Well, if you are planning on visiting Scotland in July there is still time to plan your itinerary. Whilst it may not be the cheapest time to travel to Scotland it is certainly the best time to visit Scotland. For those of you wondering when is the best time to visit Scotland to avoid midges that is one concern, you do not need to worry about if you are staying with us as luckily we do not see any midges here so please rest assured!
In the meantime, Tessa is back with us for the Summer to help cook our fabulous breakfasts. The reason I mention breakfasts is that as part of your July planning you may well find yourselves out walking more than usual and therefore requiring a good breakfast. Recently our guests have been climbing Cairngorm Mountain, walking The Dava Way, Hopeman to Lossiemouth, and Portknockie to Cullen. That means we have both Dolphin Spotters and Mountain Men staying with us keen to see as much of Scotland as possible.
It probably comes as no surprise that it is hard to find enough of the right staff which is why we are pleased to have Tessa back 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 leaving me more time to provide dinners.
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.
An all-around favourite is always The Kimberley Inn down at Findhorn but the views of the sea and walking on the beach it has to be done.
With a house full of 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. At least this year are fortunate enough to see the return of many Highland Games not least of all our local Games in Forres on the 2nd of July.
With our beautiful Summer weather and extended daylight hours 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.
Many of our guests are enjoying flying their own drones above the house and recording more of their trip, finding the long July evenings perfect for this having been out exploring all day.
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 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. Our best rates and discounts are always, always on our website.