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Holiday cottages in the Scottish Borders range from country cottages to town houses – all of them delightful places to rent and an excellent way to independently explore the region.

Recently 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. Bramble 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 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…

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: Chepstow Castle  Tredegar House Caldicot Castle 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. Wye Valley…

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…

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.