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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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                              Recent Reviews

                              Very comfortable little cottage

                              5 of 5
                              We were 6 people and each 2 had a separate room with a connecting bathroom. Kitchen is fully decorated and everything was really clean. The landlord was really nice and you could call him at any time. We arrived on Sunday and he did leave us a "Welcome Box" with some snacks, cereal, cheese and some toast. It was really nice and comfortable and we can only recommend it to everybody.
                              • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                              Our hearts are still there.

                              5 of 5
                              Having carefully read the reviews we hoped that Saraig would be the perfect destination for us to tie-the-knot and I'm thrilled to say it made all our dreams come true. Getting married lock side with the mountains and forest as our backdrop left nothing for us to do but get swept up in the romance of it all. We stayed for a week with our two witnesses, so there was ample space and big cosy big beds to choose from. The idea that we might catch a glimpse of pine martens was so exciting and when they emerged on day three and tucked into our peanut butter sandwiches it knocked our socks off. The otter put in a stella appearance on the final night and was bathed in golden light as the sun disappeared. Glenshiel and Glenelg are stunning. There's no need to go on long journeys to find beautiful locations because you're slap-bang in the middle of one. Coming back to the cottage to a lovely fire is bliss and watching the mountains opposite change colour with the ever changing weather is truly a sight that captivates; who needs tele? Both Paula and Saraig are wonderfully welcoming and we couldn't have asked for more. I just hope it all remains a secret so that we can book in again soon. P.S. Paula you're the best, thanks for being our honorary guest and taking such cracking photos! We owe you big time! xx
                              • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                              This house was without a doubt the nicest house we stayed in on a three-week journey to Europe and

                              5 of 5
                              McDonald's cottage was perfect for our family of four: two children and two adults. The children felt free to run around the yard and the beach and the village, and we all enjoyed the immaculately clean but friendly, cozy, and well-equipped house. The views were amazing, all the appliances worked, and the kitchen was everyone's favorite room. Finally, Collette was very sweet and extremely accessible whenever I had a question. We stayed almost a week and cooked a lot on the lovely Aga stove, but also enjoyed the restaurants in Lochcarron, the Kishorn Seafood bar, and the café Bealach nearby. All in all it was a fantastic trip and the core of it was this beautiful house.
                              • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016