- sea view for me
- near a sandy beach for me (me first, me first!)
- near a (good quality) golf course for him
- within reach of An'Teallach for him
- electricity, tv, running water, indoor plumbing - all included!
And... um... the dog is going into kennels for the week - double hip-hooray!!!!
I can't tell you how close I came to giving up. I actually found somewhere in the right area, which allowed dogs and was near golf... but was then told by FL that the golf course was "very poor", I nearly flipped! Um - you hit a ball with a stick over some grass into a hole - what is there not to like?! Luckily, another hour of Googling uncovered a little gem of a cottage. It means I can't go to the Hen Do, because the dates clash. But by this stage, my priority was definitely to book a break. And this time, there will be no last-minute cancellations. Even if I have to drive us there myself, and even if FL spends the week asleep.
And there is a - gasp - proper coffee shop in the nearest village!