June 28, 2011
-- Holiday cottages in a range of locations have been added to Mackays Self Catering Scotland in the last few months and amongst them there are several eye catching holiday cottages in and around Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a great location for a holiday at any time of the year but seems to come alive in summer with arts and the festival to fore not forgetting the nightlife and shops that make it a top holiday destination.
For luxury self catering holidays in Scotland you have to go a long way to beat fashionable New Town in central Edinburgh. New Town is one of the most prestigious addresses in Scotland and Mackays offer a charming lower-level apartment in part of an original town house, dating back to 1830. The apartment is beautifully presented and the contemporary interior features original period features. The holiday apartment sleeps four in two bedrooms and is in an easy stroll of some of the best shops, bars and restaurants Scotland has to offer.
For more contemporary living with a different perspective on Scotland’s capital Mackays self catering Scotland have added a sixth floor apartment set in the city's fashionable Waterfront area, this luxurious apartment enjoys spectacular 3-dimensional views across the Firth of Forth to the Forth Bridges, over the city skyline to Edinburgh Castle and Arthurs Seat and beyond the Royal Yacht Britannia to the Port of Leith.
The port of Leith gives you all the advantages of city life with a superb choice of cafes, bars, entertainment, shops and supermarkets. The area is extremely well served with public transport into town (directly across from the apartment) with day and night services. Visitors to the area will experience a dynamic fusion of traditional Scottish enterprise and cutting edge style.
Perhaps offering the best of both worlds Dunsyre is just 25 miles from Edinburgh so still within easy reach. The rural hamlet of Dunsyre is associated with an ancient barony and Parish Church and this 17th Century house was originally the Manse for the Church. The location is idyllic with delightful views and scenery, the house sits in its own large grounds and is beautifully overlooked by the historic Church. The Scottish cottage is located next to the South Medwin Water with its lovely walks that can be enjoyed into the surrounding hills and day trips to Edinburgh are just a drive away.
Mackays have added many other wonderful cottages in Scotland to the portfolio. From Sutherland to the Black Isle and from East Neuk to the Summer Isles there is a Scottish cottage for everyone’s perfect Scottish Holiday. To see the full range visit http://www.mackays-self-catering.co.uk