Another interesting piece of British cultural and artistic history is this rather wonderful painting by JMW Turner – which I think now hangs in Plymouth Art Gallery. Believe it or not we have seen many wonderful rainbows over the castle – luckily for you I have not yet been driven to paint what I … More Turner and Loch Awe
With thanks to a recent and very welcome guest (Rachel), we have belatedly discovered that the great poet (and poet laureate 1843-50) William Wordsworth wrote a fabulous poem about Kilchurn Castle which is reproduced below: ADDRESS TO KILCHURN CASTLE, UPON LOCH AWE CHILD of loud-throated War! the mountain Stream Roars in thy hearing; but thy … More A poetic history – Wordsworth on Kilchurn
Fabulous news! After a year of being an Airbnb host we have made their list of top ten ‘cool and quirky’ places to stay in the UK. See this link in The Guardian newspaper. To say that we are chuffed is an understatement! We keep making improvements and this year we have added more antique … More Tower makes Airbnb list of ‘cool and quirky’ homes
It has been a while since we have posted an update on our blog – though we have refreshed the site to make it easier to learn more about the holiday let. We have been up and running as a holiday let since August 2016 and the overwhelming experience has been positive – apart from … More The holiday let is truly up and running
Moving to Scotland from North London was always on the cards but perhaps not in the way we had originally anticipated. Sitting on the veranda of a cabana on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in August 2014 I noticed a job advertised in a certain Scottish city. M and I had talked often of the move north … More Sent to the Tower!