Monthly Archives: February 2015

Feb 25

Marvellous Mothers

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Mother’s Day should be a time when you celebrate the wonderful woman who has given you so much.   Glowry Cottage is situated in stunning surroundings which makes it easy for your mum to enjoy the peace and tranquility of rural living.  If you and your mum prefer a bit of buzz, the town of Crieff is full of lovely places for you to visit, and comfortable cafes for you to re-fuel with a tasty refreshment.

An ideal way for your mum to relax and unwind would be with a treatment at The Natural Clinic, Crieff.  Book her in now and put some spark back into her soul.

Glenturret Distillery is a little hidden gem and only a few miles along the road from our cottage.  Their menu sounds so tempting, book a table for a wonderful Sunday lunch, or a delightful afternoon tea and soak up the atmosphere.

Caithness Glass at Crieff Visitor Centre provides an insight into the inspiring world of glass-making.  There is a wide range of gorgeous paper weights, and beautiful antique jewellery.  Why not treat mum to a little momento of a relaxing time at Monzie

 

Feb 12

February Half Term – Crieff, Perthshire.

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The first holiday after Christmas is always worth celebrating.   Glowry Cottage  is perfect for a relaxing family break, with home from home comforts combined with beautiful countryside and breathtaking views.  We know all too well that staying self catering means you have the freedom to make it your own with no interruptions.  These little touches help to create wonderful family memories.

There is a variety of things to see and do in Crieff and around Perthshire during the Half Term holiday..

Treat the family and keep the kids occupied at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Comrie.  Set in the beautiful hills of Perthshire, you’ll find plenty to see and do.  It promises a fun day out for the whole family.

You can decorate your own colourful ceramics at The Ceramic Experience, Bennybeg  Here, there is also a short circular walk which is ideal for the kids on their bikes or scooters, and don’t forget bread for the ducks! If you’re feeling really adventurous, bring along your rock climbing gear and try out the rocks at Bennybeg.

Explore stunning snowdrop filled gardens during the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, 31 January – 15 March.  We recommend you take a gentle stroll through The Birks of Aberfeldy – gorgeous woodland covered in a carpet of white snowdrops .

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Another  event to  keep the kids occupied is the Science Fun Factory  a free family fun day at Strathearn Community Campus on Saturday February 28 where the entire family can have fun with  lots of hands-on science things.  Look out of for a couple of cafes on Crieff High Street which are taking part in the Science Festival – they’re providing games and puzzles for the family while you sit back and enjoy a light refreshment.

Feb 05

Romance in Crieff and beyond!

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Views over the Monzie Estate, Crieff, Perthshire

 

Daydreaming of a cottage retreat in the country?

Imagine arriving to this stunning view – The perfect setting for Valentines weekend. We think someone will enjoy a romantic break in our cottage, so we have put together a package and some ideas for a special weekend!

Special offer for St Valentine’s Day weekend on the Monzie Estate – three night weekend for two, £250 with luxury hamper including local steaks (or vegetarian alternative), sparkling wine, flowers and Yumm naturally bath products. Saving over £50. To book or for more information email holiday@monzieestate.com

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Just a few items that are included in our hamper!

 

We’ve had a quick brainstorm to think of other romantic ideas around the area. Feel free to add your suggestions

  • Get ready for a night out with Wendy, she is our go to place for a manicure! Start dropping some hints for a relaxing massage at Yumm..
  • Pop down to the shops in Crieff to top up your hamper goodies, Campbells Bakery have a selection of cakes and treats, I love their honey and oatmeal shortbread, but they have something for everyone. McNees seems to offer everything a deli should and more.
  • Browse the boutique shops in Crieff for a joint romantic gift. The Strathearn Gallery is part of the ‘own art’ scheme, perfect for a beautiful new piece of art for your own home, an investment in an affordable way!  Another one of our favourites is Wee Beasties, who have some amazing and unique gifts, homeware and furniture.
  • Have a night out in one of our fabulous local restaurants. Yann’s is renowned for their excellent food, service and a fun atmosphere. Delivino is another favourite, particularly for lunch and hot chocolate. We’ve heard rumours that the Rowan Tree is under new management and very good (we must get out more!).
  • In terms of entertainment and activities, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is visiting the Pitlochry Festival Theatre on the 14th. If you can’t get rid of the kids, ReMake have a scrapstore Saturday on the 14th which looks fantastic. You can’t go wrong with finding something to do at Crieff Hydro, from a cup of tea in the Winter Garden (I love their loose teas!) to horse riding and mini golf.

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  • Finally one of our favourite things to do is a walk on the Monzie Estate, go for a gentle stroll around Loch More, scramble along the Shaggy Burn, hike up Kip Maclyne or enjoy the views of Ben Vorlich along the Keppoch. We can advise you!