February in Moray

Peacock in a tree in snow

February is that time when you start to notice that it is now light until 5pm so you get the feeling that Spring is on the way.  Even the Peacocks must have noticed as they do not go to bed now until 5pm. They are even getting up earlier so I know I am not the only one that has noticed.

New Skills for 2019

Blervie House we have already had our annual inspection and renewal of our Visit Scotland 5 Star Guesthouse rating and our Taste Our Best food rating. We are all renewing or learning new skills with lots of courses being undertaken including Food Hygiene and IT. Even Tommy the horse has not escaped as he is being ridden with his new saddlebags under his saddle as I keep telling him he can go and deliver lunches to guests that go out to enjoy some of our sensational walking on our doorstep.

Horse with saddle bags behind the saddle
Tommy trying out his new saddle bags
Spirit of Speyside Tickets

February 5th brings the release of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival tickets. This is a 6-day event in May offering 500+ whisky inspired events with visitors from more than 54 countries.   Even if you are not a committed whisky lover you cannot help but get involved in some of the events. I always enjoy the Food tasting events!

Valentines Day

And of course, no February is complete without mentioning Valentine’s Day.  So if your idea of Valentine’s Day is roaring log fires with long walks on sandy beaches we are the perfect place for you.

Sandy beach on the Moray Firth Coastline
One of the many romantic beaches on the Moray Coastline

It is fun to see reservations coming in with a mix of new and returning guests already booking. Likewise it fascinating to find out people’s reasons for coming to stay in Moray.  It is not just the Malt Whisky Trail (we do have 50+ distilleries on our doorstep) but any number of other reasons – including visiting our Coastline (as recommended by National Geographic), Dolphin Watching, Golf or Ancestry visits.

And because it nice good to share here is another lovely review from last year

Thank you for your hospitality and friendship in sharing your wonderful home. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to our next visit. Graham and Nicola.

Wishing you a fun February and please do contact us if you need any more information.

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