Scotland is legendary for its rich history and its stunning wild countryside. If you’re considering a vacation to Scotland, why not immerse yourself in a local community, by renting your own cottage in the Scottish Highlands? There is a multitude of Scottish country cottages to consider. Here are a few of the best cottages on offer.
1. Jocky’s View – Northern Highlands
Jocky’s View may look like a traditional fisherman’s cottage from the outside, but its interior is spacious and modern. This is the perfect cottage for a couple or small family. Jocky’s View also lives up to its name and boasts panoramic views of popular Brora beach and the nearby Sutherland hills.
Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to the activities on offer. Jocky’s View is within walking distance of a well-maintained golf course and a picture perfect Scottish village. Those who enjoy long walks will also enjoy walking alongside the picturesque river Brora.
2. The Sheiling – Isle of Skye
If you seek to escape the hustle and bustle of city life then book a stay at The Sheiling, a pine-clad cottage for two which is nestled amongst seven acres of private land.
Guests who choose to stay at The Sheiling also have the unique privilege of being able to stroll across the cottage’s private beach. Needless to say, The Sheiling is extremely popular options for newlyweds looking to book a cottage for their honeymoon.
3. Strathlene Lodge – Moray
Strathlene Lodge is a warm and inviting detached cottage, which is suitable for up to four guests.
Strathlene Lodge is popular with tourists as it’s located right on the waterfront. The cottage itself boasts huge rear windows which give guests an impressive panoramic view of the ocean and the seals who are often caught swimming in the nearby bay.
4. Boxy’s Croft – Loch Ness
If you plan on searching for Nessie the legendary Loch Ness monster, then Boxy’s Croft would make the perfect base.
Boxy’s Croft is a charming two bedroom cottage which overlooks Loch Ness. The bathroom even boasts unobstructed views of the loch, so it’s possible to keep an eye out for Nessie even while you’re taking a shower.
5. The Old Smiddy – Inverness-shire
If you love character cottages you’ll fall in love with The Old Smiddy a detached stone cottage with a fascinating history. Over 250 years ago The Old Smiddy was home to the village’s local blacksmith, although it’s since been lovingly restored and decorated for the comfort of modern day guests.
The Old Smiddy is the perfect option for families or groups, as it can comfortably accommodate up to six people. The Old Smiddy also allows pets so if you live within driving distance of Inverness-shire you can take your beloved pet with you on holiday.