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On November, 27 2016 by

What to Expect from Your Stay at the Macdonald Cardrona Golf Hotel

Are you thinking about a golf break at the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa? If you’re keen to experience a golf break, and the chance to work on your game, the Macdonald Cardrona Golf Hotel can seem like a potentially ideal getaway, but you’re probably curious about what you’ll get for your money – especially if you’re still considering all your options. Many of my guests have enjoyed fabulous days out and weekend breaks at Cardrona, so I know it’s a popular choice – which is why I thought I’d give you a better idea of what’s on offer. So, read on to find out some of the Cardrona Hotel’s best features, as well as a bit of history about the hotel and course itself. Why stay at the Cardrona Hotel? A relative newcomer to the scene, Macdonald Cardrona Hotel (Peebles) was only built in 2003, and features a […]

 

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An Overview of Macdonald Cardrona Golf Course

Are you thinking about testing your skills at Macdonald Cardrona golf course? Located in a relatively recent development in the Scottish Borders, Cardrona is surrounded by glorious countryside – but with so many courses to choose from in the area, you may be wondering if Cardrona is the place for you. I hear nothing but good things about this course from my guests, and there are some great deals on at the moment. So, especially if you’re looking for an enjoyable golf break, or are planning a wider tour of the area, this could be an ideal stop-off point for a round or two. Below, I’m going to give you a better picture of what to expect from this fantastic championship course, so you can decide for yourself. An introduction to Macdonald Cardrona golf course Designed by renowned architect Dave Thomas and opened in 2001, the Macdonald Cardona golf course […]

 

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On November, 27 2016 by

Have a fun day out in Jedburgh Fishing

Scotland is world-renowned for its angling, and with the scenery and the variety of fishing available right here in the beautiful Scottish Borders, why not give it a try? You never know, you might land yourself a whopper. The Jedforest Angling Association offers a wide range of angling options, and disabled accessible fishing is even available at one of the sites, so dust off that rod, pack some sandwiches and head to the waterside for a fishing experience to remember. The Jedforest Angling Association holds the fishing rights for two fantastic sites very close to our historic town of Jedburgh: The River Teviot – a rather special tributary of the mighty Tweed, and Hass Lochs – two 5-acre lochs just to the south of town. Excellent all-year-round fishing and a warm welcome await, so whether you’re a seasoned angler or you’re just looking for some-fin fun to do (sorry, couldn’t […]

 

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On November, 24 2016 by

CONQUERING THE JEDBURGH 3 PEAKS ULTRAMARATHON – PART ONE

One of our resident bloggers Paul O Neill talks about his preparation for one of the biggest challenges of his life. Read on…. After more than a decade of relative inactivity, I fancied getting fit again so I did a crazy thing and entered one of the events at the annual Jedburgh Running Festival, but not just any event – oh no – only the longest and most difficult of them all. So in a few short months, I will (hopefully) be running my first ultra-marathon – specifically the Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon. Here is pretty much everything I knew about the event when I entered: It is 38 miles long – yes that’s thirty-eight miles. It starts and ends at Jedburgh. It is mostly off-road – paths, tracks etc.   At roughly the halfway point, that’s when the three peaks come into the equation. Summiting all three Eildon Hills […]

 

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On November, 24 2016 by

Hawick Golf Club: A Hole-by-Hole Guide

Are you considering a round or two at Hawick Golf Club? Lowland Lettings’ golf ambassador Keith Morgan takes you for a round at his home course. As the oldest club in the Scottish Borders, Hawick Golf Club can be found on the picturesque Vertish Hill on the outskirts of the town. It’s a very well-established, well-kept course, and Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin are all honorary members. But what can you expect from this parkland-style course? Well, let me tell you right now, it’s no pushover! However, it’s also a joy to play, with some first class catering and bar facilities also available. As the resident PGA pro here, I’m going to tell you more about Hawick Golf Club below, including a detailed hole-by-hole guide so you can be fully prepared on the day! My own experiences at Hawick Firstly, I really want to say how privileged I […]

 

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On November, 08 2016 by

6 Reasons Why You Should Have a Hot Tub in Your Holiday Let

Are you thinking about buying a hot tub for your holiday let, but aren’t sure if it’ll be worth it? Hot tubs are becoming more and more of a popular choice for holiday let owners, as they offer an extra bit of luxury for guests, but actually taking that leap can seem daunting. You may be thinking: “What if my investment doesn’t pay off?” or “What if it’s more trouble than it’s worth?” There’s so much to think about, such as the type of hot tub you want, where best to position it, and then of course there’s the regular care and maintenance to ensure the safety and well-being of your guests – no wonder you’re feeling uncertain of the potential hassle. However, with hot tub holidays now being highly sought after by guests, you could argue that the benefits far outweigh the cons – as long as you don’t […]

 

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On November, 08 2016 by

5 Reasons why the Scottish Borders is an Amazing Golfing Destination

Are you thinking about booking a golfing break to the Scottish Borders? Lowland lettings’ Golf ambassador and PGA pro tells us why the Scottish Borders is an amazing golfing destination. If you’re looking for a truly memorable, challenging and utterly mesmerising golfing experience, the beautiful Scottish Borders could be the perfect destination for you. However, if you’ve never been before, and want to treat yourself to a truly unforgettable golfing break or tour, you might be a bit curious about what to expect before splashing out on tickets – you may even be wondering just how different it is from playing elsewhere. As a PGA pro currently living in the Borders – in fact, I’ve been here 18 years – I’m going to give you the full low-down on what makes the Scottish Borders such an incredible place to golf. TIP: I’d also advise reading ‘5 of the Best Tips […]

 

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On November, 08 2016 by

What Are the Tax Benefits of a Furnished Holiday Let?

Want the full low-down on the benefits you can expect from your furnished holiday let? It’s no secret owning a property that qualifies as furnished holiday let (FHL) can mean some fantastic tax benefits and allowances, but not everyone is clued up about what those benefits actually are – you may even be wondering: “Is it really going to be worth it?” Especially if you’re new to the world of holiday letting, you might be feeling a bit on the fence and unsure about the benefits and allowances you can expect – in fact, from running a holiday letting business myself, this is something I get asked about all the time. So, below I’m going to try and break these benefits down for you, to give you a much better idea of why furnished holiday lets can be a very attractive option tax-wise. What are the tax benefits of an […]

 

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On November, 08 2016 by

3 Steps to Successfully Installing a Hot Tub in Your Holiday Let

Are you thinking about installing a hot tub for your holiday let’s guests to enjoy? Perhaps you’ve already made the decision, but want to know a bit more about what to expect during and after your hot tub’s installation. I know some holiday let owners can be a little put off by the amount of work involved in running a hot tub all year round – and straight off the bat, let me tell you it’s quite involved – but just like anything, having one in your holiday let can be extremely rewarding for both you and your guests. For instance, did you know that thousands of people search for holiday lets with hot tubs every month? You could reap the rewards with lots of extra bookings! We recently had our own hot tub installed by Luxe Spa, so below I’m going to tell you a little bit about the […]

 

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On November, 08 2016 by

Holiday Lets: 4 Reasons Your Guests Will Love a Hot Tub

Are you thinking about investing in a hot tub for your holiday let?   A hot tub can seem like a great idea, but they can also come as quite an investment, and you might be wondering what benefits they can really bring to your guests. Holiday let owners usually ask me: “Will they appreciate it?” or: “Will they even use it?” At least, in my experience as a holiday let owner, guests love a hot tub! And if you provide it, the chances are, they will come and enjoy the latest addition to your property – which also has lots of great benefits they’ll love! Below, I’m going to tell you some of the best ways your guests could benefit from a hot tub. 1. A little bit of luxury Holidays are all about making amazing memories, spending quality time with each other, and just generally relaxing – and […]

 

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