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June Update, Summer Special Offers & Whisky Trails

Monday, June 17th, 2019

This month we can update you about two new cottages have recently been added to our ever growing list of self catering accommodation. We’ve also got some very special offers for you!

New Holiday Cottages

The Byre – Glendale, Isle of Skye

This newly built holiday cottage on Skye offers a contemporary style with wonderful views towards Loch Pooltiel. Situated near Glendale on the north western part of Skye, the dramatic coast is a short distance away.

Tastefully and comfortably furnished in a modern shaker style, the cottage offers all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay on the island. WiFi is available and there is a wood burner to keep you cosy.

This part of the island offers quiet country roads, lots of walking opportunities, and plenty to see and do. Alternatively, you might just like to unwind. And why not!

To cap it off, we are even able to offer an introductory offer for August weeks – Save £100 by using the offer code: 1648-143B2058

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The Challey at Heathcote – Knockando

Situated in the heart of Speyside whisky country, the Challey offers newly built and comfortable accommodation for two. Ideal for couples that want to explore the region, the property is situated between two whisky distilleries – Tamdhu and Knockando. Unfortunately neither are open to the public, but a very short distance away you’ll find Cardhu Distillery which offers visitors tours, most of which offer a complimentary tasting.

The cottage is located between the coast and the Cairngorms National Park, so if you want a break from whisky there’s plenty more to do! The famous Knockando Woolmill is close by, and the Cairngorm mountains offer great walking for the energetic.

Short breaks are available with Any Day to Any Day Booking, giving you the flexibility you may prefer if you are sampling the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail. (More about this inspired creation can be found below.)

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Special Offers

We have some great special offers available at the moment. From late availability to high summer weeks, you can find some superb deals on our special offers page, some allowing you to save £150!

If you want to be kept up to date on our best offers, we’d recommend that you keep an eye on our Facebook page as we post our latest deals on there. If you follow, like and share our posts you’ll be more likely to see the offers in your timeline.

Facebook Promotion

Speaking of Facebook, we are currently running a promotion that would allow you to enter a draw for £200 of vouchers to go towards your next Wilderness Cottages holiday. All you need to do is, tell us which of our cottages would be your ideal getaway, like our page, and like and share the offer post. You can find it here.

Better hurry though – the promotion ends at the end of June.

The Speyside Malt Whisky Trail

Malt whisky and Speyside go hand in hand, and what better way to spend a few days of your holiday than sampling some of Scotland’s finest. We’d recommend a designated driver, but even for those that have to abstain from a tipple, there is much of interest to be found on a tour of Speyside distilleries.

An often recommended itinerary, over three days, is outlined below. However, you can pick and mix so that you cover the places that you will find most interesting.

Day 1 – Two Distilleries and a Cooperage

The Glenlivet Distillery, Cardhu Distillery, and the Speyside Cooperage

Day 2 – Three of the Finest

Glenfiddich Distillery, Glen Grant Distillery, and Strathisla Distillery

Day 3 – The Small, The Organic and The Historic

Glen Moray Distillery, Benromach Distillery, and the Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery

Ideal Holiday Cottages for the Whisky Trail

While many of our cottages are within reasonable distance of distilleries that offer tours, if you are thinking of making a round of the Speyside Whisky Trail we’d recommend some that are close by….

These are the closest to the trail, but any of our cottages found in the Cairngorms National Park or Loch Ness are within a reasonable distance.