Well, it is exciting news for Blervie House and Blervie Houseguests if you are staying with us this July in Scotland because we have sisters Tessa and Katie coming to work with us for the Summer. Tessa fresh from the ski slopes of Val D’isere albeit currently studying hard at University and like all of us at that age or even some of us of any age is keen to make some money during the summer holidays so she will be working with us to produce fabulous dinners for all our guests. With specialist training and experience Tessa is well versed to bring us all home-cooked perfect dinners.
It probably comes as no surprise that it is hard to find enough of the right staff and because everyone loves the environment at Blervie so much we are always being asked for evening meals we are keen to feed as many of you as possible throughout the Summer.
So July in Scotland and beyond:
We will have Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at least are set to be Blervie House Dine-in nights. With options to dine both inside or outside on the Terrace depending upon the weather, we will be providing lots of lovely dishes using the best quality local ingredients using some top-secret recipes. I am firmly convinced that this year we are going to have our long overdue hot summer so when the occasion presents we might even fire up the BBQ for the perfect al-fresco dining experience.
And before anyone asks no we are not sharing our Chocolate Whisky Mousse recipe but you can put in a special request that it is on the dinner menu. We also have new ideas for other evenings so look out for more news soon.
Of course, we still have a number of preferred restaurants we are happy to recommend that always provide a great dining experience and some sensational views but we equally understand that it is important sometimes just to dine in.
A Normal July in Scotland:
Would see us fully booked with international guests keen to see bonny Scotland and trace their ancestral links. Of course, this would include a visit to one of the many Highland Games that would be happening throughout the Summer months. Well as we know normal is well and truly out of the window, international travel is on hold for so many of us as our the Highland Games.
So it is more of the same. Social distancing, outdoor activities. I have written about many of these activities many times but as the weather gets even better and the daylight hours extend Scotland presents a wonderful opportunity to turn back time and drift into another era. Evening beach walks, daylight river walks high above a river gorge.
Meander through some of our superb forests admiring the different hues of green – almost impossible to count. Visit a different distillery – whisky or gin – we have both. If you are a cyclist put your bikes bring them with you – we have plenty of both off or on-road routes. Take a Boat trip to view wildlife or castles. See how many Castles you can visit during your stay in Scotland.
Pack up a picnic and take a scenic day trip. Great day trips include a day down to Balmoral Castle on the Snow Roads. If you are feeling adventurous you can drive the Bealach na Bà over to Applecross. Part of the NC500 route this pass is a winding single track road through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula with views over the water to Skye and possibly not a drive for the faint-hearted.
With all that in mind that don’t forget that if you are thinking of escaping to Scotland this year it is a good idea to plan ahead and book your stay in advance. Our 3 Night Stays booked directly on this website are always, always the best value. Make sure you use 3NS as the discount code to get our best rate.