Archive for February, 2018

Music Festival Scotland, in the grounds of Scone Palace – Rewind Scotland 20-22 July 2018 Here’s the line up! ♬♯♭ OMD • STATUS QUO • GIPSY KINGS • UB40 THE BOOMTOWN RATS • MIDGE URE • ROLAND GIFT HOWARD JONES • BONNIE TYLER • HEAVEN 17 MARTHA WASH • A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS • PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT TIFFANY • THE SELECTER • HUE & CRY • THE SKIDS • IMAGINATION • KIM APPLEBY • WENDY JAMES OF TRANSVISION VAMP • ODYSSEY • HIPSWAY • ROACHFORD Book a ticket online Visiting Scotland third week in July? If not book a cottage and a ticket! Vacancies at cottages close by in Perthshire –  click here to see cottages Vacancies at cottages close by in Angus and Fife – Click here to see cottages

Tigh Beg April Week at Tigh Beg- Unrivaled Location Bedrooms: 3 – (1 double, 2 twins). Sleeps: 6. Oban 6 miles. No Pets. 21 Apr 2018 – 28 Apr 2018 Was £890 Now £850 28 Apr 2018 – 05 May 2018 Was £980 Now £930 Tigh Beg Croft, Lerags Glen, Oban, Argyll Grannda Mhor Bedrooms: 4 (2 king, 1 double, 1 twin). Sleeps: 8. Oban 18 miles. Short breaks. Pets by arrangement only. March Short Breaks- 3 night stays reduced. Sleeps eight – Low Occupancy Discounts also available 10 Mar 2018 – 30 Mar 2018 Was £720 Now £615 April Discounts 16 Apr 2018 – 23 Apr 2018 Was £1,250 Now £1,050 Summer 2018- Early Bird Booking Discounts 10% Off Bookings of 5 nights (or more) taken before June 28th 2018 28 Feb 2018 – 28 Jun 2018 Was 10% Off Weekly Booki Now 10% Off Weekly Bookings Grannda Mhor, Arduaine, Oban, Argyll

Edinburgh city break? Check out this renovated – stylish, well equipped self catering accommodation in a quiet and secluded location, just ten minutes from Edinburgh city centre. VIEW accommodation for 2 /3 if using sofa bed. Last minute deal currently on! Property rented out year round and close to: Edinburgh city centre, 2 miles Edinburgh Airport, 10 miles, railway station, 2 miles Restaurants very close, pubs in nearby Leith Food shopping 3 mins walk Local bus service every 10 minutes into Edinburgh city centre, 150m from the cottage Galleries, museums Edinburgh Castle. Holyrood Palace Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh Zoo Edinburgh Festival Retail and Spas Murrayfield stadium

Looking for romance or family fun?  Find it all at the beach in North East Scotland. Holiday activities to suit all ages, well located with cycle paths, dolphins to watch, fishing in the sea or for salmon or trout, follow the malt whisky trail or relax by the fire 🙂 Year round harbor activity and miles of beautiful coastline to explore.  What’s not to love ? A recently renovated fisherman’s cottage – end of terrace with beautiful stone work – highly recommend that you take a look! View Rannawa Cottage, Portessie by Buckie,

When people rent holiday cottages, it’s not all about features! Yes hot tubs and log fires are highly desirable – but it’s also about ‘what’s on locally‘ and owners are encouraged to give their top tips and favorite places to visit and things to do in the area.  There is no better advocate for an area than someone who knows it well. In Scotland, Highland games, wildlife parks, Lochs and rivers for fishing, bird watching – elusive and endangered species, gardens to visit, golf courses, touring routes, mountains to climb, local markets, distilleries etc… let us know all about it and we will publish top holiday tips with every property. It is important to promote your region and all that it offers. Every happy visitor will tell people about the area and the exciting things that they did on holiday, so owners need to ensure that they have the best time. Let us know yours!

White sandy beaches – one of the most unspoilt and remote parts of Scotland, that could be mistaken on a sunny day for the Caribbean 🙂 Save the long distance flight and rent a beautifully restored Hebridean cottage on the lovely island of South Uist.  Almost fully booked April – September 2018 already, so be quick! One week in April and one week in August with availability – this holiday home promises romance, sandy white beaches and remoteness. The Western Isles are famous for hill walking, cycling, fishing, wildlife and birdwatching – golden eagles, seals and dolphins are frequently spotted. Rent this holiday cottage direct with the owner – no commission to pay! Follow the link and your enquiry will go direct to the owner.  

Do you want to take your dog on holiday with you – who could say no to these four legged friends? In common with most self-catering holiday cottages, many owners ask that pets are not left unattended in the property for any length of time. A staycation in England is  very popular as people want to spend time with their pets and going away without them means expensive boarding kennels. Most properties    that welcome pets will advertise this service along with if they have a secure garden. They will all vary but new and exciting walks will await. Taking a dog abroad can also have its challenges even now that Micro chips and  pet passports have become common place! To travel to dog-friendly accommodation in  Scotland , England, and Wales , there is road transport links, but to get to Ireland you will need to get a ferry. Don’t be put off – many people travel with dogs and more holiday cottages welcome them than don’t. Some property owners specify 1 or 2 dogs, so e welcome other animals such as cats, house rabbits and birds, others are more specific.  People who wish to take their horse on holiday can enjoy riding different terrains – near the beach or wonderful countryside hacks.    

Whatever you have decided to give up for Lent, one thing is for certain it won’t be holidays! So, when you need a distraction to keep you away from the chocolate or wine why not look at the wide range of accommodation on our website and book your next getaway. Our newest property is Cladach in Buckie, Moray.  Situated in The Yardie, a conservation area within the town, Cladach is a beach house with spectacular sea views. A new build property that sleeps 4, this well equipped property is literally a stones throw from the beach.   No matter what you like doing to relax, you will find it here: • Walk the Moray Coastal Trail which runs from Findhorn to Cullen • Visit distilleries on the Malt Whisky Trail • Take boat trips from Buckie for dolphin spotting • Enjoy bird watching • Go fishing • Discover cycle routes • Play golf Follow the link below to find out more about this spectacular holiday home: To explore our full range of properties choose    

Scottish tea – being grown for the first time from seed in Scotland! You don’t even need to be able to read – you can listen to the Scottish tea story on film. Tea plantations in Perthshire, Angus and Fife, a tourist trail and tea tasting in the making. Restoration of walled gardens, and small micro tea plantations – unique stories and interesting people. Accommodation available on the trail, weekend immersion in tea experiences available – tailor made for bespoke groups. Find accommodation from our map of Scotland and plan this wonderful holiday activity to learn about the worlds second ‘most drunk’ drink – after water!

Any way way to improve your holiday cottage is to add extra space!   A ‘sitouterie’, ‘logia’ , ‘covered patio’ or extra covered garden area for dining outside can add a magical element to a self-catering holiday home. It gives flexibility for places to sit, the ability to be ‘outside’ even when the weather is not so good. Perthshire based – The Shed Company can build you extra space. Happy to recommend this company. View example garden rooms / extra space