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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).

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                                                                                                      All you could ask for in a cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed here in December 2017, nicely furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom cottage. Great base for touring either northern Scotland (Wick, John O'Groats etc) or south to Inverness and the coast along to Nairn and of course Culloden. As well as visiting family we revisited childhood memories (our father was born in Rafford and lived both on the Black Isle and Forres), which was great. There was a nice welcome basket left for us along with a cupboard full of "essentials" and although we did not need to contact Graham, the owner, he had sent me a nice e mail with contact numbers before we arrived. Although there was only 3 of us, it would be suitable for up to 6 adults. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Dec 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Country Cottage is a very well equipped cottage which is furnished to a high standard throughout. The cottage isn't the easiest place to find as we arrived in the dark and the country lanes are very dark and there are few sign posts, but it was well worth the search.Hazel was very efficient and friendly before and during our stay. We would definitely recommend this property and would love to stay there again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017