Media Release: New waterway getaways throughout Scotland

Scottish Canals/Vivat Trust, Telford East Cottage, Banavie

A NEW holiday experience is being offered through Cottages & Castles, one of Scotland’s pre-eminent holiday lettings companies, which is delighted to announce that they are acting to market a range of unique water-side houses owned by Scottish Canals.

Imagine staying in a beautiful cottage steeped in the history of Scottish canals such as the Caledonian Canal by Inverness and the Crinan Canal in Argyllshire where the only traffic-jam is two passing boats. Well now you can, with Cottages & Castles offering bespoke self-catering waterside holidays throughout Scotland available from as little as £57 per night (minimum two nights stay).

There are a number of gems to choose from in the range; all of which have been newly refurbished and are both luxurious and individual.

Real consideration has been given to comfort and style in each of these special properties whilst retaining their original charm and their locations ensure a sense of tranquillity for guests.

Sue Bourne, manager of Cottages & Castles, said: “The properties from Scottish Canals truly are very special indeed and really add something a bit different to the existing selection of properties on our books.

“Each cottage has a beautifully designed interior; attractive colour and pattern schemes create a modern and cheerful feel in each room and a sense of individuality to each property.

“There is an abundance of outdoor activities on your door step at which ever cottage you choose to enjoy.

“Your stay in one of these cottages could happily be spent watching the daily traffic of boats passing through the locks or taking strolls along the scenic canal walks and spotting the local wildlife before retiring in front of a log fire with a good book.

“A visit to one of these properties would make the ideal family holiday, romantic retreat or corporate outing with a difference.”

A selection of the properties in the new range includes:

Sandray Cottage is a former lock keepers cottage situated right on the Caledonian Canal in the Great Glen of Scotland. Kytra Lock is one of the prettiest of locks hidden up a hillside track and is a perfect retreat to explore theHighlands and west coast.

The cottage sleeps four and is available to rent from £400 per week.

Laggan Bridge Cottage, found in Invergarry the stunning location for hit drama ‘Monarch of the Glen’, this 18th-century former canal worker’s house sits snugly on the mini peninsula where the Caledonian Canal spreads out into Loch Oich. The cottage is surrounded on three sides by water and enjoys beautiful views of the surrounding Highlands.

The cottage sleeps four and is available to rent from £500 per week.

Telford House East This striking house sits overlooking the Caledonian Canal with the spectacular Ben Nevis as a back drop. Ideally located near Fort William in the heart of one of Scotland’s centres of activity, Telford House is a delightful spot to return to after a day’s adventures.

The cottage sleeps four and is available to rent from £480 per week.

Bannatyne Cottage this property sits on Lock 11, a delightful spot on the Crinan Canal which is certainly one of the prettiest canals in Scotland on the Argyllshire Coast. The cottage was originally built in the 19th-century as a lock keeper’s cottage and having been beautifully renovated, today offers a stunning quirky holiday cottage.

The cottage sleeps four and is available to rent from £500 per week.

Tomnahurich Bridge House, located just a mile from Inverness, this lovely old house looks down on the Caledonian Canal and all the activity of this beautiful spot. Tomnahurich is a place of ancient fables of fairies and these days is the starting point for Jacobite cruises to Loch Ness – a fantastic day to enjoy the scenery and monster spot! The house sits on a track just off the road to Fort William and close to all the facilities ofInverness.

The cottage sleeps four and is available to rent from £480 per week.

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 About Cottages & Castles Ltd:

Cottages and Castles Ltd, established in 1983, is a specialist holiday lettings company with over 600 self-catering properties in its portfolio. The firm is privileged to work with The National Trust of Scotland and is in partnership with VisitScotland, providing an additional marketing platform for its properties.

The company’s dedication and attention to detail has made them one of the largest self-catering companies in Scotland offering an enviable range of holiday cottages exclusive large houses, holiday castles, Scottish mansions and country lodges.

Cottages & Castles is operated by CKD Galbraith, one of Scotland’s leading independent property consultancies, with 14 regional offices throughoutScotland.

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