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Self-Catering Holiday Rentals in Scotland Scottish Highlands for Your Home Stay

The beautiful Scottish Highlands is surely one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Just perfect for couples, a self-catering holiday rental in the Highlands is ideal for seeing some of the most iconic sights such as Eilean Donan Castle which is possibly the most easily recognisable of all the Scottish castles. Dating from the 13th century, Eilean Donan is on a small island on Loch Duich, part of the Kintail scenic route, and easy to reach from a holiday home in nearby Dornie. Family holidays to the Scottish Highlands are great at any time of year. During the summer there are lots of events and festivals such as the Rockness Festival at famous Loch Ness where groups of friends can listen to top bands in between trying to spot Nessie, the loch's most famous inhabitant. Dad will love all the golf courses in the area, Scotland is after all the home of golf, and the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival which takes place each May is sure to be of interest to many visitors to the region. Kids will love following in the footsteps of Merida, heroine of the Disney-Pixar animated film, Brave which was inspired by the Scottish Highlands. Take a trip to Dunvegan Castle where the mythical Fairy Flag is said to be passed on to each generation of the MacLeod family, or enjoy day trips to Glen Coe, where if you're fortunate you might see majestic golden eagle soaring high above the looming mountains. Cairngorm National Park is a fantastic area to visit on family holidays and groups of friends, couples and singles will all love the skiing and snowboarding available during the winter months at the Cairngorm ski region near Aviemore. Take the chairlift up to the Ptarmigan restaurant at the top for spectacular views all year round. Aviemore has lots of great bars and restaurants and is a good location for a vacation home. Fort William is another town which is popular with holidaymakers, and the West Highland Museum is a great place to learn all about the 17th century Jacobite uprisings. Visit Caithness to shop for tartan, whisky and shortbread and see the beautiful Castle of Mey where the late Queen Mother used to spend her holidays. Spot Highland cattle or visit a distillery to sample the many local whiskies. Speyside is whisky country and many distilleries offer guided tours for visitors. The Dalwhinnie Distilliery is a great place for visitors to see how this famous single malt is produced, or visit the Oban Distillery in the West highlands for a look at how this connoisseur malt is made. With lots of interesting towns such as the pretty seaside town of Oban, or the beautiful northern town of Fort William, or Inverness close to the Cairngorm ski area, you'll never be short of somewhere great to spend the day. Choosing a self-catering holiday home in the Highlands is also the ideal base for a skiing, walking, riding, fishing, golf, climbing or cycling holiday.

Holiday Letting in for your short break

Where you'll find some of the most diverse and beautiful natural environments in Scotland, holiday home rentals in the Scottish Highlands make the ideal base from where anyone with a love of the great outdoors will be spoilt for choice, with such an incredible number of lochs, mountains, rivers and coasts providing opportunities for sport, recreation, leisure and relaxation to people of all ages and interests. Holiday crofts and cottages in the Scottish Highlands are popular with those looking for a truly authentic experience of life in locations that range from a convenient apartment in Inverness city to a remotely situated traditional Scottish Highland croft or cottage rental in Loch Ness, although travelling further north will provide even more options in such a variety of different locations that you'll be surprised at how difficult it will be deciding whether to choose a holiday apartment or cottage in the Highlands of Scotland and in what destination to rent it! Your particular vacation requirements might help make your mind up for you, as a passion for outdoor pursuits like skiing or fishing mean a cottage rental in the Scottish Highlands would be more appropriate and better situated for access to the mountains, rivers and countryside than a city centre apartment. In the Highlands of Scotland, golfing holiday accommodation, however, can be found just about anywhere as you'll never be far from a world-class golf course wherever you book a vacation rental in Scotland!

Best Time to Enjoy Scotland Scottish Highlands

Choose a holiday cottage near Aviemore during the winter holidays to make the most of Scotland's biggest ski area. Christmas and New Year are the perfect time to enjoy the Scottish Highlands and a holiday house in Dornie is ideal for enjoying romantic Eilean Donan in the magical winter light. Rent a luxury home in the Scottish Highlands for a truly exceptional festive season where you can enjoy all the best of the local fare such as salmon, venison, beef and of course whisky. Easter is a great time to enjoy a golfing holiday with friends from your vacation home in Fort William. There are many excellent holiday properties to choose from, but summer holidays can be a busy time so if you want to catch the Rockness Festival, or if you want to spend a long summer holiday just relaxing with the family, it's always good to book early to get that luxury holiday house you had your eye on. Make Valentine's Day extra special by booking a beautiful holiday cottage or apartment for romantic walks in a beautiful setting. Bank holidays are the perfect excuse to take in.

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