Posts Tagged ‘Scottish Islands’

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.

The 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….

The 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…