Tour Scotland Pitlochry Holiday Cottage. On the outskirts of Pitlochry this attractive holiday bungalow, with private fishing from a jetty set on the banks of the River Tummel at the bottom of the garden, and is ideally located for Pitlochry’s Festival Theatre, or for a leisurely ramble along the river bank. Hill and glen walking, angling, birdwatching, riding, golf and white water rafting all nearby. Shops and pubs 1 mile.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Tour Scotland Pittenweem Holiday Apartment. This wonderful holiday apartment is set within a 17th-century Grade A listed building, part of the NTS’s Little Houses scheme, and one of the oldest houses in this charming and lively fishing village. Adjacent to Easter Gyles (S80), this comfortable apartment boasts magnificent sea or harbour views from almost all windows, and has a wealth of charm and character, including exposed stonework and unique, intricately painted beams. Increasingly renowned as an arts and crafts centre, there are many galleries, antique shops, craft studios and potteries close by and the village hosts a successful arts festival each August. Blue Flag beach, sailing and windsurfing school, 4 miles. Golf, sea angling, diving and cycle routes in the area. St Andrews, 10 miles.
Tour Scotland Foss Holiday Cottage. Situated on Glengoulandie Country Park an exclusive lodge park, these log cabins offer holiday accommodation for all the family. Nestled at the foot of Schiehallion, the fairy mountain of the Caledonians, in beautiful Highland Perthshire. These holiday properties overlook a man-made lochan where brown trout can be fished from the comfort of your own veranda, red deer and white stag can be seen roaming the surrounding countryside. Furnished to good standard, they offer the perfect retreat from which to explore the surrounding cities and countryside. The pretty town of Aberfeldy is approximately 8 miles, with antique and book shops, golf course, putting green, tennis courts and rafting. Cycling, horse riding and watersports are also available locally. Pitlochry, Edinburgh, Perth and Stirling are all easily accessible. Shop 1/4 mile, pub 3 miles.
Tour Scotland Scone Holiday Cottage. Only 3 miles from Perth’s excellent amenities and with access by footpath to historic Old Scone, this delightful holiday cottage was superbly refurbished in 2007. Shown in the photograph (with lower roofline), it is attached to the owners home and shares 1½ acres of garden, but is completely self-contained with its own south-facing patio. The property is surrounded by rich and pleasant countryside and is ideal for touring local areas such as St Andrews, Fife, the Highlands and Edinburgh and also for golfers, anglers, cyclists and walkers. Pub serving food 200 metres.
Tour Scotland Freuchie Holiday Cottage. Centrally located, next to the cricket field, this bright detached modern bungalow makes a comfortable holiday base for various other sports and leisure pursuits, golf, fishing, riding and sailing being but a few. Within easy reach are the Scottish Deer Centre and Fife Folk Museum, with Falkland Palace (home of Mary, Queen of Scots and site of the first British real tennis court) just a few miles away. This fertile and scenic central area of Fife offers many interests, good shopping and eating to suit all. NB Guests may have free access to local hotel’s leisure pool and facilities. Shops and pub 300 yards.
Tour Scotland Crieff Holiday Cottage. Situated in the heart of the popular holiday town of Crieff, Perthshire, this idyllic cottage offers a perfect getaway. It is just a minute’s walk from the town centre which boasts an array of shops, restaurants and pubs. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are many picturesque walks for all abilities, cycle paths, fishing and water sports. There are also many golf courses within a short distance, including the world famous Gleneagles. Other attractions include the Crieff Visitors Centre, Drummond Gardens, Dewars World of Whisky, gardens and castles. The cities of Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow are all easily accessible by car. Shop 300 yards, pub 500 yards.
Tour Scotland Kirriemuir Holiday Cottage. This delightful detached stone cottage offers very pleasant and peaceful accommodation with elevated views of the Quharity Glen from the front garden. Restored to a very good standard, with stone floors and woodburner, this secluded holiday cottage is in an ideal, central location for enjoying superb walking in the Angus Glens, cycling, bird watching, fishing and golf. Near to Kirriemuir and Blairgowrie for shopping, the cities of Dundee and Perth are just 1 hours drive. Shops and pubs 6 miles.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Tour Scotland St Monans Holiday Cottage. This light and sunny holiday cottage has spectacular views over the Firth of Forth from every window, even the loo! A traditional end-terrace fisherman’s cottage, it has been completely renovated to provide cosy, well-furnished accommodation. Ideal for families and couples alike, it stands just a few minutes’ walk from St Monans’ harbour, tennis courts and bowling green. There are several excellent golf courses, a choice of sandy beaches, good pubs and restaurants to be enjoyed nearby. A visit to St Andrews, 10 miles, where there are a whole host of diverse attractions, is a must. Shop and pub 50 metres.
Tour Scotland Glendevon Holiday Cottage. Peaceful location and surrounded by beautiful Perthshire countryside, this single-storey timber lodge is situated on a peaceful 14 acre site just 6 miles from Auchterarder and the Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Course. Boasting a tastefully furnished living area and a large patio area, this holiday property is surrounded by walking and cycling paths with picnic areas. Fishing, horse riding, off road driving and watersports available locally. Stirling is 25 miles with many attractions, The Wallace Monument and The Mill Trail. Perth and Dunfermline are approx 25 miles, with Edinburgh and Glasgow easily accessible by car. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile. The valley of the River Devon runs east through the Ochil Hills to the village of Glendevon.
Tour Scotland Loch Tay Holiday Cottage. "With stunning views of beautiful Loch Tay and wonderful woodland walks..." Nestling beneath the dramatic peak of Ben Lawers, Craggantoul enjoys unrivalled views over Loch Tay and provides an ideal place to relax. The peace and tranquillity, combined with marvellous panoramic views set against the backdrop of mountains beyond is just what is needed to unwind.
Four of the five cottages have been sympathetically converted from former farm steadings, creating attractive accommodation of the highest standards, while the fifth cottage is set apart from the others and approached by its own access road offering total peace and seclusion. All the holiday cottages are spacious, comfortable and cosily heated throughout. The woodland at Craggantoul is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and for nature lovers this is a delight with oak forest, a profusion of wild flowers, deer, red squirrels and an abundance of bird life to enjoy. For guests who are keen fishermen, there is loch frontage granting free trout fishing - waders recommended. Some of the best salmon fishing in Scotland is available nearby at Kenmore (8 miles).
Tour Scotland Oakley Holiday Cottage. Set in a secluded, woodland location with views of rolling farmland, these two holiday properties offer a perfect hideaway for peace and tranquility. With light spacious interiors, stylish furnishings and woodland walks from the door, these holiday homes provide every comfort. The 17th-century village of Culross, with quaint crow stepped gables and pantiled roofs, is only 3 miles. Dunfermline, 5 miles, Scotland’s ancient capital, is now a thriving city with hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities. Shops 1 mile, pubs 1½ miles.
Tour Scotland Enochdhu Holiday Cottage. River Cottage lies amongst some of the prettiest countryside in Scotland, surrounded by unspoiled ‘policy ground’ of the former Kindrogan Hunting Estate, with abundant wildlife right on the doorstep. The detached holiday cottage is a quaint and slightly quirky property, enjoying a lovely, secluded position close to the hamlet of Enochdhu in Perthshire. This area of Scotland is renowned for its outstanding countryside, ranging from the pasture land at the water’s edge, up to the heather-clad hills above. Kirkmichael, 3 miles, has shops, restaurants and pubs, while Pitlochry is only 10 miles west and Blairgowrie lies 15 miles distant. Fishing is available, and walking, cycling, skiing and golf are close by.
Tour Scotland Crail Holiday Cottage. This charming stone holiday cottage in the heart of the picturesque village of Crail, in the historic East Neuk of Fife, is only a few minutes’ walk from the pretty harbour and award-winning beach. Adjoining another property, it was originally a fisherman’s cottage but is now tastefully furnished to a high standard. Attention to detail throughout includes down duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy towels. Freshly caught seafood is the order of the day in nearby restaurants, with lobster being a speciality. Arts, crafts, galleries and potteries in the village. Boat trips to the Isle of May, famous for puffins and seals. Windsurfing, sailing and golf locally.
Tour Scotland Falkland Holiday Cottage. Set in the heart of the Royal Burgh of Falkland, a picturesque village within easy reach of St Andrews, Perth and Dundee, this beautifully presented, B listed holiday house is the end one of a row, perfect for families and friends. Within a few moments’ walk there are 28 listed buildings to explore including the imposing palace, with the oldest tennis court in Britain, and a number of pubs and restaurants. A 9-hole golf course is nearby; there is cycling and walking in the Lomond Hills. Visit the fishing villages and lovely beaches of the East Neuk and lochs of the Trossachs. Pub 150 yards. Tour The Kingdom of Fife.
Tour Scotland Kirkton of Lethendy Holiday Cottage. Enjoying a pleasant relaxing setting with wonderful views over open countryside. This south facing semi-detached country cottage is well located for exploring the five Angus Glens and touring Perthshire and Royal Deeside. The surrounding towns and villages all have their own charm. Blairgowrie (3 miles) is a bustling small town with good shops, a leisure centre and swimming pool. Travel north from here to the Glenshee ski centre. Historic Dunkeld (8 miles) is in a magnificent setting amidst wooded crags on the River Tay and is one of Perthshire’s gems, or visit Pitlochry (20 miles) a delightful Victorian Town with its famous festival theatre. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.
Tour Scotland Glenfarg Holiday Cottage. In an idyllic and very tranquil setting at the end of a quiet farm road with lovely views over open countryside to the Lomond Hills. This detached single storey holiday cottage, a stable conversion set in a traditional steadings offers visitors the chance to relax, bird-watch, walk or tour by car through uncrowded roads. Children will adore the resident donkeys, pig, ducks and chickens and the secluded play area. This location is just 10 miles from Perth and not far from the village of Glenfarg. Places of interest include Loch Leven, Falkland Palace, The East Neuk, and St. Andrews. Shop, 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Tour Scotland Elie Holiday Cottage. This bright sunny holiday cottage, with its own pretty enclosed courtyard garden, lies only moments away from an award-winning sandy beach. One of a delightful row, it stands on a quiet road behind the sands, and offers a well furnished and equipped holiday base, which is convenient for shopping and dining out. Sailing and windsurfing (with tuition) at Elie harbour, and boat trips to the Isle of May from Anstruther. The quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk beckon exploration, and can be reached on foot along the Fife coastal path. St Andrews (14 miles), with Sea Life Centre, Byre Theatre, excellent shops and restaurants, and of course world famous for golf.
Tour Scotland Methil Holiday Apartment. This spacious, traditional, double upper holiday apartment with an enclosed, sheltered garden, is an ideal base for exploring the Ancient Kingdom of Fife. Edinburgh is only 30 minutes by train from Kirkcaldy, St Andrews 30 minutes by car. The picturesque fishing villages of St Monans and Elie have lovely beaches, water sports and boat trips to the Isle of May, while there are a number of historic houses and castles to be enjoyed and golf courses abound. Perthshire and Central Scotland are in easy reach. Shops and pubs 50 yards.
Tour Scotland St Michaels Holiday Cottage. Ideally located close to the tiny village of St Michael, this very spacious, elegantly furnished detached property is surrounded by mature gardens and backed by woodland. St. Andrews and Dundee are only 10 minutes drive, and this is a perfect location for touring the Fife coast or the Angus Glens. Edinburgh, Perth and Stirling are in easy reach for a days outing. There is a good choice of courses for golfers with 30 courses within a 15 mile radius and 2 courses only 1 mile from the cottage. Families will enjoy the Tentsmuir Forest where deer may be sighted, and Kinshaldy Beach close by, with miles of unspoilt sands with basking seals on the sandbanks. Locally, there is a good choice of restaurants, individual shops, art galleries and theatre.
Tour Scotland Ceres Holiday Cottage. Set in the conservation village of Ceres, only seven miles from St Andrews, these delightful holiday cottages provide an ideal base for those wishing to enjoy the best Fife has to offer. Set in the heart of the village only 150 yards apart with generous surrounding grounds, they are perfect for two families or groups of friends to be nearby but still private. Kirkbank is a spacious stone built cottage with a bright, sunny open plan living area and roomy, carefully co-ordinated bedrooms. The garden area is sheltered with a private patio. Enjoy leisurely walks from the door or visit the Fife Folk Museum, 5 minutes walk. The National Trust mansion house, Hill of Tarvit, only 1 mile from Ceres, now offers pay and play golf over a 9 hole course using traditional hickery clubs, or enjoy the multitude of fine golf courses close by, suitable for all abilities. The village has a good pub and a hotel serving food, and the renowned Wemyss ware pottery. Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth are all within an hour’s drive. Shops and pub 100 yards. Ceres Highland Games is the oldest free games in Scotland.
Tour Scotland Muckhart Holiday Cottage. Set in the heart of the tiny village of Pool of Muckhart in the Devon valley, just 11 miles south of Gleneagles, these cosy stone holiday cottages make a perfect base for exploring this lovely area. Inn Cottage and The Bothy are ideal for two families holidaying together with the bonus of their own private space. Conveniently close to the village pub, where Devon Ale is brewed and excellent meals are served, and with a good variety of eating places in Dollar, 3 miles. Golf in village, amid spectacular scenery, or at Gleneagles or any of the many courses in the area; fishing and walking locally. The spectacular Rumbling Bridge gorge walk, 2 miles or further afield explore the Trossachs and the Loch Lomond National Park. Stirling, 17 miles, has the ancient Wallace Monument and the castle to see, while Perth, 25 miles, has a wonderful concert hall, and excellent theatre, one of the oldest in Scotland. Shops 100 yards, pub 150 yards.
Tour Scotland Coach House Dunkeld Holiday Cottage. In the heart of Perthshire, nestling quietly on a private, 1,200-acre estate in the mighty Tay Valley, these four very comfortable holiday cottages enjoy far-reaching views over a patchwork of farm and woodland. Laundry Cottage and Dunmore Bothy are both detached, single-storey cottages, whilst Stable Cottage, also single-storey, adjoins The Coach House, an impressive, 19th-century stone building retaining many of its original features. These smart colour co-ordinated properties have been furnished with rich luxury curtains and soft furnishing and each property has its own garden; visitors have access to a network of over 6 miles of private estate roads covering the extensive grounds, which include a fold of highland cattle, and two small lochs, home to wild ducks and geese. Boat trips can be arranged to fish for brown trout, as well as angling on the River Tay, with some of Scotland’s finest salmon fishing.
At the nearby Loch of Lowes, a visit to the bird hides is often rewarded by sightings of osprey soaring high overhead. Historic Dunkeld village (3 miles) is one of Perthshire’s gems, with a part-ruined cathedral, good shops and restaurants. Perth, 16 miles, offers large areas of green parkland, where sports matches, boating and putting can be enjoyed. The town boasts numerous museums and art galleries, including the museum of the Black Watch, housed in Balhousie Castle. Edinburgh and Aberdeen within 90 minutes’ drive.
Glasgow is also within driving distance and is a paradise for art lovers, the many museums include the Gallery of Modern Art, the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre and the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. More unusual attractions include the Transport Museum, the Botanic Gardens and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Tour Scotland Balloch Holiday Cottage. Ideally situated for touring within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Lying in the grounds of the owners’ home, enjoying shared use of their private tennis court (by arrangement), this comfortable, detached holiday cottage boasts spectacular views over its own large, colourful garden. It is situated just a short drive from the lochside resort of Balloch. Riding, golf, water-skiing, wind surfing, sailing and fishing locally. Shops and pubs 1½ miles.
Tour Scotland Fort Augustus Holiday Cottage. This bright, very pleasant holiday apartment occupies a wing of the owner’s substantial house and has lovely views over surrounding countryside towards the hills beyond. Comfortable good quality property within easy walking distance of the village. Located at the southern tip of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a lively and popular village with many amenities. Excellent base for touring the Highlands. Superb walking and cycling area. Enjoy a trip to nearby Loch Ness and the ruins of Urquhart Castle or a boat trip down the Caledonian Canal. Shops and pubs 1/2 mile.
Tour Scotland Oban Holiday Cottage. Esplanade Court is situated in a particularly superb location overlooking Oban Bay, on the lovely west coast of Scotland. The holiday apartments have qualified for the STB 4 Star rating. They are equipped and furnished to a good standard with each one having a panoramic view over the bay and out to the isles of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Oban is a lively west coast town with lots going on for the visitor. It is central for touring the west coast, or take a boat trip to the above islands and Iona which leave daily. There is a lovely sandy beach at Ganavan which is 1½ miles away. There are some very good restaurants in which to eat dinner in the evening, after maybe a days climbing, walking or enjoying some of the wonderful animal and plant life which the west highlands has to offer. Elevator to all floors.
Tour Scotland Barr Holiday Cottage. Situated amongst the rolling hills of the Stinchar Valley, this spacious detached cottage has been renovated and offers a very good standard of holiday accommodation. Walking and cycling are available in the Galloway Forest Park. Culzean Castle and Country Park is a 30 minute drive away. Turnberry, Brunston Castle and Girvan are all within easy reach. Fishing on River Stinchar (Sep-Oct). Shop and hotel 3/4 mile, pub 6 miles. Tour Ayrshire.
Tour Scotland Ratagan, Glen Shiel, Holiday Cottage. Superb loch and hill views. This well furnished and equipped cedar holiday bungalow is situated on the banks of Loch Duich with breathtaking views from the lounge. A photographers paradise the area also offers walking, climbing, fishing (boat hire available from Letterfearn), diverse wildlife. The Isle of Skye can be reached either by the summer tourist ferry or over the new Bridge to Skye. There are many boat trips in the area including underwater vision boats! Other attractions include Eilean Donan Castle, Glenelg Pictish Brochs, Lochalsh Woodland Gardens. Visit Plockton and Lochcarron. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles. Tour Wester Ross.
Tour Scotland Innerleithen Holiday Cottage. This cosy, detached stone house combines the charm of a traditional holiday cottage with contemporary design and is set in the village of Innerleithen. Surrounded by the Tweedale Hills at the junction of two rivers, perfect for fishing, walking, cycling and golfing. Dawyk and Kailzie Gardens are a must. Shop and pub 500 yards. Tour Scottish Borders.
Tour Scotland Appin Holiday Cottage. Open fire. Situated in Appin, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this delightful single storey holiday villa stands within its own large lawned garden, and boasts spacious accommodation throughout. Set almost midway between Oban and Fort William it is an ideal base from which to explore the beauty of the surrounding area. Walking and cycling are popular activities, with horse riding, boat and cycle hire available locally. Golf courses can be found in Oban, Ballachulish and Fort William. Glencoe and Fort William offer mountain climbing and walking and skiing in season. Oban (19 miles), offers boat trips to the Islands, including Mull and Iona. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Tour Scotland North Ballachulish Holiday Cottage. This detached holiday cottage, furnished to a very good standard is conveniently located just 12 miles south of Fort William, and 4 miles north of Glencoe with its scenic mountain range. The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery, challenging mountain climbing, forest and hill walking, mountain biking and kayaking, or just relax and watch the abundant wildlife. Ideal holiday location for touring the west highlands with activities for all ages.
Tour Scotland Cairnbaan Holiday Cottage. Overlooking the Crinan Canal, Argyll, this original holiday cottage will allow you to enjoy the many walks along the canal, and explore the varied rugged coastline and beaches. Crinan Ferry beach, 4 miles. Central for touring the Kintyre peninsula, Inverary Castle, 25 miles, harbour town of Tarbert, 16 miles. Historic Kilmartin Glen with Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments should not be missed. Outdoor activities of sailing, walking, fishing and riding are available. Shop 2 miles, pub 800 yards.
Tour Scotland Gardenstown Holiday Cottage. Delightful fisherman’s cottage with views, 60 yards up steps from the sea. Tastefully modernised, with paved patio ideal for barbecues, set in a charming, scenic village with harbour and sandy beach. Ideal for sea and river fishing, walking, golf, shooting, bird watching, observing dolphins and seals. Easy driving distance to follow the ‘Whisky and Castle’ trails. Visit Duff House with exhibitions, tea room and gardens in Banff. Shop, restaurant and pub less than ¼ mile walk.
Tour Scotland Sanquhar Holiday Cottage. This tastefully converted courtyard holiday cottage forms part of a farm steading, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and open countryside and is situated close to the Southern Upland Way, popular with walkers of all levels. River fishing is available with day passes available in Sanquhar, as are many interesting walks for the less ambitious walker. One of the favourite walks is the Euchan Walk and lucky visitors will see the salmon leaping in this tributary of the Nith. For the golf enthusiast there are many local golf courses. Gold panning at Wanlockhead Mining Museum, situated in the lovely Mennock Pass, is a really good day out. Visit Drumlanrig Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, which is open to the public. Pub ½ mile.
Tour Scotland Galston Holiday Cottage. Situated in Ayrshire, on a hilltop with panoramic views overlooking open countryside, Arran, Ben Lomond and Kintyre, these three holiday cottages have been renovated to a good standard and offer an ideal base from which to explore South West Scotland. With many on site activities to choose from including an all weather family den with pool table, darts, arts and crafts, children’s play area and hidey huts, gem panning, guided walks, cycling, tractor rides, pond dipping, fishing and farm tours. Guests have access to a 200-acre farm and woodland walks. Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore. Inland there is walking, gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing and a choice of golf courses. Local attractions include Loudon Theme Park, Newmilns Dry Ski Slope, Cowans Law Loch Fishing and Country Sports. Culzean Castle (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction. The surrounding country park (extending over 420-acres) has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Craft shows, country dancing and walks spotting fungi are attractions hosted during the year. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer and Troon, whilst a drive north leads to Ayr, a traditional seaside town. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day out. Additional parking is available for the cottages. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Tour Scotland Port William Holiday Cottage. Peaceful location. This traditional detached holiday cottage is situated in a peaceful location on a quiet country lane boasting views over open countryside. Located 2 miles from the coastal village of Port William, Dumfries, in an area known as "The Machars of Galloway", the village has been presented with the "Pride of Galloway" award and is a welcoming village with breathtaking views across Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man. Facilities available locally include river loch fishing, golf, cycling, walking and bird watching. The Galloway Forest Park is a short drive away. This is a wonderful area for those seeking a peaceful retreat on a glorious coastline with many sandy beaches and rocky coves. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Tour Scotland Carradale Holiday Cottage. In a cliffftop location, this detached, single-storey holiday cottage offers spectacular views over Kilbrannon Sound to the Isle of Arran and beyond. Surrounded by woodland, with direct access to the shore and a private bay offering regular sightings of seals, otters, sea birds and porpoise. This is a wonderful area for cycling, pony trekking, golf, swimming and watersports. Easy access to the isles of Mull, Arran, Gigha, Islay and Jura. Sandy beach ½ mile. Pub 5 miles.
Tour Scotland Ballachulish Holiday Cottage. Loch 1 mile. Just 2 miles from Glencoe Village and a short walk from the shores of Loch Leven. Old Stable Cottage is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in Scotland. The property, which has an impressive history stretching back to the 17th century, is now a well equipped and completely modernised cottage and should contribute to an enjoyable holiday. Whether your taste is mountain sports, fishing, canoeing, sailing or touring the Western Highlands, Old Stable Cottage is the ideal base. Oban, Fort William, Skye and Inverness are all within easy reach. Shop and pub 400 yards, restaurant 0.5 miles.
Tour Scotland Arncroach Holiday Cottage. Deceptively spacious, terraced, stone holiday cottage in a rural setting on the edge of the tiny village of Arncroach, just 3 miles from the lovely Fife coast, and only 15 minutes drive from St Andrews. It has open views towards Kellie Law, a large, very comfortable living room and a pretty, private enclosed garden to the rear. Kellie Castle and Gardens (NT), 1 mile, the Blue Flag beach in Elie for watersports, the intriguing red pantiled fishing villages and, of course, the unrivalled selection of golf courses, all ideal for the whole family. Shops and pubs 4 miles.
Tour Scotland Cupar Holiday Cottage. Ideal base for touring. This charming, traditional holiday cottage is only 20 minutes from St Andrews, attached to the owner’s home with its own private area of landscaped gardens with several secluded sitting areas. The cosy beamed living room has a French door to the garden and the dining area is connected to the kitchen with a stained glass serving hatch. Wonderfully peaceful, rural setting, yet ideally placed to explore the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk, or further afield to Pitlochry and the Trossachs, 1 hour. Superb choice of activities and golf courses in 30 minutes’ drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Tour Scotland Portknockie Holiday Cottage. Sea views. This attractive detached property has been tastefully decorated and furnished for your comfort where you may care to relax in the beautiful surroundings of this coastal village or tour this most attractive part of Moray-Shire which hosts many amenities including golf, horse riding and walking along safe sandy beaches. For those who wish to explore the Whisky and Castle Trails these can be accessed locally. The many coastal fishing villages set at the foot of dramatic high cliffs for which the area is renowned are well worth visiting. So why not come and spend time exploring this wonderful area of Scotland. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
Tour Scotland Kirkcudbright Holiday Apartment. Short walk to attractions. The Roof Garden Apartment is a superbly renovated second floor holiday apartment with views to the harbour and the hills beyond and is situated in the heart of Kirkcudbright.
Kirkcudbright sits on the edge of the Galloway Hills and on the estuary of the River Dee and offers many outdoor pursuits including fishing, horse riding, cycling and golf. There are many festivals throughout the year including Scottish nights, classic car rallies, historic walks, and a medieval fayre. Dumfries is approximately 25 miles east and Castle Douglas is 8 miles. Can also be booked with property W41359 (The Gallery Apartment) for groups of 8. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.
Tour Scotland Duntulm Holiday Cottage. Modernised and furnished to a high standard, this cottage makes an excellent haven after a day’s activity on the misty isle of Skye. Standing detached just 2 miles from the sea on the northern most peninsula, it enjoys splendid views of surrounding countryside. Trotternish has a barren, haunting environment with fantastic rock formations and ancient settlements. A drive around the peninsula beneath the Old Man of Storr and through the Quirang makes for a breathtaking trip. The Outer Hebrides can be visited from Uig nearby.
Tour Scotland Philiphaugh Holiday Cottage. Peace and privacy without isolation are the features of this architect-designed converted stable block in the lovely Border countryside near Ettrick Water. Set in the grounds of the owners’ house, but separated from it by a stretch of woodland, it has its own small garden area and terrace. There are delightful scenic walks straight from the door of the holiday cottage, and despite its tranquil position, it is only 200 yards from an excellent award-winning hotel (offering gourmet restaurant and bar meals) and just a half-mile stroll from the small Border town of Selkirk. Here there are inns, restaurants, numerous gift and craft shops, a cashmere woollen mill outlet and coffee shop, a salmon viewing centre and the world famous Baxters food shop and restaurant. The town also has two museums, a golf course, tennis courts and a swimming-pool; a sports centre, museum and art gallery can be found at Hawick, 12 miles away.
Nearby Kelso boasts a now-ruined abbey, once one of the richest and most powerful in southern Scotland, as well as an elegant square flanked by a splendid expanse of three-storey 18th and 19th-century buildings. Fly fishing (by permit) is available on the local Ettrick river. Conveniently close to Bowhill, home of the Duke of Buccleuch and open to the public, with a riding school/pony trekking centre and an exceptionally good adventure playground for children. The wooded hills of Bowhill Country Park adjoining Bowhill House are crisscrossed by scenic footpaths and cycle trails: mountain bikes can be hired from the visitor centre. The surrounding area offers splendid touring in the unspoilt Borders countryside, with a wealth of historic towns, battle sites and castles to visit. Glentress and Innerleithen, which have a nationwide reputation for some of the best mountain biking in Britain, are only 20 minutes away. The cottage itself is close to the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s longest walk, stretching from Portpatrick in the west to the North Sea at Cockburnspath. The cultural attractions and fine shopping in Edinburgh are just 40 miles away (a comfortable day-trip), as are the beaches of Berwick and its nearby shoreline.
Tour Scotland Aberlour Holiday Cottage. This lovely detached property is situated in a superb location, within the attractive village of Aberlour in glorious Speyside. Set on a small private estate, the house backs onto a pretty riverside walk along the banks of the River Spey and is furnished and equipped to a good standard, offering peace and quiet, yet within walking distance of Aberlour’s interesting shops and restuarants. Accessed by a gate from the rear garden, the Speyside Way, as it is known, meanders through the village, through Strathspey down to Tomintoul taking in many well known distilleries on the Whisky Trail. Golf and fishing are both available and day permits can be arranged locally. Sandy beaches are located within 20 miles and the historic town of Elgin is well worth the visit.
Tour Scotland North Connel Holiday Cottage. Near Loch Etive. Situated on the north side of Loch Etive, down a country lane, this well appointed detached house with gallery ceilings, is an ideal base for a family holiday at anytime of the year. There is also a conservatory which leads onto a garden deck ideal for al-fresco dining. Visitor attractions include a Sea Life Centre, Rare Breeds Park, golf courses, fishing and a distillery tour. The sandy beach at Tralee is approximately 3 miles and Glencoe, The Great Glen and all the magnificent scenery of the West Highlands is within easy reach. Oban, the area’s principal town and ferry-port is 6 miles and offers day trips to many islands, including Mull, Staffa and Iona. Shop 2.25 miles, pub and restaurant 1.2 miles.
Tour Scotland St Abbs Holiday Cottage. Set only 5 minutes from the sea in a National Trust AONB, this semi-detached fishermen’s cottage lies in the pretty village of St Abbs with its picturesque harbour. This cosy cottage has views of the sea from the quaint first floor bedroom windows. Ideal for a family holiday with Coldingham Bay, a popular surfing beach, nearby or as a peaceful retreat whatever the season. Bird watching at St Abbs Head reserve, diving, walking, fishing and good eating places close by. Many historic places of interest in easy reach, and only 1 hour to Edinburgh. Shop 50 yards, pub 11/2 miles.
Tour Scotland Gatehouse of Fleet Holiday Cottage. In this peaceful location you can relax to the sound of the stream running by the detached holiday cottage. Surrounded by open countryside this location gives you great opportunity to explore the Solway Coast with its many sandy beaches. The Galloway Forest Park has marked cycle and footpaths. Gatehouse of Fleet, 4 miles, offers local shops and tea rooms, Kirkcudbright, 12 miles, the artists town, has art galleries, antique shops and boat trips along the estuary. Shop and pub 4 miles.
Tour Scotland Lochgilphead Holiday Cottage. With magnificent views across the Sound of Jura, Scarba and Mull, this listed building, dating from 1815, stands at the water’s edge in a sheltered peaceful bay known as Crinan Harbour. Attached to the owner’s home, it retains many original features, to provide very comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation on three floors. Perfect for family holidays, the house boasts an established garden with a sitting-out area overlooking the bay.
Fascinating walks from the house allow visitors the opportunity to explore this area of great natural beauty and to observe the abundant local wildlife, including small red deer, owls, otters and seals. Harbour House is also ideally situated for all forms of boating, sailing, canoeing and diving, and there is a small slipway in front of the house for those wishing to bring their own boats. The famous Crinan Canal flows into the sea just around the corner, and offers quayside coffee shop and bar. There are several excellent restaurants in the area, including the renowned Crinan Hotel. From Crinan, a walk or cycle ride along the canal towpath leads to Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig (7 miles), and Lochgilphead (7 miles) where there is a variety of shops, restaurants, a sports centre, swimming-pool, and 9-hole golf course. Kilmory Woodland Park boasts an Iron Age fort, bird hide and lochside views, and Castle Riding Centre runs highly enjoyable riding courses as well as renting out bicycles and golf equipment. There are many places of interest to visit, including the prehistoric linear cemetery at Kilmartin Glen. Island trips to Mull, Iona and Staffa can be made from Oban (30 miles). Oban is also home to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park. Sea fishing can be arranged and there is fly fishing within 3 miles. Boat trips and riding are also available locally.
Tour Scotland Huntly Holiday Cottage. Peaceful Scottish setting. This is an attractive holiday bungalow in a peaceful rural setting on a farm near the River Deveron. Tour the castles or whisky trail in this historic area, visit the museums, and the city of Aberdeen, with its floral display and architecture is only an hours drive. Visit the nearby Falconry, forest walks and ½ hour drive to the lovely Moray coastline. Fishing permits may be purchased in Huntly, 4 miles away. Shop and pub 4 miles.
Tour Scotland Kames near Tighnabruaich Holiday Cottage. Close to beach. This courtyard, stone built detached cottage provides a very good level of holiday accommodation with many original features and is situated in the 640-acre Ardlamont Estate, where shooting and fishing is available, stables and grazing for guest’s own horses, and access to the beach is within walking distance. Located in the Argyll countryside and close to Tighnabruaich village on the west coast of Scotland, this property is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside, relax and unwind, whilst enjoying the many outdoor activities and wildlife the area has to offer as well as the selection of shops and tea rooms. It also has its own sailing school and golf course, as well as professionally skippered boat taking fishing parties out on day trips. There are a number of walks in the area that take in the panoramic views and some beautiful, unspoilt beaches. Stabling for up to 3 horses is available at cost through the owner. Shops, pubs and restaurants 4 miles.