Scotland holistic and wellbeing holidays

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Travelling with a local operator

This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Scotland holistic and wellbeing holidays

Environment

Everything we do is aimed at making a positive impact on the people who stay with us and on the people, places and communities that we introduce them to.

We believe passionately in protecting our local environment. We source local produce to cut down on food miles, picking our organic vegetables from the walled garden, our fish and seafood generally comes straight out of the Minch and our organic meat from the farmland around us. We carbon offset your journeys with us in Ross-shire and encourage you to do the same with your journeys up to us. The C-change Trust is an ethical British carbon offsetting charity, which plants trees in Britain.

We re-use and recycle all that we can, from paper in the office to fishing rope washed up on the beach. We compost all our food waste and recycle cardboard, aluminium and plastics. We try and minimize our energy use and encourage our guests to do the same. The Loch side cottages are fitted with under floor heating and are well insulated, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat them. The log burning fires in the cottages use wood from the estate. We use green, non chemical cleaning products and make sure we put no harmful chemicals into the water system. We use a tipi as an extra space, due to its low impact as we can remove it leaving no trace. We start as many of our walks as possible from the farm cutting down on emissions caused by the week.

We are very aware of the natural unspoilt beauty of the area and endeavour to help keep it that way. On visits to the beach we carry a few bags so we can do a stint beach cleaning before leaving. We encourage clients to adopt the responsible tourist’s mantra of; “leave only foot prints, take only photographs”

Community

We are committed to using local services wherever possible, The Loch side cottages are owned by Lucy a local organic farmer. Virtually all the food we serve is locally produced and the experts involved live in the area.

We generate employment and revenue for local people and businesses including organic farmers, market stall holders, fishermen, artists, craftsmen, taxi drivers, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Ross-shire is a sparsely populated area dominated by massive tract of mountainous wilderness. Our business helps to support and expand a regional network of like-minded individuals. We help to encourage cohesion and skill-sharing amongst craft practitioners and our other specialists. We hope that many of our guests will return to the area in the future.

Reviews of Scotland holistic and wellbeing holidays

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 06 Nov 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


•Rosie was a unique hostess
•the yogateacher did a great job
•the surroundings were lovely
•the accommodation was perfect and the food was delicious
•the tours to Loch Ness, Glen Affric and the other places were absolutely fantastic
•the other guests were kind and charming
•the craft was a challenge

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?




3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?




4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Reviewed on 23 Oct 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


All of it

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Relax and enjoy

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Not sure

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very good

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Just being there with intelligent, congenial people who were all involved in learning something unusual and useful from a wonderful young woman.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared to learn something interesting and challenging in a wonderful atmosphere, from a lovely person. Although, at age 78, I found the physical aspect of doing the actual felting a bit to much for me, and I wouldn't go back for another felting course, I can't stress enough how happy I am that I took the course, and I would gladly go back to Glen Affick if only to see the Hazeltons and what they have managed to do with the place.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


This holiday is entirely locally based and is run by people involved in building up the environment. We used only local people as resources - for buying fleece, learning spinning, felting the fleece on the trail of a horse, hired help for cooking etc.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was terrific! From being picked up by Alex in Inverness, where all four of us
immediately fell into conversation with him and each other, to falling in love with Rosie and little Thora, to the way in which the instruction was organised without being restricting, to the place Rosie rented for us to live in, to the meals and teas, to the all -around feeling of relaxation while doing physically exerting work, to... in other words, there was not one thing out of place.

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The host made the holiday run so smoothly and made you feel really at ease very quickly.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


It you are looking for a lovely relaxing break with good food and lovely people, book it now!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes, the food was locally sourced and workshop staff were employed from the local area.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


5 stars!

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


It was all good! The relaxation break offered us a variety of activities, as well as the opportunity to just be restful. The small size of the group meant it was possible to get to know the other guests quite well and there were many interesting conversations. The food was a highlight too and of course, the location.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


I think you would enjoy this holiday if you were interested in and open minded about alternative lifestyles, sustainability and matters of mind, body and spirit. At least that is what our group had in common.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Really good, much better than I was expecting, actually.

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