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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Lavender Cottage Ref: 29026

This spacious detached cottage is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, only 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre of Kirkcudbright and has a private garden and covered hot tub. The town is known as the Artists’ Town, and it hosts a wealth of coffee shops and art galleries and is a short walk from the impressive ruins of Maclellan’s Castle. There are many festivals throughout the year including Scottish nights, classic car rallies, historic walks, a medieval fayre, a jazz festival and a spectacular Tattoo. 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 in Galloway Forest Park, cycling and golf. Threave Garden and Estate is owned by the National Trust and proves to be a popular visitor attraction. Dumfries is approximately 25 miles east and Castle Douglas is 8 miles, making this a wonderful base to tour south west Scotland. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Sun room. Two double bedrooms, one with French doors, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single with Velux window. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included (£30per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVDs. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking.

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£336-£1133
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Bield Ref: 30313


Set in stunning surroundings with uninterrupted views over the Cleish Hills, The Bield is a charming, detached, single-storey holiday cottage, idyllically positioned for those seeking a tranquil, rural, retreat, surrounded by magnificent scenery in the heart of Perth and Kinross. This is an excellent base to explore Perthshire and Central Scotland. For the golf enthusiast, you are spoilt for choice in this area, with Muckhart Golf Course just 3 miles away, Gleneagles, 14 miles and St Andrews, 23 miles. Gleneagles offers the chance to play on three of the finest championship courses in Scotland. There are also an abundance of cycle and foot paths to explore. Perth is just 20 miles away with a theatre and concert hall, and Edinburgh and Stirling are just a 30-minute drive away. After exploring the area, guests can relax in the garden and admire the view at one of the outside seating areas. Beach 19 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Study. 2 steps down to sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Wii. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, lawned garden with terrace, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: 4 steps at the side of the property. 7 steps from sun room to garden.

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£246-£602
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Situated in a peaceful location, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows boast stunning views over open countryside. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Cycling Trail close by. There are many quaint villages to explore including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William, known as the ‘Machars of Galloway’ and presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’ award and the popular village of Portpatrick with stunning views over the North Channel to the Irish Coast. Take a day trip to Ireland from Stranraer. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore throughout the area and also many lovely gardens nearby for those seeking a slower pace of recreation. The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor with many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore along the Solway Coast. Golf, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking and fishing are all available, and there are tennis courts and swimming pools in nearby Kirkcudbright. Dumfries with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town, is 8 miles. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and beams/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating included.

Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. Easy walking access. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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£173-£510
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Magnificent setting in mature woodland by Loch Awe

Ideal area for fishing, walking and cycling

Children’s play area, pool table and darts

Traditional bar - ideal for family functions

Motor boats, rowing boats and canoes for hire, 300 yards, launch facility

Late 16th century Ardbrecknish House is in a magnificent Highland setting with wonderful views of mountains and glens. These attractive holiday properties are set amid 20 acres of mature woodland close to beautiful Loch Awe - 26 miles long and Britain’s longest freshwater loch. A whole host of indoor and outdoor amenities are available on site, and although the setting is quiet and peaceful, it is within easy reach of restaurants, shops, golf courses, and the small village of Kilmartin Glen and museum, the richest area in Europe for prehistoric remains, making these properties an ideal holiday location and a perfect touring base. A visitors’ reception/library area provides a wealth of information on the local history, archaeology, wildlife, gardens, forest and hillside walks, as well as the year-round activities available around Argyll and the West Highlands.
The Ardbrecknish Room has a welcoming open fire, small dance floor, pool table, darts and Scottish Carpet Bowls. The adjoining cosy traditional bar with its woodburner provides a perfect way to end the day; perhaps sampling one or two of the many malt whiskies.
At the shore, just 10 minutes’ walk, motor boats, rowing boats and canoes can be hired to explore the enchanting islands and ruined castles of the loch, or maybe fishing the loch for salmon, char, monster pike and brown trout. A British record brown trout of 31lbs 10oz was caught in March 2002. Tuition and/or a fishing guide is available by arrangement.
The surrounding area offers a wealth of interest and fantastic scenery. Opposite Ardbrecknish is majestic Ben Cruachan, and further north are the impressive Glen Coe and Ben Nevis ranges, a mecca for hill walkers all year round. Both regions have ski centres and within an hour’s drive is the busy town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the Isles’, from where modern ferries take you to Mull and Iona, the cradle of Christianity, Staffa, the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture, and to other Hebridean gems. Oban has a sea life centre and an excellent golf course. The elegant town of Inveraray on Loch Fyne only 12 miles away, to the south is the Crinan Canal with its stepped locks, you can walk or drive a delightful route along its 9-mile length. Family-friendly bar and restaurant on site.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

All properties: NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry. Shared garden grounds. Children’s play area. Picnic/barbecue areas. Ample parking. Access to pool table, darts and Scottish Carpet Bowls. No smoking. NB: Loch 300 yards from properties.

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£242-£578
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Harbour House Ref: UEJ

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. Shop 7 miles.

Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove. Spacious kitchen/breakfast room. First floor: Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - logs included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Digital TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars only), additional parking 75 yards foc
  • No smoking
  • NB: Drop in terraced garden

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£517-£1575
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Park Cottage Ref: 29716


Situated within 600 acres of the Fleet Oak Woods, this spacious, semi-detached holiday cottage, with woodland walks direct from the door, offers a peaceful retreat from which to explore the Solway Coast, with its many sandy beaches and rocky coves. Situated within the grounds of the Cally Palace Hotel, guests have free access to the hotels facilities, including the swimming pool and gym, tennis court, putting green and croquet lawn. Golf is available at a discounted rate. It is within walking distance of the former Burgh of Gatehouse of Fleet, with shops, cafés and restaurants. The town also boasts the Mill on the Fleet, an exhibition of historical arts and skills. There is great walking throughout the area, with the Galloway Forest Park having marked cycle paths and walks, bird and wildlife to enjoy. Also available throughout the area are fishing, golfing and watersports. Kirkcudbright, the artist’s town, offers boat trips and many art and craft shops, as well as Castle Douglas, Scotland’s food town, with many specialist shops close by. Cardoness Castle and the Cally Gardens, with an unusual variety of plants, are well worth a visit. Cream of Galloway for adventure playgrounds, family entertainment and of course, ice cream. Beach 3 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Second living room. Kitchen. Games room. 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional folding single and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living/dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. Stereo/CD. Playstation 2 and Xbox on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Two fridge/freezers. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Shared 150-acre natural grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared, heated, indoor swimming pool (15 x 6m, depth 1m to 1.5m) with changing facilities, shower facilities and Jacuzzi section, open 7:30am-8pm every day. Games room with snooker/pool table. Shared tennis court. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake and stream in grounds, 600 yards.

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£642-£1379
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Garden Cottage Ref: 25807

Situated within the grounds of the spectacular 16th century Castle Menzies, this superb stone cottage offers spacious holiday accommodation, spectacular castle views and private access to the walled garden of the castle. Tastefully decorated, it is ideal for exploring Perthshire. Castle Menzies stands north of the River Tay at Weem, close to Aberfeldy. There are many activities including walking and cycling trails, horse riding, water sports on Loch Tay, fishing and golf including Gleneagles, just a short drive. Edinburgh and Perth are accessible by car. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

This property is close to Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup took place, come and play a round of golf all year round on this world-renowned course.

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining area. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 6ft) (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 2 acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£251-£978
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2


Step into the life of an 18th century coachman in these historic apartments, set in House of Dun’s original stable block, which was built to accommodate the grooms who would have kept the Laird’s horses in shining condition. North Stables (ref 30189) and South Stables (ref 30190), each with their own separate entrance, are stylishly furnished and lie off a picturesque sandstone courtyard in the grounds of the House of Dun, an exquisite Georgian mansion, designed and built by William Adam in 1730 for David Erskine, 13th Laird of Dun. Highlights of House of Dun include its saloon with elaborate ornate plasterwork by Joseph Enzer and 800 acres of grounds. Dog owners will have hours of fun on the estate’s woodland walk, while some of the more curious features of the house include its model theatre room and unusual 19th century ’boot-bath’ in Mrs Erskine’s bedroom. Both apartments make an ideal base from which to explore Montrose and the surrounding area. Nearby Montrose is a bustling town with a prosperous history dating back to the 10th century. Today, there are excellent shopping facilities as well as sandy beaches both in town and nearby at St Cyrus and the magnificent Lunan Bay. The Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre is a haven for birdwatchers. With terrain including mud flats, salt marsh, sea water and fresh water, it’s notable for oystercatchers, eiders and pink-footed geese as well as plant life. Local salmon fishing is available on the River South Esk by arrangement and The Angus Glens offer a real treasure trove of hill walking. If you fancy a change of scenery, the Angus coastline provides another dimension in walking with miles of sandy beaches or rugged coastlines. This is an area rich in historical and cultural gems. With much to offer in world class sporting and leisure activities, there is championship golf at Carnoustie now synonymous with internationally renowned golfing destinations like St Andrews and Gleneagles. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

20 external steps to entrance: Living room with dining area. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. 5 steps down to 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

CD. Welcome tray.

Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area. Shared landscaped grounds. Car park (foc,100 yards). Pets free of charge. No smoking. Visit Scotland 3 star.

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£315-£22999
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3
Craigenrae Ref: 24245

Situated in a peaceful, remote location within the Galloway Forest Park and surrounded by rolling hills, this detached holiday cottage offers a truly relaxing break. Walking and cycling is available directly from the property. Glentrool, one of the 7 Stanes, with its many marked trails is close by and offers walking and cycling for all abilities, and access to the Merrick, South West Scotland’s highest mountain, offers more demanding walking. Dumfries and Galloway with its many sandy beaches, rocky coves and picturesque villages are nearby, and the area provides ample opportunity to relax in the wealth of scenic and historic attractions. With its famously mild climate and the balmy influence of the Gulf Stream, Galloway is home to some of the most beautiful and exotic gardens. Ayrshire with easy access to Culzean Castle and Country Park, a favourite with visitors, is a 30 minute drive away. South West Scotland has a wealth of golf courses. Turnberry, Brunston Castle and Girvan are all within easy reach. The Ayrshire Coast and Burns Country provide enjoyable days out.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Wet room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single, both with sloping ceilings and Velux. Galleried area with second living room.

Oil central heating included (£25per week October-March). Solar powered electricity (with generator back-up), bed linen and towels included. High chair. Two TVs (for video and DVD use only). Video. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: There is a stream running through surrounding land.

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£306-£1130
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Annick Lodge Mains Ref: CC539019
This lovely, little courtyard cottage dates back to the 16th century and was formerly a farm steading before being used as the gardener’s cottage to the main estate house. The cottage sits in an oasis of calm within an enchanting spot and exudes that cosy, relaxing atmosphere that makes guests feel immediately at ease and in the holiday mood. The twin bedroom is both large and well presented and the light filled lounge the ideal spot for both daytime and evening relaxation. The cottage is very handy to many golf courses and within easy reach of Glasgow. The nearby coastal drive is beautiful and overlooks the islands of Arran and Cumbrae and out towards Bute and Kintyre in the distance.

Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has LPG central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With open fire, TV with DVD, dining table and chairs
Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, larder fridge, freezer and washing machine
Utility Room: With tumble dryer
One step up to .......
Bedroom 1: With twin beds
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi available. Small garden mainly laid to lawn. Storage for bikes, fishing rods, golf clubs etc. Off road parking spaces for 2 cars. Put-up-bed available at an additional charge of £25/wk. NB: Covered well in owner’s garden.

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£225-£380
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

A handsome and lively Victorian town, Oban is the gateway to the Highlands, and its rugged landscape of wild heather moors and mountains tumble into the sea. Beautifully situated on Oban’s esplanade, these three upper floor apartments (refs UPY, UPZ & UQA) enjoy superb views over the bay and their name-sake islands of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Each has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with great attention to detail including the added luxury of the 550 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. They provide spacious, airy and comfortable accommodation, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment Highland style! From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, where an abundance of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Visit the castles of Dunollie, Ardmaddy and Dunstaffnage, as well as Torosay and Duart across on Mull. There is a Sea Life Centre close by, and the annual Argyllshire Gathering, featuring the Highland Games. The Oban Distillery offers an interesting guided tour and a must see is McCaig’s Folly.
For a day out, Glasgow has many attractions including the Gallery of Modern Art, the People’s Palace and the Transport Museum. More unusual places to visit include the Piping Centre (a national centre for the promotion of the bagpipe), the aromatic and peaceful Garden of St Nicholas and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. For those seeking an outdoor lifestyle, there can be no better choice than this stunning part of the Highlands. Wonderful walking, climbing, sailing and both lake and river fishing can all be enjoyed locally, with sea fishing on the doorstep. Riding, cycle hire and golf are available and skiing from Fort William in winter. An ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shops 100 yards.

Shared entrance, elevator and staircase to fourth floor: Spacious living/dining room with modern fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Electricity, central heating (electricity rads), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (coin-operated)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • No garden
  • Parking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Seafront 50 yards

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£343-£790
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Glenview Ref: W41355

Open fire

Ideal base to explore area

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. Glen Coe 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.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio door/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathrooom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: There are 3 steps up to the house from the garden.

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£342-£927
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