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Archive for September, 2010

Situated on the south coast of Fife, Scotland, Elie is a wonderful holiday destination for all ages. It was originally a fishing village but now is better known as an ideal base for those looking for a self-catering family holiday in Fife. It has everything you would want for a dream family holiday, including a gently shelving blue flag beach, watersports centre, golf courses and tennis courts. There are miles of coastal path walks,  shops, cafes, cosy pubs, fine dining, historic sites and bird watching all close to this stunning town! Activities in Fife Any keen golfer will have heard of St Andrews, the ‘home of golf’ which is only 12 miles away from Elie. In fact there are over 30 golf courses within a 15 mile radius. The town of St Andrews is worth a visit even if you’re not a golfer as it is an ancient university town and has stunning architecture and a thriving community with a good mix of shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars. Another interesting visit is the Secret Bunker where you can explore the 24,000 square feet of nuclear proof accommodation built 100 feet underground. There are also castles and palaces to discover and the chance to browse the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife. The area is rich in art and antique shops and has a lively arts scene including the annual Pittenweem Arts Festival which attracts many local artists and visitors from far afield. Eating out or In! Fife has lots of excellent restaurants. In…

This part of Wales has so much to offer in terms of a holiday destination, you can enjoy stunning scenery, explore endless historical sites from castles to ruins and take part in many outdoor pursuits and even watch the Welsh National at Chepstow! Chepstow Chepstow is the home of the only horseracing course in the Wales and holds regular race meetings including the Welsh National in December. This medieval border town, is home to Chepstow Castle, one of the oldest castles in Britain. Renting a holiday cottage near Chepstow gives you a great place to stay in Wales and explore this fascinating town. In fact, why not take a look at our latest addition to whichcottage which is based just outside Chepstow, Monmouthshire Holiday Cottage Discover Monmouth The most English of Welsh towns is Monmouth, a Georgian town that sits at the head of the Lower Wye Valley. Monmouth was the birthplace of Henry V, a fact celebrated by Agincourt Square in the centre of the town, and has been both English and Welsh over the centuries. Self-catering cottages near Monmouth are plentiful and many offer luxury holiday accommodation for a Welsh holiday. The Literary Centre of Hay-on-Wye This small town is known throughout the world of book collectors, as this is where they come to browse amongst the forty or so second-hand shops, with their hundreds of thousands of volumes. There is a title for every size of pocket and every age, and the highlight of the year is the Hay on Wye Literary…

The latest addition to the whichcottage website  is a stunning detached family friendly 6 bedroom house which has beautiful water views. Situated in Pembrokeshire National Park, the self catering holiday house offers easy access to the unspoilt Pembrokeshire coast and coastal path, glorious sandy beaches and abundant wildlife. This very spacious holiday home, sleeping 12, nestles in 8 acres of informal gardens and comes equipped with its own tennis court, boathouse and moorings. Near this large holiday let but perfectly private is a smaller self catering cottage sleeping 4 which can be rented separately or along with the house. This is fantastic luxury self-catering accommodation for a family reunion or celebration. Coastal Holiday Situated in the outskirts of Cosheston, a tranquil village that was formerly a hub for shipbuilding, the house provides easy access to some of the best beaches in the area including Barafundle, a little bay backed by a pine forest and dunes, Broad Haven, hugged by cliffs and popular with families, and the surfers haven of Fresh Water West. Pembrokeshire has won more Blue Flag awards for its coast than any other county in the UK. Family Activities Within 7 miles of this family-friendly holiday cottage is Manor House Wildlife Park, where children interact with animals such as wallabies, zebras and monkeys. Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo is one of Wales’ most popular family attractions. Also close by is the Dinosaur Park where you can walk the trail on the lookout for dinosaurs amongst ancient woodland and swamps. For aqua thrills,…