Posts for self-catering

Scotland’s Blooming in Spring

Monday 18th Feb 2019

Scotland bursts into life as Spring approaches & it is a glorious time to travel As the days get longer, landscapes come alive with new displays of flora and fauna and its a great time to explore the best Scotland has to offer:   Scottish Flowers in Spring Spring is a great time to see […]

Celebrating 260 Years of Robbie Burns

Friday 25th Jan 2019

Burns Night is upon us and this year we celebrate 260 years since the Birth of Robbie Burns His birthday is celebrated throughout the world, with Burns Suppers, poems, songs and anecdotes about Scotland’s National Bard. But here’s why we think Robert Burns should be enjoyed all year round……. From traditional ballads and romantic songs […]

Is it too Early to Mention the ‘C’ Word?

Monday 25th Sep 2017

The leaves have only just started to turn red, but Christmas and Hogmanay bookings are coming in thick and fast like the first flurry of snow flakes in winter! Personally, I love the seasonality of Scotland. Autumn is a transitional season and it can be fickle – some years it can be warm and sunny; […]

The Paws for a Break Pet-Friendly Award 2016/17 – The Winner!

Tuesday 16th May 2017

The Paws for a Break Pet-Friendly Award winner has been announced! The judges ruled, by a whisker, that Mains of Taymouth in Perthshire is the worthy victor. So a big congratulatory tail-wagging goes to Pauline and her team at Mains of Taymouth. We must give a paw to the five other finalists, Ardtornish Estate, Cologin, […]

A Family Holiday at Eagle Brae

Tuesday 28th Feb 2017

Guest post by Emma Gibb There is nothing quite like rugged Scottish scenery to quieten a busy mind.  During a particularly busy week, when my mind was whirring with to-do lists, we headed to Eagle Brae – a luxury self-catering eco resort nestled between Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar.  It is impossible to do anything other than switch off […]

Paws for a Break 2016/17 Award Finalists

Tuesday 14th Feb 2017

We asked the public to nominate their favourite pet-friendly self-catering property on EmbraceScotland for our Paws for a Break Award 2016/17 and we are delighted to announce our 6 finalists!  These self-catering holiday properties go the extra mile to make sure that pets and their owners are made welcome, with all the facilities and services you need for a […]

Perkhill Holiday Cottages

Sunday 29th Jan 2017

Located in an area with royal connections past and present, Perkhill Holiday Cottages provide a comfortable base for a rural retreat in Aberdeenshire.  We asked owner Pippa Davie about the self-catering accommodation and her tips for visiting the area. Can you tell us a bit more about Perkhill Holiday Cottages? We renovated the cottages from redundant farm […]

Holiday Rentals that Welcome 3 or More Dogs

Saturday 21st Jan 2017

We know that quite a few of you have been searching for self-catering properties where you can take more than two furry friends and so we have put together this blog post to offer you some holiday inspiration. Contact individual owners for information on any property restrictions, charges or rules (with EmbraceScotland you book direct with […]

Ardmiddle Mains Cottages

Friday 2nd Dec 2016

Situated close to Turriff and the Banffshire coast, Ardmiddle Mains Cottages are ideally located for exploring Aberdeenshire, with its Castle and Coastal Trails, and Moray Speyside, with its picturesque villages and Malt Whisky Trail.  We spoke to owner Kate Ferguson to find out more about the accommodation at Ardmiddle and what you can expect from this […]

EmbraceScotland Finalists in Regional Awards

Wednesday 26th Oct 2016

Congratulations to these EmbraceScotland properties on being regional finalists in the Scottish Thistle Awards Best Holiday Accommodation category.  Mill of Nethermill Holidays is a finalist in the Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards and Cuil Moss Cottage in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards.   Mill of Nethermill Mill of Nethermill Holidays is situated in a secluded and peaceful bay on […]