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Christmas and New Year holiday cottages in Scotland


If you are looking to rent a late availability Scottish holiday cottage or house for Christmas 2013 or New Year (Hogmanay) for 2013 / 2014 then there is plenty of accommodation still available in Scotland for the festive period.

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If you want to book a self-catering cottage in Scotland for New Year 2013/2014 then there are lots of idyllic properties available for your Hogmanay holiday break.


A self-catering holiday in Scotland at Christmas or New Year

For years now Scotland has been one of the most popular destinations to spend the Christmas or New Year holiday period, not only with visitors from England, but with people from all over the world. Despite being derided by comedians for their meanness, the Scots are amongst the most generous and open-handed of people, and their ability to throw a good party is legendry. Scottish scenery hangs on walls all over the world; the sporting activities available are enjoyed by millions, and the whisky, by countless millions more. Scotland plays host to tens of thousands of visitors at this time of year and you can be sure of the best New Year parties in the UK if you are staying in Scotland for Hogmanay! There are still some last minute cottages for New Year and some late availability cottages for Christmas - not too late to find a holiday house in Scotland.

Christmas is a special time for most families, and the chance to get away from home and spend the holiday in a Scottish self-catering cottage in an idyllic setting, with log fires, crisp mornings, clear skies at night, and enviable hospitality is on hand in Scotland. From the borders of Scotland to the northern tip of Sutherland in the northern highlands, there are plenty of places to stay for Christmas self-catering; you can rent delightful remote houses in the middle of Perthshire for New Year or cottages near Edinburgh for Hogmanay, or a lodge on an Argyll estate by a loch for a Christmas break. You can stay in a Christmas cottage in Scotland in the Scottish countryside, or a New Year holiday home near Glasgow or Edinburgh - renting a holiday cottage in Scotland for Christmas or a self-catering house in Scotland for New Year (Hogmanay) makes for a very special holiday experience.

Most of the serious festive partying takes place in Glasgow and Edinburgh, especially in Edinburgh at New Year when up to 200,000 people cram into Princes Street for the Hogmany party - fireworks, bands, all sorts of other entertainment. The bars stay open most of the night and the fun carries on all day on the 1st of January, which is a national holiday in Scotland.

As this is one of the busiest times of year for Scottish holiday cottage owners and most self-catering accommodation is available to rent for New Year and Christmas. It is best to book early, but listed above are Scottish self-catering cottages and houses still available for last minute bookings. There is nowhere better to spend the holiday period then renting a luxury self-catering holiday cottage in Scotland for Christmas or New Year - but make your enquiry quickly many of the best properties are already booked for Christmas 2013 and New Year 2014! You have to take a chance with late availability and last minute booking for Easter holiday breaks, Christmas, New Year / Hogmany and in the summer holidays as Scotland is such a popular holiday destination.

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