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10 good reasons to holiday in Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

We mentioned on social media last week that we had just launched a new region in Scotland, Glasgow & The Clyde Valley, and that we have five fabulous new properties there to showcase.   Our five first properties in this region are all set on the beautifully scenic Kilpatrick Hills and have stunning views out over the River Clyde and Erskine Bridge.

Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick

So here are ten good reasons to visit this part of the world:

1. When it comes to Glasgow, don’t think Trainspotting, think style and culture.  Bursting with art galleries, museums and exceptional architecture.

2. The Clyde Valley Tourist Route - a 42 mile driving route through spectacular scenery.

Clyde Valley Tourist Route

Clyde Valley Tourist Route

3. The Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve – waterfalls and birdlife galore!

4. Finlaystone Country Estate – a private estate with spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde.

5. Prestwick Beach – a long sandy beach with views of the Isle of Arran.

Prestwick Beach

Prestwick Beach

6. The walking trails – great walking country all around you.

7. The cycle routes are pretty good too!

8. The New Lanark World Heritage site – beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in a spectactular valley.

9. The Antonine Wall World Heritage site – an insight into the Roman conquest of Britain.

10. The beautiful collection of One Off Places on offer.  Like this one.

Views over the Clyde

Views over the Clyde

To see our collection of over 1000 One Off Places, visit our website here.

If you’re looking for something really quirky, then have a look at our different property types here.

 

Scotland’s Private Islands – have one all to yourself!

If you thought that staying on your own private island would cost the earth, then think again.  Here at One Off Places we have just introduced two charming holiday cottages on the Isle of Scalpay – a small island on a stretch of water between the Applecross Peninsula and the Isle of Skye on Scotland’s west coast.

Arrival at your private island

Arrival at your private island

The island consists of 600 acres of woodland, and a plethora of freshwater lochs and burns.  There is 14 miles of shoreline and open hills rising from the sea.  It is a secluded and tranquil island retreat – the perfect place for experiencing rugged Scotland, with its abundant flora and fauna.

Waterfront holiday cottage

Waterfront holiday cottage

Believe it or not, it does not take you a week to get there either!  Fly or train to Inverness and you will find yourself just two hours from Scalpay.  A week’s holiday here will not feel like enough.  You can go boating and fishing, bird watching, walking, photography and painting.  On your walks you are quite likely to encounter birds of prey, weasels and otters.  In the sea you might be lucky enough to spot whales and dolphins.  Go mackerel fishing, take the boat to Skye and just hunker down in your very own wilderness.

sunset on your Scottish island

sunset on your Scottish island

The cottages are both waterfront, are superbly equipped, and have fabulous views.  A fine choice for your next holiday.

Cottage on private Scottish island.

Cottage on private Scottish Island.