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Guide to a cottage break in Gairloch

Guide to a cottage break in Gairloch

The village of Gairloch is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful in Scotland and if you book a self catering holiday home here, you won't be disappointed. This is a quintessential Highlands settlement, where you can enjoy the best of the countryside and the local hospitality.

Best places for a Scottish Highlands cottage getaway

Best places for a Scottish Highlands cottage getaway

Are you looking for somewhere to book a self-catering holiday home where you have the choice of trying outdoor activities one day, visiting historical monuments the next and shopping the next? If you are, there are few better places than the Scottish Highlands and islands.

Top UK spa breaks to make you feel fantastic

Feature: Top UK spa breaks to make you feel fantastic

Let’s face it, life can be hard sometimes. With the stresses of work and the grind of daily life taking its toll, sometimes the end is not in sight. So with the long bank holiday weekend coming up why not treat yourself?! From Indian head massages to rustic retreats in secluded countryside, we have searched high and low for spa breaks.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?