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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Northern Scottish Highlands also enquired about apartments in Edinburgh, holiday homes in Aberfeldy, Loch Tay and Glen Lyon and apartments in St Andrews & North Fife

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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                                                                                              Cottage #415971
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Home from home!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Comfy house in a great location. What's not to like!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Just beautiful

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      When we arrived we were greeted by June and Bob who showed us into Burnside. One look and we were blown away, we never expected such a lovely place. The fire was burning brightly in the burner which, made the whole place warm and welcoming on a cold December night, especially after travelling for ten hours! There was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us, including wine which was an amazing touch and so unexpected. Bob and June were great, they invited us over to New Years day drinks and nibbles, they were so hospitable and friendly. Burnside was wonderful, everything and more we could have wished for. Roomy warm and fully equiped for a wonderful stay. The location was great as we loved walking and it was in easy reach for all the site seeing we wanted to do. If it was for sale we would buy it, it was that wonderful!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic Christmas

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We cannot put into words how fantastic this gem of a house is! We spent Christmas and new year here and what lovely time we had too! This cottage had literally everything you need for a comfortable stay, just like home from the moment we walked in. If you want peace and tranquility this is the place to come. Fantastic wildlife too, red deer,seals, mountain hares, golden eagles the list goes on, a photographers paradise. Collette couldn't have been any more helpful throughout. We would return here in a heartbeat so thanks again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016