Tour Scotland Greenacre Lodge Banchory Deeside Holiday Cottage. An exquisitely designed detached property, finished to a very good standard with state of the art underfloor heating, iPod docking in all rooms and all modern conveniences for a wonderfully stylish and restful holiday experience. Just 2 miles from the bustling town of Banchory, in the heart of Royal Deeside, guests can enjoy walking, cycling and golf. Banchory’s beautiful countryside, good climate and friendly tea rooms attract many visitors. Visit the Standing Stones and 17th century castles. Explore the region by following one of Scotland’s unique heritage trails, or by taking a short journey on the Royal Deeside Railway. Mountain biking, fishing, river canoeing, gliding and horse riding are all available, while ski slopes are only an hour away. For a relaxing adventure, visit the Falls of Feugh to watch the salmon leaping or explore local galleries and specialist shops.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tour Scotland Mansefield Cottage Aberlour Moray Holiday Cottage. A bright, warm and spacious holiday cottage in a peaceful setting surrounded by farm and woodland. The sparkling Auldernie Burn runs under a small bridge just outside the garden, and the open fire provides additional comfort in the south and west facing lounge. An ideal location for exploring the Whisky and Castle Trails, Speyside Way, Moray Coast and Cairngorm Mountains. Fishing, golf, tennis, riding and swimming all available locally. Shop and pubs 2 miles.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tour Scotland Smithy Croft Dufftown Moray Holiday Cottage. Set in the magnificent scenery of Glen Rinnes, Dufftown, this attractive detached holiday cottage offers peace and relaxation. Surrounded by the hills of the Glenfiddich Estate to the front and the brooding bulk of Ben Rinnes to the rear, there are walks right on the doorstep. Being in the heart of the Whisky Trail there are many distilleries to visit, salmon fishing on the Spey, cycle trails and some wonderful beaches on the Moray Firth, 25-30 miles.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tour Scotland Woodside House Applecross Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. With distant and dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye, this superbly situated, detached, family croft house has been renovated and tastefully furnished, and nestles quietly in the hamlet of Culduie, Wester Ross. The Applecross Inn (3 miles up the coast) is renowned for its local seafood. The road inland from Applecross crosses over the highest mountain pass in the British Isles. Secluded and sandy coral beach 4 miles. Loch and sea fishing nearby. Walks from the doorstep of the holiday home. Pub 3 miles.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Tour Scotland Park Cottage Lochcarron Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. This cosy holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful rural setting with fabulous views of some of the finest scenery in Scotland, across the waters of Lochcarron, Wester Ross, towards the majestic Attadale Mountains. Just over 2 miles from the popular village of Lochcarron with its range of pubs with frequent live music, restaurants and shops and the famous Tartan Mill. Day trips to Applecross, Plockton, the Isle of Skye, Inverewe Gardens and Eilean Donan Castle, and Inverness. Climbing, fishing, mountain biking, water sports and hill climbing all within easy reach.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Tour Scotland The Holt Glenelg Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Set in a tranquil location in Wester Ross, The Holt is a cosy semi-detached holiday apartment situated on the edge of the village of Glenelg and benefits from views of the Isle of Skye. The owner speaks French and German and welcomes overseas visitors. The area is renowned for stunning scenery and the wide variety of wildlife which can be spotted – otters, sea eagles and seals to name but a few. Take a ferry trip from the village over to the Isle of Skye or visit Eilean Donan Castle. Many activities are available including climbing, walking, kayaking and mountain biking, or for the less energetic just relaxing in this beautiful part of the Highlands.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Tour Scotland Bruaich Cottage Lochcarron Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Enjoying fine views of the sea and the Attadale mountains, this charming traditional croft house stands detached in the heart of Lochcarron, one of the prettiest villages in the Wester Ross. Beautifully renovated, it features ornamental fireplaces and wood panelling in the bedrooms. Ideal holiday location for day trips to the Isle of Skye, Eileen Donan Castle, Inverewe Gardens, Applecross, Torridon mountains, and the Highland capital of Inverness. Nine-hole golf locally (contact the owners for details). Good pubs, with frequent live music, in the village.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Tour Scotland Brightwater Cottage Glenelg Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Near Kyle of Lochalsh, Wester Ross, the stunning village of Arnisdale nestles below Beinn Sgritheall (Munro), on the shores of Loch Hourn. It overlooks Knoydart peninsula and Sound of Sleat with the Isle of Skye Cuillin in the distance. Neighbouring Glenelg, 9 miles, has a shop, pub, restaurant, craft shop and Skye ferry (Apr - Oct). Amid idyllic mountainous scenery, ideal for a holiday escaping with wildlife (deer, porpoises, eagles, seals and otters), walking (including the Five Sisters of Kintail, South Cluanie ridge, Ladhar Bheinn), cycling, fishing, touring (Eilean Donan Castle, Pictish Brochs, 18th century Bernera Barracks, Plockton and Skye) or just savouring highland peace and tranquillity.
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Friday, November 06, 2009
Tour Scotland The Narrows Gairloch Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Tranquil, beautifully set by the River Ewe, Wester Ross, in this unique part of the West Coast of Scotland with the Gulf Stream, this well appointed modern detached holiday cottage is well furnished and fully equipped. The surrounding area is very scenic and unspoilt. The National Trust’s Inverewe Gardens, growing subtropical plants, are just along the road. Explore the many beautiful clean sandy beaches, bays and islands along this intriguing coastal area. Spring and early summer usually has really good weather in this part! Golf course at Gairloch. Shop and pub 1 mile.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Tour Scotland Balcraggie Kyle Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Enjoying a private and peaceful setting in Wester Ross, this lovingly renovated wing of the former Manse is situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Glenelg and only a mile from the popular Glenelg Inn and shop. A fabulous holiday location for exploring the stunning beauty of this area, the cottage has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard. Visit the nearby ancient brochs, the romantic Eilean Donan Castle or the magical Isle of Skye. Fishing, sea trips, pony and Ilama trekking, walking, climbing in the dramatic hills and mountains or mountain biking are just some of the many activities available. By prior arrangement with the owners, you can have a wonderful historic tour of the area.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Tour Scotland Reraig Beag Kyle of Lochalsh Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Detached bungalow facing south-west, 150 yards from the shore of Lochalsh where one may fish. Kyle of Lochalsh 3 1/2 miles, the crossing point for the Isle of Skye. Wooded hills offer many walks of varying length and views to Skye and Kylrhea. Locally, visit the Brochs at Glenelg via the Mam Ratagan Pass with views to the ‘Five Sisters of Kintail’, Eilean Donan Castle and Lochalsh Woodland Garden (National Trust). Day trip to Skye or Inverewe Gardens (National Trust). Sailing and boat trips available at Plockton, 5 miles distant. A perfect country holiday escape in Wester Ross. Shop and hotel 150 yards.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Tour Scotland Tigh A Cnoc Gairloch Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Set amidst stunning scenery at the edge of the small crofting community of Port Henderson, Wester Ross, this lovely detached cottage enjoys views across open countryside towards the sea and Torridon Mountains and has been tastefully furnished throughout. A fabulous area for walking, climbing, photography and a good base for exploring the many delights of the West and North Highlands. Gairloch, with its lovely sandy beach and restaurants is just a short distance away. Take a day trip to the magical Isle of Skye, or visit the Eilean Donan Castle, and National Trust sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe - just a few of the many attractions found in this beautiful area.
Monday, November 02, 2009
Tour Scotland Silver Birch Lodge Glenshiel Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Overlooked by the Five Sisters of Kintail, this detached house is situated in the village of Ratagan, Wester Ross, on the shores of Loch Duich. Popular area for walking with the Falls of Glomach on the doorstep. Eilean Donan Castle is just 10 minutes by car and Glenelg, 9 miles, boats some majestic scenery. Easy access to the Isle of Skye. A perfect holiday rerteat. Restaurant 500 yards, pub 21/2 miles.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Tour Scotland Carron View Lochcarron Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Nestling at the base of some of Wester Ross’ most spectacular hills, this traditional cottage enjoys views across open croft land. Excellent area for a holiday spent climbing, hill walking, mountain biking or much more. Visit the nearby village of Lochcarron with its pubs, restaurants, shops and 9 hole golf course or take a trip to the magical Isle of Skye. The Applecross peninsula is just a short drive, reached via a spectacular drive over Britain’s highest mountain pass. Shops 4 miles, pub 3 miles.