A Cottage by the Sea

August is a great month. The weather is—sometimes—ideal, it is peak holiday season and to cap it all there’s a Bank Holiday. What more could you want from a month? Oh, ok, how about a break? A great way to experience life outdoors is by renting a holiday cottage or lodge. There is no better way to see the countryside, take the family on an adventurous vacation and learn new outdoor skills like rowing or fishing.

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Anstruther” by Neil Williamson, licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0

Seaside breaks in Scotland

Scotland has to have some of the best scenery anywhere in the United Kingdom, and there’s so much to do up here that you might need more than a few days to appreciate everything. If you want to enjoy the charm of a small fishing village, the best place to stay is Silverdyke Caravan Park in Anstruther. You get some stunning views of the Isle of May and the Firth of Forth, and it’s perfect to wake up to.

If a loch is more your thing, take the family for a relaxing break at Dornie Lodges. The modern style houses specially designed for self-catering give you the chance to live life to the fullest on the open waters.

If you have never heard of the Isle of Islay, you should definitely make a point of visiting it. Spending some time on the island will offer you the chance to smell the fresh salt sea air of the North Sea while walking on the historic site. Stay in the cosy Islay Cottages for a chance to experience true island life. Sadly, you can’t take your pet on this trip, so if you usually vacation with you dog, keep this in mind.

If you are a fan of golf but want to ensure there’s enough for the whole family to enjoy, you can head to St. Andrews and relax at the Elderburn Lodges. These two bedroom and three bedroom homes are luxurious, yet still remain traditional in their design. Have a great time on the August Bank Holiday and book early to avoid being disappointed.