Sunday, November 08, 2009

"On my Christmas wish list, Mum, is a Winter holiday in Glencoe. Is that ok?"

The photo is of the Pap of Glencoe, taken in November last year from near the old pier at Glennachulish.
Here is an odd idea for a Christmas gift. If you are Mum, you could send your son/daughter/family on a Winter break holiday in Glencoe.
If they are tired and stressed, this could be just what they need to recover. If they need a tonic they could even try skiing or snowboarding. The Glencoe ski centre is nearer, but the famous Nevis Range centre is just over half an hour away.
The costs are cheaper that you think. If it is just for one person, then a B&B or hotel would be best. If it is for couple or a family then the cheapest would be a self catering break. You get the lowest rates of the year in the Winter.
For example many B&Bs in the area are less than £25 per person per night until March. The famous Clachaig Inn is only £40 per person per night at this time.
Our cottage sleeps four. We have one short weekend break left on January 29th at only £149 from Friday to Monday, then our February rates are just £199 for a few days, and £295 for a week. Between February and March only the half term week has been booked so far.
So the cost per person per night if your family filled our cottage for a week would be just £10 per person per night, or double that for 2 people. But there are plenty of other cottages and houses, some of them for larger parties. And you can have shorter breaks if you want.
That is a really nice present to give them.
If you are the son or the daughter, then the sooner you put it on your wish list for Christmas........
Here are the links to these accommodation providers. Just tell them what you are planning and they will send the bill to the giver and the information to the holiday party.
How about that for a Christmas present they'll remember?
ps FRIENDS OF GLENCOE. There is a lovely new network site open to all the Friends of Glencoe, there are special interest groups there, accommodation providers there, just-passing-through-Glencoe-visitors on the site, complete with blogs. I've been trying to get the little badge on this blog site and our website which enables you to join, but I can't upload it. Google tells me there is something wrong with the html code. Urgh! But you can click on this link, have a look and join if you feel so inclined.
The Friends of Glencoe network site

The Clachaig Inn
The Glencoe and Loch Leven Association with 40 B&Bs
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Our pretty little lochside cottage which sleeps four people
Lochside cottage near Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland
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