The Best Wester Ross Holiday Cottages for your UK Short Break

When it comes to British minibreak destinations, Scotland’s rural Wester Ross region, located in the Northwest Highlands, sets the bar pretty high. With picture-perfect vistas, amazing wildlife, and so much to see and explore, you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere better to spend a couple of relaxing nights.

You can stay in traditional lodgings, on the shores of Scotland’s famous lochs, spending your days hiking, exploring or just chilling out, and your nights enjoying characterful bucolic pubs with new friends. Here’s some of the very best cottages for you to choose from, allowing you to create the perfect Scottish getaway.

An Cos, Shieldaig

An Cos

An Cos image © An Cos Shieldaig


This luxury highland holiday cottage sits on the shores of Loch Shieldaig, and is not only breathtakingly beautiful and secluded but is also relatively easy to get to. Featuring luxury self-catering facilities, as well as local award-winning restaurants, there’s plenty of options when it comes to food.

This traditionally styled, but modern built cottage is perfect for a family, or a group of up to 10 people. The local village, Shieldaig, offers lots of different activities and sports, not to mention a top-notch pub. It’s also utterly gorgeous, and a conservation village.




Cruinn Leum Round House, Toscaig

Cruinn Leum Round House

Cruinn Leum Round House image © Unique Cottages

When it comes to finding a really unique option for your highland getaway holiday cottage, look no further. The Cruinn Leum Round House in Toscaig offers luxury, environmentally friendly lodging, with an original twist. As the name suggests, it’s a quirky round house!

With its ancient looks, spectacular views and luxuriously designed interior, this cottage was originally built as an artist’s retreat but has since proved incredibly popular with a holidaymakers. This is perfect accommodation for a couple or small family. Continue reading

How to Plan a Wedding in Cyprus

For a lot of us, the absolute dream wedding is a Cyprus wedding. The gorgeous scenery, the reliable weather, the local customs and culture you can incorporate, it just makes for a smoother, happier, easier wedding, while helping create a truly magical experience.

That’s not to say it’s without its difficulties, however. Planning a wedding abroad can be pretty tricky, but with a little research, and our guide, you’ll find yourself putting together your dream wedding in no time at all.

Choose the Perfect Location

By that, I don’t mean just pointing at a whole country and saying ‘there!’. You need to be specific, and ideally, you should have already visited the location you want to have your wedding.

That means expeditionary holidays to check out different locations and see where would be absolutely perfect, unless you already know the country well.

When it comes to actually choosing the location, do your research, and make sure it’s somewhere you really love. What’s the point of travelling so far from home if you’re not going to be finicky about the location?

Hire a Great Wedding Planner

The whole point of having a wedding abroad is being relaxed! That’s why we all go on holiday, after all, to get away from all the stresses and tensions of everyday life. That’s exactly why you need a quality wedding planner. Finding the right local wedding planner can be its own hassle, however.

When it comes to finding the right wedding planner, you need to make sure you talk to a range of proven local options, getting quotes and having chats with everyone. Read plenty of online reviews, and make sure you know you can trust them completely.

Weddings are a special, powerful day in anyone’s life, so it can be very hard to let go of the reins and allow the planner to take over properly, even more so if you don’t trust them completely. That’s why you need to find someone absolutely perfect for your wedding.

Use the Internet Extensively

When it comes to wedding planning, the internet is easily the greatest tool in the world. It’s a directory of millions of businesses, ideas, images, tutorials and stories. In short, it’s everything you need when putting together a really special day.

It seems obvious to state it, but just make sure you’re making full use of the internet, from wedding planning forums, to YouTube tutorials and guides, to Pinterest idea boards, all the way over to wedding service companies, there’s absolutely everything you need online.

If you’re looking at planning a fabulous Cypriot dream wedding, give us a call at +357 23 744195, or drop us an email at, and at Aphrodite Wedding Services, we’ll help you craft an extraordinary wedding.