What Have We Been Up to Recently?


A Letter to our Guests

Season’s Greetings from Oystercatchers We hope you enjoyed your stay at Oystercatchers in 2016.  We are continuing to upgrade the property and to that end we have re-painted the outside, created a wood store in the garden, replaced the food processor and put in a new light fitting in the sitting room. We have improvements…


What a Difference a Day Makes

This has not been a wonderful Summer as far as the weather is concerned, but we have managed to get most of the outside of the house painted and should get the rest done before we leave at the end of next week.  Grey skies have now given way to blue and we’ve been out…


Old vs New

It is now exactly 2 years since we bought Oystercatchers and we are lucky enough to be here for the Sumer solstice once again.  I looked back at the photos from 2 years ago and out of the window at the 3 garden areas as they are now. Yes, we have worked hard – they…


World of Wildlife

I thought I would write a little something about the wildlife we have encountered at the Cottage (and on our way to it).  We nearly always see deer en route from Glasgow – especially in Glencoe and near the Clunie Dam. These are usually the large Red Deer and when viewed close up they are…


Upgrades and paint mishaps

Well, we are a four star property, so we have been upgrading the furniture over the winter.  This has resulted in a new dining suite and other additions to the kitchen; new oak furniture in the downstairs bedroom; replaced furniture and new soft furnishings in the sitting room; and improved lighting in all downstairs rooms,…


Half Term Holidays (or Whoopers, Muffins and Fairy Pools)

What a mixed bag of weather we had over the October half term. We were very lucky it was a two week break for us, so we saw the best of all worlds. Drove up in a mix of fog and light – trip through Rannoch Moor, Glencoe and down to Cluny Dam was incredibly…