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Seaside Croft House, Loch Carron self-catering Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands.

Bedrooms: 2 – 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4. Strathcarron. Short breaks on request. Pets welcome. 

Warm, comfortable accommodation in a beautiful location. Seaside Croft House has wonderful views of the Applecross hills and the Isle of Skye in the distance. It is a good base for touring the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy local walks and abundant wildlife in tranquil surroundings. Come and relax and leave your worries behind, eat local produce, breath in the fresh air and watch the sunset – you will be made very welcome!

Self-catering holiday cottage Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland.

Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 2 twins). Sleeps: 6. Lochgilphead. Pets welcome. Short breaks in the low season. 

Finchairn Cottage is set on a remote hillside commanding amazing views looking down to Loch Awe. It is completely off the beaten track. The cottage is fully equipped and comfortably furnished to a high standard with a large open fire. Finchairn is part of a hill farming estate called Ederline which offers fantastic walks, cycle rides, bird watching, fishing with boats and canoes for hire. Being near to the coast and the ferry ports it is an ideal base to explore the Islands. A perfect Scottish retreat!

Key Cottage, Falkland, self catering in Fife, Scotland.

Bedrooms: 3 (1 king, 2 twin). Sleeps: 6. Cupar. No pets. Short breaks on request. 

Key House is a beautiful cottage built in 1713 that nestles into Falkland Palace with which it is closely associated. This high standard, sympathetically renovated property retains many original features and is decorated in simple cottage style with antique furniture. Perfectly located for woodland walks, hill climbing, cycling and sites of natural and historic interest, it is only 20 miles from St Andrews and within easy reach of Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth and the highlands.

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Barr-Beithe Lower holiday cottage, Loch Awe, Argyll, Scotland, UK.

Bedrooms: 3 – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Sleeps: 5. Loch Awe. No Pets. 

Lovely holiday accommodation (all on one floor) on the edge of Loch Awe, with stunning views over the loch and hills. The cottage is a perfect base for exploring the gorgeous Argyll countryside and there are lots of activities and attractions in the area. Walking, fishing and pony-trekking are all on the doorstep, and the local beaches are fabulous. 

You can relax in the hot tub on the deck and just soak it all in!

The Highlands of Scotland are the perfect location for an isolated holiday cottage. The stunning landscape is idyllic with lochs, glens, rivers, moorland and mountains., the countryside is unspoilt and varied.

The Green House at Glenelg is one such holiday cottage – an exquisitely designed hideaway for two. Perched in a large garden the Green House is quite unique in so many ways! It has an amazing uninterrupted view over the sea to the Isle of Skye and is quite unique – just like the original Skye Ferry which still sails this ancient crossing, The Brochs, The Barracks, the famous War Memorial and Glenelg itself.

Whether its adventure at sea, a relaxing picnic, fishing, bird watching, water sports or  just a gentle walk along the beach, it is all possible when you check-in at The Green House.  So close to paradise you can do as much or as little as you want to!


Bespoke adventures at sea can encompass really quite a large stretch of coast, anywhere from Ardnamurchan to Applecross, from Kinloch Hourn to the Island of Rhum and include famous pubs, restaurants and hotels, for lunch, dinner or drinks or visit secret beaches, bays and islands for BBQs and picnics. Porpoises, seals, basking sharks, dolphins, humpbacks, minke whales, sea-eagles, otters and many other creatures are frequently sighted along the coast.

  • Kyle of Lochalsh – 25 miles, 7 miles by sea
  • Inverness Airport – 80 miles
  • Kyle of Lochalsh station – 25 miles/14 miles by ferry
  • Glenelg Inn in the village

14m deck with deck lights

The Green House is a perfect place to stay for honeymoon or a romantic break.

Inside there is a four poster bed, a bath in a bath chest at the end of the bed, a wet-room, heated Italian stone tiled floor throughout, a small kitchen with eating area and a cosy wood-burning stove. The house is well equipped with a telephone, free WiFi, Sky TV and DVD.

Outside there is a huge 14m deck with deck lights, a traditional wood burning Finnish hot tub and a large gas BBQ. This is simply the perfect place to relax and enjoy the amazing view.

Well behaved pets only. Short breaks offered.


The Orkney islands lie just north of mainland Scotland and consist of over 70 islands, of which just 18 are inhabited. It is a very special and unique place to visit – with a magical atmosphere quite different from the rest of Scotland.


The Orkney Islands are a bird watchers paradise and also home to amazing wildlife including grey seals and if you are at the right place at the right time whales, dolphins and porpoises are regularly and easily spotted!

Neolithic, Bronze Age and Viking ancient monuments are all over the islands with the most famous being Skara Brae, Maeshowe and the great stone cirles at Brodgar and Stenness.

Holiday self-catering accommodation on Orkney varies from 5 star cottages to traditional crofts. Renting a holiday cottage on Orkney is fabulous whatever the time of year – it is an enchanting place for a winter short break as well as for a summer holiday.

Imagine sharing gorgeous white sandy beaches with no one, no traffic lights, 9 holes of golf on a 2600 yard course for just £5  including hire of clubs, trout fishing, watching seals from your back garden and LOTS of fresh air. Sounds like a great way to spend a family holiday? We have just the place to recommend! Which Cottage approved Kiln Barn on the Isle of Sanday is a fascinating Holiday home if you are planning a holiday on Orkney Isles. The Barn sleeps six and Pets are welcome too!


Getting to the Orkneys:

– Fly to Kirkwall with Flybe from all the main Scottish airports.
– Take a boat from Aberdeen or over from the north east mainland.
– The drive or train journey to Thurso is through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Scotland and then you take a ferry across the Pentland Firth.
– There are lots of ferries and local flights to the smaller Orkney islands.

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cornwallA self-catering holiday cottage in Cornwall with the family or a group of friends is the perfect way to have some serious fun and totally recharge, whatever the time of year. There are outdoor activities for everyone plus a whole range of visitor attractions including the famous Eden Project, a global garden for the 21st Century. The Cornish towns of Falmouth, St Ives, Newquay, and Padstow are great places to rent a self-catering cottage, and all have much to offer in terms of art and culture, heritage and history along with great pubs and fine restaurants.

View our selection of Which Cottage Approved of Self Catering Cottages in Cornwall ranging from cosy listed buildings for couples to modern family homes.

Cornwall is a county bathed in history, with a solid culture built up by thousands of years of heritage. Strong light and maritime views have made it one of the most sought-after locations for visual art, and it has an equally strong folk music tradition. Visitors to the region are met with a relaxed way of life, a pleasant climate, and a range of breathtaking scenery including rugged coastline and sandy beaches. Choose one of our holiday cottages in Cornwall when you visit, to get the most from your holiday or weekend break.


dog-friendly-holidaysWhen planning a holiday some of us have a very important consideration, our Pets. They are such an important part of our lives and we like to take our furry friends on holiday with us!

And anyone who is owned by a dog knows what our doggies like best! Walkies!  Especially if these walks are in open countryside where they can just run to their heart’s content. That’s why a cottage holiday in Yorkshire is one your pet would definitely thank you for. With miles of stunning coastline, beautiful countryside and national parks this is a fantastic region of England to experience the great outdoors!

As you start planning a holiday with you dog have a look at these Which Cottage Approved Holiday Properties in Yorkshire region which welcome pets.

Broadgate Farm Cottages, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Broadgate Farm Cottages are just 2 miles from the delightful market town of Beverley, on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. The perfect location from which to explore East Yorkshire countryside. Amongst the highlights of the area The Spurn Point Nature reserve is a beautiful place for bird watching, sea fishing, walking or exploring the shoreline with the family. The towering chalk cliffs of Bempton are home to thousands of sea birds including Puffins and Gannets.

5 self-catering properties, 5 star rated, Sleeps: 2 to 8 per cottage (26 in total). Beverley.

Red House Farm Cottages, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Red House Farm Holiday Cottages is a wonderful collection of superbly presented brick cottages situated in a quiet rural location 6 miles from Beverley, East Yorkshire.  These pet-friendly cottages in this tranquil corner of Yorkshire are ideal for exploring York, the East Yorkshire Coast, or for a cycling and walking break for a group.

Bedrooms: 2. (1 double, 1 twin, 1 sofabed). Sleeps: 4-6. Beverley. Short breaks. Pets Welcome

Knavesmire Cottage, York, North Yorkshire

This lovely historic cottage offering self-catering accommodation that sleeps 4 is perfect for exploring the beautiful city of York and rural North Yorkshire.

A lovely family cottage that provides everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay in this beautiful part of Yorkshire. There is a private enclosed garden for relaxing in and the cottage faces onto Knavesmire, a large green area where York horse Races are held.

Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin). Sleeps 4. Dringhouses, York. Short breaks off-peak. Pets welcome.

eastshore9Fife is full of history and as it has the sea on three sides has a huge amount of superb coastline and beaches . If you are planning a vacation in Scotland then there is a wide choice of superb self-catering accommodation in Fife.

The East Neuk of Fife is made up of a series of fishing villages and towns built up around their harbours. St Monans is one such quaint village which houses many historical sites such as the remnants of the 18th century Salt Pans, the Windmill, and the ruins of the 17th Century Newark Castle not forgetting the 14th Century ‘Auld Kirk’.  8 East Shore is a cosy traditional fisherman’s cottage on the harbour in this beautiful village.


This lovely Fife property faces the sea and is a sandstone building spread over 3 floors. There is a large well equipped  kitchen/dining area, tastefully furnished double and single bedrooms and a comfortable sitting room on the 3rd floor at the top in typical East Neuk style. The sitting room has a wood burning stove, 2 comfy sofas and 2 windows making the most of the views across the Forth Estuary to North Berwick and Edinburgh.

eastshore6Just over an hour drive from Edinburgh and 20 minutes from St Andrews this lovely cottage is rented out year round. There is a lot to see and do in St Monans and 8 East Shore makes a perfect base for families or group of friends to explore the area. Short breaks and pets welcome too!

– Great restaurants and cafes within walking distance
– Golf – numerous courses locally
– Walking
– Bird watching
– Local history on the doorstep
– Beautiful beaches at Elie 2 miles away with a full range of water sports
– Lots of art galleries and festivals in the area


Bedrooms: 3 (2 double, 1 single + sofa bed). Sleeps: 5/6. St Andrews 14 miles, Elie 2 miles. Short breaks. Pets welcome.