Monday, 20 January 2014

A weekend away.

A weekend away.

So for my first proper post I thought I would write about a lovely weekend away I had recently. On Friday 10th January, I went to Argyle to stay in a beautiful place called Old Kilmun House. Basically, one of Sam's best friends is moving to New York so they all organized a little going away shindig. 
From Edinburgh, it took about 2 hours to get there. Now I am a sickly young lady and get terrible car sickness, so alot of my journey was spent asleep. The easiest way to get there is a ferry from Gourock. I must say I was a little nervous about this idea, however the waters were so calm so it made a lovely journey. 


Once you get to Dunoon, it's about 10 minutes away. By the time we got there it was pretty dark but even so, you could see how beautiful the place is. I've always said that I'm more of a city girl but as soon as a saw the place, I just fell in love. The house is very close to Holy Loch, so you can imagine the stunning views. Even the house itself was stunning. It was built by The Duke Of Argyle in 1693 I believe. 

If anyone ever decides to go visit that part of the county, I would totally recommend this house if you are going in a big group. It had so many rooms, a beautiful dining room and a games room in the basement. 
So for the first night there, we just had dinner and drinks. I'm a little on the shy side of things so being in big groups is never a great joy of mine but Sam's friends are all really nice so it was good to spend some more time with them. Everyone was a little tired with all the traveling, so most went to bed. I made the mistake of drinking a little too much champagne, so had to have a wee nap before dinner. Must always remember to stick with the gin, it's a safer option!

We were VERY lucky with the weather the next day. So, we went for a lovely walk just behind the house. Being the city girl that I am, walking isn't particularly my favorite thing to do but I'm glad I did it as the views were breathtaking. Infact, a part of me now wants to move to the county. The fresh air and even getting to see stars in the sky, just made me feel so relaxed and at ease. That afternoon we went to lovely little B&B that had a restaurant attached to it. It was such a cute little place, full of local artists' works. 
That night, we again had another love dinner and played a game. I can't remember for the life of me what that game was called but it got a little heated. Boys v Girls is never going to end well. 

Sadly we all had to leave on Sunday. I could have happily stayed longer but the joys of work were calling us all. I would love to do something like this again but have more time to get to see the local area. That's the only regret I have from the weekend. 

On a side note, I must post this picture as it was one of my highlights from the weekend. If a big old house has a service hatch.... then I WILL climb through it.

Well, if you managed to read all this then thank you!
Also I have to say thank you to Skye Withers for some of the photos from the weekend. She is a very skillful lady with a camera. You should check her out on instagram @skyewithers


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