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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: https://www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com/speyside/beachhouse.htm To explore our full range of properties choose https://www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com/scotland-map.php    

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

Staying in Perthshire and love classic cars? Love classic cars and want to stay in Scotland? – we have the accommodation for you at:  Holiday cottages in Scotland We have the festival for you at Scone Palace, Perthshire  on 21st and 22nd April 2018 Classic car festival in Scotland Why not hire a classic car for the weekend to go to the event? MG rental in Perthshire    

3 night Midweek stay January and February 03 Jan 2018 – 28 Feb 2018 Was £235 Now £195 Fairness Cottage, Comrie, Perthshire Holiday cottage in Comrie   Friday – friday offer – 02 March – 09 March Discount £100 off for 4 guests Will apply to 2 person price too! 02 Mar 2018 – 09 Mar 2018 Was 590 Now 490 Friday 23 March – fri 30 March Discount for 4 guests Will apply same discount to 2 person price too! 23 Mar 2018 – 30 Mar 2018 Was 590 Now 530 The Steading, Broich, Crieff, Perthshire Holiday cottage in Crieff   *SPECIAL OFFER 1 NIGHT LUXURY STAY– We have a rare ONE night stay FRI 17th May 2019 , normally a 3 night minimum stay only over a weekend (£295 per couple) includes a bottle of bubbles on arrival. 17 May 2018 – 18 May 2018 Was 3 night min stay £29 Now Rare One night stay Knoydart Hide, Inverie, Knoydart By Mallaig, Invernessshire Stay at Knoydart by Mallaig   EASTER WEEK 30 Mar 2018 – 06 Apr 2018 Was £850 Now £795 Seilisdeir, Lochdon, Isle of Mull, Argyll Self-catering on Isle of Mull

January 25th, 2018

Dumfries & Galloway

No Comments, Holiday Cottage News, by Veronica.

It’s Burns Night. Time to treat your family to haggis, neeps and tatties and, of course, a wee dram. Why not be inspired by Robert Burns and book a holiday or short break in Dumfries and Galloway. Which Cottage has some fantastic properties and there is so much to do in the area the time will fly by: Robert Burns statue and centre in Dumfries Golden sandy beaches Award winning Cream o’ Galloway organic ice-cream farm Kirkcudbright Artists’ town Castle Douglas Food Town Wigtown Scotland’s Book Town with annual festival Solway Coast Lead mining museum, mine, cottage tours and gold panning – in Wanlockhead Walking on the Southern Upland Way Narrow gauge railway – Leadhills Golf courses Drumlanrig Castle and Country Park, historical castle, mountain biking and walking New Lanark World Heritage Site River Clyde/River Nith with canoeing/fishing Follow this link to look at our location map which shows properties by the number of bedrooms they have: https://www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com/scotland-map.php

UK hosts many famous tennis tournaments in June – getting everyone in the mood for Wimbledon in July. WTA Ageon in Nottingham, England 12 June – 18 June 2017 ATP Ageon The Queen’s Club, London, England – 19 June – 25 June 2017 WTA Ageon Birmingham, England – 19 June – 25 June 2017 Ageon International Eastbourne, England – 26 June – 02 July 2017 All England Lawn Tennis Wimbledon, London, England – 03 July – 16 July 2017 Looking for a game – how about a tennis holiday ? Rent a holiday house with a tennis court, get some practice and be ready for the busy season. Lets focus on Scotland: Andy Murray ranked number 1 in the world, is from Dunblane in Perthshire. His hotel, Cromlix is open for visitors – we hear that the tea is very good and you can even play tennis there! Treat yourself to cocktails and dinner for a very special occasion, the food is superb! Close by is Gleneagles indoor tennis courts – offering pay and play tennis year round indoors.        Just fifteen minutes away – Steading Cottage in Crieff – this superb self-catering holiday home is furnished to a high standard, and is located right in the centre of this very popular tennis district, guests are welcomed to play on the all-weather tennis court (with beautiful view towards the highlands) year round – it even has lights and a scoreboard – so you can get a match atmosphere going!  Take advantage of the hitting…