Friday, 10 June 2011

An Invite from Wester Lix

Forth Valley Open Studio

Wildgrass Studio at Wester Lix - Forth Valley Open Studios event - June 2011

Dave and Gill Hunt are delighted to be taking part for the second year in Forth Valley Open Studios, we are venue number 1 on the Trossachs route - how easy to remember is that :)

We would like to invite you to come and see us at WildGrass Studio near Killin in our beautiful corner of Perthshire.

This year Dave is exhibiting a collection of black and white prints alongside his more traditional landscapes and fine art figure works. A preview of the 'Dancers in the Dark' collection is currently being exhibited at Clive Ramsay Bar, The Peak, Stirling - details...

Gill has been working on her 'Fairy Ballet' body of work - of which one large limited edition Framed Print is now available to view at Delta Studios and the second is at WildGrass Studios . . . more of the work will be available during Perthshire Open Studios in September. Gill has also been working on her 'Dances with Flowers' and has framed and unframed limited edition Giclee Prints of the work for sale along with her hand glinted framed and unframed open edition 'Raindrops on Grasses'

Our prices range from £2.50 for miniature Giclee print cards to £850

Sharing the location are our neighbours Heather and Bernard who will be exhibiting their rather wonderful paintings and drawings in their Lochan Studio - details of their work

Finally remember that we offer a professional Printing and Framing service to artists and individuals so please come and talk to us to see how we can help you with presenting your own work.

NB Our work is also available at Gordon MacFarlane's in Alloa and Paul Howarth's in Stirling

DANCERS IN THE DARK - Meet the Artist - Dave Hunt - will be at the Peak in Stirling on Sunday 12h June from 4pm to 7pm to meet and greet folk so please pop along... further details...

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Why Stay at Wester Lix

So many reasons, but here is just one reason incorporating many . . . what am I waffling on about - the Wildlife - that is what!!!!!!!

We have a rich abundance of Wildlife of Wester Lix and the following pictures are some of them . . .

Please note that whilst I am a photographer alot of these pictures are just grabbed shot and low resolution jpegs so the quality is not up to my usual standard . . .

A Buzzard in the Snow

One of several Male Blackbirds

A Grey Heron

Duck and Ducklings on our Lochan

Young Hedgehog

Grey Heron in Flight

Sheep and Deer

Cute Bunnies

Mum and Ducklings on a daily pilgrimage to my bird table.

A Newt

Wood Pigeon

Red Stag actually taken on Rannoch Moor - but we have a herd visit us regurarly

One of our several Red Squirrels

My little friend - he sits on this post every morning

This Red Squirrel actually jumped on the Jay which hurriedly flew off

Stalking Heron after Frogs

One of our Toads

A very young Jay

And last but not least some pictures taken by one of our guests of our Otters . . . we are thinking of maybe building a hide to get closer  . . .

This top picture is actually two Otters sliding down together on a slide they had made!

We have many small birds as you will see as well as Tawny Owls and occasionally the sighting of a Golden Eagle.

We also have foxes and stoats, but I have yet to get a picture and there has been a Pine Martin seen in the vicinity . . . so your challenge if you come and stay is to get pictures of the Wildlife that we so far haven't managed to!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Christmas and New Year

We still have availability for both Christmas and New Year - which is amazing - they are always gone by now - I have even known New Year to go in January!!!!!!

Xmas is running from 22nd December to 29th December and is now reduced from £725 to £695

New Year is running from the 29th December to 5th January and is reduced to £725

Wester Lix in the Snow

The Farm House decorated for Xmas and New Year
 Jonna's Cottage decorated for Xmas and New Year

Various Snowy pictures at Wester Lix . . . NB despite the heavy snow last year we managed to keep our track open and all the surrounding roads were kept well ploughed and gritted - much to many people's disappointment cos they wanted to get snowed in :)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Latest Availability

Another beautiful misty morning here and if it is like yesterday all set to turn into a beautiful sunny day - don't you just love this time of year. I just couldn't resist going out with the camera there were bejeweled spider's webs everywhere.


Amazingly we still have the 23rd of October available in both Jonna's Cottage and The Farm House reduced from £625 to £525. NB THIS WEEK HAS NOW GONE IN BOTH COTTAGES

Even more amazingly we still have both the Xmas week and the New Year week available in both cottages. So if you want to come and spend Christmas, or New Year with us then have a look at our website and send me an email on, or give me a ring.

We also have availability in November and December and are doing short breaks at this time of year.

Photography courses for all abilities also available you can have from just a couple of hours to a full day - courses tailor-made to suit you.

Here is a small selection of the webs I took.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Perthshire Open Studios ON NOW

PERTHSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 11th - 19th September - we are number 88 and on the red route

Visit from Forth Valley Open Studios 

Yesterday at Wester Lix we had a visit from some of the Forth Valley Open Studios committee  . . . here they are with myself and Dave and Rob Mulholland's brilliant stainless steel 'mirror' man.

Below is another picture with Dave and our very special guest

Pictures courtesy of Ann Shaw and taken on her iPhone.

As you can see the weather is fantastic - so go on if you are in Central Scotland come and visit us on the red route number 88.
PLUS the first person through the doors saying they have come here as a result of Twitter, Facebook, or Blogger gets a unique giclee print


Sunday, 29 August 2010

Autumn Availability

jonna's Cottage is booked until the end of October. But has availability in November and December.

The Farm House surprisingly has some availability in September and October as well as November and December.

Both cottages are ideal for the colder weather being snug and Cody with an open fire in The Farm House and a log burner in Jonna's Cottage PLUS all your heating costs are included in the price . . No expensive electric radiators on a greedy coin meter. The heating is oil fired boilers with radiators in every room and you have control of the temperature. We also supply you with logs and coal at no extra cost and we fill up your electricity meter for you. So come and be snug and Cody with us this Winter.

Plus we still have vacancies for Xmas and New Year . . . Last year we had glorious crisp snowy days throughout Xmas and the New Year . . . We managed to keep our track open and in Scotland we know how to keep snowy main roads open . . . Both cottages will have Xmas trees and be festive . . . So see you then.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Last Minute Availability and Discounts

Bookings this year for the first time ever have been a bit slow for July so we have some availability still . . . and for August we have a cancellation. Read on.

Availability Jonna's Self Catering Cottage Perthshire Scotland

10th - 21st July - we will consider a short break during this time. Short breaks £300. Discount price for the week £625 (was £725)

We also have a cancellation In Jonna's Cottage for August . . . . 21st August to 28th August at the reduced price of £625 plus availability from the 28th August to the 4th September.

NB The week the 21st to 28th August has now been sold. 

The Farm House Self Catering Scotland Perthshire Scotland

Late availability 10th July to 31st July at the reduced price of £625 plus availability from the 21st August to 28th August and the 28th to the 4th September.

Have a look at for details of the cottages and pictures.