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Autumn 2018

Golden Colours and Golden Opportunities

We are now surrounded by wonderful Autumn colours, fallen golden leaves, dark nights and wood fires. The stags are rutting and roaring - its my favourite season of the year and time to think about some seasonal activities.

Lots of things happening in Ullapool just now and even more over the next 2 months. Our holiday homes have been busy for half term week and the new houses introduced this year - Campbell's Croft and Greta's House have had some lovely reviews with folk booking again for next October! It's Senior Fèis Rois this week so houses are full of musical young people having the opportunity to experience and engage with traditional music and Gaelic culture.You may hear the music if you're out and about in the village.

Screen Machine arrives in Ullapool for 2 days too, its an 80-seat air conditioned, digital mobile cinema which brings the latest films to our rural area's of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Can't wait to see Mamma Mia! Come along and enjoy a night out at our local cinema - it will be an experience.

The days are rapidly shortening giving way to dark and starry skies, we've already had a sighting of the northern lights and a few nights when there has been no clouds the millions of stars are very visible in the amazing sky.
             

                                                                        twilight                          

On Autumn evenings if you are not outside sky gazing what is better than getting cosy in front of a wood burner. We have quite a few holiday homes with fires and are offering you a short break, come and stay for 3 nights and enjoy a mid week getaway or long weekend.

If you come for Halloween we will supply pumkins to carve.  It is the night of 31 October, the eve of All Saints' Day, often celebrated by children (and adults) by dressing up in frightening masks and costumes.

 

Halloween is thought to be associated with the Celtic festival Samhain, when ghosts and spirits were believed to come out to haunt, the Celts would appease the spirits by giving them treats. Its a good idea to have some treats in the house for the local children or beware you may be tricked!  

                                                                                pumpkin                         

Ullapool village always has a marvellous bonfire and fireworks display, this year it will be on Friday 2nd November. There will be stalls on West Terrace in Ullapool overlooking Lochbroom, usually there is mulled wine, hot chocolate, cakes and treats. A huge bonfire is lit on the ground below the terrace and the firework display follows, a real treat for locals and visitors.

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Just recently we were awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, so we are proud that you think we are getting things right. Thanks for all the great reviews online and the wonderful comments we receive in the visitor books in each house. On changeover days we enjoy reading about your adventures and of course the lovely comments you leave us about the cleanliness of the holiday homes and the service you receive. We're a small team but make up for that with high standards and attention to detail.

It's been very busy booking forward for 2019 so if there is a particular cottage or dates that you would like to visit, then please do make that booking. If you need to confer with family or friends don't forget we are happy to hold a self catering holiday home for 7 days with no obligation from you, until everyone is happy with the choice.

There is lots to choose from now and we'll be adding another property a little later in the year. The map search may be helpful if you are looking for just the right location. Click here to search by map.

If you would like more information that you can't find on the website, give us a call. Our moto is 'We're Happy To Help'.

You may book online, or ring to book:  01854 666 228 or 07788 643 062 - we're open all year round.

Maybe we'll see you at one of the Autumn village events, if so do come up and say hello.



 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

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Runie Lodge,
Blughasary,
Ullapool.
IV26 27W.
Ross Shire.
 
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