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A little bit about us


We have been letting holiday cottages for over 40 years and become known for our hands on, personalised customer service when it comes to booking cottages for customers and managing properties for owners. Our hand picked cottages are chosen for their uniqueness, quality, location, views, and above all comfort, with that home from home feeling. Located throughout the picturesque Northumberland coast and in the grand Highlands of Fort Augustus, Scotland, you'll find choosing one only cottage a rather difficult task in hand. 


First time visitors are always surprised by the beauty but soon returning regularly to the hidden gem on the coast and in the valley of Loch Ness. Northumberland is awash with a wealth of beautiful scenery, rambling hills, long beaches and enchanting villages. It’s clear to see why it is a popular destination for those wanting to holiday in a wonderful setting. Yet our visitors to Fort Augustus have an equally exceptional time there admiring the views of Loch Ness, the stunning greenery and scenery. Some may even spot the infamous Nessie if they are lucky.



Why Grace Darling?


Our business has grown over the years and so has our list of cottages. With over 300 on our website, all handpicked and chosen specifically for our customers, our cottages are award-winning and each one has been personally inspected and approved. From castle views and log burning fires to amazing landscapes and locations that will live with you forever, we definitely have something for everyone.


We offer the finest selection of self-catering holiday cottages along the Northumberland coast and on the shores of Loch nNess at Fort Augustus in Scotland. Areas renowned for their outstanding natural beauty, as well as being steeped in history, our visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to stay. You'll find exclusive holiday cottages dotted along this magnificent Northumberland coast in traditional fishing villages like Beadnell and Seahouses. With the most famous of them all, Bamburgh and its 18th century stone cottages, medieval church and historical Bamburgh Castle. Or you can choose to stay in the converted Benedictine Monastery in the Scottish Highlands and escape from the world with some of the most amazing views and landscape on your doorstep.


All levels of accommodation are available and we know you’ll feel at home as soon as you arrive. From coastal cottages and small townhouses to a prestigious country manor in Bamburgh and a magnificent Loch Ness Abbey in Scotkland, there’s something for everyone. Accommodations are suitable for parties of two to twelve people and there are several cottages situated together, perfect for families and friends planning a trip.



Our four-legged friends


We love dogs and so do the owners of our cottages. This means you don’t have to leave your beloved pet behind. Our site allows you to search for cottages which are suitable for dogs. And ones that are Pet Free. That way anyone with allergies can sniff out those cottages and have a sneeze free break.



Moving with the times


There are many ways to book your cottage with us. You can do it on the website via your laptop, computer or phone but we have also designed an App if that's your thing too. And of course, there's the good old fashioned telephone if you would prefer to talk to us. We're always at the end of a phone, or email, if you are looking for a cottage recommendation, have a question about the rooms or even the hot tub. We want to make your booking and your stay as easy, relaxing and enjoyable as possible.



Local Office


Our offices are located in Seahouses where our local and very friendly staff are on hand to help you with any enquiry and can help you find the perfect cottage. Give us a ring on 01665 721332.


We look forward to hearing from you,

Grace Darling Holidays 


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