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Self Catering Cottages In Scotland

Self catering cottages were seen in the 80's and early 90's as a cheap holiday, especially as cheap holiday packages did not really exist. Over the last decade this has certainly changed. As more and more people got involved in time share, this made people aware of how pleasant it is to stay in a self catering property while on holiday.


Self catering is ideal for families especially with young children as there is no timetable to keep to, and you can eat when the kids want to eat and not when the hotel restaurant is open.


With cheap mortgages and people wanting to have more control of their investment many more self catering properties have become available on the market. Many of these new properties are aiming at the more luxury market.


If you are looking for a holiday cottage, here are a few helpful tips:


Try and book direct with the property owners, if you go through an agent you will tend to pay more as the owner can pay in excess of 30% commission to the agent. Cottages with high standards, good views tend to get booked up early, so try and plan as far ahead as possible to get the best properties.


Make sure there is no hidden costs, most good property owners will include, fuel, electricity, towels and linen in their rates. Many properties will also have their own private ground which is great if you have children or looking to take a pet with you. Most places will charge a little more for pets due to the extra cleaning involved.


Self catering can be a real interesting way to see Scotland. Sometimes on holiday you want to curl up in front of a fire and read a book, other times you want to got out for a meal, with a holiday property you can to either.


Mark runs several http://www.selfcatering-scotland.net


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