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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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                                                              great spacious property, ideal for up to 3 couples

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                                                              cool view on the bay and rather quiet as well even though it is right on the street, low traffic anyways out there. the house is in great shape, clean and well equipped with everything you need for self catering. we may come back if time permits :)
                                                              • Review Submitted: 20-May-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                              Stunning Location xx

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                                                              Just got back from an amazing week. The cottage was fantastic, exactly as described. Quaint, characterful, dressed in keeping with its age, and spotlessly clean. The beds were to die for at the end of a long day walking, so comfortable and relaxing, and the feather duvets. . . . . I need to know where they are from, amazing. You could not ask for a better location, the views are stunning, and changeable with the weather, so you feel you see something new every day. We would recommend the walk from Letterfern to Dun Totaig, the views of Eilean Donan castle are great, also the loch views. We also took a trip to Plockton, well worth it. Another must see was Glenelg, turquoise waters and sandy beaches make you think you're on a med holiday. If you're up for a challenge, a trip up the mount directly across from the cottage is well recommended. For the wildlife lovers, the pine marten visited everyday, I did spoil him/her a bit. We also had a badger visit on our first and last night too. The power of a peanut butter sandwich x Paula, thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your wonderful cottage and for making us feel welcome and completely at home xx
                                                              • Review Submitted: 18-May-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                              Must be one of the best holiday houses in Gairloch

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                                                              We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house. It's well laid out, with a stunning view from the very large door-windows in first floor living room. It was a pleasure to go upstairs every morning and see the view. The house is very well decorated and looked after, and also very well equipped. (You can tell that the owner cooks there - the kitchen has everything you need.) Lovely balcony on first floor too - we ate outside most nights. Very nice 'feel' to the house, and it's fresh too. Within walking distance to The Old Inn bar and restaurant. Easy access to Gairloch golf club. Lovely beaches. The weather was extremely (and uncharacteristically) kind to us - with 5 days of temperatures of 26 Centigrade - and we even managed to go into the sea, albeit briefly and with wetsuits as the water is very cold. Lots of good walks nearby. Also went to Poolewe for Inverewe Gardens, and the lovely Bridge Cottage Cafe. Excellent lunches at Badachro Inn, and also one at Aultbea Hotel. All in all had a great week in Gairloch, thanks to both the house and the weather. Would highly recommend the house to anyone.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 17-May-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: May 2016