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Edinburgh and Glasgow which to visit?

Everybody has a preference of whether they prefer Glasgow or Edinburgh and there’s a historic rivalry to go with it, but is it really a competition? As each city is…

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Have you joined Clubhouse – the Audio only Social App?

I’ve been on the Clubhouse App for a month now and been enjoying listening and engaging on topics including property investment, talented photographers discussing their technique, nutrition, business mindset and…

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First Holiday Let Agency to gain REST Accreditation – Responsible, Ethical & Sustainable Tourism!

We are very proud to announce that Click Book Stay have become the first Holiday Lets Agency to have been awarded the REST Accreditation for Responsible, Ethical and Sustainable Tourism.  REST…

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Destination Easdale

Destination Easdale!   Having had everything cancelled this year holiday wise and continuing to work through the covid chaos…it was finally time to get some chill time scheduled in!  It…

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Quick guide to help navigate the new 5-tier system taking effect in Scotland from 2nd November

New 5-tier system for Scotland – From 2nd November the following will apply; Update: as of Friday 13th November Perth & Kinross, Fife and Angus will all move into Tier…

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Working from home? You need a workcation!

Our lifestyle and how we work has recently had a shift and one massive part of this is there are now many of us working from home.   If you’ve…

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Get Smart About Scottish Art!

Scotland is justly proud of her artistic and cultural heritage and the country houses many wonderful collections of art from a variety of epochs. If you’re planning a visit then…

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Scotland’s Most Instagrammable Spots

It is no secret that Scotland is a land steeped in history, nature and architecture. So whether you are into castles or coastlines, you’ll be snap happy here! We’ve listed…

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Scotland & Northern Ireland’s Perfect Picnic Places

There’s nothing like settling down for a picnic after some holiday activities, is there? We don’t know about you, but when we think of Spring and Summer in Scotland and…

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Get Immersed in Ireland

Ireland is a country rich in history and culture, and home to people who are known for being warm and witty! Ireland is recognised worldwide for its lively atmosphere, tales,…

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Fife’s Coastal Towns and Beaches

if you're looking for a coastal break for the whole family, then you should look no further than Fife. The Kingdom of Fife is home to many quaint seaside towns…

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Traditional Scottish Recipes with a Modern Twist!

Scotland is the perfect place for a hearty meal, after all, you need fuel for the colder months and for adventuring over the hills. While you’re visiting the country you…

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Self Catering Meal Planning Hacks!

One of the best things about staying in a self catering property is the freedom you have for your meals, you’re not tied to the hotel restaurant that turned out…

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Eco-friendly holidays

Over the years, more and more information has been published to show that our lifestyles are affecting our environment. It is now paramount to minimise the amount of waste we…

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Quirky Kilts

Ask people what they think of when they picture Scotland, and we bet someone will say kilts! The traditional Highland dress is known globally and is one of the reasons…

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Top Tips for getting active on your adventures

Everyone’s idea of rest and relaxation is different, some may love to read a good book out in the sun or by a fireplace, others may love to cycle or…

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Cosy Scottish Winter Breaks

Scotland may not be of a tropical climate, but the country does not shy away from exciting activities during the colder months. So dig out your hats, scarves and cosiest…

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Some of Our Favourite Lochs and Pools Scotland

When you think of Scotland, there are numerous things that come to mind; castles, lochs, mountains and the 4 seasons in one day type weather (not to forget the usual;…

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Our 9 Favourite Waterfalls across Highland Perthshire, Scotland

Ever wondered why Scotland is so green?  Rain!   I’m writing this article on a rainy day in Perthshire and across Scotland some areas receive about 3,000 mm per year…

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Protecting our communities

Helping keep our communities safe! As we start to welcome guests back to Scotland & N.Ireland,we ask that everyone plays their part in protecting one another and helping to keep…

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10 things I’ve learned so far from lockdown

10 things I’ve learnt so far from the Coronavirus lockdown    1.It’s good to take time out … slowing down and recharging actually helps get the creative mind flowing! 2.I…

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Outdoor Adventures East Neuk of Fife

Outdoor Adventures East Neuk of Fife     East Neuk is extremely popular with holidaymakers near and far!  This fabulous area along the Fife coast attracts many visitors each year,…

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The effects of Coronavirus on your booking

The effects of Coronavirus on your booking.

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Travelling during the Coronavirus outbreak – part 2

It's true to say that most of us are now worried about the spread of Coronavirus and how it could affect our communities and our wellbeing.  For those who have…

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Travelling during the Coronavirus outbreak

The main word on everyones lips at the minute is 'Coronavirus'.  With all the media attention around it (some fake, some real), people are getting into a spin with many…

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Security Deposits, Refunds & Cancellations

What is a security deposit?   This is a sum of money that is pre-authorised within your account between a week to a few days prior to you arriving at…

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Outdoor Adventures Kinross

There is more to this town than a quick stop at the services!  Kinross has a wee hubbub of cafes, restaurants and niche shops as well as some fantastic outdoor…

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Book Direct for Best Prices!

Book Direct with Click Book Stay for the best price – saving you money! Click Book Stay is the official site for all of the properties on our books however…

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Why owning a pet is good for your wellbeing.

According to the information in the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report, we certainly like our pets with approximately  50% of the UK population owning one.  The report focused mainly on…

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Creating the perfect holiday home interior

It's fair to say that the Holiday Home Rental market is growing at a tremendous pace around the World, but with that growth also comes more competition and therefore it's…

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A Sunday afternoon at the Palace

This Sunday I decided I would visit a local event after my morning dog walk. The event of choice is Potfest at Scone Palace.  Potfest events are 3 days long and…

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A Sunday Afternoon in Blairgowrie

It is yet another wet Sunday in Perthshire. This weekend however it’s incredibly mild which means wearing waterproofs are not easy! Nevermind, it could be worse. We head out down…

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A Sunday Adventure on Alyth

As the weather is a tab miserable all over today, I decided we would head up to the historic town of Alyth. There is so much going on in the…

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A Sunday Adventure to Ardoch Fort

Today I decided we were going to tag along with my folks and visit somewhere historic! My parents really like visiting sites of Roman Forts and have avidly followed the…

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A Sunday afternoon amongst the Bluebells

It’s warm again at last! This inspired me to head out to one of the star attractions in the area at the moment – the bluebells! Perthshire is known as…

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A Sunday Adventure to Tentsmuir Nature Reserve in Fife

To celebrate May arriving, today’s plan is to head to Tentsmuir Nature Reserve. Even though it’s May, we seem to be heading through another pesky cold snap so going to…

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A Sunday Afternoon with Planes, Mac and Automobiles

This weeks adventure was determined by the Drive-It Day organised by the Blairgowrie Rotary Club This is a charity event which has donated to Cancer Research, Children’s Hospice Across Scotland,…

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An Easter Sunday afternoon at Loch Ordie

On a glorious (what could easily be mistaken for Summer) Easter Sunday, I decided Mac and I would grab the opportunity to visit the beautiful freshwater Loch Ordie near Dunkeld. I…

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A Sunday Adventure to Sandy Beach

Time simply stops on this walk. Every time I go down to this magical little beach on the banks of the Tay, I lose track of everything! I get lost…

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6 Housekeeping Tips for your Home

Keeping your house clean will ensure it is always presented at its best, but if you're letting it out to guests you have to be sure you are getting right…

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A Sunday afternoon in Falklands Estate Fife

This week we decided to venture to the beautiful and diverse county of Fife. I self admittedly have not explored much of Fife and boy was I in for a…

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A Sunday adventure to Crieff

Today’s adventure took us to the lovely historical country town of Crieff. Crieff has many happy memories for me growing up as my grandparents lived there. As we have a…

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A Sunday Adventure to Forvie Beach in Newburgh

Mac and I’s Click Book Stay Sunday adventure took us up the North East Coast this week to Newburgh in Aberdeenshire (not to be mistaken for Newburgh in Fife!). The…

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A wild day in Braemar

The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was check the Glenshee Ski Centre A93 road camera! I have been trying to get to beautiful Braemar to…

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Exploring the East Neuk

We take a look at a few things you have to do when visiting the East Neuk of Fife. There are plenty of activities for the whole family to get involved…

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A Sunday Adventure up Lundie Craigs

This week's Sunday adventure took Mac and I up the Lundie Craigs. This walk is located just off the Tullybarcett Road to Dundee from Coupar Angus (A923). The car park…

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A wee walk on Kinpurney Hill, Newtyle in Angus

So this week's’ adventure took us up the underrated Kinpuney Hill in Newtyle, Angus in the delightful Storm Freya!  With 360 views and a steep climb what’s not to love…

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A dander up Birnam Hill

The team at Click Book Stay are really focused on health and wellbeing, from cooking up yummy healthy food to activities such as rowing and running, diving and hill walking…

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Valentine’s Day Traditions

The tradition of Valentine's Day, like many holidays in Western culture, can be traced back to Roman times. It has been said that St Valentine was a priest from Rome…

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The cost of booking your short-term holiday rental

Could you be paying additional fees when Booking your short-term holiday rental online?     At Click Book Stay we handle the marketing and processing of bookings on behalf of…

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A Scottish Celebration

Whether your Scottish, or just love Scotland's history, then Burns Night is not an event to be missed. Honouring the life and works of Robert Burns, the celebration takes place…

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New Year, Improved You

It's the beginning of 'new year new me' season, and if you say it every single year then this is your sign to make it stick this time. We have…

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Scotland in Winter

Scotland might not be a beach resort climate, but the country does not shy away from events during the colder months of the year. So put on your hats and…

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The Best Gin is from Scotland

(In our opinion) Eden Mill Based in St. Andrews, Eden Mill was the first to distil spirits in the region in over 150 years. As St. Andrews is the 'home…

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Arran: Scotland in a Miniature

Looking for somewhere beautiful to visit with a community spirit and a variety of things to do?  Then Arran is your place. Accessible by Ferry from Ardrossan or Claonaig, it's…

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Easy & Healthy Recipes

You’ve planned your accommodation, transport and itinerary, but have you planned the meals you are going to eat for your break?    Staying in self-catering for your trip means you…

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Autumnal Perthshire

Just because summer comes to an end, does not mean you have to board yourself up indoors after the loss of bright summer nights.    Perthshire walks  Image source There…

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Ireland: The Warmest Welcome

Ireland is a warm and welcoming country with so much going on that you will struggle to fit it all in. We give a few of our top recommendations in…

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Easy Updates for Your Home

If you have been in the business for a while, you might be worrying your property is in need of a bit of TLC. This doesn't always have to mean…

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The Great Outdoors

With summer ebbing out, you don't need to retreat into your house and crank up the heating. A change in season is the perfect time to get outside and breath…

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

It is, now more than ever, very important to minimise the amount of waste we create. Plastic is damaging our environment and reusable options are becoming more easily accessible for…

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5 Reasons to Take a Short Break

A holiday doesn't always have to mean flying halfway around the world or taking 2 full weeks off work to chill out on a beach. It could just mean taking…

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Keeping Your Security Deposit 101

Staying in holiday/vacation rentals is a fantastic option for your next trip which can drastically reduce your accommodation costs. But don't they take ridiculous security deposits for these properties? The…

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Edinburgh Festival Tips

If you have never visited Scotland’s capital before, then what better time than during the Edinburgh Festival? With so much going on you will be spoilt for choice, but what…

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Meal Planning Tips for your Holiday

One of the main perks of using a holiday let for your trip (aside from getting a full property to yourself) is that fussy eaters need not be a huge…

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Tips for Travelling with Dogs

We all love our pets and don't want to enjoy a family holiday without them, as they are part of the family too! But if you have never travelled with…

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A Tale of Two Cities

Local or not, you will have a preference of which Scottish city you prefer the most but are the two major cities really in competition with each other, or are they…

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St. Andrew’s : More Than Golf

It is the birthplace of golf and the University of St. Andrews which is the oldest in Scotland. Not only did Prince William study there but he also met his…

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Fife’s Coastal Towns

If you're looking for a coastal break for the whole family, then you should look no further than Fife. The Kingdom of Fife has so many seaside towns to choose…

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Scottish Recipes to take Home

If you have ever been to Scotland you know that the food is way fantastic and regularly overlooked by visitors to the country. The Scots are very proud of their…

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Make your holiday dog-friendly

A dog is a man’s best friend and who doesn’t want to bring their best friend on holidays? We have picked some locations for you to ensure that you and…

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Hot Tub Health Benefits

Our holiday homes with hot tubs are always popular and often the first to get booked up!  The idea of getting together with a group of friends or family, or…

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Visiting Scotland: Top Tips

Travelling is an adventure, and for however long you’re in a different country, you begin to adapt to their mannerisms and different lifestyle. If you have never visited a particular…

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Where in the World is Scotland?

Scotland may be a small country but its influence can be found in all areas of the world. Those who direct descendants of Scots, or have relatives here, highly value…

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Tain: The True Highland Experience

Image Source The Scottish Highlands is a wonderful place with some of the most picturesque landscapes in the world. The undulating hills of patchwork green (or snow) and the drives…

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Perth is the Place

The city of Perth is a great place for all the family to come and visit, whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, golfer, nature lover, or just want a wee break,…

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Active Holidays for Everyone

Whilst many people go on holiday for rest and relaxation, there are a number of people who prefer a more adventurous holiday.   An active holiday can range from booking…

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The perfect holiday snap locations

‘Oh hey Scotland, fancy seeing you here?…’  It’s time to make your friends a little bit jealous and create some serious FOMO, if you’re coming to Scotland then you should…

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No Meat? No Problem!

With more and more of us trying new diets, there has been an increase in the number of restaurants/cafes catering to this. Many seem to be under the impression that…

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Harry Potter and the Hotspots of Edinburgh

‘The Wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ is truly something special, JK Rowling’s ability to create such a place is absolutely astounding. But what’s even more captivating is the following…

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Why are so many tourists coming to Scotland?

For the 6th year in a row Scotland has successfully outperformed the rest of UK in attracting in attracting visitors to its tourist attractions.   Edinburgh is the top UK…

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5 Simple things that make your holiday happier

We may be biased, but we think a holiday is the happiest time anyone can have. So what can you do to make sure your holiday meets these highs standards?…

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The Three E’s in Easdale

There are many hidden wonders throughout the Scottish Highlands and located on the West Coast is the small island that goes by the name of Easdale. Sixteen miles south of…

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Terrific Tartan

Tartan is a symbol of Scottish identity. To some it may appear as a dysfunctional style, however every tartan is embedded with intentional arrays of colours and patterns. Every tartan…

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Edinburgh is Exciting All Year Round

Why wait until the Fringe Festival to make a visit to Edinburgh? There’s exciting events all year round. The city is always bustling with both the old and new. No…

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Easter Activities in Scotland

 Spring, may I dare say is finally peeking through the clouds and making its way to us (hooray!). It will hopefully start to get warmer and the days longer, the…

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All Hail the Mighty Haggis

Haggis the national dish of Scotland and to an extent it’s almost got the ‘marmite effect’, you either love it or hate it, as some do fathom how is it…

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Why You Should Visit Scotland

In September 2017, the Rough Guide readers voted Scotland as the ‘Beautiful Country in the World’ and it is very easy to see why.  With its mighty mountains, glistening lochs,…

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Muchalls: A Small Wonder of the World

Just south of the city of Aberdeen lies the charming village of Muchalls. Once a thriving fishing village with cottages scattered across the cliff tops but nowadays it’s mainly commuters…

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What’s On in Scotland in February

What’s on in February 2018 in Scotland?   Well well, we’ve said to goodbye to January, I can imagine many of you and myself included are glad to see the…

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Holiday let mortgages: Everything YOU need to know

Holiday let mortgages are a breed of their own – and unfortunately, not every bank or building society offers them. With a limited pool of choices and a lot of…

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The Health Benefits of Staying at a Holiday Cottage With a Hot Tub

The Benefits of a Hot Tub on Your Health   Our holiday homes with hot tubs are always popular and often the first to get booked up!  The idea of…

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What to do when you visit Scotland

What to Do In Scotland  Here we've created a small list the things you what to do when you visit Scotland 1. Visit an iconic landscape With its mighty mountains,…

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Visit the Glorious City of Glasgow

If you are planning a trip to Scotland, a day spent in Glasgow is one that is full of a unique culture that you won't find anywhere else! Edinburgh might…

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Holiday Ideas UK – Ideas for the holiday of a LIFETIME

Thinking of taking a holiday to the UK? We've put together this huge list of holiday ideas in the UK that you're going to love. There’s much more to see…

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TS Property has now rebranded as…Click Book Stay!

Here at TS Property we’re always looking for ways to make our clients lives easier, whether it’s advising owners on how they can increase their bookings or helping guests find…

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How to get more reviews for your holiday let

Reviews are essential for any holiday let – they can often give people the extra confidence they need to make a booking at your property over someone else’s. So how…

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How to get more bookings for your holiday home

Getting more bookings for your holiday home can be stressful – but if you’re dedicated and put in the work, you’re more than likely to increase your bookings this year…

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How to work out what to charge for your holiday let

Working out what to charge for your holiday let can be an absolute nightmare – but it doesn’t have to be. Here we’ve broken down a number of different pricing…

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How to create an awesome welcome hamper for your guests

We all know that first impressions are vital to creating a great holiday experience. The amount of effort and care that you put into ensuring your guests have a warm…

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Social Media Hints and Tips for Holiday Home Owners

We’ve already written about how to use social media as a marketing tool for your holiday let in this post. However, as social media and digital marketing in general is an…

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Tips on Setting Rental Rates for Holiday Home Owners

The self-catered market is a competitive place, and price is one of the main factors that potential guests use to decide which property that they are going to book, and…

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Green Energy: Cost effective Energy for Holiday Lets

With domestic energy bills currently being a political hot potato, it seems like energy usage is a topic that has been on everyone’s lips at one point over the last…

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Our favourite 7 picnic spots in Scotland

We don’t know about you, but when we think of Spring and Summer in Scotland we think of glorious days spend out in the sun getting some fresh air into…

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Visiting Edinburgh Castle: a classic Edinburgh spot

Edinburgh Castle a classic and iconic structure that is arguably the beating heart of Edinburgh. Dominating Scotland’s capital city from its great rock, its story has helped shape the nation’s…

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Dundee: Scotland’s 4th biggest City

Nestled on the banks of the Tay, Dundee isn’t the most obvious place to drop in to visit on a holiday through Scotland. However, the regeneration program within Dundee city…

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New Edinburgh Hot Spots: Places to eat and drink in the Capital

Edinburgh: the place where you could go for a month and still never get around all of the hot places to eat, drink and generally have fun. Food and beverage…

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Distilleries to visit in Scotland

Whisky is one of Scotland’s most famous exports. Scotch whisky is beloved the around the world, by Scots and non-Scots alike. Our island is covered in fantastic distilleries producing quality…

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Art in Scotland

Scotland is justly proud of her artistic and cultural heritage and the country houses many wonderful collections of art from a variety of epochs. If you’re planning a visit then…

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Scottish Islands: Which one to visit?

Scotland has over 790 offshore islands; that’s a lot of islands! Inhabited or uninhabited, these islands are beautiful places to visit if you’re exploring Scotland. From whisky to meditation to…

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New Properties

Due to increased demand, we are currently looking to add properties to our website…. If you are the owner of a holiday rental property and are looking to extend your…

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Running a profitable holiday home

So, you have a holiday home now what? We, at Click Book Stay Cottages UK, would love to share our knowledge and experience and guide you through the process from…

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Why go self-catering and what to expect?

If you are looking for flexibility in your holiday routine, then going for a self-catering holiday is the ideal choice for you. Self-catering holidays allow you to decide when you…

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Why make your holiday let pet friendly?

By choosing to make your holiday home pet friendly, you open yourself up to a large market of holidaymakers: approximately 40% of travellers take their pets with them on their…

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How to encourage repeat bookings for your Holiday Home

Repeat bookings and the word of mouth marketing that tend to accompany them are invaluable components for running a successful holiday rental. Whilst there are a number of factors in…

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