Country cottages in Scotland - for interesting self-catering holidays
Scotland is home to incredible scenery where you might not see another soul for miles, historical cities and towns, crumbling castles perched on cliff edges and sweeping lochs holding dark, mysterious secrets. If you and your family would love to explore what this fascinating part of the UK has to offer, the you might consider renting a holiday home here. There are countless beautiful self-catering properties scattered all over Scotland, from the Highlands in places such as the Isle of Skye and Moray, to cities and towns like Aberdeen, Glasgow and Perth. Wherever your family decides to be based on your break to Scotland, choosing the best accommodation for you will make your stay extra special.
Family holiday homes to rent in Scotland
Your family holiday home will come equipped with all the amenities you need to have a restful and stress-free stay, such as a fully-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your favourite homecooked meals, to a comfortable bedroom, perhaps with a king-sized bed. You might also want to go for some added extras, such as renting a property with its own garden featuring a private outdoor hot tub, barbecue and outdoor furniture. You might be travelling with young children and babies, in which case renting somewhere with a cot and high chair would be ideal for you, or your family might include your furry friend, and there are plenty of dog-friendly holiday homes that will be only too happy to welcome your pet pooch along too!
Scotland offers a good holiday experience for all ages
Scotland is vastand sparsely populated which makes it such a relaxing place to visit. Stay somewhere with stunning scenery in in Scotland and feed your soul on beauty. Book a holiday cottage that has good views overlooking a loch or river. The country is full of wonderful things to see and do. If you like arts, culture and comedy then a trip to Edinburgh is a must, and if you want to get away from it all and go on long walks along the shoreline and mountains, you can do so here too in places like the Cairngorms or Big Sands Beach. If you’ve visited Scotland before you’ll know just how special it is, and you’ll never be short of places to see on a break here. If you’d love to take your family on a self-catering holiday to see some of the most picturesque scenery in the UK, then Scotland is the perfect choice.
Book a fishing holiday in Scotland
Scotland has always had an excellent reputation for fishing holidays. Its rivers are crystal clear and lochs serene. It is easy to imagine yourself chilling in a rowing boat on one of Scotland’s beautiful lochs, followed by a dram or two at a local hostelry in the evening. Find a comfortable holiday accommodation to rent where you can find good fishing opportunities and book a self-catered break with pals or your partner.
Sea fishing can also be arranged. Book a coastal cottage in Scotland and you should be able to find someone with a boat at the local harbour to take you out to sea. There are various organised sea fishing expeditions. The owners of coastal holiday homes will be able to advise of sea angling opportunities in their part of Scotland.
Perhaps consider a fishing, golfing and walking holiday in Banffshire, northeast Scotland?
Scottish wildlife breaks
Anyone who loves wildlife would be enthralled by a cottage break in a rural part of Scotland. We are all familiar with the fact that there are plenty of deer, grouse and other game birds to spot in Scotland but have you actually been there and done that?
Some of the best places to spot wildlife are the Highlands, the Scottish islands and anywhere north of Glasgow.
Stay near the coast if you would like to see seals on beaches. There are over one thousand that live on Forvie Sands near Newburgh in Aberdeenshire although you will also find them on all of the Scottish islands and isolated coasts. The Ythan Estuary is a fabulous place for breeding birds, a spring holiday is a must.
Puffins amuse us with their colourful beaks and comical stance. Spot these along the Scottish coasts in May. In fact, May is arguably the best month for a holiday in Scotland, there will be golden yellow primroses growing on sunny banks and trees in new leaf. The weather, especially in late May, can be surprisingly good.
Think about where you would like to visit for a cottage break in Scotland
The south of Scotland, south of Edinburgh and Glasgow includes fabulous countryside, the Galloway Forest Park and curious villages such as Gretna Green on the border, Biggar, Moffat, the towns of Jedburgh and Coldstream that may just trigger distant memories from history lessons. The coasts on both east and west sides offer unspoilt beaches and small fishing villages with tons of character. Find a comfortable holiday home in the south of Scotland and have a wonderful time finding out more about the area and taking in the sights. The countryside is pleasing and it would be a super place to visit for anyone interested in a hiking, cycling, fishing type of outdoor holiday with a little golf thrown in for good measure.
Find peace with a cottage break on a remote Scottish island
Ther are numerous islands off the Scottish coast. Some of the best known ones are the Isles of Skye, Mull, North and South Uist and Benbecula. These offer an encounter with nature and excellent single malts. Find a holiday home to rent on a Scottish island.