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Winters almost over~ Snowdrops are up!

We’ve had a fairly easy winter with not too much snow to clear, but enough to enjoy all the Snowsports.  Hopefully enough snow to last til Easter, and over the School Holidays. Then the Osprey will return and all the birds to watch. The Pot-Belly Wood Stove has been well used and such a treat! Keeping the Bothy nice n’ cozy! Soon it’ll be time for some gardening, meanwhile we’re enjoying the snowdrops and crocuses 🙂

Autumn Colours

Spectacular colours in all the Trees around us, and the Squirrels and deer coming in for the view! We’ve had a very busy season from April to September, returning visitors and new visitors to the area, its been lovely 🙂  Looking ahead to some lovely Autumn walks through the forest and round the Lochs.  Our latest treat is a Pot Belly Wood Burner installed into the Bothy, nice n cozy!

Our 1st Anniversary in Mondhuie

Here we are into our second year in Mondhuie! Certainly more snow than last year already! Lets hope it is a good season for everyone 🙂   We really enjoyed having all our visitors – regulars and new alike, learning all about the business and enjoying our own secluded spot in Speyside.  This New Year has started with new visitors from as far as Bristol and over Christmas we had visitors from Notts,  they had been here in August, they couldn’t wait to come back!! With their Campervan too! Now lots of bookings this week, we are looking forward to meeting you all! Happy Holidays with lots of R ‘n R!   (thats Rest & Recuperation!)

Summer blooms

Lovely variety of summer blooms in our garden, along with plenty sunny days for long walks, cycling, bbqs, golfing and of course –  relaxing!

 Poppies                                     DSC00744

Now Autumn is here and the Spey Valley is full of Colour, time to make the most of daylight hours before the ‘clocks’ change!

Long Eared Owl

May Time, and the Osprey at Loch Garten have their first hatchling!     The Apple blossums are beginning and the birds are nesting.

There is a Long- Eared Owl around, in the Mondhuie area, aswell as the Woodcocks.

Plenty of Butterflies and Moths too, keeping our visitors happy!

Easter is Hare!!

We have been having a new visitor hopping into the garden, a hare we have nicknamed ‘Blue’. This is fun to watch as he explores the garden, then quite amusing when he slept under a tree for the rest of the day! We kept checking to see if ‘he’ was still there, and sure enough when we got close enough 2 ears would pop up!                                                     Yesterday we were walking along the old railway line (just across the road), and there was a hare ahead of us, we wonder if it was ‘Blue’!                    10174927_1384726765140293_8468823635114034388_n
We hope he will tell his mate the Easter Bunny to be sure and visit too!

Exciting New Times

February was our opening month and with it brought our First Visitors! We had christened the new Wood Stove and had the Chalet and the Bothy all ready for them. Turning on the water after being closed since Oct 2013, we wondered what to expect, but it was all very smooth. We did have a slight plumbing problem, but that was fixed easily. Our visitors made good use of the fair weather and went biking and walking, (ski-ing was on the agenda too but unfortunately high winds kept the Cairngorm Mountain closed).

20th February – 22nd February 2014

“7 of us stayed at Mondhuie as the first guests of new owners Sylvia and Shane who were absolutely fabulous and made our stay very comfortable. Both the chalet and the bothy are clean and cosy, and fully kitted out with everything you need to enjoy a trip to the highlands, the wood burner being one of the stand out features! We shall definitely return and wish them and their guests all the best in the meantime. Cheers from the Ridleys and Coyles”

We hope they will come back and visit again.

We now look forward to welcoming our next visitors in the hope they will see the squirrels that have been finding the nut-feeders in the garden.  Our new venture has begun!

 

Getting cosy!

We have been busy installing a Wood-Burning Stove in the Chalet and giving the place a freshen up.

This will be a lovely cosy start for our first guests in February!