Photoshoot

One of Curlew Cottage's twinsEarlier this year we commissioned local company Head for the Bed to create two upholstered headboards for one of the twin bedrooms in Curlew Cottage. We loved their work so much we offered to host the photoshoot for their new website. It is a really important consideration for us to support local business and we were able to work with them in selecting the perfect fabric for the bedroom in terms of colour, design and finish and, of course, the fabric has to comply with fire retardant standards. The finished products are first class and have received many positive comments from our guests.

We are really pleased to see the recent launch of Head for the Bed's website and the various pictures taken in Curlew Cottage and The Old Dairy. Their online store with so many great choices is now live and, great news, they are now fully able to provide their upholstered headboards across the UK. Have a look at their website. There are so many wonderful fabrics to choose from as well as styles. We chose the Kintyre Clementine 100% wool in the Fruin style headboard for the twin bedroom in Curlew.

As we live on site we continuously review how the cottages are presented and really strive to make them superbly comfortable. When we go on holiday ourselves we love to stay in places that have that 'wow' as you walk in the door. The new headboards are a great asset to the room which is also looking good with fab new popcorn bubbly throws and new lighting. Perfect for Autumnal cosiness.

Fab Review from Dog Friendly Magazine

Scruffy Mongrel!We had the great pleasure to meet Tilly the Westie and her owners Richard & Angie Aspinall a few weeks ago. They stayed in Curlew Cottage and really enjoyed the 'wow' factor this cottage offers, they enjoyed their get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, were blown away by the style and size of the cottage and, very kindly, commented that 'it was like something from a glossy magazine on stylish living'.

Angie and Richard have written a wonderful article in the current issue of Dog Friendly magazine so, if you subscribe to and are lucky enough to see a copy of that, do enjoy the story of their stay.

We welcome up to two dogs in each cottage, there are some superb walks from the front door as well as the fun of exploring all that Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park has to offer. We certainly have enjoyed many 'dogs with well behaved owners' staying and enjoying their time here. As the ground floors of both cottages are slate and wood they are very easy to keep clean so dog owners can manage muddy paws and our subsequent guests know that they will arrive to thoroughly clean accommodation.

The 'scruffy mongrel' pictured is our special four legged friend, rehomed with us from the SSPCA, a great companion and perfect excuse for enjoying a walk down to the Loch or up The Dumpling.

EV update...!

We've just made it even more convenient for guests with super-efficient plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles to stay at East Cambusmoon with the addition of another two wall chargers!

As EV owners we really understand the needs of the increasing number of motorists who are driving electric, in particular the ability to simply roll up, plug in, and wake up to a full 'tank' of electrons!

We already installed a 'Type 2' wall charger earlier this year, just in time for our first 'EV guest' who'd travelled 300 miles in their gorgeous BMW i3 all-electric car to stay in the Old Dairy. But with the anticipated increase not just in the number of pure electric vehicles but in their range and ability to fast charge en-route, we look forward to welcoming a lot more long-travelled EV drivers to our low energy cottages and have made charging here as convenient as possible with an additional two chargers.

 


Lambing update...

It's been a busy week so far with four new arrivals on the lambing front to date, and both mums and the two sets of twins are doing well!

The first pair were born around 6am on Tuesday (4th April) morning, whilst the 1st of the second pair entered the world around 7pm the same day. Ewe and lamb were led to a pen in the shed, with lamb feeding and food and water left for her mum.

On checking things were ok later that night at around 11pm, another wee bundle of fluff had appeared in the pen, standing up and happily feeding!

A fresh look

It's almost 5 years since we welcomed our first guests, since when we've been committed to making continuous improvements here at East Cambusmoon Holiday Cottages.

Since opening we've enhanced the landscaping around the cottages, improved WiFi, and are increasingly working with other local tourism, produce and service providers within the National Park to help our visitors get the most out of their stay and our beautiful area.

More recently we've established an online booking system and introduced credit/debit card payments, making it easier to book online from smartphones and tablets. And now we're delighted to go live with our new website, with some fresh content and a new layout making it easier to navigate and book on mobile devices.

We hope you like it!

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