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Just in time for the hot weather ….

The old open fire with back boiler has served Craig well for many years, but the time has come for an upgrade. We now have a new multi-fuel stove with boiler to keep the cottage warm, and the bath water hot! Huge thanks to Willie and Will who did a fantastic job of installing it. Now I just need to ...
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timelapse videos from summit of Beinn Mheadhonach

I recently walked to the summit of Beinn Mheadhonach, a Graham that is behind Craig Cottage. Although it was a rather wet day, the views were stunning. These timelapses were looking north up Loch Etive ...
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wildlife camera

I've been having fun with a new wildlife camera. It can take videos and stills, day or night, and if the cottage is empty I have been putting it in the garden to see what goes on when there is no one around. So far there have been birds. lots of birds, but I am hoping for something a bit ...
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Snowdrops at Craig

Winter on Loch Etive

It's been a stunning day here today, and I made the most of it by getting out with the camera. It's at times like these that I become aware of how remote the cottages are. They really are an amazing location for a holiday ... maybe I should stay there more often! ...
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View to the head of the loch

Today I took a couple of hours out, and went for a walk up to Barrs and beyond (further up the loch than Dail). The view up here are beautiful, and as the loch narrows the mountains  seem to close in around you. ...
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Pine martens at Craig

I am delighted to have received this lovely review by email, plus some amazing photos of the pine martens at Craig. Thank you so much Cath and Will! "At the beginning of August we spent a glorious, perfectly peaceful week at Craig cottage, beside Loch Etive. This delightful little cottage has an olde-worlde atmosphere and a very cosy sitting-room with ...
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sunset along Loch Etive

The views along the loch this evening were beautiful  as I was driving back from Craig ...
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strimming, hare bells and meet the neighbours

It's been a cloudy but warm day, and a good opportunity for me to strim the path down to Dail. Ably assisted by Isla, of course! Our lunchtime wander took us down to the beach (as it so often does!)  and I spotted these hare bells along the fence. On the way back down the track we got to meet ...
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Panorama: from Dail looking East

Above is an overview of the image, and below a scrollable version of it (using mouse or finger!) And below an annotated version of the peaks visible: ...
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Off the beaten track

One of the great things about the land surrounding Dail and Craig is that you can explore in almost any direction and not have to stick to a path. Okay, it might be rough going at times, but the views and feelings of isolation are well worth it. Isla and I took a detour up into the woodland recently planted ...
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