We bought Pisces caravan secondhand in 1992, and although it is still comfortable, we feel that it is coming to the end of its life as a holiday home at Hiddenglen. Demand has been strongest at the upper end of the market so we have started building a cottage with many genuine eco credentials to provide 5 star family accommodation to sleep 6 in 3 bedrooms, all ensuite.

To those who know us, the cottage is built into the south facing bank between Hazelwood, the turf roofed house, and our own home. At road level the cottage entrance is directly on to the first floor with all the living area and a master bedroom. Two more bedrooms and the utility room are below, built into the bank with only the southerly aspect exposed. More details will be posted soon, but for now here are a few photos.

Highland holiday cottage

The ground floor which is now mostly hidden

Stone walls

Faced with secondhand sandstone from a long abandoned Nairn quarry.

Scottish Country Dancers

Nairn Scottish Country Dance Club test out the “roof”, which will become the first floor when the upper walls are built!



Red roses from Africa are not an option here at Holiday Cottage Nairn so i thought i would see which flowers are blooming in the Highlands of Scotland today. But wait, why are roses from Africa a bad idea? Apart from the air miles, the locals from around Lake Naivasha have lost the best ground for growing their own food to mostly foreign companies who employ them to apply nasty pesticides without proper protection so they must then buy food and water.  Irrigation is lowering the level of the lake, pesticides are polluting it and most of the public access to the lake for washing clothes and watering cattle has been closed. The lake is dying. For the full story see Lake Naivasha Report

Nairn sky on St Valentine's Day.

So what did i find on a morning that started with a beautiful sky?

Laikenbuie whins and snowdrops

Laikenbuie whins and snowdrops
Hepatica, Jasmine and Heather
Hepatica, Jasmine and Heather

Holiday cottage Nairn posy

Holiday cottage Nairn posy

 And yes my beautiful wife made two lovely posies, and neither of them was for me!