Loch Leven's Larder, Kinross
Loch Leven’s Larder, with it’s stunning panoramic views of Loch Leven, is a family run farm in Kinross-shire, in the east of Scotland. With a restaurant serving top Scottish produce, which is also sold in the delicatessen, a retail shop and a nature trail it’s a popular stop off for lunch or a day out.
Gaining popularity year after year they have won several awards, including National winner at the Scottish Thistle awards, and they are well deserved. This is a family favourite of ours and when I was given the chance to spend the day with the chefs, learning the art of bread making while learning more about how they use Scottish produce I jumped at the chance.
Seaglass Cottage, Pittenweem
If you are thinking of visiting the East Neuk of Fife, in Scotland, with it’s pretty fishing villages, white washed houses and long coastal walks, I can highly recommend booking into Seaglass Cottage in Pittenweem.
As soon as you step in, you can tell this modern and homely cottage is going to be good. It feels cosy and warm.
Cream walls, with a subtle nautical theme with blues and burnt oranges, and excellent quality fixtures and fittings show that the owners have thought very carefully about exactly what visitors might want.
I’m letting you into my secret here, this hotel is where I sneak away to when I want to destress and relax. The Apex City Quay Hotel is perfectly situated to give you beautiful views when you open your eyes in the morning, sitting on the waterfront of the River Tay, with views of the Quayside to the east and the Tay Bridge to the west meaning you can watch the sun set and rise from your floor length windows without even having to leave your bed.
The rooms have everything you need and a bit more. The beds are unbelievably comfy, the large flat screen Tv’s on the wall have plenty of channels to watch and a good selection of Twinnings tea, Galaxy hot chocolate and Border biscuits ensure you don’t even have to leave the room. The rooms are uncluttered and simple.