London (PRWEB UK) 19 January 2013
January welcomes the birthday of one of Scotland’s most famous figures – the poet Robert Burns. To celebrate his birthday on January 25th, social accommodation site http://www.wimdu.co.uk has compiled a list of the best properties to enjoy a traditional Burns’ Night, because there’s only one place to enjoy a supper of haggis served wi' tatties an' neeps* - and that’s Scotland!
The Colonel’s House, East Lothian
This guest house in East Lothian, close to Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders, is an ideal location for any Burns’ Night celebrations. Designed by Edwardian architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the Colonel’s House is a light, airy space which opens on to a private garden and terrace, with wonderful views of the property greens. Newly refurbished, the Colonel’s House accommodates up to 10 guests and holds a living room, kitchen four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom.
Before the Burns’ Night supper begins, guests have the chance to work up an appetite and visit neighbouring Muirfield and enjoy a round of golf.
Alladale Wilderness Reserve in Sutherland
Retreat to the hills and bring out the poet within at Alladale Wilderness Reserve in Sutherland. Natural beauty surrounds this three-bedroom chalet with panoramic views of the Scottish Highlands at every turn and stunning greenery to leave visitors spellbound. For those in need of creative and artistic inspiration, the picturesque scenes of the Alladale Wilderness Reserve may be the solution.
More than just a holiday resort, the Alladale Wilderness Reserve is sustainable and ecological. All materials in the chalet have been made in Scotland with electricity generated by the property’s very own hydroelectric power plant.
After exploring the best the Scottish Highlands have to offer, why not retire to the living room and relax in front of the fireplace? The chalet also comes equipped with underfloor heating, iPod docking station, flat screen TV and Wi-Fi to keep guests connected to the outside world.
Cottage on Loch Feochan
This rustic retreat in the Western Highlands is the perfect getaway and an ideal location for those escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Take poetic inspiration from the views of Loch Feochan and enjoy the romantic seclusion of this idyllic setting. Discover the land’s heritage by visiting the local fjords and forests of the Cowal Peninsula and don’t forget your fishing rod – the local area is perfect for fishing fanatics.
Charming 3-room apartment in Drumtochty Castle
Enjoy Aberdeen as Robert Burns once did with a stay at Drumtochty Castle’s three room apartment. The cosy abode comes equipped with a TV, CD player and DVD player and has internet access.
Explore the grounds and enjoy the marked cycle route, whilst visiting the nearby lake and stream or venture further out and visit the beach, 20km away.
*haggis served with mashed potatoes and turnips
Charlotte(dot)ryder(at)diffusionpr(dot)com / 0207 291 0241
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