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recommend vacation rentals in ireland and scotlan in september

rentals with 4 bedrooms
  • Lori
     asked this on January 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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Lori, that should be a good time to visit either country, with Europe's summer season winding down and better availability and dates. You might want to search on "holiday rentals" or "holiday cottages" to get a better selection of local properties, as "vacation" is more of an American term. I don't know Ireland all that well so can't speak to that side of your question, but I do have a few specific suggestions for Scotland. The West Coast has some fabulous spots, especially on the outer isles like Uist or Harris, though these take some getting to. A little closer to Glasgow, Loch Awe is a beautiful location -- you might try the rental properties at Ederline Estate (http://www.ederline.com/) or Ardbrecknish House (http://www.loch-awe.co.uk/). Another fun place to visit, which is within easy range or Glasgow or Edinburgh, is the Isle of Arran (one hour by ferry from Ardrossan). There are loads of holiday rentals here, though my favorite is Castle Lodge, a former hunting lodge on the grounds of National Trust-listed Brodick Castle (http://www.stay-arran.co.uk/accommodation/cottage.php?ID=1). We stayed here to celebrate my mum's 60th birthday and had a fabulous time. Plenty of rooms, big kitchen and dining area, a game room for kids, and you're just steps from the trail leading up Arran's signature peak, Goatfell, as well as the lovely castle gardens and a rocky beach where seals congregate. Great place. Hope this helps!
  • Alistair
     answered this on January 18, 2012 at 07:10 PM
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Hey Lori, if you want a really cool adventure, you could try the Bed and Breakfast on the Knoydart Peninsula. The Peninsula is cut off from the Scottish mainland and offers a lot of hiking and sea adventures and not much in the way of people. Across the channel, there's great sea kayaking in Arasaig. Look up Wilderness Scotland for guided trips.(http://www.wildernessscotland.com/). I went in early October and we did get some rain (it's Scotland!), but when the rain broke, we were sea kayaking through rainbows among sea otters. It was wild.
  • Pieter
     answered this on January 18, 2012 at 09:32 AM
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