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At Last Summer has arrived

This morning was beautiful it really felt like summer had arrived which is very welcome after the very cold and wet spring.  The first photo is  looking out over the farm with gorse in the foreground is has been amazing this year with bright yellow flowers  and a very strong coconut aroma.  In the one below you can just make out pockets of snow still lingering on the Dalwhinnie hills.   The other photos are of Fluke and Cullen who are waiting for their breakfast to be delivered!

We still have a few weeks available in June in Allt Bronach and limited availability in July and August, please getting touch if you have any questions.  If Covid -19 rears its ugly head again and holidays have to be cancelled be assured that any money paid will be refunded in full.

Ladies in waiting

You can put up with frost if you get days like theses!

Ewes being fed for the last time before they come down onto the fields to lamb.

First lambs will be appearing any day, the ‘official’ start is the 15th of April  but there are always early lambs!

Fingers crossed the weather stays fair.

Winter is Back!

Winter is back, cold last night and white this morning and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere fast.  Thank goodness we are not lambing yet, ten days to go, fingers crossed spring will reappear by then!

In Like a Lamb out like a Lion!

The saying goes that if March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb, or if it comes in like a lamb it will go out like a lion!  Well this year the beginning of March definitely came in like a lamb!  We scanned the ewes on the 1st of March and it was a beautiful spring day I think it was the best scanning day we had ever had! But it is definitely going out like a lion! The last few days have been horrendous, so much rain, all the bottom fields have flooded!

Lets hope that’s the last of the flooding for this year our lambing starts in about 3 weeks so fingers crossed the weather will behave!

Fantastic News that we are actually opening on the 1st of May, we are really looking forward to welcoming back guests, if you have any questions about anything please do not hesitate to get in touch.  We would also like to assure all our guests that if your holiday has to be cancelled because of Covid-19 any money paid will be refunded.  We are not asking for a deposit and only ask for payment when we know the holiday is definitely going ahead.

Snowy January at Gaskbeg Farm

Almost the end of January and what a shame the ski centres are not open, its been white for most of the month only a couple of days of thaw which saw the river rise and then temperatures fall and the river receded to leave wonderful ice patterns. The hill is just bulging with snow perfect conditions for off piste skiing.

We are open to take bookings for the summer, any bookings taken are provisional and no deposits will be required until the holiday is confirmed.  Any deposits that are taken are fully refunded if the holiday has to be cancelled because of the restrictions.

Please get in touch with any questions.

The Spey from just under 3000ft

Who needs the Alps!

This photos was taken by my son Calum today from the top of the Monadhliath hills at just under 3000ft looking down into the Spey.  The Cairn is one of the 5 Cairns on the summit when you look up from Gaskbeg.  Its a great walk in the summer and actually not that far but it is quite a climb!  Today Calum was on skis so it was a bit of a hike but he assured me that the views and the ski down was well worth the walk up! Here are some more of his photos, the five cairns and looking over the back of into the Madagan Burn which flows into the Calder which runs into the Spey at Newtonmore.

Madagan Burn Flowing Down Into The Calder River At The Back Of Newtonmore

Wonderful Sunrise December 2020

More snow this morning and and wonderful sunrise – the most amazing pink sky

Very sorry we are not able to welcome our New Year guests this year, wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year I for one am really looking forward to 2021 and hopefully goodbye to Covid -19!

Hoping to have guests as soon as we are allowed, the date just now is the 18th of January but obviously that could easily change, all bookings taken are fully refundable if they have to be cancelled due to Covid -19.

We are also saying goodbye to Bail nan Cnoc which will not be available for renting now, thank you so much to everyone who has stayed at Bail nan Cnoc over the years.  It would be lovely to welcome you to the Cottages.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch

Clipped Sheep Heading to the High Tops for the Summer

Thats the sheep all clipped and put to the open hill, great walk but Spock the sheep dog was a wee bit tired!

Amazing weather just now almost too hot! which does not often happen in the Highlands.

We have had a cancellation in Allt na Criche for the beginning of August.  Due to the uncertainty just now any guests that has to cancel due to COVID 19 will get a full refund.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Training Done

At last that is us all ready to go, first guests arrive tomorrow

Please get in touch if you have any questions about our cleaning protocol or anything else

As well as the above on line courses, we have also completed the ‘Good to Go’ self-assessment scheme which means we have followed government and industry COVID -19 guidlines

Please get in touch if you have any questions

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