Posts for self-catering

5 Autumn Must-Do’s in Scotland

Friday 2nd Aug 2019

Oh, autumn, how we love thee!  The season of wrapping up, conkers, fireworks, bonfires and, of course, the gorgeous fiery colours that ignite the landscape. Here are 5 suggestions for things to do during your self-catering holiday in Scotland this autumn – and ideas of where to stay to enjoy these highlights. Go for a woodland walk   […]

Life’s a Beach – Scotland’s Best Beaches

Saturday 15th Jun 2019

Scotland is currently in the midst of an incredible heatwave – we know, we can’t believe it either! Now that we can say we have officially hit the summer months, it’s time to look at booking a getaway and Scotland is the place to be! Don’t be fooled thinking you have to fly abroad for […]

Celebrate the ‘water of life’ for the whole month of May!

Saturday 13th Apr 2019

“There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” – Raymond Chandler.   Scotland is famous for many things such as Tartan Kilts, golf and of course – haggis! However, one of the most notable products Scotland is famed for is Whisky! Known also in Gaelic as ‘uisge […]

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 […]