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“Scotland is the star of the film” ~ Actress Melissa George

09/06/2011 09:48:09 AM

Tomorrow sees the premiere of film by another acclaimed director who has (very wisely if you ask me) chosen our beautiful nation as a stunning and atmospheric backdrop for his newest work. A Lonely Place to Die joins the ranks of other notable ...

Monster-hunting Holidays!

05/24/2011 08:15:26 AM

Scotland is a land of legends, from kelpies (water-horses) to faeries and giants to selkies (seal-folk); there are no shortage of stories about supernatural creatures which thrived in the wild and untamed Scottish landscape in times gone by. ...

Come Rally Round!

05/13/2011 11:24:51 AM

Throughout history there have been plenty of famous people who have hailed from Scotland.  Rightly so, many of them have become local heroes who are celebrated and remembered by their fellow Scots in various different ways.  Jim Clark is one ...

Something novel…

05/06/2011 11:25:38 AM

I’m of the opinion that reading is definitely ‘medicine for the soul’ and that a good book can transport you to another place, a world away from any worries or stress.  Whether it be a gritty crime mystery, a heartwarming romance, an ...

Calling all Foodies!

05/03/2011 11:01:45 AM

May joins us this year with the sun shining and a pleasant warmth which promises that it going to be a fantastic summer weather wise, and I for one am looking forward to the opportunities that dry and warm conditions offer! Indulging in a little ...

The water of life

04/26/2011 10:36:44 AM

With the extended May bank holiday weekend pending, lovers of good whisky will be delighted to hear that the date coincides with this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.  Running from this Thursday (28th) to the Monday May-day bank ...

and on the eighth day God created chocolate!

04/22/2011 09:17:38 AM

As our property manager Eelin reminded me, Easter is not all about chocolate, but I have to admit, for me it definitely plays a very big part of my celebration of the festival!  There is something about the taste of chocolate when it’s been ...

What is the Cateran Trail?

04/19/2011 11:30:25 AM

If you’ve perused our cottages in the Perthshire area, it is likely that at some point you will have come across some mention in the cottage descriptions of the Cateran Trail.  But what exactly is the Cateran Trail?  And why would being ...

Great News!

04/15/2011 11:34:15 AM

For all those already signed up to receive the Unique Cottages’ Newsletter I’m pleased to say that the April-May issue should have arrived in your inbox this week – we hope you enjoy! Our bi-monthly e-newsletter has now been electronically ...

Horses for Coarses

04/08/2011 11:06:00 AM

It is the time of year that the necessary chore of cutting the grass of any green space that you are responsible for begins. Indeed, here at Unique Cottages, the office Flymo was dragged out of hibernation in the garage and put to work in the ...