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Spectacular cliffs and sandy beaches near The Anchorage in Church Bay, Anglesey

The unspoilt Isle of Anglesey, reached by crossing the bridge over the Menai Strait, the island of Anglesey is at the top corner of Wales. This ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’,  is a superb base for a self-catering cottage holiday.

The 125 miles of ever-changing coastline with stunning cliffs and sandy bays, make holidays in Anglesey a haven for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. The island is steeped in archaeological and historical interest, and provides a fascinating place for a family break. There are many spectacularly located country cottages amidst the island’s abundance of lagoons, estuaries, dunes and lakes for the perfect location for an old-fashioned seaside holiday.

Here is a small selection of WhichCottage.com Approved Holiday Cottages in Anglesey to suit families, couples and holiday groups. Browse our full range of holiday cottages in Anglesey

Stick Cottage, Dwyran, Isle of Anglesey

Bedrooms: 1 twin or superking. Sleeps: 2-3. Short Breaks. No PetsBedrooms: 1 twin or superking. Sleeps: 2-3. Short Breaks. No Pets
This 19th Century cottage is situated in Dwyran, in South-West of Anglesey, arguably one of the most beautiful parts of the island. Stick Cottage is a comfortable self-catering base for 2-4 people, and is ideally situated for exploring Anglesey, the North Wales Coast and the mountains of Snowdonia. The property is close to the famous National Nature Reserve of Newborough Warren and Beach and many of the other equally beautiful beaches on the island.

There are numerous other attractions on Anglesey including ancient monuments, watersports facilities – in fact the owners of Stick Cottage offer a pick-up service for kayakers, walkers and cyclists who wish to undertake linear routes of Anglesey.

Penrhos Feilw Chapel, Trearddur Bay, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey

1 triple, 2 double. Trearddur Bay,  Anglesey. Short breaks.Bedrooms: 3. Sleeps: 7 – 1 triple, 2 double. Trearddur Bay, Anglesey. Short breaks.
This sympathetic conversion of a former chapel has been lovingly restored and furnished to a high standard and has 5 stars from the Welsh Tourist Board. It stands in an elevated position near Trearddur Bay with magnificent views of the rocky coastline and mountains of the beautiful island of Anglesey.

There is something for everyone here – from gentle exploration of unspoilt coves to exhilarating extreme sports. On your doorstep are blue flag beaches, the South Stack Cliff and lovely cycling and walking routes. This beautiful holiday house is also perfectly placed to explore Snowdonia, Port Meirion and many other gorgeous parts of north Wales.

Moranedd, Llanfaethlu , Anglesey, Isle of Anglesey

(2 Doubles, 3 Twins) Near beach. Sorry no pets.Bedrooms: 5. Sleeps: 10 – (2 Doubles, 3 Twins) Near beach. Sorry no pets.
Moranedd is nestled on the hillside of Llanfaethlu on the north west coast of Anglesey. This property enjoys spectacular panoramic views of coastline and countryside. The one acre of enclosed grounds and gardens is ideal for children to explore.

The beach at Borthwen is a just down the hill and joins the Anglesey Coastal footpath which winds it’s way along the cliff tops towards Church Bay – home to the popular Lobster Pot seafood restaurant, Wavecrest cafe and Church Bay Inn. This idyllic setting makes Moranedd is a wonderful family retreat.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe borders of Scotland with England was a much fought over region till the mid 17th century. The region is rich in history where towns were fought over, ransacked and  rebuilt with many settlements becoming fortified. As well as the English, the Border Reivers (powerful border families) fought amongst themselves and stole cattle.

The Border region of Scotland is a fascinating place for a holiday – there is a wealth of historical sights and abbeys, set amidst fabulous scenery. Holiday cottages in the Borders range from country cottages to town houses – all of them delightful places to rent and an excellent way to independently explore the region. These are some recently listed WhichCottage.com approved holiday cottages in the Scottish Borders

Neidpath Castle Cottage, Peebles, Scottish Borders

borders castleNeidpath Castle Cottage is a conversion of part of the ancient castle. It is now superbly comfortable and very easy to live in, being all on the same floor. Guests are always delighted by how light it is inside and what lovely views there are. Neidpath Castle is a central part of the history of this area and staying within its walls is very atmospheric and secluded. Nearby Peebles has a whole host of delicious shops and restaurants and is only a short walk along the River Tweed.
Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single plus extra pull out bed). Sleeps: 5 +1. Weekend and short breaks available. Pets welcome.

Chapelhope Farmhouse, Innerleithen, Selkirkshire, Scottish Borders

selkirk self-cateringChapelhope is a wonderfully comfortable place to relax surrounded by unspoilt views and with zero light pollution. The farmhouse is spacious and child friendly, ideal for family and friends to get together. There is plenty to enjoy in the way of walks and outdoor activities such as sailing, fishing and mountain biking and lovely fires inside to sit in front of and while away the evenings.
Bedrooms 5 (1 double with bath, 1 double, 2 twin/king sized double, 1 family with double bed and bunks). Sleeps: 10 + 2/3. Innerleithen. Short breaks available. Pets welcome.

The Elms, Kelso, Scottish Borders.

borders castleThe Elms is a beautiful Georgian detached house set in private grounds at the entrance gates to Floors Castle in the pretty Border town of Kelso. There is a large comfortable sitting room, games room with snooker table and kitchen with gas range cooker and dining area. Kelso town centre with its cobbled streets, pubs, restaurants and shops is within easy walking distance. The stunning Borders countryside offers so much including great fishing, golf courses, walking, riding, stately homes and gardens.
Bedrooms: 5 – 4 double/twin, 1 double. Sleeps: 10. Kelso. Short breaks available. Pets welcome.

pencaitland3Recently listed WhichCottage.com approved holiday cottages in Edinburgh, East Lothian and West Lothian region on Scotland-holiday-Cottages.com. This is a beautiful part of Scotland with a diverse mix of rugged terrain, forests, market towns and coastal villages and Scotland’s fascinating capital city Edinburgh. Often referred to as the ‘Athens of the North’. Edinburgh has a romantic, violent history and wonderful architecture and culture.

Bramble Cottage, Pencaitland, East Lothian
Bedrooms: 1 double. Haddington. Short breaks. Sorry, no pets.
self-catering east lothianBramble Cottage offers couples peace and tranquillity in a five star property with lots of luxurious touches. Whilst having a rural location within the heart of the county, there is
easy access to villages and towns such as the market town of Haddington, and Edinburgh. Steeped in history, East Lothian is the stepping stone to unspoilt beaches, dunes, rambling hills and activities such as golf, horse riding, surfing and sailing.
Golf Lodge Cottage, North Berwick, East Lothian
Bedrooms 2: 2 twin, 1 sofabed. Sleeps: 4/5. North Berwick. Short breaks available. Pets welcome.
golf self-cateringGolf Lodge Cottage is situated in North Berwick in the heart of East Lothian and has 4 stars from Visit Scotland. It is an ideal base for golfers wishing to sample some of Scotland’s finest courses; there are 20 within easy reach including Muirfield, Gullane and Dunbar. The location is also perfect for families as the cottage is a 5 minute walk to the baech from where you can enjoy miles of unspoilt coastline. It is also only a 10 minute walk to the centre of North Berwick.
Keith Marischal Tower, Humbie, East Lothian
Bedrooms 5: 1 double, 2 twin, 2 single. Sleeps: 8. Nr Haddington. Short breaks available. No pets.
self-catering east lothianThis unique 16th century tower nestles deep in the heart of the East Lothian countryside in the foothills of the Lammermuirs, yet is only 25 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh with all that the capital has to offer. A golfer’s paradise with championship courses at Muirfield and Gullane as well as a host of other superb golf courses nearby. With fabulous beaches, a local distillery and lots of historical attractions nearby this really is a wonderful place to stay for a Scottish holiday!
The Bridge House, Dunbar, East Lothian
Bedrooms 5: 4 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 10. Dunbar. Short breaks on request. Pets welcome.
self-catering east lothianThe Bridge House is a beautifully appointed house which has been decorated and furnished to an extremely high standard. It is set within 150 acres on the Broxmouth Estate, one of Scotland’s prettiest stately homes. The house is perfect for family get-togethers, golfing trips or romantic holidays. There are a wealth of activities on offer from exploring the estate, beautiful beaches, horse riding, fishing, surfing and many others activities. The house is within 30 minutes of 22 golf courses and the Dunbar Golf Club actually backs onto the estate. It really is truly a wonderful place to come to for a holiday!
Winton Cottage, Haddington, East Lothian
Bedrooms 5 – 2 king/twin, 2 family with king and single, 1 twin – all ensuite. Sleeps: 10-12. No pets. Short breaks available. One bedroom suitable for disabled guests.
self-catering east lothianWinton Cottage has been awarded 5 stars from Visit Scotland and lies in the grounds of the beautiful Winton Estate near Winton House, one of Scotland’s most striking stately homes. As part of your stay a complementary tour of the castle can be arranged. This is a truly unique place with many historical features, lovely gardens and many interesting walks or cycles around the area.

Well known for being one of the loveliest regions where Wales and England meet The Wye Valley and Vale of Usk region has been designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”

The area is perhaps most famous for the ruins of Tinern Abbey, on the Welsh banks of the River Wye and perhaps the most impressive in the country, leading to the inspiration for ‘Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey’ by William Wordsworth and the poem ‘Tears, Idle Tears’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

These are just some of the wonderful houses and castles in the Wye and Usk Valley which offer various events, enactments and sight seeing tours:

For visitors interested in enjoying a more active, outdoor holiday the Vale of Usk and Wye Valley have over 1,000 miles of public footpaths between them, allowing for fabulous walks in the great outdoors.  Pony trekking in the stunning Black Mountains is also another great day out, or you could hire a bike for the day to explore the magnificent countryside.  And if you are feeling very adventurous, you can go hang gliding at Abergavenny. The rivers Wye and Usk as well as the beautiful Llandegfedd reservoir are great for fishing and the Wye is well-known as one of the great rivers for canoeists.

There is a lot on offer in this beautiful part of Wales and what better way to explore the region than a Self Catering Cottage Holiday from one of Which Cottage.com approved holiday homes in the area.

Newly renovated, large cottage. Short breaks, full weeks & weekends. Well behaved dogs welcome.Wye Valley Cottage, Brockweir, Chepstow

Bedrooms: 4. Sleeps: 9. Newly renovated, large cottage. Short breaks, full weeks & weekends.

Well behaved dogs welcome.

Wye Valley Cottage lies on the border of England and Wales, in the picturesque village of Brockweir, near Chepstow.


Family cottage with disabled access. Short breaks, full weeks & weekends. Swallow Cottage, Abergavenny, Llanfair Green

Bedrooms: 3. Sleeps: 6. Family cottage with disabled access. Short breaks, full weeks & weekends.

Dogs welcome. Disabled access

This child-friendly and accessible cottage is situated on a farm amidst beautiful countryside in Monmouthshire, 7 miles from the market town of Abergavenny.


1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom+ put you up.  Short breaks.

Monmouthshire Holiday Cottage, Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Bedrooms: 2. Sleeps: 4. 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom+ put you up.

Short breaks possible. Dogs welcome

This gorgeous country cottage providing self-catering accommodation for up to 4 people is situated in the village of Itton


More Wye Valley and Vale of Usk Holiday Cottages

Isle of ArranThe Isle of Arran is a small island off the west coast of Scotland nestling between the Kintyre peninsula and the Ayrshire coast and is often called ‘Scotland in miniature’  with its beautiful beaches, castles and standing stones.

This popular Scottish Island holiday destination offers lots of outdoor activities like walking, climbing, sailing, diving, fishing, golf and riding.  On your Isle of Arran cottage holiday break you can easily leave the island for the day and visit Ayrshire and the Kintyre peninsula too.

The ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick takes an hour and it is wonderful to arrive on Arran by sea – a perfect start to an island holiday!

Selected Which Cottage approved properties available to rent in Isle of Arran:

Banlicken, Imacher, Isle of Arran

Banlicken is simply gorgeous! It is completely private on a hillside overlooking the ocean on the west coast of Arran. The house and its smaller adjacent cottage are contemporary and comfortable and made into one of the most restful and inspiring island hideaways.

Bedrooms: 5. Main farmhouse; 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk room, 1 small single. Byre; 1 large family bedroom (double bed, bunk beds and single bed) Sleeps: 12. Short breaks low season only. Pets by arrangement.

Catacol Farmhouse, Lochranza, Isle of Arran

Catacol is a family home, built with family in mind. Spend the day walking up the glen, or cast your rod in the sea. Bring your catch home and cook it on the barbecue and eat, all together in the warm family kitchen.

Bedrooms: 6 (4 twin, 1 super king double, 1 family room with 4 singles). Sleeps: 12-14. Brodick. Short breaks low season. Pets welcome.

Isle of Skye by Alistair BarclayThe Scottish islands are an idyllic destination for a self-catering holiday. The islands are all very different but what they do share is stunning scenery and friendly people who have time to talk and are keen to help make your holiday a happy one.

The Isle of Skye lies near to the west coast of Scotland, between Gairloch and Ardmamurchan. Gaelic is still spoken by some residents of this charming island of crofts and black houses. Renting a holiday cottage on Skye will give you the freedom to explore this fascinating island, and there are a good selection of cottages by the sea, self-catering houses and modernised black houses available to rent.

Skye has a lot to offer travellers and holiday makers looking for walking, climbing, kayaking and wind-surfing activities. You could also indulge yourself and the kids with a day of pony-trekking as you explore the beautiful landscape and enjoy the fresh air. There are ancient monuments to explore and in the right season opportunities to view seals and go whale and dolphin watching.

Selected Which Cottage approved properties available to rent in Isle of Skye:

Shepherd’s Cottage: 

The Shepherd’s Cottage is idyllically set on the shores of Loch Eynort, on the west coast of the magical Isle of Skye.

Bedrooms: 2 (1 king, 1 double). Sleeps: 4. Portree 21 miles. Short breaks. No pets.

Atlantic Sunset Cottage: 

Atlantic Sunset Cottage has a commanding position on the Isle of Skye. It is situated on a hillside looking out over Uig Bay and the Western Isles.

Bedrooms: 3 (2 double, 1 twin/double). Sleeps: 6. Uig, Isle of Skye. Short breaks. Sorry no pets.

Ardmore: 

Ardmore has been awarded 5 stars from Visit Scotland and is stunning – finished, furnished and equipped to the highest standards. Locally owned and run, it is quietly situated on the edge of the village of Broadford.

Bedrooms: 3 (2 king sized doubles, 1 twin). Sleeps: 2-6. Broadford. Short breaks available out of season.

Other Self Catering Holiday Holiday cottages near Isle of Skye include:

 

June 5th, 2013

Late Availability Cottages

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Holiday property owners are always keen to fill vacant dates due to last minute cancellations or weeks that have been unfilled for a variety of reasons.

Late-Availability-Cottages.com is a new service from from Which Cottage which showcases vacant weeks in select privately-owned self-catering holiday homes, cottages and apartments in England, Scotland and Wales.

Owners of self-catering accommodation on this site are willing to offer guests late available or last minute accommodation at a reduced rate, rather than allow the property to sit vacant. These unique prices – which are cheaper than advertised anywhere else – are available only when enquiring and booking through www.late-availability-cottages.com.

If you are looking for some peace and quiet, a perfect getaway from a busy life, have a look at Pembrokeshire in Wales.

This part of Wales is known for its rugged cliffs and long sandy beaches. The Pembrokeshire National Park encompasses almost all of the 180 mile coast and islands of this part of Wales. There is an abundance of wildlife to see and a wide variety of different activities from cycling and rock climbing to scuba diving and windsurfing. There really is something for everyone no matter what age you are!

There are a number of local events that might be of interest including:One of the cottages featured on Which Cottage is Salem. This 150 year old cottage is situated in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and is only 1 mile from Strumble Head. The views from the property are outstanding, a perfect holiday let for those that want to get away from it all.

  • 24 May – 2 June        St David’s Cathedral Music Festival
  • 24 – 27 May              Fishguard Folk Festival
  • 25/26 May                Really Wild Food Festival (Bishop’s Palace, St Davids)
  • 22 – 30 June             Pembrokeshire Fish Week
  • End July                   Fishguard International  Music festival (exact dates tbc)
  • 2 August                  Fishguard Show
  • 13 – 15 August         Pembrokeshire Show (Haverfordwest)
  • 22 – 26 August         Aber Jazz festival

You may find that one week just isn’t enough time!

Fancy enjoying a White Christmas? Obviously there’s no guarantee of snow at Christmas but there is a chance of it in Scotland! Why not consider a holiday property as a Christmas break? It’s a great excuse to get away from it all and head off and discover something new.

Which Cottage has a wide selection of self-catering properties across all of Scotland. You might want to consider looking at the Highlands as an area where there is a good chance of snow and in fact there are a number of ski resorts where you can both ski and snow board such as Aviemore. It is ideal for families or groups of friends wanting to get away and have a change of scene.

Easily accessible by car (as long as there’s not too much snow!) or by train and bus. All properties are well equipped with everything you would need to make your Christmas holiday or New Year break as relaxed as possible. Many have wood burning stoves or open fires and some even have hot tubs so you can enjoy the beautiful views from outside.

Take a look at what’s on offer from Which Cottage and equally from their Late Availability site where you will find discounted offers for the Christmas and New Year break.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A self-catering break through Which Cottage means luxury, freedom and pure enjoyment. It means your home-from-home is your castle (quite literally – we do have some castles available!), you won’t be hassled to vacate your room at some unearthly hour so the part time cleaner can come in at the crack of dawn, and no one will give you the “evil eye” if the music session ran over and you didn’t get back until 2am.

Self-catering also allows you to pick and choose not only what you eat, but when you eat it – especially good fun if you’re in an area of the country renowned for great local produce available fresh on a local market day.

And if it all gets too much, you can enjoy an undisturbed late morning in bed, knowing that the paid-for inclusive breakfast has not been forfeited.

It is fair to say that with so many wonderful properties to choose from, it can be quite a task to reserve the ideal holiday cottage. However, Which-Cottage operate somewhat differently to other sites – you deal directly with the owner – so there’s an immediate answer as to availability, and there are no agency fees to mysteriously inflate the price you thought you were going to pay. And this applies to cottages throughout the UK (England, Scotland and Wales) and Ireland.

Which-Cottage ensures all facts and figures are at your fingertips – number of occupants, number of rooms, facilities and included extras (such as Wi-Fi, BBQ etc), disabled access, pet-friendliness, things to do in the immediate area, attractions etc.

So with Which-Cottage, you can rest assured that what you see, is exactly what you get.