Monthly Archives: November 2021

A wintery transformation on the Top Loch. As the cold winter approaches salmonids (the family of fish comprised of salmon, trout, chars, freshwater whitefishes, and graylings) must change their behaviour to survive. Their metabolism slows as the water temperatures drop. Due to their decreased activity and appetite, trout will seek out deep, slower moving water that still delivers food to meet their (albeit reduced) needs.️ 🥾🌲🦌 🦦 ⛰🦀 🛶#visitscotland #scottishholidays #wildlifeholidays #scottishbreaks #westcoastscotland #holidaycottages #travel #travelscotland #accommodation #familyholiday #sailing #holidayhome #dogfriendly #selfcateringholiday #getaway #scotland #bringaboat #autumnholiday#walking #dogwalking #hiking #mountainbiking #adventure #explore #explorescotland #beach #coast #cycling #fishing #flyfishing

29Nov

A wintery transformation on the Top Loch.  As the cold winter approaches salmonids (the family of fish comprised of salmon, trout, chars, freshwater whitefishes, and graylings) must change their behaviour to survive. Their metabolism slows as the water temperatures drop. Due to their decreased activity and appetite, trout will seek out deep, slower moving water that still delivers food to meet their (albeit reduced) needs.️  🥾🌲🦌 🦦 ⛰🦀 🛶#visitscotland #scottishholidays #wildlifeholidays #scottishbreaks #westcoastscotland #holidaycottages #travel #travelscotland #accommodation #familyholiday #sailing #holidayhome #dogfriendly #selfcateringholiday #getaway #scotland #bringaboat #autumnholiday#walking #dogwalking #hiking #mountainbiking #adventure #explore #explorescotland #beach #coast #cycling #fishing #flyfishing

Whilst most of the UK woke to a blanket of snow this morning here on the shores of Loch Melfort only the high hills are dusted with it. Western coastal areas of Scotland are warmer than the east and inland areas due to the influence of the Gulf Stream; a flow of warm seawater which passes the west coast of Scotland and brings slightly warmer weather. The air today is sharp with cold, it almost pinches your skin. With next to no wind the sound of burns cascading down the hills around us is impressive. More impressive though are the ravens, their “Kraa” calls and making wing gestures to each other as they cruise the frosty hills is amazing to watch. Our holiday homes and cottages are a unique getaway this autumn. The west coast of Scotland offers plenty of wholesome fun! Wrap up warm and explore the woodlands, beaches and hike the highlands. Or light the fire and watch it all through the window! 🥾🌲🦌 🦦 ⛰🦀 🛶#visitscotland #scottishholidays #wildlifeholidays #scottishbreaks #westcoastscotland #holidaycottages #travel #travelscotland #accommodation #familyholiday #holidayhome #dogfriendly #selfcateringholiday #getaway #scotland #bringaboat #autumnholiday #walking #dogwalking #hiking #mountainbiking #adventure #explore #explorescotland #beach #coast #cycling #fishing

28Nov

Whilst most of the UK woke to a blanket of snow this morning here on the shores of Loch Melfort only the high hills are dusted with it. Western coastal areas of Scotland are warmer than the east and inland areas due to the influence of the Gulf Stream; a flow of warm seawater which passes the west coast of Scotland and brings slightly warmer weather. The air today is sharp with cold, it almost pinches your skin. With next to no wind the sound of burns cascading down the hills around us is impressive. More impressive though are the ravens, their “Kraa” calls and making wing gestures to each other as they cruise the frosty hills is amazing to watch. Our holiday homes and cottages are a unique getaway this autumn. The west coast of Scotland offers plenty of wholesome fun! Wrap up warm and explore the woodlands, beaches and hike the highlands. Or light the fire and watch it all through the window!  🥾🌲🦌 🦦 ⛰🦀 🛶#visitscotland #scottishholidays #wildlifeholidays #scottishbreaks #westcoastscotland #holidaycottages #travel #travelscotland #accommodation #familyholiday #holidayhome #dogfriendly #selfcateringholiday #getaway #scotland #bringaboat #autumnholiday #walking #dogwalking #hiking #mountainbiking #adventure #explore #explorescotland #beach #coast #cycling #fishing

Croft Cottage. Sitting in between impressive high hills and with outstanding views over Loch Melfort. Explore our woodland walks, cobbled beaches and experience the west coast of Scotland’s wild landscapes this autumn/winter. Sleeps 6Ground Floor* Kingsize Bedroom, en suite shower over bath room* W/C, shower room, laundry* Open Plan Lounge/Diner/Kitchen* Open Fire* WiFi* Large FreeSat TVFirst Floor* Large Kingsize Bedroom* Twin BedroomBed Linen and Towels included. Cot and High Chair are also available. 🥾🌲🦌 🦦 ⛰🦀 🛶#visitscotland #scottishholidays #wildlifeholidays #scottishbreaks #westcoastscotland #holidaycottages #travel #travelscotland #accommodation #sailingholiday #familyholiday #sailing #holidayhome #dogfriendly #selfcateringholiday #scotland #bringaboat #autumnholiday#walking #dogwalking #hiking #mountainbiking #adventure #explore #explorescotland #beach #coast #cycling #fishing #flyfishing

25Nov

Croft Cottage. Sitting in between impressive high hills and with outstanding views over Loch Melfort. Explore our woodland walks, cobbled beaches and experience the west coast of Scotland’s wild landscapes this autumn/winter. Sleeps 6Ground Floor* Kingsize Bedroom, en suite shower over bath room* W/C, shower room, laundry* Open Plan Lounge/Diner/Kitchen* Open Fire* WiFi* Large FreeSat TVFirst Floor* Large Kingsize Bedroom* Twin BedroomBed Linen and Towels included. Cot and High Chair are also available. 🥾🌲🦌 🦦 ⛰🦀 🛶#visitscotland #scottishholidays #wildlifeholidays #scottishbreaks #westcoastscotland #holidaycottages #travel #travelscotland #accommodation #sailingholiday  #familyholiday #sailing #holidayhome #dogfriendly #selfcateringholiday #scotland #bringaboat #autumnholiday#walking #dogwalking #hiking #mountainbiking #adventure #explore #explorescotland #beach #coast #cycling #fishing #flyfishing

Have you visited the “Top Loch”? It’s high on the hills behind the estate and very beautiful. It’s a great place to go for a hike, picnic and to watch wildlife. Just the other day we watched a very impressive Red deer stag feeding in the smirr. 🥾🌲🦌 🦦 ⛰🦀 🛶#visitscotland #scottishholidays #wildlifeholidays #scottishbreaks #westcoastscotland #holidaycottages #travel #travelscotland #accommodation #sailingholiday #familyholiday #sailing #holidayhome #dogfriendly #selfcateringholiday #getaway #scotland #bringaboat #walking #dogwalking #hiking #mountainbiking #adventure #explore #explorescotland #beach #coast #cycling #fishing #flyfishing

25Nov

Have you visited the “Top Loch”? It’s high on the hills behind the estate and very beautiful. It’s a great place to go for a hike, picnic and to watch wildlife. Just the other day we watched a very impressive Red deer stag feeding in the smirr.  🥾🌲🦌 🦦 ⛰🦀 🛶#visitscotland #scottishholidays #wildlifeholidays #scottishbreaks #westcoastscotland #holidaycottages #travel #travelscotland #accommodation #sailingholiday  #familyholiday #sailing #holidayhome #dogfriendly #selfcateringholiday #getaway #scotland #bringaboat #walking #dogwalking #hiking #mountainbiking #adventure #explore #explorescotland #beach #coast #cycling #fishing #flyfishing


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