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Make a Holiday Rental Cottage in Moray, Scottish Highlands & Islands Your Home Away From Home

 

Nestled between the Scottish Highlands and the Grampian Highlands is the region of Moray. Incorporating the north-east coast of Scotland, a Moray holiday promises an adventure-filled time with plenty of outdoor pursuits and cultural activities to be experienced. A Moray holiday rental cottage is the perfect base from which to spend the day outdoors using up some adrenaline or learning more about the turbulent history of this small nation. Whatever you would like to do (or whether you would prefer just to stay in your accommodation and take in some spectacular views) a Moray holiday has it all.

Things to Do in Moray, Scottish Highlands & Islands

A Moray holiday is filled with plenty to see and do, particularly if you love being outdoors. The area has a variety of outdoor pursuits to indulge in such as rock climbing, quad biking, swimming, fishing, diving, sailing, tennis, golf, cycling, walking and horse riding. The coastal paths and trails are perfect for ramblers and mountain bikers, not to mention bird watchers. With so many beautiful places to be seen, artists and photographers will also love experiencing a Moray holiday. Indoor activities available include tennis, squash, bowling, badminton, swimming and dancing.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Moray, Scottish Highlands & Islands

If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Moray holiday rental cottage then it is worth exploring some of the small towns and villages dotted around the region. This includes the small coastal town of Burghead, which is surrounded by sea on three sides. Perhaps the main reason to visit the town is the underground chambered well which is very old and was discovered in the early 19th century. Steps have been taken to preserve the well and its exact purpose and origin is still in debate. The town also has remains of a Pictish Iron Age fort which was mostly destroyed when the town was rebuilt in the 18th and 19th century.

Weather in Moray, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Travellers on Moray holiday can expect to experience variable weather conditions. It is usually warm and dry in the summer; winters tend to be wet and very cold. The warmest months of the year to have a Moray holiday rental cottage are July and August when the maximum daytime temperature can reach as high as 18°C. The coldest months of the year tend to be January and February, when the temperature can drop right down to -2°C. The area is known to be one of the driest in Northern Scotland with an annual rainfall amount of 23 inches.

Travel to Moray, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Travellers embarking on a Moray holiday will most likely arrive at Inverness Airport (INV). Air operators offering regular, affordable flights to the area include easyJet and Flybe. Travellers can depart from several other UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Southampton(SOU), Bristol (BRS), London Gatwick (LGW) and Luton (LTN).

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                                                                                                      Lovely cottage in perfect location

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                                                                                                      We arrived half an hour late on a blustery day, and so were very glad still to find a warm welcome from Rob and Selma - literally warm, the house was like toast - and a lovely, thoughtful basket of traditional goodies encompassing everything from Glenfiddich to 'tablet'. (For the sake of your waistline, if you don't know what tablet is, don't ask). The gift of six eggs from their own chickens and a bottle of milk in the fridge was also very welcome! A brief tour/intro, an assurance they would be on hand if needed, and we were left to enjoy ourselves in what is, even on a mad March day, a superbly cosy retreat with lovely views from windows overlooking the bay. We had great luck with the weather that week, but I think even if it had been bad we would have relished all the comfort Hillcrest has to offer. As it was, the location was perfect for us - equally easy to stroll down to the harbour and onto the beach, or up into town for a mooch around the antiques shops. Okay...slightly harder to go up into town because Cullen is hilly! but nothing that would challenge anyone. We had a great and relaxing time. We're not really "walkers" in the proper sense but it's impossible not to do a teeny bit of coastal trail when it's literally on your doorstep. Magnificent birdlife, and we believe we saw a seal one day. We enjoyed the well-appointed kitchen, but if you want a fish-and-chip supper (we did), or even a Chinese or Indian takeaway, Cullen can offer the lot within fairly compact radius. We had a perfect holiday. I would recommend this cottage unreservedly.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful

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                                                                                                      Amazing home from home. Caravan is set up for everything you need and is so beautifully decorated in a lovely wee caravan park. Lovely setting with lots to do nearby. Ron and Helen are so welcoming and so many lovely touches Will definitely be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic...absolutely loved it

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                                                                                                      Great location if u want to explore Cairngorm mountains, cottage itself is very nice, beautiful views, four big rooms, 2 bathrooms which helps a lot if its a big family, showers were very powerful, kitchen was very well equipped, kids really njoyed playing in the garden outside, Chris was very helpful, didnt put any pressure to check out on time (as the cleaning was scheduled for next day) which was very helpful..nothing less than 5 stars really, everything was perfect
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017