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Make a Holiday Rental Cottage in the Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland Your Home Away from Home

The Scottish Highlands covers a vast proportion of the beautiful country of Scotland. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday will offer the opportunity to indulge in a wide range of exciting outdoor activities as well as allowing you to visit some historically important towns and villages. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage is guaranteed to delight with breathtaking views of the roaming countryside and rugged mountain ranges. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday will leave you with some lasting memories and feeling exhausted but happy!

Things to Do on Holiday in Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

A Northern Scottish Highlands offers a vast range of activities for visitors to enjoy, particularly outdoor and winter activities. Available in the region are pursuits such as cycling, walking, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, golf, tennis, skiing, snowboarding and falconry. Keen photographers, artists and ornithologists will also appreciate a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday as there is an abundance of wildlife and nature to see, paint and photograph.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

If you have not exhausted yourself and can tear yourself away from the comforts of your Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage, then there are a number of great places to visit in the region. A must visit is the village of John O' Groats, the northernmost village on the British mainland. The village is quite small bit offers panoramic views of the Pentland Firth and you can sometimes see Orkney on a good day. Many people love to have themselves pictured with the "Journey's End" signpost and there is a small museum to explore.

Weather in Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

If you are planning a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday you can expect some varied weather throughout the year. The warmer months to have a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage tend to be July and August, when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 20°C but usually hovers around 15°C. The winter months of December and January tend to be the coldest with daytime temperatures averaging at about 5°C. There are high chances of snow on the higher ground when the temperature drops below 4°C which is perfect for a variety of outdoor winter activities. The Northern Scottish Highlands can be particularly wet in the autumn and winter months with up to 30 inches of rainfall throughout the year.

Travel to Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Travellers on a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday can choose to arrive at either Wick Airport (WIC) or Inverness Airport (INV). Airlines offering regular, cheap travel to the area include Eastern Airways, Loganair and easyJet. Passengers can depart from various airports around the UK such as Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL), Edinburgh (EDI), Bristol (BRS), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).

Exceptional! 5/5
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Cottage #412184
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 8 BR
  • 7 BA
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Villa #8134296
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 3 BR
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Cottage #1405462
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  • 2 BR
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Cottage #6479577
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 4 BR
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #462878
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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  • 2 BR
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Bungalow #6720672
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 2 BR
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Cottage #734469
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 2 BR
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Excellent! 4.4/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 3 BR
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Chalet #6727985
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Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
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  • Studio
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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  • 4 BR
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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  • 3 BR
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  • 3 BR
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House #6967961
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Excellent! 4.4/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
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Recent Reviews

Beautiful location, wildlife all around

5 of 5
Imagine sitting eating your breakfast at the table looking out to seals in the sea, hearing the 'chink' as a golfer tees off. Chuckling at cows & sheep happily sharing the same golf course with the golfers..then if you're lucky, seeing a pod of dolphins...all whilst sat at the table.. well, that was us...in this apartment on Monday 19th June.. Stunning views. Great location. Surrounded by nature and wildlife.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Best of our trip!

5 of 5
We stayed in Invergordon right in the middle of our trip. We had had a very bad experience with one of our accommodations and had to leave. The second accomodation was lovely, but Noreen's cottage in Saltburn was the niceset of all the places we stayed on our trip. Right across from the water, I felt comfortable allowing my 13-year old grandson to go walk along the water by himself. My son and his girlfriend enjoyed walking along the beach and the nature walk. Even though the road was just outside, it was nice and quiet inside. It was a great location for all the exploring we wanted to do. Thank you Noreen, for a wonderful stay.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017