The Queen’s Hut

The Queen’s Hut

Being born and brought up in Scotland, I have always been aware of the beauty and history that lies right on my doorstep. However sometimes one becomes complacent, and in the pursuit of warmer climates I’ve often overlooked it, instead giving way to the enticement of foreign travel. The restrictions of travelling abroad in the past [...]

The Fife Arms Hotel

The Fife Arms Hotel

Located in the quaint village of Braemar in the Scottish Highlands is the luxurious boutique hotel, the Fife Arms Hotel. This Victorian establishment was meticulously transformed in 2018 by new owners Iwan and Manuela Wirth, co-founders of the revered global gallery Hauser & Wirth. The restoration injected new vigour into the building whilst carefully respecting [...]

House of Gods

House of Gods

Boutique hotels are not usually synonymous with the Cowgate area of Edinburgh’s Old Town. A new addition to the Edinburgh hotel scene has set to change all that. House of Gods celebrates the dark mysterious side of Edinburgh with an unapologetic decadence. This hotel takes pride of place in Edinburgh’s old town with its exterior housing [...]

The Bridge House – Ballintuim

The Bridge House – Ballintuim

Only a few hours north of Edinburgh is the picturesque area of Perthshire; often referred to as the gateway to the highlands. This area of stunning natural beauty has been a favourite of mine since childhood. From its rolling hills, endless woodlands and meandering rivers, Perthshire is truly a captivating and mesmerising area. I often travel up at least once a year in order rekindle old memories and ignite new [...]

Prestonfield House – Rhubarb

Prestonfield House – Rhubarb

Situated only five minutes from Edinburgh city centre is the impressive and renowned Prestonfield House hotel, owned by hotelier-restaurateur James Thomson OBE. This historic building sits within its own 20 acre garden, its white baroque exterior standing proud against the rugged backdrop of Arthur’s seat. As you turn into their impressive driveway, the city noise [...]