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Book your Christmas Holiday now, before it's too late!
Christmas is a fantastic and exciting time of year for a family to get together. As a traditional season of meeting up and getting festive in large groups, what better way to really push the boat out, than to rent a beautiful holiday house.
It is natural that large holiday homes present the perfect opportunity to experience a family festive celebration. A spacious period home, classic English Manor or Scottish castle is a picture postcard ideal for many holiday makers looking to get away for Christmas.
When should I book my Christmas Holiday?
Christmas and New Year are two of the most popular weeks in the calendar year for visitors wishing to book properties, particularly the self catered ones.
We experience first hand, the disappointment by clients when they leave it too late to book a property over the festive period. As demand often exceeds supply, we highly recommend you organise yourselves well in advance if you are considering going away for Christmas.
Will a Christmas tree be supplied?
Most properties supply a Christmas tree if requested inclusive of the rental price. Some may decorate them for you, others may prefer you to bring your own lights and decorations. It is best to check with the office staff if you have any particular requirements.
Can I set off Fireworks?
As many of our properties are surrounded by farmland, it is always a matter of courtesy to advise Scotts if you wish to let off fireworks during your stay. Some farmers may need to move stock if practical. A small number of properties will not allow fireworks displays on their grounds for insurance reasons. If in doubt, please check with the office.
DON'T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS
It is very easy to get carried away with the romanticism of Christmas, but it’s worth remembering that planning for a Christmas holiday away is always a busy and exciting time, and there are plenty of things to think about. In the bustle of trying to remember what to take with you, don’t forget about what you leave behind. Before embarking on your holiday away, there are a few things to remember to do to keep you and your home safe and sound.
Before you leave the house, make sure you have packed some ‘must have’ items that you may not want to be without! Take some medical provisions, because Christmas is a horrible time to be ill. Some cold and flu remedies, paracetomol, and a bottle of calpol for the kids is a must.
Don’t forget batteries and chargers. There are so many electronic devices around these days, don’t get caught short with a flat I-Pad battery, or a fancy new toy that can’t be used.
Do you need your phone book? Most people have all the contacts they need in their phones these days, but just have a think before you leave, is there any one you would want to call to wish a Merry Christmas? And do you have their number?!