The canal means that a big distance in very bad waters is taken out of the East coast to West coast shipping route. The cliffs in the far North of Scotland and the islands there are very dangerous. Scapa Flow divides the Orkneys from the mainland and there are hundreds of wrecks buried there from the 2nd world war. The canal starts just a bit North of Fort William, overlooked by the North ridge of Ben Nevis, cuts out all these hazards.

The canal is getting more popular. 20 tall ships came down the canal this year to Liverpool before returning through the canal to Norway. There has been a concerted marketing effort to get more of the Nordic countries shipping through the canal and it seems to have been paying off.

Let us hope we can see more big shipping moving up and down Loch Linnhe, outside Kentallen bay.


Here are some historical pages, covering this region.

Glencoe, one of the official Wonders of Scotland
Walk up and down Ben Nevis in a day
Touring around the Highlands
Local history in the West coast
Ancient trackways of the Highlands still in use to-day
The real truth about the Massacre of Glencoe
Appin is the land of the Stewart Kings
The Vikings in Glencoe, was there a big battle?
The Scottish highlands millions of years ago
Robert the Bruce and the Ardchattan priory parliament
The Knights Templar in Argyll
The battle of Bannockburn and the role of the MacDonalds and Campbells
Help for holidaymakers finding good cottage properties
Self catering properties available for Christmas and the New Year
Scottish tourist board - all Scotland's information in just one page
Scottish Weather misconceptions
Rain in Scotland - the truth
Lochside cottage near Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland
  • Short Breaks Glencoe
  • Stories about Appin villages blog