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Elie BeachRock in Cornwall and its surrounding areas have been a firm favourite for families looking for a seaside holiday in the UK. Equally Elie in Scotland has been frequented by many families over the years as it is the ideal beach holiday. Elie is situated in the Kingdom of Fife and is easily accessible as it is just North of Edinburgh so both plane and train are an option if you don’t want to drive.

Elie is one of the East Neuk’s renowned fishing villages and is perhaps best known for its award-winning, Blue Flag beach, along with its micro climate ensuring (that most of the time) the East Neuk has dry and good weather. Its sheltered bay is famous as a safe haven for families, beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts.
Elie is the ideal location for a seaside holiday. As well as watersports, there is a wide range of other outdoor activities on offer: golf, tennis, putting, bowling and of course exploring the magnificent coastline and rich natural heritage. Fife is known worldwide for its variety of golf courses, including the world famous Championship course at St Andrews which is only 10 miles away from this holiday village.

The East Neuk of Fife has a vibrant community of artists; many say that it is the exceptional light that draws them in. There are a variety of interesting galleries and potteries along the coastal villages.

Fife also boasts a selection of gardens, castles and sites of historic interest from the Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, the 17th and 18th century streets of Crail and its famous pottery to the Cathedral, Castle and University buildings of St Andrews and the beautiful gardens of Kellie Castle.

As for Elie, everything you need is within walking distance. The village has a choice of pubs and restaurants from Michelin starred Sangsters, to the award winning seaside pub The Ship Inn. There are good shops with a traditional baker, delicatessen, general grocer’s store, fruit and vegetable store, coffee shops, pharmacy and newsagent.

There are two golf courses in the village itself in addition to the tennis courts, putting, bowling, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and diving. walks So whether you want an action packed break, or just want to be able to relax and unwind, Elie is an ideal holiday destination. There are many self-catering properties in Elie with some right next to the sea and others in the village itself. Why not take a look at a selection of Elie holiday properties and see if we can tempt you?

Are you looking for somewhere different for a more civilised hen party? Why not consider a self-catering cottage? Many UK holiday lets are in beautiful locations and are wonderful for a short break with friends. Whether you are looking for a property that is close to the sea or near a pub and restaurants or somewhere that has activities to keep you all busy, it’s worth looking at the self-catering options.

More and more we are finding that people would rather have their ‘own’ space than stay in a large hotel and therefore a cottage is the perfect solution. There are many beautifully decorated properties with a wide range of facilities and the latest technology – so you can even have your own cinema evenings, sometimes even catered for and to top it all you don’t have to worry about driving home!

On WhichCottage you can browse through the areas at your leisure and find a range of properties that would suit all your needs. Many holiday cottages have activities on site such a tennis court, hot tub or swimming pool. Close to the properties it is often possible to try out golf, riding, sailing, canoeing or even skiing to name but a few! Alternatively, perhaps you fancy a day out at the races? Many holiday lets can be found close to race courses so that you can enjoy the day out and return to the luxury of your holiday cottage. One such property is St Swithins Cottage in Berkshire which is under a mile from a vineyard so every excuse to sample the local bubbly or enjoy a special tour of the vineyard. Alternatively a boat trip on the Thames can be organised if you would like a more relaxed outing – the owners really have thought of it all.

It may be that all you really want is some to time to relax and catch up with your friends – some cottage owners can even organise outside caterers to take the pressure off the weekend break. Take a look now and create a weekend to remember! Happy Hen Party!

January 13th, 2011

Holiday Trends for 2011

1 Comment, Holiday Cottage News, by Veronica.

Whilst it is still early days, it looks as though the trend to holiday in the UK is continuing – although the economy is finally emerging from recession many of us are worrying about the uncertain job market and two expensive foreign holidays a year have become a thing of the past.  Endless flight delays and cancellations last year (due to volcanic ash (remember that?!), strikes and snow) have also encouraged people to explore the delights of Britain.

Over the last two years many people have enjoyed their first ever holiday at home and discovered that there are plenty of wonderful things to see and do here – so having had great holidays in the UK in previous years, people are now booking for the third year running.  Renting large self-catering houses and joining up with another family or two is also growing in popularity as this can be incredibly cheap if you work out the cost per person per week.   Larger houses often have a lot of extra facilities on site, such as a trampoline/ tennis court/games room etc which is another benefit as with so much entertainment provided you can save even more money by not leaving the property all week!

Looking for a place in Scotland?

Scottish holiday letTake Ormidale Mill House which is a stunning house situated on a 21 acre estate in Argyll on the West coast of Scotland. In addition to its 9 bedrooms,  the house has use of an indoor swimming pool, tennis court and a games room perfect for those wet days or if you just want somewhere for all the children to have fun without having to get in a car!  The estate’s woodland walks extend into 1000s of acres of forestry commission land and the immediate area is just beautiful. It’s an ideal house for a family self-catering holiday or a family reunion.


Wales  – ideal for a family holiday

Pembrokeshire Coastal Property

Another option to consider is Four Ashes on the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. This beautiful detached 6 bedroom house has views across the water. Situated in Pembrokeshire National Park, the property offers easy access to the unspoilt Pembrokeshire coast and coastal path, glorious sandy beaches and abundant wildlife. This Welsh holiday property has its own tennis court and to top it all a boathouse and moorings! So it is ideal for any boat fanatics – not many properties can boast their own boathouse.


An English Holiday Gem

English Holiday Let

For the larger groups Stonnwall Manor is a truly magnificent Grade I listed Elizabethan Manor that provides self-catering accommodation for up to 19. It stands amidst its own private, beautifully landscaped gardens set within a Local Preservation Area.  There is a croquet lawn and games room in addition to all the stunning features of this 16th century manor house. This English gem is really worth considering if you would like to find a luxury holiday let in England.

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The Gida, Arniefoul, Forfar, Angus

self-catering Glamis

Bedrooms: 1 double plus 2 further sleeping areas (1 twin, 1 single). Sleeps: 5. Forfar. Pets accepted. Short breaks.

20% discount for bookings Janurary – March 2011.
Cross country skiiers welcome
angus cottage to rent

  Hazelbrae Cottage, Letterfearn, Ross-shire

remote cottage

Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin). Sleeps: 4. Loch Duich. Short breaks by arrangement. Sorry, no pets.

special discounted weekly rate January and February 2011 £270

 Rhumhor, Lochgoilhead, Argyll

Inveraray holiday cottage

Bedrooms: 4 (3 doubles, 1 twin + 1 sofa bed). Sleeps: 8 +2. Inveraray 25 miles. Pets by arrangement. Short breaks available.

Christmas now at 50% off for one week.

  Pitstruan Cottage, Lagnakeil, Oban, Argyll

Oban vacation cottage

Bedrooms: 4 – 4 king, 2 with additional single beds. Sleeps: 10. Oban 4 miles. Pets welcome.

50% discount due to late cancellation £690 for week 20-27 dec or min 3/4 nights 23-27 dec @ £590,
Oban accommodation

The Mission Hall, Crovie, Banff and Buchan

special place to stay

Bedrooms: 2 – 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4. Macduff / Banff. Short breaks available. Pets welcome – downstairs only.

(Sleeps 4) is available for the 3 days of Christmas – 24,25,26 Dec.2010 £500.
Also 3 – 8 January £350.
Special offers – £100 discount for a week or part of a week in January, February, March.
Very interesting monthy rates in these months.
crovie cottage

Glenbeag Cottage, Glenelg, Ross-shire

Glenelg holiday cottage

Bedrooms: 3 (1 king, 1 twin, 1 single). Sleeps: 5/6. Kyle of Lochalsh 20 miles. No pets.

Glenbeag Cottage in Glenelg £50 discount for weekly bookings for Jan, Feb or March in 2011

  Old Kilmun House, Holy Loch, Argyll

Large holiday house

Bedrooms: 8 – 5 double, bunk-bed room, 2 triples/twins. Sleeps: 14 + 4 children. Dunoon – 10 mins. Pets

More than 50% off for Christmas week – £1,995 for the week
Plus 20% off any January weekend

The Mill House, Ormidale, by Glendaruel, Argyll

self-catering dunoon

Bedrooms: 9 (5 doubles, 2 small doubles + bunks, 1 large double/triple, 1 bunk room for 5). Sleeps: 14 +8 children. Dunoon. Pets welcome. Short breaks available.

More than 50% off for Christmas week – £1,995
Plus 20% off any January weekend

  Ach St Clair, Clachan Seil, By Oban, Argyll

Clachan Seil cottage

Bedrooms: 4 (2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 single). Sleeps: 8. Oban 12 miles. Pets – by arrangement. Short breaks considered.

Seashore cottage – £50 discount for weekly bookings during January 2011

  North Haven Cottage, Nr Bettyhill, Sutherland

rent a sutherland cottage

Bedrooms: 1 double bed and 1 double sofa bed. Sleeps: 4. Bettyhill 3 miles. Pets welcome.

20% discount for the months of Dec/Jan/Feb/March 2011

Haven Cottage, Kirtomy, Bettyhill, Sutherland

holiday cottage in Sutherland

Bedrooms: 1 double, plus sofa bed and single futon in lounge. Sleeps: 2-4. Sutherland. Pets welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

20% discount for the months of Dec/Jan/Feb/March 2011

Gateside, Tranent, East Lothian

east lothian holiday home

Bedrooms 2: 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4. Tranent. Short breaks on request. Dogs welcome.

£100.00 off 1 week bookings throughout January and February 2011.

east lothian holiday cottage

White Cottage, Rodel, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

holiday cottage on a Scottish Island

Bedrooms: 2 twins. Sleeps: 4. Isle of Harris. Well behaved dogs welcome.

18th-25th December 2010 for £ 350
25th Dec- Jan 1st for £ 550 (or book both weeks for just £ 750 saving £200)
£ 50 discount for weekly bookings during Jan and Feb 2011

  Bluebell Croft – Honeysuckle House, Strontian, Ardnamurchan Peninsular

Ardnamurchan self-catering cottage

Bedrooms: 4. Sleeps: 8+. Fort William 25 miles. Wheelchair accessible (Cat 1). Pets welcome.

Late Availability and Special Offer for Christmas for 8+
£1,650 with a gift of a goose from the croft,
2 guests £850, 4 guests £1,150, 6 guests £1450.

  Tigh Ban Lek, Arduaine, Nr Oban, Argyll

Morvern holiday cottage

Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin/king-size double, 1 double sofa bed). Sleeps: 4-6. Lochgilphead and Oban. No pets. Short breaks.

£100 discount off weekly bookings during dec, jan & feb
Discounts also on short breaks

 Pitstruan Cottage, Lagnakeil, Oban, Argyll

Oban vacation cottage

Bedrooms: 4 – 4 king, 2 with additional single beds. Sleeps: 10. Oban 4 miles. Pets welcome.

£100 discount off weekly bookings during dec, jan & feb
Discounts also on short breaks
Oban accommodation

The Wee Garden Flat, Dunkeld, Perthshire
holiday cottage Dunkeld

Bedrooms: 1 small double. Sleeps: 2. Dunkeld. Short breaks available all year. Sorry, no pets.

£50 off per week until the end of March 2011

Olive Grove Cottage, Alyth, Perthshire
self-catering in perthshire

Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin). Sleeps: 4. Blairgowrie. Short breaks Oct to March. Sorry, no pets.

30% off Christmas 2010 bookings, 20% off weekly bookings January 2011

GrainStore, Traquair, Peeblesshire

self-catering scottish borders

Bedrooms 2. Sleeps: 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Near Peebles. Short breaks welcome off-season. Sorry, no pets.

discount of £80 for GrainStore bookings
between 20th December and 4th January, making the
rental £350 per week.
self-catering Peebles

68 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh

holiday flat Edinburgh

Bedrooms 2: 1 double, 1 twin – double sofa bed. Sleeps: 4/6. Central Edinburgh. Short breaks. No pets

special offer is 20% discount on all bookings before end of December 2010

short break Edinburgh

The White Tower of Taymouth, Aberfeldy, Perthshire
holiday cottage with hot tub

Bedrooms: 2 doubles. Sleeps: 4. Aberfeldy 6 miles. Short breaks welcome. Sorry, no pets.

10% discount for bookings in January, February (excluding Valentines Weekend) and November.

Green Craig, Aberlady, East Lothian, Edinburgh

luxury house aberlady

Bedrooms 6 (Flexible -super kings, doubles or twins). Sleeps: 12. North Berwick. Short breaks. Pets welcome.

New Year 2010/11 – £2,400.00 for 4 nights from the 30th December 14, 2010 a saving of £1,400.00.
For 12 guests.
large house to rent

 Ard Mhuire, Fochabers, Moray

holiday cottage fochabers

Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 2 twins). Sleeps: 6 + cot. Fochabers. Pets and short breaks by arrangement.

£100 off weekly bookings in January and February and March 2011

  Garden Cottage, Loch Ness, Dores, Inverness-shire

self-catering loch ness

Bedrooms: 3 – 2 double, 1 double/twin ensuite. Sleeps: 6. Inverness. Short breaks available. Well behaved pets welcome.

25% discount for bookings throughout January 2011

Aberdeen Cottage, Ballater, Royal Deeside

holiday cottage ballater

Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin). Sleeps: 4. Ballater. One well behaved dog allowed. Short breaks welcome.

£150 discount for Christmas week 2010
£50 discount for weekly bookings in January and February 2011
fishing holiday

  The South Wing, Scatwell House, Strathconon. Muir of Ord, Ross-shire

highland lodge to rent

Bedrooms:3 – 2 king, 1 single (+ sofa-bed, single). Sleeps: 5/8. Muir of Ord /Dingwall. Pets welcome. Short breaks welcome.

discount on weekly bookings in January / February / March 2011.

  Mulroy House, Aviemore, Inverness-shire

self-catering aviemore

Bedrooms: 4 – 1 king sized double ensuite, 2 twins, 1 ground floor double. Sleeps: 8. Aviemore. Short breaks. Sorry, no pets.

25% discount for christmas week normally £2000 save £500 now only £1500

Week commencing tues 21st dec for 7 days

Top Floor Flat, 3 Castle Street, Anstruther, Fife

self-catering anstruther

Bedrooms: 2 – 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4 + cot. Anstruther. Short breaks. Sorry, no pets.

£325 pw in January, February and March 2011!
Weekend breaks (Fri 4pm to Sunday 6pm) at £195 for same period.
holiday cottage to rent

Littleton of Airlie Farm Cottage, Kirriemuir
vacation accommodation Perthshrire

Bedrooms: 1 super-king or twin. Sleeps: 2. Perth/Dundee 30 minutes. Min 3 nights. Pets.

3 night break for two for £147 with extra nights at £21 from December 2010 to end of March 2011 excluding Christmas and New Year.



Littleton of Airlie Farm Cottage, Kirriemuir, Angus

pet welcome holiday cottage

Bedrooms: 1 – super-king or twin. Sleeps: 2. Short breaks welcome. Kirriemuir, Angus. Pets welcome.

3 night break for two for £147 with extra nights at £21 from December 2010 to end of March 2011 excluding Christmas and New Year.

Angus holiday cottage

South Cottage, Kinalty, Kirriemuir, Angus

self-catering Angus

Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin). Sleeps: 4 + folding bed for older child. Dundee 19 miles. Short breaks. Pets welcome.

3 night break £161 for 2 people and £196 for group of 4 from December 2010 to end of March 2011 excluding Christmas and New Year.
self-catering cottage to rent

The Garden Apartment, Kilbryde Castle, near Doune, Trossachs

holiday cottage Doune

Bedrooms: 2 – double or twin. Sleeps: 4/6. Doune 3 miles. No pets.

20% discount for weekly bookings during January 2011

castle to rent

Tigh-nam-muc, Damhead Farm, Edinburgh, Midlothian

self-catering east lothian

Bedrooms 4: 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunks. Sleeps: 6 + 2 children.
Edinburgh. Short breaks on request. Pets with prior agreement.

£100.00 off weeks booked in Jan/Feb/march 2011

midlothian holiday cottage

Many Special offers are also advertised by owners on the booking page of their property on the main site.


Last week we featured a different selection of properties on this blog – many offers are valid into 2011!

Happy Holiday!

Cross Country Skiing in Scotland     “Cross-country skiing is much easier than is often thought…….”

Discounted winter offers in a 17th century stone cottage just five minutes from romantic Glamis castle in Scotland.  The cottage sleeps five people (is pet friendly so you can take your dog) and is the perfect base for a cross country skiing holiday away from the madding crowd!

Read more at: http://www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com/holiday/cross-country-skiing.htm 

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The Barn at Scammadale Farm, Nr Oban, Argyll

argyllshire holiday cottage

Bedrooms: 3 (1 kingsized, 1 twin, 1 twin/double). Sleeps: 6. Oban 13 miles. Sorry, no pets. Short breaks. Cat 3 for Disabled.

Discount of £100 per week for weekly lets in January 2011

Compass Cottage, West Wemyss, Fife

self-catering Wemyss

Bedrooms: 2 (either super kings or singles). Sleeps: 4. Kirkcaldy 4 miles. Short breaks welcome. Sorry, no pets.

£125 discount for weekly bookings over the festive period; £75 discount rest of December 2010, January 2011.
self-catering in Fife

Tomnagaske Cottage, Comrie, Perthshire

self-catering perthshire

Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 double/twin). Sleeps: 4. Comrie. Short breaks available. Sorry, no pets.

Discount of £150 for weekly bookings for Dec 2010 and Jan 2011

Claypotts, Glenisla, Perthshire, Scotland

holiday house Perthshire

Bedrooms: 3 – 1 Kingsize, 2 twin. Bathrooms: 3, 1 ensuite. Sleeps 2-6. Non smoking. Short breaks and pets welcome. 30 minutes from Pitlochry.

£100 off weekly bookings December, January, February and March (Claypotts Cottage)

traditional cottage to hire

Brewlands Cottage, Glenisla, Perthshire

self-catering cottages perthshire

Bedrooms: 3 – 1 kingsize ensuite, 2 twin. bathrooms 2. Sleeps 2-6. Non smoking. North of Blairgowrie. Short breaks and pets welcome.

£100 off weekly bookings December, January, February and March (Brewlands Cottage)

Wester Brewlands, Glenisla, Perthshire
Glenisla holiday house

Bedrooms 8 – 3 double, 4 twins, 1 single. Bathrooms 6 – 5 ensuite. Sleeps 14. Self-catered, partially or fully catered. No smoking. Short breaks welcome. No pets. In the Highlands 1½ hours from Edinburgh.

£200 off weekly bookings December, January, February and March. (Wester Brewlands)

Holiday house Perthshire

Tralee Beach House, Oban, Argyll

holiday cottage for 2

Bedrooms: 3/4 (1 kingsized double, 2 twin, 1 futon sofa bed). Sleeps: 8. Oban. No pets. Short breaks in the low season.

£100 per week discount for full week booking during December, January and February.

Glencorse, Drumbeg, near Lochinver, Sutherland

self-catering assynt

Bedrooms: 4 – 3 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 8. Lochinver. Short breaks Oct-Mar. Pets welcome.

£200 late availability discount if your booking is made within 28 days of arrival date

Balgonar, Saline, Fife

self-catering Fife

Bedrooms: 3 (1 kingsized double, 1 twin, 1 small double. Sleeps: 5-6. Dollar / Dunfermline. Short breaks. Pets by arrangement.

30% discount for Dec, Jan, Feb.

self-catering cottage Dunfermline

The Bothy at Balgonar, Saline, Fife

self-catering Angus

Bedrooms: apartment style with 1 kingsized bed. Sleeps: 2. Saline. Short breaks welcome. No pets.

30% discount for Dec, Jan, Feb.

self-catering cottage to rent

Blaemuir, Nr Buckie, Moray Firth

honeymoon holiday cottage

Bedrooms: 1 double. Sleeps: 2 . Moray
Firth. Small dog welcome.

Discounted offer – 22nd jan 2011 until 26th march fixed price £200 per week!


Banlicken, Imacher, Isle of Arran

holiday cottages Arran

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.

£200 discount for weekly booking for Christmas 2010 and all January 2011

Gracie’s Cottage, Loch Kishorn, Wester Ross, Highlands

romantic holiday cottage

Bedrooms: 2 – 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4. Lochcarron
– 6 miles. No Pets.

New Year week commencing 28th December now reduced by 25% and all weeks in
January, February and March 2011 also reduced by 25%!

book cottage in Highlands

Seaview Holiday Cottage, Glenelg, Ross-shire, Scotland

5 star holiday house

Bedrooms: 4 – 4 doubles, one with additional bunks. Sleeps: 10. Kyle of Lochalsh 20 miles. Pets welcome.

large cottages for rent

20% discount for weekly bookings during January, February and March 2011

Keith Marischal Tower, Humbie, East Lothian

self-catering cottage East Lothian

Bedrooms 5: 1 double, 2 twin, 2 single. Sleeps: 8. Haddington 5 miles.  Short breaks welcome.

£100 discount for weekly bookings during December and £200 off January booking 2011

self-catering East Lothian

Creagmhor, Glenelg, Kyle of Lochalsh

Scottish country cottage

Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 2 twins). Sleeps: 6. Glenelg. Pets welcome. Short breaks available

25% off for December, January, February & March bookings

Fisherman’s Cottage, North Kessock, Inverness-shire

seaside holiday cottage

Bedrooms: 2 – 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4. Inverness airport – 15 mins. No Pets.

£75 discount any week Jan 2011 till March 2011.

luxury holiday cottage

Country Cottage, Munlochy, Black Isle, Ross-shire

holiday cottage black isle

Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 2 twin). Sleeps: 6. Inverness – 10 mins. Sorry, no pets. Short breaks available.

£75 discount any week Jan 2011 till March 2011.

Tigh Mo Mhiann, Roybridge, Fort William, West Highlands

self-catering Eilean Donan

Bedrooms: 2 – 1 double, 1 bunks, 1 sofa bed. Sleeps: 4 + 2. Fort William. Short breaks available. Sorry, no pets.

£80 off per week from 2 January to 19 Feb.

Carsebuie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

large holiday cottage

Bedrooms: 4 – 1 double, 2 twins (one is zip and link so can be 6ft double), 1 superking or twin. Sleeps 8/10. Newton Stewart. Pets welcome by arrangement. Short breaks.

15% discount on all January 2011 bookings at Carsebuie

Earlybird bookings for Summer 2011 save 10% on all bookings for stays between May and September 2011 if booked before 30 January 2011. Only £250 booking deposit required.

Romantic breaks: All couples staying at Carsebuie during low season save 20% off our standard rate.

Book a romantic break for stays of 3 nights or more between Jan and May and receive a bottle of champagne with our compliments.

All bookings by UK residents covered by our cancellation insurance free of charge.

Pavilion Cottage, Galloway House Estate, Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway

self-catering vacation

Bedrooms: 4 – 1 double, 2 singles, 1 single with pull-out. Sleeps: 5/8. Wigtown. Pets welcome. Short breaks available.

15% discount on all January 2011 bookings at Pavilion Cottage

Romantic break offers: Book a romantic break for stays of 3 nights or more between Jan and May and receive a bottle of champagne with our compliments.

Old Balwill Cottage, Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire

holiday cottage with broadband

Bedrooms: 3 – 2 kingsized doubles, 1 twin. Sleeps: 6. Aberfoyle. Dogs and horses by prior arrangement. Short breaks.

£100 discount for weekly bookings over the festive period.

self-catering Trossachs

Golf Cottage, Elie, Fife

self-catering holiday cottage Elie

Bedrooms: 4. Sleeps: 8. Earlsferry. Elie. Short breaks. Pets welcome.

£120.00 discount on weekly bookings for the low season (December, January and some of February) – also short breaks negotiable.
self-catering cottage Elie

Ard Daraich Garden Studio, Fort William, Highland

eco-friendly cottage

Bedrooms: 1 open plan king-sized. Sleeps: 2. Fort William. Pets by special arrangement. Winter short breaks.

Late availability three Night Short Break between 7 and 17 December for £150.

4 day short break in April 9/10/11/12 for £300.

Parth Galen, Plockton, Ross shire

rent a sutherland cottage

Bedrooms: 4 – 3 doubles, 1 twin. Sleeps: 8. Plockton 2 miles. Pets welcome.

25% discount for weekly breaks and weekend breaks January-February March 2011.

Glenelg holiday cottage, West coast Scotland

holiday cottage in the highlands

Bedrooms: 3 – 1 twin, 1 double, 1 triple. Sleeps: 7/9. Kyle of Lochalsh 20 miles. Pets welcome.

25% discount for weekly breaks and weekend breaks January-February March 2011.

self-catering cottage with open fire

Clan Cottages, Kilmore, By Oban, Argyll

thatched holiday cottages

5 cottages. Bedrooms: 1-3. Sleeps: 2-6. Oban 4 miles. No pets. Disabled access and shower room in one cottage. Short breaks welcome.

£100 discount for weekly bookings during December 2010 and Jan & Feb 2011

Discounts also on short breaks

Sithean, Taynuilt, Argyll

Argyll holiday cottage

Bedrooms: 3 (1 family, 1 double, 1 bunk room). Sleeps: 8 or 6+2. Oban 12 miles. Pets welcome. Short breaks. Cat 2 for disabled.

Christmas week late availability, reduced from £900 t0 £650.

Woodlands, Glenshiel, Highlands

idyllic holiday cottage

Bedrooms: 5. Sleeps: 10/12. Glenshiel.

£100 discount on any week during December 2010 and January 2011 and £50 discount for any week during February and March.2011.

Mullach Dubh, Craobh Haven, by Lochgilphead

Argyll holiday cottages

Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin/double, 1 sofabed). Sleeps – 6. Nr Oban. No Pets. Short breaks welcome. STB 4****.

Low Season is January to March (inc) and Nov and Dec (up to Xmas/New Year fortnight)

Mid is April to June (inc) September and October

£100 discount on all mid and low season weeks

NO DISCOUNT during High Season – July August Xmas and New Year

Tigh Na Cladiach, Kenmore, Nr Aberfeldy

self-catering in Perthshire

Bedrooms: 4 (2 doubles, 2 twins) Sleeps: 8. Aberfeldy 6 miles. Short breaks available. Pets considered.

£100 per week discount for all bookings betweek 7th dec – 30th Jan 2011

Kirkdale Bank, Kirkdale Estate, Carsluith, Dumfries and Galloway

self-catering dumfries

Bedrooms: 3 – 1 king, 1 twin, 1 bunk bed (full size beds). Sleeps 6. Gatehouse of Fleet. Pet friendly. Short breaks available.

10% off weekly bookings in December 2010 and January, February 2011

Knoydart House, By Mallaig, Inverness-shire

self-catering knoydart

Bedrooms: 5 – 1 twin, 1 king, 3 king/twin. Sleeps: 10. Mallaig. Short breaks out of season. Pets welcome.

4 night stay Dec 2011 5-9th Dec Special Offer £650 luxury stay with hot tub sleeps 10

  Methven House, Elie / Earlsferry, Fife

Elie big holiday house

Bedrooms: 6 (1 superking, 1 king, 2 twin, 1 triple, 1 single, 1 double sofa bed). Sleeps: 12-14. St Andrews 12 miles. Short breaks. Well behaved pets welcome.

20% discount on all week bookings in January/February 2011.

self-catering Fife for 12

 Scardroy Farmhouse, Dingwall, Ross-shire

self-catering Dingwall

Bedrooms: 4 – 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Sleeps: 7. Dingwall. Weekend/short breaks available. Pets welcome.

£100 off the farmhouse weekly bookings Jan and Feb 2011

 Braigh-na-Leitre, Dingwall, Ross-shire

remote self-catering

Bedrooms: 2 – doubles/twins. Sleeps: 4. Dingwell. Short breaks. Pets welcome. All on one level.

£50 off the farmhouse weekly bookings Jan and Feb 2011


  Gairnshiel Cottage, West Calder, West Lothian

self-catering West lothian

Bedrooms 2: 1 king-sized double, 1 twin (+ sofa bed in sitting room). Sleeps: 4 +2. West Calder. Short breaks off peak. Pets by prior arrangement.

10% discount on all weekly bookings in all of January and first couple of weeks in March.

West lothian holiday cottage

Many Special offers are also advertised by owners on the booking page of their property on the main site.


 We will  feature a different selection of properties on this blog  weekly leading up to Christmas.

Happy Holiday!

special offersWithin the next 48 hours we will be launching a NEW special offers blog space on Which Cottage. It will allow owners to highlight any special discounts for their cottages.

Please keep an eye out for this as there may be some spectacular opportunities if you are looking for self-catering properties in Scotland!

Why not enjoy the stunning winter scenery in Scotland or perhaps take the chance to experience skiing a bit closer to home with many cottages based close to the Scottish ski centres? Alternatively, you may be keen to find a last minute holiday let that gives you the chance to relax and enjoy reading a book in front of a log fire!

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Looking for late availability cottages for Christmas and New Year?

Look no further for a wonderful selection of self-catering cottages with festive availability throughout Scotland.

Daily updates on festive availability.

The famous ‘Road to the Isles’ leads from Fort William to the village of Mallaig, approximately 40 miles between the two, and runs through dramatic highland scenery and alongside the West Highland Railway passing the Caledonian Canal, and the famous Glenfinnan viaduct used in Harry Potter films.

Mallaig and Morar

Before reaching the end of the road and the end of the line in Mallaig, (where the ferry leaves for the Isle of Skye and other Hebredian islands), your journey will bring you to the tranquil village of Morar only 2 miles from Mallaig. Morar has its own train station which is on the famous West Highland Railway, voted the most picturesque railway journey in the world.

Holiday by the sea

Morar is famous for its ‘Silver Sand’ white beaches and turquoise sea, its river that flows into the ocean, its peaceful loch (the deepest freshwater lake in Europe and home to the loch monster Morag) and the amazing views. The stunning village is set on a hillside backed by mountains and overlooking a calm bay and out to sea enjoying a view west to the islands of Eigg and Rum where the sun sets behind them.
White Sandy Beach
Time to explore

The area surrounding Morar offers great opportunities to explore local peaks, take wildlife walks, sea kayak around the coastline, play 9 hole golf at Traigh golf course (which overlooks the sea), take the ferry to the Isle of Skye or another Hebredian island, walk the stunning Camusdarach Beach or explore the wonderful wilderness of the Knoydart Peninsular. Knoydart is great for walking and camping and one of the remotest parts of mainland UK which is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot.

If you are considering visiting this stunning part of the West of Scotland, take a look at the newest property to Which Cottage, Cladach, which is set on a fantastic elevated location in the village of Morar. This spacious self-catering cottage in Morar is ideal for friends or a family who want to explore the area and be located on the West Coast of Scotland or near the Small Isles.

How do you decide where to go?

We are incredibly lucky in the UK as there are so many beautiful parts of the country that would surely satisfy all tastes and needs for a holiday. It is very difficult to know where to start but here are five suggestions of top holiday destinations in Britain.

The West Country

The West Country is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. This vast area covers Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. There is so much to offer from the wonderful beaches in Cornwall to the all weather family attractions in Devon. Dorset has its renowned blue flag beaches and Somerset has everything from underground caves to vineyards. The West Country is an ideal destination for everyone of all ages, whatever you’re looking for you’ll find what it takes to make great family holidays and an amazing selection of holiday homes to rent.

Nature lovers will appreciate the South West of England which includes the national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor with 14 areas of outstanding natural beauty and don’t forget the famous Eden Project, a global garden for the 21st Century. Why not take a look at some West Country holiday cottages

County Cork, Ireland

County Cork is Ireland’s largest county and is a wonderful place for anyone thinking of a self-catering holiday in Ireland. Along the south west corner, the Cork Kerry coastline is stunning, with endless coves and sandy beaches. This area is very popular with golfers as the Irish Open Golf is often held here and there are numerous golf courses to enjoy, including many links courses by the sea.

For those looking for the ‘City’, Cork City, Ireland’s second largest city, is worth a visit with many restaurants and cafes around the harbour. Infact it was named by Lonely Planet travel guide for 2010 as one of the top 10 cities of the world to visit. Apart from Cork, Blarney Castle (and the famous Blarney Stone) is a must if you are in the area.  West Cork is renowned the world over for its wild countryside that is favoured by walkers and artists.

Have you considered Argyll in Scotland?

Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland is stunning and a great location for a self-catering holiday.  It has breathtaking scenery both on the mainland and the numerous islands off the coast. If you renting a holiday cottage near Fort William it will be a excellent base to explore much of the Highlands of Scotland. Fort William lies at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.  Further down the coast is Oban which is the largest ferry port on the West Coast, serving Mull and the Western Isles. Fort William, Oban and the surrounding area are a wonderful destination for a self-catering holiday as there’s so much to do on your doorstep.

Don’t forget Anglesey in Wales

There are so many beautiful spots in Wales but towards to top of many peoples’ places to visit must be The Isle of Anglesey which lies off the north west coast of Wales. The island is reached by crossing the bridge over the Menai Strait. This bridge, built in 1826, was the first suspension bridge in the world.

Anglesey has an unspoilt 125-mile coastline with cliffs and sandy bays – just perfect for a traditional seaside holiday with children! The island was declared an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ .  Many people looking for a ‘bucket and spade’ holiday head towards Rhosneigr and Amlwch which offers a wonderful variety of self-catering accommodation. In addition to the beaches there are also lots of historic sites to explore if you are staying in a holiday cottage in Anglesey. From the seaside town of Beaumaris, with its 13th Century castle, to Holyhead (where you take the ferry to Ireland)  to Llangefni . Apart from these attractions, there are some interesting prehistoric sites and wonderful birdlife too and finally, don’t forget to visit the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllla-ntysiliogogogoch!


This is the largest county in England and it contains 3 of England’s national parks – the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the Peak District. With extensive coastline there is the chance of a beach holiday, or equally a remote country holiday too. This amazing county has so much that it will surely suit all tastes and budgets for those looking for a self-catering holiday. It is possible to find everything from a cosy cottage in the dales to a remote home up on the Yorkshire moors or a house in the historic city of York, holiday homes in Yorkshire are varied.

York is a beautiful city with its narrow streets that wind within teh 13th Century city walls. At the centre is the impressive Minster , Britain’s largest medieval cathedral, which has the largest medieval stained-glass window in the world.

Enjoy the  difficult task of choosing out of these and have a fabulous holiday!