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Hi everyone,
It feels to me like I have been away for ages on my holiday. A week with the family in Essex, then on to our friends near Northampton, and then a real long drive up to Scotland. And believe me it was long! but well worth it when we arrived, such a stunning place, and so quiet compared to busy London.
We booked our holiday through Sykes cottages HERE  a very helpful company that listened to what we had in mind for our break away
Here below are some pictures of where we stayed

But first let me show you my favourite view from the cottage

The weather turned itself right round for us,it was hot! Everyone told me how cold it was, even the weather forecast was wrong! This is the view at the end of the garden

The cottage was a really grand size for starters, I thought a cottage would be tiny, although it stated there were 4 bedrooms, I expected them all to be small rooms and I couldn't have been more wrong!
The cottage itself was really cosy and well kept, and everything you
could need was available.

I was really pleased with my fairytale four poster bed! I slept like a log too! The whole room was really grand.
The kitchen was well equipped too, with a dishwasher and washing machine.I don't eat out hardly ever due to my allergies so this was good for me.

The garden had everything you could wish for, loads of sun loungers and seating. Our friends and their children joined us for the weekend and there was plenty of space. This is when the outside of the cottage was at it's best,

Such a great space for young children to play. A climbing frame, play house, swings, sand, and a trampoline

And for us adults....

Our own bar, with karaoke, pool table, and loads of board games

A well stocked bar, with snacks and anything you wanted was all included in the price. We had a great time with our friends, and the children enjoyed it too.

And this for me was the icing on the cake at the end of the day!
I would definitely recommend Sykes Cottages to anybody. I was really impressed by the whole thing.
In the next couple of days I will post up all the sights we saw on our holiday, and of course all the outfits I wore. Have any of you been to Scotland? Let me know what you thought of it
Xo Laurie


  1. Looks lovely Laurie, and you where so lucky with the weather.
    Sue xx

  2. We booked a cottage with Sykes last year but we were very disappointed. Probably the worst cottage we've stayed in sadly. This one looks lovely! Lynne xx

  3. Looks like you had a great time! Hope you're having a fab summer

    X Emma |

  4. What a lovely place! Is that a hot tub I see? Fabulous--that, and the well-stocked bar + snacks! :) T.

  5. Aw it sounds and looks fab! :) x


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