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Cooking Holiday in Scotland

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This vacation is designed to provide you with a fun and exciting week exploring traditional and modern Scottish Cooking. You will have plenty of free time to relax in a great location in the beautiful Western Highlands of Scotland.

Meet the instructors

Jane
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Highlights

  • Walk the Crinan Canal
  • Take part in Scottish cooking classes
  • Explore Kilmartin Valley and the Neolithic standing stones and stone circles
  • 7 nights accommodation in a private cottage by the Crinan Canal
  • Watch the sunset over the islands and the Sound of Jura
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and 5 dinners

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4 days with instruction
Group size: 1-4 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Guests will stay in the very quiet and peaceful hamlet of Cairnbaan in a traditional style Highland cottage. The cottage has all modern amenities, WiFi, TV, washing machine, outdoor seating, sitting room, two double bedrooms, bathroom, towels / toiletries. The cottage is situated one-minute walk from the Cairnbaan Hotel and 7 minutes' walk along the canal from the Cairnbaan Cooking School. It is ideal for a range of self guided activities.

Program

  • Day 1: Arrive at Cairnbaan Argyll around 4 p.m.
  • Day 2: You are free to explore the local area. You first Scottish cooking session at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at Cairnbaan Cook School
  • Day 3: You are free to explore the local area. You first Scottish cooking session at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at Cairnbaan Cook School
  • Day 4: Free day, we will advise you on local activities. Dinner is on your own tonight. The staff will advise you on location
  • Day 5: You are free to explore the local area. You first Scottish cooking session at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at Cairnbaan Cook School
  • Day 6: 4: Free day, we will advise you on local activities. Dinner is on your own tonight. The staff will advise you on location
  • Day 7: Free morning, followed by your fourth Scottish cooking session and dinner at Cairnbaan Cook School
  • Day 8: Depart by 10 a.m.

Instructors

Jane Chaplin

Location

Cairnbaan is a small Highland village on the banks of the Crinan Canal. It is located on the west coast of Scotland about 80 miles from Glasgow. Located in Cairnbaan is the Cairnbaan Hotel, which has a cozy pub, and restaurant, it is open all year.

Cairnbaan is the midway point of the Crinan Canal (most beautiful short cut in Britain). The canal which is 9 miles long is now a historic monument and is still used by pleasure yachts taking this short cut to avoid going round the Mull of Kintyre.

The complete length of Crinan Canal is now covered by a cycle track / walking path. Nearby (3 miles) is the town of Lochgilphead which has a variety of shops, large and small. Lochgilphead is served by bus from Glasgow six times per day. The larger town of Oban is 35 miles north of Cairnbaan and is well worth a visit, Oban is also served by train from Glasgow six times per day.

Food

This package includes seven breakfasts, seven lunches (box and picnic-style), and 5 dinners. Breakfasts for six mornings will be in the format of providing you with a basket containing a wide range of Scottish products for you to prepare a self-catered breakfast at your cottage. These supplies will be replenished as and when required.

On Friday morning you will come to the Cairnbaan cook school for a fully cooked traditional Scottish breakfast. All lunches are provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Wildlife guided walks
  • 3 or 4 hour boat trips to Islands
  • Whisky distillery visits
  • Crafting workshops
  • Island visits

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches (box and picnic style)
  • 4 Scottish cooking sessions
  • 5 dinners with wine, beer
  • Tea and coffee.
  • Maps and guide books
  • Towels, toiletries
  • WiFi
  • Daily guidance from Adventure Tourism Services staff

What's not included

  • Travel to Argyll
  • Dinner on 2 evenings
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Glasgow Airport (GLA). Afterward, it is a short bus ride into Glasgow city center. Buses run every 10 minutes, 24 hours per day. From Glasgow center, you can travel to Lochgilphead by bus. It takes around two hours 15 minutes, there are six buses per day.

The Adventure Tourism Services team will collect and return you to either the town of Lochgilphead 3 miles away from Cairnbaan (free of charge) or the town of Oban 36 miles away (additional charge of 25 GBP one way). For more specific information, please send an inquiry.

Alternatively we can arrange a taxi transfer from Glasgow airport to Cairnbaan , the price of this one way - is £120

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Availability

This vacation is available between February and November, with arrival on a Saturday.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 1 participants

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