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Archive for October, 2012

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…

So you’ve never glamped? Well, glamping – or glamorous camping – is a new trend and enables you to stay in absolute comfort whilst enjoying the freedom of the great outdoors. Gone are tents flapping in the wind, fly sheets catching rain, and warning to the kids not to trip over the guy ropes during the dead of night and pull the tent pegs out. The glamping is undertaken in a luxurious Tibetan yurt, with a double bedroom and double sofa bed, furniture, bathroom, wood-burning stove, gas hob and fridge, windows, cotton sheets, towels, rugs, and, to totally remove any association with “Carry on Camping”, hot and cold running water! Rest assured your local Scout Troop will be green with envy! However, to bring you back to earth and at least witness some ‘pure’ camping thrills, you are provided with a Victorian laundry, complete with mangle, tin bath and wash board in case you feel the need to do any washing on your yurt break! And outside you’ll find a deck, table and chairs, solar lamps and a BBQ – absolutely perfect to relax and enjoy the wonderful view. The yurt is just 4 miles from the thriving market town of Inverurie, with its monthly Farmer’s Market, many small shops, businesses and services. Not even an hour’s drive away are the lovely picturesque villages along the Moray coast, together with the coastal towns of Stonehaven, Peterhead, Fraserburgh and form those seeking magnificent scenery, Strathdon and Royal Deeside. In the lush meadows surrounding your yurt, you’ll…

The Glenelg Community wish to draw your attention to a large event being held in Glenelg on Saturday 20th October to coincide with the Curiosity Rover reaching Glenelg, (Mars). The event begins at 3pm and the village will be very busy. It will also be very exciting! There are a number of guest speakers including Doug McCuistion, Director of NASA Mars exploration programme. Please look at the Glenelg Community website for details . Tickets are available now, so get booking, it’s a once in a life time opportunity! There will also be a ceilidh in the evening and tickets for this will be available on the door. Anyone staying in Glenelg, who do not wish to attend the day/early evening events, will be able to access their accommodation, but won’t be able to enter the marquee and other ticketed activities. The Glenelg Inn and Glenelg Village Shop will still be open to non-ticket holders. We hope that visitors will manage to share some of this wonderful day with us!

Late-availability-cottages.com, from the self-catering holiday accommodation experts Which Cottage, specialises in the provision of accommodation with availability only in the next six weeks. It’s the easy way to obtain a quality, self-catering property in the UK and Ireland, offering two distinct advantages – the holiday-maker gets a quality bargain, while the property owner, keen to maintain occupancy, is assured that their cottage doesn’t remain empty! Late availability, self-catering accommodation, unlike a hotel room, offers an extremely varied choice of both location and accommodation type, sometimes even available in the same locality. But it’s not confined to cottages. There are houses, apartments, converted barns, rural, town-based, by the sea and even the odd castle and stately home – the choice is yours. And what each Late-availability-cottages.com property has in common is plenty of space, fully fitted throughout, and you can come and go as you please. Late availability of larger, self-catering holiday cottages make group trips in the countryside practical and enjoyable. There are a number of impressive lodges and holiday homes able to accommodate up to 15 guests in comfort and style. These have first class facilities – multiple bathrooms and large open-plan kitchens all with plenty of space. So if you want to get away from it all, consider a last-minute booking, load up your cars and go! Last-minute accommodation and reduced prices are available direct from the owners through this site only, so you’re guaranteed the highest quality cottages at the best possible prices.