Really looking forward to welcoming guests back to Ederline after a very strange year! It has been very quiet at Ederline and we have missed terribly not having guests. We do hope the Covid restrictions will be lifted soon but I just wanted to reassure guests if we did have to cancel your week due to Covid we would offer another week of your choice later in the year or next and if that was not possible offer a full refund. While we are still in uncertain times we are asking for the balance just a week before your arrival. All the best to you all and the light is bright at the end of the tunnel!!
You’re never far from the water in Argyll. With sheltered sea lochs, idyllic freshwater lochs, Atlantic beaches, myriad islands and thousands of miles of coastline, Argyll is one of Europe’s top watersports destination and there’s a huge range of water-based activities on offer. At Ederline we hire our kayaks, rowing boats and new for 2020 paddle boards.
While gardening around the main house at Ederline I came across some undiscovered cup and ring marks. The Kilmartin Museum which is only a few miles from the cottages have now registered them and guests staying on the estate are more than welcome to come into the garden and have a look.
These curious carvings were created and used by early farming communities in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, between around 6000 and 4000 years ago. Argyll and Bute has one of the highest density of findings which many can be found and explained in Kilmartin Museum and Glen. Although the carvings are widespread, we know very little about their original purpose, and they remain one of the most intriguing aspects of our past.
We have had a stunning two weeks with clear skies and still sunny days. Not a ripple on the lochs.
December is a great month to get away from the build up of Christmas. Crisp fresh air for walking and viewing wildlife. At night you can have wonderful views of the Northern Lights and stunning night skies that have no light pollution.
The weather in Argyllshire at the moment is stunning and set for the foreseeable future! We have cottages available for immediate use. A warm crackling fire and welcome awaits!
We are half way though gathering the hills for the lamb sales. We have 3000 breeding black face ewes so alot of tired sheep dogs this week!
We are bringing down the Carron flock next week which is a 6 mile trip down the old drovers road to Finchairn Farm. Alot of guests have joined the team to help bring them down. Many thanks to those who have been involved in the past!
We are just hoping for better prices this week as last week we averaged £26 a lamb…when you think what you pay in the supermarket!?
Nettle has now settled back into the Argyllshire wildness. We saw him last week while out walking with holiday cottage guests staying in Finchairn Farmhouse beside Loch Awe, he looked like he had wintered well. He has settled up in the woods behind Finchairn Cottage near to the Forestry Commission. This was taken last summer having his very last digestive biscuit before leaving him in his new enviroment.
A guest staying in The School House came for a weeks fishing in our 22 hill lochs. We keep the fishing only for guests staying in the cottages or in Ederline House. They caught over 50 between three of them on wednesday. The picture is one of the biggest they caught in the week. A stunning part of the estate to get away from all EU chaos!.
We have had alot of busy squirrels enjoying the sunny afternoons. Sadly only had my mobile not my SLR camera!